Hail Mary, full of grace. Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Our Lord is with you. pray for us sinners,
Blessed are you among women, now and at the hour of our death.
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Amen
During the month of December, in the time of Advent, our school will reflect on the virtue of PATIENCE which is the ability to wait calmly without complaining. Patience is a learned and valuable virtue. This month, patience will be reinforced and taught through prayer, reflection, and classroom activities.
We are all “plugged in” to the modern fast-paced world – a pace that can be overwhelming. As Christmas nears, the pace of life seems to speed up, presenting us with the perfect opportunity to slow down and be patient. As a school, we will build a sense of quiet as we prepare our hearts for the coming of baby Jesus. We will also be reminded of how patient God is with us.
DRESS FOR THE WEATHER
Winter has arrived, with much colder temperatures comes the need for warm clothing and winter boots. We expect our students to wear the proper cold weather clothes you have provided for them when they go out for recess. Please ensure that your children are well dressed to face the often variable winter weather. Children need to have their heads covered, and their ears as well; snow resistant gloves are necessary for children who like to play in the snow, as most do! There will be times when we follow regulations and keep students in doors when the temperature is severe.
Christmas Concert will be held on December 19th, the dress rehearsal will be at 1:00 in the Parish Hall, all parents and guardians are welcome to attend. The evening concert will be at 7:00, with the doors opening at 6:30. Students are to be brought to their classrooms for 6:30.
As we prepare to enter into the wondrous, miraculous Advent journey, we are reminded that we are all called to patience, perseverance and prayer at many times in our lives. This is a time when we find ourselves turning to the comfort and security of familiar routines, places and people. For many, this is a time of personal and spiritual renewal for we understand that the Christmas message is truly about God’s great love for us. At our school, we welcome Advent in prayer and in song. We teach our students about our faith traditions; we share our familiar Christmas story of new life, of a most special child born in a most ordinary manner … the Child of God, born a refugee, who was extraordinarily both God and human … the Word made flesh. We invite you to join us in becoming Advent people … embrace this time in our faith as an invitation to reconnect with your Christmas story. May this time of anticipation and waiting nourish our hearts, minds and souls. May God’s grace and goodness, brought to us through the birth of the Christ child, bless you and your family with renewed hope, peace and love now and in the New Year!
O God, As light comes from this candle
May the blessing of Jesus Christ come to us
Warming our hearts and Brightening our way
May Christ our Savior bring life
Into the darkness of this world and to us, as we wait
for His coming.
Principal: Ms. J. Siska