Dear Alumni, Parishioners, Parents, and Friends,
What a year this has been. We all remember last March when our world turned upside down. Little Flower School had to abruptly shift its educational approach to an all e-learning environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Major events were canceled or postponed, such as the 8th grade Washington DC trip and graduation, the spring musical, First Communion, and Summerfest. When some of the events were able to be rescheduled, they looked very different.
Through all of these challenges, however, Little Flower School continued to remain strong. Our amazing teaching staff adjusted quickly to make sure students did not get behind in their learning. Everyone worked hard to prepare the school building so that we were able to open the 2020-21 school year in person while still offering an e-learning option. Because the sense of family and community is so much a part of the Little Flower experience, we made it a priority to bring our students “home” again.
As you know, Little Flower conducts an Annual Fund beginning in November of each year in conjunction with our annual All-Class Reunion. Since the reunion was another unfortunate casualty of COVID, we did not have the usual opportunity to reconnect with classmates at that event. However, the need to make Little Flower an enriching experience for its current students continues to exist, even (or perhaps especially) during a pandemic.
For the past two years we directed Annual Fund donations toward building security. This year we plan to move in a differ-ent direction and enhance the learning environment by converting some of our space into a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) lab. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. In addition, we plan to incorporate equipment to teach certain life skills, such as laundry, sewing, and cooking, which follows our philosophy of educating the whole person. We are looking to build a better to-morrow.
You can see more details in our Annual Fund Brochure.
Last year, due to your extraordinary generosity, we exceeded our $93,000 goal by $14,000! This is a sure sign of hope as we endure difficult economic times during the pandemic. As we move forward to the next year, we want to keep that hope alive. We are challenging ourselves by setting the 2020-2021 goal at $100,000. Our students need your help to build the future. A successful Annual Fund is key to our continued sustainability as it helps us to support programs and improve facilities that are not covered by tuition.
We have accomplished so much in recent years due in the most part to your unfailing generosity. We never want to take that for granted.
For those who are able, we invite you to begin or increase your investment in Little Flower School through a donation to this year’s Annual Fund. You can be significant in the lives of our children through your generous financial gift and can help us to carry on the tradition and promise of Little Flower.
Thank you for any help you can provide. Please continue to pray for God’s continued blessings on our school.
If you prefer to mail a donation, here is a donation card for our annual fund. Please mail your donation to:
Little Flower School Annual Fund
4720 E. 13th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201