Principal’s News – Oct. 31st

Dear St. Edward School Families,
Happy Halloween!  Thank you to all of the volunteers who made the Fun Fair a success this year.  While we celebrate ghosts and goblins today, tomorrow is an even more important day for us.  Tomorrow is the Feast of All Saints, a day we set apart to honor and remember all of the Saints of the Church who have gone before us setting an example of loving service to Jesus.  The Saints are individuals like us with struggles who learned to put their faith and trust in God.  We will celebrate Mass tomorrow at 8:15 AM.  Please join us!
On Friday, All Souls Day, we remember our loved ones who have passed away and pray for their souls.  In honor of All Souls Day, the school will be praying the Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory each morning in November.  The prayer is below, and I encourage you to pray it with your family each day.
I would like to invite all school families to the 16th Annual Mayfair Community Salute to American Heroes this year.  Our own Sister Shirley Stockus will be honored for her service to the education of children in the Mayfair area.  The ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 1:30 PM at the Mayfair Veterans Memorial.  Along with Sr. Shirley, veterans, first responders, and civic leaders will be honored.
Please contact the office with any questions.
Let’s have the faith to move mountains this year!  St. Edward, pray for us!
Mrs. Sara Lasica, Principal
Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God,
rest in peace.
Here are some more reminders for the week:
  • The new online directory app, run by MySchoolAnywhere, is up and running.  Login to view directory information for the school families who have joined.  If you haven’t joined yet, click here to sign up!  The Join Code is 7369133.
  • We are looking for volunteers to host our Welcome Wednesday prospective family tours.  Volunteers will assist with the registration desk and mingle with prospective families on the second Wednesday of the month. Click here to volunteer!
  • Are you a lunchroom monitor or a coach?  If you were previously a volunteer and completed the compliance training, please fill out the CANTS form (required yearly) and return it to the school office as soon as possible.  All volunteers (coaches, lunchroom helpers, and any parents and adults who spend time with children) need to complete compliance training.  If you have not previously completed compliance training, please email me for requirements.
  • The King of Hearts Raffle has rolled over again!  Buy your tickets in the parish rectory or at Old Irving Brewing.  The next drawing will be Saturday night and Old Irving Brewing.
  • Click here for information on the following…
    • Altar Server Training
    • Big Red Athletic information
    • Stage Crew Permission Slip
Mark your calendars for upcoming November Events:
Thursday, November 1: Feast of All Saints, Mass @ 8:15 prepared by Grade 8
Friday, November 2: No School, Staff Development Day
Saturday, November 3: Altar Server Training @ 10-11:30 AM for 4th-8th graders
Sunday, November 4:16th Annual Mayfair Community Salute to American Heroes honoring Sr. Shirley @ 1:30 PM, Mayfair Veterans Memorial
Sunday, November 4: Varsity Football Championship Game @ 1:45 PM at Loyola.  Go Big Red!
November 1-15: Order FSP December lunches online!