Letter from School Leadership

Dear Families:

In Luke (2:10-19) when the shepherds heard about the baby Jesus from a host of angels, they went immediately to see the child for themselves. When they saw the baby Jesus, their excitement grew; they rejoiced and glorified His name. They were so excited that they spread the good news to all. Those who heard the good news were amazed. Not Mary, Luke tells us. "Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart" (Luke 2:19).

At Immaculate Heart of Mary School, teachers spread the good news of Jesus Christ, the good news of learning, and the good news of our interconnectedness.

Students will be amazed by their developing relationship with God, by what they are learning from their teachers and the experiences that they are creating with their peers.

At IHM, we want students to be engaged and amazed, and equipped to express themselves accordingly. But, we also want to students to be reflective, like Mary.

In all things, our students are asked to take what they are learning, to take their friendships and their connections to others, and to take their relationship with God into their hearts and ponder them. Their hearts will help them find comfort in being prepared to thrive in each of our grade levels, to mature through their relationships with each bout of difficulty and each experience of ease, and that their Christ will always be with them. Their hearts will help them build confidence, bolster a positive self-image and understand what they can do with God's love. At IHM—ultimately—we teach students to trust their hearts.

Indeed, our eagles learn with their minds, discern with their faith, but lead with their hearts.

To a Heartful School,

Anders Alicea