USPK Celebrates 50 Years For 50 years, Valley families have been sending their children to the faith-based school."We teach Catholic faith traditions — and the parents know that," said Sister Charlotte Italiano, director and principal. "Values and respect for life are part of it."Mary Ann Critell, assistant principal and kindergarten teacher, added the school "welcomes all faiths and students are of various faiths and races.""Families like the Christian environment for their children," Sister Charlotte said. "Generations have come here and remember it as a positive experience."