Welcome back to a New Year! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas holiday. We are ready to start this New Year with many important events for our students and for Visitation Catholic School.
You are invited to come to the Parish Breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 8th from 8:30 A.M. to noon in the Visitation Parish Center. The breakfast proceeds help to support the 8th grade retreat and the 7/8th grade OMSI submarine fieldtrip. The menu includes: French Toast, Verboort Sausage, applesauce, and assorted beverages. It promises to be a great breakfast and will be served by our very own 7th and 8th grade students. We hope you can make it!
Visitation Catholic School’s 6th Annual Appeal is off to a good start. We are hoping to raise $15,000 to finance school operations and to aid families with needed tuition assistance. The annual appeal helps Visitation to continue its tradition of offering a strong academic foundation for all students. Currently, $7,285 has been raised toward the annual appeal goal. Thank you for your continued support!
As we begin this New Year, we look back on the past year and make resolutions to improve in the New Year. I am always inspired by the students who have recommitted themselves to the classroom. I have seen students decide to better their study habits, to work harder, to take more responsibility, and to grow in their faith. As parents and as a community, we need to foster this opportunity in our students. We need to allow our students to astonish us with the good that is in every one of them. Jesus himself set this standard of behavior when he saw the best in Simon Peter. Peter who denied Jesus would one day become the rock foundation of the Church. In this New Year, we must never give up on expecting the most from our students and looking for the best in all students. They deserve it, and with work, fortitude and grace, they will live up to it.
Happy New Year!
Carol Funk, Principal