“I Saw God Today.” – George Strait
If you were to grab my iPhone and open my music app you would find that my music tastes are all over the place. I have playlists that pay tribute to the 70’s, to hip hop, to soft rock, and among others, to country music. Depending on my mood, my choice of music may be Dowdy Ferry Road by Dan England and John Ford Cowley, or Run for the Roses by Dan Fogelberg, or Whatever It Takes by Imagine Dragon, or Boom by X Ambassadors. The list of different artists and genres is not contained to just one period and style.
Recently, I have been selecting my Country playlist. This may be due to summer approaching and my anticipation of visiting my parents place in the Cariboo region of British Columbia or the anticipation of Season 4 of Yellowstone. Artists such as Alan Jackson, Brooks and Dunn, Tim McGraw, and the “King of Country,” George Strait pepper my playlist with their number one songs. One of my favorite songs is George Strait’s hit song I Saw God Today.
In his song I Saw God Today, he calls attention to how God makes himself known to the singer. In one instance it is a simple flower emerging through a concrete sidewalk. Other instances are seeing a couple holding hands, watching a sunset, and most powerfully, seeing his daughter for the first time. The beauty of God reveals itself to us daily if we have eyes to see.
Looking at the students today during our Sports Day I saw God in their smiles and laughter. There is such goodness and truth in the smiles and cheers of students. I also get to see God each day I go home. I am often greeted by my children with the familiar, “Hi Dad.” If I am lucky, I might get the “Daddy!” followed by a sprint and a hug. However, if I get home too late and the TV is on, I may just get a simple nod of acknowledgement. It is so hard to compete with their favorite shows! But regardless of the welcome, I see God in each of them. Their smiles and their laughter brings such joy to my heart.
Maybe we ought to judge the success of each day by how often we can bring laughter and joy to others, especially our children. Might that not be a worthwhile weekend goal? To make your child smile and laugh? Perhaps you might enjoy a laugh yourself? In doing so, you too might well see God in the smiles and the laughter.
Have a wonderful and joyful weekend.
EVERY CHILD MATTERS
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Every class surpassed their goal and so each class will receive the reward of a pizza lunch with an ice cream sandwich. The movie to be shown in the gym on our giant screen is Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon. Due to Covid-19 we will only watch the movie in cohorts and the pizza provided will be the personalized pizza hut pizzas. Each child receives one free pizza and ice cream sandwich. If your child does not like pizza or finds that one pizza is not sufficient please send an alternative option for your child.
The following dates are when your child’s class will watch the movie and have lunch provided:
SUMMER READING CLUB WITH VPL
Summer Reading Club is back at Vancouver Public Library! This fun and free program for school-aged children launches on June 14 and registration details will be added to our VPL Kid’s Website very soon. In the meantime, check out our SRC Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
ST. JUDE SCHOOL SPORTS DAY
CAMBRIDGE UNIFORM - DISCOUNT WEEK
Please read the Cambridge Uniform Letter here.
It is recommended that your uniform orders are placed by:
June 30th – New Students
July 10th – Returning Students.
There is a 5% discount on all orders placed online from June 21st to July 5th, 2021.
PAYMENT WITHDRAWAL SCHEDULE
The following payment schedule is in effect.
- July 01 – First month’s tuition or Full year’s lump sum tuition for 2021-2022
SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIST FOR 2021-2022
The school supplies list for next year is available to purchase at School Start now. Please select your child(ren)’s grade for 2021-2022 to purchase the supplies directly from them. It will be delivered to our school late August.
To view the list, please click on the desired grade below:
COVID-19 DAILY SYMPTOMS CHECK
This is a reminder that parents need to take the time to do the Daily Check every day. It is important that we remain committed to taking our COVID-19 procedures seriously. Click here to access the form. You will no longer need to provide the child or parent’s name on the form.
Complete Daily Screening
June 13 – First Communion Gr. 2 @ 2pm and 4pm
June 15 – Hot Lunch – Riz Sushi
June 16 – Hot Lunch – Pizza; School Mass Gr 3
June 17 – Hot Lunch – Church’s Chicken; Confirmation Gr. 7 @ 6pm
June 18 – Gr. 7 Awards Ceremony and Farewell
June 22 – Hot Lunch – Pampanga’s
June 23 – Hot Lunch – Pizza; School Mass Gr. 2
June 24 – Hot Lunch – Subway
June 25 – Last day of Class for Students – Noon Dismissal