Principal’s Message

“Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.”
Mark 1:3

Snowflakes dancing through the air,
                                   Christmas, Christmas, everywhere…

December is truly a magical month here at Saint Matthias.  We are celebrating the end of the first trimester with report cards reflecting our hard work and study. We’re also busy practicing for our Christmas Musical and preparing our hearts for the birth of our friend and Savior.

We are so very proud of our students. They are growing in knowledge and faith each and every day. Whether I stop by Pre-K for some lessons on reindeer or second grade as they learn to write personal narratives, I’m amazed at the information and insights the children so readily share. I can travel to Egypt with the sixth grade or discover the wonders of algebraic equations with grades 7 & 8. Our classrooms are rich with the energy of learning.

Our faith formation continues this month as we celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation and attend Mass together. We continue to enjoy learning new songs of praise with Mr. Frank and the Children’s Choir. No one can deny the power of grace that is present when we sing of our love of the Lord. If you haven’t had the opportunity to join us for a parish/school Mass this year, I hope you can make it a goal in the months to come.

Since this is the time when we are busy choosing just the right gift for each person on our list, I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the special gifts already given to our school family by all of our volunteers so far this school year. We are grateful to the many parents who lend a hand with pizza days, parties, lunch duty, fundraisers, and our Christmas Musical. We can never say “thank you” often enough.

As the winter weather arrives, I ask that everyone be mindful of our children’s safety as they come to school in the morning and leave school at dismissal. I am so grateful to the many families who make a conscious effort to protect, not only their child, but everyone in our school community. Once again, I ask you not to park in the dismissal intersection and to be patient at the morning drop off. Your respect for traffic laws and school policies protects all of us.

Let us remember that it was in a humble stable where God gave us the most wonderful gift of all, His Son, the Christ Child! May the glory of this Christmas moment be visible in all we do for one another, both today and in the year to come! God bless you!

Barbara Wehnes, Principal

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