Mrs. Burnett (Grade 3, 4:30 PM)
We have learned a bit about The Bible and how to locate Bible stories and scripture versus. We made a special Valentine using the scriptural verse John 3:16. We also took time for meditation prayer in the Chapel. The students really appreciate this quiet time with Jesus and request this prayer time. We will continue to learn how Jesus wants us to follow Him and seek forgiveness of our sins as we forgive others in our lives. Lent is a perfect time to focus on this.
Mrs. Vandal (Grade 3, Wed. 2:30)
Now that Lent is just around the corner, most of the parents of my 3rd grade students had received my previously mentioned letter for our class’s Lenten Service Project. For the parents of the children that could not make it to class this last Wednesday, I will give them copies of the letter when I see them this coming Wednesday. Our service project will be a group collection for the St. Thomas food pantry. It will simply include an agreement between the child and the parents that for every chore the child completes without being asked, they earn one dry or canned food item. They can collect all the food items they earn and bring them in the last day of class before Easter, and we will take all the food items we bring in together to the St. Thomas Food Pantry.
While we will still also keep working in our workbooks, my goal for the children is to be able to build up compassion for those less fortunate than them by earning the food they will donate and so also appreciating the “treasures” they, themselves have in the family they have, the homes they live in, the food they eat, the clothes they wear, and the books and toys they may have.
Mrs. Panarella (Grade 5)
tudents have been creating a “live” Stations of the Cross to be performed on a Wednesday class time in March. We also listened to a beautiful song by a young Christian artist. See link for
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Mrs. Levesque and Mrs. Navin (Grade 8)
Despite our many weather related cancellations, we were able to pray for guidance for our service project. We prayed "Show us Your Face," which asks God to help us to recognize Him when He presents himself before us. We meet in a corner basement room in the school. Two of the walls are lined with windows that extend from the ceiling to almost half way down the wall. It is pitch black outside during class, so we never see anything outside the window beyond an occasional car headlight. The first time we prayed for service project guidance, a white Labrador retriever appeared walking along the windows, like a white angel in the darkness. We couldn't help to notice him. We then generated excellent ideas for the service project, one of them being to help homeless pets. The night we voted to select a service project, just prior to the vote, the same white Lab appeared walking past our windows. Divine intervention is hard to discount when it happens twice! Needless to say, the service project selected is to help the pets in need at the Connecticut Humane Society. Details will be ironed out in March.