Friday, September 11, 2015

Hello Parents!
Wow. Such a simple word to describe such a cacophony of commotion and bustle this first week back on campus. Sometimes it doesn’t take a long complex word to express huge feelings. Although school is finally back in swing, we at the OneStop office cannot be happier. Students of all grades and walks of life are streaming through our doors to make sure they are set for a successful semester. For new parents, this might be the first time your student is on their own, but we assure you they are in good, caring, Benedictine hands. Every office, from Student Activities to the OneStop is open and welcoming. This year marks a revitalized emphasis on community and with everyone holding doors for one another, and taking the stairs instead of the elevator, community is bursting from the early morning hours to the late night burning candles.
            The first week is winding down and the first weekend full of relaxation, taking a deep breath, and of course homework is almost underway. Be sure to encourage your student to explore the campus ground. Have them take a hike through the trails, or explore the buildings. See if they can go to new friend’s places and share a meal. The best way to help your student is to let them know they are being thought of and cared for. Support from the sidelines and they will make a touchdown, or goal, or score, whichever your preference. As always, if there are any questions, feel free to let the OneStop office know. We are here for them and are stocked with plenty of candy to keep their energy high and smiles a little bit brighter. Have a beautiful first weekend and let us know if OneStop can help you!

Posted by Thomas Gallegos
tgallegos@css.edu
OneStop Student Services Counselor
The College of St. Scholastica

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