Dear Saint Timothy Catholic School Families,
Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! We are excited for the year to begin and looking forward to seeing all of your children back in the classrooms. There is no question that the past year and a half has taken a toll on your families in very unique ways. For all of us that means adjusting, changing, and staying focused on our goal, which is the education of your children. The perseverance of our students, faculty, staff, and community last year was a real source of pride and admiration for me. This year’s theme carries forward that idea of persevering. It comes from Opus Dei founder and Spanish priest, St. Josemaria Escriva. He said, “To begin is for everyone, to persevere is for saints.” We all find ourselves starting projects that we don’t finish. It is the projects that we really care about that get our time and attention; it is our perseverance that sees us through to completion.
As a Saint Timothy school community, there will undoubtedly be challenges that we cannot foresee, and as we begin the year I ask for your perseverance to see us through the year. Much of the year ahead- with respect to the pandemic- will be out of our control. What we can control, however, is our response. The children are reflections of their parents, their teachers, their siblings, and so on. If we all can commit to removing our frustrations and potential anxieties when in the presence of the children, they will have one less cross to carry, and will be in a far more suitable position for a successful school year.
My door is always open- this year I will be hosting Friday office hours after the 9:00am Mass until noon. I’ve cleared my schedule and am eager to hear from you. Please look for the sign-up in Tuesday Tidbits to schedule a time to talk with me. You are welcome to email me and schedule a different appointment time as well, but for those parents that just want to chat, I can’t wait to hear your ideas as well as share ours for the year ahead. For example, did you know that students in grades 5-8 will get to go to Adoration every week as part of their schedule? God is so good, and were are so very grateful for what you are doing at home to form your kids into future saints.
I pray that God will bless you always,
Mr. Michael J. Pryor