We are grateful to have the opportunity to gather, worship and celebrate with one another each week in our holy space - Holy Family Chapel. Each year I remind students that Holy Family chapel is our place. Our HOLY place. Mine and yours. However, I also like to remind our students that Holy Family Chapel is not the only place where God IS. And that might be a new thought for some of us.
As a school rooted in the teachings of St. Ignatius, we challenge our families and teachers to see “God In All Things.” Today, at the opening of our first Mass together, I called on our students to be witness to God in each of US. God in each of them. God in their parents. God in me. God in their teachers. I reminded them how special it is that we get to practice seeing “God in All Things.” I loved having the opportunity to remind each of our students how special they are not just in the eyes of God, but in the eyes of their parents and teachers.
Being a part of the ICS community is special. You will notice on our ICS stairwell, our very important statements about what it means to be a Comet…a part of our community. Aa a comet our students are challenged to 1) Lead with Love. 2) Respect ourselves and others 3) Realize [their] potential 4) Thrive in [their] faith community, and 5) Be a Kid for Others. All of these qualities start with the love of God that is present in each of us. Some days our students might be tired. Our students might be hungry. Our students might have a lot on their minds and even be overwhelmed. I reminded our students, though, that God is a paren of each of them, and each student has the strength and wisdom and talent to do great things (even in small doses!). Our role as educators, in cooperation with you parents, is to help our students reach their fullest potential.
Sometimes, amidst the busyness, you or your student might need a pick me up. Please know that our chapel is your family’s holy place. When you have a chance, take a few minutes and come down to the chapel and be in our holy and special place. As parent or student, I encourage you to get energized in our chapel and awaken the Holy Spirit . Then...share it with others. “BE FOR” Christ each day. We encourage our students to be a boy or girl for other people – in the hallways…on the playground…on the bus…at soccer…in their homes. This is my hope for each student as we begin this school year: That each know that he or she is special; that each see God in his or herself and classmates. Let’s work together, adults and children, to bring to life those five statements on our stairwell by being people “For Others.” May we have a wonderful school year together!
Amanda B. Angaiak, MAT, MA
Catholic Schools of Fairbanks
Things to keep in mind......
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Our first Jr/Sr. High School Mass will be tomorrow, 8/24 at 9:01 a.m. Students please wear your polo shirts as required in the student handbook. If your student is new and has not received their polo shirt please wear Mass appropriate clothing.
Welcome to the start of the 2016-2017 school year! The beginning of school is an exciting time for all. It’s also a time of transition for ALL of us! Students are getting to know their new teachers and classroom expectations. Teachers are getting to know the academic and social make-up of their students. Parents are adjusting their home routines to best support their children for a successful school year. In thinking about how to support your child(ren) from home, here are three easy routines that make huge impact:
Our faculty and staff are grateful for the support and care given to the children by their families. I myself am grateful to be back working amidst the strong educational community of CSF and entering my 13th year as ICS principal. Thank you for choosing the Catholic Schools of Fairbanks – we are in for a fantastic school year!
Amanda Angaiak, ICS Principal
Here the bus routes as of 8/18/16. If you are having questions about your route please contact FNSBSD Transportation at 452-2000 x 11351 or 11352. Catholic Schools of Fairbanks does not schedule the bus routes. Please click here for information. This list may not be complete but as we receive information I will update our web page.
Bus and Student Drop-off Information, School Traffic Pattern
We are making a change to the front of the school (Illinois St. side ) traffic pattern:
Buses will now use the south lot and parents parking and walking students in will use the north lot, the lot closest to the playground.
How does this affect the traffic pattern? Significant changes….please read carefully.
Park and Walk-in Families
Stop and Drop Families: GYM LOT ONLY
Morning and Afternoon
Students and Faculty
Morning and Afternoon: 7:15am—7:45am and 2:20pm—2:45pm