Principal's Blue &  Gold Letter
School Events
 Tuesday, January 12
Spirit Night - Mici Handcrafted Italian

Wednesday, Jan. 13
School Mass
Monday, January 18
Martin Luther King Day 
No School
Tuesday, January 19
Mandatory Confirmation Parents Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 20
School Mass

Saturday, January 24
7th Grade
Open Speech Meet 
Thursday, Jan. 28
Mandatory Student Led Conferences P-8th
No Classes

Friday, January 29
Staff Development 
No School
No Falcon's Nest 

Sunday, January 31
Pancake Breakfast
After 8AM & 10AM mass

Spirit Day
Bonnie Brae Tavern
10:30AM - 9PM 

Sunday, Jan. 31 - Saturday, Feb. 6
Catholic Schools Week
Greetings Parents,
Many weekly letters I write focus on students and staff: how extraordinarily engaged our students are and the high-level academic opportunities our teachers provide every day!  These experiences provide us an incredible school culture.

Last week we held our Intermediate and Advanced Spelling Bees.  The student participants were respectful, poised, confident, and unnerved by the difficult words they were asked to spell.  All of the students did a wonderful job!  In the end, two students competed for the winning position. We are proud of all of the students, especially 6th grader Max Siebold for winning the Advanced Bee and 5th grader Caroline Deeter for winning the Intermediate Bee and placing 2nd in the Advanced Bee. Congratulations!

One area of our program that I haven't written about is our co-curricular athletic program under the direction of Lucy Rianda, Athletic Director.  Lucy is also a BSCS parent and Jefferson County School DistrictLlanguage Arts teacher.  We are extremely blessed to have Lucy's passion, expertise and commitment as she leads our program.  Lucy has a great deal to manage as our athletic director, and she works under the direction of the Catholic Schools Athletic League (CSAL).  CSAL operates in a way that infuses Catholic values into competition.  The Office of Catholic Schools describes it impart as:  "A Catholic school participates in the Catholic Schools Activities League programs as one dimension of its ministry.  A school CSAL program justifies its existence and the sacrifice and expense it entails only if it makes better Catholics of its participants.  In CSAL programs, emphasis rests not on the number of games won or lost, but on the participants' attitude in victory or defeat.  Learning how to lose is just as important as learning how to win. Learning how to win graciously is more important than winning itself."

CSAL programs serve the needs of all youth.  They enable the gifted to excel and the less gifted to participate and improve.
  • "Star" athletes and teams do not receive exclusive attention.
  • Principles of fair play and sportsmanship govern every game or event.
  • All participants should have the respect of others on their own team and the opposing team.
  • Competitors should regard the opposition as friends, not enemies.
  • CSAL participants should have a spirit of loyalty to CSAL ideas, to the school, to the coach, and to the team.
  • CSAL participants should learn patience with and tolerance of those with less ability.
  • Speech and actions should reflect Catholic values.
In addition, CSAL has adopted the Play Like a Champion Today (PLACT) Sports as Ministry Program from the University of Notre Dame.  Sports as Ministry is child-centered curriculum designed to: help us recognize the spiritual nature of sports; train youth sport coaches to be effective ministers; and promote the moral and character development of our youth.  Coaches and assistant coaches attend the coach workshop and are subsequently certified to coach in CSAL.  Parents of students participating in CSAL programs attend a parent workshop.  Under the guise of CSAL, both coaches and parents are given an opportunity to assist children that is unique and unparalleled.
How many of us have either experienced or seen on TV youth athletic events that have coaches, parents or children behaving badly?  Do these coaches, parents and children receive a similar training?
Let's reflect on the superb job our students do each and every day.  Let us give thanks for all the coaches who tirelessly work with our students on the playing field.  Let us also praise God for the work Lucy is doing as our Athletic Director.  God Bless them all!

During these next few weeks of basketball season, come out and cheer for all your Falcon's whether your children play or not.  It's the CSAL way and it's the BSCS way!

Eternal Father, I offer you everything I do this day; my work, my prayers, my apostolic efforts, my time with family and friends, my hours of relaxation, my difficulties, problems, distress, which I shall try to bear with patience.
Join these, my gifts, to the unique offering which Jesus Christ, Your Son, renews today in the Eucharist.
Grant, I pray that vivified by the Holy Spirit and united to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, my life this day may be of service to you and your children and help consecrate the world to you. Amen.
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Parish Events
Mass Times: 
Weekdays: 8:00AM  
Anticipatory Mass:  
8:00 & 10:00AM

Children's Liturgy
of the Word
During 10AM Mass on Sundays 
8:00AM - 4:00PM 
8:00AM until finished
and again from
3:00 - 4:00PM

Saturday, January 16
March for Life
1:00 - 3:00PM
Meet at the church at 12:30PM 

Wednesday, Jan. 20 ChristLife begins
Register now! 

Sunday, January 31
Pancake Breakfast
After 8AM & 10AM mass

Middle School  
Youth Group
5:30 - 7:00PM 

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