The Season Of Lent - Lent is a time where we prepare our minds and hearts to fully celebrate the joy of the Resurrection at Easter. It lasts forty days, and is a time of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. These 3 pillars help us to turn away from our sinful ways and open ourselves to God's incredible love and mercy as we grow closer to Him.
Prayer - We want to help our students develop a meaningful prayer life and connect with God. Each week our school community will be immersed in prayer as a whole school. Students will pray the Rosary, participate in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, explore Doodle Art prayer and Gratitude prayer, and listen to Father Mariusz speak about the strength we draw from prayer. Additionally, our school will lead Stations of the Cross at St. Francis de Sales parish on March 19 at 6 PM, and we invite you to join us.
Fasting - Fasting allows us to realize that we are dependent on God. When we sacrafice or give up something, we draw strength from God.
Almsgiving - As a school community we are raising money for local families in need. We have several projects planned to raise money that will be donated to St. Francis de Sales Helping Hands. These include:
- Jean Day: Teachers pay $20 to wear jeans on Thursdays in Lent
- Popcorn Days: Students can purchase popcorn on March 3 and 16 for $1/bag
Fruits of the Spirit Nominations
"I will work to control my temper when someone insults me or treats me cruelly. I’ll try to work for justice, not revenge.”
During the month of April, students will be focusing on the virtue of SELF-CONTROL.
Congratulations to the following students who are being recognized for attitude/effort/actions that exemplify Christ-like behavior during the month of March:
Kindness: Mia R., Spencer M., Maximus P., Jonathan M., Kruz S., Braden E., Jaxon F., Isaiah N., Addyson L., Quinn D.
Goodness: Leo E., Riley S., Ella M., Autumn M., Antonio G., Kingston E., Maraynel F., Emmett P., Nathan M., Roise M.
Generosity: Isaac G., Andrei D., Valen S.
Peace: Alexa S., VT B., Daisy N., Capri M.,
Love: Stacie S., Morgan M., Zoe D.,
Gentleness: Kendrick D., Kinley S., Tannar F., Angela S.,
Self-Control: Adalynne E.,
Patience: Lexi K., Grace S., Skylee S., Jaxon C.
Joy: Jed I., Reid T., Micasha C., Mason W., Mark C., Arrow G., Michael W., Jewel E., Kingston W., Linyi Z., Jefford H., Levi F., Abbygail L., Blake C.
Faithfulness: Caleb V.,
Modesty: Lydia A., Sawyer M., Elijah R., Ellie S.
You can access the 2018 -2019 school calendar through the following LINK
Faith Programs @ HSA
For Religion, our school uses the Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ program. This is an excellent resource that has been developed for children in Grades 1 – 6. One of the bonus features of this program is the parent links that assist parents in supporting their children’s faith journeys. Please visit the following link to the student/home page where you can access all of the different resources for all grade levels (with the exception of Grade 6). Please call the school for a user name and password.