Saturday, April 24, 2010
Home in Chamberlain!
Fr. Hendrick from Lower Brule helped with the driving, and we made it back last night. While cliché, there really is no place like home.
Today was a settling back in day, doing laundry and starting to dive into the piles of mail and paperwork surrounding my desk. It was also a day to start reconnecting with students and staff.
I feel a great sense of relief and will be happy to return to as much of a normal routine as I can over the next month.
This morning we had the graduation for our FAST (Families And Schools Together) program.
Ten families took part over four weekends; they appreciated the structured activities our program offered to help them improve parent/child communication and relationships.
During the prayer service, one of our counselors read some prayer reflections on what people got out of the weekend – mostly the chance to more deeply appreciate one another.
After certificates and an honor song on the drum, we gathered in the school assembly room for a meal. Rain squashed plans of an outdoor picnic, but the grilled food tasted almost as good inside.