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I Really Love It Here!

 

Do you know what I love about St. Pat’s the best so far? We have the best kids and they have the greatest smiles! I have had the pleasure of meeting with each student in grades 8-6 so far – don’t worry younger grades, I am getting there slowly but surely! Besides walking into classrooms and seeing the awesome work our faculty and students are doing, this has been my most favorite thing. I am meeting with each student individually and we are getting to know one another better. Many have asked me if I like it here at St. Pat’s – that is a definite YES!

They have told me their goals: to be a better listener, to look out for their classmates, to be a leader, to study more, to do all their homework, to try and pray more often. They have told me about themselves and the things they like: Skittles is the favorite candy of some, while gummy bears is the favorite of others. They have told me about their siblings – brothers and sisters who are autistic and how they learn from them every day. They have told me how great their grandparents are and about vacations they have gone on with their family. They have shared struggles and hard things they have experienced and they have also made me laugh right out loud.

And, when they leave my office, I feel very, very blessed to be here at St. Pat’s with all these great kids! Thank you, parents,  for sharing them with me!

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Student Council Installation

Friday, October 1 was the Student Council Installation here at St. Patrick’s School. Isabelle gave this awesome speech and while I was listening to her I thought that  this is why we all believe in Catholic education – this is the brilliant future of our Church:

“The following is a verse from Romans 12:4, ‘For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are on body in Christ and indvidually parts of one another.’ I chose this verse to read because I feel that being a part of the student council is not just a privilege for all of us, but a blessing. Together, as one body, the student council and I promise to always set a good example. We will work together as a team to make St. Patrick School the best place to be. We will strive daily to live as disciples of Christ in and out of school. Thank you for your support – we are all grateful to be standing up here today.”

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