The Trekker Times
October 4, 2021
Today is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. If you've never read about St. Francis, I urge you to look him up and read about his life. Born the son of wealthy parents, Francis chose a radical path of devotion to Christ, abandoning the things of this world, living in poverty, and following the call to begin a new order. I have a special place in my heart for St. Francis as I was able to spend time in his birthplace of Assisi several years ago and pray at his tomb. I also attended the Franciscan University of Steubenville for my undergraduate degree, and the Franciscans there had a great impact on my life. St. Francis is great example of what can happen when we make the radical change to give our lives to God. He can do great things through us!
This month we would like to have our first Parent Association meeting. Last year, the Parent Association did not meet, although they sponsored various events for the students and teachers. This year, we would like to get this committee up and running. The purpose of the Parent Association is to promote and provide extracurricular and enrichment opportunities for students and faculty. Our first meeting will be on Thursday, October 21st, at 6:30 p.m. at the school. The meeting should last about 1 hour. At this first meeting we will discuss the purpose and function of the committee, a schedule of future meetings, plan for our first big event (All Saints Day Festival), and hopefully appoint officers. If you are not already serving in some capacity I strongly encourage you to sign up and be a part of this committee. Rather than have a few parents pulling the load, we would really like to see everyone roll up their sleeves and take part in volunteering and making Bishop Baraga the best place it can be for our children. I am asking that you please RSVP on the link provided below. I plan to make personal phone call invitations if need be.
Our new virtue of the month for October is responsibility. The teachers will be working on this virtue with the students throughout October. Responsibility means to fulfill your duties and accept the consequences of your words and actions. For our students that means doing their homework, cleaning their rooms, and doing their chores. Please make note of this virtue at home throughout the month of October.
Our Caught Being a Christian Award this week goes to Grace Covitz. Grace noticed a spill in the closet in the classroom and another one in the hallway. She cleaned them both up. She was practicing the virtues of kindness and courtesy. Great job, Grace!
Parent Association Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 21st, 6:30-7:30pm
Bishop Baraga Catholic School
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
No School Friday, October 8th
Second Grade Journaling
Fifth Grade Math
Second Grade Science
October 8th - No School, Faculty RetreatOctober 19th, 7:00 p.m. - Advisory Council Meeting
October 21st, 6:30 p.m. - Parent Association Meeting
October 27th, starting at 12:30 p.m. - Picture Retakes
October 29th - End of First Quarter
October 29th - All Saints' Day Festival
November 1st - Report Cards in Monday Mailer
November 4th - Noon Dismissal, Parent/Teacher Conferences