Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!    
from Psalm 137                                  
March Saints:  PK-Gr. 2, St. John Vianney; Grs. 3-5, St. Faustina;  
Grs. 6-8, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta   
March Virtue:  Mercy - Caring for those who suffer    
Principal's Letter

PM Preschool Auction Art Project, on display at Greenwood Library.  See other projects on display here.  


Dear Families, 


At Mass yesterday, Mrs. Ocampo gave a reflection. She called us to action, to live out the Corporal Works of Mercy, to stand up for justice. She told us the story of her grandfather and how he touched so many lives as he walked in God's footsteps. She told us how students who were in trouble were sent to him, not the principal or the vice-principal. Although he worked as a janitor, he counseled them and listened to their troubles as they served out their detentions with him. Later he became an activist for students and proponent for education for all as the district tried to make cuts in the textbook and programming budget. He was called to action because he cared so much about the children and the education they deserved.  This Lent, may we all respond to God's call - to act with justice, to love tenderly and to serve one another.


Trimester two ends tomorrow. You will receive report cards next Thursday. Review them with your children and celebrate their successes and achievements. Look also at areas for improvement and discuss with the children how to make goals for improvement during the last trimester. Make sure those goals are SMART - specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely! Children enjoy a challenge, but they need to be able to see the finish line and how long it will take to get there.


Speaking of measurable and attainable goals, we need close to 300 folks to fill Fremont Studios for the auction! Do you have your tickets? If not, take a moment, go to the link and purchase them. Not only will you enjoy a fabulous night out, but you will also be giving to St. John to support the excellent Catholic educational program and the Egan Hall makeover!


I am looking forward to seeing so many of you there! I have already been perusing the items online and I can't wait to start bidding!


Please continue to pray for Fr. Crispin and his nieces.


Remember, wear green for St. Patrick's Day and come listen to the pipe playing at drop-off time.


Slán agus beannacht, 


Bernadette O'Leary


Dates To Note/Action Items
Chess ClubBe sure to see next week's NewsViews for
Summer ROBOTICS CLUB registration information!
Registrations will open 3/19!

Pizza for Peru, Wednesday, March 25 - Order Form
  • Friday, March 13
    • Stations of the Cross, 2:30pm, Church
    • Grades 3 & 5 hosted Soup Supper, 6pm, Egan Hall, followed by Stations of the Cross in the Church
  • Monday, March 16 - Third Trimester begins
  • Wednesday, March 18
    • No hot lunch service - Sack lunch option only available from NoJunk - lunch in classrooms
    • Middle School Science Fair, 7pm, Egan Hall
  • Thursday, March 19 - Report Cards home with students
  • Friday, March 20
    • Archdiocesan Inservice Day - school not in session
    • Grade 4 hosted Soup Supper, 6pm, Egan Hall, followed by Stations of the Cross in the Church
Be sure to check the online calendar - updated regularly - for changes to the draft calendar distributed in July.  
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