We are having a special celebration to recognize Grandparents and older adults who are very special people! Students are encouraged to invite their grandparents or a special person in their life to celebrate mass with us and attend other activities on Friday, February 1st from 8:45 - 11:30 am. Mass will begin promptly at 9:00 AM. This special day will give the children a chance to showcase their school day with someone who may not have been here before. The event is on a half day of school and children can be dismissed with their grandparents or per normal dismissal routines.
This special day is very well attended so reservations are required.
RSVP forms for this event were sent home with students yesterday.
Please make sure to check your child's backpack for the form. RSVP's are due back to school by January 25th.
Any parents interested in helping with check in or serving refreshments should please contact Susan Holland.
Virtue for the month of January: Humility
As we head back to school this month, our students will be focusing on the Virtue of Humility. The Catholic dictionary defines humility as the
moral virtue that keeps a person from reaching beyond himself. It is the virtue that restrains the unruly desire for personal greatness and leads people to an orderly love of themselves based on a true appreciation of their position with respect to God and their neighbors. Religious humility recognizes one's total dependence on God; moral humility recognizes one's human equality with others. Yet humility is not only opposed to pride; it is also opposed to immoderate self-abjection, which would fail to recognize God's gifts and use them according to his will.
A simpler definition of humility for children is that humility is the quality of being humble, putting the needs of another person before your own, and thinking of others before yourself. Some ways that we can help our children practice the virtue of humility are to have them speak less and become better listeners to the people around them, give other people credit, admit when they are wrong, be willing to go last, ask for advice, praise others, and give compliments. Humility is not about showing off or constantly being recognized. It is the action of doing things in a way to honor God and make a difference in the lives of others without seeking reward.
Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools
On Tuesday, January 29th, our school will be taking part in a National Campaign called,
Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of Giving to Catholic Schools. A separate letter outlining this initiative
will be emailed to families next week with more specifics about this program.
February lunch orders
The link is now open on Schoolspeak
to place your orders for February hot lunches. The link will remain open through Wednesday, January 23rd. Please make sure to place your child's order before the link closes.
Thank you, School Families!
Dear School Families,
I would like to thank all of you for your generosity and the thoughtful gifts that were given to me at Christmas. I am very appreciative of all the kindness and well wishes and feel very grateful to be able to work with the students here at St. Catherine's School. I wish all of you a very Happy New year!
SAVE THE DATE: Daddy Daughter Date Night - flyer attached
It is almost time for our Daddy/Daughter dance! Girls start picking out your outfit and dads, start practicing your favorite dance moves! Attached is the Save the Date so please mark your calendars for Friday, February 8th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm for this special night. Invites will be sent home soon!