Virtues for October are Prayerfulness and Faithfulness, and our Christian Service Organization is The Giving Bank. Students will make cards that will be included in lunches for the homeless. Additionally, we are asking all K-5 students to bring a 16.9 oz bottled water and a small personal care item, such as hand sanitizer, lip balm, sunscreen, lotion, shampoo, a travel pack of tissues or cleansing wipes or a mini first aid kit, that will also be included in the lunches.
In addition to the monthly lessons, each class has an annual Mass and retreat with their parents. The retreat provides more time for reflection, and gives parents and students an opportunity to discuss their faith formation as a family and share with peers.
Virtues for 2014-15
September – Friendship and Respect
October – Prayerfulness and Faith
November – Perseverance and Courage
December – Peach and Patience
January – Originality and Creativity
February – Opportunity and Charity
March – Self-Discipline and Responsibility
April – Devotion and Obedience
May – Gentleness and Comfort
Meet the Masters:
Meet the Masters is an art appreciation program that exposes students to dozens of the master artists. Each year, Holy Family students study seven different master artists. This year’s artists include:
- October: Paul Cezanne
- November: Paul Klee
- January: Gustav Klimt
- February: Faith Rinngold
- March: Andy Warhol
- April: Pablo Picasso
- May: Maria Martinez
The students learn the artists’ history, their major pieces of artwork and the techniques and media the artists’ utilized to create their works. Meet the Masters hopes to engage the students so they will have an understanding and an appreciation of art at an early age. It is designed to teach students how to observe art, describe the elements of art and develop perceptual and creative thinking skills. Hopefully, it will give them confidence in their own unique artistic endeavors!