Weekly Update-December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION MASS – All are encouraged to join us for Mass tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. for this Holy Day of Obligation Mass in celebration of the Immaculate Conception. Next week our All School Mass will be on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. in celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

MID TERM – Tomorrow marks mid term of the 2nd quarter. Please sign progress reports over the weekend.

SPIRIT WEAR Tomorrow is the last day to turn in Sprit Wear orders. Need a Christmas present, they’ll love it. Order forms are posted on School Speak.

POLAR EXPRESS NIGHT & PAJAMA PARTY – FRIDAY, December 8, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
It’s not too late to join in on the fun! You can pay at the door.

BINGO – Saturday, December 9 Doors open at 5:00 p.m. This month’s theme is (Ugly) Christmas Sweater. Lots of fun kid activities planned. Join us!

ALL ARE INVITED TO A WINTER CONCERT on Tuesday, December 12th, featuring St. Laurence and other local school students. The concert is held at St. John’s Lutheran School gym. Beginners will perform at 6-6:30 p.m. The Intermediate, Advanced, and Pop Ensemble bands perform at 7:00 p.m.

ATTENTION ALL CHOCOLATE CANDY BAR LOVERS! The 7th and 8th grade classes will be selling chocolate candy bars for $1 at lunch every Friday. Money raised is going towards the end of year activities.

INTERACT NEWS Win a jar of Christmas M&M’s! Pay $1 to take a guess at how many M&M’s are in the jar. Whoever is the closest to the exact number wins the jar. Starting on Friday, December 8th tickets can be purchased at morning meetings and lunch. The winner will be announced on December 15th.

Please Note: Plain M&Ms are made in a factory with peanuts. Reported by, Corresponding Secretary, Alejandra Arambula

CHRISTMAS EVE 4pm YOUTH CHOIR – Students in grade 2-8 are invited to join the annual choir that will sing at the Christmas Eve Mass at 4:00 p.m. The practice schedule is posted on School Speak. All you need to do is show up ready to sing!!

HOT LUNCH order form is posted on School Speak and is due on Wednesday, December 12th.

THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FAMILIES FOR SNACK CART DONATIONS:

The Gleeson, Molina and K. Scaletta Families

Notes from Ms. Kelly-December 10th :)

We are quickly winding down to Christmas break and, yet, it is still busy in our school with so many activities and projects occurring. Our 5th through 8th grade has been working diligently on a 12 Days of Christmas project using technology! The finished products will be shared this week! I can’t wait to share them with you!
Our preschool through 4th graders will be visiting the Elgin Fire House this week and our 5th through 8th grades will be going to see the movie Wonder.
In addition, on Tuesday evening, our band students will perform a concert with other area students at St. John’s Lutheran.
This past weekend, our PTC hosted the Polar Express Pajama Party which was a huge hit with the kids and included crafts, fun activities, a viewing of the movie, hot cocoa and cookies, and an impromptu dance party at the end! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in organizing and working this event!
Also, we had Ugly Christmas Sweater themed Bingo which was another fun family event! Thank you to our Preserving the Legacy committee for organizing this evening to help raise funds for our school!
Don’t forget to join us tomorrow night for the Preserving the Legacy All Committee meeting tomorrow night to get an update on all of the exciting ways each committee has come up with to help our school. That meeting will be in the cafeteria at 6:30.
As promised, the last three days of school before break will be themed dress down days. They are as follows:
Monday (12/18): Comfy Christmas- Flannels and Sweatpants/sweatshirts. This is NOT a pajama day.
Tuesday (12/19): Head to Toe-Let it Snow- Christmas hats and socks. Regular dress down attire.
Wednesday (12/20): Christmas Best-Christmas attire-red/green
Have a wonderful week and God bless each of our families! 