Thank you for helping to support our pop tab contest. With your help, the students were able to collect 110 pounds of pop tabs—truly amazing! This is nearly 40 pounds more than last year. Congratulations go to 1st grade for collecting the most, and 3rd and 7/8th grades for coming in 2nd and 3rd. The pop tabs will be given to the Ronald McDonald House Charities to support their mission.
On Monday, I asked the students how many of them have been recording their reading minutes for the Read-a-thon and almost every hand was raised in the air. This is exciting news and a great way to encourage additional reading time! The Read-a-thon will continue until February 15th, and students can collect sponsors and should record their reading minutes until that day.
Next Monday we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Although little is known about the history of St. Valentine, it is believed that Valentine was a priest or a bishop who was martyred on February 14th. The Romans imprisoned him because he refused to worship their gods. The children missed Valentine and tossed loving notes between the bars of his cell window. This may explain why people exchange messages on Valentine’s Day. In another story, Valentine restored the sight of the jailer’s blind daughter. Valentine teaches us to love God by our words and example. It is a day which reminds us to love others and to treat them with respect. For our students, Valentine’s Day fits well with our Schoolwide Learning Expectations of “I love and serve God” and “I know and value the teachings of Jesus.”
On Wednesday, Jaden Krieger’s family received the great news that his test results were clear! Thank you for praying for him, and we ask you to continue praying for recovery as he goes through the next two months of treatment.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Carol Funk, Principal