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Walking with Jesus in Faith, Hope, and Love SAINT CECILIA SCHOOL 2008-2009 Annual Report A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR Dear Friends, For most people, this past year has been one that has chal- lenged us to examine carefully family life, making sacriﬁces where we can and moving most of our resources to family “needs” and not “wants.” It has been no diﬀerent on the parish and the school level. This year’s St. Cecilia School An- nual Report gives us the opportunity to demonstrate how we have been ﬁscally responsible, reviewing and introduc- ing new ways to continue our mission and mandate without sacriﬁcing any essentials. Your assistance is vital to the health and ongoing excellence of our school. I am proud to say that in the midst of very dif- ﬁcult times, our parish school has shown the capacity to take on new economic challenges and ﬁnd real and helpful solu- tions. I hope that this Report will deepen and strengthen your conﬁdence in us and your commitment to our parish school. May God bless and reward you for all that you do for St. Cecilia’s and for our children. In Christ our Savior, Rev. Alfred S. Baca, Pastor ����� S�����-W��� L�� LE�) E����������� (S ts are... St. Cecilia Studen His wers of God and • ��������� follo teachings. als ������� individu • ������������ �� their best. that strive to do spectful ����� that are re • ������ �� ���� rs. and kind to othe of their ������ peop le that take care • �� uls, and hearts. bodies, minds, so A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL Walking with Jesus in Faith, Hope, and Love... Dear Families and Friends of St. Cecilia School: It is a pleasure to provide you with the St. Cecilia School Annual Report. Your gifts of prayer, time, talent, and treasure enable us to continue our mission to provide all of our children with the advantage of an excellent academic education in a Catholic faith-ﬁlled environment. Each year our school grows richer through our exemplary academic programs and the development of new programs. The 2008-2009 school year opened with a formal music program for all students in grades kindergarten through eight. In addition to regular classroom instruction in music theory, students are learning how to play the recorders and the hand chimes. A school choir has also been formed, and, after only one year, is preparing for a trip to Rome where they will sing with thousands of other Catholic choirs at the Papal Mass on January 1, 2011. What an amazing opportunity for our young Catholics! Enhancements to our technology program are ongoing and in 2008-2009 includ- ed the installation of document projectors in all of our classrooms. The docu- ment cameras allow the teachers to project documents, color photos, websites, and three dimensional objects for student viewing. This visual enhancement has made learning more engaging for our students. Lastly, during our diﬃcult economic situation, many of our school families were struggling to provide Catholic education for their children. The very generous gifts of our benefactors enabled us to provide assistance to these families. We remain forever grateful for the ongoing generosity of our benefactors. Gratefully, Mrs. Mary Alvarado, Principal ST. CECILIA CELEBRATES SERVICE T his year, Catholic Schools across the nation focused on the importance of service. For St. Cecilia students, service is not a new concept. Students become aware of the many issues af- fecting our world and develop compassion for those in need by participating in our Catholic Action Responsibility Education Program (CARE) and witnessing the actions of our student leaders, parents, and teachers. Through their collective