As I am sure you do, I thank God for the wonderful teachers and staff of St. John Berchmans School. They have embraced and responded to their vocation as they beautifully bless the lives of all of us connected with our excellent school. St. John Berchmans School is a shining light in our community because of the wonderful examples of our teachers and staff. We have grown because of their efforts. Your children benefit from their dedication.
At Christmas time, our thoughts are filled with gratitude and appreciation for the many people in our lives who have enriched us in so many ways and we are moved to be generous. At this time of year, we express our gratitude with more than words. In this regard I come to you with a suggestion.
Our teachers sacrifice much to work at St. John Berchmans. They could be making thousands of dollars more working in other school systems. Some drive hundreds of miles a month to get here to be with your children. They sacrifice financial gains to live according to Jesus’ call to proclaim the gospel with their lives.
Rather than present your child’s individual teacher with a separate gift at Christmas, I ask that parents create a monetary gift for ALL of the school staff.
Sincerest thanks for all your generosity!
With best regards,
Rev. Wayne F. Watts