Message from Mrs. Fonseca, December 18, 2020

December 18th, 2020

Mary said, ‘You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said.’ And the angel left her.Luke 1:38

Dear Families,

The phrase “The days are long but the years are short” resonate so well with me. I feel like these past few months have just flown by, yet the magnitude of what we have done as a community to come together and create a safe space for the students and staff is nothing short of a blessing from our Lord.

I want to thank the staff for all the hard work they have put in our first term together. Even with all the new and hopefully, temporary protocols we had to put in place, the school still seems like a welcoming place for our children.

I also want to thank all of you for continuing to pray with our community and for helping us transition your children into this new normal. Whether you chose to send them in person or to work with them at home, we really appreciate the work you have all put in to help the children succeed.

Finally, I want to extend a warm Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones on behalf of our staff. May the seasons of Advent and Christmas bring you joy and peace and may 2021 be filled with many blessings. May we have the faith of Mary in our hearts so that we can say YES! to the challenges the are put before us in the new year.

God bless you and your loved ones and may He keep you safe over the holidays.

Yours In Christ,

Mrs. Maria Fonseca

Year of St. Joseph

Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St. Joseph,” that began on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2020 and extending to the same feast in 2021. There are numerous ways to gain plenary indulgences, which remit all temporal punishment due to sin. These acts must be accompanied by sacramental confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer for the pope’s intentions, the usual conditions to obtain any plenary indulgence. There are so many ways to share in this with the family, especially to model to our children the joy in living in grace.

Please see the link below: Fifteen ways to gain an indulgence in the Year of St. Joseph www.catholicnewsagency.com pdf DAILY HEALTH CHECK UPDATED.pdf Download 101.8 KB

What’s New?

Thank You

A big thank you to all our fundraising parents for organizing the flurry of activities leading up to Christmas! Thank you to all who participated, the funds will be greatly appreciated. Please keep an eye out for future events.

Thank you to our parent volunteers for supervising our students outdoors in rain or shine, as well as those who help clean the school grounds in the morning. If you are still looking to fill some parent participation hours, please reach out to our coordinator. The positions this year are very limited but there are still some opportunities available.

Extra Clothes

The students are often coming in muddy and wet from recess. Ensure that your child is ready to go outside rain or shine! Please send an extra pair of pants, shirt and socks with your child. They do not have to be uniform pieces as they will only be used in emergencies.

Week In a Glance

Mon. Jan 4th – WELCOME BACK

Tues. Jan 5th –

Wed. Jan 6th – Don’t forget 2pm dismissal!

Thurs. Jan 7th –

Fri. Jan 8th-

Important Dates:

Jan. 4th: School Re-Opens; WELCOME BACK!

Jan. 29th: Celtics Day

Knights Of Columbus- Charity Appeal

Please consider supporting our local Knights of Columbus chapter in their annual charity appeal. The Knights do a lot for our community and our school.

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Jen Juhasz

Mom of Ty & Joey.

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