Notes from Ms. Kelly 12-21-16 Christmas

It’s beginning to look (and feel) a lot like Christmas at St. Laurence!

This week our preschoolers through 4th grades presented a wonderful Christmas program that was enjoyed by all, the band students presented their Christmas band concert, our upper grades continued to prepare for their Christmas caroling in the local nursing homes next week, and the 8th graders helped our parish Social Action Committee organize and load gifts into cars that will take them to area organizations that provide presents to those who are less fortunate. It has truly been evident that Jesus is the reason for this season at St. Laurence Catholic School!

On Monday, December 19th at 7:00, I invite you to join me for a State of the School Town Hall Meeting in which I will discuss the status of the initiatives we have started and where we are headed. I will also welcome your thoughts and comments as we continue on our path toward greatness.

The Sharing Our Gifts campaign is offering two events in the near future. On Thursday, December 22nd at 6:30, the topic is Catching Perch at Navy Pier. There is more info in a separate announcement. On Saturday, January 7th from 9-10:30, Mrs. Lanute, a local chef will present a class to anyone interested in learning how to make homemade hot cocoa.

The Principal/Parent Book Club has finished The Whole Brain Child and has decided to shift gears and read a young adult fiction novel entitled Seven Riddles to Nowhere by A.J. Cattapan, a local author who will be visiting our school to speak to the 5th-8th graders on January 6th. We welcome anyone to join us.

There is still time to get your Manna order in to participate in the contest to win the pizza party for your child’s class. If you have not signed up for this program, the information is on Schoolspeak. Remember, in addition to helping the school, you can also lower your tuition through this program.

Hard to believe it’s almost here, but Christmas break begins next Wednesday, December 21st at 11:30. The students are allowed to wear jeans and a Christmas shirt or red and green.

We hope you enjoy a safe and blessed break with your families! God Bless!

  • Thank you to Shannon Hernandez for bringing the ice cream party in for our 3rd grade Box Top winners.
  • Thank you to everyone who helped with the Christmas program…costumes, decorating, baking, helping move chairs, etc.
  • Thank you to Dan and Rose for the popcorn for the staff.

The Gospel reading for Sunday is Matthew 1:18-24.

Father Andrew’s homily will focus on the surprise at being chosen.

I will be at 9:00 Mass on Sunday and would welcome anyone who would like to join me.