Sr. Donna Marie Appert

Sr. Donna Marie Appert

Dear Parents,

I’m pleased to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you.  My name is Sister Donna Marie, and I’m a Sister of Notre Dame. I will be your child’s third grade teacher.

I hope you all had an enjoyable and blessed summer with family and friends. First of all, third grade is a challenging year filled with lots of growth and excitement. In addition there’ll be tremendous amounts of learning taking place in this grade. The students are growing to new levels in their development. We are going to have an enriching year together. As part of third grade, I know if we all work together, we will achieve our goals.  Furthermore, I always believe that I have the best class, and they get better ever year. As a result, the students live up to what we believe about them.

I want to thank you in advance for supporting and encouraging your student at home. This support is imperative to their success in school. As I was praying for them at Mass, it occurred to me that we need to support your child the way the Holy Family of Nazareth, Mary and Joseph, supported Jesus for his special mission in life. Your child too has a special mission in life. They have something to give the world that it would be less rich if they didn’t achieve their purpose in life. You are God’s greatest gift to them. Let us live up to the name of our school, we are the holy family in our world today. Moreover, I look forward to establishing a relationship with you all, and cannot wait to watch your students grow to be their best self.

Most importantly, I believe that a good learning experience is built on the values of the master teacher who was Jesus.  Basing all teaching on Gospel values, I see education as a cooperative effort between parents, child, and teacher. With your participation in and out of the classroom, we can look forward to a productive, creative, and fun year together.  I’m excited about this new school year at Holy Family Grade School. I look forward to working together to make it one of growth, discovery, and significance for your child.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me so I can support you in any way that will help your child: sr.dappert@hfgsglendale.org.  I am looking forward to another exciting year with some great students.

Thank you again for your support.

Sister Donna Marie Appert, SND
Have a blessed day,

Sr. Donna Marie