Our survey data shows us that the number one reason parents keep their children enrolled at St. John the Baptist School is the sense of community they find here. Parents value knowing the children and families with whom their child is growing up. There is peace in knowing that the families of your child’s classmates share your faith and values with you. Better yet, we can say that our teachers share this same faith and values.
This common ground gives families and children a tremendous opportunity to grow together and trust one another at a deeper level than might be possible elsewhere. Many of our teachers and families use the word “family” to describe what they find here. Of course, like any family, we have both celebrations and moments of challenge, but thanks to our shared faith and set of values, we also have a strong foundation to get through those moments of challenge.
We have many opportunities to connect with others, get involved and continue to build our school family. This school year, I challenge each of you to consider how you can be a part of our community. Getting involved helps build friendships and supports your child’s education. If you are new to our community, I encourage you to find at least one thing you can become involved in this year. If you’ve been around for a while, I challenge you to give three personal invitations to the families who are new to the community.
It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. Here at St. John the Baptist Parish, we are blessed with a strong community dedicated to helping form our children. Thank you for being a part of it.