Principal's Friday Letter

March 17, 2017


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Thanks to all of you who took part in the St. Patrick's Day parade last Saturday.

Congratulations to the Junior Varsity Girls' basketball team and to their coach, Ricky Illescas! The girls won the West Central Championship game last Sunday, defeating the team from Saint Sylvester by a score of 26-20.

This past Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, Our Lady of Grace held a Phone-a- Thon to raise funds for OLG Pride Scholarships. I don't have a total since some of our alumni and friends are sending in their donations via mail. However, I do want to thank all of the parents who helped with the Phone- a- Thon whether you donated food, cell phones for others to use, or made phone calls. Your help was greatly appreciated and will help us give some assistance to parents who want a Catholic education for their children.

If you have registered your children and will be needing tuition assistance for next school year, don't forget that applications are due on Thursday, March 30.

This is also a reminder to those of you who have not registered your children for next year. The registration fee increases on April 1. Register now and save some money.

On Thursday evening a meeting for parents will be held in Spanish whose children will be
receiving their first communion in May. The meeting will be held in the chapel at 7:00. At least one parent must attend if you did not attend last Thursday's meeting which was in English.

On Friday afternoon at 2:00 the students in grades seven and eight will attend the Stations of the Cross. We encourage you to come and pray with the students.

On Friday please have your children bring in their money from their Lenten banks. Some
students have been very faithful about this each week.

Spring Pictures will be taken on Thursday. Students are to dress up for these pictures. Please note that the flyer indicates that students are not to wear green clothing. If you wish to have a picture of siblings taken together, please return the form by Wednesday.

Thanks to all who supported the spring fund raiser. Orders for the brochure items should arrive in three weeks. There is only one more fund raiser for this school year - the Walk-a-Then in May. All students are expected to bring in at least $15 in pledges for the Walk -s- Thon.

In Sunday's Gospel, while Jesus rests at a well, a Samaritan woman comes and draws water from the well. The woman is shocked when Jesus asks her for a drink of water because Jews and Sadaritans are bitter enemies. Jesus then teaches the Samaritan woman about the deep thirst that all the water in the world cannot satisfy-- a thirst for God's love. This water is free to all people who desire it.

When the apostles return with food, Jesus teaches a parallel lesson. The food of this world
satisfies us only for a little while. There is only one food that will fill us - God's love.


       Sr. Rita Marie Range, O.P