What’s Happening at St. Paul:
1 Thessalonians 5:18 – “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
In this letter to Thessalonica Paul called for prayer, thankfulness, and rejoicing in all things. It says to do this in “All Things.” It can be pretty tough to be thankful in all things. Understanding that God gives His grace and mercy freely through Jesus helps us remember that whatever happens in the course of our lives happens with God’s knowledge and blessing, along with His resources. So whether we celebrate or mourn, God works in all things for our ultimate good. The result, even in difficulties, is thankfulness and praise to our Heavenly Father. What are you thankful for? What makes you rejoice in God? This Thanksgiving rejoice, be thankful, and praise the One from whom all blessings flow. Happy Thanksgiving!
THANK YOU to ALL who joined us for our Veteran’s Day Chapel. It was an honor to have you with us. Thank you for taking the time and effort to be with us.
Thanksgiving Break 11/17 -11/25 - School is closed.
Tuesday, 11/27 – No Study Hall
– Home basketball game vs. Calvary Christian 4:30 & 5:30
Wednesday, 11/28 – 3rd grade leads chapel
– Cougar Spirit Awards
Friday, 11/30 – Our school is participating in the Oswego Christmas Walk
– Picture Retakes
– Jeans Day for $1.00
Saturday, 12/1 – 7 & 8 Basketball Tourney at Cross, Yorkville
Sometimes, teachers delay consequences, conversations, and outcomes so that they can respond to their students with more wisdom and compassion.
Sometimes, parents let kids know that their “energy has been drained” and they will have to do something about their kids’ misbehavior later.
Sometimes, adults exercise self-control and remember to respond with patience and kindness instead of anger and wrath.
And sadly, onlookers sometimes interpret these skills and actions as weakness. These onlookers conclude that the Love and Logic adults are “just being too nice.”
So, what do we do when people think we’re being too nice/weak?
When criticisms fly, some adults use “one-liners” similar to those we teach to kids for occasions when their peers make obnoxious observations:
“Thanks for noticing.”
“I always appreciate hearing different viewpoints.”
“Appreciate the feedback.”
Or, some adults decide to say nothing at all to the critics and just focus on doing their best to raise thoughtful, kind, responsible young people.
There are a lot worse things than kids learning to be really nice by watching us.
The PTL will be hosting our annual Christmas Mini Sale on Tuesday, December 18th. During this event, students choose gifts for their families, and each item may be bought for $1. In order to prepare for this large event, we have a couple ways in which we could use your assistance. First, we need items from which the students will shop. If you have new or like-new items at home that you’d like to donate, or if you’d like to purchase items at the store, please drop them off in the Mini Sale box located by the elevator before Monday the 17th. Second, we need volunteers to help set up on the 17th and also to help on the day of shopping. After the children choose their gifts, each will be wrapped and sent home at the end of the day. If you’d like to volunteer Monday and/or Tuesday, please let us know: email@example.com Thank you!
SAVE THE DATE! The 2019 Silent Auction Dinner will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019 at Fisherman's Inn in Elburn! More information to come soon. If you would like to join the auction committee or would like to donate an item, contact the auction Co-Chairs Elizabeth Rakow at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jessica Schmidt at email@example.com.