Dear St. Jane Frances de Chantal School Community,
Happy Advent and the start of a new liturgical year! This week’s readings focuses on hope – we are all called to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus.
Looking ahead, here is what is coming up:
· You are invited to join us on the Mondays of Advent for morning prayer and announcements. We will have a Advent prayer service together as a community. This will be through the month of December.
· Santa’s Workshop is from Tuesday-Thursday. Teachers will be taking their classes to shop downstairs. Thank you for your support!
· Kindness Club is collecting 50 cents to purchase teddy bears. These teddy bears will be taken to the sheriff station and will be a source of comfort for kids that go through trauma.
· This year we are going through WCEA WASC accreditation. The purpose of these visits is to plan on how to make St. Jane Frances’ better, as well as to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the school. Our first visit is this Tuesday.
· There are a couple assessments happening this month: ACRE testing & Onward Readers testing. This week is ACRE testing, which highlights the knowledge of faith at our school. 5th & 8th grade takes this test. As for Onward Readers, K-8th grade will be taking a fluency test, which sees how students read. Both tests help to inform the teachers on what material they focus on in class.
· 12 Days of Christmas – Join the school as we participate in 12 days of Christmas events! If you would like to participate in all of the fun, it is $12. (5th grade can pay $10 as part of their Gobble Gobble Award.)
· Toys for Tots is starting soon!
· Thursday, 12/21 is the last day of school before Christmas break. It is a minimum day and there will be no after school that day. Please make sure to pick up your child(ren) on time. Later that night will be the Christmas Program. Enjoy a night of carols and songs!
· New VIRTUS dates will be coming in January.
Saints of the Week/Feast Days:
• 12/4 - Saint John Damascene
• 12/5 - Saint Sabas
• 12/6 - Saint Nicholas
• 12/7 - Saint Ambrose
• 12/8 – Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
• 12/9 - Saint Juan Diego
• 12/10 - Blessed Adolph Kolping
(If you click the calendar link, there are biographies of each saint/feast day: https://www.franciscanmedia.org/sod-calendar/ )
• 12/4-8 – ACRE Testing
• 12/5-7 – Santa’s Workshop
• 12/5 – WASC Visit
• 12/6-21 – 12 Days of Christmas
• 12/6 – First Communion Meeting (6 PM)
• 12/10 – Family Mass (No Breakfast) (9 AM)
• 12/21 – Early Dismissal (12:40 PM); No After School; Christmas Program (6:30 PM)
• 1/8/2018 – Back to School
Mrs. Bev Reyes