Our Friendzy Theme for September has been "We Need Each Other". We've been teaching our students the importance of making connections in our lives, building each other up, using our words to boost someone, and just being kind. It's strange, though, because it seems as if the more we talk about it, the worse our kids are at doing it.
Over the past two weeks, I have seen over 25 students in my office for unkind behaviors and words. It makes my heart hurt. Each time I talk to our students, they seem to "get it". They say the right things, they apologize, they vow to do better, and then the next day, they're back in my office for a similar situation.
Treating each other with kindness is a non-negotiable at St. Patrick School, and meanness won't be tolerated. We are going to keep working on instilling this kindness in our students, and we hope you will support this mission at home, too!
Today our Student Council students had the opportunity to spend time with some of our daily parishioners! After school mass, they had donuts, coffee (for the grown-ups of course!) and a personal tour! This was such a special day for our Student Leaders!
This week week our new Student Council led mass and recited their oath under the direction of Father Matthew. We are so proud of this group of leaders and know they will serve our students this year!