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October 23, 2021

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Message From Mrs. Runnels

This week we had the opportunity to say a living rosary as a school community. Mr. Baldwin spoke to the student body about the importance of saying the rosary. He told them about the Desert Fathers, who were early Christians and Monks, and how they used knotted ropes to count the prayer. In traveling, they prayed 50 Hail Mary's. The council of Ephesus approved Marian devotions in 415. Soon the Desert Hermits began to knot a rope with 150 knots. St. Bernard of Cluny saw the 150 Hail Mary's as a way for traveling Monks to keep their minds on God rather than the world they walked through. Mary herself, handed St. Dominic the Rosary and taught him to pray it. The devotion flew in the face of heresy that St. Dominic was battling. The Dominicans wore a Rosary on their side instead of a sword. They respected human life and flew in the face of killing in the name of Religion. It was one of the early rosary prayer beads that we use today. Our students led this beautiful community prayer and I know that our Mother Mary was pleased. At the end Mr. Baldwin said, "Some of us spoke clearly and projected, some you could barely hear, some of us even forgot our words, but the most important thing that God wants from us is our time and prayer to Him. He accepts each of us just the way we are. We don't have to be perfect, we just have to make the time to talk to God."


What a blessing to be part of a school community that makes prayer a priority every day. We pray in the morning asking God's blessings on us and our families during the day. We pray throughout the day as we change classes. We pray at the end of the day to thank God for allowing us the opportunity to learn in a positive environment, and for the teachers who give their all each and every day. This month we focused on the rosary, teaching our students by example, how to pray the rosary and how it helps you in your daily life.


As we get ready for a brand new week and gift from God, let's follow the motto of our patron St. Anthony of Padua, "Let your words teach and your actions speak."


God Bless,


Mrs. Runnels

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Stuco Commercial for Red Ribbon Week

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Paws for Prayer with Alfonzo and Max

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There's still time to order pictures online!!

Our initial picture day was during the time we were out due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. If you did not place an order and need to place one now, scan the code below and place your order online. Mrs. Buffy also sent home personalized QR Codes for students that took their picture today! Within 48 business hours, by Wednesday October 27, student pictures should be viewable through their Yellow QR code.
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Appreciating Ms. Rose

Our students and staff surprised Ms. Rose with cards and words of appreciation for being instrumental in helping us reach 100% participation for our chicken dinner fundraiser. She was overwhelmed with joy at the beautiful cards from the students. Thank you Ms. Rose!
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Pre-K 4 Having Fun While Learning

Ms. Cortez's class learned the number 7 and the letter "J" this week. Look at all of the many fun ways it was reinforced!
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Mr. Baldwin's 8th Grade Social Studies Class

This week Mr. Baldwin's 8th grade social studies class worked on a Civics project to get more shelter dogs and cats adopted. These students called the City of Beaumont to get information on the number of dogs put down each day. They will be working on plans to get the word out for families to adopt these pets.

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ECC Playing the Ukelele

St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School is always looking for new and exciting ways to teach our students and expose them to new things. Mrs. Baldwin and Mrs. Tolin came to give our youngest bulldogs the opportunity of learning about a new instrument, the ukulele. One of the Pre-K 3 students said she was so excited because it was like a little guitar, just the right size for them. Thank you Andrews-Baldwin Music Company for inspiring the love of music to all of students.


We've included a few short clips of the students learning how to strum the ukulele for the first time.

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8th Grade Literature

The 8th grade class read the book The Outsiders in Ms. Flores' ELA class. This week they reviewed the meaning of round vs. flat characters and practiced in-depth characterization. They worked in groups and chose one round, and one flat character from The Outsiders. They worked on creating an outline and plan where they will transfer the outline to a larger version of their character that they will decorate. We can't wait to see their finished products!
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MKCHS Homecoming Block Party

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Parish Family Night Trunk or Treat

October 30, 2021 (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

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StuCo Member of the Month

StuCo Officer of the Month

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