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Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends, 

On September 5 we celebrated the feast day of Saint Mother Teresa of Kolkata!  By her example and through her intercession, may Saint Mother Teresa continue to inspire us to give our “hearts to love and their hands to serve,” starting with those closest to us. May we all continue to live and deepen our awareness of needing mercy and our willingness to extend mercy in our communities, in our families, and in our service to the poor. Let us all take Saint Mother Teresa’s actions and live them out daily as we are all called to become saints.  

This Thursday, we have Back to School Night. Please note that only adults are invited to attend Back to School Night. We look forward to sharing a lot of important information with you, such as new programs we are fortunate to be rolling out this year. Back to School Night will look a little different this year. There will be two classroom sessions with the first one beginning at 5:30 pm and the second one at 6:00 pm.  We ask that due to COVID-19 precautions, only one parent attend the session and they will sit at their child’s desk during the presentation. We ask that parents exit the classrooms once the presentation is complete. 

 Our teachers will be very busy during Back to School Night and won’t be able to speak to every parent as they would enjoy; however, if you do need to speak with your child’s teacher, please be sure to email her and set up a time to meet outside of Back to School Night. 

Important Dates:
August 25 – September 21: STAR Testing Window
September 6: No School. Labor Day
September 9: Back to School Night 
September 14: PE Begins
September 20: Jeans for Jesus
September 23: School Mass at 10:45 am

In Mary’s Love,

Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal 

A prayer from Saint Mother Teresa’s Room

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. 

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. 

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. 

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. 

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. 

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. 

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. 

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. 

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway. ~Mother Teresa

St. Raphael, Pray for Us!





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