Gabriel's Gazette

November 9, 2018

Earlier this week I put out an email reminding us that how we speak to students can greatly affect them. We also must remember that how we speak to each other, especially in front of students, can affect the students. In the attached article, which I want ALL OF YOU TO READ, Heft states, "If people are moved by the example of others, if the deeds and behaviors of parents and teachers leave lasting impressions upon their children and students, then all schools, and especially Catholic schools, must attend not just to a teacher's academic competence, but also to that teacher's total impact upon students."

What I don't like hearing is faculty being rude to each other. That is not a Catholic school. We may all get frustrated at times, tired, etc...but as St. Augustine says, we are the we act is what we create.

If you focus on the negative you cannot fix the negative. If you focus on the positive, you can fix the negative and make that positive. We have an awful lot of positive things going on around here, focus on the positive and I promise you will be happier!

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Open House

Open house is November 29th from 5-7pm. We have adjusted the school day and students will be dismissed at 12:30pm. Angela will be giving each of you instructions for tables to be set up in your POD. Yes, we are asking you to work late that day, but will make it up to you.

School Song

Santo Nino is in need of a school song! Kathleen and I have been speaking a little about it. In the next few days we will put out a survey to you asking for your input. Be thinking about words and phrases that would go good for a song for the ages! This is something that we should all be proud to be a part of and know that it will last a long time.


Yes, I know it isn't Thanksgiving yet, but I am just thinking about our Christmas get-together. I know it has been sponsored in the past and we go somewhere. We can try to do that again or we can do a potluck. Just think of different options...remember, I am not a fan of "That's the way we have always done it." Let' s do things our own way! Let me know what you think!
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