“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth…” Jn. 14: 17
This Thursday, May 25, we will celebrate Jesus’ Ascension into heaven and nine days afterwards we will celebrate Pentecost.In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus tells his followers that he will not leave them alone but will send them the Holy Spirit to defend them, guide them and be with them forever.Jesus makes this promise to his followers of all times.How blessed are we to be followers of Jesus!
Congratulations to Mr. Perfetto and our students for the wonderful Spring Concert which they presented last week.Everything was wonderful: your singing, your instrumental performances and the musical, “Don’t Rock the Ark.”It was a joy for your parents and friends to listen to you.It was very, very evident that Mr. Perfetto and you had really worked hard to prepare your show and your hard work provided delightful entertainment for all of us who had the pleasure of listening to you.God bless each of you.
Thanks to Mrs. Clarkson and Mrs. Johnson and all who helped them at our recent McDonald’s Night. The profit from that evening was $682.Thanks to all who came out in support.
Thanks, too, to Mrs. Clarkson and Mrs. Johnson, faculty members, members of the SJVO and students who helped them prepare for our Open House and to welcome everyone who came to visit.
Thanks to our teachers in Gr. 5 – 8 and to their students who provided a great Fun Hour for the benefit of the American Cancer Society last week.We all enjoyed the Disney themed games and were happy to support this wonderful organization.
This year our May Crowning will be included in the 9:30 a.m. Mass for Ascension Thursday, May 25.Each student is asked to bring aflower to place in the vase in front of the Blessed Mother’s shrine during the May Crowning Procession.
This time of year families begin to register students for the next year.Parents of Augustinian students and the students themselves have always been our school’s best promoters.If you know anyone who lives in our area or will be moving into our area and is looking for a school for their children, please invite them to take a look at Augustinian Academy.Visits may be arranged by calling the office (315-493-1301).
Students in Grades 4 and 8 will take the New York State Science Test during some of the school days from May 24 – June 2.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!! St. James Fair is coming June 22 – 24.Volunteers are needed to sign up to work during the fair.Helpers are needed especially to help run the game booths.Please check your e-mail for the sign-up genius so that you can sign up to work during this event.St. James Fair is our biggest fundraiser and generates close to $30,000.All of this money goes for the school.Please come to help the many workers from St. James Parish who devote hours to work at the fair so that our children can attend Augustinian Academy.This is a wonderful opportunity to fulfill your volunteer hours.We’re counting on your support.
May 25Ascension Thursday Mass & May Crowning- 9:30 a.m.Gr. K - 2 Square Dancing Presentation & a Mini-Talent Show in Augustinian’s
Gym – 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on May 25
26-29Memorial Day Weekend
31Presentation on Dragonflies /10 a.m. – Gr. 7 & 8; 11 a.m. - Gr. 5 & 6
June 2First Friday Mass -9:30 a.m.
5Presentation on Birds of Prey
9Last day for Pre-K classes
14History Fair – 10 a.m. – Noon in the gym
15Walkathon and School Picnic
Enjoy the long weekend!
Sr. Annunciata Collins, SSJ
Established in 1885... in the Tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph