mission advancement special events ı 2012 - 2013 Grandparents’ Day ı Learning across Generations Children’s Easter Party enjoyed a continental breakfast, faculty and student presentations, songs from last winter’s musical, White Christmas, and a prayer service in the chapel. After the festivities, sophomores led their grandparents on guided tours of the campus. Grandparents and sophomores alike thoroughly enjoyed the “Learning across Generations” portion of the program, a new addition to this year’s gathering where students, grandparents, and teachers interacted through lessons and activities. The time in chapel was especially meaningful, as each moment of the service honored the bond between granddaughters and their grandparents. Andrea Sanchez ’15 poses alongside grandmother Ana Baez. October 16, 2012 marked our Fourth Annual Grandparents’ Day. Sponsored by the Office of Mission Advancement, sophomores invited their grandparents to campus for a morning of fun and learning. Together they “My grandmother loves to hear about my day-to-day life at SHA and today she got to see it and be a part of it! The prayer service resonated with her because it was about hope,” offered Alyssa Ajello ’15. She added, “SHA is meant for sharing and there are no better people to share it with than our grandparents.” Sacred Heart Academy Recognizes Compassion, Commitment, and Contributions at Hearts of the Community Mass of Celebration (from left) Mariette B. Moan, Sr. Sheila O’Neill, ASCJ, Ph.D., ’71, Phyllis Giglietti, Thomas Giglietti, Kelly O’Leary ’99, and Sr. Maureen Flynn, ASCJ, ’81 pictured in our school chapel. 22 Sr. Sheila O’Neill’s nieces and future SHA alumnae Riley O’Neill, Maggie Schreck, and Bridy O’Neill prepare to scoop up some Easter treats at our Children’s Easter Party. With winter finally behind us, the Alumnae Association was excited to sponsor the annual Children’s Easter Party to celebrate the holiday and the sprouting spring season. Children gathered in the Philip Paolella, Jr. Recreational Center for face painting, prizes, and filled their baskets with Easter candy. With treats like cake pops and cupcakes, children and their families were all smiles and especially enjoyed professional photos with the Easter bunny. More than three hundred guests attended this year’s event!