Dear St. John Paul II Families,

Happy Tuesday! Today was a beautiful morning as our 3rd graders led us in the Living Rosary bringing peace and holiness to our Saint community.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you on campus this Thursday and Friday for Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences. This is a great opportunity to meet the teacher and learn about your child’s progress here at StJPII.

It is a big week! We will close the week with our 3rd annual Trunk or Treat, which is a night filled with fun, fellowship and costumes! Don’t forget to pick up your race day packet and share a meal with your Saint friends! Then on Saturday morning…let the race begin! Our 19th Annual Run with the Saints is going to be fantastic! I am looking forward to sharing these upcoming events with you!

Finally, please read below for some great tips from Love & Logic, now that your children have brought home their 1st report card this year.  

The first thing to remember is that the child’s report card is the child’s… not ours. While it’s easy to get down on ourselves when kids perform poorly, it’s very important to our mental health and theirs to remember the following:
We can’t learn for kids.
As educators and parents we can up the odds of high achievement by modeling responsibility, establishing a safe and calm environment, providing excellent instruction and demonstrating excitement for learning.
We can’t control every action they take or decision they make.
Secondly, it’s comforting to remember that some of the world’s most successful people have struggled with grades. Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Jim Fay and Dr. Foster Cline are some notable examples. What’s most important is that our children develop good character, curiosity, and problem-solving skills.
Remember as a parent to celebrate all success in effort and hard work for each and every time your child performs.

In Him we trust,