action, students recognize that contributions large and small do make a diﬀerence. Many service activities address needs within our local community. One focus area included supporting individuals with special needs. NJHS students con- tinued their relationship with Currie Middle School students by inviting their peers to an activity day at our school and supporting them during the Special Games. Charlotte Woolfolk, a seventh grader, helped our school deepen un- derstanding by independently organizing a Disability Awareness Fair for the community. Students also appreciate global needs. As part of its CARE project, the ﬁrst grade class jumped rope to raise over $1,400 to support Heifer International. Funds raised provided heifer, sheep, llamas, goats, chicks and geese to rural communities to encourage self-suﬃciency. The third L������� � S������... grade paired a ﬁeld trip to the Marine Mammal Rescue G� � Center with a beach clean up day. Students also partici- •lead morning prayer -wide liturgy pated in a number of projects to support Father Marc’s •lead bi-monthly school r servers Orphanage in Haiti. National Junior Honor Society orga- •serve as lectors and alta •organize a Living Rosary celebration nized a shoe drive for children in that nation and raised communities with six Parish cultural funds for general operations. ��� G����� C��������to troops over- •write Christmas Cards AC Serving God by sharing his message is practiced daily. seas through Operation ney for Whether leading morning prayer or serving during e mo •Jump for Kids” to rais al school-wide liturgy, all students show that through their the Heifer Internation ney for Father • donate shoes and mo ti actions they help others live a Christ-centered life. Re- Marc’s Orphanage in Hai gardless of size or age, we can share our talents, time, �� � L���� C�������� and gifts with others near and far. By doing this we mel Village • visit seniors at the Car truly walk with Jesus in faith, hope, and love. Retirement Home goods to buy • sell books and baked graders at school supplies for 2nd Ana) School of Our Lady (Santa ond Sec • collect canned food forFood Banks Harvest and St. Cecilia s • clean up local beache homeless at • Make blankets for the Catholic Worker age of Hope • collect toys for the Vill shelter in Tustin s of Colum- • partner with the Knightthe develop- bus to raise money for mentally disabled School stu- • support Currie Middle es dents at the Special Gam DEVELOPMENT NOTES Walking with Jesus in Faith, Hope, and Love... T he St. Cecilia tradition grows stronger each year. As we approach our 50th year, we reﬂect upon the value our Catholic education brings to our community. The St. Cecilia Development program is focused on the development of a ﬁnancial plan that will allow St. Cecilia to continue our mission. The plan identiﬁes the immediate and long term capital needs of the physical components, as well as the ongoing manpower and operational components of the school. St. Cecilia School calls upon all members of the Parish, alumni, corporate/business community, and other private institutional sources for ﬁnancial support. Only with the full support of our Parish and local community can the continued success and vitality of St. Cecilia School be assured. St. Cecilia School appreciates the signiﬁcant 2008-2009 contributions of community members. Each D���������� I� year, teams of parents work countless hours ���� to coordinate a fall auction, gift wrap drive, Paris h Appeal and spring golf tournament. The proceeds Adop $16,720 t a Class Today from these events are used to support items Tuiti $ 9,000 on Assistance Gr on the school needs analysis, resources for Tuiti ants $ 5,000 on Assistance Gi classrooms, performing arts