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January 12,2019

January 10, 2019


This Saturday during flag-raising we will remember the events of January 13th, 1991, when brave Lithuanians persevered and fought for freedom from the USSR.

The symbol of remembrance is a blue forget-me-not flower. Konsulas Darius Gaidys has gifted 100 of these pins to our school. They will be distributed to the students in grades 4-12. Thank you, konsule.

PARENT/VISITOR tags must be worn by adults staying on school grounds while classes are in session. This is to safeguard your children by controlling access of individuals not related to school business.Tags will be distributed Saturday to those who stay after flag-raising.

The Annual West Coast Lithuanian Teacher Conference will take place at our school on Jan.26-27. All parents are invited to the Parent/Student simposium on that Saturday at 9:15 am.

KITAVA  performers from Lithuania will present a program to our students that same Saturday at 12:15. All are invited.

 

January 5,2019

January 01, 2019


Hapy New Year to all school families. May 2019 be healthy, joyous, and successful. Let us remind our children what a wonderful treasure we have in our Lithuanian language and culture. Encourage them to make every effort to speak Lithuanian and to fulfill school obligations. Thank you to all parents who have participated in organizing various events. Please continue to donate your time and energy to make our school successful and enduring. It is only through your efforts that we can have such a great school community.

Future events include: the student/parent simposium, the West Coast teacher conference, art, essay History and Geography contests, Mother’s Day and many more. Please offer your services.

Pope Francis said, ” May Lithuania be a beacon of hope.” Applying this sentiment to our community, may we too spread light and love in our Lithuanian home.

CHRISTMAS 2018

December 19, 2018


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A JOYFUL,HEALTHY ,HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019. MAY THE BIRTH OF CHRIST BRING PEACE  TO YOUR FAMILIES AND TO THE WORLD.

WITH LOVE AND GRATITUDE,

p.Maryte

December 8,2018

December 08, 2018


Tomorrow is the feast of the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. The students will be attending Mass right after flag-raising. All parents are welcome to join us.

MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL FOR THE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM EGLUTE, TOMORROW 1:15-2:30. All students must attend(except Kiskiai).PLEASE SUPPORT THE EFFORTS OF THE TEACHERS . DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILDREN BEFORE THE REHEARSAL IS OVER.

The EGLUTE parent committee is meeting tomorrow for a final run-down of tasks and responsibilities. see Indraja Jonusonis.

Dec.1,2018

December 01, 2018


Archdiocesan mandated FINGERPRINTING will be conducted tomorrow in the upper hall. If you have reserved a time, please check the displayed list.Bring an official i.d.(driver’s license, passport, green card,etc.)ALL PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE FINGERPRINTED. If you do not have a reservation, you might be able to get a time slot after 1:15 , as all other times are taken.

REHEARSALS FOR EGLUTE – TOMORROW until 1:30 and NEXT SATURDAY until 2:30 . PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILDREN BEFORE THE REHEARSAL IS FINISHED. The teachers are trying to create a wonderful program for everyone. Let’s support their efforts.

EGLUTE CHRISTMAS COMMITTEE meets tomorrow after flag raising. Parents are a very important part of this traditional festive event.

POSTAGE STAMP ART SHOW in CHICAGO – 28 of our students voluntarily submitted artwork to this show. We are pleased to announce that two students won prizes: Brigita Gedgaudaite and Kristina Hayden. Congratulations!

 

Nov.17,2018

November 16, 2018


BLUSŲ TURGUS /FLEA MARKET  will take place tomorrow during recess times. This is an annual charitable event where students donate their toys and buy items from each other. All the collected money is given to charity. In the past we have supported Mamų Unija(for children with cancer), Misija Sibiras ( youth visiting abandoned gravesites of exiles in Siberia) and Vilties Angelas Children’s Center .

We are also collecting women’s accessories and other decorative items. Please place all donated items on the prepared tables before the flag-raising ceremony. Children should bring money to spend. Prices up to 5 dol. Thanks to Brigita Slekys for organizing this special event.

FINGERPRINTING  – all persons using the parish facilities are required to be fingerprinted. The L.A. Archdiocese will be conducting an audit in our parish to ensure that all parents have complied. Since parents are doing yard duty, participating in various events and programs, volunteering in class, or just hanging out during lunch time, EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO BE FINGERPRINTED. You may sign up at the teachers’ table. Fingerprinting is free and will take place on Saturday Dec. 1st in the upper hall. Please bring valid identification. This is a one-time process. You’re all set if you’ve done this in the past.

WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY AND BLESSED THANKSGIVING. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO GOD FOR KEEPING OUR STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES SAFE. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO YOU, DEAR PARENTS, WHO SEE THE VALUE IN GIFTING YOUR CHILDREN WITH A SECOND LANGUAGE AND THE BEAUTIFUL LITHUANIAN CULTURE.THANKS TO OUR TEACHERS AND ALL SCHOOL PERSONNEL FOR THEIR DEDICATION AND CARE. We return to school on Dec. 1st.

 

Nov.10,2018

November 09, 2018


A presentation about Pope Francis’s visit to Lithuania will take place in the lower hall Saturday after lunch recess. Parishioner Tadas Dabsys ,who participated in all of the events of the papal visit, will share his experiences. Everyone is welcome.

BLUSU TURGUS (flea market) – will take place next Saturday, 11/17, during recess times. This is an annual charitable event where students bring gently used toys and women’s accessories to sell to each other for very minimal prices. All proceeds will go to charity. You may start bringing your donations tomorrow. Remember to have students bring some money to spend next week!

There are no classes Thanksgiving weekend .

EGLUTE /CHRISTMAS PROGRAM rehearsals for ALL STUDENTS will take place 12/1 and 12/8 after school. Everyone is required to attend. Please do not take your children before the rehearsal is over. The teachers are making a great effort to ensure a lovely and meaningful Christmas program.

November 3,2018

October 29, 2018


This Saturday students will be dismissed at 12 pm . Lunch will be available. All families are invited to attend the screening of the documentary film RUTA about the gold medal winning swimmer Ruta Meilutyte, who will be on hand to meet with the students. The film will be shown at the Aero Thetaer in Santa Monica at 2 pm. Please reserve tickets now.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/screening-of-documentary-film-ruta-tickets-48395613583

October 27,2018

October 26, 2018


All Souls Day commemoration at Forest Lawn – 9 a.m. Kiskiai and Vaiku darzelis go straight to school . Everyone else meets at the cemetery. Please bring photos of departed friends or family members.

PUMPKIN exhibit – all students are welcome to create Lithuanian-themed jack-o-lanterns and bring them to school. Each participant will receive a prize.

Kiskiai, Kindergarten, first and second grade students may wear Halloween costumes to school.

 

October 20,2018

October 19, 2018


This Saturday the students will be treated to a play called ŽALIA GYVA presented by actors from the Lithuanian theater troupe Teatriukas. The play begins at 12 p.m. in the upper hall. All parents and guests are welcome. Admission is free. Since this is part of the school day, students are not excused from attending.

Next Saturday, October 27th we will commemorate ALL SOULS DAY by visiting Forest Lawn cemetery at 9 a.m. After visiting the graves of Lithuanians and placing flags and flowers ,we will return to school to continue our school day. Remembering those who died is a traditional Lithuanian practice . Please bring photos of departed family members and friends.We wll pray for all of them.

RŪTA, a documentary film about the Lithuanian Olympic gold medalist Rūta Meilutyte, will be shown on Saturday, Nov. 3rd. at 2 p.m. at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica. School will close at 12p.m. that day to give our students an opportunity to meet with RŪTA and be inspired by her story.