Open house this weekend at St. Raymond School spotlights changes for next academic year

by Kim McNair on January 28, 2011

In advance of its open house this weekend, St. Raymond announced a number of changes for the 2011-12 academic school year.

The school’s principal for the past 16 years, Sister Ann Bernard, will be leaving the school at the end of the academic year.  Working in conjunction with the Archdiocese, Fr. William Myers, Pastor of St. Raymond Catholic Church, is leading the search and selection process and will name a new principal later this Spring.

The teachers, students and parents will miss Sr. Ann Bernard and wish her well in her experiences and adventures to come.  “Sister Ann Bernard has faithfully and professionally led the St. Raymond School community for the past sixteen years,” said Cynthia Ballagh, kindergarten teacher at St. Raymond School. “She will be greatly missed.”

“In the 9 years I have been at St. Raymond’s I have felt safe, learned to love learning and learned to respect my peers, teachers and myself, said Caoimhe MacRunnels, 8th grader and President of the Student Council. “Sr. Ann Bernard has been a critical part of that experience.”

The school also announced that it will offer a junior kindergarten class beginning in the Fall of 2011. In addition to helping young students learn how to interact and build relationships with peers and adults, the curriculum focuses on improving readiness skills in English language arts (reading and writing), mathematics (number sense and problem solving), and physical and motor development.
Children who turn five before January 31st are eligible for this program. After care is available from 1pm – 6pm.

For more information, please call the school office at 650-322-2312 or come to the open house this Sunday, January 30, from 11:00 am – 1:oo pm.

Photo of Sister Ann Bernard courtesy of St. Raymond School

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