Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are in the middle of the three busiest, quickest moving weeks of the school year. As you prepare for the excitement of Christmas, I hope that you are able to find some quiet time to reflect on the spirit of Advent. Our 1st-5th graders did a phenomenal job reminding us why we celebrate Christmas at our annual Christmas program last Sunday, yesterday our 3rd-8th graders received the gift of inner peace that comes with reconciliation, and all of our students and families are working to help provide a nice Christmas dinner for our PADS guests. What a nice December it has been!
PADS service project – We are still collecting store bought cookies and/or personal care items for our Advent service project. If you are able to contribute either, please send those into school by Monday, December 16th. A description of the service project as well as a list of items needed are listed on School Speak.
Santa’s Workshop – Thank you to our elves for hosting Santa’s workshop today and tomorrow. I was blown away with the decorating! The Ministry Center really has been turned into the North Pole! But the absolute best part of Santa’s Workshop is the excitement in the eyes of our little ones when they get to Christmas shop for their loved ones.
Live Nativity – All families are invited to join us at 1:30pm on Thursday, December 19th as our 6th grade class presents a Live Nativity in the chapel. Please enter thru the main chapel doors off Army Trail Road.
School Band – Our school band concert will be Tuesday, December 17th at 2pm in the chapel.
Hip, Hip Horray It’s Christmas Vacation ~ almost – (Are you singing the song yet?) Our students will dismiss at 11am on Friday, December 20th to begin Christmas vacation. Classes resume on Monday, January 6, 2020.
Red and Green Day- All students may dress out of uniform wearing red, green or Christmas apparel to school on Friday, December 20th.
Catholic Schools Week Mass 2020 – As I wrote last week, please plan to attend the 8:30am Mass on Sunday, January 26th. This will be our big family mass. Our students will be lectors, ushers, greeters, servers, the choir, and presenting the gifts. We will also have some students speaking during mass about the benefits of their Catholic education. ALL students are asked to attend IN UNIFORM. In exchange for attending mass in uniform, students will be given an out of uniform pass that day at the Open House following mass and the pancake breakfast. The Open House is not for new families only. It is for our current families too; and we can’t wait for our students to show off their classrooms to their families as we move into the second half of the school year. (Please note: Your student must pick up their dress down pass from their homeroom teacher at the Open House. Dress down passes will not be handed out the following week.)
FFF- Reminder that tomorrow is a FFF/Spirit Wear day.