Because our school system is blessed with an abundant number of wonderful families who truly make Catholic education a priority and a valued tradition, we’re proud to showcase them and share their stories with you. This year, we’re fortunate to have The Pisarski Family serve as Pacelli Annual Fund Co-Chairs and share their generational stories of Catholic education with each of you. To kick things off, check out the letter below from family patriarch Frank Pisarski Sr. on why he chose Catholic education for his family and why he’s proud to support Pacelli Catholic Schools.
Click here or on the pictures below to read a copy of Frank’s letter.
Now we’re happy to share the stories of Frank’s daughters – beloved Pacelli Catholic Middle School teacher, PCS parent, and Pacelli alumna, Elaine (Pisarski) Jakusz ’81 & Pacelli alumna Ellen (Pisarski) Klesta ’79.
Click here or on the image below to read thoughts from Elaine on her involvement and support of Pacelli Catholic Schools as featured in our Winter 2017 Cardinal News publication.
“What my education at Pacelli taught me was ‘INCLUSION’ before it became a popular word. Our class was unified for four years, regardless of one’s preference of friends or activities or lifestyle choices. We all maintained a great love and respect for each other throughout the four years we were blessed to be together. I’ve mentioned this to my children time and time again, how everyone ‘got along’ and stuck together as a class – in good times and in challenging times. This closeness still remains in my heart which, I consider a great gift from the school and administrators who supported us all equally.”
Ellen (Pisarski) Klesta ’79
Daughter of Frank Pisarski Sr. & Sister of Elaine (Pisarski) Jakusz ’81, Frank Pisarski Jr. ’84, & David Pisarski ’87
Pictured right is Ellen (Pisarski) Klesta ’79 (center) with her children Frankie and Violette.
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Pacelli Catholic Schools also asks for 100% participation from our current parents. Regardless of their capacity, we expect families to come together in support of our mission to develop disciples of the faith and leaders of the world from early childhood through adulthood.
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To learn more about the impact of your Annual Fund gift, contact Hannah Testin, Director of Advancement at 715.341.2445. Click here to download a copy of the letter from Frank Pisarski Sr. and gift form to fill out and mail in with your gift. The fiscal year for Pacelli Catholic Schools ends June 30, 2018.