Santa Barbara Catholic School
274 W Santa Barbara,
Dededo, GU 96929
fax : +1.671.632.1414
Principal: Sr. Jeanette Marie Pangelinan, RSM
Vice-Principal: Sr. Maria Rosario Gaite, RSM
SBCS 6-A AND 6-B CLASSES HOSTED A LATE LUNCHEON FOR RESIDENTS OF GUMA SAN JOSE
Responding to the call to put in action works of Mercy in this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Santa Barbara Catholic School teachers and students of grades 6-A and 6-B hosted a late luncheon and entertainment for the residents of Guma San Jose of Catholic Social Services. Guma San Jose is a transitional home for individuals and families awaiting for more permanent housing. In conjunction with a special birthday celebration honoring principal, Sister Jeanette Marie, this after school event was held at the school cafeteria after dismissal.
The students of SBCS give food to the residents of Guma San Jose.
September 14, 2016
Visitors from Bushukan Junior High came to Santa Barbara and had a culture exchange with the 8th graders. They made new friends, enjoyed exciting activities, and learned new thing about each other.
On Monday September 12, 2016, the students of SBCS started the Olweus Bullying Prevention program. Now on its 3rd year of implementation as part of the school’s curricuum, The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program is designed to improve peer relations and make the school safer, and a more positive place for students to learn and develop.
Goals of the program include:
Reducing existing bullying problems among students
Preventing the development of new bullying problems
Achieving better peer relations at school
In addition to the Olweus program, the 8th grade students also attended a session with Mrs. Marie Halloran, founder of Life Works Guam who spoke to them about suicide awareness and prevention. Mrs. Halloran discussed the following topics with the students: suicide awareness, prevention, intervention, postvention, and advocacy to help decrease the risk of suicide in our island.
This period between the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (September 1) and the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4) is a special time to focus on our common home and how we can best care for it. Many across the world are using this time to pray for creation and learn how we can be better caretakers.
Below we provide you with resources to prepare for St. Francis’ feast day and teach your whole community about creation care.
— Paul & the Pastoral Center team
THE SEASON OF CREATION – 2016 Series C: Wisdom in Creation
September 1 Creation Day
September 4 1st Sunday in Creation – Ocean Sunday
September 11 2nd Sunday in Creation – Fauna and Flora Sunday
September 18 3rd Sunday in Creation – Storm Sunday
September 25 4th Sunday in Creation – Cosmos Sunday
October 2 St Francis of Assisi Day – Blessings of the Animals