May 1, 2013
Dear Moms and Dads,
flowers gracing us each day,
Mary, the Mother of Jesus celebrated this month.
Welcome to the month of May. While to your students, this month indicates that their summer vacation is fast approaching, the welcoming of this month of May, to faculty and staff (and perhaps to each of you), shares a time of reflection as to how quickly this year is passing.
There are SO many events that will fill this month of May for us. The actors and actresses from sixth, seventh, and eighth grades will be entertaining us in their sharing of the production, “ How to Eat Like a Child”. These young people have put in a multitude of hours in preparing for this weekend. I am grateful to Mrs. Stephanie Valickis for her commitment in producing this play and to Ms. Josie Valickis and Ms. Izzie Panagakos as they shared their skills in directing the play. Drama, as well as sporting events at SAS, provide our young people an opportunity to share their “hidden” gifts and give them an event to shine!! I look forward to sharing the goodness of these students with you.
Our students in second grade will be celebrating their First Communion this Sunday, May 5. Please continue to keep these young students in your prayers.
One of my favorite days, the Crowning of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, followed by our Grandparents’ Tea will be held on Friday, the 10th of May. This is always a wonderful day for our students, our staff, for grandparents, and for each of you. I look forward to visiting with many of you on that day.
Winsted’s Annual Pet Parade is being held on Saturday, May 18. Many parents and students will be gathering after school on many days prior to the 18th to work on the completion of an SAS float for this parade. This is a huge venture, and all are welcome to help out. Watch future eblasts for times, dates, and information about having your student walk along side our St. Anthony School float. This is wonderful PR for our school…a wonderful way for our students (and for each of you) to be true ambassadors for SAS!!!
The same evening, May 18, our Advancement team will be offering adults a relaxing evening that promises to be filled with laughter and good food. “The Wedding Party Caper” will be held at the Knights of Columbus at 6:00. Save that night for time FOR YOU to visit with friends and acquaintances. Tickets are available in the Advancement office.
Our Spring concert will be held on Thursday, May 23. Be certain to see times on the attached calendar. Mrs. Cerruto and Mr. Cuccio, our Band Director, look forward to sharing the musical gifts of our students.
May is a wonderfully beautiful month; May is also an “action-packed” month. In the midst of all of these activities, PLEASE take an evening to pause and reflect on your family; go for a walk with your child(ren), work in your garden with them, take those bikes and head to the bike path for a family ride. Please, remember to pray to our Blessed Virgin Mary this month. Like each of you, she also was a parent; like you, she knows of the trials and anxieties of being a parent. Like you, she loved a child tremendously. Bring her into your life and prayer.
Peace and Goodness to each of you,
Mrs. Pat Devanney