Fr. George Klybus’ Thoughts for the Sixth Sunday of Easter
Greetings Parishioners and Welcome to all our guests visiting our parish today.
We are happy to have you with us this weekend as 37 of our young people receive the Sacrament of First Communion. Congratulations to them and their parents who have helped to guide them up to this point.
A special thank you to the adults who have worked with the children to prepare them for this day: Kathy Hutton, Pat Topping, Lorraine DeLuca. Also thank you to Kathy Thompson for all her assistance. Finally, thank you to Olivia Harrington for her leadership in our Religious Education Program.
Let us all keep these children in our prayers as they receive one of their sacraments of Christian Initiation. It’s through the Eucharist that we become in true communion with the Church.
I am happy to announce that late in March, we handed over the keys to Jeff Kahn, Principal of the Paradigm Therapeutic Day School-Nativity’s new tenant. Paradigm Therapeutic Day School, Inc. has signed a 5 years 3 1/2 month lease until June 30, 2023 with a five year option. The tenant is currently leasing 12,983 square feet and intends to lease additional space as it grows. The lease reflects a revenue increase of 36% over it’s life. The company just began making improvements to the building i.e. painting, remodeling the bathrooms.
They are currently considering leasing an additional 1,000 s/f.
Paradigm Therapeutic Day School
“We are elated that the CarePlus Foundation is supporting us in turning the vision of Paradigm into a reality. Many students seeking an alternative, have struggled for years with academic, social, and emotional challenges, giving them a sense of hopelessness in school,” explained Tara Augustine, COO at CarePlus and CEO for Paradigm.
The school will serve students, who range in age from 14-21 years.
The Administration is committed to transitioning students back to sending districts with the skills needed to be successful, which is achieved through close collaboration with district Child Study Teams. The goal is to establish a supportive and “learner-centered” environment that addresses the student’s entire academic, emotional, and life skills needs. By taking an integrated approach to their care, the program will generate sustainable behavioral growth, based on the student’s intrinsic motivation to succeed.
Paradigm Therapeutic Day School major goals…
· To have our students become life-long learners by developing the intrinsic motivation to learn about themselves and the world they live in
· To have our students become emotionally stable by learning how to self-regulate, self-monitor and self-manage so they can be productive in the education mainstream, their home and community
· To have our students be prepared for life after high school whether it is higher education, vocational training or the workforce
Please join me in welcoming the staff and students of Paradigm Therapeutic Day School to our campus.
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