Dear St. Raphael School Families and Friends,
It was a marvelous first three days of school. Monsignor Jon enjoyed visiting with the students on campus and welcoming them back. The common theme that Monsignor Jon heard was that the students really missed interacting with their friends. For most of our students, St. Raphael School is just an extension of their family. It brought great joy to see the returning families, welcome new families to our community, and witness the students running around having fun!
Next Thursday, we have Back to School Night. Please note that only adults are invited to attend Back to School Night. We look forward to sharing a lot of important information with you, such as new programs we are fortunate to be rolling out this year. Back to School Night will look a little different this year. There will be two classroom sessions with the first one beginning at 5:30 pm and the second one at 6:00 pm. We ask that due to COVID-19 precautions, only one parent attend the session and they will sit at their child’s desk during the presentation. We ask that parents exit the classrooms once the presentation is complete.
Our teachers will be very busy during Back to School Night and won’t be able to speak to every parent as they would enjoy; however, if you do need to speak with your child’s teacher, please be sure to email her and set up a time to meet outside of Back to School Night.
Please take time to pray as a family for the people of Afghanistan and members of our military that fell to victims of violence in the recent days. Afghan members of our Christian family treasure our prayers during this time of upheaval and violence. Please pray for God’s protection, wisdom, fellowship, and safe passage.
August 25 – September 21: STAR Testing Window
September 6: No School. Labor Day
September 9: Back to School Night
September 14: PE Begins
September 20: Jeans for Jesus
September 23: School Mass at 10:45 am
Thank you for the gift of education in every form.
As our children prepare to start a new year
May confidence be their foundation,
May grades be their guide and
May hope be their compass toward a bright future.
I pray they will have eyes to see
The needs of those around them
And a heart to love well.
May they face each day with positivity
Knowing that no matter
What comes their way,
They do not have to face it alone. Amen.
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