Good morning to all of our St. Edward Jaguar families,

WE MADE IT! We had a very exciting and successful year. Thank you so much for supporting all of our students and teachers. Your involvement realistically guarantees academic success and fosters a family climate that St. Edward is known for.

We have some very exciting news to share with you as we prepare for the opening of school next year. As I’ve stated in previous documents, our multiage classroom format and curriculum will evolve each and every year. And, if one studies the data, multiage classrooms provides development on many levels. With consistent input from our teachers and working with Father Matt, we are adding an aid/teacher to assist our students on a number of levels and needs. Secondly, we are expanding an ‘extended care’ service to our preschool program. This is great news in assisting families needing an all day preschool format. We will publish details shortly. I am truly excited for both of these developments. Go Jaguars!

We ask that you keep Mrs. Meinders and her family in your prayers and good wishes. Mrs. Meinders will be retiring at the end of this year. Her contribution to St. Edward cannot be expressed in this email, however, I would like to say she ran our office as a professional, provided comfort and care for our students, and left no stone unturned in communicating with our parents. Have fun Mrs. Meinders!

I wanted to fill you in on the details surrounding the final week of school.

Sunday, May 16 – 8th Grade graduation Mass and ceremony. Mass will begin at 2:00 pm. Congratulations to all of our 8th grade graduates and families. Our prayers are with you.

MondayMay 17– Seminarian visit – Our seminarian will be speaking to our classes immediately following the 7:30 am Mass.

Thursday, May 20 – THIS DAY WILL BE A ST. EDWARD SPIRIT DAY. DRESS UP IN AS MUCH ST. EDWARD CLOTHING AS YOU HAVE.

Awards & Field Day – The awards assembly will begin at 9:00 am in the gym.

The field day games will begin shortly after the awards assembly on our school grounds and/or field across the street. Erin Humphreys will be organizing the games. We will provide lunch for the day. Lunch will begin at approximately 11:15. Location TBA. The menu will be (kid related), McDonald’s hamburgers and cheeseburgers chips and a drink. We will take orders this week. If your student wants to bring a sack lunch, that is perfectly acceptable. Milk will be provided.

At approximately 12:00 noon all students will return to their classrooms for individual classroom movies, activities, etc. Dismissal will be at 2:25.

Friday, May 21– Last day of school. Uniforms are required. School will begin as usual. Our final All School Mass will begin at 8:45 am. Following Mass, students will return to class to pack up and and help clean up. School will be dismissed at 10:15 am.

Reminders:

There is no bus service on Thursday afternoon May 20th and no bus service on Friday May 21 in the morning or at the 10:15 am dismissal.

Please send in any milk and/or lunch money that is due this week.

Take care, God Bless you and your family, enjoy your summer and please be safe. I will communicate with you throughout the summer months.

Mr. D