Sunday: St. Raymond School dedicates field


St. Raymond School in Menlo Park is dedicating a new grass field at the school on Sunday, May 15, to the Daschbach family. Twelve members of the family have graduated from the school since 1968, said spokesperson Kim McNair.

The public is invited to a Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Raymond Church, at 1100 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, and the dedication ceremony at 11 a.m.

Speakers will include the principal, Sister Ann Bernard, Fathers William Myers and Kevin Gaffey, and Laura Daschbach Pitchford, who will speak on behalf of the Daschbach family.

The new field was installed this past winter and it is about half an acre, said Ms. McNair. The field is used by all grades for recess, physical education, and the annual St. Raymond Jog-a-Thon taking place Friday, May 13.

The field is also used for many St. Raymond School events and traditions such as the back to school barbecue, field day, spirit week, an annual Pumpkin Festival, Colonial Day and the Faculty Frenzy. Camp Kerns will be using the new field this summer for it's Wide World of Sports and Adventure Camps.

● Click here for an Oct. 20, 2004, Almanac story about St. Raymond School and the Daschbach family.

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Posted by Teri
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on May 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Does anyone know why this field is being dedicated to this family ? Did they fund the new lawn/field ? I thought the whole school raised money for the lawn. Please advise if this is incorrect.

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