Thursday, September 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Summer Adventures

Ever wonder what your favorite Rosary faculty and staff members spent their summer doing?  They were hiking in France, sleeping in tree houses, and eating from Newton's apple tree.  

Wendy Faust
Executive Director of Advancement
Mrs. Faust and her husband traveled to Franklin, Tennessee, to visit her brother and his family. It was the first flight for their three-month-old, Wynter, and the first flight their two-year-old, Whitney, could remember and enjoy. They celebrated the Fourth of July and spent precious time as a family. They stayed in Mrs. Faust's brother's friend's "treehouse," and had no idea what to expect… but it turns out it could have been featured on the TV show "Treehouse Masters," as it was definitely a five-star treehouse! The house is owned by Christian pop star Jeremy Camp, a friend her brother's.

Lesley Fulton
Kinesiology Department
Ms. Fulton journied to Eurpoe to complete El Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage route beginning at the foothills of the Pyrenees in France and ending in Santiago de Campostela. The entire route is almost 500 miles! She met many supportive people along the way and was cheered on by her family and friends back home the entire way!

Josephine Golcher
Science Department Chair

Mrs. Golcher visited Woolesthorpe Manor, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, the birthplace and family home of Sir. Isaac Newton. Mrs. Golcher and her husband John visited the interactive science center, now inside the home. She is pictured here in front of the famous apple tree and Newton's home.

Trina Hartman
Academic Counselor 
Mrs. Hartan and her husband, son, and daughter traveled to Ireland for a very special trip to baptize her daughter. Lilyanna Rose, born earlier this year, was baptized in Christ the King Church, located in Caherdavin, Limerick.

Michele Hein
Assistant Principal– Technology & Curriculum
Mrs. Hein and her family spent time in Newport Beach relaxing and soaking up the sun! Each year, she invites family and friends over to make a sandcastle– this year's is nothing short of impressive!

Michelle Reagan
Religion Department

Mrs. Reagan and her family vacationed in northern California. "We go up there every summer to see my sister and my mom.  We do a lot of camping, hiking, and boating.  This year we camped at Sequoia National park.  It was the first time my girls got to have a real campfire. We also camped at Point Reyes National Seashore where we saw Tule and elephant seals.  ​The selfie with my husband, Brian (who teaches economics at Servite) is at the Point Reyes Lighthouse."  

Terry Reinbold
Visual Arts Department
Mr. Reinbold and his family vacationed in Maui. On one of the last nights of their trip, the Reinbold family were eating dinner at Fleetwood's, Mick Fleetwood's restaurant. Mick just so happened to be playing there that evening. Pictured are Katie, Class of 2009, Terry Reinbold, Donna Reinbold, Mick Fleetwood, and Lacy, Rosary Class of 2006.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Binning

Mary Binning has been volunteering at Rosary since her daughter Bernadette, Class of 2015, was a freshman. She also has a son, Bill, who is now a senior at Servite.  She is an attorney who does contract legal work part-time.  She offers her thoughts on volunteering at Rosary:

"My mother was my role model for volunteering. She was a room mom, den mom, field trip chaperone, and volunteered for everything else when I was in school.  Later, she volunteered for Red Cross, soup kitchens, the hospital, church, the city, etc. She just died this year at 92 and up until the end, she was volunteering, believe it or not! 

The wonderful things in life do not occur because someone is paid to do them. They occur because people give something that everyone has, regardless of income – their love and their time. Sometimes we receive the benefit of the volunteer efforts of others. Sometimes we give it. But the best feeling is giving.

In two years, there will be no more opportunities for me to volunteer at my daughter's school and make these kinds of memories together. When my daughter remembers her years at Rosary, I want to be in those memories. And when I remember Rosary, I want to remember the many, many, other moms and dads I had the privilege of spending time with volunteering ... at track meets, Open House sign-in tables, magazine drives, Golf Tournaments, Red & Gold sales tables, Red Wine & Gold decorations, sports team helper, and all those activities that lie ahead. I'm only halfway there, and looking forward to the next two years."

Thank you Mary, for all you do for Rosary!
If you would like to get involved please contact Mike & Maryanne Martinez, our Parent Council Volunteer Coordinators, to make sure you hear about all of the opportunities to help: