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Little Flower Catholic School Hosts Alumni Homecoming Dance

October 19, 2015 | posted by Little Flower Catholic School Alumni Committee

Topics: Catholic Schools

Little Flower Catholic School Hosts Alumni Homecoming Dance

On September 26, Little Flower Catholic School celebrated their first event Homecoming Alumni Dance, hosting over 300 friends and family for a night to remember.

“We are blessed to have a wonderful group of alumni that love the school so much and they are here to support our event,” said Esther Ortiz, music teacher at Little Flower Catholic School.

Mrs. Esther Ortiz (rear row, center) with classmates and alumni

Mrs. Esther Ortiz (rear row, center) with classmates and alumni.

Thanks to Alumni Committee, the event raised over $20,000 dollars to benefit technology and school improvements. The school will be celebrating its 90th year anniversary in July 2016, making Little Flower one of the oldest schools in the Archdioceses of San Antonio.

The night was full of laughter, hugs, and pictures. The class of 1965 was instrumental in planning and decorating the venue; and was one the best represented graduating classes of the night. “It was a group effort and a lot of fun to plan this event, we met every week for two months and targeted every detail of the dance to make it successful, and we did,” said Mary Helen Vallejo, Class of 1965 and President of the Little Flower School Alumni Executive Board.

Little Flower alumni, friends and parents supporting the Homecoming Dance.

The alumni have been actively helping their school since this July. They organized a BBQ Plate event where they raised over $6,000 dollars to help getting the school ready for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Development Director at Little Flower, Jessamine Santory, said that “the idea of the events were not only to raise funds, but to build community, open the doors to our alumni members, the parishioners of Little Flower, and the great city of San Antonio.” 

Father Luis enjoying the evening with a group of Little Flower Parishioners.

Santory also added that Little Flower is evolving in many educational areas, increasing access to technology for students, building a Montessori program for Early Childhood, and most importantly continuing to teach gospel values that have been the foundation of the school for years.