The Trekker Times
September 14, 2020
We are already beginning our fourth week of school. Although some things have changed this year our focus on practicing virtue has not. We will be highlighting one virtue a month school-wide. For September, that virtue is kindness. We normally chose a service project or activity related to the virtue of the month to do in our family groups. We are not able to do the traditional family groups this year - but we are still working to practice these virtues in our classrooms, with our friends, and in our families.
We will also continue to acknowledge students we see practicing virtues with our weekly Caught Being a Christian Award. How does this work? When a teacher or staff member sees a student practicing a certain virtue, they nominate them for this award. Their name is placed in a drawing. Once a week we choose a name. This year we will be giving this award during our Wednesday or Friday Masses. The student's name is also placed on the sign board outside the school. Our first Caught Being a Christian Award this year is going to Riley Couper for practicing generosity with her classmates!
This year we need to make some changes to our middle school band due to the Covid-19 restrictions. During our first semester, the students in the middle school will be focusing on percussion and a drum corps. Students will be provided with drum pads and sticks for that purpose. In the second semester we hope to have the necessary equipment in place to allow for instruments.
We have one more change in our Mass schedule this week. Father Michael is not able to celebrate Mass for us at 8:00 a.m. this Wednesday, so we will have our first Mass for our kindergarten through third grade next Wednesday, September 23rd. Father Janusz is celebrating a 7:00 a.m. Mass on Wednesday if any family would like to attend Mass before school.
I would like to thank all of you for following our safety precautions in school and ask that each family also act prudently when away from school. We know some of what we are asking is inconvenient, but our goal is the health and safety of our community. We want to ensure that school will remain open and all of us will remain healthy. If you have not turned in your form regarding permission for medication at school/allergies, you will find that form in the Monday Mailer. Please fill that out and return it to the office.
Have a wonderful week!