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Dear Parents,

            I hope you and your children have enjoyed the beginning of summer vacation. I wanted to reach out to expand on my thank you for a great first year.

            To start, thank you for choosing to send your child to St. Leo the Great School. I have come to find, since being hired last June, this school is truly a special and unique place. Second, I want to thank you for trusting me to teach your child throughout this year. I know there was some trepidation at the start of the year with a new teacher on board but once everything settled and the “learning curve” set in everything began to flow gracefully with lots of smiles.

Your children are amazing individuals. I have learned so much from and about them over this past year. I truly will never forget my first year at St. Leo the Great School thanks to you and your children.

Thank you for being patient and understanding with me this year. Being the new teacher and coming in from twenty-five plus years in public school, I did not realize how large the learning curve was until I was actually in it. You, as parents, guided and supported me both personally and professionally through this transition and for this, I am grateful.

Have a wonderful and peaceful summer and I cannot wait to see your children next year and even have some of them again in my class.

May God bless you and keep you in his heart forever.




                                                                                                            Mr. Doogan