I hope this note finds you well and enjoying the start of spring. While for most of Lent we focus on prayerful reflection, traditionally the fourth Sunday in Lent is called Laetare Sunday, meaning ‘rejoice’ in Latin. The week typically provides a preview of the joy of Easter. The Gospel reading was one with which most of us are very familiar, the story of the Prodigal Son. The joy comes in the hearts of the father and son upon reconciliation. The story tells the tale of the gracious, bountiful, redemptive love of a parent. It is so fitting that this Thursday as a school community we will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I know you join me in keeping in special prayers our 2nd Grade students as they celebrate their 1st Reconciliation. Thank you to our teachers and Mr. O’Sullivan, Director of Campus Ministry, for preparing for the milestone.
I am sure we all were very joyful for the gift of a beautiful day on Saturday. You may have seen some of our staff out and about walking campus. As you may have heard, our staff community are in Week Four of a Team Fitness Challenge. Thank you to Bridget Bradenham, our incredible school nurse, for organizing this effort and for daily motivating us in our individual and team goals to be healthy and fit.
Speaking of fit and healthy, a great upcoming activity for the whole family is the 3rd Annual NFAPA 5K which will be held on Saturday April 13. I encourage you to come out and join us for a fun morning in support of a great cause. All funds will be used to improve our outdoor play spaces and wellness activities. Sponsorship opportunities are still available; you can sign up and register HERE.
In keeping with the theme of healthy living, the students and staff are thrilled to phase in our new salad bar on the Fontbonne campus!
In Christ’s Peace,
|Ryan Killeen, Ed.D.|