Maria Regina parents are very involved in activities on behalf of the school. This builds a strong community by directly involving parents in an active Manner in the programs of the school. Each family is required to contribute 35 hours of volunteer service to the school. In order to keep tuition at a reasonable amount the support of the families is vital, it is possible for other family member to fulfill service hours at the school however children presently enrolled at MRS may NOT complete the hours. If you have older children or other relative who are willing to assist in needed capacities please let us know. Please be sure to sign in and out on the volunteer sheet located in the school office. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.
Oh, God, make me a better parent.
Help me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say and th answer all their quesitons kindly. Keep me from interrupting them. Make me as courteous to them as I would have them be to me. Give me the courage to confess my sins against my children and ask of them forgiveness, when I know that I have done them wrong.
May I not vainly hurt the feelings of my children. Forbid that I should laugh at their mistakes or resort to shame and ridicule as punishment. Let me not tempt a child to lie and steal. So guide me hour by hour that I may demonstrate by all I say and do that honesty produces happiness.
Reduce, I pray, the meanness in me. May I cease to nag; and when I am out of sorts, help me, Oh Lord, to hold my tongue?
Blind me to the little errors of my children and help me to see the good things that they do. Give me a ready word for honest praise.
Help me to treat my children as those of their own age, but let me not exact of them the judgments and conventions of adults. Allow me not to rob them of the opportunity to wait upon themselves, to think, to choose, and to make decisions.
Forbid that I should ever punish them for my selfish satisfaction. May I grant them all of their wishes that are reasonable and have the courage always to withhold a privilege which I know will do them harm,
Make me so fair and just, so considerate and companionable to my children that they will have a genuine esteem for me. Fit me to be loved and imitated by my children.
With all thy gifts, Oh God, do give me calm and poise and self-control.
By Garry Cleveland Myers, P.H.D.
Co-Founder Highlights for Children