On the morning of the last day of their high school careers, the seniors held their annual tailgate in the cafeteria parking lot. No continental breakfast here – eggs, bacon, toast, fruit, and juice were on the menu. Possibly some future chefs in our midst? Another memory to add to the scrapbook. Congratulations, Class of 2013, on all you have accomplished! We are all so proud of you!
The Community Nurses Book Sale is getting bigger and bigger, and many volunteers are needed to sort and organize books. Only one collection night was held so far and already thousands of books have been donated!
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. – noon and on Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Anyone who wants to help can just show up on those days or can contact Ann Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-4729. Service hours are available!
Due to high demand, the Scrip Office will be open on Friday, May 24 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This past weekend the Diocese announced that Bishop Persico appointed Fr. Michael Ferrick as Rector of St. Peter Cathedral, effective June 10, 2013. We are proud and excited for Fr. Michael and the Cathedral parish, but also are aware of the great loss the people of Queen of the World Parish and ECCSS will experience. I know that you join me in extending congratulations to Fr. Michael and prayers for his transition into the significant ministry which awaits him at the Cathedral.
With regard to administrative leadership at ECCSS, I am grateful for the strong and cohesive administrative team which we have in place, largely due to Father Michael’s leadership. Moving forward, I would expect that the Bishop, as Chairman of the Members, will appoint an interim or acting President as soon as possible. That will allow time for the Board of Directors, working in harmony with the Members, to develop an appropriate search process leading to the appointment of the next President. I look forward to being significantly involved in this effort, in collaboration with Mr. Bill Hoffman, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
I thank you for providing your support to ECCSS since we began several years ago. I ask that you continue to pray for the ECCSS during this time of transition. As people of faith we believe that the Holy Spirit will guide the Bishop and the Board of Members and Board of Directors in choosing the best person needed to fill the position of President at this time in the life of our school system.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Nicholas J. Rouch, S.T.D.
Vicar for Education
The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its annual spring meeting on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in the high school conference room. All alumni members are invited to attend, especially class representatives. Please join us as we wrap up and review this year’s events and begin plans for next year’s activities. Refreshments will be provided! Inquiries can be directed to the Advancement Office (834-1480, email@example.com). Hope to see you there!
As part of their end-of-the-year program, the kindergarten classes will present their musical entitled How Does Your Garden Groove? In this musical, Freddy and Franny Farmer’s garden vegetables are movin’ and groovin’. This is not your typical garden-variety musical as the French fried potatoes have appeal, leafy vegetables sing Lettuce Entertain You and the corn and peas beg Please Don’t Put Us in a Can-Can! These lively veggies will sing and dance their way into everyone’s hearts!
In addition to the musical, the kindergarteners will also perform several other songs and also receive a certificate from Mrs. Schaut.
Please join us on Thursday, May 30 at 8:45 a.m. in the gymnasium for an entertaining program. All are welcome to attend! Hope to see you there!