Welcome Back & Executive Board 2017-2018
Welcome Back to a New School Year!
Every summer has it’s story….here’s hoping you all have written fabulous stories for your memories! Now let’s create a new story for a wonderful school year!
Your Executive Board members for 2017-2018 are:
Loretta Callegari, Vice President
Kim Avilez, Vice President
Kim Lorenzo, Treasurer
Zosia Campisi, Asst. Treasurer
Suzanne Badalamente, Corresponding Secretary
Nia Kalaba, Recording Secretary
We welcome all new family members…..parents of, as well as new, incoming students. Please make every effort to participate in all of our fun-filled events. As your children grow, change and learn here, you can be a part of their journey and share in their experiences.
Our "Effortless Fundraising" program has continued to grow. What can be easier than shopping, dining out, patronizing both local businesses and major corporations, and having a portion of the profit given back to our school? Our Gift Card program is another way to offer support. Please consider purchasing gift cards through school for birthdays and holidays, but also to use for gas, in supermarkets and even drugstores. These are available through the school office. For those of you who may not know: thanks to initiatives such as the Gift Card program, we were able to equip all classrooms with air conditioning a few years ago! It’s so rewarding to see a dream come true – especially when it directly benefits the students!
I can't encourage you enough to attend the Parents' Guild Meetings. There are only five each year, held in September, November, January, March and May. Meetings usually start at 8 p.m., and run about an hour. I know we all have hectic schedules, but in a short time, you will learn more about upcoming events, and you can connect with other parents, as well as your Principal. Sr. Sharon will discuss curriculum and keep us up-to-date with regards to what is going on in the classrooms. Our first meeting is Wednesday, September 13, 2017 There will be lots of new information given regarding the upcoming year. Also, the numbers for the $10,000 Raffle will be available for reservation.
Our annual Family Mass will be held on Sunday, September 24th, at 10:30 a.m., in the auditorium, followed by a light reception in the cafeteria. I can’t say it enough….this is one of our best events! What better way to start the new year then to ask for God’s blessings and connect with some old and some new friends for a couple of hours? Come join us….you won’t regret it!
Finally, I urge you to please check the school's website regularly as well as the monthly calendar. If you are a member of Facebook, we also have a group page which is an excellent place to chat with other parents and get answers to questions you may have. The page is "secret" status, so you will not find it through searching. Please feel free to call me for more information at 917-328-8613. The best way to stay informed is through communication!
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Karen Bruns, President
ASD Parents' Guild