Dear St. Rose Families,
Happy October! We are already half way through the first quarter and the second half isn't only zooming by, but is filled with events and activities. I don't know if it needs to be mentioned anymore about how busy our classrooms and halls are; as it seems that has become the daily constant for this school year. As you can see by this week's update, we have shared many good things; and today God is bringing us a most beautiful change in the weather with sunshine and warm temperatures that will usher in our day and our Fall Field Day of Team Building. We are grateful, once again, to Team DIG for joining us to provide coaches for our morning of outdoor fun.
Of course even on the rainy Wednesday, picture day brought memorable moments. Our students looked especially lovely and handsome in their dress uniforms, new haircuts, and even with missing teeth. Our little leaners made their way over to the Gathering Hall just in time, as the rain poured down while they had pictures taken, and they had to spend some time waiting patiently for the rain to stop to return to their classrooms. They were in fact very patient, and the rain didn't dampen their spirit or smiles. They were right outside the room where I was making copies so I went out to visit and asked them if they thought we should build an ark like Noah.; and if we did should we take animals with us just like he did. I suggested one of my favorites, a giraffe, when the little guy, in the picture above said, noooo we can't do that, giraffes don't like rain. Even after all these years I'm still learning new things every day. He then proceeded to tell me a list of animals that did like rain and we should take. Just about then a few classmates started to enthusiastically jump up and yell out; elephants and dolphins and a host of other water loving animals. By the time they were done we had a full ark and the giraffe was going to have to stay in my office.
These are our days, big and little moments that write our stories that warm hearts, bring joy and hope, and a lot of smiles and giggles. When you are here, you can't resist just asking a question or simply saying hello because you are almost guaranteed to be entertained and informed by what they have to say; and that goes for the littlest to the biggest.
As October breezes bring that crisp air, autumn smells, and the leaves let go and take their flight twirling and dancing to pile up on the ground; I hope you have time to pause for adventures that make memories and warm your heart too!
Happy October Days!