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Henderson John 2015 2016June 11 , 2017


I hope you are well and I pray that you are happy. This week, on June 13 at 10:00 AM, our Kindergarten class will graduate and on Wednesday,  June 14 at 7:00 PM, our 8th graders will graduate. It is a real honor to be a part of the lives of these children. Every graduation is a turning point, to look back on the past and to reflect on the future.

Our Kindergarten class is a wonderful group of children preparing to move into first grade and our fantastic 8th graders look back at their time at St. Anthony School and get ready to go to High school where they will make new friends and learn new things and experience new adventures and tackle new struggles.

St. Anthony Parish Community is very fortunate to have a wonderful grade school that is a part of our parish family. We are blessed that we have been called to serve the youngest members in our community and offer them an education which centers on our belief in God and our values as Catholics. We are fortunate to be able to form our children to be strong faith filled individuals, living lives of prayer and service.

I have had the opportunity to know our teachers and I can say that we have some of the best educators I have ever met. The teachers that we have in pre-school and kindergarten are so gentle and caring and teachers that help the children begin their journey of learning. The rest of our teachers are excellent, teaching Math,

English, Reading, Writing, Science, Art, Music, Computers, Geography, Spanish and let’s not forget, Religion, helping our students mature and make proper decisions. Our Principal, Andy Nichols and Vice Principal, Sally Plasker help to guide our students to have dignity and respect for all.

Our school is a place of faith formation,

academic learning and a center for building strong and lasting relationships. It is fun going to school here and a place where children feel safe.

I want to invite you to think about sending your children or grandchildren to our school. I am not naïve to realize that going to a Catholic school calls for great sacrifices but in the end it is well worth it. Just ask any of our 340 students.

I thank all of our parishioners who truly support our school and let us all pray for our graduates that God may guide them on their journey.

Our Principal always ends each gathering with the famous chant, “GO HAWKS.” Thank you God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit for the gift of our School and our Parish Community.  Have a great week!

Your friend,

Fr. John