Tiger Talk! June 2, 2023

The last day of school is rapidly approaching. Today was the students’ last Friday of the school year! The next two weeks will be filled with activities and fun for all of us.  I know our students are (im)patiently waiting for the end of the school year and many of them are also talking about their excitement of coming back for the festival.  I hope I am able to see you during Festival Week! It is a hectic but fun time for all of us.

I would like to thank all of you for being part of our school family.  My faculty and I are grateful for the time we are able to spend with your children, sharing in the joy of educating them and guiding them on their paths as they grow older. It feels like it all happens quickly and then the preschooler who I just met seems to be graduating.  Thank you for trusting us with your most precious gift!

God Bless the Class of 2023!

We had a beautiful Graduation ceremony Wednesday night. I want to congratulate the Class of 2023! You are loved! It was a pleasure being part of “One Body in Christ” with you. God bless you! Continue our Salesian spirit and “be who you are and be that well” with gentle strength. In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, continue to live a life of service, compassion, and empathy for those less fortunate than you.

I would like to share some of the accomplishments that were mentioned at the ceremony with those of you who could not be with us.

    • Scholarships/grants for various diocesan high schools were awarded to the following students: Reghan Grassi, Faith Jah, Natalie Krevchuck, Jenna Mock
    • Track & Field Coach’s AwardRiley Winfield
    • Cheerleading Coach’s Award – Reghan Grassi
  • Father Mario Bugliosi Sportsmanship Award– Riley Mercante, Riley Winfield
  • Father Nicholas Waseline Service Award Abigail Beals
  • Father Roberto “Leadership through Spirit” Award – Natalie Krevchuck, Kevin Reed
    • Father James Trainor Scholarship Award – Kevin Reed
    • Perfect Attendance – Natalie Krevchuck, Riley Winfield
    • Presidential awards come with a letter from the current President of the United States and current Secretary of Education. 
      • President’s Award for Academic Achievement – Silas Krajewski, Riley Mercante, Kristie Ortiz, Angelina Wise                                                                                  
      • President’s Award for Academic Excellence –  Abigail Beals, Reghan Grassi, Faith Jah, Natalie Krevchuck       
  • Home & School Association Academic Excellence Award –  The following students earned this award for highest GPA.  All three girls have a GPA of 4.0: Abigail Beals, Faith Jah, Natalie Krevchuck


Our littlest friends graduated today! Today we celebrated the graduations of our Preschoolers and Kindergarteners. What a joy! They practiced so hard. It has been a privilege to watch them grow and learn this year. They developed social skills and learned how to be a classmate to friends. This was the first experience in a school setting for some of them. It is truly impressive what they learn in 9 months. I can’t wait to see what their bright little futures hold. 

Congratulations to our May Students of the Month! The value of the month was “helpful.” These students are willing to lend a helping hand or go out of their way to help someone. Congratulations to Stokely Harris (PK3), Vito Nepa (PK4), Graham Smith (K),  Finley Banker (1st), Tessa DeIeso (2nd), Greta Vorhauer (3rd), Aryanna Rivera (4th), Luke Hayes (5th), Cameron Steele and Z’Aylah Holness (6th), Xavian Pabon (7th), and Angelina Wise (8th).  Way to go!

Italian FestivalI want to thank everyone ahead of time for working at the Italian Festival.  Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to have a festival. It is always a fun time! Thank you for helping support our school. I look forward to seeing you there! Please stop by and visit me at the bar on the back of the Rectory patio. All of our teachers will be working on the property during the festival, so make time to stroll around the entire campus. We are happy to welcome back our friends from the Wilmington Police Department to ensure safety at our event. Let’s all pray for 8 days and nights of sunshine and mild temperatures!

  • Discounted Ride Tickets – Next Thursday, June 8th, will be the last day to buy discounted festival ride tickets at the school during drop-off. You can purchase 240 credits for $35 instead of $60 at the festival.


Last day of After Care is Tuesday, June 6th –  The last day for After Care services will be next Tuesday, June 6th. Please be sure that all balances are paid in full by that date.  As always, we accept cash, checks, and credit card payments in the office. 

YearbooksYearbooks are delayed.  You will be contacted once we have an update. 

Used Uniform Sale – $2 per item. Don’t miss this bargain! Visit the school lobby on Monday at 3:10 pm (after dismissal)  and Tuesday at 7:45 am. CASH OR CHECK ONLY for purchases under $10. Thank you to Mrs. Detlefsen for organizing this!

Join us next Thursday for our Closing Ceremony at 9:30 am in Church. All are welcome! This is the last day of school for students. The closing ceremony is a nice way to celebrate a successful year and all of our blessings. 


Upcoming Important Events:

  • Monday, June 5th/Tuesday, June 6thFull School Days
  • Tuesday, June 6th Last Day of After Care
  • Wednesday, June 7thNoon Dismissal
  • Thursday, June 8thEnd of Year Ceremony – Church – 9:30 am – dismissal following the close of the ceremony.
  • Sunday, June 11th – Sunday, June 18th – St. Anthony’s Italian Festival


Love and Blessings for a safe, happy, and healthy summer,

Judith J. White, M.A.

Princi-PAL 🙂


From the Twitter account of Pope Francis:

“During summer time, let us learn to take a break, turn off the mobile phone to gaze into the eyes of others, cultivate silence, contemplate nature, regenerate ourselves in dialogue with God.” Mk 6:30-34

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