11/11 Update


Today we are celebrating Veterans’ Day at school with a dress down day.  In addition to that, classroom instruction in LA and Social Studies is aligned with this special day.  Students are completing assignments that will deepen their understanding and appreciation for the men and women who have served.

With Veterans’ Day, All Saints Day, All Souls Day, and the recent passing of former St. Cletus Pastor Father Klees, students are truly experiencing a “November to Remember.”  I hope that they have used these opportunities to remember and honor those who have gone before us.  It’s a good reminder of what can be learned through Catholic education outside of the general curriculum.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve felt like Scrooge McDuck sitting at my desk counting stacks of money.  We’re close to having all of our Springfield deposits paid, and several seventh graders have made their $5.00 payments for their History Fair boards.  Thank you to all of you for your prompt payments.

The Powerschool portal is now closed.  You will not be able to access grades while we teachers finalize grades for report cards.  There are still several openings for parent teacher conferences.  Students should really be attending along with their parents if a conference has been scheduled.

This will be the last newsletter posted before Thanksgiving.  I would say that Thanksgiving is my favorite of all the holidays, and that is the direct result of the time I would spend with my grandma the day before Thanksgiving as she prepared her legendary feasts for our family.  She passed away earlier this year, and fittingly, the last time I saw her was the day before Thanksgiving last year.  I know that some of you have lost loved ones over the course of this year too.    It’s my hope that our students  be especially thankful this year for their grandparents, living and/or deceased.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Remember the past with gratitude. Live the present with Enthusiasm. Look forward to the future with confidence.”- St. John Paul II