November Boarding Hall News
This month we had our annual fall camping trip to Malibu Creek State park, have had plenty of town runs, trips to the Glendale Galleria, enjoyed hearing the Burbank Philharmonic perform, put together puzzles, made friendship bracelets, went Ice Skating at Perish Square in downtown LA, went trick or treating for Halloween, baked on campus, took trips to Hmart and 99 ranch, went glow bowling and a trip to go thrift shopping.
We can’t believe that we are almost through the first semester of school! Life in the halls is going well and we continue to stay busy with activities and programs. This month we had our annual fall camping trip to Malibu Creek State park, have had plenty of town runs, trips to the Glendale Galleria, enjoyed hearing the Burbank Philharmonic perform, put together puzzles, made friendship bracelets, went Ice Skating at Perish Square in downtown LA, went trick or treating for Halloween, baked on campus, took trips to Hmart and 99 ranch, went glow bowling and a trip to go thrift shopping. We had our second intentional program focusing on reducing our plastic use with a scavenger hunt around campus to see where we could reduce our plastic. Mr. D’Mello, our sophomore religion teacher came to speak at our November prayer service and spoke about the importance of being grateful for the relationships in our lives and for what we have. We had a great time at our Cozy November Birthday Dinner, where we felt like we were in the middle of the forest.
One highlight for November is the continuation of our service committee and partnering with different organizations to get our students out in the community to serve. Ms. Sarah works with Long Beach Adaptive Rowing program to get people with a wide range of disabilities out on the water rowing, so we went and learned more about the program as well as assisted with getting participants of this program out on the water. We also went to the Ronald McDonald House in Pasadena to serve breakfast to families whom have children in the hospital. We are continuing to make fleece tie blankets and will be going to donate them before winter break. We will also be going to the Adopt-a-Family Service Day at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels in downtown LA on December 7 with Flintridge Sacred Heart's alumnae.
We will be sending out the fall progress report this week. We feel it is important that you are aware of how your daughter is contributing to the life of the dorm and engaging in positive character and behavioral growth. Please do discuss this report with your daughter. Please also encourage your daughter to find a way to be engaged with the community by attending weekend activities on and off the hill and by participating in service. It is important for them to be well-rounded and to be active members of the boarding hall community.
Looking ahead, the students are signing out for Thanksgiving break on Friday, November 22 and the halls will reopen on December 1 between 12 p.m. and 10 p.m. If students arrive after 10 p.m. on the first they will need to stay with their local guardian. The students will have two weeks of classes and then three days of finals. There is also the annual Santa Teresita Christmas gathering on December 13 and the high school asks every student to bring a gift. For more details please see the parent newsletter by clicking here
. The residential halls will close for winter break at noon on December 20
at noon and will reopen on January 4 for students to return to campus between 12 p.m. and 10 p.m.
As always please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about your daughter. We are thankful for each of our boarding students and are enjoying this year’s boarding community.