Notes from the Principal's Desk: KNO, Mixer, Ball, casseroles, and more

We are happy to share that The School of the Cathedral was one of 12 finalists for Today’s Catholic Teacher Magazines 2019 Innovations in Catholic Education! A search for the schools with the best innovations in Catholic education was conducted by themagazine, and more than 100 schools were evaluated in areas of innovation.  Although not the winner, Cathedral was one of three finalists recognized for our innovation promoting Catholic Identity. Specifically, our Middle School social justice program, Faith in Focus Leadership conference, and prayer buddy program were noted for innovative practices.

A reminder that there is no school tomorrow as we participate in the Archdiocese’s professional development day. Teachers will be examining the latest Iowa testing data, working with the English Language Arts curriculum, and preparing curriculum for next school year. Also, tomorrow night is the K-5 Kids Night Out and the Middle School Mixer! I hope everyone has a fun evening.

Saturday, I invite everyone to the Cathedral Ball at L’Hirondelle from 6pm to 11pm. TheCathedral Ball is the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year, organized by CASPA. This year the theme is “The Island Ball,” and funds raised will go towards completing therenovations in the cafeteria kitchen, replacing iPads in the Lower School, and providing equipment for our makerspace. If you haven’t had a chance, you can purchase your tickets here.

Tuesday is a casserole drop-off day for Our Daily Bread. We encourage all thefamilies to make a casserole, freeze it and drop it off Tuesday morning at arrival. It is also a great opportunity for our middle school students to earn stars and stripes points!

On Friday, May 10th, we welcome our Grandparents and Special Friends! It is a half day with dismissal at 11:45am. The morning is filled with classroom visits, viewing student artwork and writing throughout the building, and musical performances by the students. RSVP here by tomorrow - and don't forget to donate a book for your student!

Finally, I ask that you keep Monsignor Woy in your prayers Msgr. Woy, who departed yesterday for Lourdes with the Order of Malta. Lourdes is where Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. The Order takes sick people from around the world to bathe in the spring waters that are reputed for miraculous healings. Please keep Monsignor and the Order of Malta group in your prayers.

I hope everyone has a great week and I will see you at the Ball!

God Bless,
Michael Wright