Dear Parents and Guardians,
It is hard to believe the end of October is upon us. It seems like just yesterday we were meeting at back-to-school orientation and preparing for the upcoming school year. I am delighted to report our school year is off to an amazing start. When greeting students in the morning, they are quick to share with me how much they like school and enjoy their classes. Students have signed up for our exciting clubs, offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during Activities Period. In addition, we have offered free classes in preparation for the ACT and SAT, along with several retreats and class trips to NYC, and we’ve invited guest speakers to visit our campus. We have welcomed over 75 colleges and universities to campus and our sports teams are off to a strong start and both cross-country and soccer have recently won the county championships. School is filled with spirit which is contagious and fueled by our Crusader Crazies.
The buzz about Bergen Catholic has never been stronger! Thank you for sharing the good word about Bergen Catholic and all the exciting happenings with friends and neighbors. Current parents are the best source of information when reaching prospective families. Our first Open House in September was very successful. We had over 130 families attend and our Crusader-for-a-Day visits have increased as these informative events provide insight into our classes and the decades of experience our teachers have in the classrooms. Our Open House this past Wednesday night had over 205 families register - our most yet. The event was terrific and our Student Ambassadors, Jazz Ensemble and Men's Choir all represented BC to the highest level possible. Thank you to the many parents who volunteered and to those families who have placed lawn signs on their property and who have spread the word about our school, encouraging friends and neighbors to attend our Open House.
Another exciting event coming up is our Crusader Gala. This is a fabulous event and our Gala Committee, along with our BC Dancing Stars, has been working so hard to ensure the night is a great success. The proceeds from the Gala go directly to support financial aid, as our goal is to make Bergen Catholic affordable for all eligible families. Participation is the key to success and this is an opportunity to make your blessings count! We will have both silent and live auctions and opportunities to participate in our 50/50 cash raffle where we are hoping to reach our goal of $100,000. The Gala is selling out quickly so buy your tickets now while they are still available.
Thank you for sending your sons to Bergen Catholic. I truly enjoy greeting them in the mornings and seeing them succeed during these formative high school years. We all have so much to be proud of and their Crusader success is a blessing in so many ways.
May God Bless you and your families.
Dr. Brian Mahoney