Ocean Tides Celebrates Founder’s Week – 2021

Contemporary image of De La Salle from the Brothers’ administration in Rome

Each year on May 15th, we honor the Founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and Patron Saint of Teachers, St. John Baptist de La Salle. The week leading up to this special day is usually marked with activities, reflection, and honoring Brothers and Lasallian Partners for their dedication to the mission. As we continue to see signs of life returning to what we knew before the pandemic, we wanted to carve out time to recognize our amazing educators, even if we couldn’t gather as a community in person.

Monday – May 10 – Honoring our Residential Staff

Quietly working second and third shift, caring when there are less of us around, on evenings, weekends and holidays. For caring and filling in the gaps for our young men…

Tuesday – May 11 – Honoring our Social Service Staff

For being available to our young men and families so much of the time, for quietly and carefully helping young men and families manage the minefields of their lives and little by little find new ways…

Wednesday – May 12 – Honoring our Education Staff

For all the great learning, guiding, and mentoring that goes on quietly and without fanfare in your classrooms and throughout the day. For making learning relational and successful for young men who have often struggled…

Thursday – May 13 – Honoring our Administration and Support Staff

For being the stagehands, stage managers, filling in and helping with all of the things needs to make sure our caring and support of our young people and families go smoothly. For quietly getting important things done is a way that many do not even know all that goes into all we do for this mission…

Friday – May 14 – Naming a Lasallian Educator of the Year

Customarily, we honor a Lasallian that has been an exceptional educator, giving themselves fully to the service of the young men entrusted to our care. There is no way to single out one Lasallian this year. So, we celebrate all the caring adults, caring Lasallians who keep the values and the attributes of Lasallian care and education central to our work and how they approach it. This past year was only possible because of how we did so much “together and by association.” Congratulations and thank you to each one of you who shares this caring ministry and makes the lives of kids and families better each day.

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