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'Little ways' witnessed at Holy Cross Catholic School

By Principal Robin Jo Jensen

As I reflect on our first month of school, I am thankful to God for the many blessings he as bestowed upon our school as we began our new school year. Certain things stand out for me, the first being the blessing of our new students and their families.

This morning, as I was getting ready for school, I thought about all of the wonderful "little blessings" that I had witnessed this past month. I have witnessed our students "putting on Jesus" in the way they behave and serve others. These thoughts were cemented as we prayed together in our morning all-school prayer today; the Holy Spirit certainly spoke to me through the scripture and spoke directly to what I was thinking about this morning!

"Today is the memorial of Saint Therese
of the Child Jesus. She is also called the
'Little Flower'. Through her life and her
writing, she helped us see that we do not
have to do great deeds to be holy. Rather,
we can do our little ordinary tasks with love."

These are just a few of the "little blessings" that I have witnessed our students doing "what Jesus would do":

- A first grade boy accidentally dropped and spilled his morning snack in the hallway; it was a real "mess."

- A second grade boy witnessed this accident and stopped, comforted the first grader and proceeded to pick-up the snack for him.

- A second grader observed Mrs. VerHaag hauling a very heavy bag of garbage and some empty boxes to the dumpster at the end of the school day. She proceeded to get out of her Mom's car, and went over to assist with the heavy load.

- An 8th grade walked into my office and said "Thank you Mrs. Jensen". I asked, "what for?" She replied, "For being the best principal; you work so hard for our school!" She then handed me a hand written note expressing her gratitude!

- A 5th grade boy came into the office to report that there was a piece of chewing gum stuck on our new tile floor in the hallway; he was disappointed that someone did not respect our beautiful school.

- A 5th grade girl came off the bus worried and upset that one of her classmates had fallen and was injured while boarding the bus. She was very concerned and wanted us to pray for her.

About Holy Cross Catholic School
Located on the growing northeast side of Green Bay at the historic crossroads of Church and Bay Settlement Roads, Holy Cross Catholic School is the point at which faith, community and education converge. The school educates children within the Catholic faith and provides them with opportunities to develop the values, attitudes and skills that will enable them to become vital members of the community. Holy Cross Catholic School has been in existence for 141 years and has an enrollment of 195 students in grades EC3 to 8th grade. For more information, please visit the school's website: http://www.holycrossfamily.org/.

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