Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Fall Begins with Pastor Carlos
Fall begins tomorrow. Growing up a teenager in the SF Bay Area, one of my house chores was to rake and sweep the autumn leaves that the large tree in front of my parents’ home would shed every day.
The days here are still warm and most trees do not change color in San Diego, but nevertheless the end of the liturgical year at the end of November is just over two months away, and Fall Festival preparations are well under way. Thank you to all who attended the Kick-Off this past Friday.
Unfortunately, this year I will not be able to join you during Fall Festival. My great-aunt, Sister Carmen Ferrer, OP, will be celebrating her golden anniversary of religious profession that weekend in Colombia, so I will be with her and her religious community. She has been an inspiration to me in my religious life, so although I am sorry to be missing the Fall Festival this year, I am glad to be able to celebrate my great-aunt’s 50 years of religious life.
For the school, the academic year has just begun. We assess and track academic progress of students and grade levels using the STAR test 3 times a year. The first session of tests to establish a baseline for this year was just completed. Also, the new music classes are going great, and student council just had elections last week. Congratulations to our new executive board of the student council: Sophia Chullino, Braeden Steele, Anilu Moreno, and Chloe Valdivia.
Also, the finance and marketing teams of the school board continue to meet on a monthly basis, working in forecasts, an enrollment plan, and increased awareness of the unique opportunities our school offers. The development team is planning a social event for alumni at Thorn Street Brewery on October 11th, at 6 PM.
God bless, Fr. Carlos, OSA