Dear St. Raphael School Community,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year, as I begin my 10thyear as the principal of SRS, I still get excited and even a little nervous at the promise of a new school year. I love our firsts: our first day of classes, first school mass and our back to school barbecue. This year the words of Proverbs 22:6 resonate: “Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old, they will not depart from it.”The beginning of the year also allows me the chance to celebrate our 8thgraders as they begin their season of lasts, culminating in their May graduation when they physically leave SRS, but never depart from the SRS family and teachings. This passage of time is a celebration of Catholic education and reminds us of what makes our community special in our expanding secular world. We are unique because of the commitment to our rigorous curriculum standards, which is possible with your ongoing support and our devoted faculty.
Our school is a very special place for our children, where they receive an outstanding education but also receive the important teachings of Christ. Our students serve the homeless through sock drives and collecting change, they bake pies for elderly at Thanksgiving and collect food for Catholic Charities throughout the year. These small acts of kindness are the building blocks of our tradition and the tools to carry them into adulthood. We focus individually on each child so that he or she can maximize their learning potential and be successful throughout their lives. Our educators focus on the Whole Child – Mind, Body and Spirit.
The money donated to the Annual Fund supports the programs and curriculum that make St. Raphael School the special place you love. In this spirit, I humbly request your from-the-heart 2019-20 Annual Fund gift of $180or more, to strengthen and expand St. Raphael School’s special programs and community outreach efforts that benefit all our children. Your generous investment in St. Raphael School will support the next generation of leaders who will shape the world full of faith, hope, love, and compassion.
I would like to thank you for the opportunity to educate and nurture your children. On behalf of the faculty and staff of St. Raphael School, thank you for your continued support and prayers for our 2019-20 school year.
In Mary's Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb
St. Raphael School students are encouraged to participate for individual and classroom prizes and for our esteemed Enterpreneureal award.