Principal's Update - 4/5/19

April 5, 2019

Dear Families,

 

Thank you for referring families to our amazing school. We have been touring, testing, and accepting many new students at most every grade level. There is no better investment than a Catholic education to build better citizens. 

 

Last night I attended the Catholic School's Foundation Gala. Over 4.5 Million dollars was raised for Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Boston. Six of our students were there to greet the 800 attendees. They were Braeden O'Brien, Zoe, Sienna, and Dylan Michuki, and Joshua and Leah Medicke. I was so proud of how well these young ambassadors greeted the guests and represented our school community!

 

There are so many enriching events coming next week and after vacation. The reenactment of the Last Supper will be presented by Grade 3 on Thursday, April 11th at 1:30 pm in the school hall and on Friday, April 12th the 4th graders will be reenacting the Stations of the Cross in church at 1:30. Please feel free to attend.

               

Please pray for our 8th graders and their teachers as they travel to Washington, DC this weekend. They are sure to build lasting memories. They will be touring the Smithsonian Museums, The African American History Museum, The Holocaust Museum, and the White House just to name a few.

 

Our own father Michael Ssenfuma will be running in the Boston Marathon. If you want to follow him his bib number is 28031! We are so proud of him!

 

The following Parent Speaker Series was announced by the Milton Public Schools. I hope that many of you can attend. It sounds very interesting.

 

PARENT Speaker Series: Jessica Lahey presents "The Gift Of Failure"- Tuesday March 26 at 6:30pm at MHS. Over her twenty years as a middle and high school teacher, Lahey began to suspect that the way we parent children has a direct impact on their motivation, learning, resilience, and the development of obsessive perfectionism and performance anxiety. A deep dive into the research bore this hypothesis out, and resulted in the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed and over five years helping students, teachers, and parents understand that directive parenting and teaching undermines kids' motivation, makes them more likely to give up when tasks get difficult, and ultimately, renders them less able to learn and become more intelligent. Jessica offers practical advice for fostering deep, meaningful learning by offering kids more autonomy at home and in school, helping them feel more competent, and strengthening parent-child and teacher-student relationships.

 

As always, I hope that you all have a safe and restful weekend filled with lots of family time.

 

God Bless,

 

Mrs. Julie Marotta

Principal

 

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