During the 2014-2015 school year our local families are hosting students from Haiti, China and New York City. Because these families are opening their homes to a young person from another country, they are helping give our international and diversity students an opportunity for an education, and to develop the compassion needed to make the world a better place for the next generation, and the communities they return to.These students have been engaged within the MSJ community, joining sports teams, tutoring fellow students, acting in the theater program, and giving back through local community service projects. MSJ is grateful to the contributory host families, because without them, these experiences would not be possible, and MSJ would miss the opportunity for rich cultural diversity.
MSJ is seeking supportive families to host students. Join our global community and help support the MSJ community! In the Spring 2015 school semester we need three families to host students from China. MSJ families who host will receive either $2,500 off their 2015-2016 school tuition or a $600 a month stipend (which pays any remaining 2014-15 tuition balance, before remittance to host). To find out how to host a student, contact Carrie Savage at (802)-775-0151 or email@example.com, or visit www.msjvermont.org
Things are very quiet around MSJ this week as our students focus on studying for and completing their exams. I am always amazed at how serious our students are about their work. They are in full exam mode right now and it is obvious that they are spending a lot of time concentrating on their work. I am so proud of all that these students are doing academically as I am sure all of you are. It is simply amazing how our students are able to juggle so much and to succeed in so many areas. They are even positive in their failures. I was thinking about this this past weekend when I watched two wonderful basketball games played by both the boys and girls teams. No one was hanging their head. They all knew that they had given it their all and done their best. Those are life lessons being taught to our kids and those lessons will be remembered long after they move on from lessons in Algebra and History. I am proud of each and every one of them for all they do every day and for all that they manage. They are truly unique and wonderful young people. ... .Click here for full letter
MESSAGE FROM PFC:
We will also be kicking off the sale of our MSJ discount cards for $10 each that gives you great discounts at area businesses. They are great stocking stuffers, great way to show your appreciation for your letter carriers and other service people, just a great gift for family and friends. It is a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year. Also, we will be adding some new Spirit wear items that would make great gifts as well. Think of adding these items to your Christmas shopping lists!