Each year seems to fly by faster than the last! How blessed we have been to have our students enjoy the benefits of an excellent Catholic school whose foundation was established by the many dedicated St. Catherine supporters that came before us. Thanks to all of you who made this past year especially great. Let me share a few highlights.
“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.”
- Common Core standards for Math were fully implemented.
- As we continue our focus of taking care of God’s creation, students learn about the environment through many cross curricular activities. Our Green Team held their seventh eWaste Drive and the money was used to promote green practices, including two composters for lunch waste. We also held a fabulous Reuse/Recycle Fair for Earth Day and all learned more about minimize trash going to landfills. Students started a composting program to recycle lunch waste and enrich our garden.
- St. Catherine students and parents participated in a variety of community service projects and served many more hours than the required number. In a new project this past year, classes collected diapers and wipes to support the Handmaids of St. Catherine Parish with their ministry to help new moms in need.
- We continue to be grateful for the positive working relationship with the parish. The Fall Fun Fest, Golf Tournament and Car Raffle help to support our Operations Endowment, Tuition Assistance, and special programs, as well as a variety of parish programs. Thank you!
Along with all these great successes on campus, we continue to promote the spiritual development of each student. Not only do students have regular Religion classes, they also attend liturgies and prayer services, and are working to be good stewards of God’s creation by using the many blessings and talents God has bestowed on them. The students’ greatest gifts to God are using the gifts He has given them for the benefit of all.
Many thanks to each of you for your support of St. Catherine School! Please know that you, and all our benefactors, are remembered regularly by students and staff in our prayers. We ask that you keep the families and staff of St. Catherine in your prayers, as well, as we strive to nurture the faith, academic, physical and social development of each of our students.
Fr. Jeronimo Gutierrez
Fabienne M. Esparza