About Mrs. Spurr

Shireen Spurr teaches 3rd grade.  She joined the faculty at St. Elizabeth's in 1997.  She has also served in the Special Service department at the school.  Mrs. Spurr graduated from Lubbock High School and went on to Texas Tech University where she earned a BS degree in Education with a minor in psychology.  She is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.  She and her husband have two sons, Richard and Daniel.  Mrs. Spurr enjoys reading in her spare time.

April 2017

Some things to remember as we go through this last nine weeks of school:

April 9th           Palm Sunday

April 11th          All school Rosary

April 14th          School dismissal 2:15

April 17             Easter Monday-No School

April 26th           Poetry Festival

April 26th           Cookie Fund Raiser for class service project

April 28th            Run For Fun

May 12th             Biography Book Report due

May 12th             Field Day

May 25th             Last Day of school-All school Liturgy 11:30


As you can see, this is the busiest time of the year.  Please make note of these important dates.


Have a wonderful Easter!

Mrs. Spurr

Below is a quote from the Homily of His Holiness Pope Francis

Palm Sunday 20 March 2016

“Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” (cf. Lk 19:38), the crowd of Jerusalem exclaimed joyfully as they welcomed Jesus. We have made that enthusiasm our own: by waving our olive and palm branches we have expressed our praise and our joy, our desire to receive Jesus who comes to us. Just as He entered Jerusalem, so He desires to enter our cities and our lives. As He did in the Gospel, riding on a donkey, so too He comes to us in humility; He comes “in the name of the Lord”. Through the power of His divine love He forgives our sins and reconciles us to the Father and with ourselves."

As we approach Palm Sunday, let us all that God offers us through his Son, Jesus.

Do you want to fast?



In the words of Pope Francis

Fast from hurting words and say kind words.

Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.

Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.

Fast from worries and have trust in God.

Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

Fast from pressures and be prayerful.

Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.

Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.

Fast from grudges and be reconciled.

 Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.


2017 Lenten Season

During this Lenten Season our class will be working daily in our "Come Play & Pray with Jesus" and "Team Lent-Get in the Game" activity booklets.  In addition, they will be working on some reflective writing assignments for their "My Lenten Journey" packet.  The Church is reserved for the school students on Fridays during Lent so we hope to make Stations of the Cross  a weekly event.