President’s Blog, April 12, 2019
April 12, 2019
To All in our Coyle and Cassidy Family:
As we end our week we enter the most wonderful of weeks in our church calendar: Holy Week! As we celebrate the beginning of Holy Week with Palm Sunday, know that all of us at Coyle and Cassidy hold you all in our prayers and ask that you hold Coyle and Cassidy, our students, our faculty, and our families, as well as the entire ministry of Catholic education in your prayers. May you all have a wonderful April vacation and joyous Holy Week and Easter Season with your family and friends!
Don’t miss this year’s high school musical: Sister Act! Performances of Sister Act the Musical will be held Friday and Saturday, April 12 & 13 at 7 p.m., and Sunday April 14 at 3 p.m. Based on the hit 1992 movie, it tells the story of a 1970s disco singer who witnesses a murder, and is forced to hide out in a convent. During her stay, she and the sisters overcome their differences- she teaches them the joy of music and they teach her the value of community and faith.
The show features over 20 talented singers, dancers and actors, who have been rehearsing since January. This promises to be an amazing production! Don’t miss it! Tickets will be available at the door and are $10 General Admission, $7 for Students and Senior Citizens.
On Thursday, May 23, 2019 the Junior/Senior Prom will be held at the Cape Club in Sharon. The cost of the prom is $80.00 per person. There were two payments: Friday, March 8 ($40.00 per person), and Friday, April 5 ($40.00 per person.) Any payment received is subject to a $10.00 late fee – This is for each payment date listed above!
Proper prom planning is time sensitive and work intensive. At this time all sign-up deadlines have passed. If your son/daughter would like to attend this wonderful event but missed the payment dates. Have your son/daughter see the class moderator (Seniors – Mrs. Lawrence; Juniors – Ms. Mawn) as soon as possible. Late sign-ups will incur the late charges. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER FRIDAY – APRIL 26, 2019. We are looking forward to a wonderful prom!
As a reminder to all seeking financial aid for the 2019-2020 school year, in order to be considered for our school-based financial aid, each student must have their registration form returned to the school with a deposit check of $100. If you have not completed your financial aid application you must do so very soon so that there are available funds to meet your need.
For our middle school families, the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education said they will have their first round of awards done by April 10th. Once we have their awards we will begin our process at the school to consider any additional need.
As we continue to invest in our programs for our students, it remains important that we receive financial support from so many. As I have stated numerous times, the amount we assess for tuition covers less than 85% of the cost of educating our students in a manner they need and deserve in order to be prepared for our world today! Also, as a school, we provide a significant amount of financial assistance to many students. We do that in a school that preserved programs and opportunities for our students because we believe all students deserve a full middle and high school experience.
Research continues to demonstrate the financial value of an investment in Catholic education. The research seems consistent that graduation rates, college enrollment and completion rates, median earnings, and overall student success prove to be greater at Catholic Schools. This positive return on investment is in addition to the wonderful grounding in our faith and the exceptional level of college readiness that is demonstrated by graduates of Catholic secondary schools. Please help us spread this good news as well as provide the essential necessary financial support to give all our students the advantages they deserve.
Please visit CoyleCassidy.com to contribute securely by clicking on the DONATE button in the upper right of the website. Or, if you prefer, you may send your donation via mail to the attention of the Advancement Office. We all thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generous support of Coyle and Cassidy and for choosing Catholic education for your children.
God Bless and may you all have a wonderful April vacation and Holy Week!
Dr. Bernie Audette