St. Raymond School in Menlo Park will say so long to its principal for the past 16 years, Sister Ann Bernard, at a farewell Mass and barbecue on Sunday, May 22.
Both events are open to the public, said school spokesperson Kim McNair.
The Mass at St. Raymond Church, 1100 Santa Cruz Ave. in Menlo Park, starts at 4 p.m., and the barbecue at 5 p.m.
Speakers will include Gary Colbert, president of the school board, and Father William Myers, pastor of St. Raymond Church.
Click here to see a Feb. 2, 2011, Almanac story on Sister Ann Bernard.
On Sunday, May 15, St. Raymond dedicated a new grass field at the school to the Daschbach family. Twelve members of the family have graduated from the school since 1968, Ms. McNair said.
The half-acre field, installed this past winter, is used for recess, physical education, and the annual St. Raymond Jog-a-Thon, which took place 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.