June 2016

Dear Parents,
The last few weeks of school are upon us, and another school year is about to be completed. I hope you have been pleased with your child’s progress. It has been a very good year in so many ways; one filled with an increase in knowledge, developing maturity both physically and emotionally, and spiritually with a deeper relationship with God.

With you I give thanks for these and many other gifts of grace given to your child. Take time to talk about these blessings. Use experiences of the 2015-2016 school year to promote on-going growth. Encourage your daughter or son to use summer time to continue to improve skills particularly in reading and math. Young minds should not go dormant during July and August.

School will close officially on June 17th. Fine Arts camp begins June 27thand the Summer Program runs July 5th through August 26th (see note in this newsletter).

There will be some changes at the Academy starting this summer. Catherine Brandley, principal of the Neponset campus, will become the next Regional Director of Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy. We wish Kate the best in her new ministry of Catholic education and are confident that she will bring our Academy to great levels of achievement and new innovative success.

Mr. Nick Cuomo, Assistant Principal at the Neponset campus, will become the new principal at Neponset. We wish Nick blessings as he assumes his new position.

I have enjoyed my three years as interim Regional Director. The children at our Academy are very special; the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Teaching, caring for children are teachable moments for us as adults. We learn how to live in the spirit of Jesus with love completely and unconditionally from our children.
It has been a wonderful learning experience for me and growth filled journey of love. The children have been my teachers and they have “taught” me well. I will treasure with fond memories my days at this very special Academy.

May this summer be a happy and safe time for your family.

Blessings to you,

Sister Ellen Powers, CSJ
Regional Director