Principal’s Letter April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017


Dear Parents and Guardians,


On behalf of our school community I wish all our families a joyful Easter and restful school break. School resumes April 24, which is Earth Week. The school office will be closed during break. Tomorrow, Holy Thursday, is a minimum day 12:00 dismissal. The school office will close at 1:00pm. There will be no afternoon extended care.


There will be a parent meeting on May 4 in the Parish Center starting at 7:00 pm. The purpose is to share results from the January survey, the school budget for next year, the new school website planned for the fall, summer plans for capital improvements for school and parish center, goals for next year, and the school calendar. To help facilitate discussion we are asking parents to send questions in advance. Please send your questions to Rosemary Malouf, Director of Marketing and Enrollment, at


Used Uniform Sale

There will be a used Uniform Sale and Athletic Apparel Liquidation on Wednesday, April 26 from 2:30pm to 6:00pm in the Parish Center. Uniform prices begin at $5.00 and athletic apparel beginning at $1.00. If you have any questions or are in need of service hours contact Karen Ryzinga at or Gabrielle O’Neil at



Important Dates for 2017-2018 School Year

I would like to announce important school calendar dates for next year as many of you need advance planning notice. Our full calendar will be posted after Easter break and after it is populated with key events for next school year.

  • First Day: Monday, August 28, 2017
  • Last Day: June 15, 2018.
  • Parish Festival: October 13-15, 2017
  • Christmas Break: December 21, 2017 – January 3, 2018
  • Mid-Winter Break: February 19-13, 2018
  • Easter Break: March 30-April 6, 2018





Congratulations to our 6th-8th grade track team for another win at this past weekend’s track meet! The competition was tough but they won first place by 11 points. Congratulations to our 5th grade track team for getting a tie for first place this week! Great work by all of our track athletes!

Tonight, we have practice at Skyline College from 6:15 – 7:45 pm. We will not have practice on Good Friday. Next week we will resume our regular practice schedule at Mills. Please be on the look out for any emails from our Track Shutterfly site in case of any changes to location.

For our primary grade families, if you have not already done so, I encourage you to bring your child to the intramural track workouts geared for our junior track team. These are held in the south yard. Check the website under athletics for scheduled times and days or with respective room parents. The quality of athletic training and joy established in the intramural program engenders future success as students matriculate upward.


Please confirm your attendance at the next track meets: 5th graders on Saturday, April 22nd for the 5th grade Invitational and 6th – 8th graders on Sunday, April 23rd. Both meets will be at Mills High School. Our rosters for both of these are due early next week and we need to have the information as soon as possible.

Cheer Clinic

There will be a Cheer Clinic scheduled for Saturday, April 22 in the parish center for current 6th and 7th graders only. It will be from 11:00am to 2:00pm. For those students interested in joining next year’s squad, a permission slip is included in today’s communication. I strongly encourage our 6th and 7th grade girls to come join the fun and success of our cheer team. Excellence is the mark of our cheer squads. This year’s team earned a first place in dance at the Mercy Competition and a second place in cheer at the Notre Dame competition.  Goooooo Knights!

Download the Permission Slip Here

NDH Cheer Competition 2017

Mercy Cheer Competition 2017



Extended Care Update

Extended Care payments for the month of April are due April 13th.  There will be no after school extended care on Thursday, April 13th, which is a 12:00PM dismissal. 



Youth Ministry

The St. Dunstan Youth Ministry spring schedule will be April 8 and 22 from 3:30-5:00pm in the Convent. Also, there will be a spring outing May 20, location TBA. There will be no meeting May 6. There will be an announcement of themes and activities coming soon.



Holy Childhood Association

Kindly, continue to collect coins for the Lenten Holy Childhood Association and where you can, donate used coats to the Knights of Columbus bin located in the school lobby.


Knights of Columbus News

Please consider donating a gently worn child’s coat that you no longer want. We are collecting coats for children ages eight to seventeen. Bins will be placed in the front lobby.


Please check the Lost and Found!!!

Our Lost and Found bins are full! Please check these bins this week if your child has lost any items. Soon these bins will be emptied and items will be either donated or contributed to the used uniform sale later in the year.


Coco Needs a Home for Spring Break and for the Summer

Coco needs a home for spring break and for the summer.  If you are interested, please notify Ms. Muller with a letter that you can take Coco home.  Ms. Muller will provide the food and needs for Coco for the break.


Junior Giant Program

The Junior Giant Program is seeking registration for their wonderful summer program. Here is the link for Junior Giants: Here is the link for online registration: https:sfrg://


Enjoy your Easter break. Safe travels and returns to our families who are traveling.

Dr. Colville



Weekly Reflection

This week’s reflection comes from

Through the Year with Pope Francis: Daily Reflections

Forgotten How to Weep

We are a society which has forgotten how to weep, how to experience compassion – “suffering with” others: the globalization of indifference has taken from us the ability to weep! … [L]et us ask the Lord for the grace to weep over our indifference, to weep over the cruelty of our world, of our own hearts, and of all those in in anonymity make social and economic decisions which open the door to tragic situations… Today has anyone wept in our world?

Homily, July 8, 2013

Reflection: Take a moment to examine your compassion for others, those around you and those in the world.  What can you do to help others in concrete ways in the next couple of weeks?






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