Thank you for your patience and support as we began this school year. I am thankful for the support of our new pastor, Fr. Sibby, and Fr. Seän Paul — they both have been instrumental in our opening of school. We welcome back Miss Gutowski and our new Dean of Students, Mrs. Bagwell. Our entire staff is ready and eager to work with you and your family for the ultimate goal your child’s success.
Even after 29 years, I still experience the anticipation of a new school year. This year was a bit challenging but with the help of our dedicated teachers and staff we are off to a terrific start! I want to take this opportunity to share with you my vision of St. Amelia School.
Our core Catholic values unite us, from the office to the farthest corners of the playground. In the labs, on the playing field, in the lunch line and in the classroom . . . this is who we are and why we are here.
Incorporating Faith into the Classroom. Our school incorporates Catholic spirituality into every aspect of our curriculum, reinforcing to students that their personal faith, centered on the Eucharist and the sacraments, remains relevant regardless of the course they might be studying or the situation in which they might find themselves.
Balancing Challenging Courses with a Nurturing Environment. Our caring teachers balance high expectations for each boy or girl with a genuine respect and love for that student, recognizing always that each child is unique and therefore ever‐deserving of individualized attention and one-on‐one focus.
Collaborating with Families. Understanding that many parents work, and some may even work multiple jobs, our teachers and school leadership do their best to maintain proactive, candid and open communication with each student’s family, because learning doesn’t stop at the edge of the schoolyard, nor is it where it begins.
Holding Each Other to a Higher Standard. Inspired by the Gospel, our teachers, staff and school leadership hold one another to a higher standard of professionalism, morals and ethics, both in and out of the classroom, believing one of our primary roles is to provide an example for our school communities of faithful Christian witness.
Looking Ahead. As tomorrow’s innovations promise to leapfrog today’s technologies, our school is continually looking ahead to ensure our schools’ learning resources, teaching approaches and classroom tools stay abreast of new ideas and best practices as they plan for the long‐term success that will benefit students and teachers alike.
Let us all take time to pray for our success today and the entire year. May God continue to bless you.
Sincerely yours with faith,