January 15, 2023

Dear Ursuline Community,
I hope that January and the New Year are off to a good start for you and your families.  We were grateful for the holiday respite, but we began January with many initiatives at work here at Ursuline.
We are excited about the security initiatives, which are almost completed. A fully enclosed perimeter will help ensure the safety of all of our students, and the parking area will be fully secure for our older girls. We will provide updates on traffic flow and communicate changes with you as we move forward. Please be patient with any difficulties as we iron out any unforeseen challenges in our traffic plan. We are proud of our beautiful large campus, and now it will be much more secure, as well. 
Additionally, you will receive a link to a very brief survey, and I ask everyone to take part. In our quest for continual improvement, we would like feedback from you, our valued parent community. We are working with the Institute of School and Parish Development to ensure that we continue to provide the best possible Ursuline education for our students. Your input is vital.
As we enjoy a long weekend this weekend, let us keep in mind the lasting legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. In his address, when receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, he quoted scripture based on his belief that love and peace were the answer.
“Let us love one another: for love is of God; and everyone
that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His
love is perfected in us.”  I John 4:7-8, 12
Dr. King’s message and his words are as timely today as they were nearly 60 years ago.
“The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path of hate. Love is the key to the solution of the problems of the world.”
His message and goal were to have a community at peace with itself. May his message of peace inspire us all, and may we all pray for an end to violence near and far and peace in our community.
Dr. Karen G. Jakuback
Academy President