Parent Memo: December 11, 2020
As we celebrate the season of Advent, we prepare ourselves for the celebration of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ at Christmas. Advent is a time of hopeful waiting; a time when we answer the call of John the Baptist: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.” May our prayerful observance of this season of Advent draw us nearer to our loving and merciful God.
While the secular world is focusing on external gifts, may we remain focused on the true meaning of this season—the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. May God bless you and those whom you love.
We plan to enjoy Christmas parties with our students but because of our Covid requirements, only teachers and their students can attend this year. Children are not able to attend parties of siblings either because of our requirement that each class remains separated from the other. The teachers will communicate with you about sending in money this year for the Christmas party. Then, the teacher will purchase all food and crafts for the event which will be held on the last day of school prior to the break after we have enjoyed the Living Rosary production. Please comply with your own teacher’s requirements as there may be some small differences from teacher to teacher. We would appreciate if all parents could send in the small amount of money requested by the teacher so that we can make the parties fun and bountiful for the children. We are NOT encouraging parents to send in goody bags or other products. Please clarify with your teacher about this. Thank you!
The Kindergarten students, with the assistance of our 8th graders, will still be able to present the Living Rosary that is a long-standing tradition in the KG class. This year we will be doing it virtually. The presentation will be viewed by the school students on December 18th and it will be posted for parent enjoyment as well. All Covid precautions will still be taken during the filming of this lovely presentation.
Students have a Christmas Dress Down day on Friday, December 18th. They can dress up in festive clothing or dress down in jeans and a holiday themed t-shirt. Please insure that all clothing still comply with the school dress down policy listed in the parent handbook.
Below, you will see the reservation form to send your child a special message on a special day by painting the SHAM-ROCK. The kids always get the biggest kick out of it. Instructions below.
Help your student and their classmates win a FREE DRESS DAY! The class with the most Box Tops at the end of the month will win a free dress pass. Remember to give your student credit for scanned receipts for Box Tops. Watch this quick video right now to learn how!
DATES TO REMEMBER
December 18th – 12:15 dismissal all students– NO EXTENDED CARE TODAY
Kindergarten presenting the Living Rosary – will be recorded for viewing at home
Class Christmas parties for students only. Watch for teacher communication
Dress down for students – dress in Christmas theme
December 19 – Jan 3 – Christmas holidays – Students return to school on January 4th.