December 8, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Our students truly showed during their wonderful performances how they follow the true light of Jesus that shines for all people. Our Chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Kinnucane, performed beautiful Christmas hymns and carols at the Brunswick Square Mall. We were visited by Bishop Checchio and the Board of Trustees, and our students demonstrated how they live the Bishop’s request of “Lighting Hearts on Fire” with their performances in a play, hymn, and dance honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. Elizabeth Maligranda, a St. Bartholomew School graduate and recipient of Humanitas Screen Writing Competition recognition, created a beautiful video of testimonials featuring our students about the value of the education our school provides. I am grateful to Mrs. Soga for creating beautiful costumes for our performers.
We look forward to our Christmas Show on Friday, December 14, beginning at 7:00 pm. Doors will open at 6:30 pm and guests may line up in the queue outside. Information about dress for the evening is posted on Mrs. Kinnucane’s website. Please note that aisles must remain clear for our students to enter and exit. Attendance is mandatory for students. There is no hot lunch on December 6 and 7, so please have students bring a brown bag lunch. Thank you for your cooperation and for sharing the gift of your students with us as we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus.
We look forward to a wonderful concert by Vincent and Emily Ricciardi on Saturday evening. Please join us if you are able.
Thank you to Mrs. Fassold and our National Junior Honor Society who collected Christmas gifts for children at Catholic Charities. Our Girl Scouts also collected gifts to bring Christmas cheer to children.
As we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, I pray that all our wonderful mothers may be guided by the tender, loving Blessed Mother.
God bless you,
Mrs. Ann Wierzbicki, R.N., M.A.E./Ed.S.