“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” John Quincy Adams
October 20, 2016
Dear St. Stan’s Families:
Perseverance is a key element of success. It is perhaps one of the most vital skills we can teach our children. They need to know that success is measured through perseverance when achieving our goals; whether it is in math, science or basketball. Perseverance is something we discuss regularly with our students so they understand the value of what can be accomplished with it.
As October comes to an end, our students anxiously awaiting Halloween. Middle school students will celebrate with a party in the church basement and pizza provided by the HSA. Preschool through grade five will have a free pizza and snack (if your child does not like pizza please send an alternate lunch into school) lunch provided by the HSA, our annual parade, followed by a dance party in the gym. A reminder, that costumes should be appropriate, modest, and safe, no masks, high heels, or weapons should be part of the costumes for the children’s safety. This is a dress down day and out of uniform dress code should be followed. Students will be allowed to change into their costumes either before or after lunch.
On November 1, 2016, we celebrate All Saints Day with 9am Mass. This is a Holy Day of Obligation. November 2, 2016 is a 12 noon dismissal and Friday, November 4th we will celebrate first Friday Mass. On November 10th we will be celebrating Veterans Day with our assembly and reception for veterans following the assembly. I will send more information about that next week.
In closing, our teachers are here to help students achieve success. Success does not look the same for everyone; but it includes a partnership between school, home and the student! You are always in my prayers.
In His Peace,
Elena Malinconico, Principal