From the Principal's Desk (November 3, 2023)

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Parents and Families,

Last Friday we had many, many, school families and parishioners join us for the Trunk or Treat. What a fun time was had by all! Thank you to everyone who helped to make it such a successful event.

On Wednesday, we celebrated All Saints' Day with Mass. Some of our students dressed as saints and we learned about their lives and the impact they had. Teaching the students about the lives of the saints allows us to show them how diverse the lives of the saints were. The common factor we tell them is the relationship each chose to have with God. As Fr. Bob mentioned in his homily, there are thousands of saints, many of whom we may not even know yet. A great way to spend time with your child is to share and read stories with them to build their listening and reading skills, and books about the saints provide wonderful reading material. We as Catholics know that the saints are the people to whom we enter into intercessory prayer with, asking them to pray with and for us to God. This is much like we do when we ask our friends, family members, church community, and others to pray for us and with us in our needs.

With November now upon us and the "season of holidays" beginning, we ask that you continue to partner with us, the faculty and staff, to encourage and assist your student in meeting their day to day school work responsibilities so that they may learn and grow to the highest degree possible. Next Friday, we will already be half way through the second marking quarter, with progress reports being sent home on the 10th.

The newly formed soccer team comprised of students in grades 4-8, met with Coach Jourdain and I on Monday. We both spoke about what it means to be a Student-Athlete. Completing their work, maintaining their grades, staying focused, and having a positive attitude in all of their classes were all emphasized as criteria for playing on a school team. All our students K-8 can benefit from learning and honing these skills, as it will help each grow into the person God intended

This weekend, we fall back one hour on Sunday. Remember to set your clocks back, enjoy an extra hour of rest and we will see everyone on Monday.

Yours In Christ,

Rita M. Klenk