May 19, 2023 Newsletter

Upcoming Dates of Importance! 
Tuesday, May 23 -        Last Day of School
        - All-School 8:15 am Mass followed by San Damiano Awards. 
        - Early dismissal at 1:00 p.m., AfterCare is available until 6:00 p.m. 
       - 8th Graduation Mass at 7:00 p.m. in the Church, reception following in the cafeteria
Wednesday, May 24th   - Used Uniform sale in the Parish Hall, 4:00-6:00 pm, corner lot, door #13

Dress Down Days Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24

Of Sadness, Joy, & Great 8th Grade Friends! Dear Parents and Students - As always I wish you well upon reading this newsletter. Wednesday was a very emotional day for me and for many of the adults in our school as we began the day with messages of great sadness and great joy and great love! 
      Just devastated for the Knipscheer Family over the death of Husband & Father, Brian, 50 yrs old. Too young. Hurt & love for Catherine and all the children - Joey, Leah, Russell, Louis, & Griffin. Too many parents lost this year. Although these losses are not my immediate family, the interconnectedness of their lives with my life and your lives, hurts. So many good people meeting God, while their families pick up the pieces, trying to heal a little each day. Pray, reach out, love, & help.
      And Wednesday brought news of great joy about Caroline in PreK! In her parent's words below from their webpage HERE.
And great love for our graduating 8th grade students! Dear 8th Graders: Throughout the day Wednesday, with all the ups and downs, I couldn’t help but be aware that the days of being together are winding down - slipping away. I will miss you guys! I like you. You are going to do interesting and incredible things moving forward. We have endured the Covid together and I appreciate that you have been an agreeable group. I cannot believe you are grown up already. In everything that you do be kind, be strong, and keep a strong relationship with God. Be serious when needed, but also don’t be afraid to laugh at yourselves. Earlier I said I liked you, but really I love you. I want all the best for your lives, especially knowing friendship, love, & God. Have families, build things, solve problems, seek truth, & see goodness and beauty in others. Finally, as you head into high school, May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your backs. May the sun shine warm upon your faces & the rains fall softly upon your homes. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand! With Love -Rob S.

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