Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you for attending Parent Teacher Conferences this past week. As the primary educator of your child, we appreciate your commitment to the partnership we share.
This year we will be introducing Family Masses one Sunday a month. The purpose of our Family Mass is to share the celebration of the Eucharist with our parishes and reaffirm that we are one community, church and school. We will begin our Family Masses at St. Mary’s this Sunday, October 26th, at 11:00 a.m.
We invite all school families to join us at St. Mary’s. Students will plan and participate in the Mass. All students are asked to wear their school uniform to Mass. Let’s see a sea of St. Mary’s blue in the congregation. Our Family Masses will take place once a month and will include dates at St. Luke’s, Christ the King and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Please mark your calendar and join us.
Please plan on joining in the fun of Trunk or Treat this Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Set up will begin at 4:30. If you have questions please call the office.
Spirt Day went very well last Thursday. I thank you for helping your child in following the guidelines. Please continue to do so.
This Thursday, our 6th- 8th graders will visit Holy Trinity for an informational morning including Mass, guest speakers and class visits. Students will leave at 9:00. Our 6th and 7th graders will return at 11:00 and grade 8 will return by 1:00. Holy Trinity will provide the transportation. Please make sure permission slips are returned.
We have an opportunity for daily service hours for multiple parents. We are in need of help in the cafeteria each day from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Please let me know if you are interested.
This Friday is a very busy day. Please remember to join us for Mass and Honor Roll Awards at 8:15 a.m., Elementary Rosary at 1:00 p.m., Pep Rally at 2:15 p.m., Boys football in Waco at 5:00 p.m. and Trunk or Treat at 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Have a wonderful week and God bless you for your support. My door is open, always.
·The Catholic school climate, mission, and purpose positively impact student achievement and attendance (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993).
·A faith-based orientation builds coherence and integration of schools and school community (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993).
·Students demonstrate higher academic achievement in Catholic schools (Coleman, Hoffer, & Kilgore, 1982; Sander, 1996).
·Graduates of Catholic high schools are more likely to vote and earn higher wages (Dee, 2005; Neal, 1997).
·Catholic schools tend to produce graduates who are more civically engaged, more tolerant of diverse views, and more committed to service as adults (Campbell, 2001; Wolf, Greene, Kleitz, & Thalhammer, 2001).
· Call the school to make an appointment to take a tour today!