Thursday
Apr082010

Bishop Burbidge Tours ECC

The Cubs (three-year-olds) were so excited to welcome Bishop Burbidge to their classroom when he toured the ECC last Friday.  The Bishop made a point to visit in the classrooms, engaging the children and leading them in a prayer of blessing before he left.

Thursday
Apr082010

Back in Session

St. Raphael ECC is back in session after the summer recess.  Just one week into school and already the children are making friends and diving into the fun of learning.  In the photo we see some of the students in the Transitional Kindergarten (Eagles) class working on printing their names properly using upper and lower case letters.  Nurtured by their ECC teachers, they will grow in independence, confidence and knowledge so that they are ready to soar into kindergarten next year.

Thursday
Apr082010

Lenten Service Project

As a Lenten service project, the preschool students at the ECC are sewing quilts to donate to Project Linus, an organization that supplies comforting quilts to children experiencing illness or trauma.  This Lenten service project was begun by having each child bring in a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank.  In exchange, they selected a piece of fabric made available to them here at the ECC.  The children poured over the selections to find just the right one out of the hundreds of possible choices.  This fabric was then cut into blocks.  With the help of teachers and parent volunteers, each child will have an opportunity to sew his/her own piece of fabric into a quilt.  The ECC has been undertaking this Lenten Service project for several years, donating scores of colorful quilts to Project Linus.  Perhaps if your own child has been in the hospital, they may have received a quilt sewn by our children here at the ECC!  It is a project that is meaningful because even our youngest students can understand the value of a soft, warm quilt when feeling sick or sad.  The Lenten project unites our entire ECC community, with parents, children and teachers all contributing a little bit of themselves while working together for this wonderful effort. 

Thursday
Apr082010

Irish step dancers from Inis Cairde

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Irish step dancers from Inis Cairde School of Irish Dance came to perform for our ECC students.  One of the dancers is an ECC alumna!


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