We had an amazing Veterans’ Day celebration today! Our children applauded our veterans and their guests as they made their way to the Parish Center where refreshments and entertainment awaited them. The picture below is of some of our guests. All of the songs were touching and heartfelt. I am SO proud of them.
Our VBRD Team has compiled a “Prayer Circle in a Box” that we began to send home to 24 families today. In the box is a booklet of the process for having a Prayer Circle with your family and sample activities you can do with your family. Our theme for this Fall is “Thanksgiving.” The children should be able to explain it to you but a good explanation is also in the booklet. In the box there is also a “talking piece” and a notebook. After completing your Prayer Circle and activity please be so kind and write a little note about your family’s experience and perhaps what activity you chose to do. Please know that the activities are examples and you may choose another activity entirely. We ask that you return the box in one week so we can pass it on to another family. We are sending them out in alphabetical order so if you didn’t receive a box this week, you will receive one in the next few weeks. Please have fun with it and enjoy family time together exploring…
Earlier in the week we sent home a letter from the superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dr. Kurt Nelson. With the upcoming decision by the St. Louis County Grand Jury regarding the Michael Brown case, there is a possibility of further civil unrest in the Ferguson and larger community. Sharing Dr. Nelson’s letter with all of you also offers us the opportunity to remind you of St. Theodore Schools’ policy concerning inclement weather. If we need to cancel classes for any reason, we will use our Fast Direct Broadcast on your cell phones. You can also find the information on the KSDK, KMOV, and KTVI websites. If we have a late start we will open the doors by 8:45a.m. with classes starting at 9:00a.m. Ordinarily we will not close early. If you feel you need to pick up your children because of the weather please do so. If we would close early we will send another Fast Direct Broadcast to your cell phones.
Let us pray together for the safety of our children and for all families in the St. Louis community.