Good evening parents and guardians. This is Mrs. Benson with your Weekly Update for Monday, December 12 to Friday, December 16.
On Monday, December 12 we begin week three of Advent with the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The 8th graders will be presenting a special program honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe and the many Latino cultures in our community. Flyers went home last Thursday explaining the event. The program will begin at 9 a.m. in the church. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.
Monday also marks the 9th Day of Christmas in our 12 Days of Christmas fundraiser. Students may wear red in honor of Poinsettia day. Full free appropriate dress is o.k. for today.
Monday, also marks the beginning of Trimester 2.
On Tuesday, December 13 we continue with the 12 Days of Christmas with the 10th Day of Christmas. Students taking part in the fundraiser will receive a chocolate bar in honor of National Cocoa Day. Remind your student to look for the Golden Ticket! We will have dress rehearsal for our Christmas Show at 9 a.m. in the gym. Please make sure your child is present for dress rehearsal.
On Wednesday, December 14 we will continue with the 11th Day of Christmas with Tackiest/Wackiest Sweater Day. We will have full dress rehearsal for our Christmas Program at 9 a.m. Again, please make sure your child is present for dress rehearsal.
Thursday, December 15 we celebrate the 12th Day of Christmas with Pajama Day! Thursday will be early dismissal at 12:40 p.m. Please note that the school will close at 1 p.m. and there will be no after school care on Thursday, December 15 so that our entire staff can join together as a community at our Christmas Luncheon. Please make arrangements to pick up your child by 1 p.m.
Our Christmas Program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening. Students are to be in their classrooms in their best Sunday dress by 6 p.m. Doors to the gym will open at 6 p.m. to begin seating guests for our Christmas program. Please note that there will be a grand finale and we need all students to stay for the entire program.
Christmas Vacation begins on Friday, December 16. Classes will resume on Monday, January 9th.
I would like to remind all of you that there is no pick up or drop off on Hamlin Street in front of the school. Please be aware that when you do this you are putting yourselves and your children in danger. You are also defying school policy which does not set a good example for our students. I respectfully ask everyone’s cooperation with this whether I am on duty or another staff member is on duty. It is illegal to park in front of the school on school days. Thank you.
If I do not get a chance to speak with you, I wish you and your families a very blessed and Merry Christmas as well as a blessed and Happy New Year.
As always, thank you, have a great week, and God bless.
Good evening parents and guardians. This is Mrs. Benson with your weekly update for Monday, December 5 to Friday, December 9.
Thank you to everyone for supporting our Pan de Vida Fund Run. We raised over $1000 as well as donations of canned food.
We will continue our 12 Days of Christmas fundraiser with wear purple in honor of the second week of Advent on Monday, December 5, Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas. Students who have donated the $12 may wear free dress as long as their top, bottom, or both are purple. Please note free dress must be appropriate. If you have questions please refer to our Family Handbook which can be found online on our website. On Tuesday, December 6 the 5th day of Christmas students may dress in green. The same free dress guidelines apply as mentioned above. On Wednesday, December 7 we will celebrate the 6th day of Christmas with a patriotic free dress day in honor of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day. Students may dress in red white and blue. Cotton Candy will also be served. On December 8 we will celebrate the 7th Day of Christmas with brownies in honor of National Brownie Day. The 8th Day of Christmas is extra special….there will be no school as our teacher’s will be attending an in-service. Whew….a lot going on. I will fill you on the remaining days of Christmas in our next school blast. Flyers did go home explaining the event.
We continue to collect items, cash, or Dollar Store Gift Cards for our Santa’s Workshop. This is not required but you will receive hours for your donations. We had sign ups outside classrooms for wrapping gifts. As I mentioned last week sign ups were limited with only 5 per grade. If your grade was full we will try to fill you in to other classes’ empty spots. Thank you for volunteering. Santa’s Workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7.
We are also collecting toys that will be donated to the Knights of Columbus and Toys for Tots for needy children this holiday.
Trimester one ends on Thursday, December 8. Report cards will go home on Monday, December 12.
Students will be attending Mass this week. Students will need to be in formal Mass Dress on Thursday, December 8 as it the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception. Mass will be at 8 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
As stated earlier, there will be no school on Friday, December 9 so the teachers may attend an in service.
A special thank you to everyone for your amazing generosity! I realize that we are asking for a lot of donations this Christmas season. We are doing so because our Catholic Faith calls us to give much to others. We are working to teach your children the importance of Charity and that Christmas is not about getting, but about giving. Thank you for your support!
Our Christmas program will take place on Thursday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. More information will follow. Please note that December 15 will be a minimum day with dismissal at 12:40 p.m. There will be not after school care on December 15. Please make arrangements to pick up your child by 1:00 p.m. so our staff can get to a much deserved holiday party.
Thank you, have a great night, and God bless.