Our school choir is very excited to lead the music at the 7:00 p.m. mass at Blessed Sacrament Church on Saturday, December 16 for the third Sunday in Advent. Please come out to support our choir and to pray and sing with them.
Council would like to thank everyone again for supporting the pepperette fundraiser. Because of everyone’s support, we will use a portion of the funds for the buses to send the entire school to see the movie The Star on December 11th. As always, we welcome parents to come join us for council meetings, everyone is welcome. Our next meeting is on Wednesday, December 6th @ 6:30 p.m. Council would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.
The Library Corner
The Christmas season is a time for family and one great way to spend time together is by sharing a story. Below are a few suggestions of great Christmas stories that are available for students to sign out from library.
By: Eve Bunting
A family makes it an annual pilgrimage to decorate an evergreen tree with food for the forest animals at Christmastime.
Mortimer’s Christmas Manger
By: Karma Wilson
Unhappy in his cramped, cold hole, Mortimer Mouse moves into a nativity scene thinking it is the perfect home for him, until he discovers who truly belongs there.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
By: P. J. Lynch
The widow McDowell and her seven-year-old son Thomas ask the gruff Jonathan Toomey, the best wood-carver in the valley, to carve the figures for a Christmas crèche.
A Porcupine in a Pine Tree: A Canadian 12 days of Christmas
By: Helaine Becker
A Canadian version of the classic Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, featuring squirrels, puffins, hockey players and more.
The First Christmas
By: Carol Heyer
Relates the story of Jesus Christ’s birth and infancy and touches on the rest of his life; explaining how his life and death are the real reason for celebrating Christmas.
Christmas preparations are underway and many families in our own community are beginning to feel the strain of the holidays. The WE Team is asking for all our Gator families to give back to the community this time of year. The Angel Tree is already set up in our school foyer and we are accepting brand new gifts for children of all ages. Please make sure you label the gift with the appropriate age (or attach an angel to it) and leave it under the tree unwrapped. St. Vincent de Paul will be collecting our donations on December 7 but we will continue to accept gifts until December 15. Similarly, to Thanksgiving, Christmas is another time when families need to put warm food on the table for their loved ones. We will be having a Christmas food drive beginning right away until December 15. Information will go home with some suggested items to donate. Please consider giving to one or both of these Christmas initiatives to help spread love and joy to members of our local community. Thanks again for always thinking “WE”!
The boys’ volleyball team finished their season with a three-straight win against St. Michael elementary school of Cambridge. Originally, only nine students showed up when tryouts were held. A special thanks to the boys who came out to join the team so we could move forward with our season. This was truly an act of Grace. All the boys should be very proud of their growth over the course of the season!