|1/18/2012 4:49:00 PM|
Spirituality: Seen (and unseen) at St. Cecilia School
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St. Cecilia School's Spirituality bulletin board.
BEAVERTON — Religion is the heart of St. Cecilia School and the reason for its existence. Enter the main hallway of St. Cecilia School and you’ll see the impressive “Spirituality Bulletin Board.”
The Spirituality Bulletin Board provides the opportunity, rotated monthly, for each class of students to reflect on, write essays and illustrate values of Christ and their responsibility to respect self, others and the surrounding world.
During September, faith-filled phrases and photos supporting the school’s 2011/2012 spiritual theme, “Let Your Light Shine," were displayed.
Fifth grade students opened the school year studying God’s creation and their role as stewards of the Earth. The students designed posters teaching others how to preserve nature, save and care for animals, etc. and titled their display “5th Graders Shine in Caring for God’s Creation.”
“What Are You Thankful For?” was the November theme of the Spirituality Bulletin Board hosted by third grade. Students were encouraged to think beyond physical possessions and instead think of people or opportunities they have been fortunate enough to know and experience. Each student then wrote a letter about what they were thankful for and why.
The December Spirituality Bulletin Board titled “The Angels Fill The Heavens With Song” included angels artwork by preschoolers and a nativity scene celebrating Jesus’ birth.
Staff and students are also keeping sixth grade student Alena Marek and her family in their thoughts. Alena died Christmas Day from a rare form of cancer.
St. Cecilia School
12250 SW 5th Street (across from Beaverton Library)
Beaverton, OR 97005
Principal Sue Harris [email protected]
Tuition range: $1,500 to $5,900. Financial aid available.
Applications due: Open enrollment
Full-day kindergarten, learning specialist provides both enrichment and tutoring; co-curricular offerings including PE and health, music, computer, Spanish, and art literacy; technology education; weekly all-school Masses; Outdoor School (6th grade) and Science Camp (8th grade) are fully funded through the school’s Enrichment Program; middle school electives; student government; on-site lunch offerings include a healthy salad bar and a “from scratch” hot lunch menu; before- and after-school care available on-site.
Open house: Sunday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.