Archive for January 31st, 2012

Dear parents,

Thank you for making Open House a wonderfully successful day.  My hope was to celebrate our students and our school, and aside from a windy start, the day surpassed all of my expectations!  The success of Open House was possible due to the dedicated efforts of every segment of our school community.  It starts with parents who provide their children with the gift of a Catholic education.  Next are the teachers and staff who partner with parents on the journey through childhood and adolescence.  The formation process is not complete without the connection to the parish.

Over 90% of our families attended, visiting classrooms displaying student work and talking with teachers.  Our pastors were a visible reminder that our community is built on a faith foundation.  Open House also provided a connection between our present, future, and past.  There were an impressive number of alumni who came back to visit with teachers and fellow graduates and an equally notable number of new families visiting our campus.  I know that our visitors were impressed by what our school can inspire kids to become.

The time and dedication put forth by our school community was evident in every corner of the campus.  There was an outstanding display of student work and talent in the classrooms.  The St. Clare Center summarized the highlights of the St.Francis experience including academics, activities, and parent support groups. Parent volunteers were everywhere serving as greeters, tour guides, and stocking tables with goodies.  This was truly a team effort and a wonderful display of our generosity and school pride.  I was very proud of our extraordinary display of achievement and community.

Open House was a remarkable day and a true indication of what our school can accomplish when we work together!

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