We have entered Holy Week, the week when we remember with sorrow all the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. On Easter Sunday morning, our sadness will turn to joy as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.
As this is the season of Lent, a time when we try to become more like Jesus, I designated March as a time to show more kindness to others. I explained to you before that I asked the students to watch for the kind acts of others, and to write me a note about the kindness that they observed. Some teachers have even created ‘kindness shout-out’ papers that the students can use for this purpose. My first intention was to give one primary award and one middle school award daily; however, I received so many nominations, I have to do several per day!! I love it!
Actually, it’s the primary students (grades K-5) have given me MANY (60-70) nominations; I have gotten only seven or eight from the middle school students. I asked some of the older students today if they would take a couple of minutes to report their friends’ acts of goodness so I can recognize them, also. I’m sure we all agree that there cannot be too much kindness in our world!
Tomorrow (Wednesday) is our Mass day this week, and on Thursday, we will remember the Passover with a Seder Meal in the morning. We have a guest of the Jewish faith joining us to explain more fully the meaning of the Seder Meal traditions – what a great experience for our children!
Thursday (29th) is a half day of school, and then we are out for Easter Break. We dismiss at noon on Thursday. DAY CARE IS ALSO CLOSING AT NOON ON THURSDAY. If you are traveling to spend Easter with family or friends, blessings for safe travels!
When we return to school on April 9th, we begin our new school hours: 8:20 am until 3:05 pm. Please pass that reminder on to anyone who might be picking up your child for the remainder of the year.
Thanks to those of you who have registered your children for the 2018-19 school year. (How can we be talking about that already!) Your promptness is appreciated. If you have registered and your FACTS application is verified, your request will be reviewed by the Tuition Assistance Committee within the first two weeks of April.
Softball and baseball practice begins soon – spring must be here!
Thursday also marks the end of the third quarter of school – incredible! Report cards will be sent home the week we return after Easter Break.
A reminder to seventh and eighth grade parents of your meeting tomorrow night to finalize plans for Washington DC., and to discuss eighth grade graduation.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
From the entire SJV staff, Blessed Easter to you and everyone you love,