"Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.."
Have you called upon the Lord lately? Checked in with God, and offered a little praise?
"thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.."
Have you been doing God’s will lately? Working for the kingdom?
"Give us this day our daily bread."
Have you shared a meal with other people of faith lately?
"and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us."
Having any trouble letting go of hard feelings? Feeling bad about something you may have done?
"and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."
Is the world getting to you? Do you need a little strength for the journey? Need to start this year off strong spiritually? From our Lady of Humility Parish and School Retreat
This is a powerful reflection as it speaks to filling each others buckets and forgiveness is a great way to start during the Lenten season. The Our Father is a staple part of our Catholic faith but the reflection piece speaks to the importance of having our students understand the importance of forgiveness.
This month we are beginning our Lenten Journey towards Easter. We know that Lent is a time to ‘give things up’ but I challenge our students and staff to also ‘give more’ during this Lenten season; give more love, thanks, honesty, apologies, commitment and kindness.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank-you, the parents, staff and students for the most amazing send off celebration a principal could ask for. I am so thankful to have had St. Benedict as a school experience. Your children are wonderful and the staff will continue to take good care of them. I like to think I will be leaving St. Benedict a better place.
The Final Four- March Madness Begins
Just like in the world of college basketball we are in the final four. That is the final four months until school is out. Can you believe how fast the school year has gone? We can’t stress the importance of working with our staff to ensure that your child(ren) remain focused and on track. This reporting period provides a lot of information about your child’s progress. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher as you do not have to wait until the report card or Demonstration of Learning to answer any questions you may have in regards to your child’s progress.
Report cards and Demonstration of Learning are just around the corner and our students are working on many wonderful projects and assignments to show you, the parents, on March 2013. The report cards offer information about your child’s progress (see Purpose of a Report Card insert in newsletter) related to the Alberta Program of Studies, but the Demonstration of Learning provides the opportunity for you to see your child’s work, strategies and understanding first hand.
Please let the school know if you are returning by filling out the questionnaire that was sent home in the Friday envelope. This is important information that impacts staffing and class configuration. St. Benedict has a great reputation and it became clear at our Open House, held February 15, for Kindergarten and the Hockey Academy.