I know through faith (and see with my own two eyes) the abundance of God’s blessings in the life of our school. Moments of generosity, love, sacrifice, support, challenge, good counsel, and prudence occur daily, and when we are open to see Him, they reveal the divine author who blesses us. Catholic Schools Week 2020 showed this, but then so does the many more silent and hidden efforts of students, staff, and families. I hope that you, too, can see God’s blessings through the school this year.
Excellent Catholic schools rely upon financial support beyond tuition, and ours is no exception. I am pleased to report that, as of January 15, 2020, 147 donations have been made to The Blue & Gold Annual Fund, totaling $63,890. As our Fund goal is $100,000 (by June 30, 2020), we are well on our way. This information, and plenty more, was shared at the State of the School Meeting that took place in January. Click here to view information presented at the State of the School Meeting.
We now turn our attention to OddBall 2020, our annual blowout auction and major fundraiser, held this year on April 4, 2020. Sponsorships are rolling in, led by premier sponsor One Charles Private Wealth (Mr. Paul Squarcia). Stay tuned via the Auctioneer and get ready to “expect the unexpected.”
You’ve been invited to “R/DE with School Pride” on Thursday, February 13, at B/SPOKE Cape House in Mashpee Commons. Why not join fellow parents and friends for a 45-minute fun-filled R/DE, followed by a casual reception? Register today.
The costs of private education can weigh heavily on families. Please realize that all families wishing to be considered for school-based financial aid for the 2020-2021 school year must complete an application. This application must also be verified by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment Service with current tax documentation. The school will make first-round awards on or before March 1 for the upcoming year. Additionally, I plan to announce 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees information on or before February 15.
In October, we announced the “continuous enrollment” process. With continuous enrollment, families sign one enrollment contract that will keep their children enrolled automatically, or until they say otherwise, with no need to complete re-enrollment forms each year. Therefore the tuition contract that you sign for 2020-2021 will then become continuous right through graduation or your opt-out.
Again this year, we continue a growing tradition of our annual Community Mass, on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 19, 2020, the Second Sunday of Easter). All students, staff, families, and friends are invited to celebrate together the 11 A.M. Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church. Students will provide the readings, and the school Choir will lead in sacred music. Let us join together as a school community and a community of faith.
Thank you for all you do for St. Margaret Primary School, St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School, and St. John Paul II High School!
Christopher W. Keavy