At the end of last week, I had the privilege of spending 2-1/2 days with the elementary and high school principals from all of our archdiocesan schools for the annual Principals’ Retreat in Seabeck, WA. The presenter, Fr. Ron Nuzzi from the University of Notre Dame, walked us through the new “Christ In the Classroom” program that teachers will be learning at our upcoming Teacher Excellence Day.
Fr. Nuzzi gave an in-depth examination of the three mysteries that are the tenets of our Catholic faith: Incarnation, Trinity, and the Paschal Mystery. He spoke of the importance of community and relationships as key to the central mystery of our faith, the Eucharist.
The “Christ in the Classroom” program will help our teachers reflect on the mission of our school, their personal faith journey and elements of Catholic Identity, to formulate their theology of Catholic education and how it is lived in service to the community.
Coffee with the Principal
The coffee is on us! Please join fellow parents on Thursday morning in the Library at 8:30am for Coffee with the Principal. I will review results of last school year’s end-of-the-year Parent Satisfaction Survey and answer any questions you may have.
If you are unable to attend, please join us for a live Facebook feed on the Parent Association Facebook page. Please bring additional ideas for topics to discuss at future coffee sessions.We promise to have you on your way by 9:30am.
A limited number of parking places will be available on the playground at drop-off time.
Only 10 days to go until our 7th Annual Move-A-Thon. How are your children doing on securing those pledges from family and friends?
At yesterday morning’s Prayer Assembly, Mr. Sauvage challenged the students to set a personal goal for this year’s Move-A-Thon. It can be to do more laps, ask more people for pledges, commit to eating healthy foods or drinking more water each day. He reminded the students that goals take work and by setting ones, they are making a promise to improve.
Student to Student – Hurricane Relief Campaign
The National Catholic Educational Association is launching an initiative to raise funds to assist with repairing, rebuilding and re-enrolling students, in Catholic schools affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. On October 10th we are asking students to donate $1 to $10 (or more) to be sent to schools in Texas and Florida. Click here for detailed information.
The last Friday of the month is a free dress day for students and staff. With this Friday being the last Friday in September, students are welcome to wear non-uniform, school appropriate dress. Please check the Uniform Policy (p.9) in your Family Handbook if you have any question about school appropriate dress.
Have a great week!