PRINCIPAL’S CORNER: FEBRUARY 27, 2020

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Hello St. Al Family and Friends,

This week, we began the season of Lent.  This is a time to reflect and focus.  It is a time of sacrifice and giving.  Lent is a time when we focus on our purpose when we think about what we are preparing ourselves for and how we can best accomplish the goals God has set before us.  As Fr. Richard said during Ash Wednesday mass, this is our time to practice and prepare for game time.
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Principal’s Corner: January 9, 2020

 

Message from the Principal

Hello and welcome back,

How exciting to be back together after our break.  The school building was full of joy, as students shared their stories and friends reconnected.  Over the week I have heard about trips and presents, reactions from opening gifts and service projects our families took part in.  It was a smooth start to the week with everyone easily slipping back into the school routine.

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Principal’s Corner: December 19, 2019

 

Message from the Principal

Christmas is a very special time of year. It reminds us of childhood joy and wonder as we celebrate our special traditions with friends and family.

For me, Christmas brings back cherished childhood memories of baking cookies with my mom and placing handmade macaroni ornaments on the tree with my siblings. I also remember opening Grandma’s present early to see what kind of pajamas she had mailed that year. One year they came with a lot of plaid, a lot of ruffles, and a stuffed bear that matched; best pajamas EVER!
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Principal’s Corner: December 5, 2019

 

Message from the Principal

Hello St. Al Families,

Welcome to the season of Advent.  Monday our school met together to begin our Advent festivities.  We kicked off the morning by saying a special prayer before lighting the first candle in our wreath.  I shared with the students the symbolism of this first candle—hope.  Hope can be a difficult concept at times.  We lead busy lives and encounter many trials.  We watch the news or walk down the street and can often be discouraged by the suffering we see or experience.  Maybe you are experiencing a trying time of your own and hope feels too far away.  That’s when we need God.  He is our hope.

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Principal’s Corner: November 26, 2019

 

Message from the Principal

 

Hello St. Al Families, Staff, and Friends:

This is a special time of year.  Loved ones travel from near and far to share food, laughter, and fun.  We all have our traditions whether it is special pies, football games at the park, or sharing memories while cooking a meal.
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Principal’s Corner: November 21, 2019

 

Message from the Principal

 

Hello St. Al Families,

Yesterday, we had our monthly prayer assembly in the Family Center.  The leaders were our 7/8 Boys and they did a wonderful job.  Their message focused on gratitude.  I was so impressed with these boys because they knew how to play to their audience, be themselves, and still share the seriousness of the message with the younger students.  They proved themselves to be leaders presenting a beautiful theme.

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