JOG-A-THON: The results of our Jog-a-thon are in! The top fundraising class earning an ice cream popsicle party is 6th Grade. The top fundraising family winning a dinner delivered with cupcakes is the Tracy family. The winner from the drawing for the $250 Amazon gift card is the Bourke family. The second place drawing winner for a $100 Amazon gift card is Savage family. The grand total raised is $46,322! Way to go, glorious Gators! Fundraising allows our school to provide a top-notch Catholic values-based education in the Jesuit and Holy Names Sisters’ traditions.
MAY CROWNING: We celebrated Mary through a May Crowning ceremony this week. We met in family groups outside to listen to readings and sing songs about Mary before trekking over to the Loyola Jesuit Center to crown Mary and leave flowers on her altar.
ACADEMIC FAIR: For our Academic Fair on Thursday, June 2nd from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM we ask that families enter spaces to see their own child’s work or presentation, then move outside to congregate and socialize. Please move through spaces such as hallways and keep time spent in one location to 15 minutes or less. Masks will be required for all indoor spaces. Air purifiers will be running with windows and doors open. We will fog the rooms after the event on Thursday evening as well. We are so excited to bring back this wonderful, community-building event as students show off their academic prowess!
BOOK FAIR: The Book Fair is this week from May 31st - June 3rd! All classes will visit the Book Fair during their scheduled library class times. The Book Fair will also be open during Academic Night! Swing in to purchase the hottest reads for summer and support the library in adding exciting titles to our school circulation!
SPRING CONCERT: On Friday, June 3rd at 2:00 PM, we will have our outdoor spring concert performance. Families are welcome to attend and sit or stand behind the classes. Each class will perform their songs facing the audience.
SAFETY DRILLS: Student safety is of the utmost importance to our school, especially during these challenging times. In addition to monthly fire drills, we practice other safety drills quarterly for earthquakes and shelter in place. Safety drills are important to practice, so our students remain calm and safe in a real emergency. Safety drills help our staff to practice what to do and how to proceed. From these drills, the staff can make modifications to improve safety processes. We postponed last week’s Earthquake drill to an upcoming week.
COVID UPDATE: The Multnomah County Health Department, our local LPHA, is strongly recommending students and staff mask indoors in school. With our recent bout of cases, we have re- turned to indoor masking through next week until our cases subside thereby keeping our school community as safe and healthy as possible. Thank you for your support to wear a mask indoors again. Vaccine boosters are now available for students 5-11 years of age.
ENROLLMENT: We are actively seeking preschool students! We have room in kindergarten through third grade for next year and a few spots left for fifth and sixth grade too. Please spread the word about our wonderful school to all you know.
As we approach the end of the Easter season and celebrate the Ascension of Jesus into heaven, may we always carry with us the hope of the resurrection. “They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength,they will soar on eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.” Isaiah 40:31