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A Message from Ms. B:

One of the simplest things we try to teach every day is the maxim: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Be kind and others will be kind in return. Kindness is shown in many ways, individually or collectively.

The beginning of our second week of break, I assisted Coach Dude in his basketball duties with the 5th grade boys’ team. Not known for my athletic skills, I fell on my face while dribbling a ball (it was not pretty to watch!). A lot of students would laugh when the principal falls doing a simple task but our young men did not laugh and even tried to assist me in getting back up. They quickly exited when the saw the injury and when we had to cancel practice early so Coach Dude could take me to get stitches, no one grumbled or complained. They all wished me well. At that point, kindness was what I needed since not only was my face bruised, my ego was too.

I would love for all of our students to be kind and experience kindness from each other. It can be difficult growing up and realizing the differences we all have. Instead of celebrating the differences, often times, the very things that make us unique become the focal point of jeers and exclusion.

So what can we do, as a community, to teach kindness? Show kindness. I challenge each of you to small acts of kindness standing in line at the grocery store, asking your children to put away their clothes, or even leaving our parking lot at dismissal. Make it a family challenge and priority to show kindness to each other, to adults, to everyone (even those we might not always enjoy the company of or agree with). Encourage your students to share their kindness stories at dinner or in school with their teacher. The more we share the goodness, the less we surround ourselves with negativity. We are the models of kindness for our children.

I truly believe that we are some of the luckiest people on the westside, attending our school and church…not because of the longstanding traditions or excellent education but because of the people.

Keep warm, stay healthy, and Bee Kind, 

Ms. B

Paw Prints

Caroline Seta 0 78 Article rating: No rating

A Message from Ms. B:

With all of the potential negative events and emotions that could bombard us, it’s good to remember the real reason for the holiday season.

Charlie Brown: Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?

Linus Van Pelt: Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'" That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Our Lady of Lourdes

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day Masses at Our Lady of Lourdes Church

We invite your family to celebrate the birth of Jesus by joining us for Mass on Christmas Eve at 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. or on Christmas Day at 10 a.m. Carol singing and the blessing of the Nativity Scene in the Gathering Space will precede the 3 p.m. Mass.

Safe Parish 4th Quarter Training Video Now Due

The 4th quarter Child Protection training video is now available on the Safe Parish web site. Users should have been notified by e-mail of the new video and they have 30 days from the date of posting to complete the training. To remain approved to volunteer with children, please complete the training video by January 8.

Ms. B

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