Dear Students/ Parents/Guardians,

This is the month of May where we especially remember the Blessed Mother, our heavenly mother and our own earthly mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, foster mothers, and those who have been like mothers to us in our life.  We thank God for them every day, and on this special day, we especially tell them how much we love and thank them for their care and love.  Happy Mother’s Day.  

Although parents/guardians have always been a child’s first teacher, during this pandemic, especially, our mothers and fathers have become both parents and academic partners with their child’s teachers.  I commend both my faculty and you, my dear parents, for the commitment in ensuring that our children continue to accomplish the curriculum standards for this year.  Observing the virtual classrooms, every day, with my teachers conducting these virtual classrooms, it is with pride that I observe  your child/children continue to acquire the skills they need to be successful next year.

It was wonderful to see the many parents I met with on April 30 during the distribution of the I-Pads at our school.  If you were not able  to pick up your child’s i-pad or still need one, we will be having another distribution on Monday, May 11, at 10:00 a.m.  Please inform your teacher and come to the auditorium on Monday at 10 a.m. with mask and gloves.  

Children, this Monday May 11, during our 11:00 a.m., we will crown the Blessed Virgin Mary as we do every year.  This time it will occur virtually, but I ask you that if you have a statue of  the Blessed Mother or her picture, you can make a small crown and as I crown her with flowers you can crown your own statue at home.  As always, through your teacher’s homework page, you will find the codes for our Rosary meeting Monday.  These codes will be used till June 22, 2020.

I thank the many families who have sent in the re-registration forms.  Please submit them and mail them to our regular academy address.  If money is an issue, please try to mail whatever you can and arrangements will be made in September.  Continue to apply for the scholarships that are available through Futures In Education, as well as the emergency Covid 19 Fund which information was sent in my prior letters to you on our website.  The deadline for this emergency fund is May 15.

Please continue to mail tuition payments to our academy’s address.  All mail is being forwarded to the rectory and then to us.

I continue to miss all of you and pray that you are well.  Please continue to see this as a time you may never have again with your dear families. I pray that this is a special time to reconnect to each other as a family doing things safely at home.  Please continue to pray daily as a family.  

May our Lord bless, protect, and guide you always.

God bless you,

Mrs. DeLuca