Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
Last week, we said goodbye to the class of 2014! As we did that, our seventh graders naturally became the leaders of our school. It’s such a rich tradition to pass down the leadership.
The last day of school is Tuesday, June 10th. Please remember that there is an awards assembly in the church at 10:00 am and dismissal is at noon.
Preparing for the upcoming school year has been extremely exciting, especially since we are revamping our junior high program. As was announced a few months ago, the junior high classrooms will be moved to the current science lab and library, the library will be moved to the seventh grade classroom, and the science lab to the eighth grade classroom. Another sensational addition to the junior high program will be instituting new electives, including horticulture and a young entrepreneur/business class. Another possibility for a junior high elective is a cooking class. Junior high students will also take mid-terms and final exams, ensuring that our students are extremely prepared for high school.
We wish all of you a safe and blessed summer vacation, filled with happy memories. Please remember that your Mathletics, Reading Eggs and Reading A-Z subscriptions are active during the summer. Students should spend time each day doing something academic to ensure that they are not only retaining what they learned this year, but also growing in both English Language Arts and Mathematics.
June 10: Awards Assembly at 10:00. Noon Dismissal. Last Day of School
August 9: Dennis Uniform Sale in the Parish Hall from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
August 26: First Day of the 2014-2015 school year
In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal
A Blessing for Summer Vacation
Take time to claim your strength; they are gifts of God.
Take time to have fun; it's God's way of teaching you your strengths.
Take time to grow yourself; only you can grow you.
Take time to trust yourself; God trusts you.
Take time to be self-reliant; it is better than being dependent.
Take time to share with others; they will bless you, and you will bless them.
Take time to have hope, you are a child of God. Let's put ourselves into the hands of the Lord, and pray that God will bless us and our families during the wonderful months of summer.
May we all help make our home a place of relaxation, joy, love, peace and safety.
May we be generous and considerate, not thinking only about ourselves, but helping others enjoy the blessings of a summertime.
Lord God, Creator of all things, guide our steps and strengthen our hearts, during these months of summer and vacation days.
Grant us refreshment of mind and body.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
[Source: Sunday Bulletin of June 29, 2008; Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.]
St. Raphael, Pray for Us!
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