Dear St. Stephen Parents,
We hope this letter finds you and your family enjoying a fun and joyful summer vacation.
In just a few weeks we will be back together for the 2012-2013 school year. We are excited about the upcoming school year and all that it promises for our children. As you know, throughout the school year, the Women’s Guild and Men’s Club host many wonderful events for the entire St. Stephen community. The Men’s Club, moderated by Fr. Paul Warren, will be hosting our Christmas Pancake Breakfast, the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and the Annual Golf Tournament, which this year will be held at the renowned Harding Park Golf Course.
The Women’s Guild, under the wonderful guidance of our Principal, Mrs. Sharon McCarthy Allen, also has many special events and activities planned for the next school year. Our kick-off event will be the Welcome Coffee on the first day of school, August 20th, 2012 at 10:00am in Donworth Center. While our children are getting oriented to their new classrooms, the coffee provides a great opportunity to reconnect with friends, meet the new members of our St. Stephen Community and meet the committee chairs who will be there talking about the details for the various events planned. This year we are excited to be hosting the Fall Fashion Show on November 17th at the Olympic Club Lakeside and the Annual Auction and Dinner Dance at the St. Regis Hotel on February 9th, 2013. While these are the two largest events, there are many more fun activities to enjoy and lend your talents to, such as Family Bingo, Fall and Spring Bake Sales, Book Fair and Walkathon. The enclosed 2012-2013 Directory provides a complete list of the events along with the contact information for the talented and generous women and men who are chairing them this year.
The Women’s Guild and Men’s Club hold monthly meetings, which are open to all school parents and parishioners who wish to join. We encourage you to attend these meetings, as they are a great venue for connecting with our community, developing new friendships and hearing updates on the school and parish from Mrs. Allen and Fr. Paul.
On behalf of the Women’s Guild and Men’s Club, we look forward to seeing you all soon with the beginning of the new school year. This year holds much promise for growth for our children and enrichment for our school and parish. Our success as a community is truly dependent on the dedication we all make in both time and talent. Together we can achieve amazing things for our children and their future. We look forward to sharing the journey through the year with each of you.
Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer and see you on August 20th. Go Cougars!
Women’s Guild Co-President
Women’s Guild Co-President
Men’s Club President