Monday Message 11-1-2021

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow, we will celebrate All Saints Day. All Saints Day is a day we honor the loved ones who have passed. In Mexican heritage, it is referred to as “Día De Los Muertos” the holiday that connects us with loved ones that are no longer with us. I watch annually the movie "Coco" with my grandson and together we watch this vibrant tale of family and adventure embarking on an extraordinary journey to this magical land of ancestry; it is by far our favorite movie! Because of this tradition, All Saints Day is no longer difficult.

At All Saints Day chapel, we will also celebrate with Holy Communion. On campus, students are invited to receive communion twice a year and if you do not wish for your child to receive communion, please discuss this with your child, so s/he will know not to receive. (A question for this purpose was a part of your child’s Permission/Authorization form, so please inform us in writing if your wishes have changed.) Any child who is not receiving communion should cross arms over his or her chest and they will receive a blessing instead of communion. Please make note that this will be a dress uniform chapel service. If you have lost a loved one in the last year and would like to submit a name, please: CLICK HERE. The deadline to submit names is today by 3 pm.

Lastly, after chapel, the school will honor our UTMB health care workers with a breakfast burrito picnic on the garth. Students and employees will meet in small groups and a few students will share thank you letters and then present care packages to take back to the hospital. Thank you for donating to make care packages for all UTMB employees, many of which are you! Luminaria bags will be hung and lit on the garth in the afternoon and into the evening.  Please drive by and see our lovely garth with luminarias honoring UTMB!

With regards,

Mark Ravelli, Head of School