Weekly Blast 10.5.18
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|A Note From the Headmaster
For my very first headmaster note, I wanted to share a quote from my favorite book, The Chosen. We read this book in 8th grade Literature and Composition and it is certainly a must read for all parents. It tells the story of two boys coming of age and forming a friendship during World War II. There is this powerful moment where a father seeks to teach his son about the meaning, purpose, and significance of a person’s life, even in a world full of suffering. He presses his son to consider this: a blink of an eye in itself is nothing; but the eye that blinks, that is something. A span of life is nothing; but the man who lives the span, he is something. He can fill that tiny span with meaning, so its quality is immeasurable though its quantity may be insignificant. A man must fill his life with meaning, meaning is not automatically given to life. It is hard work to fill one’s life with meaning- that, I do not think you understand yet. A life filled with meaning is worthy of rest.
I am so blessed and honored to be headmaster of Glendale Prep. Our community is so special because of our outstanding teachers, supportive parents, and wonderful students. I truly believe our service to your children is vital because it provides an environment for them to wonder about truth and meaning in the midst of life’s challenges and hardships. Our goal is not merely to teach facts and various skills; so much of the work our teachers do every day transcends the curriculum and is really about human relationships. Glendale Prep is an excellent school, but more importantly, we are a caring community. My hope and prayer is that our students feel known and loved each and every day, and that they will indeed work to find meaning and significance to their lives as they grow to become life-long learners as well as form life-long friendships.
Thank you for your continued support and care for our community.
Winter Sports Meeting
You will need to have the following items prior to the first day of practice to be able to participate:
If you have any questions please contact Athletic Director, Mr. Drake at email@example.com.
Quarter 2 Tutoring Schedule
Senior Trip Deposit Due
PSO Restaurant Night
Fall Sports Pictures
PSAT (9th-11th Grade)
Please ensure your student: (1) gets a good night’s sleep, (2) eats a nourishing breakfast, (3) brings a small snack, (4) arrives to school on time, and (5) has no appointments scheduled before noon. Additionally, please have him/her bring: (1) extra sharpened #2 pencils and (2) a calculator.
Today your student was sent home with a packet that must be completed and brought back to school on Monday, October 15th. Please ensure your student completes the information requested and places it in his/her backpack so that he/she has it upon their return after the break. The information will help expedite the pre-test administration process.
Silvia Hayakawa, Office Manager
623-889-0822 Option 1
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Glendale Prep Website
Glendale Prep PSO Website
GP Athletics Website
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2018-19 School Calendar
GP Family Handbook
Lunch Ordering – Password “griffins4”