August 30, 2016

Tomorrow is the big day!  The faculty had an excellent day of preparation today getting ready for their students to arrive.  As well, Father Mario and Father Frank gave the faculty a wonderful blessing today at Mass for a great school year.  A big thank you to the PTO for the Ice Cream Social yesterday and thank you to everyone who attended, it was a wonderful start to the school year.  Personally, my family feels very blessed to have so many of you welcome us so kindly into your community.

I am happy to announce that two of our staff are expecting! Mrs. Newton’s due date is November 18th and Mrs. Zinchuk’s due date is February 17th. Mrs. Newton will be returning full time for September and October. She will take three months maternity leave and return in February part-time, every day 7:30-11:30. Mrs. Zinchuk’s last day before her maternity leave will be Friday, February 17th (the following week is vacation). She plans on returning Tuesday, May 30th. We are excited for the upcoming arrival of these two new additions to the Saint Patrick’s community.

On a different note, Ms. Moguel has recently accepted another teaching position and will not be returning to Saint Patrick School this year.  We wish Ms. Moguel the best.  This challenge presents us with an opportunity to examine our Spanish, music, and robotics programs and make some decisions about what the short term and long term vision is moving forward.  I have posted for the openings and I am optimistic about the continued growth of each one of these programs.

Our school website is starting to undergo some construction and I hope the changes will continue to enhance the communication and provide us with more opportunities to share the great things we are doing every day.   I also hope to use Facebook and some other possible social media outlets to start spreading the word about Saint Patrick School.  I encourage every one of you to like our Facebook page and ask you to then encourage as many of your friends and family to like the page as well.

I wish you all a restful night of sleep and look forward to seeing all the students here at school tomorrow.

God Bless,

Anthony Fontana


Principal Letter August 30th, 2016