Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year. I’m Tina O’Sullivan, President of the Parent’s Association, and this is my 14th year at St. Gabriel School as a parent. After all this time, it is still a wonderful feeling to come back in August and reconnect with so many wonderful friends and acquaintances. And this year, we warmly welcome our new Principal, Mrs. Gina Beal. Our community continues to thrive as we fondly say goodbye to old friends and warmly welcome new staff and families.
To keep our school vibrant, we all need to continue to be involved and to participate in the SGPO’s varied fundraisers and events. Our fundraisers help keep tuition costs down and supplement the needs of our children’s classrooms and building and grounds upgrades. There are also events to get our families together to share fun and laughter.
Gabe Lucey, chair of the “Welcome back Breakfast” coordinated a wonderful team of volunteers to provide a delicious start to our first day back. Parents were able to get together and share donated food from parents and donated Coffee from Java Beach!
The Parish Picnic will be held in Blackberry Farm on September 20th. You can purchase tickets and get more information from the Parish Center.
Judy Green and her magnificent team have already started to gear up for the International Food Faire which will be on October 3rd, 2015. This is the last year for a lot of the committee so if you would like to get more involved, we need you! This family friendly event always sells out, so watch for the ticket sales to start soon!
Here’s to an exciting and blessed school year.
Tina O’Sullivan (Finn 6B) firstname.lastname@example.org