Congratulations Class of 2019!
Please join us in congratulating and praying for our 8th grade students! All of our students were accepted to their first choice high schools including 4 Catholic schools & 2 charter schools. We are very proud!
Girls on the Run
Cabrini’s first GOTR team joined over 8,000 Girls on the Run participants, families and supporters on 5/11 and celebrated the strong, brave and confident girls who will lead our future, improve our community and make our world a better place! Thanks to all our GOTR families for supporting this program and congratulations to the girls on a great season!
Bubble Bus dance party!
On Monday 5/13, the whole school celebrated the success of the Auction by having a bubble bus dance party on the playground.
Note from Mrs. Koetting
It is hard to believe that my first year as principal at Cabrini is coming to an end – and I have loved every minute of it! It is an incredible experience to be part of a community where no need goes unnoticed and no prayer unanswered. The kindness and commitment of families and friends have made many wonderful things happen throughout the year.
Our building looks alive, as we have cleaned up, added new learning tools and welcomed many visitors in order to grow our community partnerships. The culmination of our efforts has been on display during this last month of school. Amidst the fun of field day & the 8th grade musical, we had a very successful auction that will allow us to grow our fine arts & technology programs moving forward.
I have been blessed to be welcomed, supported, and encouraged by the staff, teachers, parents, board members, and the many people beyond our building that are committed to our mission to educate the bodies, minds, and spirits of our students.
Wishing you a safe and restful summer break … and looking forward to coming together in August to continue our educational journey together.
News from the School Board
The St. Frances Cabrini School Board held its last meeting of the school year in early May. The members agreed that 2018-19 was a very successful year. Over the past year the Board has successfully faced some significant issues including:
- revising the School Board By-Laws,
- clarifying the demographic and enrollment challenges facing Cabrini,
- developing a plan to improve the relationship between the school and its sponsoring parishes,
- establishing a relationship with two non-sponsoring parishes who send students to Cabrini,
- formulating a draft of a new strategic plan.
In July, the School Board will hold its first meeting of the 2019-20 school year. At that meeting we hope to welcome some additional members to the School Board and refine plans to address the following issues in the coming school year:
- implementing key steps to improve the relationship between the school and its sponsoring parishes,
- completing the new strategic plan and communicating the plan to sponsoring parishes, staff members, parents, volunteers and donors,
- increasing enrollment,
- identifying additional donors.
The members of the School Board are indeed grateful to all who assisted in making 2018-19 a year of growth and improvement for the Cabrini community. This success can only be achieved through the efforts of a great team. We offer special thanks to our principal and her staff, our parents and students, our sponsoring parishes and our many donors. The School Board wishes all a safe and enjoyable summer.
As we near the end of the school year, we are pleased to share information regarding staffing changes that are currently in place:
Miss Mary Jo will become our full-time Cafeteria Director and work with Miss Eileen to continue to serve our students’ nutritional needs. We look forward to delicious breakfast and lunch selections daily!
Miss Kelsey Kerr will become the 5th grade homeroom / Language Arts & Upper Division Math teacher. Her experience and familiarity with our school will provide a smooth transition for our students.
Miss Abbey Sarnowski will be joining us to teach 3rd grade. She has completed her undergraduate studies at Xavier University and will be attending St. Louis University to pursue her masters degree through the Billiken Teacher Corps program. We look forward to welcoming Abbey to Cabrini soon!
Mr. Sean Barth will be our part-time Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE). He will provide faith formation support for our school community.
We are still looking for some additional positions and will keep you informed as those are filled.
Our annual Auction & Dinner this year was a record-breaking success!
Thanks for a home run in support of our Cabrini students. We are grateful for our supporters that joined us for a night to celebrate the many cultures that make up our unique Cabrini family. Special thanks to all our wonderful volunteers and students that worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth evening, including our Emcee’: Michael Heck.
Visit https://cabriniacademy.org/events/auction/ to view photos from the event.
Through the generosity of donors, we have been able to expand our programs. We have received grants from a variety of sources to support tuition assistance, gardening, kitchen equipment upgrades, faith formation materials and of course, fine arts & technology through our recent auction success.
What a blessing to have you in our community!
St. Anthony of Padua – VBS 2019 – ROAR!
What: New friends. Amazing experiments. Creative games. Super-fun snacks. Surprising adventures. Incredible music.
Who: Participants– Pre-K (potty-trained) through 5th grade.
Crew Leaders– Kids entering 6th grade through adults.
When: Monday-Friday, July 8th-12th from 8:45am-12:00pm
Where: St. Anthony of Padua Hall – 3135 Meramec Street – 63118
Cost: $25 for one child, $50 for two or more. Free for Crew Leaders and Adult Volunteers. Don’t let cost be an obstacle! Call S. Dolores to make arrangements.
Please register your children by June 21st. Registration forms will soon be available in church and online. For more information, please contact S. Dolores at 314-703-1453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Wenceslaus Church
We offer Mass in Spanish every Sunday at 12:00 PM. Join our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters to worship God! The Missionaries of the Holy Family have been serving at St. Wenceslaus since 1960. Fr. Phil Sosa M.S.F. says: “Welcome to our parish. As a community we invite you to accompany us at St. Wenceslaus for Mass. God bless you!”
Tenemos Misa en español todos los domingos a las 12:00 PM. El Padre Phil Sosa M.S.F. dice: “Bienvenidos a nuestra parroquia de San Wenceslaus. Unidos por el amor de Cristo Jesús tratamos de estar en plena comunicación con el pueblo de Dios por todas partes. Estamos aquí para servir. Los Misioneros de la Sagrada Familia somos los que tenemos el cuidado pastoral de la parroquia. ¡Que Dios los Bendiga!”
Tailgate Sale on Saturday, June 1st – 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM: Spaces available at $17.00 and BBQ available 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
For more information or reservations, please call Tim at 314-814-0486 or Paul at 314-865-1020 (Mon-Fri during business hours)