Your Weekly School Update
December 1, 2017
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This week's adventures..
Happy December! I hope that you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving break and a successful transition back to school. The weather is still agreeing with us, as the warm temperatures have allowed our students to have plenty of outdoor playtime. The climate will undoubtedly change in the near future, so please be certain that your child(ren) are prepared for the chillier temperatures. Students should be properly equipped to face the outdoors, with coats, hats and mittens, as we continue to play outside and walk to Mass when the weather is above 32 degrees.

Tomorrow morning as a parish, we will celebrate our Patronal Feast Day! Please join us for 9am Mass if you are able, followed by coffee and pastries in the Hospitality Room, located in the basement of the church. It would be wonderful to have a “school family presence” at the Mass, as an outward sign of our devotion to the saint who intercedes for us on a daily basis! Our students will also have the opportunity to celebrate the feast day on Monday, as we gather as a school community to pray together and honor our patron saint. During this celebration, we will also have the opportunity to validate our mission statement, as we receive our Advent families and make plans to “demonstrate our faith in action through our care and service for one another”. Thank you in advance for your charitable and generous giving to those less fortunate than ourselves. 

Also next week, we will have a very special visit from St. Nicholas. Students will be leave their “shoes” (or paper replicas) in the hallways on Tuesday afternoon, as we build excitement for their visit from the jolly saint who began our Christmas tradition of giving. Please click here to access a wonderful website that explains the rich history of St. Nicholas.

   If you have not done so already, please take the time to visit our school website, access the school calendar and record the school's happenings during this Advent season. 

Hope to see many students and their families at tomorrow morning's 9am Mass!
God bless~
Mrs. Russo
Next week's lunches

MONDAY (Dec 4) --Hot Dog
TUESDAY (Dec 5) --Chix Nuggets
WEDNESDAY (Dec 6) --French Toast Sticks
THURSDAY (Dec 7) --Pizza Square
FRIDAY (Dec 8) --General T'so Chicken

ADVENT begins Dec 3rd
An advent calendar was shared in Friday Folders for you to place on your fridge!

 "Love for Christ is the secret of holiness."
~St. John Paul II
Please join us for our next school Mass for the

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

(A Holy Day of Obligation):

Friday, December 8th @ 9am
PS3-Grade 8
(weather permitting-or at 10am at the school if not)

1st reading: Brooke M. (8)
2nd reading: Gabrielle O. (8)
Prayers of the Faithful: Catherine M. (8)
As you clean around your home, please consider setting aside some gently-used toys to bring in as a donation for
Gifts to Give
on the feast of St. Nick, Dec 6th!

The tradition of Grade 8's St. Nick's Workshop will also begin on this day. 8th grade raises needed funds while helping our students practice basic gift-giving in this season! See Friday folders for more info.

Feast of St. Francis Xavier!
Please come to a special Mass in honor of our Patron TOMORROW, Saturday, Dec 2nd to be followed by a pot-luck pastry reception in the church basement if you are able!
and learn about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) starting in January at our parish.
We will celebrate
Our Christmas Journey
in pageant and song...

This year
there will be
TWO performances to help with crowd control...
Wednesday, Dec 20th @ 6:30pm evening performance
and again during the day on
Thursday, Dec 21st @ 12 noon

*Please note: These are mandatory
K-5 music performances.

Please click here to  email Mrs. Shaughnessy   if you are willing or able to assist with prep before the pageant or on the actual evening. (Creative touches, costumes, backstage help, programs, intermission, etc.)

SEC Announcements
Next meeting is Monday, December 4th @ 7pm
Next week's line-up, for those who are signed up!

  • Miss Wilson's Art Club on MONDAY
  • Instructional Basketball continues next week for Boys on TUESDAY and Girls on FRIDAY!
  • TUESDAY-- Grade 8 Student News
  • DECEMBER CUPCAKE CLUB is coming here for the flyer to sign up!
  • Campus Ministry Club returns for another fun session for our middle school students on Friday, December 8th from 3:00-4:30pm! Click here to RSVP, and please plan on bringing 4 rolls of toilet paper for a "Human Snowman" Contest!
FLY on the WALL...
heard from the HALL

This week's fly buzzed by one of our preschool classrooms to witness the children playing with various puzzles. One particular student was reassembling a puzzle containing trucks and vehicles.
Our fly on the wall witnessed a student holding up a puzzle piece to show a friend and heard the following:
Four year old boy (to four year old girl):
" Nora, this is the importanest truck that ever lived. It's an excavator."
#lovemesometrucks looking for 3 children for roles in their Spring Musical:
The Music Man !

Cookie dough is set to arrive DECEMBER 13 ...
more details to come as we know them!
As you get your to your shopping in the days ahead,
don't forget to add SFX as your preferred charity: