Some schools produced video tributes, such as St. Eugene Elementary School and Resurrection Grammar School, while many decorated bulletin boards with notes of gratitude including St. Peter School, Immaculate Heart of Mary School, and St. John the Baptist School. Principal Tracy Strub of Sacred Heart Grade School was decked out in a distinctive tiara and tee-shirt for the day, while Principal Chris Siegfried of Sacred Heart Elementary School was treated to a specially decorated office door.

Our Lady of Sorrows Elementary School students surprised Principal Sister Marie Cecile, RDC, with an outdoor concert, and the St. Barnabas Elementary School community had the date proclaimed, “Principal Jonathan Morano Day” in the City of Yonkers by Mayor Mike Spano.

Immaculate Conception School Principal, Maureen Harten, enjoyed a table full of gifts and cards, and Principal of Kristen O’Leary of John Cardinal O’Connor School was treated to a desk organizer handcrafted by a young student woodcrafter. Students at Our Lady of Victory School used Flipgrid, a classroom discussion tool, to offer words of encouragement and appreciation to Principal, Helena-Castilla Byrne.

Celebrations at The Annunciation School, Corpus Christi Holy Rosary School, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School, St. Anthony School (pictured here, with Regional Superintendent Dr. Noelle Beale, Principal Sharyn O’Leary, and Debbie Carr, Assistant to the Regional Superintendent), Sts. John and Paul School, St. Joseph School, and Transfiguration School included prayer services, flowers, balloons, celebratory meals, and handmade thank you cards from students.

In addition to these school-based celebrations, Central Westchester Regional Superintendent, Dr. Noelle Beale, traveled to schools to thank principals personally for their flexibility and ingenuity educating students throughout this challenging year. Moreover, she offered her gratitude for their ongoing dedication to Catholic education and commitment to the families they serve.

To view photos and videos’ for the day’s events, visit the Central Westchester Facebook page and corresponding Facebook Photo Album.