Dear Parents and Friends:
Welcome to the new school year of 2015-2016! We welcome our returning families as well as welcoming our new families.
It is my joy to begin this time with you as your new Principal and co-worker in assisting in the formation of your children spiritually and academically. I have been serving in the Archdiocese of Miami, Florida for a total of 13 years. Ten of those years at St. Theresa Catholic Elementary School where I served to over 900 students each year as a 7th grade teacher, Director of Religious Education and Principal. The last three years I served as Principal at Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School where we began to develop an integrated curriculum that cultivated the Catholic faith while providing high quality academic excellence.
Sister Mary Elizabeth has left us with a school anyone would be proud to attend and with many prayers and gratitude for her years serving as Principal at Holy Innocents Parish School. She will now be focusing using her creative gifts in our new Holy Innocents Development Office to help build the school up with the time, talent and treasure of our family, friends, school and outside community.
We also welcome to our Holy Innocents Family several new faces; so some whom are transitioning to other grades:
Sister Mary Joseph, our Vice Principal and 5th grade teacher. She is not “new” to Holy Innocents and returns from serving in Arizona with a lot of joy and enthusiasm in helping to build up our curriculum and standards of excellence.
- Ms. Rosa Cisneros: Grade TK
- Ms. Colleen Crowley: Grade 1
- Ms. Jaime Robles: moving from TK to Grade 4
- Ms. Leana Corral: Grade 7 (Science and Math)
- Mrs. Cyril Cruz: moving to Grade 8 (Language Arts, Writing and Reading)
We are all preparing for your return and hope that your summer was refreshing, both spiritually and physically.
Here are the dates and information you need for a good beginning.
First Week of School
- August 10th: First Day of School: The day begins at 8:00 am and ends at 12:30 pm.
- August 11th: The day begins at 8:00 am and ends at 12:30 pm.
- August 12-14: The day begins at 8:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm.
- August 17th: NO SCHOOL for Professional Development Day
- August 20th: Back-to-School Night and Orientation. The evening begins at 7 pm in the Hall and then meet in individual classrooms at 8 pm.
School Breakfast Program
We are pleased to announce a New and Much Improved Breakfast program. The new company is called Better 4 You Meals. We are looking forward to them providing quality and delicious breakfast meals daily from 7:30-7:50 am in order that our children are ready to learn with a nutritious and delicious breakfast.
Please be reminded that we are in a transitional year in which we are having new school uniforms implemented. We are partnering with Norman’s Uniforms where you can purchase the uniforms. All families should have received an order form with the contact information on it. If you have not, please come to the office to receive the order form. Or call Norman’s Uniforms at: 310-832-8342, our School Code: 2500.
Again, this is a transitional year in which students are allowed to wear their old uniforms for this 2015-2016 school year only. For the 2016-2017 school year, it will be mandatory that the new uniforms will be worn.
If you are interested in purchasing the old uniforms, we are in very limited supply; but you can contact Mrs. Rocha at the main office.
We will have a school supplies sale on August 10-11 by the bench area before school as well as after school at 12:30 pm. A complete listing of each grade’s school supplies are downloadable on our website: www.holyinnocentsschlb.org
Target’s Take Charge of Education
If you wish to purchase supplies at Target, you can help raise funds for Holy Innocents. Raising funds for our school is as easy as using your REDcard®. Designate our school through Take Charge of Education to give our kids a boost. And save 5%* every time you shop. Enroll at Target.com/TCOE* or call 1-800-316-6142.
Once again, welcome back to all of you, and to our new families we wish to warmly welcome you to the Holy Innocents School Family. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school office or contact me at: principal@holyinnocentsschLB.org
May Our Lord and His Mother grant us the peace, unity, and love that will ensure a happy and successful year for our whole school community.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Sister Caridad, OCD Principal