May 31, 2017

2009 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Archives for May 2011

The Sentinel – Volume 11, Issue 37

Living Stones on the Pathway to Heaven… Message from the Principal This week I would like to congratulate those second graders who received Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time last Saturday as well as those who will be receiving their First Communion in the weeks ahead. I am very proud of each of them and consider it a privilege to have witnessed this special grace-filled moment.  Congratulations to all of their parents, who as the primary educators, led their children to the table of the Lord.  Thank you, Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Gurley, for providing the instruction and guidance which helped prepare the children so beautifully for this encounter with Christ. Summer Learning Program 2011 During the last few weeks the faculty has discussed the merits of a summer learning … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – Volume 11, Issue 36

Message from the Principal Despite a forecast of inclement weather on Monday, the 11th Annual Golf Tournament was blessed with abundant sunshine and fair weather skies.  Once again the tournament was held at Evergreen Country Club, a beautiful setting located at the foot of Bull Run Mountain.  It was great to see so many parishioners and community members returning for yet another day of fellowship and fundraising in support of our school.  I want to thank our title sponsors, the George Brent Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Anderson Construction Company, for their continued support and generosity.  I am also grateful to Mr. Jim Switzer, tournament chairperson, and the dedicated group of volunteers who worked behind the scenes to coordinate the marketing efforts, corporate … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – Volume 11, Issue 35

Message from the Principal Congratulations to the members of our 8th grade class who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday.  I am so proud of each of them for the individual commitment they have made to their Catholic faith and pray that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that they experienced during the liturgy will guide them through their future years.  As a community, we were honored that Bishop Loverde was able to be present and served as our celebrant.  As in the past, he spoke powerfully and specifically about the ways that our young people will be empowered by the Holy Spirit to make choices aligned with the Gospel message and in support of life, ultimately allowing them to live in good health, happiness and freedom.  It was, indeed, a beautiful day for our parish … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – Volume 11, Issue 34

Message from the Principal This week I wish to share with you an important update regarding our field trip policy for the remainder of the school year.  In consideration of the current world situation, our superintendent, Sr. Bernadette McManigal, has advised that schools refrain from any field trips to Washington, D.C. or any other locations that may be the site of demonstrations or protests. As such, it will be necessary for us to rearrange or cancel several trips previously planned for the closing weeks of school.  The following grade levels will be affected by this change: 1st Grade (National Zoo) 2nd Grade (National Basilica) 7th & 8th Grades (Smithsonian) Please note:  Both the 5th grade trip to Baltimore and the 4th grade trip to Mount Vernon will continue as … [Read more...]