Parent Letter

May 30. 2024

I can’t believe it has been two weeks since we said goodbye to the children!  Those days have been filled with busyness and preparation for Summer Care and the 2024-25 school year!

I just learned of this opportunity for those who are interested.  New Ulm Area Catholic Schools is sponsoring a Catechesis of the Good Shepherd "background" training next Tuesday, June 3 from 9-12 and 1-3 in the faculty room at St. Anthony School in New Ulm. The cost is $50. It will include lunch, snacks, and childcare (if needed).   Please use this Google form for registration if you plan on attending. Please note that this is not Level 1 training; We will be hosting that in October and December here at St. Edward School.   Please watch for more information on that.  

St. Edward Church will be hosting Totus Tuus from July 6-12, 2024.  Grades 1-6 meet from 9am - 2pm Monday - Thursday.  This program consists of teaching, games, Holy Mass, & skits.   In the evening from 7:30-9:30pm Sunday - Thursday the program is for youth in grades 7-12.  They are invited to join the team for faith discussions, prayer time (including Adoration), games, & the opportunity to witness college students living a fully Catholic life.   The registration forms are attached.  


The church is also in need of volunteers to help roll this out.  If you are willing to help in these areas, please contact Corissa VanKeulen at  We need:   

  • 2 host families within 10 miles from St. Edward for the four missionaries (2 men & 2 women) to stay with.  Missionaries will need overnight accommodations from Friday night to Thursday night. Host families will provide breakfast for the team.
  • Help with lunches & suppers throughout the week,.  Team eats at 5:30pm & leaves no later than 7:15pm. 
  • Volunteers ~ high school helpers are always welcome. They can be a part of skits, help in the classroom, or any other need that arises. It is a formative experience for high school youth and good training for future Totus Tuus missionaries! Adult volunteers are also welcome, especially for programs with high enrollment like our parish. 


The marketing committee and Miss Dodie, are working to put together a booklet  called “29 Reasons Why We Choose St. Edward School.”  They are asking that each family (29 of you) write a brief explanation about why their children attend St. Edward School.  Please send your responses to

Our Hot Lunch Department has asked that we share the following information:  

Kids of all ages can eat meals and snacks during the summer at no cost at certain schools and parks.  Every child aged 18 and under is eligible.  Marshall Schools offers this program.  For more information, go to:    SUN Meals To-Go, and eligible school-aged children can also receive SUN Bucks.


Below is a link for families who qualify for free and reduced lunches.  This program helps to defray the extra costs involved with feeding your children throughout the summer months. 


Miss Kampa has shared with us that she will be moving on to new adventures in the fall.  We acknowledge that she has brought so much to our school; she will be greatly missed.


Mrs. Blake will be taking Montessori training this summer.   However, we are now looking for someone to work as an assistant with Mrs. Blake.


May God Bless,


Mrs. Garvey