Dear SWCS Families,

This Lenten Season we are joined together as a SWCS community to reflect on the season of Lent and our commitment to God, one another, our school, our parish, our community, and our world. On Ash Wednesday, students and staff participated in a Lenten Retreat where we had the opportunity to come together and reflect on our sins, learn about the Stations of the Cross, and create class and personal goals. Each class decorated tri-fold boards demonstrating the three pillars of Lent: Prayer (talking and listening to God), Fasting (giving up something good for something even better ), and Almsgiving (serving one another through the grace of God).

Our school wide Lenten initiative is “Be the Change for 40 Days.” Students and staff are feeling the impact of giving and receiving positive notes from one another. The entire school community will be participating in a larger community project for the Ronald McDonald House, which will be led by our 6-8th graders. Also, during the Monday The Leader In Me assemblies, each class will plan and implement presentations developed around Lent and the 7 habits. Our school Lenten Penance service will take place on Wednesday, March 14th.

As we prepare our hearts this Lent, we are also gearing up for the 2018-19 school year. This past week, we had the privilege of hosting pre-k students. Our kindergartners did an outstanding job welcoming, helping, and guiding their new friends on tours, activities, and classes. We have new families who have enrolled for the next school year and a new kindergarten student who will finish this year with us! SWCS is a school you can have faith in. We are asking you to encourage your friends and families to schedule a tour and enroll in the 4th quarter for FREE (we will send flyers to share and they can also be picked up in the office). Kindergarten Screening will take place on March 14th at SWCS.

As March begins, 8th grade students will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, March 4th at 10:00 AM Mass. Please keep them in your prayers as they are united more firmly in Christ and strengthened by the Holy Spirit. SWCS staff and students in grades 2-8 are also preparing for the Drama Club production of The Snow White Variety Show, which will debut one night only on Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM at SWCS. Fellowship will be hosted by 1st graders after all Masses on Sunday, March 11th. On Saturday, March 17th the Action Auction will take place at SWCS. The Sacred Triduum of the Lord’s Passion begins on Holy Thursday, March 29th with Mass at 7:00 PM, the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, March 30th at 1:30 PM, and the Easter Vigil on March 31st at 8:30 PM. Easter Sunday is April 1st. Looking ahead to April, students will host a STREAM Expo (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Math) where they will showcase STEM activities, art projects, followed by a music concert; more information to come.

SWCS thanks you for your support, prayers, and dedication to Catholic education. We look forward to seeing you at all of the upcoming events and Mass.

“As Lent is the time for greater love, listen to Jesus’ thirst…’Repent and believe’ Jesus tells us. What are we to repent? Our indifference, our hardness of heart. What are we to believe? Jesus thirsts even now, in your heart and in the poor — He knows your weakness. He wants only your love, wants only the chance to love you.” — Saint Teresa of Calcutta

God Bless!

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Teresa Kitchen, Principal