Sharing some SAS "good news"
The St. Agatha Parish School community is filled with a sense of THANKSGIVING. Faculty, staff and parents have collaborated for about eight weeks to fulfill our school mission. Since the beginning of the school year, we have all worked together to provide our students a nurturing, Christ-centered environment; therefore our students are already growing in faith, as well as, academic knowledge.
Quarter one brought many blessings! Some examples of our "SAS good news" include our 8th graders winning medals in the high school academic Olympics & this season's sports teams ranking in the ACC. While we celebrate our 8th graders earning medals in these competitions, we are proud to hear that spectators at the event were impressed with our 8th graders being such a united group of kids. Our kids showed that winning is not everything! Trying your best and supporting team members is paramount. These are our Christ-like values. Similarly, our sports teams focused on being healthy, getting out there to play, and having fun. Coaches and team players showed a sense of sportsmanship above all.
To deepen the faith of our school community, all the students participated in a Pope Francis watch party and welcomed Pope Francis to the United States of America. In addition, SAS students joined all the students in the Archdiocese of Miami to pray a rosary for Pope Francis' year of mercy. Let us continue to pray to have mercy and compassion for each other.
In the academic realm, the teachers are actively working in professional learning communities to help our students be active readers, who read well and comprehend. Our goal is for our students to read, read, and read! SAS students are reading authentic literature, as well content provided through digital programs. The 3rd to 8th grade students are enjoying the Reading Plus program! Our K-2nd students will begin using their program, Reading Eggs. In addition, in quarter two, our ST. AGATHA CAFE with 35 iPads will officially open. The students will be using technology to develop reading, mathematics and knowledge in the content areas! WOW!
As we look ahead, we are excited for our future projects. We are developing a perpetual adoration program for our students! Jesus will be "coming to St. Agatha" on Nov. 13 to bless our school and officially begin our students adoring the Blessed Sacrament! Also, throughout the school year, students will be coming home with an Immaculate Conception statue and praying the rosary with their families. May we become closer to Jesus through Mary, his mother!
In conclusion, by sharing some of the SAS "good news", I want to affirm the amazing school which your children attend. Never underestimate the value of your sacrifice to place your children in St. Agatha CATHOLIC School! Our faculty and staff is thankful for your commitment to CATHOLIC education. We are blessed to collaborate with you!