Dear St. Jane Frances de Chantal Community,
Good evening and happy 3rd Sunday of Advent! This week’s readings focus on joy – we are reminded that the coming of Jesus is rapidly approaching.
Looking ahead, here is what is coming up:·As a Christmas gift, tomorrow, December 18, is an all school Pajama Day. For safety reasons, please wear your tennis shoes.
· Onward Readers testing is finishing this week. This help to inform the teachers on what they focus on in reading.
·You are welcome to join us in our last Advent prayer service of the year during morning prayer & announcements.
·Thank you for supporting Santa’s Workshop! $4,935.54 was raised & will support teacher technology in the classroom.
·Thanks for donating 50 cents via the Kindness Club to provide bears. As a community, we purchased 100 bears that were given to the sheriff’s station. With your help, kids in trauma will be comforted.
·We are still in need of Dads to volunteer for a project this week. Please see Mrs. Whited for more details.
· 12 Days of Christmas continues this week!
·Join us for Christmas Mass on 12/24 @ 6:30 PM. All are welcome!
·Lastly, Thursday, December 21 is the Christmas Program. Students need to arrive in their classrooms at 5:30 PM. The program will start at 6 PM. We hope to see you there!
Saints of the Week/Feast Days:·12/18 – Blessed Anthony Grassi
·12/19 – Blessed Pope Urban V
·12/20 – Saint Dominic of Silos
·12/21 – Saint Peter Canisius
·12/22 – Blessed Jacopone da Todi
·12/23 – Saint John of Kanty
·12/24 – Christmas at Greccio
·12/25 – Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas!)
(If you click on the calendar link, there are biographies of each saint/feast day: https://www.franciscanmedia.org/sod-calendar/)
School Events:12/11-21 – 12 Days of Christmas
12/19 – Reconciliation
12/21 – Early Dismissal (12:40 PM; 8th Grade Fundraiser); No After School; Christmas Program (5:30 PM Student Arrival, 6 PM Start)
1/8/2018 – Back to School; Epiphany
God bless,Mrs. Reyes