By the time you read this we will be in the middle of Catholic Schools Week. This is our annual week of celebrating what makes us different from public, charter and private schools…and there is a definite difference in what we do and why! I hope you are all enjoying the events as well as your students. It is a time to celebrate and to remember the blessings we receive from sending our children to a Catholic school.
February is a slow month, from the student’s point of view, with little to look forward to since there are no big breaks. You can help them stay motivated by pointing out the light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe reminding them of why they go to school and what the future can hold. It will go by fast to us but the kids will feel the drag.
We will be moving the Valentine’s Day parties to Tuesday the 13th due to the 14th being Ash Wednesday, so that the children can enjoy the parties without worrying about their new Lenten promises. As for Lenten promises, now is a good time to talk as a family and encourage each other in making a pledge for Lent. Maybe adding a family prayer or committing to one night a week of family time with no electronics once homework is done. At the very least, you can encourage each other to choose something that is a true act of giving something up for God. No matter what is promised, Lent is a time to prepare for God’s only son to save us all.
Have a great month!
Matthew Krause, Principal
The Pope’s Prayer Intention for February 2018: Say “No” to Corruption
That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.