Saint Raphael School fosters a Catholic faith that gives meaning and direction to life, challenges and guides our students to pursue academic excellence, and instills within them a spirit of service to God and others. "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on F.I.R.E." -St. Catherine of Siena

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"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” John 13:34

Dear Saint Raphael Parents and Friends,

The first graders traditionally sing a song to their graduating 8th grade buddies. After the 8th grade slide show at the end of the awards ceremony last Friday, many of these little buddies were crying. Why? Perhaps because they would miss walking through the halls with their older buddies. Perhaps they see the end of their first-grade journey with these 8th graders. And maybe they formed a relationship with their buddies; maybe they truly loved them.

My message to the graduating 8th graders was all about their journey, one that does not end at Saint Raphael School but continues on into high school. We who were part of their education at Saint Raphael’s know that they touched our lives as much as we touched their lives. The journey will always be up and down with relationships as we learn more about ourselves. Yet along the way Jesus calls us to is to be the person that God created us to be and not try to be someone that we are not.

The beauty of the first and eighth graders as buddies is that the first graders are genuine in their love. “Love one another, as I have loved you.” Jesus knew that we could learn from the little children—let us learn from our little first graders. Let us love those who touch our lives along this journey we call life.

This is the last newsletter before summer vacation. Please try to take time to pray with your children. Come to Mass on Sunday, get outside to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation, and take time to say thank you for all that you have.

Thank you to all who made the celebration of our graduating class of 2018 a success. Thank you to the 7th grade mothers and class for the awards luncheon and beautiful decorations.

Summer school starts on June 18 and runs until July 13. There will be opportunities for family service hours over the summer as we paint and clean. Please let the office know if you would like to get a head start on next year’s hours.

I pray that you may all have a safe and restful summer break.

Lydia Collins, Principal

Saint Raphael School is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year.
To apply click here.
For more information call the office 415-454-4455. 
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