May 13, 2023
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL MOTHERS, GUARDIANS, and GRANDMOTHERS. You are the heart of your family and the axis in the center of your children’s lives. Wishing you health, happiness,beauty,and blessings. Keep Lithuania in your hearts.
Tomorrow is the last day of classes. Please return all borrowed books and materials. Pizza lunch for purchase.
End-of-School celebration and Graduation is May 20th at 9:00 a.m. All students should be at school that day. Report cards will be distributed after the program.
May 04, 2023
Mothers and Fathers Day will be celebrated this Saturday at 11:30. Pizza lunch for purchase served at 11:00. The students are looking forward to performing a special program for their parents, guardians, and guests. Looking forward to seeing all of you.
First Communion will be celebrated this Sunday at 11 am Mass. Please refer to the Lithuanian version of this newsletter for the names of those receiving the sacrament.
Kiškiai will end the school year on May 13th with a little celebration for the families. Please refer to the invitation you have received.
End-of-Year Celebration and Graduation for all the grades will take place on Saturday,May 20th beginning with Mass in the upper hall at 9 a.m. continuing with the formal program at 10 a.m. All classes will be recognized and report cards and other commendations distributed after the program. Attendance is mandatory.We are very proud of our 12th graders who have completed a very long journey at our school. They will be especially recognized at this time. Please refer to the Lithuanian newsletter for a list of graduates.
April 22, 2023
April 19, 2023
Mother’s and Father’s Day program – May 6th, 12:15 p.m. All parents, guardians, grandparents, and guests are invited to enjoy the special program prepared by the students.
First Communion – Sunday, May 7th, during the 11:00 a.m. Lithuanian Mass. Please join us in praying for God’s blessings for our youngest students.
Kiškių class ends the year on May 13th with a brief celebration in the morning.
End-of -Year and Graduation festivities – Saturday, May 20th , 9 a.m. Students from all the classes will be recognized, report cards and awards distributed, and 12th grade graduates honored . See the Lithuanian version of this newsletter for names of graduates. We are very, very proud of their achievement.
Please note that all school work must be turned in by May 13th. Students will not be advanced to the next grade if assignments have not been completed. Please refer to the teacher if you have any questions.
April 14, 2023
After a festive Easter break, we return to class tomorrow. Nida Kartavicius will be demonstarting the art of weaving on a traditional loom to all the classes. You are welcome to visit any time during school hours. She will be working in the upper hall.
Mother’s and Father’s Day will be celebrated on May 6th after lunch. Please come to watch the special program that your children have prepared for you.
First Communion will take place Sunday, May 7th at the 11 a.m. Mass. We are grateful to Viktorija Gedvila and Jurate Venckus for preparing the students to receive this very important sacrament. Please come and show your support as they continue their Christian journey.
KIŠKIŲ KLASĖ will end the semester on May 13th with a brief good-bye celebration. Thank you to teacher Inga Newsom and all the parents for your patience and love of the Lithuanian language and heritage.
END-OF-SCHOOL CELEBRATION and FAREWELL TO TEN TWELFTH GRADERS WILL TAKE PLACE ON MAY 20th at 9 a.m. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS TO HONOR ALL OF OUR FABULOUS YOUNG PEOPLE.
January 13, 2023
Lithuanian Heroes Day will be commemorated tomorrow, Saturday, after flag-raising ceremonies. The older classes will view a documentary video showing events from January 13, 1991 , when Soviet tanks invaded Lithuania. All parents and guests are invited to view the presentation in the upper parish hall.
The following Saturday, Jan.21st, at 9:15 a.m., in conjunction with the West Coast Lithuanian Teachers Conference, we welcome vocalist and Lithuanian zither player, Simona Smirnova. Simona will present a brief talk on the music of kankles, the traditional Lithuanian zither-like instrument.She will include a brief performance on the kankles. We are all looking forward to this unique opportunity to learn more about our culture. Presentation takes place in the upper hall.
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Your attendance at school events makes us very happy! That’s how you show your support !
Hope to see you at both events.
December 16, 2022
December 10, 2022
October 26, 2022
Last week our oldest students were visited by Kristina Lapienyte of the Lithuanian Research Center in Chicago. In her presentation about the history of Lithuanian diplomacy, we learned that U.S. Lithuanians put enormous efforts into securing the recognition of Lithuania as an independent nation after WW I. Our students did very well in the brief contest that followed the presentation. We have two winners whose names will be announced on Nov. 5th at flag-raising. Please come by to congratulate them . It’s a surprise!
Saturday we are meeting at Forest Lawn Glendale to visit the gravesites of fellow Lithuanians, and to commemorate All Souls Day. This is part of the school curriculum, so please arrive at 9 a.m. We return to school at 9:45. Directions were sent to you in emails. We strive to teach our students to have respect for those who came before us. This is not a time to come to school later, but rather a wonderful teaching opportunity.
Hope to see all of you there.
October 07, 2022
Thank you to all families and students for a great showing at LT Days, and for participating in the school performance. Now we will be directing our energies toward the preparation for the Christmas program ,Eglute, on December 17 th.
The sacrament of Confirmation will be bestowed upon our older students on Sunday, at 11 am Mass. Archbishop Gintaras Grušas will be the celebrant . We are very fortunate and honored to have him visiting the parish.
Reminder – student cell phones and other electronic equipment is not allowed during school hours. If students need to contact parents,or vice versa, please call me, and I will relay the message. My contacts are found in this website.
Looking forward to a cooler autumn,
LITHUANIAN DAYS – OCTOBER 1-2, 2022
September 28, 2022
Welcome back to Lithuanian School! We started the year very enthusiastically and happily. Thank you to parents who dutifully showed up for last week’s Parent Meeting. A special welcome to our new families and Kiškiai. It’s going to be a good year. Registration closes October 8. All fees are due at that time.
This school year’s first student performance will take place during Lithuanian Days , on Sunday, October 2nd at 12 p.m. right after the the outdoor 11 a.m. Mass, to which all are also welcome .
Please meet at the outdoor stage at 12 o’clock sharp. All students, including Kiškiai, are to dress neatly in Lithuanian native costumes (if available).Otherwise, skirts and white blouses for girls, and light-colored slacks and white shirts for boys. We will have sashes available. Tee shirts and jeans are not appropriate for the performance. Let’s show pride and respect for our school.
Classes resume on October 8. Everyone is invited to a special Mass on Sunday, October 9th at 11 a.m. when Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius, a graduate of our school, will confer the sacrament of Confirmation on twenty of our teenagers. Come to greet him and to pray for our young people.