No June Swoon
These days in June, at the end, the hustle and bustle fades away, replaced by a true sense of the overall SMRS-SFXP-JPII experience. People usually see things much better in retrospect. In June, we look back and see what it was all about; a school experience marked by caring, commitment, and students and staff alike giving their best effort. I am proud of our people and programs, and it is gratifying to us that, in the final analysis, you “wouldn’t change a thing.”
On the institutional level, we have made substantial strides this year in unifying our school across three programs, three building, and two zip codes. For example, our strategic plan has been completed, students and families are coming to know one another, and staff members across the three programs are working together to mutual benefit. This year three families sent children to SMRS, SFXP, and JPII simultaneously. Thank you, Ellis, Maynard, and Zannella families for organizing this picture. I love it!
In May, a generous Advisory Board member pledged a challenge match for all Annual Fund donations received by June 30. So far, donors have given over $3,000 to be matched. Please consider a year-end gift to support the good work of the school and take advantage of this matching opportunity. Also, as previously reported, 2019 GlitterGala was a great night our school. The sold-out house enjoyed great food, weather, and camaraderie while giving generously to support the school. Gratefully, $85,000 was raised to support the school programs our students enjoy.
SAVE THE DATE: Oktoberfest 2019 is set for October 19, 2019, at Cape Cod Beer. Chaired again by Anke Rudy, plan for a fun, social evening when you can meet new families and support the school.
Finally, please accept my sincere gratitude for the support you show in many ways; through forgiveness of our shortcomings, your financial giving to the Annual Fund and Auction, your positive promotion of the school in the community, and most importantly, that you entrust your sons and daughters to us.
Let’s have a great summer. See you around campus!
Thank you for all you do for St. Margaret Regional School, St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School, and St. John Paul II High School!
Christopher W. Keavy