July 24, 2017
It is my pleasure to welcome all of our returning families, as well as our new families, to the 2017 – 2018 school year.
I hope and pray you are all enjoying a peaceful, relaxing summer.
In just a few weeks we will begin another dynamic school year at Holy Family Catholic School.
Our faculty and staff have worked so hard on our Design for Excellence (DFE) self-study for accreditation. We value your input from the parent surveys as well as our town hall PTO meetings. Reading through the manual this summer, I felt such a sense of pride in our school and all of our accomplishments. I look forward to sharing much of this with you at our Back to School Night in September.
All we have achieved would not be possible without an incredibly dedicated faculty, staff, parents, students, and community. As the new school year approaches, please take the time to reflect on our accomplishments, and begin looking forward to a new and rewarding 2017 – 2018 academic year.
Know that we will call on our parents to volunteer and assist us with our upcoming DFE visit in October. We are proud to present our school and our community as a model of Catholic education, values, and evangelization. Central to our mission is to embrace our diversity in a Christ-centered environment. Please note our academic calendar this year reflects a few additional early dismissals due to our DFE visit.
It has been a busy summer. Desks, tables, textbooks, and supplies are ordered. The classrooms and halls are painted, and the halls are filled with our school colors of blue, maroon, and gold. Floors are cleaned and waxed, windows washed, and rooms are cleaned and dusted.
Our spiritual theme this year is Hope, and our school song is “City of God.” As we begin this new year, we want to build a City of God at our school. A school filled with love for each other, hope for our accomplishments and respect for all God’s creatures.
Let us build the city of God.
May our tears be turned into dancing!
For the Lord, our light and our love,
has turned the night into day!
I remain committed to a team-centered environment, with an open door policy. I welcome and respect your ideas and suggestions with an open mind. I expect your input for improving our mission to the students that Christ has placed in our care.
Please know I am genuinely excited and humbled about the upcoming year, and I look forward to working together on behalf of our HFCS students and families in our “City of God.”
God bless you and your family,
Sarah J. Chevlin