assemblies, the NCL fts $ 3,750 B Title Funds development program, and the endowment. $ 6,750 The 15 Adopt a Class business, community, and family sponsors provided unrestricted F���������� I� Auction (PTG) ���� funds for teachers to augment Spring Show $80,190 Gift Wrap (PTG) costumes and sets, oﬀset ﬁeld trip fees, pur- $11,500 Golf Tournamen chase additional sports equipment, and up- t $ 8,500 date learning materials. This year, St. Cecilia School is particularly thankful for the generosity of the Orange Cath- olic Foundation and the St. Cecilia Parish. These two communities contributed signiﬁ- cantly to increasing the funds available for tuition assistance. Their gifts enable St. Cecilia School to maintain an economically diverse community as it builds academically compe- tent, spiritual, and holistic individuals of character. ST. CECILIA SCHOOL SPONSORS Inaugural Ball 2008 Golf Tournament 2009 Tuition Assistance Anonymous Donors Sponsors Sponsors Orange Catholic Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Moses E. Cordova All Diameter Grinding, Inc. The Clarke Family Dr. & Mrs. Randy Fiorentino Avila La Fonda Hotel The Gourde Family Crisanta Alzona, DDS Graduation JMB Financial Managers American First Credit Union Scholarships Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Saavedra Ashdon Golf Father Al Baca Mr. & Mrs. Benny Saputo Jack Brkich Knights of Columbus Mr. & Mrs. Art Alvarado Caroline Budiman Parent Teacher Guild American First Credit Union Cloud 9 Dry Cleaners Daughters of America Robinson, Calcagnie & Crab Cooker Jennifer & Betty O’Brien Robinson DTN Tech Marketing Solutions Scholarship Fund The Bogart Family Gary’s Rack The Cachola Family Ray & Gourde Corporate Rewards The Cervantes Family Randy Herrel Albertson’s The Do Family Dan Holland Box Tops for Education The Duong Family Home Tee Golf Cars 4 Cause The Guirgis Family Inn at Avila Beach Innisbrook The Harrison Family Jackie Creed Land’s End The Juliano Family Johnny Rockets Oﬃce Depot The Mahony Family Lamppost Pizza Target The Moll Family Land’s End Dimitri’s The McCarthy Family Lone Star Johnny Rockets The Saba Family Marie Hudson Pizza Shack The Schulist Family Martin Cervantes Ruby’s Todd Smith Family Mater Dei High School Souplantation The Strohl Family Nieuport 17 Tustin Brewing Company The Wacker Family One Hope Winery Pat and Oscars Ink Sponsors Pizza Shack Bayardo Insurance Agency Facility Precision Laser Skin Care Motorsport Aftermarket The Casey Family Group Robinson, Calcagnie & Tustin Community Foundation Robinson NPV Advisors TGA RML Properties ACT Sponsors 2008-20 Toyota, Inc. Thomas Gourde LLP K- Dr. Randy Fiorentin 09 Will Saba Wood Gutmann Bogart Ins. o 1st- Bayardo Insurance James Surdilla, DDS 2nd- Market Timing Re Agency Tustin Ranch Country Club In Memory of sources 3rd- JMB Financial Ma nagers Arlene Warren Ronan McCarthy 4th- Mr. and Mrs. Joe Wescom Anonymous Neglia The Winery 5th- Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Michael Capozzi 6th- The Ghattas Fam for the Special Education 7th- JRA Designs ily Matching Gifts Team of Revere, MA Boeing Mr. & Mrs. Michael F. Mc- 8th- The Barrigas Fam ily Edison Carthy 8th- The Torres Family Toyota Motors, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. William Smith Academic Decathlon- Travellers Insurance Ms. Adriana Tringale Travelers Community Action Grants Sports- The Torres Fam ily Sports- The Barrigas Family Art- The Guirgis Fam ily Extended Day- The Ce nnamo Family Library- Mrs. Mary Tho rnton Math- The Loi Family Music- Mrs. Mary Tho rnton Science- The Clough Family ST. CECILIA SCHOOL SPONSORS- PARISH APPEAL Walking with Jesus in Faith, Hope, and Love... Mr. & Mrs. Guadalupe Acevedo Libby