Yesterday, Valentines Day took Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School by storm! Flowers, chocolates, balloons, and candy hearts filled the desks and classrooms of students and teachers alike as we shared the gift of our love for one another. Each class celebrated in their own way, sharing acts of kindness and tokens of affection amongst themselves and with others in our community.
In Kindergarten, students learned about the mail system in our country and wrote friendly letters to one another. They learned about Saint Valentine and his deep love for our Lord, risking his life for his love of Jesus.
Students in Grade 2 made special cookies for one another, decorating with sweets and candies in celebration of Valentines Day. They also used candy hearts to create graphs and charts, calculating patterns and trends during Math class.
In Grade 6, students spent Valentines Day with their buddies from the City of Dunedin Hale Senior Center. The two classes have joined together to learn to play the dulcimer, creating a multi-generational choir that learns together in the joy of music. Students in sixth grade also got a special surprise on Valentines Day when their friends in Grade 7 brought them breakfast.
While every class celebrated Valentines Day in a different way, they all shared the common theme of love for one another. As Christ tells us, we must first love the Father, and then love one another as He loves us. We are called to show our Catholic faith by the love that we have for one another. At Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, we are blessed to share the love of the Father with our students each day as we teach them to share that love with one another.