Dear Parents and Guardians,
Please remember that students are to have school jackets so that when it is chilly inside the classroom the school jacket may be worn. Students should not be wearing outside coats or other sweatshirts etc. in the classroom. This has become a habit with many. Please see that your child has his or her school jacket every day. Nonschool outer wear may be worn at recess.
Please join me in welcoming our newest future Falcon. Christian William Glass was born February 19th weighing 4 pounds 11 ounces. Congratulations to mom, dad and sisters, Frankie and Charlie.
One more future Falcon to welcome J. Mr. Thomas Spells, our lead custodian, was blessed with a new granddaughter on Monday, March 02, 2015. Kourtlyn La’nora Spells came into our family at 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.
This past Saturday our second graders received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. It was a wonderful morning. Congratulations to the following students.
Rocio Avila Owen Boethel Barrett Burdine Brynne Eichelkraut
Arianna Gonzales Pedro Karshis Courtney Khuc Julian Leon
Victoria Lucksinger Leah Lukose Jacob Lynch Liliana Maldonado
Natalie Maldonado Dylan Mikeska Austin Morgan John Mottram
Denise Quintana Juliann Tomasek
This Sunday is our first Family Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe at 10:15 a.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe is located at 707 S 6th St. in Temple. Please join us as we celebrate the Eucharist with the parishioners. Students should be in school uniform. Let’s fill the church with St. Mary’s blue J. Students who are participating in the Mass should meet Mr. Smith and me at 9:45.
We are very excited for our visitor from NASA tomorrow, Mr. Bruce Sauser, Father Steve’s brother, will be visiting from NASA to speak with our students. The title of the day is appropriately “Space Day”. If you would like to join your student’s class we will be meeting in the auditorium.
I am gathering drivers and chaperones for our day out on the 28th of May. So far I have only 5 cars. Please check your calendars and try to spend the day celebrating a great school year with us.
Have a wonderful week and God bless.
A Smile From Father Steve
“We were called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.”
·The Catholic school climate, mission, and purpose positively impact student achievement and attendance (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993).
·A faith-based orientation builds coherence and integration of schools and school community (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993).
·Students demonstrate higher academic achievement in Catholic schools (Coleman, Hoffer, & Kilgore, 1982; Sander, 1996).
·Graduates of Catholic high schools are more likely to vote and earn higher wages (Dee, 2005; Neal, 1997).
·Catholic schools tend to produce graduates who are more civically engaged, more tolerant of diverse views, and more committed to service as adults (Campbell, 2001; Wolf, Greene, Kleitz, & Thalhammer, 2001).
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