From the Desk of Mr. Hamilton

From the Desk of Mr. Hamilton

Week of September 17

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 9/18/18

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

     A couple of years ago, while attending Mass, I noticed a former student of mine that I have not seen since she was in kindergarten. She was in second grade at a different school at the time. After recognizing me she asked, “What ... Read More »

Week of September 10

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 9/10/18

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

       Pope Francis advises catechists, “BE catechists, don’t work as catechists.”  He makes clear that it’s not solely about what we do; it’s about who we are. “Being a catechist is a vocation.”  As catechists, we deserve the support and formation to BE the person God ... Read More »

Week of August 27

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 8/30/18

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

    It is so nice to hear the laughter and to see the smiles of the children and staff as we settle in this first week, and it has been a pleasure meeting and getting to know the new students, parents, and teachers.

WELCOME…!!

Sixteen New ... Read More »

Week of May 28

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 5/31/18

   

It is with great anticipation and excitement that we welcome Angie Lucier as our new Math & Science teacher for middle school.  Angie brings with her a strong background in mathematics, as well as literacy. We look forward to having Angie make a profound, positive impact on ... Read More »

Week of May 21

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 5/23/18

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

   There is an old proverb which reads, “Give me a fish and I eat for a day - teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.” One of the great things about a child spending 7 1/2 hours of their day (for 180 ... Read More »

Week of May 14

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 5/14/18

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

     Setting a good example can make a positive difference. This is one of the many lessons we teach at St. Gabriel Catholic School. One way in which some describe this message is by calling it the ripple effect. Our hope is that when ... Read More »

Week of May 7

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 5/09/18

Go...Make Disciples

     The phrase, “We’re not done yet," can be read and said a few different ways. If it was said by one of our teachers at school this week, it may have been that a student was acting up, anticipating summer vacation. If it was said ... Read More »

Week of March 26

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 3/22/18

Letter from Mr. Hamilton Today I saw the face of Jesus

 

    A little girl looked across the table and asked, “Do you know what I like best about coming to school?” The boy replied, “What?” She answered, “Seeing you.” At that moment, as she smiled, I saw the ... Read More »

Week of March 12

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 3/13/18

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

A Heartfelt Thank You!

 

    On behalf of the students, staff and parents of St. Gabriel Catholic School, I would like to thank all those who volunteered their time and talent to our St. Gabriel Parish Dinner Auction - most notably our auction chairs, Amanda ... Read More »

Week of March 5

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 3/05/18

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

   Beginning March 7th through March 23rd, our 3rd, 5th, and 7th graders will be taking the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills. Please try to avoid making a dentist or doctor appointment during these weeks. The ITBS are backed by a tradition of nearly 80 years ... Read More »

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