Welcome to Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School
The philosophy of Nativity of Our Lord is based on a firm belief in the inherent dignity of each individual. Accordingly, ample opportunities for spiritual and intellectual growth are available to all students. Our philosophy of education also reflects an awareness on the part of the staff, of the diversity of economic, social, and cultural differences within the school community. September 25, 2020.
NEWS AND NOTES
Haiti Gift Card Fundraiser
This year, we will again raise funds for our twin parish of St. Michael the Archangel in Coq Chante, Haiti by selling gift cards. The pandemic has greatly affected our lives including our Parish activities. This includes our Haiti fund raising activities for the various projects at our twin parish. The Nativity Haiti Fund will be depleted by the end of 2020. Without sufficient funding, the continued operation of the medical clinic at our twin parish is in jeopardy. For this reason gift cards only for the medical clinic will be offered this year. The medical clinic provides the only available healthcare in Coq Chante and its continued operation is critical for the health of the people. The suggested donation per Healthcare gift card is $50 but any donation amount per card is most welcome. There are Christmas cards and also blank cards that can be used for any occasion. Please consider stocking up on blank cards to use throughout the year for birthdays, graduations and many other occasions. Gift cards and order forms will be on display in the narthex from November 21 to December 20.
To donate, click here or pick up an order form in the bulletin or in the narthex of the church.
Check out a message from Kevin Sylvester, the “host” of this year’s Nativity No Gala Gala. For the full video message from Kevin, visit https://www.facebook.com/1420870428125246/videos/195513122021509
Thanks, Kevin for always making our Gala so much fun!
MEET DR. GRADWELL
Dr. Jill Gradwell is Nativity School’s Librarian and Director of Diversity and Inclusion. Jill, a Nativity alum, graduated from Fairfield University with a B.A. in English and International Studies. As an undergrad, Jill spearheaded a program called “Storytime Reading” in the Bridgeport Public elementary schools. After graduation Jill moved to the South Pacific as a Fulbright Scholar to research the effects World War II had on the oral traditions of the Solomon Islands. While in the Solomons, Jill worked with the New Zealand Embassy and the University of the South Pacific to create a library of English language books for Solomon Islanders. Earning her Ph.D. in American Studies at the University at Buffalo, Jill went on to teach in UB’s Transnational Studies Department for twelve years, which included a stint at UB’s Singapore university affiliate, Singapore Institute of Management. When Jill is not teaching at Nativity she is usually reading or writing, but her ultimate favorite thing in the world to do is spend as much time as possible with her husband, Dan, and their two daughters, Delaney and Evangeline, and their puppy, Tucker.
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WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR, NATIVITY FAMILY?
“Awesome memories and the wonderful friends we have made at Nativity!!!!” – Kim Ignatius
“I’m not family anymore, but I am so grateful for the memories of all the precious children I taught.” – Suzy Kennedy
“The friends my boys and I have made that are now like family.” – Jessica
“The wonderful community here. We were welcomed with open arms.” – Sarah Daughton