September 18, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians:
“If we are growing holier, we are growing kinder.”
― Andrew Bonar
We have implemented a wonderful new program from Sadlier publishers called Catholic Identity. This program looks at virtues and relates the ideas of virtues to saints and to each of us. This week we are speaking about holiness as a virtue and how we can incorporate it into our daily lives. Ask your child about the messages in the morning and some of the activities we are asking them to do in relationship to these virtues.
I ask you to check the “Newsletter” link every other Friday, for updated information that you may find helpful. Tomorrow there will be information about winter break and drop offs and pickups. Briefly, winter break has been shortened and the explanation is in the newsletter. We are also looking for parents to exhibit extra care in drop offs and pickups in our parking lot. Our children’s safety is our top priority and we need each of member of our community to help in maintaining their safety.
We continue to have visits from high schools for our seventh and eighth graders through the beginning of October. These visits give our students the opportunity to see the choices that exist for their high school years. We have a preschool, kindergarten and grade one “stay trip” planned for October. Parents in these grades received a letter about that yesterday. In October our middle school students will be taking a field trip to the Museum of Natural History in October. We will send out permission slips and information in the next couple of weeks. We are also pursuing “stay trips” and field trips for grades two through five for sometime during the remainder of the year.
I hope to see each of you at Back to School Night on September 24th.
God Bless You,
Mrs. Elena Malinconico