Weekly Notes January 29, 2018

Catholic Schools Week. A time to celebrate being in a Catholic School. What does that mean, being in a Catholic School? The most obvious answer is that we are able to express our faith every day, anytime we want, whether it is praying in the Prayer Garden, attending Mass, praying before each class, going to Adoration…expressing our faith. I think sometimes we can take that for granted so we take this week to reflect.

I was a principal in New Jersey on 9/11. That day was horrific. After we were somewhat calm again, we immediately moved to the chapel to pray together as a school. A few days later I attended a meeting with all the principals of the city. We were asked to describe that day. When I said we went to pray so many public-school principals said they wished they could have done that. I realized how wonderful it is to be in a Catholic school.

I have great memories of when I attended Catholic elementary school. Classes were hard and discipline was tight, but it helped form the person I am today. It was tough on my parents but they never regretted sending us.

There were so many religious in the school. When I came here and found that there were Sisters, I was so happy. Just their presence alone helps our students and having them teach is an extra bonus!  And when Fr. Matthew comes to play or helps with car line or teaches a class, it reinforces so much.  How blessed are we.

If you attended a Catholic school I hope you will take a few minutes to reflect on how that helped shape you. Share some memories with your child and create new ones.

 

I had a great time at Lip Sync! It was fantastic to see our students performing, having fun and laughing. So much work was put into creating the routines. Thank you to every parent who helped make that night happen.

Thank you to everyone who donated paper goods for us to bring to the Diocesan Catholic Schools mass. Your generosity is so appreciated.

I had the privilege of attending the Distinguished Graduate Dinner last night. Our honoree this year is Mr. Tommy Meyer. His work through the Ben Meyer Foundation has benefited the Upside Down Foundation, Ben Meyer Toy Drive and HI-5 for the Underprivileged, speaks to the school mission. Congratulations Tommy! There are great things going on at SES both now and by our alumni.

Have a fantastic week!

 

 

 

Catholic Schools Week- January 28-February 3.  A flyer was sent home last week with a listing of Catholic Schools week activities.                                                                                              Monday- Please bring Paper Towels, Napkins, Toilet Paper, or Paper Plates to school which will be brought to the Catholic Schools Week Mass.  These items will the be donated to Catholic Charities by the Diocese of Baton Rouge.                                                                              Tuesday- Students will attend Adoration with their religion class throughout the day. Parents are invited to attend.                                                                                                                    Wednesday- 10 Students will attend the Catholic Schools Week Mass at St. George Church.  Thursday- Students may dress in rainbow colors.  SES dress down day guidelines found in the SES Handbook must be followed.                                                                                                      Friday- Mass at 7:40 am.  Students will write a reflection or draw a picture about attending a Catholic School. Students will be treated to a free snack. 

SES Baseball- There will be an informational meeting about SES Baseball on Monday, Jan 29th at 6:30 for parents of boys in 5th through 8th grades in the Community Center. 

Basketball Pictures- rescheduled to Tuesday, January 30.  Players must bring their uniforms to school.  

Volleyball Registration Night- Wednesday, January 31 at 6:00 pm in the Community Center.  Please bring all paperwork to the meeting. 

Boys Basketball- Thursday, February 1- Home vs. St. Jude- 5th grade at 5:45; 6th grade at 6:30 and 7th grade at 7:30.

Lip Sync DVD- orders can be sent to school by Friday, February 2.  The cost is $30.00

SES Clay Shoot- Saturday, February 3.  

SES Color Run and Bass Tournament- Saturday, March 3.  Envelopes were sent home last week with students to begin collecting donations for the Color Run.  All online donations and envelopes are due Monday, February 5.  

Progress Reports- issued Wednesday, February 7. 

SES Carnival- Friday, February 9 at 12:30.  Students in grades PK3-7th are invited to dress in costumes and compete in 3 different categories: Prettiest, Funniest, and Most Original.  They may compete as individuals or in groups.  Students may begin changing at 12:00.  Parents are invited to assist.   Admission is $2 at the door.  Please join us for an afternoon of great fun as we celebrate St. Elizabeth School's 62nd Annual Carnival.

No Bus Transportation- Friday, February 9 afternoon only.  Buses will run in the morning. 

Mardi Gras Holidays- February 12-16.