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Thursday Thoughts from Mrs. Hartman

“All I want is to know Christ and to experience the power of the resurrection,
to share in his sufferings and become like him in his death,
in the hope that I myself will be raised from death to life.”
Philippians 4:10

As we journey through the Lenten season, we continue to seek ways to be more Christ-like. The church provides us with a very compelling way to share in the suffering and death of Jesus through the Way of the Cross. The Way of the Cross also known as Stations of the Cross help us to recall the tremendous love of Jesus Christ as He suffered and died for our salvation. This devotional prayer also helps us to relate Jesus’ passion, death, and resurrection to the needs and sufferings of others.

To help make this prayer even more meaningful to our students, the members of our National Junior Honor Society will present the Living Stations of the Cross. Students will role play the last steps of Jesus on his journey and crucifixion on Calvary. Living Stations will be prayed on Friday, April 5 at 8:30 am in church. All are welcome.

Parent/Guardian Survey
As part of our School Improvement Plan that is required for OCSAA accreditation, we ask for feedback in the two areas of focus for our school; Catholic Identity and Academic Progress. A survey of related questions has been created so we can gather your feedback and use it for assessing strengths and areas of need. It helps us to gauge growth in our goals as well as what still needs to be done as we strive to grow and be better.

The survey may be accessed using the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/8wlqn8mDOfuQJzt53
The survey should not take more than 10 minutes and may be submitted anonymously if you choose. The survey will close on Friday April 12. Please take this opportunity to help us be better.

After School

With the coming of Spring and the end of the year, students are involved in many activities that may change routines. Our goal whether before, during or after school is that students are monitored in safe environments. To ensure this, we ask for your help with the following:

1. All students who are not picked up immediately after school will be expected to report to one of the following areas: Extended Day, Study Hall, Tutoring, scheduled Club Meetings or practices, CYO Sports practice (ONLY if a coach is present).
2. Please communicate in writing to your child’s teacher and/or extended care, any changes to the normal after school plans for your child.
3. If a child is not signed into Extended Day after school, a parent must be present with them in any part of the building including the Playground.

Again, the safety of ALL our children is of utmost importance! Thank you for your help and support in this matter.

MAP and State Testing

Please refer to the weekly schedules to determine when your child(ren) will be testing. We appreciate your help in trying to ensure students are present in school on the assigned test dates to avoid having to schedule make up times. It is also very helpful if students receive the appropriate amount of sleep and eat healthy meals to ensure they are physically prepared to do their best!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fri Apr 5 Living Stations of the Cross @ 8:30am in church
Apr 11-12 Preschool Conferences

April 13-22 EASTER BREAK
Tues Apr 23 School Reopens

FINAL THOUGHT: Lord, we ask you to help us walk more closely with you in these days of Lent.

ST. BENEDICT SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
United in Community, in partnership with families, guided by the message of St. Benedict, God calls us to LIVE, LEARN, and LOVE.

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