Dear Parents,

December 8th we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception where the Blessed Mother Mary was from the first moment of her conception by the grace of God conceived free from all original sin. It is because of this that Mary had the grace to say "yes" to the Incarnation. Through this act of will, Mary became the Mother of Jesus. In 1858, Mother Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes, France. There she identified herself to Bernadette as the Immaculate Conception. 

The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is a time to celebrate the great joy of God's gift to humanity in Mary, and to recognize the truth that each and every human being has been created by God to fulfill a particular mission. As we move closer to Christmas it is important to help the students understand the connection between the Immaculate  Conception, Incarnation, and the Nativity 
of our Lord. 

Quote from Pope Francis:

"Jesus gives meaning to my life here on earth and hope for the life to come."

Faithfully Yours,

Miss Giaquinto

Important Dates
  • Friday, December 7th: First Friday Mass 9:00 am Faculty PD Early Dismissal 11:30 am for Pre-K and 11:50 am for K-8  
  • Tuesday, December 11th: Christmas Concert Grades K-8 1:00 pm in the Family Center
  • Thursday, December 13th: Progress Reports go home for Grades 4-8. 
  • Friday, December 14th: The Pre-K Nativity Pageant 9:00 am in the Family Center
  • Saturday, December 15th: Pre-K Nativity Pageant after 4:00 pm Mass 
  • Friday, December 21st: Early Dismissal Pre-K 11:30 am K-8 11:50 am 
  • December 24th - January 1st: NO SCHOOL Christmas Break
  • Wednesday, January 2nd~ School is Back in Session

Please Note:
December 13th is the last day to place a Shop with Scrip order to receive physical gift cards in time for the Christmas break.

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