As we begin the Lenten season, I would like to remind each of you to feed and nurture your soul with daily devotions. These devotions can be a scripture reading, prayer, meditations, and/or a small act that reinforces our faith. Let us preach with our life; let’s be the example we want to be in our community. I am very grateful to each of you for your support to St. Juliana Falconieri Catholic School.
I want to thank RJ Belleque and Conor Martin and the many parent volunteers who are working very hard to make Fish Fry Fridays a success! This has been no small undertaking especially with all the necessary guidelines for everyone’s safety. I am extremely grateful for your efforts and support. Your participation in Fish Fry Fridays directly impacts the educational programs that benefit every child in our school. Remember that all families are required to complete 3 hours for Fish Fry.
In working with our Health and Safety Board, it has been decided that families who had opted for remote learning may be allowed to return to in-person instruction as early as March 15th. Families in remote learning will still have the option to return to remote learning after the Easter holiday on April 12th. The remote learning option will continue for the remainder of this academic school year.
St. Juliana School will not be offering a remote learning option for the 2021/22 academic school year. We know there are benefits to remote learning when it is done with whole class instruction. We are hoping to capitalize on these benefits and sprinkle in half-day Friday remote learning days. This would give the school the opportunity to have greater flexibility in teacher in-services, curriculum development, meetings, and hopefully lessen student absences on extended weekends.
On March 19th, St. Juliana Falconieri School will be having its first ever “Day of Giving”. I am thankful to Brian Bartholomew and the entire Parent Club Board for their hard work in putting this day together. Please visit and share this link https://givebutter.com/GIVESTJ2021 with anyone who would like to donate to St. Juliana Falconieri School. We greatly appreciate your generosity.
May God continue to bless you and your family during the Lenten Season.
Manuel Gonzales Jr. Ed. D.