Operation We Care

Incorporating Works of Social Justice Into Our Curriculum
In November the girls in grades 5 through 8 were divided into small groups and asked to discuss what it meant to care for someone, how you can show you care, service organizations and service projects they would like to be involved in. Each class had four groups. Each group then chose their favorite topic and a spokesperson to present the project to the class. The students had to share what their organization was, what they needed to do and how they could help. The pupils also had to be able to tell the class what tasks needed to be accomplished during the month of December in order to accomplish their goals. After all four presentations were done the girls voted as a class to implement one project per grade level. The winning projects were:
  • 8th grade: Making Soap for Pinellas Hope
  • 7th grade: Bandanas of hope with rosary bracelets for St. Jude
  • 6th grade: Smile bags for St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • 5th grade: Boxes of inspiration, socks, and Christmas pictures for a local nursing home
The girls and their families contributed items to make the projects a big success. Additionally, Mr. Vinik, Tampa Bay Lightning Owner, provided a donation to help purchase supplies for the various projects.

Alumni Spotlight: Gabrielle Delp

Gabrielle Delp

Class of 2014

Congratulations to Gabrielle Delp who recently signed her National Letter of Intent (NLI) to swim at Davidson College. Additionally, she had the opportunity to lead Academy of the Holy Names to State runner up as team captain this year. We are extremely proud of her hard work and accomplishments!

Operation Christmas Child

Our student lead initiatives impact the world in a positive way

Espíritu Santo Girl Scout troops 225 (6th grade) and 1041 (1st grade) participated in a very special annual service project this week called Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse, a Christian international relief organization, sponsors the program that sends millions of boxes to needy children in impoverished countries each Christmas. The girl scouts packed toiletries, school items and toys in a shoebox along with a personalized letter.  Deacon Steven Girardi led the girls in a prayer for the children receiving the boxes. The Cadettes have participated in this project for 4 years and the Daisy’s for the past two years. The shoeboxes have traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Burundi, South Sudan, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Angola, Benin, Guyana and Suriname. The girls are excited to learn who will receive their boxes this year.

Join Us For Some Christmas Magic

Family Fun Time: Ages 0 – 5 years
Monday, December 4, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Please be our guest and join us for an adventurous morning filled with story time, activities, crafts and songs. Have fun with your child and make new friends. Event to be held in our Media Center. We look forward to seeing you.
Theme: Jingle, Jingle, Lights and Twinkle

Middle School House Spotlight: Seton

House Name: Seton
Color: Black
Virtue: Prudence
Saint: St. Elizabeth Seton
Teachers: Mrs. Wheaton and Mr. Thompson
Did You Know:
  • At the age of 19, Elizabeth was the belle of New York and married a handsome, wealthy businessman, William Magee Seton. They had five children.
  • Elizabeth Seton founded the first American religious community for women, the Sisters of Charity.
  • She opened the first American parish school and established the first American Catholic orphanage.
  • Elizabeth Seton was the first citizen born in the United States to be canonized by the Catholic Church.