HIS School Meet the Teacher – thoughts from a parent

Dear Parents,

Here is an excerpt from an email I got today from a valued parent like you!!

“I was going to email you today and say how impressed I am with everything.  I left there feeling refreshed and great knowing my children would be learning and thriving so much this year.  I love that they will eat better at school than I feed them :)”

I hope every parent that has come to our Parent Orientation/Meet the Teacher feels the same as this mom. We want you to be excited and confident about your child’s upcoming year at Holy Cross Island School.  I just know it is going to be our best year yet!

Also, I wanted to share with you a copy of the prayer the teachers and I have lifted high each morning this week (and we will pray it again tomorrow, too).  Thank you all for the opportunity to share and cherish these precious preschool years with you and your child!

In Christ,


Powerful and almighty God, You are so amazing! You’ve had a plan for these children since before time began, and you’ve always known that our lives would cross paths this year. Please give me the gift of discernment to understand their needs and how I can meet them. Show me everything I need to know to teach these little ones and develop the gifts that you’ve given them. Let my enthusiasm be evident every day, because my joy doesn’t come from having a perfect classroom, it comes from knowing You. Jesus you are ever-faithful and unchanging, and I pray that you would fill me with your strength and perfect peace each morning and carry me throughout each day. Put a genuine smile on my face and help me to be as patient and loving with these children as You have been with me. Remind me that this job is a privilege and that I am fulfilling Your call on my life by showing up in this classroom each day. Surround me with supportive, positive influences and help me to speak only truth and light so that my colleagues and supervisors will consistently see You in me. I dedicate this classroom to You: let Your name triumph over any negativity and may everything that happens here bring glory to Your name. I thank you for giving me Your holy Word so that I have a place to turn when I need to be uplifted. Thank you for filling me with the passion and enthusiasm that can only come from having ‘God within’. May Your name be glorified in everything that happens here as Your mercies are made new each morning.