FROM MY DESK TO YOURS #11
October 23, 2016
“The Heart of St. Paul … Growing Together in Faith, Knowledge, and Virtue”
Do not look forward to the changes and chances of this life with fear. Rather, look to them with full confidence that, as they arise, God to whom you belong will in his love enable you to profit by them.
He has guided you thus far in life. Do you but hold fast to His dear hand, and He will lead you safely through all trials. Whenever you cannot stand, He will carry you lovingly in his arms.
Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow. The same Eternal Father who takes care of you today will take care of you tomorrow, and every day of your life. Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace then, and put aside all useless thoughts, all vain dreads and all anxious imaginations.
Dear St. Paul Families:
This past Monday, 16 nervous seventh and eighth graders stood in front of our student body and made their case as to why they would be the best candidate to represent our school on the Student Leadership Council. Every child was very poised and did a wonderful job. Their ideas were awesome and very creative and I can see many of them incorporated into our school. I was so very proud of them and the great accomplishment for each of them to speak calmly in front of such an audience. (They each received a well deserved courage bus ticket!)
What gave me pause was the audience. Our children listened carefully and were completely engaged in what our students were saying. They were respectful to the candidates as they each gave their speeches. When I asked the teachers what kind of response their students had after the assembly, they all agreed how impressed they were by the speeches and the seriousness of the audience. Once again our virtues at work!
This week the candidates will each have a 30 second slot on the morning announcements to remind the students of who they are and the office they are seeking. During the first week of November the students will be hanging their campaign posters and then on the morning of November 8th we will vote for our officers.
I have received the results of this years ITBS Testing. All scores will be mailed to the individual families no later than Friday, October 28th. On Tuesday of this week I will be meeting at Rigali Center with all of the principals about how to report the results of the ITBS Testing to parents. Many of us are on a computerizd system called Data Manager so the test results for parents may look a little different but I am sure will include the same information. On Wednesday evening this week, I will be speaking at the PTO Meeting about the results of our testing and also how to interpret these tests. I hope many of you will be able to attend this meeting.
Trunk or Treat was a huge success as usual. What wonderful weather for the event. Thank you to all of the workers and our eighth grade helpers.
Please remember to keep the family of Father Mike and Mr. Dieckmann in your prayers. Until next week.
With blessings from my heart,
HATS OFF TO:
Mothers Club for sponsoring another successful Trunk or Treat. This has become an awesome tradition for St. Paul School.
Eighth Grade students for helping will pizza delivery at Trunk or Treat on Saturday evening after a busy day at the Confirmation Retreat.
St Paul Student Community and the Student Leadership Council candidates for a very informative and successful first SLC Assembly.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:
Monday, October 24
Tuesday, October 25
Wednesday, October 26
o All School Mass – Prepared by Mrs. Craft’s 3rd grade class
o PTO Meeting – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Church Basement
Thursday, October 27
Friday, October 28