Principal’s Letter, 11/23/2020

November 23, 2020


Dear Parents,

          This Thursday we will celebrate Thanksgiving—a day of thanks for the harvest and all the gifts our nation provides.  As we gather in our homes at this difficult time in the world’s history, may remember all who might be without food and homes, ill, or without the comfort of family. Let us ask God’s blessing for He is the true giver of these gifts. The word Eucharist that we celebrate each weekend, whether in person or remotely, comes from the Greek for “thanksgiving”.  Our Eucharist is the center of our faith lives; therefore, giving thanks for all that God has given, must be an everyday occurrence for us.  I know that you will all take time to remember everything with which God has graced our lives.

            Our teachers and support staff wish to thank you for your support and for the gift of your precious children.  We are  grateful for all you are doing to keep everyone healthy and safe.

            Your children will be receiving their first trimester report today.  It is being sent home in a manila envelope.  Please sign the envelope with today’s date and return it to school by Monday, as an indication that it was received.

            I remind everyone that Tuesday is a 12:30 dismissal day with no aftercare. There is no school on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week.  Barring anything unforeseen, we intend to be back in school on Monday, November 30th.  Once again if you are traveling, the School expects you and your children to quarantine for 14 days and be tested upon your return.  Please notify the School of your travel plans. The is for the safety of all.           

            I thank you for your generosity in giving to our food collection for those in need.  The food items will be delivered today. Our Christmas Toy Drive starts on Monday, November 30th with the beginning of Advent.           

           My wish for you in this Thanksgiving season is the joy of spending this time with the precious gift of your children.. I thank you for your prayers and for your support of our wonderful St. Joseph School and its mission, as well as our work in keeping our school open in this pandemic.  Please keep each of us in your prayers as we give thanks for all of the wonderful gifts we have been given as God’s people.  You are in my prayers at this very special time. I pray that time spent with your family this Thanksgiving may be a time of peaceful reflection on all that we have been given and for all who are unable to share in our gifts.  May we rejoice in God’s goodness to us! Stay healthy!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!




                                                                                                            Marianne Cote