"A special Fourth of July with Our Lady"
We had the most beautiful experience as we welcomed the pilgrim statue of our Lady of Fatima! The girls at camp where prepared to welcome Our Lady of Fatima by learning about the apparition to three peasant children in the spring of 1916 to nine-year-old Lucia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto. They were herding sheep near their home village in the parish of Fátima, Portugal. We began our morning with the celebration of the Mass thanks to Fr. Luis Oyarzo, SDB. Fr. Luis reminded us of the blessings we have in our country and that we must not forget our heritage and our roots. We have been blessed with so much and so we should not take our freedoms for granted. He challenged all of us to be good citizens and commit ourselves to be of service in our society. If we each do our part we contribute to the well-being of our country. We should be proud to live in the USA! The Mass was followed by the veneration of the image of the “Immaculate Heart of Mary”. All were welcomed to approach the statue that had been blessed by Pope Francis. Each person was invited to bring a personal item such as a rosary and place it on the mantle of Mary and then each person was invited if they wished to be “covered” by the mantle of Mary and pray in silence. It was such a beautiful experience and we really felt the tangible presence of our Lady among us. The custodians of the statue, Amy and Ying Palmos, shared that they normally do not bring the statue to “schools” and prefer parishes because there is more opportunity for the faithful to come. He said he was so impressed to see so many young girls express their love for Mary in such a simple but powerful way! We had the opportunity to pray the rosary and it was wonderful to see school parents, ADMA representatives, and members of the Rosary Group join us! Thank you, Mary, for coming to visit and blessing us with your presence
CHANGES/REMINDERS for 2017-2018:
Uniform shoes for 1st -8th-all black
Uniform shoes for TK-K all black with Velcro
PE Shoes-only black and white athletic tennis shoes
· Fridays will now be 3pm dismissal
· Most School Liturgy times changed to 11:30AM
· BRING SCHOOL SUPPLIES on first day of school
· SUMMER PACKETS ARE DUE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
· Only Monday, August 14, the first day of school is an OPEN CARPOOL DAY and it is a FULL DAY of school
· Monday thru Thursday of first week are FULL DAYS; Friday is NOON DISMISSAL
· Salesian Family Luau, Friday August 18, 2017 from 6-8pm on school grounds!
· Extended Care will be available starting the first week of school. Available Monday-Friday; 3:30-5pm except for Noon Dismissal days and holidays.
· September 8, 2017 Come celebrate Grandparent’s Day with Bishop Richard Garcia!
We thank two new school parent volunteers for coordinating our uniform exchange program for 2017-2018!
Thank you Kristina Maria Jaras and her sister, Alexis Monica Jaras. They both have children in our TK-K program. We ask that all uniforms that are donated for our uniform exchange MUST be brought to school the week BEFORE school begins. All items must be prewashed and inspected and be in GOOD condition for purchase at a discounted price of $5 or exchanged for another article of similar quality. NO ITEMS that are torn, bleached, or extremely worn out will be accepted for the uniform exchange. In addition, NO non-uniform articles will be accepted. We thank you for your help in “prescreening” all donated uniform articles to ensure quality.
United in prayer and gratitude,
Sr. Ignacia Carrillo, FMA