Dear Eagle Parents,
Each year during this time we give thanks to God for all of the blessings we have received throughout the year. I am thankful for the children I see here at St. Dominic Catholic School every day. I am thankful for the wonderful parents that support us in our mission to develop children spiritually and academically. I am thankful for our priests, Fr. Driscoll and Fr. Boutin, and their willingness to shepherd and minister to our school flock. I am thankful for the untiring dedication of our teachers and staff who care for, love and teach our students daily. I am thankful for the parish community and their support of the ministry of Catholic Education.
In the last few weeks, I have seen the best of our students as 24 of them participated on the Toy Bowl Court. The Booster Club hosted a volleyball tournament for all area schools and our teams did very well.Our 5th, 6th and 8th grade teams won the tournament. 5 of our teams participated in the Toy Bowl games on November 10th and the senior soccer, senior football, Div. II soccer and flag football teams were victorious. Our cheerleaders wowed us with their performances at the games and during the pep rally on Friday. The Junior CYO visited the Regional School and brought joy to the students there. The 5th grade students wrote to their pen pals at Christ the Redeemer Catholic School in Houston. We hosted a Veteran’s day ceremony with 6 veterans present and our Boy Scouts held a very solemn flag retirement ceremony. We sent over 150 Boxes of Joy to children in impoverished areas of our world. Archbishop Rodi and Superintendent Byrd visited our campus and were very impressed with our students, our campus and our academic performance. Monies raised by the Eagle Extravaganza purchased 30 more Chromebooks and 12 new iPads for use by our students. The PTO purchased motivational banners with character traits which have been installed on our verandahs and solar shades which were installed in the gym.
Also, Preschool and Kindergarten will celebrate their Thanksgiving feasts tomorrow, Tuesday. Watching our littlest Eagles is a strong reminder of all the innocence and beauty of children. Our students will be decked out in their favorite team jerseys tomorrow as well. I have been so proud of our teams’ sportsmanship during the fall season. We are truly blessed to have the “best of the best” at our school.
Our teachers continued their professional development in the area of religious formation with a presentation by Pat Arensberg from the Department of Religious Education. We learned about some of the issues confronting our Catholic Church. We continued our religious formation with a video presentation on “The Truth”.
We will be celebrating Mass Tuesday, November 20st at 8:00 AM and invite all of you to attend. It is a wonderful way to begin the Thanksgiving holidays. We will dismiss school at 12:00 for the holidays.
I’d like to share a prayer with you that I will be sharing with our teachers and staff.
O God of Creation, you have blessed us with the changing of the seasons.
As we embrace these autumn months,
May the earlier setting of the sun remind us to take time to rest.
May the crunch of the leaves beneath our feet remind us of the brevity of this
May the steam of our breath in the cool air remind us that it is you who gives us
your breath of life
May the scurrying of the squirrels and the migration of the birds remind us
that you call us to follow your will
We praise you for your goodness forever and ever. Amen.
Go Eagles! SOAR
“Eagles soaring academically in the Spirit of God”