Dear SMA Families, parishioners and those looking for an excellent Catholic school,
Please join us for National Catholic Schools Week, our annual celebration of what makes education at St. Martin of Tours Academy outstanding. Starting with Sunday Mass at 9AM on January 28, we have a whole week of activities planned to show what our students are accomplishing and to celebrate the community we have built to educate tomorrow’s citizens and church leaders. Following Mass we invite everyone to a pancake breakfast in Barry Hall. Meet faculty, staff and parents who will be available for questions or just come to get to know our school community.
The theme of our celebration is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” The theme encompasses the core products and values that can be found in Catholic schools across the country. Not only are we teaching students to become future servant leaders, faith-filled disciples and enriched citizens in our communities, educators are growing with them. In Catholic schools, we are all learners, servants and leaders. These shared qualities are what make Catholic schools work. They are what make Catholic schools succeed.
The theme also focuses on key elements of Catholic education: faith development, academic excellence and dedication to service. These elements set Catholic schools apart from other educational options. They are why families make sacrifices to provide their children with a Catholic education.
We have an Open House on Wed. Feb. 1st at 6pm and I hope you will visit St. Martin Academy to enjoy the students’ displays and work and learn about their faith development and community service projects. Please bring your friends and neighbors, particularly those who may be considering Catholic education for their children.
I am grateful every day for the teachers, staff, board members, parents and volunteers who make our school a success. National Catholic Schools Week is a good time for all of us to thank them for their dedication and service.
Devotedly yours in Christ,
Toni Dimuzio, Principal