Happy Holidays to everyone. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are in full preparation for the coming Advent and Christmas. In keeping with our continued focus on Family, we will be sending home a book of prayers provided by the Knights of Columbus. The prayers are centered on mothers and intended as a gift to all of our MIS moms. I hope that some of these prayers can bring you peace and joy in the upcoming holiday season.
On the 30th of November we completed a lock down (going forward this will be called a lock out) drill in conjunction with the Farmers Branch police. This was simply for practice for the students and was at our request. I wanted to make sure our staff knows the drill and that we could find any quirks in our procedures that need to be addressed. This was also an opportunity for the police to see what we do and to help us plan for any such instances. We hope and pray we will never use this information but it is best we have it. I hope you have taken the time to talk to your own students and help them understand the world around us. This all leads back to my word for last year and society's lack of empathy for our fellow humans. Only through understanding can we be a better people.
I hope you can take time this Christmas to appreciate time as a family. Enjoy each other’s company, have some fun, eat some good food and sing some carols! Together remember the time our Lord loved us so much that he sent his son to be one of us and sacrifice himself for our sins. Many of my best memories as a child are centered around Christmas time. Today as an adult, just being home with my family, especially with my own children, are the best moments of my year. Take the opportunity for quality time with your children along with your extended family. Life goes quickly so you must enjoy it while you can! I pray you all have a blessed and merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Matthew Krause, Principal
Papal Intentions for December 2017: The Elderly
That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.