Principal's Weekly Letter

                                                                                                                                                     November 20, 2018

Dear Parents,

This Thursday we will celebrate our national holiday of Thanksgiving—a day of thanks for the harvest and richness of our nation.  As we gather with our families whether they are large or small, let us remember all who might be without food and homes, or without the comfort of family. Let us ask God’s blessing on all.  We are a “Eucharisting” community. The word Eucharist comes from the Greek for “thanksgiving”. Our Eucharist is the center of our lives; therefore, giving thanks for all that God has given, must be an everyday occurrence for us.  I know that you will all take time to remember all of those things with which God has graced our lives.

I remind everyone that there is no school tomorrow.

Our band, chorus and bell choir will offer a concert on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m.  All are invited to join in recognizing the musical gifts God has given to these young people and their directors.

Lessons and Carols will take place on December 14th at 7 p.m.  All students and parents are expected to join in this wonderful celebration of the Advent/Christmas season.  Attire for the girls is dark skirt and white blouse.  The boys are expected to wear dark trousers, white shirt and a Christmas tie.  No athletic shoes please. All students are to be in their seats at 6:45 p.m.

I thank you for your generosity in giving to our two collections for those in need—the toys and our collection of men’s and women’s socks (November 26th through December 7th.  This is our visible sign that our Eucharist sends us forth to make our world a better place.  Our collection of needed food items will take place during the month of January.

Each family has received a flyer and 2 tickets for our Education Raffle.  We are asking that each family sell these two ticket and return the money and the tickets stubs to school no later that December 3rd.  All of the proceeds benefit our school children.

I thank you for your prayers and your assistance, as you support the mission of St. Joseph School, and the work of our faculty and staff.  I thank you for the gift of your children and for choosing this Catholic Education at St. Joseph School for them. Our children are truly a blessing to our ministry and to our lives. We have so much to be grateful for in this season of Thanksgiving.

My wish for you in this wonderful Thanksgiving season is the joy of spending this time with family, especially your children, and with friends.  Please keep each of us in your prayers as we give thanks for all of the wonderful gifts we have been given as God’s people. You are in my prayers at this very busy, but very special time, and I pray that time spent with your family this Thanksgiving may be a time of peaceful reflection on all that we have been given.  May rejoice in God’s goodness to us! Happy Thanksgiving to all!



                                                                                                                                             Marianne Cote