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March 9, 2018

Dear St. Anastasia Families,

Last weekend’s Parish Ball was a wonderful night of fun and fellowship.  Thank you to the more than three hundred community members who attended the gala at the LAX Westin.  Fundraising for the school project, the updating of our library space is off to a promising start. On the night of the event we raised over $20,000 toward the school project.  Thanks to those who have already generously sponsored the library, but we definitely need more support.  The library is such a vital place for all of our children, and we are counting on 100 percent participation by all of our families to reach our goal of $40,000.  It is easy to donate to the school project by clicking the link on our school homepage or CLICK HERE.

Thank you to the army of volunteers that put on the event and particularly to the chair, Milana McDermott.  Milana has served as the chair or co-chair of the ball for many years, in addition to serving as a school board member and our current PTO president.  The McDermotts have been parents at St. Anastasia for nineteen years!  Thank you for your remarkable service.

I have a few reminders that I need to share about pick up and drop-off time.  Please be sure to either walk your child onto the school grounds, or use the carpool lane.  When walking with your child in the parking lot, please use the crosswalks.  Please say goodbye to your children outside the building, rather than following them inside.  Anyone visiting or volunteering in the classrooms needs to check in with the office and get a visitor badge.  For safety purposes it is important that the halls don’t get overcrowded, and that we can account for everyone in the building.  Thank you for your cooperation with these important safety concerns.

This weekend our Academic Decathlon Team will participate in the annual Archdiocesan competition at the Long Beach Pyramid..  More than one hundred schools from all around the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will gather for a day of learning, celebrating, and competing.  Our team has been practicing for several months and it’s time for all their work to come to fruition.  Good luck to decathletes: Kayla, Juliette, Jake, Jack, Dylan, Keira, Cameron, Jane, Isabella, and Wyatt.  We are very proud of you!

The Race For Success has become The Rock, Roll and Run for Education and will take place this Saturday, March 10th on the campus of LMU.  The day will include a 5K Family Run, 1K Kids' Run (8 and under), community expo, live music/entertainment, $5 pancake breakfast, family-friendly activities and more! Thank you so much to Chris and Theresa Lehr for promoting and organizing this terrific Westchester family event.


Mike Muir