Welcome back! If you are anything like I am, you will appreciate getting back into a routine. Let me quickly say that I enjoyed my break. I read a book, learned how to install a dishwasher, watched my son play in a sports tournament and took in a marvelous concert. It also gave me a chance to connect with my church community, my friends, and my family.
However, I do love routine. Even more than routine, I must tell you that I love your children. It was wonderful to stand in front of them at our weekly chapel on Tuesday morning and just look at them. It is so great to see them again.
I have a couple of things to tell you. First, we are going to focus on the Name of Jesus as the Good Shepherd during the month of January. Jesus states in scripture that "I am the Good Shepherd. I know my sheep and my sheep know meâjust as the Father knows me and I know the Fatherâand I lay down my life for the sheep" (John 10:14,15). We will emphasize to our school community the incredible statement of Jesus and how he cares for his sheep by laying down His life. The tremendous care of Jesus needs to overwhelm us!
Second, I want to invite you to attend the "Breakfast with the Principal" event next week Thursday, Jan. 17th. The intention of this event is to give you the opportunity to connect directly with me about any aspect of the school. I have some opening comments about where we have come from and where we are headed, but I also want to be sure to give you the opportunity to talk to me about what is on your mind. Oh yes, and breakfast will be part of the event. Just think -- great conversation and great food before beginning your day!
As the year begins, focus on the Good Shepherd and His care for you. Come to the school and talk to me about our school and what's on your heart. These are two great ways in which to begin the year on the right foot! May the Lord guide and bless each of you in 2013. We are looking forward to creating a wonderful educational experience for your children in this year!
Mr. George Petrusma