Principal’s Message

Dear St. Clement Families,

On behalf of Saint Clement Catholic School faculty and staff, I am honored to formally welcome you to the
2018-2019 school year. I hope you had a wonderful summer vacation and enjoyed quality time with your
family and now your children are rested and eager to begin another school year.
Although I may be serving in a new position as principal of Saint Clement, I am by no means “new” to our
school community. I am a life-long parishioner of Saint Clement Parish and graduate of Saint Clement
School, Moreau Catholic High School, and Cal State East Bay. I have had the pleasure of working as a
classroom teacher for thirteen and a half years, a Learning Support coordinator for three years, and the
last nine years also as Vice Principal. I am blessed to be working with an amazing administrative team
and faculty and staff who are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of our students. I am
also excited to be working with you, the parents. It is our responsibility as parents, teachers, and
administration to work as a team in order for the students to succeed academically, spiritually, socially,
and to discover their own unique gifts and talents. We have enrichment classes, intervention programs,
clubs, and service groups to help support each student to allow him/her to become faith-filled children of
God, life-long learners, active, responsible citizens, and well-rounded, self confident individuals. I strongly
feel that the possibilities for intellectual, spiritual, social, and personal growth this year are tremendous.
We have some new additions to our faculty for this school year. We are pleased to announce the new
third grade teacher, Ms. Jessica Romero, welcome back the 7th grade homeroom teacher, science for
Junior High, and math for 7th and 8th, Mrs. Jennifer Reily, welcome back the Junior High math teacher
and math support for lower grades, Mrs. Josephine Ricafrente, and the new music teacher for TK-8th, Mr.
Jonathan Napier- Morales.

In our “Welcome Back Pack,” please expect to receive more detailed information from our staff and
faculty, including school/diocesan forms, welcome letters from our teachers, as well as a grade-level
supply list.

Important Upcoming Dates:
• New Parent Orientation Meeting- Thursday, August 16th, 6:30PM
• Parent Work Party- Saturday, August 18th, 8:30AM-12:00PM
• First Day of School/ Welcome Back BBQ-Tuesday, August 21st (Full School Uniform, 12:20 Dismissal/
Minimum Day, No Extended Care, Welcome Back BBQ at 12:20PM)
• First Full Day of School- August 22nd, 2:20PM Dismissal AM/PM Extended Care Available
• Back To School Night for K-5th- August 30th, 6:30PM, No PM Extended Care Available
• Back To School Night for TK-6th-8th- September 6th, 6:30PM, No PM Extended Care Available

My hope for our school community is that we truly work in partnership, upholding and instilling the highest
standards of Faith, Community, and Excellence. I am looking forward to working with you and our
students for another amazing year. It is with great pleasure that I am given this opportunity to serve all of
you. I hope to see many of you at our New Parents Orientation Meeting on Thursday, August 16th and at
the Parent Work Party on Saturday, August 18th.

Peace and Blessings,
Erin Zajac