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2020 archive of From the Desk of Mrs. Bartholomew

2020 archive of From the Desk of Mrs. Bartholomew

Update - Summer 2020

Posted by Pam Merkel on 7/21/20

Social distancing will be a consideration for all schools in the fall, per the guidelines published this week by DPI.

With our LARGE classrooms and small class sizes, St. Gabriel Catholic Parish School will be working to keep students and staff SAFE and HEALTHY so that daily teaching and ... Read More »

Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi meditation - 27 March 2020

Posted by Bridget Bartholomew on 3/28/20


(CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, pool via Reuters)   Pope Francis offered prayers in his address to 'the city and the world' (Urbi et Orbi), which included a meditation on Mark's gospel account of Jesus calming the storm. A video of the event along with the full text of his ... Read More »

March 2020

Posted by Bridget Bartholomew on 3/23/20

As an English teacher, I always enjoyed asking my new students the name of their favorite book--or books!--at the start of the school year.  It's a question I still like to ask students, as the answers so often give insight into their personalities and interests. Given everything going on ... Read More »

January 2020

Posted by Bridget Bartholomew on 1/23/20

Catholic Schools Week is upon us!

Having attended Catholic Schools from kindergarten through graduate school, I always look forward to this annual celebration of Catholic Education.  Catholic Schools Week begins this year on January 26 with our annual Pancake Breakfast and Open House. Many volunteer hours already have gone ... Read More »


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