December 2017



Friday, December 1, 2017


Hello Everyone,

The children are very busy practicing for their program that will be on Monday, December 4th.  Please join us Monday at church as we celebrate the season of Advent by watching our children perform. The program is at 6:30 but the children will need to be there by 6:15 to get lined up.

Our school is celebrating Advent by starting the weeks with prayer services and doing various community projects.  We are putting the emphasis on giving rather than receiving during this Christmas Season. We have the ten days of giving and we will be doing another project in which I will send the details later. 

Our last day of class will be on Wednesday, December 20th.  We have some fun days planned where the children will be working on some crafts and some projects along with continuing our lessons. In Religion, we are preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  By now you should have been receiving information from your Parish to find out when and where you will be getting this Sacrament for the first time.   We will continue to practice here and I have already sent home a copy of the Act of Contrition.  This is a prayer that they need to memorize.  Please let me know if your child will not be receiving this Sacrament through one of our Parishes.

As the cold weather approaches, please make sure your child has boots, extra socks and warm hats, coats and mittens for outdoor recess.  We go out unless it is below zero. I suggest an extra pair of socks even if they have boots, their socks can get wet which makes for a miserable afternoon.  I also suggest a plastic bag to put the wet boots in.

I will be sending home a permission slip for your child to see the movie: Star at the movie theatre.
Special Dates are:
Monday, December 4 Christmas Program at 6:30
Wednesday, December 13 the Movie Star
Wednesday, December 20, last day before break.

God Bless you and your family,

Mrs. Cheryl Wilma

Star Students for December are Magdalena December 4-8
Henry December 11-15

Here is the Advent letter that I also sent home

Hello Parents,

During this Advent season we are learning about doing things for others. We are having a prayer service to begin each week, we are talking about many Christmas stories and traditions in our classroom and we are participating in the 10 days of giving.

We are also going to be collecting items for a basket for Birthright. I have picked some items from the tree which they have at St. Stan’s church. We need to have the items there by Dec. 18th so they can be picked up in time for Christmas. If you would be able to or willing to send any items that would be helpful, it would be appreciated. Please have it here at school by Friday, December 15th. There are specific items mentioned but I am certain that other items could be used as well.

The list that I have includes: diapers of all sizes, wipes, baby bottles, brushes, combs, bibs, pacifiers, burp cloths, knit blankets, nail clippers and baby lotions.

If you are not able to purchase any of these items and would still like to contribute money toward items, I would be happy to go to the store and get some things with any donations that you send. Please mark an envelope with Advent project or Birthright.

Thank you in advance if you are going to be able to help us out by sending any of these items with your child.

Thank you,

Contact: Cheryl Wilma