2018 archive of From the Desk of Mr. Hamilton

2018 archive of From the Desk of Mr. Hamilton

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 »

Week of Feb. 20

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 2/26/18

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

 

   As we begin our Lenten journey we celebrate saying goodbye to our old selves in order to make room for the new person fashioned in Christ. On Ash Wednesday we are reminded that we need to commit to doing what’s right, to go forth ... Read More »

Week of Feb. 26

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 2/26/18

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

I would like to begin by thanking all those who supported the St. Gabriel Fish Frys in February, and I would also like to thank all the volunteers who helped make it a successful month! We are truly Many Parts of the One Body - ... Read More »

Week of Feb. 6

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 2/06/18

Letter from Mr. Hamilton

 

   I would like to extend a huge thank you to all who drop off students before school and pick up after school in the car line. The teachers and I have noticed and truly appreciate the safe manner in which you are doing this. ... Read More »

Week of Jan. 22

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 1/23/18

Catholic school students continue to score higher than average on standardized tests compared to other students’ scores across the nation – both public and private. St. Gabriel students are no exception to this. Our children excel because of our supporting parents, dedicated professional staff, and high expectations we have ... Read More »

Week of Jan. 8

Posted by Steve Hamilton on 1/08/18

Letter from the Principal

    When I think of Mary and Joseph and their journey to Bethlehem, and the shepherds and magi as they set out on their journey of faith to see Jesus, I can only imagine the excitement and anticipation they must have been feeling. They may ... Read More »

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