The Best of Times

05-23-2021Nurse's LetterShannon David, RN, NCSN

This past week, in addressing our 8th grade graduates, Fr. John referenced Charles Dickens' great work A Tale of Two Cities. The opening line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...” is easily one of the most recognizable even outside of literary circles. No doubt, the year 2020 will hold the distinction of being among “the worst of times” for the foreseeable future. But, as is so often the case, the worst of times brings out the best in people. Nowhere was that more apparent than among this community! Parents, students (big and small), grandparents, extended family, OLMC parishioners, community members--the list of people who helped make our school year a success is long. Each one contributed in a unique way and all should rightfully share in the joy and celebration of what has been accomplished!

Many have asked what next school year will bring with infection control strategies. At this time, it is anticipated that things will be back to “normal” come August. However, throughout the summer, we will continue to monitor developments in the COVID pandemic and seek guidance from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, when necessary. You can stay informed by signing up to get weekly COVID-19 Updates at The latest vaccine information is available there, also. In anticipation of next school year, please continue to strive to be Smart, Healthy & Holy over the summer months!

I am so grateful to, and for, this community for making this past year the best of times!

The closing line of another Dickens masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, is a good place to end--“God bless us, Every one!”