From the Desk of Ms. Clark
February 25, 2021
During this holy Lenten season, we take time to reflect on our Lenten devotions and the mercy of God. We spend the time thanking Christ for His sacrifice and mercy, following the Lenten promises of prayer, sacrifice, and almsgiving. Here are some suggestions for making this season of Lent meaningful for your children.
- Making Family Sacrifices: Take the time to think of a family sacrifice together. It can be small, like giving up television on certain days. A group activity can introduce Lenten devotions to even small children and bring your family closer together.
- Encouraging Charity: Catholics sometimes forget that almsgiving is a tenet of Lent; why not encourage all your children to give a small amount to a family donation box. Choosing a charity together is another way to help them realize how important it is to give to others at a young age.
- Finding Role Models: Lent is the perfect time to introduce your children to the saints and their stories. It can be hard to follow through on sacrifices, but inspire your children with the great role models of the saints.
- Prayer Time: As a busy parent, scheduling prayer can be difficult, but Lent is the perfect way to begin. Learning how to pray with your children is rewarding and can be a habit you keep throughout the year.
- Read the Bible: Children’s Bibles deliver God’s Word in an interesting way so children can understand it. Don’t let your Children’s Bible be a book that remains unread.
- Cook Together: Lent has a rich, long tradition and history, and there are several favorite recipes to be made including hot cross buns and pretzels. Fish is traditionally cooked on Fridays in Lent, and has been for centuries. This is an especially fun way to educate and encourage kids in their Lenten devotions.
- Personalize a Game: Many games can easily have Lenten twists. Whether you play music with your kids, color together, or have a family game night, focus the game on Lent. Jelly bean games and Bingo are popular ways for kids to learn about Lent.
- Follow Through on Your Lenten sacrifices: The most important way you can encourage your children to have a deep faith and love of Christ is to give them a good example. Follow your own resolutions and acknowledge when you haven’t. If you have an active prayer life, your kids will follow in your footsteps.
By: Kathleen Yacharn
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10) Let God enable our inner goodness and light to shine through in all we are and do!
FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION TIME FOR 2021-2022 IS HERE!
Grant & Aid Application Fee: $35.00 Your 2019 or 2020 tax return is required to complete your application. If you applied last year, your application will autofill. You will be notified by FACTS if any additional documentation needs to be submitted. The link is on our website, on the Archdiocesan BLOCS website and here:
Award decisions will be made based on the FACTS Grant & Aid estimated need.
This is a good time to remind everyone to do a mask check of their kids. As the kids grow – some of their masks are getting too small – especially seen in grades 3-7. Some kids need to move away from a child size and wear an adult size – just shorten the ear ties. Noses must be covered. If their nose pokes out or over the top of the mask when talking, then the mask is not the correct size. Remember to wash the mask everyday – and each student needs a back-up mask. You are welcome to have your child wear a shield instead of the mask.
REVISED Symptom Screening Tool
Please see below for the “Revised” Symptom Monitor Checklist which is to be completed each day. By sending your child to school, you are confirming that you have completed this health screening.
Health and Safety Reminders
As cases are increasing each day within our county, I urge you to continue to take necessary precautions to limit coronavirus spread in our community.
Continue with your attentiveness to washing our hands
Properly wear face masks indoors and outdoors when away from home
Maintain appropriate physical distance
No small or large social gatherings
Monitor your health on a daily basis.
Parent Association Stewardship 2020
Important Dates to Remember
Friday, 2/28: SKD Spirit Day
Monday, 3/1: Facebook Live 1pm for Catholic Leaders, Birthdays, Acts of Kindness Winners
Wednesday, 3/3: Grandparents / Special Person Day / Stations of the Cross
Friday, 3/5: NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, 3/10: Stations of the Cross
Thursday, 3/11: Terra Nova Testing Begins
Friday, 3/12: Terra Nova Testing / End of the Second Trimester
Monday, 3/15: Terra Nova Testing / Third Trimester Begins
Tuesday, 3/16 Terra Nova Testing
Wednesday, 3/17: Terra Nova Testing / Stations of the Cross
Thursday, 3/18: ABVM First Penance / Terra Nova Testing
Friday, 3/19: Terra Nova Testing
Wednesday, 3/24: Stations of the Cross
Thursday, 3/25: School Confessions
Friday, 3/26: SKD Spirit Day
Monday, 3/29: Good Time Ticket Dress Down Day
Tuesday, 3/30: Service Dress Down Day
Wednesday, 3/31: 11:45am Dismissal