Dyer Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Leupold Ly Trinh Pham Mr. Samuel Adams Mr. Donald Ellis Mrs. Rosario & Mr. Llamas Thu Van Pham Ms. Cynthia Adey Mr. & Mrs. David H. Engeleiter Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Llave Troi Van Pham Mr. & Mrs. Guillermo Aleman Mr. & Mrs. Lucien Escalle Ms. Faviola Acuapan & Ly Trinh Pham Mr. Joe Alﬁeri Mr. & Mrs. Rogelio Facundo Ms. Elias Lopez Ms. Marie Porter Abel Ospin & Sandra Alverez Mr. & Mrs. Frank T. Favaro Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Lovell Mr. Earl J. Prescott Avon & Dorothy Ary The Favela Family Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Lu Mr. & Mrs. Donnie Price Mr. & Mrs. Steven Baker Mr. & Mrs. Juanito Felix Mr. & Mrs. Tri Luong Mr. George Quan Mr. & Mrs. Silvino Balbuena Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fernandez Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Lyons Mr. & Mrs. Victor Quiros Mr. & Mrs. Melville Barracliﬀe Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Figueroa Ms. Guadalupe Macias Mr. Alejandro Rangel & Mr. John Barry Mr. William Finken Mr. & Mrs. Michael Macmullin Ms. Emma Jaime Mr. & Mrs. Apolono Beleber Mr. & Mrs. Stefan Fisch Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Mancao Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Raygoza Mr. Donald Bell Mr. Michael Fitzgerald Mr. & Mrs. Manickam Ms. Ruth Reich Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Benitez Mr. Agustin Flores & Ms. Alice Marks Mr. & Mrs. Greg Rewers Mr. Andrew Benjock Ms. Silvia Lucer Ms. Judy Yung Schroeder Martin Mr. & Mrs. Gregorio Rewers Ms. Patricia Benson Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Foley, Sr. Mr. Francisco Martin Mr. & Mrs. Jorge Rocha Ms. Alissa Beprosse Mr. & Mrs. Albert J. Formaneck Mr. & Mrs. Milt Mather Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rodrigues Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Biagiotti Mr. Michael Foster Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Mathews Mr. & Mrs. Romero Mrs. Theresa Billings Mr. & Mrs. Ezequiel Frausto Mr. & Mrs. Daniel McCarville Mr. Scott Roseberry Ms. Sheila Blake Ms. Leticia Freiboth Mr. & Mrs. William McCauley Mr. Philip Rudolph Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Both Ms. Antonette M. Frugoli Mr. & Mrs. J. J. McLaughlin Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Ruiz Mr. & Mrs. Steve Bowen Mr. Jon Galindo Mr. & Mrs. William P. McNiﬀ Ms. Carol Ryan Mr. & Mrs. Martin Breen Ms. Elenita Galleros Clemente Mendoza Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Sabino Mr. Brian Breen Ms. Patricia Garcia Mr. Bazan & Ms. Mendoza Mr. Charles Salasovic Mr. & Mrs. Jack Brkich Ms. Miguel Margarita Garcia Mr. Leonard Mensah Mr. Francisco Salazar Ms. Juana Brown Mr. Karl Gaugel Mr. & Mrs. Jim Meyer Mr. & Mrs. Wilfredo Salenga Ms. Martha Brychel Ms. Patricia Gogo Mr. Ramiro Meza & Ms. Sonia Mr. & Mrs. Walter Salinas Mr. & Mrs. Duc Bui Mr. & Mrs. Allon Greene Buendia Ms. Aguilar Garibay Salvador Mr. & Mrs. Rutgardo Calbay The Guerrero-Luevano Family Mr. Paolo Miliozzi Mr. Charles Anthony Samy Mr. Jack Canzano Mr. David Guillen Ms. Martha Molina Mr. Luis San Jose Phuoc Gia Cao Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Guirgis Mr. & Mrs. Jose Moreno Mr. & Mrs. Jay Sanchez Thu Cao Mr. & Mrs. Jovito Gutierrez Mr. Frederick Moscarito Mr. & Mrs. Jose Luis Sanchez Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Caraccio Tu Quang Ha Ms. Joan Mount Mr. & Mrs. Benny Saputo Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Carden Mr. & Mrs. Reuben Hanson Mrs. Manickam Mr. & Mrs. Robert Schier Mr. & Mrs. Mark Champagne Mr. & Mrs. Harnett Mr. Alberto Munos Mr. & Mrs. Gary Schoenbachler Mr. & Mrs. Abel Hin-Mou Chan Catherine Hayes & Ms. Maria