Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ.
September 21, 2020
A Message From the Principal
Dear Holy Family Catholic School Community,
Last Friday our teachers and I participated in a Virtue Based Restorative Discipleship (VBRD) training, and we will be having additional training on November 13th. I have been a student of this approach to discipline and discipleship for the last seven years and each time I attend a workshop led by Lynne Lang, the author of this program, I feel more aligned with virtue and more equipped to help teach this “good news” of virtuous living and gospel values to teachers and students. VBRD is just as much about spiritual formation as it is about learning how to create a positive school culture through restorative discipline.
VBRD has four guiding principles:
1. We will dedicate ourselves to living virtue.
2. We will support others in living virtue.
3. We will commit to constructive thoughts, words, and deeds.
4. When faced with challenges or conflict, we will find solutions that cultivate virtue for ourselves and one another.
These guiding principles may seem simple but they are worth turning toward every day as we humans need to remember how to stay close to our faith and to our God. These guiding principles will help our whole community live into our school mission statement:
Teaching the Way of Jesus Christ,
Holy Family Catholic School empowers students to become
joyful disciples, lifelong learners, and compassionate leaders.
Please join me at our Zoom Monday Morning Prayer on September 28, at 8:00am to learn more about how to choose a virtue to cultivate during this academic year.
October 7 - Marvelous Mask Day
October 7 - All School Rosary
October 7 - Home and School Association Meeting via Zoom at 6:00pm
October 8 - Individual School Picture Day
October 15 and 16 - Kendra Scott Gives Back On-line Party
October 15 - End of the First Quarter
October 16 - No school - Teacher In-Service
October 16 - Parent/Teacher Zoom Conferences from 10:00am to 4:00pm
October 21- Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Walters via Zoom at 9:00am
The school calendar can be found in its entirety on the school website at www.hfcsfw.org, click on the About tab, then click on the Calendar tab. Dates are subject to change.
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