Continuing its legacy, the Character Formation Program for the Second Quarter of Montessori De Sagrada Familia extended its reach beyond the school premises, allowing Sagradans to touch the hearts of the people of Baliuag through the distribution of in-kind food donations, this October 20.
Under the theme “Living Rosary: Beads of Kindness and Generosity,” the Elementary Department spearheaded by Student Well-Being Officer Mr. Christian Anthony Valino and Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao Supervisor Mrs. Reineria Valondo, teamed up with a total of 120 Sagradans who led the praying of the Holy Rosary and took charge of personally handing out the donations to the marginalized members of the community.
One noteworthy aspect of the event was how, as students prepared to offer their donations during the rosary prayer, seemingly formed a circle around the Holy Family’s altar, with each donation package representing a bead, creating a picturesque image of an actual Holy Rosary.
In preparation for the benevolent initiative and in honor of October being the month of the Holy Rosary, Sagradans had the opportunity to come together in prayer and reflection through community-wide recitations of the Holy Rosary, occurring every Monday during the flag ceremony at the MDSF gym and in individual homerooms on other school days.
Mr. Valino initially aimed to inspire a specific number of students to contribute, but the department’s expectations were exceeded.
“We expected 60 students, but more than that came forward, so we were able to assemble 80 packs of in-kind goods to donate today!” happily exclaimed the SWBO in a chat space before the program even began.
Following the heartfelt contributions of the students, the event shifted its focus to recognize students, sections, and teachers who exemplify Sagradan Virtues—individuals who served as outstanding role models, with the entire Sagradan community celebrating kindness and generosity from the bleachers.
In addition to receiving certificates, the awardees were presented with pins indicating the specific virtue they embodied. These pins allowed them to proudly display their virtues, not only during the event but also as a ripple effect in the times to come. Mrs. Jovelina Inductivo, the Vice Principal for Student Affairs, and Ms. Ma. Carmela Perez, the Subject Area Supervisor of Araling Panlipunan , personally pinned the badges.
Althea Llouise Villarez, an SPG member, fellow news writer, and a student awardee for the Virtue of Responsibility, emphasized the importance of addressing wrongdoings respectfully, even if they were committed by a friend.
Furthermore, the success of the event was made possible through the efforts of the TLE and ICT teachers, whose contributions were recognized with certificates of gratitude.
Captured by: Megan Edrea Ladao and Francheska Bettina Carpio (The Sagradan Jr.)