Happy All Saints’ Day! And, welcome to a refreshed Principal’s Newsletter. Members of our school leadership team have collaborated on a more organized and succinct format that will enable you to browse and obtain the information you would like to consume. We hope you find the new format useful and easily navigated. You will find pictures from the past month and news that you can use!
In the Catholic Church we celebrate All Saints’ Day today in honor of the many people that have died and now live eternally in the company of Christ and the many Saints and Angels who we believe live in Heaven. This holy feast day reminds us of our own Earthly mortality, but it also give us great hope in eternal life in Heaven. It is a bittersweet day as we remember all of those people who have died and lived lives of courage, grace, humility and love, and now, they are rewarded with the promises of Heaven.
We are thankful for all of those people in our lives, both past and present, who have modeled Christ’s love on Earth so that we may enjoy the promises of eternal life. On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students at CBHS, I wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving. We are most grateful for your entrusting your son (s) to us. In looking ahead on the calendar, please note that we will have a teacher in-service day on Wednesday, January 3rd. Classes are cancelled for the day as teachers will gather for a day of preparation and in-service. Classes will resume on Thursday, January 4 at 8 a.m..
October is Respect Life month in the Catholic Church. Cardinal Timothy Dolan provides an outstanding explanation on how we, as a people of faith, should not have fear in the face of so much suffering and uncertainty. I encourage you to take a few minutes and read his statement. His statement is certainly timely.
I invite you and your family out to our Homecoming game versus St. Benedict on Friday, October 13. Please come early as we plan to crown our Blessed Mother on the 100th anniversary of the apparitions in Fatima, Portugal as part of our pre-game prayer. Representatives from both schools will lead us in prayer as we crown the Queen of Heaven prior to the game. You can read and learn more about the apparitions at Fatima here.
As we begin the 2nd quarter of the academic year, I am grateful for your continued support. Our annual PAGE is on-going and your generous support is greatly appreciated. Your gift helps us maintain an affordable tuition and an extra-curricular experience in athletics, arts, and student leadership that is unmatched. On behalf of our student body, I thank you for considering a gift to the Annual Fund. If you should have any questions regarding the annual fund, please email Mr. John Goode ’07 at email@example.com.
Please be alert to parent-teacher conferences and the Parent Association meeting on October 25. We will send out a sign-up form for teacher conferences after Fall Break. The Parent Association meeting will include a presentation from Mr. Keith Wood and Mr. Ken Coward. They will share their presentation to students on the issue of inclusivity in the context of a Lasallian school. I encourage you to join us in the auditorium at 6:00 p.m. for this outstanding presentation.