As we begin the month of November, I would like to share my gratitude and appreciation to the St. Juliana School community. You have been incredibly supportive and cooperative, as we have continued to offer in-person learning instruction. Our ability to offer in-person instruction and maintain a level of safety and health is directly dependent on you, the parents. I cannot express to each of you my gratitude and appreciation as we continue to work together as a community to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. This school year, I have emphasized the importance of us working together as a community so that faculty, staff, and students stay safe. It is important as a community that we continue to support each other and model our Core Values of Prayer, Knowledge, Leadership, Respect, Responsibility, and Service.
I am very appreciative and grateful to our faculty and staff who have been working extremely hard again this year to bring a sense of “traditional” in person learning to the present school year. Their efforts have been nothing short of incredible as they continue to go above and beyond their regular duties as teachers and staff members. Thank you, faculty and staff, for continuing to model the Core Values in your daily lives.
It is with great appreciation and excitement that I welcome to our teaching staff, Kimberly Tiongco. Miss Kim, as she prefers the students to address her, will be our new music and drama teacher. She will be working diligently over the next 5 weeks with the administration, faculty, staff, and students to produce our Advent program. Our Advent program is scheduled for December 10th. Further details of the Advent program will be forthcoming.
The holiday season is quickly upon us. Soon we will be celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. I know there still are guidelines in place by the CDC, CDPH, and OCHCA in regards to the holiday season. I know all of you will do what is best to continually support and protect our school community.
I thank each of you again for your continued support and cooperation as we all work together to keep our students, staff, and families safe. Should you have further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.
Manuel Gonzales Jr. Ed. D