Although our week began with an unexpected snow day, we were able to rebound nicely! Our middle school students completed their midterm exams while our younger students were equally productive in their classrooms.
Our school family took part in the school tradition of burying the "Alleluia" on Tuesday, prior to embarking on our Lenten journeys. Mrs. Shaughnessy planned a brief service for our students that included joyful praise through song, and a proposed challenge for all of our students and staff. She asked us all to consider praying at least one decade of the rosary each day during Lent for someone in need of our prayers. Mrs. Shaughnessy also took the time to explain to our students the 4 words to remember and reflect upon throughout the season of Lent. The words P
rayer, Fasting, Almsgiving
will be focused on and revisited throughout our 40 day journey. Monsignor offered Mass here at the school on Wednesday, and our entire student body received their ashes, symbolizing the dust from which God made us. Please make plans, if you have not done so already, to rediscover or deepen further your relationship with Jesus this Lent.
The students looked very festive today as their apparel wavered from the norm, and they dressed in their most Valentine-like colors! Lots of love spread throughout the building this afternoon with cards and treats for friends and teachers.
I wish you all a restful and relaxing break from the normal routine next week. As soon as we return to school on the 22nd , we will "hit the ground running", as we have much to do to prepare for the numerous events and happenings on our horizon.
~ Mrs. Russo