Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
It was wonderful to have our school participate in the Global Day of School Play last week! Students brought board games, toys, sports equipment, and other fun items to share and use throughout the day. The engagement of our students was fun to witness! I had multiple students ask if we could do this every day! Well, that can’t happen at school but I do hope that we can all learn something from our 2019 Global Day of School Play. Kids of all ages need unstructured time to play and explore this beautiful world. Please give your children time to do this. They will learn essential life skills like creativity, sharing, communication and independence. Even if your child appears bored, please let them work through it. We live in a world that is filled with instant gratification. Let’s slow down and enjoy the great outdoors!
We are gearing up for our auction, “A Night in Santa Barbara.” Tickets are still available but the event is filling up fast! We are excited for the new venue, The Santa Barbara Historical Museum. The auction committee has been working diligently to prepare for this event. Please remember to check the auction news in the Tuesday Folder to purchase your tickets as well as make your family donation.
Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is on March 20th. The Catholic Education Foundation Tuition Assistance applications are now available. You can download the forms from the e-newsletter or pick up a copy in the office. Applications are due no later than March 15th. Any late applications will not be accepted.
Please note that we do not have school on Friday, February 15th due to a staff in-service day. Enjoy the long Presidents’ Day Weekend!
February 11: Jeans for Jesus
February 14: School Mass at 10:45 am
February 15: No School for Teacher In-Service
February 18: No School for Presidents’ Day
February 25: KK and K Evaluation Day. No School for KinderKlasse or Kindergarten.
A Prayer for Valentine’s Day
Dearest Heavenly Father,
I want to thank you for the precious gift of love you have given to the world and to me. Thank you for blessing me every day with this love and the power and strength that I get from you every single day. Without your love for me I can't be....I can't function....I can't even breathe...because I NEED your love to sustain me. It's like food and medicine for my soul Lord.
Please continue to let me feel your comforting love in my life and Lord I give myself over to you to perfect in me this gift of love...that I may be able to express it and share it with others. Lord...I have not always been good at this...forgive me. Lord...some people are harder to love than others...but I want to be like your Son Jesus...so please continue the work you are doing in my heart so my heart will be like yours. In Jesus name I pray.
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