Principal’s Letter – 11/22/21

Saint Joseph School

25 Squire Street

New London, Connecticut 06320


“A Holy Place Where We Discover Each Other In God’s Love.”

November 22, 2021

Dear Parents,

This Thursday we will celebrate Thanksgiving—a day that reminds us to give thanks for the harvest and richness of the gifts of our families and our nation.  As we gather with our families, whether they are large or small, let us remember all who might be without food and homes or without the comfort of family. Let us ask God’s blessing on all of His children. The word Eucharist that we celebrate each weekend (and hopefully more often) 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.  May we all take time to remember everyone and everything with which God has graced our lives.

I remind you that Tuesday is a 12:30 p.m. dismissal day and there is no school on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. There is also NO aftercare on Tuesday, November 23rd.

Lessons and Carols will take place on Friday, December 10th at 7 p.m. in Church.  All students and parents are expected to join in this wonderful celebration of the Advent/Christmas season.  Attire for the girls is dark skirt and white blouse.  The boys are expected to wear dark trousers, white shirt and a tie that is Christmas appropriate.  No athletic shoes please.  All students are to be in their seats at 6:45 p.m.

I thank you in advance for your generosity in giving to our toy collection for those in need. As previously mentioned, we will be filling the bench and the area around it with toys for children in foster homes.

Our collection of needed food items will take place during the month of January when the food pantries are usually depleted.

My wish for you in this wonderful Thanksgiving season is the joy of spending this time with family and especially 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.  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 busy but 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.  May we rejoice in God’s goodness to us!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!


God Bless You,

Marianne Cote Principal