Dear St. Juliana Parents,
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May God bless each of you in 2019. I also would like to say “thank you” to the students and parents for your gifts and generosity.
We are kicking off this New Year with a great speaker, Dr. Jean Twenge. She will be on the campus January 13th and 14th to discuss the many topics in her book “iGen, Why Today’s Super- Connected Kids are Growing Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy-and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood”. I invite all parents and their friends to attend Dr. Twenge’s talk on January 14th at 6:30pm in the parish center.
The Advent Program was a beautiful evening of recalling the birth of our Lord Jesus through drama and song. A special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Thielke and all who worked to bring the Advent Program to life. I want to thank the teachers, Parent Club, students, and parents for their outpouring support.
I am very grateful for the care and generosity exhibited by our students. The gifts given to Catholic Charities for Adopt-A-Family, Mary’s Path, and Saint Vincent dePaul were received with the utmost gratitude.
Catholic Schools Week is January 27th to February 2nd and we have many activities and experiences planned for the students. The agenda for Catholic Schools Week will be sent home later with the Weekly Bulletin. Open House is scheduled for Sunday, January 27th after the 9am and 11am Masses. I invite all to visit the school and see what the students have been doing. It is also a wonderful opportunity to bring prospective families to experience the St. Juliana School community.
God bless you and your family this New Year. We cannot lose sight of the reason for this season and the mighty gift of love. We are truly blessed in our faith and our ability to share it with each other. May we continue to live the Gospel values of love and service.
Manuel Gonzales Jr., M.A.