Last Message of the Year from Principal Jeanne Donovan

posted on June 11th, 2012 at 8:45 am in News.

The end of the year is here and so many exciting events have taken place in the last few weeks.

Thanks to the Community Resource for Science (CRS), all students participated in hands-on science experiments led by a group of young researchers and scientists from UC Berkeley. In May, 6th graders worked on mountain building, 7th graders on spring mechanics, and 8th graders on optics.

This year Core 6 students raised $15,229 for the Walk-a-Thon fundraiser. Wow! What an accomplishment and kudos to them and to their teachers. The students supported three charities with the proceeds: East Bay SPCA (animal shelter), Shepherd’s Gate (shelter for women and children), and Cure Epilepsy Foundation.

The 8th Grade Boat Dance was a huge, smooth-sailing success. The boys were so handsome in their sports coats and ties and the girls looked absolutely stunning in their dresses. Thanks to our parent coordinators, Christine Crowley, Sheila Addiego, Kristen Dixon and to all the parent volunteers who helped to make this event a memorable one. What a fabulous evening! And…there is still the 8th Grade Celebration to look forward to. What a wonderful way to end the school year.

Lastly, and most importantly, I would like to express my gratitude to the community for your commitment, support and dedication in our efforts to provide your children with a superb learning experience. You are an invaluable component to the success of our school. I applaud the work that all of you do. Thank you again for a most memorable and exhilarating school year.

Have a safe, fun, and relaxing summer!