Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! We want to welcome our new families to our wonderful community. It was great to see all of the smiling faces this morning as the students eagerly walked on to campus. The junior high wing was a welcomed surprise to our seventh and eighth graders with their new space. All students are going to enjoy the library and lab in the heart of our campus. We are looking forward to another wonderful and fun school year!
We want to extend a warm welcome to our new pastor, Monsignor Jon Majarucon. Many of you have already met Monsignor Jon at Mass, but we hope you will greet him when you see him on campus. Monsignor Jon is an educator as well as a former principal and teacher. We are blessed to have him as an advocate for our Catholic school.
Here are a few reminders about dropping off and picking up your children. As per the handbook, students need to be dropped off and picked up in the parking lot, NOT on St. Joseph Street. This is for the safety of everyone. The first bell rings at 7:50 am and the classroom doors will open at this time to ensure that class begins on time at 8:00 am. Our teachers want to make the most of every moment of instructional time, so please do not arrive late! If you are late, you will need to sign your child in at the office and make sure that your child has a tardy slip. We all thank you for your cooperation in ensuring that all of our children are safe!
August 26: First Day of the 2014-2015 school year
September 1: No school. Labor Day
September 2: PE begins. All KK – 8th graders need to be in PE uniforms
September 5: Please send in food for Catholic Charities
September 11: Back to School Night at 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall
September 15: Jeans for Jesus
September 17: School Mass at 10:00 am
September 22 – October 3: ITBS testing for grades 2-8
September 28: Parish Festival
In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal
A prayer for the new school year:
Father of all mercies
We ask that You would bless
the youngest and littlest of learners,
the most helpless and powerless of persons,
with Your infinite and loving mercy,
granting them the strength to learn, concentrate,
and act in love towards
their teachers and fellow students.
We also ask that You would watch over them,
at home and at school
and give them proper direction
so that they may learn
of Your wonderful virtues.
We ask this in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen
by David Bennett
St. Raphael, Pray for Us!
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