In preparation for school each year, the faculty has two days of meetings.Our first meeting was Friday, August 12th. During this meeting Ms. Kris led us in discussions about information needed for state guidelines, our Parent Handbook, and how important it is to continue the legacy that is known at Sacred Heart Villa. The teachers had a webinar on the religion series that we use so they will better utilize the resources that are provided. Another portion of the meeting was spent with one of our former teachers, Ms Ellen. She led the group in a presentation about the Reggio Emilia philosophy that we inspire to imitate here at the Villa. Ellen demonstrated the importance of the classroom environment which can inspire the children to be creative and explore. The teachers practiced using loose parts to make their own creations. The teachers also practice writng and creating documentation boards of students' experiences.
On Monday, August 15th the faculty will have a day of prayer led by sister Bridget Smith. This day will be focused on continuing the charism of Blessed Clelia and of the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in our ministry here at The Villa. We will spend time in prayer with Bl. Clelia’s words, “See image of God in your neighbor,” and the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Please pray for our staff and teachers at the villa that we may bring and share the love of the Heart of Christ to those we serve in our ministry here.