November 10, 2022
Dear Alumni, Parishioners, Parents, and Friends,
Little Flower Catholic School is held near and dear to the hearts of many. We are constantly finding new evidence of love and loyalty exhibited by our Little Flower family. An alumna who got married had all Little Flower classmates as her bridesmaids. Another alumnus took on the project of digitizing all of our past yearbooks so we could enjoy and reference them online. On more than one occasion, former students who confronted tragedy in high school returned to Little Flower to talk to former teachers because they felt safe here. Around 300 people return each year for an all-class reunion. How many other elementary schools can boast anything like this? Let’s face it–we belong to something special.
Students at Little Flower today have the same feelings about their “home.” Thanks to our generous supporters, we are able to continue to create memories and a strong sense of family for hundreds of students each year. As you know, Little Flower conducts an Annual Fund beginning in November of each year in conjunction with our All-Class Reunion. With proceeds from last year’s Annual Fund, we were able to begin enhancements to our arts program. A new stage floor was installed, new audio equipment was purchased, and a new state-of-the-art sound system will be set up before the next spring musical.
This year we want to continue to upgrade our building for our students and visitors. In the recent past we have made several renovations, largely with proceeds from Annual Funds and private grants. Some of these included updated bathrooms, an enhanced main entrance, and a new wooden gym floor. We also recently built a STEM lab with life skills equipment in the lower level of the school. In truth, there is only one room in the building that has not been improved in some way–the girls’ bathroom directly next to the STEM lab.
As the premier kickball facility in all of CYO, each year Little Flower hosts two seasons of kickball games, tournaments, and city championships with visitors coming from across central Indiana. These visitors use the north door to enter the building for access to bathrooms. The closest one is the aforementioned girls’ bathroom. As proud as we are of our school and our facilities, the first impression many visitors get of our building is this old, dingy bathroom. We want to change that impression. We are establishing a goal of $115,000 for this year’s Annual Fund in order to renovate that bathroom and purchase all new fixtures, stalls, and flooring.
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. You can see more details in our Annual Fund Brochure. We have accomplished so much in recent years due in the most part to your consistent generosity. We never 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