Second- and third graders at St. Cecilia School lead an Advent service. The Beaverton school infuses the Catholic faith throughout each day. (Courtesy St. Cecilia School)
Second- and third graders at St. Cecilia School lead an Advent service. The Beaverton school infuses the Catholic faith throughout each day. (Courtesy St. Cecilia School)

BEAVERTON — “Everyday blessings” is St. Cecilia School’s theme for the 2018-19 school year.  Blessing can be defined as “a beneficial thing for which one is grateful; something that brings well-being.”

God created a beautiful world,” said school officials in a press release. “The transition to fall — cool, crisp mornings and warm, vibrant sun — are blessings of nature at the start of a new school year.”

School officials said they are grateful for returning families, and “we extend a warm welcome to our 34 new families.”

Respectful of self, others and the surrounding world, the school accepts, celebrates and feels “enriched by the God-given gifts of our students, regardless of race, color, national and ethnic origin, who are all created in the image and likeness of Christ,” said school leaders.

The school community feels blessed to have quality, tenured faculty and staff as teachers, mentors and role models who are committed to the well-being and development of the whole student, including support by the school’s on-site learning specialist for students with unique learning challenges. 

We are indebted to our parents for their dedicated and zealous support of our school,” said officials in the press release. “We are thankful for our wonderful parish community. Because of their generosity, a significant portion of offertory is provided to the school to support the operating budget.”

Donations from parishioners and friends of St. Cecilia to support the school’s annual STAR (Student Tuition Assistance Resources) appeal over the years have helped the school meet the needs of a number of parish families who desire a Catholic education for their children.

A number of parishioners accepted the invitation to support the St. Cecilia IMPACT (Integrating Many Parents, Parishioners and Children Together) program.

“God bless them for sharing their time and life experiences/expertise with students PK-eighth-grade in this partnership,” said officials.

School officials said the community celebrates its Catholic faith daily and is grateful to attend Mass as a school body on a weekly basis. 

“We are blessed to have an A+ community of students, parents, faculty, staff and parishioners who are dedicated to the mission of our school and who work so effectively alongside one another as a purposeful, positive and productive team,” concluded school officials.