Happy Feast of the Epiphany!
Happy Feast of the Epiphany!
Just a reminder, before you come to school tomorrow make sure you check your temperature and complete the health app.
The Christmas Concert video is ready to view. Father Gannon is asking families who are interested in purchasing the link to the Christmas Concert to forward him their email addresses. He will send a group email with the link.
As the Advent season brings us to the celebration of Christmas and the birth of Christ, I invite you to consider the following verse, When they saw the star, they were overjoyed… Matthew 2:10.
Being a parent, and in my case also a grandparent, we are presented with a unique opportunity to witness the pure joy that is a child at Christmastime. For adults, the holiday season is often filled with lists, gift wrapping, and errands. This year has brought additional stress and new challenges to navigate amidst COVID-19 concerns and social distancing. It has become easy for us to forget the joy of the moment. Children can see the world as we cannot; with an innocence and excitement for these celebrations. During the beginning of December, I decorated my Christmas tree with my young grandchildren. The moment the lights were turned on, I was greeted with excited yells and laughter. I couldn’t help but smile at their happiness, over something as simple as Christmas lights. This pure joy is the joy we should all feel during this time of year. Our children (and grandchildren) are the light in our lives, just as Jesus is a light for all people.
We often forget, amidst the shopping lists and errands that we are celebrating Jesus coming into the world. Jesus is the greatest gift God has provided for us. The light and hope that his birth brought to the world, as described in the verse from Matthew, is a sentiment we should bring into our lives always, but especially during the Christmas season. I encourage you, throughout the coming days and weeks, to take time in your busy day, to pause and reflect on the meaning of the season. Look to your children for the joy we all need and embrace the small moments that make this time of year so special.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with peace, joy, and special family moments, and a happy, healthy New Year. We are looking forward to welcoming in the new year with you.
Thomas Chadzutko, Ed.D.
Superintendent ~ Catholic School Support Services
December 16, 2020
As you know, the New York City area is expecting a winter storm starting today at around 2pm. The prediction for Thursday morning is approximately 6-12 inches of snow.
Therefore, tomorrow, Dec. 17, 2020, will be all remote learning. The building will be closed. However, school will start at usual time according to your child’s daily schedule. Attendance will be taken by a certain time, and all students must be present at that time. Your child’s teacher will give you a schedule.
If your child is not seen on screen when required by their teachers, they will be considered absent.
School will resume in the building on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.
I will be on my computer all day tomorrow from 8-3. If you have any questions, or technical difficulties getting into your child’s class, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and warm,
Ms. Mary Bellone
To all the families that helped collect over 455 pairs of socks to be delivered to the homeless shelter.