As it is October, we continue to build a relationship with God and others through the Catholic Graduate Expectations (CGEs). The CGE of our focus is: Being a Discerning Believer. The exact piece of the CGE that we are targeting is forgiveness. Please reinforce with your children that when someone they care about hurts them, they can hold onto anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge OR welcome forgiveness and move forward. This is a great opportunity to strengthen Holy Name of Mary's conflict resolution policy of TASR (Think-Ask-State your feelings-Resolve). Remind your children that forgiveness is letting go of grudges and bitterness. By embracing forgiveness, they can also fortify their relationship with God and enjoy inner peace (which connects with our school wide initiative: Inner Peace - Go within to find Him). We must remember that God is always with us and we can talk to him anytime through prayer. Thus, we also need to be forgiving of one another. Forgiveness will be the ‘look for’ to award students with certificates in October.