Guerrero Mr. & Mrs. Gregorio Sevilla Mr. & Mrs. Nick Clayton Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Hernandez Mr. & Mrs. Javier Nava Mr. & Mrs. Raul Silva Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cordero Mr. & Mrs. Luke Hng Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Neglia Mr. & Mrs. Craig Smith Mr. & Mrs. Noel Cruise Anh Dao Hoang Mr. & Mrs. Garry Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Harold Smith Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Curry Mr. & Mrs. Loc Hoang Mrs. Virginia Nessl Mr. & Mrs. Keith Strohl Mr. & Mrs. Scott Cwiertny Mr. Dan D. Hoang Mr. & Mrs. John G. Netherwood Mr. James Surdilla Nam Hoang Vinh Duong Ngo Mr. & Mrs. Jaime Tanaleon Khoat Quang Dang Mr. & Mrs. Luke Hung Ms. Betty Nguyen Do Ngoan Thi Mr. Jaime De Guzman Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ibbetson Hai Nguyen Hao Tran Ms. Peggy Debeau Mr. & Mrs. James Italiane Mr. & Mrs. Nguyen Mr. & Mrs. Phong Tran Mr. & Mrs. Paul Delmastro Mr. & Mrs. Cipriono Jacinto Mr. & Mrs. An Nguyen Ngoc Dung Tran Ms. Alissa Deprosse Ms. Patricia Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Hung Nguyen Sam Van Tran Mr. Jose Devera Betty Kase Mr. & Mrs. Phuc Nguyen Mr. George Truebe Lien Do Mr. & Mrs. Cliﬀord N. Kenlein Mr. & Mrs. Than Nguyen Han Truong Ngoan Thi Do Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Kenlein Vi Van Nguyen Le-Ha Truong Thi Rang Do Mrs. Pat Kimes Mr. Vang Lee Nguyen & Ms. Tram Mr. Nhon Truong Mr. Donald Dresel Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Kirsch Thuc Hoa Tran Nguyen Ms. Maria Olga Valdez Mr. & Mrs. Hung Duong Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Knox The Nguyen-Bui Family Ms. Silvia Varela Thu Dinh Duong Ms. Patricia Knutson Mr. & Mrs. James Nielsen Mr. Martin Vargas & Mr. John Konop Mr. Henry Nunez Ms. Alejandra Martinez Ms. Rose Kuecks Mr. Miguel Ontiveros Mr. & Mrs. Lynn Vaughn Mr. Gregory Kulpa Mr. & Mrs. Joe Orozco Vietnamese Language School Ms. Phancy Kurnia Mr. & Mrs. Alberto Ortiz Ms. Jane Virgilio Mr. & Mrs. Earle Lacasse Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Palazzolo Mr. & Mrs. Rudi Vollmer Chi Chung Le Ms. Naomi Panos Mr. & Mrs. Minh Vu Mr. & Mrs. Chinh Le Mr. Donald Paolilli Thong Quoc Vu Mr. & Mrs. Maetin Le Mr. & Mrs. David Parra Mrs. Mabel Wallace Mr. & Mrs. Trang Le Mr. & Mrs. Diego Patino Mr. Mark F. Wilk Thi Chung Le The Peraza/Chavira Family Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Wintercorn Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Le Brun Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Perkins Ms. Lillian Wright Mr.LeVang&Ms.TramNguyen Con Pham Mr. Peter Yang Mr. & Mrs. John W Leavey Long Dinh Pham Mr. & Mrs. Enrique Zavala WAYS TO GIVE S�. C������ S����� S aint Cecilia School has been educating children for over 45 years and is a community of faith and excellence. Gifts make a substantial dif- ference to Catholic education and help pass on the ministry of the Catho- 1311 S. E. Sycamore lic faith. Many of our alumni, friends, and families have made contribu- Tustin, CA 92780 tions to the school over the years, and those gifts provide substantial www.stceciliak8.org support to the students, faculty, and programs at St. Cecilia School. St. Cecilia School is There are many ways to give to St. Cecilia School. All oﬀer tax or estate- a non-proﬁt 501 (c) planning advantages that may be useful to donors. If interested in con- organization ID#93- tributing a gift (outright, life income, in memory, as a bequest, or through 1159426. our ACT program), please contact Lourdes Lejano, Development Direc- tor, at (714) 544-1533 x 216 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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