In honor of St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast day on October 4th, I share the image above of the San Damiano cross. It was in front of a San Damiano cross in Assisi that St. Francis was inspired by God to go out and “rebuild” His church. Let us pray this month that we can participate in the rebuilding of a deep and lasting faith in God and that we acquire the humility necessary to create a more peaceful and loving society as St. Francis did during his time on Earth.
There are a couple of programs coming up that I want to make sure you are aware of as a CBHS parent. First, on Thursday, October 4, Dr. Leonard Sax is presenting at St. Dominic School. Dr. Sax is a renowned psychologist and pediatrician. He will present on the topic of raising boys in a more digitally reliant world and give us some practical strategies to help us raise young men of honor and integrity. His presentation will be informative and I encourage you to sign up here.
Secondly, our annual parent-teacher conference night takes place on Wednesday, October 24. We will begin the sign-up process on Monday, October 15, so be on the lookout for an email from CBHS that will provide you with directions on signing up for conferences with your son’s teachers. The conferences begin at 3:00 p.m. and will conclude at 6:30 p.m.. Also, I invite you to attend our Parent Association meeting that evening at 7:00 in Heffernan Hall. We will welcome current CBHS parent, Ben Boeving, as our guest speaker. Ben is an ADD/ADHD coach and he will provide some practical advice to help parents provide the necessary structure and environment that will help all boys succeed in high school. You can learn more about Ben here.
The first quarter of the school year has moved quickly. The boys are being diligent with their studies so our fall break is well-timed. Due to the uncanny luck of our BLC, we will have an additional holiday on Monday, November 26 thanks to their great luck in the Plinko game at the pep rally. On behalf of the Brothers, faculty and staff, I thank you for entrusting your son to us and helping us form Men for Tomorrow and Brothers for Life.
PS Take a look at this article on teens, sleep and devices! Unplug and detach!