Verbum Dei Community Newsletter

Every Student. Every Day. Whatever It Takes.#ThisSchoolWorks

Exhausted Parent, I see you!

Parenthood: the days are long but the years are short.


It is so easy to get caught up in the Monday-Sunday rat race.

Wake up

Fix breakfasts and pack lunches

Drop off kids

Work

Pick up kids

Make dinner

Go to sleep

(notice I omitted the 100 other things we do daily, wash clothes, clean, encourage, discipline, prayer, etc., etc., etc.,)


But every once in awhile, when we are focused on other things, we catch a tender moment. We see the fruits of our sacrifices. We see a glimpse of the mature man we have been praying for.


We see you parents. We are grateful for you and your sacrifices (whispering: and so are your sons).


Gratefully,


Dr. OL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iH3mc3Oe7E

I see you!

Exhausted educator, I see you.

In your classroom teaching, working hard to meet the needs of all your students. Engaging, motivating, educating, empowering all the while being thrown obstacles that could easily derail your best laid plans.

I See You

Pouring your heart into the mental and emotional needs of your students. Intervening, worrying, researching to figure out how to help in situations you had no part in creating.

I See You

Struggling to keep your sanity and calm. Smiling bravely even though you want to cry at times. Volunteering to help, even though you are behind because you know our kids need it. Staying positive even though you feel anything but.


Exhausted counselor and student support personnel, I see you.

Seeing and hearing things that take your breath away. Balancing multiple responsibilities while being ready to handle an emergency at any moment. Barely keeping up with the endless demands and expectations.

I See You

Putting your needs behind others. Helping families navigate systems of support. Sitting in endless meetings. Putting together plans of support and then tweaking and then tweaking again until it’s just right. Leading with a smile, every single day, although you feel the weary slipping in.


Exhausted custodian, I see you.

Getting to school before everyone and staying after, just to make our building shine. Creating a warm and safe environment that you know becomes home to so many.

I See You

Seeking out that student at lunch that was alone. Checking in and developing relationships with students.

I See You

Never complaining, no matter which call you may receive. Cleaning messes you didn’t create, with a smile.


Exhausted paraprofessional, I see you.

Helping students that need that little extra. Having patience beyond measure.

I See You

Staying positive when times get tough. Trying any strategy at all to find student success.


Exhausted food service staff, I see you.

Keeping our kids nourished. Smiling and greeting students, even when manners aren’t returned.

I See You

Making a difference and building relationships outside of the classroom. Seeking out those students sitting alone and ensuring they have a connection.


Exhausted administrative assistant/staff member, I see you.

Answering the phone, the door, the buzzer and walkie talkie in rapid fire mode at times.

I See You

De-escalating the concerned parent, teacher, student, principal. Trying to support everyone.

I See You

Keeping our school going by doing all the behind the scene things that most people don’t realize get done. With a smile. All day, every day.


Exhausted bus/ CWSP driver, I see you.

Getting our kids to school safely, no matter the weather. Managing behaviors while driving. Noticing when things aren’t quite right and letting us know.

I See You

Celebrating our students. Developing one more positive relationship so our kids know that they are supported. Going above and beyond.


Exhausted administrator, I see you too.

You give your all every day. Trying so hard to be everything to everyone. Staying strong when times get tough, to help be the strength for others.

I See You

Responding to support students when they may be at their worse. Loving them through it. Realizing that fair and equal aren’t the same.

I See You

Staying calm in difficult situations. Smiling when you want to scream. Saving the tears until the door closes. Learning that sometimes people are just angry, and you are the one receiving the message.

I See You

Trying to find that balance between instructional leader and manager. Giving feedback. Showing appreciation. Finding ways to bring positivity into the schoolhouse. Realizing you are the emotional guide for others. And trying to ensure you are being that positive model. Even when inside you aren’t feeling it.


We are all one team.

We are all trying our hardest and bringing our best each and every day.

Realness? Struggle? Frustration? Heck yes, but life is too short and our work is too important for blame, shame and negativity.

Our kids matter.

Our staff matter.


You matter.

Take time in the spirit of Christmas to be giving to yourself.

Rest.

Recharge.

Rejuvenate.

MANDATORY DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TRAINING FOR ALL 10TH AND SOME 11TH!

There is a mandatory Department of Labor training for all sophomores and a select group of juniors on Monday, January 7, 2019. Please refer to the email and letter sent to you regarding times and expectations. This training is for all sophomores and a select group of juniors. If you have any questions please call CWSP at 323-564-6651 ext 7030
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Study Jam

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Head Football Search Update

Coach Stevenson received over 50 applications within the first 2 weeks of posting the Head Football Coach position. He conducted over 20 in-person interviews! The six most qualified candidates will be invited to Verbum Dei for a panel interview and to run a practice with the football team. Stay tuned!
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Admissions

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Basketball and Soccer Schedules are here!!!!

Fresh off the presses.

See you at the nest!

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Grad at Grad

The Grad at Grad is a list of six characteristics that all Jesuit, Cristo Rey schools hope their graduates will embody. For Verbum Dei, this list represents the overall goals of our academic, athletic, and spiritual programs.

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