FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
It is hard to believe how quickly the school year has passed and come to an end. I would like to thank you for your faith, trust, and commitment to the mission of St. Amelia School. It is your belief in the Catholic education values that helps us to sustain our school. We respect the sacrifices each family makes to send their child to St. Amelia School, and we will continue to put your child first in everything we do! This was a very busy year and you, as partners in education, played a great role in making it a success!
Although it is a hectic time of year, it is the time when I most realize how blessed we all are to be part of the ministry of St. Amelia School. Parents and teachers commit their time and energy every day toward creating a nurturing environment in which children can thrive! We wish our eighth grade students all the best as they journey on to new places.
Eighth grade graduation is a time for celebration and reflection on the impact faith-based education has made on each student, and parents proudly see their child as the St. Amelia Graduate:
- A believer formed in the Catholic Faith community
- An effective communicator
- A reflective and creative thinker
- A self- directed, responsible, life-long learner
- A collaborative contributor to society who finds meaning, dignity and vocation in work
- A caring family member
- A responsible citizen
On behalf of the students, families, faculty and staff, we want to thank Father Sibby for his support and partnership with St. Amelia School. He strengthened our Catholic identity by celebrating Mass with us, washing the feet of 12 students during our Holy Week prayer service, participating in our fundraising, attending our plays, leading our May Crowning, speaking at our 8th grade Class day … the list goes on and on. His witness in our partnership in Catholic education and spiritual guidance is to be commended. Thank you, Fr. Sibby, for sharing your gifts with us. Looking forward to your 2nd year!
In closing, I take this opportunity to congratulate all students of St. Amelia School! I wish you all a very happy, safe and enjoyable summer. Please be sure to take time as a family to talk, play, and pray together. I look forward to seeing you all in September. Those families who are not returning to our school will continue to be in our prayers as you make your journey on to new places.
Sincerely yours in Christ,