Greetings to all of our Presentation Families,
Welcome to October! We’ve made it through the first month of school and fall is upon us. With the changing of the seasons, we begin to prepare ourselves for the upcoming winter months. Taking time to reflect on where we were two months ago to where we are now is so important. Taking time with our children to go outside for a walk in the cool, crisp air to enjoy the fall colors. Listening to the leaves crunch under our feet. Watching the migration of the birds and squirrels storing food for the winter. All of these are moments in our lives that God has blessed us with giving us an opportunity to slow down and be still in the moment. As we continue to walk through this journey together, it is important for us to all to pause and reflect... see the gifts God has blessed us with even in this time of uncertainty.
October is Bully Prevention month. The National Bullying Prevention Center began this important campaign in 2006 all across the United States. During the month of October and all throughout the school year, the teachers here at Presentation will be raising our student's awareness of bullying and how to prevent it. I feel very strongly about educating students, staff, and parents about this serious problem. The key to prevention is education. I invite you to go to the following website (http://www.pacer.org/bullying/) to find resources you can use as a parent. We need to work together as a team to stop bullying in our world. Bullying doesn’t only happen in schools. We all play a role in helping our youth see God’s light in others.
This past week we were blessed with two generous donations to help support our families in need. We give thanks to Catholic Community Foundation and St. Casimir’s Church for their donations. Currently 56% of our students receive some form of financial assistance. These funds provide the gift of a Catholic education, which touches not only our future generations’ minds, but hearts as well. Let us all give thanks for the blessings God has bestowed on us.
We have a short week coming up in a few weeks. This break will allow us all to take time to explore the great outdoors. During these long breaks it’s important for us to stay mindful of the safety protocols we all need to adhere to in order to keep you, your family and our school community safe. The health and well being of our students and staff are impacted by all of you. We appreciate those who have chosen to keep their child(ren) home when they are not feeling well. These practices keep our school community healthy and our school building open.
I hope you are able to see some of the beautiful fall colors this weekend. May God bless you and your family.
Blessings to you and your family,