Notes of Gratitude for Christmas Bonuses

Each year at Cathedral of the Risen Christ School, the school’s families and donor team have contributed a monetary gift to the “Christmas Bonus Fund” which is then divided amongst the staff and teachers. This year the kindness was incredible and was the most generous yet! Cathedral is blessed to have the most charitable families and donors, and the staff wished to share the following notes of gratitude with the Eagle community:

Dear Eagle Family of families,

If it was possible, I overuse that term - Family. Yet, after the generosity of the teacher bonus program run so successfully by Director of Development Erin Trummer, I feel it is as fitting as ever. And while I applaud Erin, I stand on my feet for all of you wildly clapping both for your contributions and your incredible support.

As we teach our kiddos, prayer is not just about asking God for something. Rather, we adore, express our contrition and also give thanks. Be assured of our prayers of gratitude for each of you and your children - Merry Christmas!

Jeremy Ekeler
Principal

Thank you, Cathedral families, for your very generous and heart-felt donations. The amount raised truly shows what kind and thoughtful families Cathedral has. This generosity and caring even extends beyond Christmas and is shown through the kind words, volunteer hours, sweet notes from students, and financial support. Cathedral truly is a family that supports and cares for one another and we are beyond blessed. I hope each and every one of you has a truly amazing 2020!

Erin Halligan Trummer
Director of Development

Thank you to our Cathedral families for your generous gifts. As a lifelong Cathedral member I am continually amazed at the family of families we have. You are what makes Cathedral such a blessing to be a part of!

Jamie Scholtes
Administrative Secretary

Thank you for your generous donation.  I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.  Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Julie Wisdom
6B

Thank you so much for your generosity this Christmas. It means a lot to me knowing that I have supportive parents and donors who see that what I do is important. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Courtney Weeda
6A

I am humbled by our parents’ support.  Thank you so much for your kindness!

Katie Pecha
Reading/WINGS Resource

Thank you so much for the generosity you have shown us with your contributions to the Christmas Bonus.  I truly appreciate it and feel it is a real blessing for my family this time of the year.  Best wishes to all of you this holiday season.

Jeanne Pinkman
KA

Thank you so much for the Christmas bonus.  Your generosity and kindness touches my heart!

God Bless You All!

Carol Furasek
KA Aide

Thank you so much for your contribution to our Christmas bonus! It is such a joy and an honor to be entrusted with your children each day! God bless.

Jessica Ligon
Vocal Music

Thank you so much for your generous contributions to the Teacher/Staff Christmas Bonus.

I am truly grateful and blessed to work at Cathedral!!!

Becky Mroz
Attendance and Lunch Secretary

Thank you for the generous Christmas gift Cathedral family! I am so lucky to work with the best kids in the city.  Thank you and have a blessed Christmas!

Ashley DeWispelare
KB

As a teacher, it is our duty to appreciate and support our students in learning every day in every way we can!  We love kids and love sharing the gift of knowledge with them.  Thank-you for showing your support and appreciation of the work we do and “filling our cup” in this and so many other ways!

Megan Burkle
Band

It is with a grateful and overwhelmed heart that I thank you for our Christmas bonuses. It so amazing to work in a school/parish where what I do as a teacher is so respected and supported! Have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas.

Kelley Garay
3A

To the Cathedral families, thank you!  It is always humbling to be appreciated through your generosity at Christmas. I love Cathedral and working with your children.  I will be keeping you and your families in my prayers in a special way this Christmas. Wishing you a Blessed Christmas.

Teresa Goebel
3B

Thank you, Cathedral families, for your generosity.  I have felt so welcomed as a new teacher and love the sense of community at Cathedral!

Amanda Svoboda
5B

Thank you so much for your contributions to the Teacher/Staff Bonus Fund.  I am truly blessed to work in such an amazing community of families-your prayers, financial contributions and support in general make CRC a wonderful place to work.  Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Laura Brouillette
Technology and Business / Holy Family Extended Care Director

Thank you for the generous Christmas bonus!  I feel so blessed to be a part of the Cathedral family.  Thank you thinking of us during this Christmas season.

Chananne Slepicka
KB Aide

Cathedral families, thank you for your support of the Christmas bonus program. I am humbled and blessed by your outpouring of donations and by your prayers. Have a wonderful Christmas!

Mark Simmons
8A (J.H. Science)

Thank you for your kind gifts. It is a blessing to teach and guide your children while weaving the beauty of God's love into each day. Your thoughtfulness warms my heart.

Leona Vocasek
Eaglet II Aide

That is such a great gift! This is my first year at Cathedral.  Everyone has been so kind and welcoming!  I love teaching here.  I so very much appreciate the generosity and thoughtfulness of the people who made this bonus possible!  This is just a fantastic community and I feel so happy and lucky to have been chosen to be a part of it!  Thanks again to all those generous people!  Your kindness and consideration make our jobs so much easier!  Have a happy and holy Christmas!

Anne Pape
4A

Thank you so much to our generous donors! I feel so blessed to be a part of the Cathedral family and to receive such a gift.

Elizabeth Izquierdo
Eaglet II Lead Teacher

Thank you for your generous gift towards out teacher bonus fund.  We appreciate your support and we love our school families!  You are what makes our school so awesome!  Merry Christmas!

Janet Wohleb
1A

Thank you for the thoughtful gift this Christmas. Your generosity is a testament to our wonderful parish school and you make it a true gem!

Thank you for everything!

Sarah Kauffman
Eaglet I Aide

Thank you for your generous gift! I am truly blessed to be part of the CRC family. God Bless you in 2020.

Patricia Korensky
Eaglet I Lead Teacher


I am profoundly grateful to the many people who helped make my Christmas bonus possible. It helped me with my grad school loans and gave me a little boost going into 2020! God blest me so much when he brought me to Cathedral. Have a great New Year.

Rose Walsh
5A


Thank you for the generous Christmas bonus, Cathedral families. I am grateful to serve in such a beautiful school community.

Jenny Bykerk
Assistant Principal

Thank you so much Eagle family for your generosity and kindness! Your Christmas gift was much appreciated and helped give my family some extra support over the holidays. I’m so thankful for all you do!

Chanel Smriga  
7A

Thank you so much for your generosity!  It is truly a blessing to be a part of this community! God bless.

Carol Wieck
Physical Education