Weekly Update -- November 17, 2017
Dear Parents,

I'd like to thank Mr. auf dem Kampe, Mrs. Schoenbeck, Mr. Hanes, Mrs. Kline, Mr. Wilson, Ms. Logier, Mrs. Garrett and Mrs. Anderson for coming out to speak to our students about their jobs. Our guest speakers represented the fields of police work, military service, fire/EMT, journalism, animal care, and business ownership. It's always interesting to hear what the responsibilities are in each job. The kids were excited to learn about different professions - and sometimes they were a bit surprised by all the hard work that goes into jobs that "look so easy" from the outside.

I wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving!! Enjoy the time with your family and friends.

Yours in Christ,
Mrs. Bogataj
Updates and Reminders
**When we return from Thanksgiving break we will start our annual Day of Giving collection. This is different than the toy drive that we just finished. Please look at the flyer below and encourage your children to bring in items from the list. The list may look overwhelming at first, but we do not expect you to bring an item for each organization . Just do what you can. We are blessed more than we know and giving to those less fortunate is a wonderful way to thank God for our own blessings. Day of Giving

**We had a couple of cool days recently and the question immediately came up - "What does my child wear to school on colder days?" Please double check the school handbook particularly p. 16 - only uniform items are allowed to be worn in the classroom. Please make sure to order some "winter clothes" for your child so he/she is comfortable on cold days. The link to Tommy Hilfiger uniforms can be found on our school website.

Christmas Concert Information
**The concerts will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14th at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm

**Ticket information will go out on Monday, Nov. 27th!!

** Basic clothing requirements:
  • EC-4 through 4th grade should wear Christmas outfits with closed toe shoes
  • Band students wear solid white shirts and solid black pants on the bottom - no jeans. If a girl wants to wear a skirt it must touch the knees when she sits down.
  • Chorus girls wear black dresses that touch the knees and boys wear solid black tops and pants.

Upcoming Dates
Mon. Nov. 20th - Fri. Nov. 24th - Thanksgiving vacation

Fri. Dec. 8th - Feast of the Immaculate Conception - 8:00 Mass

Thurs. Dec. 14th - Christmas concert - 9:00 am & 7:00 pm - No school Mass

Fri. Dec. 15th - School Mass - 8:00 am
Sports Schedule
Mon. Nov. 27th - both JV b-ball teams practice from 3:00 - 4:30

Tues. Nov. 28th - Boy's Tournament begins - times & locations to be announced

Wed. Nov. 29th - Girl's Tournament begins - times & locations to be announced

Thurs. Nov. 30th - Boy's Tournament continues
Faith Find
Beginning on Tuesday, Nov 28 th you are invited to take a 33 day Journey to Consecration using the 33 Days to Morning Glory book. This Consecration will take on a special meaning as we gather all of our thoughts and prayers and offer this consecration to four wonderful parishioners who are all struggling through major medical issues. We will pray for Ms. D’Abramo, Ms. Debord, Mr. Shettle, and Ms. Stupinski.
You can follow remotely (videos on FORMED) OR attend the Tuesday, 7:00 pm group. Contact Mary Beth Finster (727-224-1156) for more information about the group OR A daily podcast can be sent to you -please text Lisette Shields at 727-422-0017 to be added to the list of recipients.
 
We will consecrate on Jan 1st - Feast of the Mother of God .  
Please consider doing this in unity for our fellow parishioners.

Important Flyers and Links