Neumann Early Learning Academy opens its doors

From left: Academy volunteer and St. John Neumann parishioner, Tammy Marshall; Dr. Joseph Belinski, school planning director; pastor of St. John Neumann Parish, Father Jarek Sztybel; and school director Lisa Wudtke, cut the ribbon inaugurating the opening of Neumann Early Learning Academy. (MARIA DEL AMO)

LAKELAND | On Sunday, Aug. 4, Lisa Wudtke cut the ribbon, officially inaugurating the Neumann Early Learning Academy in Lakeland. Wudtke is the director of the newest school in the Diocese of Orlando.

The ribbon cutting comes just in time. “I am happy to announce our first day of school for Neumann Early Learning Academy will be August 14,” said Wudtke. “Soon the classrooms and hallways will be filled with the joys and laughter of children again. I cannot wait to foster their love for learning, but more importantly, doing so in an environment where they are having fun and nurturing their love for God.”

The 43rd school in the diocese is located on the same campus as St. John Neumann Parish. It will welcome 40 students, ages three and four, for the 2019-2020 school year. Father Jarek Sztybel was on hand to bless the building.

The school’s mission is to develop the whole child, meeting his or her needs developmentally, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and academically in a Christ-centered, caring environment.

By Glenda Meekins of the Florida Catholic August 06, 2019

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