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Friday News from Sister Lydia 9-23-22

Friday News from Sister Lydia 9-23-22

Happy Friday! 

Jesus said, "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I" (Matthew 18:20).

At this hectic time in our lives, when we are all constantly bombarded with news of war, pandemic, political unrest, etc. to the point where our children are exposed to some of that news,  more than ever, our children need to learn to pray and have a firm faith in God; we want to reinforce their beliefs and teach them to learn to love one another and how to treat one another.  It’s so important.  We realize that families are busy and have many demands on their time.  Taking the time to worship as a family demonstrates to your children your own commitment to our faith.  Please consider attending Mass at your local parishes.  Mass is a great way to end a Saturday on a positive and peaceful note and it's also a great way to start a family Sunday off on the right foot.

  • On September 28th, representatives from Cardinal Spellman High School, our partner school, will come here to speak to our 8th graders about high school. Eighth grade parents are welcome to come in that afternoon too.  The meeting with Cardinal Spellman will be at 1:20 for interested eighth grade parents.
  • The Walk-a-Thon will take place on September 30th.  This event is sure to be a lot of fun for our students!  We appreciate the time and effort of the Parents' Association on behalf of our school.
  • Pizza Lunch was a huge success for our students; the children love the pizza and are always so happy with this special lunch.  Special thanks to all of our parent volunteers--you wonderful volunteers may take the weekend off to recuperate!
  • We will be sharing the band rehearsal schedule next week.
  • NWEA make-up testing will take place Monday and Tuesday.
  • Please spread the word about our upcoming Open House on October 16th, 12-2.  We are looking forward to welcoming even more new students next year. 

I had a very good meeting today with our first graders. They are a lovely group of children!  We had a great discussion about keeping ourselves safe, walking nicely in the hallways, and treating each other with kindness. I referenced a program called Whole Body Language which talks about looking someone in the eye when speaking and listening: raising our hands to speak and when you see someone in the hallway you say "Good Morning" and "Good Afternoon."  We also covered bathroom etiquette and not splashing water at the sinks and crawling under stall doors, and so on.  It was a good meeting and we will definitely meet again. 

Have a great weekend,

Sister Lydia

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