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2009 BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE

Archives for February 2013

The Sentinel ~ February 27, 2013

Principal’s Message Congratulations to the students in our second grade program who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Saturday morning.  Following a beautiful prayer service led by Fr. Bob, each of the children encountered Christ in this special Sacrament of healing and grace.  Congratulations to all of the children and thank you Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Gurley for preparing them so well. Professional Development Day ~ No School on Friday, March 8th Next Friday our teachers will participate in a diocesan-wide day of professional development.  For this reason, there will be no classes or Extended Day Program on Friday, March 8th.    IMPORTANT REMINDERS Schedule of Lenten Confessions Monday, March 11th                … [Read more...]

The Sentinel ~ February 20, 2013

Principal’s Message As many of you are aware, Mrs. Cindy DiRenzo (kindergarten classroom assistant), has been absent from school recently due to illness.  Originally hospitalized two weeks ago, she has since been moved to a rehabilitation center in Fairfax.  The tremendous pain which she previously experienced due to internal arterial bleeding has greatly diminished.  However, she continues to exhibit other symptoms which are being closely monitored by her doctors.  It is important that I emphasize that, while her situation is serious and does require an extended period of care and recovery, her present condition is not life-threatening in nature.  Nonetheless, your prayers for her swift and full recovery are greatly appreciated. As Mrs. DiRenzo will be absent for approximately 4-6 … [Read more...]

The Sentinel ~ February 13, 2013

Principal’s Message As a community of faith, today we begin our journey through the season of Lent.  This morning our students gathered in the gymnasium for our annual “Farewell to the Alleluia Banner” prayer service, a tradition by which we remind the children that we will refrain from saying the word “Alleluia” until we celebrate the great joy of Easter.  To symbolize this, students from our 8th grade rolled the Alleluia Banner into a scroll and placed it in a special box where it will remain through the season of Lent.  Upon our return to school following the Easter holiday, the students will gather once again in the gym at which time the reverse will take place: the students will lift the cover of the box, unroll the banner, and lift it high as the children sing the “Easter Alleluia” … [Read more...]

Seniors Luncheon

Sixth grade students help serve lunch at the monthly Seniors Luncheon sponsored by All Saints Parish at the Knights of Columbus. … [Read more...]

The Sentinel ~ February 6, 2013

Principal’s Message Despite the light snow, more than two hundred parents and community members joined us on Saturday evening for the annual Casino Night & Auction.  As always, it was wonderful to see so many gathered together and enjoying one another’s company, all in support of our school.  From start to finish, the evening was a time of warm fellowship, good food, and lots of laughter.  This year I was delighted that prior members of our PTO leadership, even as far back as the 1990’s, joined us for the celebration.  It would seem that the bonds that link our community are timeless, rooted in a shared faith and treasured memories. On behalf of the faculty, staff and students, I wish to thank the PTO and the Auction Committee for all of their efforts in support of the event.  I … [Read more...]