Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
As we start a new year, it’s always nice to reflect on the past. As many of you know, we were one of the first schools in the area to go “live” with distance learning last March, only missing one school day. This school year, we were the first school in the Archdiocese to have our waiver approved to open for in-person instruction. These continue to be proud moments for our school, and we need to be thankful for our staff, amazing teachers and dedicated personnel. As we continue to navigate the school year with the on-going pandemic, we also want to thank all of our families for their constant support and diligence in helping us maintain our open status by keeping children home if they have any symptoms or are sick. We are all in this together!
Please note that next Monday, we will not have school for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. One of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. is “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” At St. Raphael School, we continue to challenge our students academically but more importantly, we challenge them to live as Jesus lived and to be kind and caring human beings. Wishing you a wonderful long weekend!
January 11: Jeans for Jesus
January 18: No School for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 19: Progress Reports Go Home
January 31 – February 6: Catholic Schools Week
In Mary’s Love,
Ms. Michelle Limb, Principal
A Prayer from Martin Luther King, Jr.:
O God our eternal Father, we praise thee for gifts of mind with which thou hast endowed us. Teach us, we pray Thee, how to use this great gift of reason and imagination. Grant us visions that shall lift us into the light of thine own holy presence. Through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
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