The Lenten season will begin on March 6th with an Ash Wednesday Mass at 10:30am. I invite all parents and families to please participate in this mass with your children. Let us preach with our life; let’s be the example we want for our community. I invite all to come celebrate our first Fish Fry with the St. Juliana community on Friday, March 8th in our parish center. Stations of the Cross will also be presented on most Fridays during the Lenten season by various classes. Please check the school calendar and feel free to participate with the school community.
I want to thank you for supporting the Noche Bella Gala. Your participation at the Gala directly impacts the educational programs that benefit every child in our school. I especially want to thank the many volunteers who worked to bring the Noche Bella Gala alive this past Saturday. To Jason Aquino, Karrie Castles, and Megan Villanueva who chaired the Noche Bella Gala, I am extremely grateful for your effort and dedication.
As we transition to the third trimester, which begins March 4th, this is a great opportunity to review the morning drop off and afternoon pick up procedures for the safety and security of all. Below are bullet points based on my observation:
• Morning drop off is a “kiss and go, high five and go, or a fist bump and go” drop off. Please remember to be considerate of others who are dropping off in the morning.
• If you feel the need to walk your child to class or have a conference with a teacher, please remember to park on the street.
• Please do not park in the stalls marked “R” or in front of the church. Crossing in front of cars utilizing carpool presents a safety concern and backing out of church stalls slows down the carpool process. Parishioners use those stalls for attendance at 8:00am mass. Again, please be considerate of others.
Let us continue to work on keeping the stalls in front of the parish center free of cars during carpool.
Parking across the street and picking up students in front of the school poses a safety concern for students.
Please remember to utilize pick up unless students are walkers.
If you should have questions regarding morning drop off or afternoon pick up, please do not hesitate to speak with me. The safety and security of the children is always top priority.
Manuel Gonzales Jr., M.A.