I hope that you enjoyed a restful and blessed Thanksgiving with your families! The calendar seems to go into overdrive as we count down the remaining 18 school days until Christmas break! Notably, the first trimester ends on Friday, Nov. 30th, with an 11:30 dismissal. Students will have the opportunity to go to confession on Dec. 4th and Dec 5th, and report cards will go home on Dec. 7th.
Our 8th grade students will take the
high school placement test (HSPT) on Thursday, Nov. 29th. This is an important part of the Catholic high school admissions process, and all students are required to take the test on Thursday. Eighth grade students may dress down in SJS spirit wear with jeans or the PE uniform. No other sweatpants are permitted. No holes anywhere, either!
Don’t forget to place
December lunch orders
for your children through our school lunch program in conjunction with Fairfax Food Service. Use this link,
, to be re-directed to our webpage to find the ordering procedures. Remember to place your order no later than the 28
of each month! November 28th is Wednesday!
Mrs. Carson and I continue to invite small groups of students for lunch. This week we will invite 8th grade students to join us. These lunches give students a chance to voice their ideas and suggestions in a casual environment, and will continue for the next few weeks.
Christmas Concert is Friday, December 14th in the school gym, at 7:00. Please join us for an evening of faith-filled and time honored Christmas songs. Mr. Pena-Ariet and the children have been hard at practice and this is sure to be a great event.
The Middle School Ministry will celebrate
A St. Nick Extravaganza on Friday, December 7th. Please see the ad below for more information.
is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11th. Students who were absent in September should complete the form found
at this link
. If your child needs a picture retake, please return the original packet and a new picture will be taken. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Pearce in the front office.
Bishop Burbidge underwent surgery today.
While expecting to make a full recovery, the Bishop has asked that we pray for him, for those entrusted with his medical care, and for his full recovery.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions.
Rejoice and Be Glad!