Dear Friends and Family of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School,
As we celebrate a new liturgical year this Advent, I reflect on the past year here at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School. I marvel at all that has been accomplished thus far and what amazing days are ahead for our school. Most of our success grows from your generous gifts of time, talent and treasure. As we launch the Spirit of Giving Annual Fund Campaign, your support is most especially needed.
Once again this fall, we experienced strong enrollment growth, up 5% from the previous year and 9% over the past two years. As we welcomed many new families and welcomed back several returning families, it’s evident that the demand for high quality Catholic education has not subsided. With the confusion of the world around us, the call for a light such as St. Charles Borromeo is evermore needed and desired.
In addition to the many new faces around campus, strategic moves were made to enhance our facility and more are planned for the near future. Last year, the annual fund was dedicated to improving the school courtyard. With your generosity, we raised $14,000 towards this goal from the Annual Fund alone. Along with other fundraising efforts, we completed the first phase of the Courtyard renovation totaling $24,900.
As we move forward, our Courtyard serves as the center of our school and is more welcoming than ever. We have also continued to renovate the entrance and have created a beautiful space for memorials and dedications of family and friends at the entrance.
Last year, we exceeded our fundraising goal by $4,000 and were able to truly take the Courtyard to the next level. Please join us again this year to exceed a goal of $15,000 towards the phase two overhaul of the Courtyard, including a sound system! This will enhance our school so we may gather for events and even Mass. Your generous donation, continued prayers and support, will transform the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School campus to reflect the love that is taught and shared here.
Please prayerfully consider being a monthly donor to the school through the Annual Fund. This can be set up through our website on the “Support St. Charles>Give Now” tab. A regular contribution helps the school every single month or as often as you would like.
Your tax-deductible contribution can be made directly to SCBCS through cash, check or credit card. For your convenience, you can give online using the giving webpage available on our school website where it says “Support St. Charles>Give Now” or utilize the enclosed envelope to use traditional mail service.
Thank you so much for all your support! May God bless you and your family this Christmas season.
Nathan D. Nadeau
Principal – St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School