God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” (Hebrews 6:10)
Two of the items on the Diocesan survey and that reappeared on our STC survey was a desire for more activities for the students and fewer fundraisers. Both of which are very understandable.
We have been limited to the extracurricular activities within the school day due to, yes, Covid 19. Classes need to stay within their cohorts. This year, the students have been able to move about more freely; they are able to move from classroom to classroom and A&B classes of the same grade can gather together. As much as we would like to have special activities once a month and allow the students to participate in a program that they choose, it is not possible at this time. We still have a student council (limited to officers), the yearbook committee, altar servers, KINEX activities, and office helpers. We have also introduced our STC Crusaders Junior National Honor Society (JNHS) for our 7th and 8th grade students. As we move forward, our JNHS will be open to our middle school students (6th-8th grades)
This summer we are hoping to bring back the STEM camp and a new adventure for incoming K-4th graders. We would love to have other items to offer our students, but we need your help. We need ideas and volunteers.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10)
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
In addition to extracurricular activities, there is a desire to reduce the number of fundraisers. The Advancement and Development group have been brainstorming ideas for newer and larger fundraisers to bring the surrounding communities in as supporters, but that may require additional volunteers. STC is a family that works together to build a great school community. Life can get very hectic and although we have good intentions, we may forget to make time for our STC family. We are in need of more family members actively assisting in building and maintaining our community. Many family members give of their resources, whether that be time, talents, monetary, or spiritually, but the load is not always balanced. With more volunteers, there is less burn-out and more ideas and new ideas. As the new year has begun, can this be, not a new year’s resolution, but a gift to Jesus; a gift of evangelizing to others through your actions? Being good stewards of faith and being an example to the children.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:10)
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)