Weekly words from Principal Penn, sharing highlights from school in two minutes (or less!)
One of the best experiences for 8th graders at Espiritu Santo Catholic School is working with our “Best Buddies.” Through the Best Buddies program, ESCS students develop one-to-one friendships with students from Paul B. Stephens School (PBSS) for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This program has been established in each of the 50 United States, and over 50 countries around the world. The Best Buddies Program aligns with the mission of PBSS to provide each student with an opportunity that allows them to develop to their individual highest level of independence.
This December, we met our Buddies at Philippe Park to play games, have lunch and meet Santa! Each buddy was presented with a decorated “goody bag” with a handmade ornament, card and treats. This experience was a great way to get in the Christmas spirit. Our next meeting with our buddies will be close to Valentine’s Day. We look forward to seeing them again!