Most parents are inundated with solicitations for activities and groups that their children should join in order to make them more enlightened and attractive to elite universities one day in the distant, or not so distant, future. This constant prodding can leave even the most loving and nurturing parents feeling exhausted and saying some pretty silly things: “Have I failed my child? She has not learned origami, Latin and how to calculate her carbon footprint. She will be in first grade next year. She is falling behind already!” A parental time-out is needed. A pause to consider what eternal lessons should be the foundation for your child’s never-ending learning quest.
It is with this perspective that parents must remember that they are the lifelong teachers of their children. As our kids grow and master the most rudimentary skills, parents become more and more like guardrails helping to guide our kids to their strengths and to improve their weaknesses. Choosing the right school to partner with you to help achieve these goals is of paramount importance.
What St. Jude Thaddeus School can provide is in classroom access to the best selling, best parenting book of all time. There are few truths greater to impart to our kids than knowing that God loves them no matter what challenges they will inevitably face in life. The Bible is not a dusty book of stories, but rather the blueprint of how we should all live our lives. It is impossible to fully understand our world and how important our country is without learning from the book of God’s word. Ours is a country founded on Judeo-Christian laws, teachings, and values. St. Jude’s maintains that superior premise throughout all of its curricula.
Being a parishioner of the Catholic Church is not required for a student to attend St. Jude Thaddeus School. Many of the families, this writer’s included, belong to other churches throughout Hill County. The principal encourages input from all and has a School Advisory Committee, which includes Catholic and non-Catholic members alike. Tuition is very reasonable, especially compared with similar schools in larger cities. Scholarships are available, thanks to a strong caring network of alumni, friends and families.
Please join us in celebrating Catholic Schools Week Jan. 31 through to the Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Parish Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Faculty and administrators will be present to answer questions and help you to recognize the benefits of an A+ catholic school education for your child!