Principal's Notes: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday Notes
January 19, 2010



Dear Families,


I am so proud of you! Your generosity on a day’s notice was phenomenal! On Friday, we collected $286.75 for those affected by the earthquake in Haiti. We rejoice with Imani, her mom, Judith and her baby brother in the return of husband and father, Humphreys Munai! In watching the news coverage and seeing the newspaper coverage, I am reminded that miracles still can happen. All of us share in the joy you experience and the reminder that ‘life is precious’!


This Wednesday, January 20 at Our Lady’s Cathedral (32nd and Western) there is a “Sanctity of Life” Mass. It begins at 6:00 p.m. with a lecture afterward. Our school Mass is this Friday at 9:00 a.m. with Msgr Weisenburger. This mass is our remembrance of Mother Agnes who began Villa Teresa School and coincides with the Church’s request to acknowledge the day of penance for the violation of the dignity of human life.


We are now collecting for our January service project. In the main school, there are two tables waiting for Baby Items. So far, some have donated clothes and diapers. Food, play toys, more clothes and diapers are accepted. If you have larger items, please call ahead in order for us to provide a storage space until we actually give the items to Birth Choice. The collection continues until February 9.


In our last letter, I announced the coming of Michael Reardon and Patrick Lane. Patrick was hospitalized and so the tour has been postponed. When I hear more information I will let you know – hearing the Gospels proclaimed in one setting is truly a powerful experience you won’t want to miss. It’s very good for your little ones to also experience (second grade – 4th graders).


Next week we will be sending out the registration papers for the summer and next school year. From February 1 – March 12, we will be giving you the opportunity to register. After March 12, registration is open to those on the waiting list. Even if you are just now coming to Villa Teresa, you will need to register for the summer and next school year. As mentioned in previous communications, tuition for next school year, beginning in August will be $465 a month. The registration fees however, stay the same. Summer: $125 (with tuition remaining $460). Fall: $140 – book fees – LC 3 - $35.00; LC 4-$50.00; K-4th - $115.


I have not forgotten about the Wellness committee  - be on the lookout for a meeting next week! The chairperson will be contacting you soon. Thanks for your interest, we appreciate you so much.


This Wednesday, January 20 there is a Cub Scout meeting at 5:30 p.m. The last time was during Christmas break – I hope to see more in attendance this week. Boys in first through fourth grades are welcome.


Menu for January 18-22

Monday, Jan 18 – Chicken patties, mashed potatoes, apple sauce and milk

Tuesday, Jan 19 – Goulash, peas, mixed fruit, milk

Wednesday, Jan 20 – Corn dogs, mixed vegetables, grapes, milk

Thursday, Jan 21 – Beef and rice, squash, plums and milk

Friday, Jan 22 – Sloppy Joes, baked beans, mandarin oranges, milk


Immersed in Christ (Second Sunday in Ordinary Time)

“Life to the Full” – NOW


INVENTORY: How good is the Good News? Do you find the Gospel the most exciting thing in your life? Do you think you will find your greatest fulfillment in religion? Your greatest joy?

INPUT: The Entrance Antiphon calls “all the earth” to “break into song’ worshipping and praising God. Kind of makes you wonder if the good news has ever gotten through to us. In the Opening Prayer, we ask God to help us embrace His will, and to give us the strength to follow our call so that God’s truth may live in our hearts and reflect peace to those who believe in God’s love.

Scripture: Isaiah 62:1-5; John 2;1-12; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

INSIGHT: What are the five best things you experience by being a Christian?

INITIATIVE: First resolve, ‘I will not be silent.” Then decide how you can best proclaim the Good News with your gifts and opportunities, in your situation.


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