A Message from
Mrs. Laidlaw Otto
Dear SJE Families,
I’m sure you can sympathize with me when I admit that I have not been very engaged with Lent this year. Virtual mass is a comfort, but not the most engaging experience for me. As we head into the Triduum, though, I am intentionally scheduling more time for prayer and reflection into my days.
There are so many things to pray for right now, but I was taught (and have taught many students) to always include thanksgiving in my prayers. Right now, in the middle of all our struggles, this is undoubtedly tough for many Catholics. However, we are blessed with an amazing school and parish community. So, every single day, I thank God for our students, our parents, and our teachers.
Covid-19 will leave none of us untouched, whether someone we love becomes ill or not. The lessons and the recovery for all of us will be slow in coming. Please know that our teachers are aware of this. They are missing your students and understand that our students are missing each other. We know that your family may not be able to make schoolwork a priority right now. Next week’s Easter break will provide all of us with a much needed and well-deserved breather from our school schedule.
Communication will start up again on Monday, April 20th. Please feel free to communicate with our teachers. We need each other, and we are there to help all of you in any way that we can.
Mary Laidlaw Otto