Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
For the past few weeks, our students in grades 1-8 have been attending daily Mass. It really is a special way to start the school day. The first bell rings at 7:50 and the students start walking over for Mass at 8:00 am. On Tuesday, grades 1 and 4 attend Mass. Wednesday, our 6th, 7th, and 8th head over to church and on Thursday, our 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades have the privilege of starting their day with Mass. Parents and grandparents are welcome to start their day with the students as well. We would love to share the daily Mass experience with you, so I hope to see you there!
As we continue through the first weeks of school, many of our wonderful programs gradually get started. Our fifth graders are attending the Wilderness Youth Program. They are currently learning how to bike in a pack so they can bike to nature in the upcoming weeks. This week we start our physical education program and K-2nd began their dance lessons. We have a very active school with kids very engaged in their learning!
We are kicking off our Annual Fund this week! Our goal is to bring in $50,000 to support our extra programs that make St. Raphael School so special. Please prayerfully consider making your donation during our kick-off! You will find a prize sheet in your child’s Tuesday folder! Together, we can do this!
Our first school Mass is on Thursday, September 29th at 10:45 am. Monsignor Jon will welcome the entire school community to another great school year and give a special blessing to our Student Council. Please mark your calendars to join us as we celebrate!
Don’t forget that Picture Day is this Wednesday! We are looking forward to seeing those wonderful smiles!
August 29 – September 16: STAR Testing Window
September 19: Jeans for Jesus
September 20: PE Begins
September 21: Picture Day
September 29: School Mass at 10:45 am
In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal
Please pray this prayer with your child/ren this week as we prepare for the Feast Day of St. Raphael:
Heavenly King, You have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth. Saint Michael is our protector; I ask him to come to my aid, fight for all my loved ones, and protect us from danger. Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News; I ask him to help me clearly hear Your voice and to teach me the truth. Saint Raphael is the healing angel; I ask him to take my need for healing and that of everyone I know, lift it up to Your throne of grace and deliver back to us the gift of recovery. Help us, O Lord, to realize more fully the reality of the archangels and their desire to serve us. Holy angels, pray for us. Amen.
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