Reminders Week of March 18th, 2019

  • Spring Pictures are to be taken on March 19th, 2019. Dress to impress!!!!
  • Wednesday March 20th, 2019 is Report Cards Afternoon 3:30- 5 PM and Night 6-7 PM.

Reminders for the week of March 4th, 2019

  • Tuesday March 5th Mardi Gras and Carnival Grades K-8 (3 dollar donation details to follow)
  • Wednesday March 6th Ash Wednesday. There will be Mass on Ash Wednesday @ 10:30 am (Join us in the Church).
  • Friday March 8th Grades K-8 School closed (Professional Day) 
  • Fun Activities will be honor of  Birthday (March 2nd).

Week of February 11, 2019

  • Valentine day February 14, 2019 will be dress down day please wear Red or Pink for $2. 

Candy Sale

  • All Candy money is due February 11, 2019 

Up Coming Events Jan.27-Feb 1 2019

January 27

  • Catholic School Week Begins

January 28

  • Buddy Day (The upper grades will be paired with the younger grades and work on activities and games together.)

January 29

  • Touring Tuesdays begins- New families comes to see us in action!  
  • Student Appreciation Day,  and treats 
  • Sport day

January 30

  • PJ Flannels Day or School Gym uniforms
  • Faculty Switchawoo
  • Parent Workshop- Apply for FIA- Teachers will Assist
  • 3:30 pm to 5pm and 6pm to 7pm

January 31

  • School Mass 9am in church all are welcome (All students full uniform)
  • School wide Bingo 2pm (buddy Day Cont’d)

February 1

  • “Souper Bowl!” Students are permitted to wear any team jersey or attire Contribution $2 or a Can of Soup to be donated to the church pantry
  • Students Mixed and Match or

*******Teacher Appreciation Day*********

Martin Luther King Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,” reads the quote from King’s landmark 1963 “I have a dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.dream-speech

Donations

Dear Parents,

Once again thank you for your support.  Our Nov. 1st All Saints Day was truly memorable. As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday, we need canned goods for the poor.  Each student is expected to bring in at least one can or non-perishable goods.  Furthermore, as the weather is changing, we need more tissues, hand sanitizers, and/or wipes.  Please keep checking the class dojo for more information.

God Bless!

Ms. Ortiz

Class Saint

On November 1st, two students will be chosen to represent our class saint.  Saint Rose of Lima is our class saint. 

 

Historians remember St. Rose of Lima for her piety and chastity. Born in 1586 in Lima, Peru to Spanish colonists, and named Isabel Flores de Olivia, she was exceptionally beautiful.

Her beauty was so great that she was nicknamed “Rose,” a name that remains with her to this day. According to legend, a servant had a vision where her face turned into a rose. At her confirmation in 1597, she officially took the name of Rose.

From an early age, Rose wanted to become a nun. She often prayed and fasted in secret. She performed secret penances, some of which were painful and severe. She performed daily adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and took daily communion.

As a young woman, her beauty began to attract suitors. To deter these men, St. Rose marred her face, rubbing it with pepper to make it blister. She cropped her hair short.

Her parents opposed her plan to take a vow of chastity. This resulted in a clash of wills, because her parents wanted her to marry. Her father eventually relented and gave her a room to herself.

St. Rose kept herself cloistered in her room, spending long periods in prayer. It was said she slept only two hours per night so as to have more time for prayer.

She quit eating meat altogether, an extreme dietary restriction for that time.

When she turned 20, she was permitted to join the Third Order of St. Dominic. She continued a life of extreme prayer, fasting and penance. On one occasion she burned her hands as a self-imposed act of penance.

She was known to wear a heavy silver crown, with spikes that could pierce her flesh. The spikes reminded her of the Crown of Thorns. At one point, one of the spikes become so lodged in her skull that the crown was removed with great difficulty.

St. Rose died in on August 25, 1617, at the age of 31. According to legend, she accurately predicted the date of her death. Her funeral was a major event attended by all the city’s authorities.

Pope Clement IX beatified her in 1667 and Pope Clement X recognized her as a saint, canonizing her in 1671. Her feast day is August 23 around the world, although some countries, like Peru, celebrate her on August 30.

St. Rose is the patroness of embroiderers, gardeners, florists, those who suffer ridicule for their piety, and people who suffer family problems.