“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
As this Advent season comes to an end, we are joyful for God’s gift to us- Jesus coming to Earth. The Christmas program, put on by the K-8th grade students, was a wonderful display of Christmas joy and love. Thank you to everyone who attended this very exciting event for the students and faculty. We are so thankful for the sense of community that families build here at Assumption Catholic School. When one family is going through a difficult time, there are always others that reach out to help and let others know help is needed. As alumni, you probably remember the emphasis on acts of service during your time here at Assumption. “Let your light shine” from the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5 is the school’s theme for this year and helps illustrate how to show God’s love to others.
In January, during Catholic Schools Week, we will be honoring an alumnus of Assumption Catholic School with a Distinguished Graduate Award. The award honors a graduate who has made a contribution to American life and the Catholic church. If you know someone who graduated from Assumption before 1995, is a practicing Catholic, and continues to be involved in Catholic education, please email the name of the nominee to firstname.lastname@example.org before January 11th. (We will ask the nominee for three accomplishments as well as a personal statement on his/her view of Catholic education and its value in our community.) The award will be presented on Friday February 1st. Previous honorees include: Steve Mura, Pat McIntyre, Jeff Reinert, JoAnn Bellefeuille, Catherine Finkbonner, Phoebe Vanderboom, Teri Treat, JoAn Siden and Lou St. Hillaire.
We are very thankful for the amazing faculty and staff at Assumption Catholic School. In partnership with parents, they are the foundation for the institution. There is one special faculty member who has let her light shine for 30 years at Assumption. She always has a smile on her face and spreads joy throughout the year. This teacher helps students to recognize their gifts and pushes them to reach their potential. She helps students remember they are special and that they are loved by God. Thank you to Ms. Betsy Gottschalk for her many years of service and dedication to the students of Assumption Catholic School on her 30th anniversary as an Assumption teacher.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year from Assumption Catholic School.