Welcome to the St. Gabriel CES website!! As the principal of our most recently opened NEW school, it is with great pleasure and excitement that I offer words of welcome to our students, their parents and our parish community. St. Gabriel, for whom our wonderful school is named, was the Arch Angel who shared the “good news” with Mary that she would give birth to our Lord Jesus Christ and it is certainly our hope that as members of the St. Gabriel school community, we too are inspired to follow the example of St. Gabriel and live each day as “messengers of our Catholic faith”. At St. Gabriel CES, our focus on TEAM is key to the success of each student being able to strive to reach their full potential ACADEMICALLY, SPIRITUALLY, SOCIALLY AND ATHLETICALLY. Our TEAM consists of building a mutually supportive relationship between HOME, SCHOOL and PARISH – always keeping God and our faith central to everything that we do. By working together as a TEAM, your child(ren) will develop the necessary attitudes, values and self-concepts that will support their learning now and in the future. At St. Gabriel, our focus is on: Being good friends Being good listeners Being respectful Being responsible Being safe We are very fortunate to be part of the St. Mary of the Visitation Parish and through the guidance of Father Freitas, our students will have many opportunities to continue to grow as faithful disciples of Jesus. There will be several masses and other liturgical celebrations held throughout the year, and parents/guardians and other family members are always welcome to join us. I invite you to take time to review our website on a regular basis so that you are able to stay informed about the many activities and opportunities offered to the students and families of St. Gabriel. On behalf of the entire school community, I would like to thank you for choosing St. Gabriel for your child(ren). We truly feel privileged to have the opportunity of teaching and learning with your child(ren) during our FIRST official school year at St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary school. Please know that we value your input and invite you to contact the school if you have any questions, comments or concerns.