Traditionally, September has been a time when I “get busy." Whether it’s hitting the books, trying out a new exercise routine, or just cleaning up the basement (ugh!), September marks a time of new beginnings for me — and probably for you and your sons.
As we end this third week of school, it might be time for us to reflect upon our routines, and whether they’re working for us. Like many of you, I suspect, I can get wrapped up in the busy-ness of the day and forget to appreciate each moment of our daily lives, even if it includes something unsavory (which for me might be math). Brother David Steindl-Rast, a German Benedictine monk, has given us all a challenge: to practice gratitude. Yes, certainly your “thank-you’s” at the end of each class, but more importantly your gratitude for each smile, each flower, and even chicken tendies — all of the many blessings that are showered upon us on each given day.
This newsletter also contains a short reminder about Parent-Teacher Conferences, which are right around the corner on Friday, Sept. 30. Because of construction and logistical issues, conferences will be held remotely via Zoom. Please keep an eye out for an email next week with further details about the conferences and sign up procedures.
I am grateful for the enthusiasm of your sons and their teachers. We’re off to a great start this fall.
Laus tibi Domine!
Assistant Head of School for Intellectual Formation