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A Thanksgiving Message

"Kindle your gratitude.” Saint Francis de Sales 

Dear Visitation Families, Alumnae, and Friends: 

Each year, Visitation School focuses on a Salesian virtue; our virtue for the 22-23 school year is gratitude. Saint Francis de Sales encourages us to kindle our gratitude and to reflect on the gifts around us. Expressing gratitude is, perhaps, at the very core of community because it means that much is shared and valued, and for our beautiful Visitation community who gives authentically, freely and continuously, I am filled with heartfelt gratitude. 

VISTA Productions wrapped up Peter and the Starcatcher this past weekend. Our imaginations soared as we followed along with Peter and Wendy and their adventures. Excellent academics and heart-to-heart interactions are hallmarks of the Vis student experience. Recently Upper School engineering students designed and built toys that were put to the test by Lower School students. What an inspiring moment for all involved! Vis athletics continue to reach new heights. The Swim/Dive earned its 9th straight and 13th overall state championship! This is no small feat – one that our coaches and student-athletes work tirelessly towards. Go Blazers!

Our community has again shown immense generosity through Campus Ministry’s Thanksgiving gift card and food drive, donating Cub gift cards and meals to families most in need this holiday season. The past few weeks have been filled with opportunities to gather –  whether a pep rally for our swim/dive team, Thanksgiving Masses for Lower, Middle and Upper Schools, athletic competitions or simply cheering on the Lower School during their Thanksgiving Parade – they all served as important reminders of the many ways this exemplary learning community gathers to serve God and one another. 

The next few weeks tend to pass quickly, a whirlwind of activities. I encourage you to take a moment, reflect on the gifts around you and kindle your gratitude. I wish you a joyous and peaceful Thanksgiving.

Live Jesus!

Rene Gavic
Head of School