Weekly Letter from the Principal 2/26/21

Lord, let everything I do this day and in this season of Lent come from You, be inspired by you.  I long to be closer to You.  Help me to remember that nothing is important in my life unless it glorifies You in some way.

Dear Parents,

I pray that you are all having a good second week of Lent.  We have had a good week of school!  After two four-day weeks in a row, this full week has been tough!  :-)

Our Lent activities are going well.  Stations of the Cross were led by our fifth graders last week, and our sixth graders this week.  I have a great time recording the students leading the prayer!  We then send the videos out to teachers to pray with students in their classrooms.  They are doing a great job, and I’m looking forward to our 3rd graders leading next week!

Our clothing driver for St. Vincent DePaul is doing great.  We have had several families bring in clothing from home, and we have room for more!  If you need to clean out some closets and dressers, now is the time.  Thank you all for your support of this important ministry!

I want to remind families that even though not all of our students are going to the church for Mass on Friday’s, it is still a Mass day.  Our students should be dressed in their Mass uniforms, ties included, even if they are watching Mass from their classrooms.  I will be talking to students about this on Monday morning as well.  Please make sure your students have the proper uniform on Mass days.  Thank you!

Next week we are celebrating our school spirit, along with our 7th and 8th grade students, with a Hallissey Spirit Week.  The annual Hallissey Invitational Basketball Tournament may have been cancelled this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a fun week of dress up days and activities.  We want to honor our 7th and 8th graders, and let them know that we love them.  We are proud of them, and the leaders they are for our school!  Please see our newsletter for details regarding next week.

I am happy to share that Mr. Kappel, our maintenance/custodian, is returning to school next week!  Mr. Kappel had a medical procedure a few weeks ago, and has been out recovering.  We are very excited to have him back, and in good health!

That being said, I want to thank Mr. Anthony Mathews, who has been a tremendous help during Mr. Kappel’s absence.  Mr. Mathews has been here every day, cleaning, taking out the garbage, shoveling snow, etc.  We are so grateful for him (and his sons)!

 

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

In the Peace of Christ,

Brock Carpenter