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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You have searched me and you know me, Lord. 

Psalm 139

Dear Saint Raphael Parents and Friends,

Teachers spent the beginning of the school year writing name tags for desks. They welcomed new faces into their classroom and began the task of getting to know your children. Parents know their children well. God knows them even better. You have searched me and you know me, Lord.

Teachers want to know who is sitting in their classroom. The personal connections are important. The student who believes that a teacher cares about him, listens to her, and wants the best for him, will be a better, happier student. The student who makes a connection with God will also be a happier person. It is our job to teach our children to know God and to trust that He is there to help them. You have searched me and you know me, Lord.

The turf project is done! We thank the many people who helped rip up the old turf, clean off the asphalt, and dig the trenches for better drainage. Children have already fallen on the new turf and nearly bounce up onto their feet. The padding underneath provides for a safer playground. We thank God for the Fund-a-Need donors, the workers, and all who contributed to this wonderful addition to our campus.

We also have new flooring and a newly painted Spanish room and new carpet in the 8th grade homeroom. Again, the painting and flooring were due to the skills and generosity of some of our parents. We are blessed to have such involved parents who care about SRS.

Join us next Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 pm for Back-to-School Night. This is an evening for parents to visit the classrooms, meet the teachers, and get an idea of the student expectations and excitement for this new school year.

The Back to School BBQ, potluck, and movie will be on Friday, Sept. 6. This has always been a wonderful way to meet other parents in your child’s class and to enjoy the community of Saint Raphael School. Look for the flyer for more details.

There are many ways to get involved in the Parent Teacher Guild or PTG at Saint Raphael School. We are a fabulous community because our families work together. The first PTG meeting is on Thursday, September 12. Don’t miss it!

Don’t forget that God knows each of us, the adults, as well as He knows our children. He knows our hopes, our dreams, and our needs. May we let Him into our lives and trust in Him.

Lydia Collins, Principal


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