Dear Staff, Students and Families of Blessed Sacrament School
It is with mixed emotions that I write this final greeting to you. Although I am excited about the new prospect and challenges that come with moving to a new school, I am sad to leave a place that has become my second home for over 5 years.
Blessed Sacrament School is a hidden gem within our board. Over the years, I have received many compliments from supply staff and visitors to our building about our students and staff. Compliments like these, truly made me beam with pride. We have a staff here that truly cares deeply about the students in their care and invest so much of their time and effort into their education.
Over the past 5 years, we have built an excellent community, focusing on integrating our faith in all we do, with a push for academic excellence. As I leave, I am very proud of the accomplishments that we have achieved, including our most recent EQAO scores. Our school community is also a fun place to be, where through the initiative of parent volunteers, school council, staff and students we have many fun theme days, clubs, activities, and sports for the students to participate. The saying “it takes a village to raise a child” is lived out fully at Blessed Sacrament.
I wish to thank you for all your support over the years! Thank you for the well wishes, emails, gifts, and hugs I have received over the past two weeks – they have been much appreciated and will be cherished.
In closing, please remember the main message of our theme book this year, “What’s my Superpower?”. All of you have a superpower that makes you unique and special – your superpower is always right in front of you. Use this talent that God has given you to make our world a better place.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year! May God Bless you in 2023.
And for the last time – this is Mr. Petrella signing off. Take care Bears!
Mr. Franco Petrella