Advent Class Projects

Our Advent season is underway and with it our annual and traditional giving from the hearts of
our children… The children of SSA have long helped and remembered the less fortunate. We
reach out monthly to children in third world countries through giving, in our monthly Mission
Projects and through our food drives where we help the less fortunate of the parish at both
Thanksgiving and Easter time. We are proud that the students (and parents) of SSA have once
again accepted the invitation to serve and respond to opportunities to love others as Jesus taught us through our 2017 Advent Projects.

Our Advent Class Projects this year include:
“Our bounty is not deserved, but a gift. Give back with gifts from the heart.”

TK/Tranistional Kindergarten – Collecting slightly used or new blankets and new socks
(any size) for the homeless of Fr. Joe’s Village. Such a fitting gift on these very cold
nights.
Kindergarten – Collecting for 29: Eleven (from the bible, Jeremiah), a group that exists to
transform the lives of women facing unplanned pregnancies. Kinder is bringing in
hypoallergenic, alcohol free wipes and newborn, size 1, and size 2 diapers.
Grade One – Collecting NEW toys for children who are spending their Christmas at Rady
Children’s Hospital
Grade Two – Giving baby items to new mothers in need through Santa Sophia’s Pro-Life
Baby Shower
Grade Three – Collecting new toys or games for children who are abandoned, abused, or
neglected and living in Foster Homes – “Promises2Kids”
Grade Four – Collecting Travel Sized items such as shampoo, body wash, toothpaste,
deodorant, etc. for those living or seeking assistance from Fr. Joe’s Villages
Grade Five – Collecting new or gently used / like-new blankets to SAY (Social
Advocates for Youth)
Grade Six – Collecting slightly used or new blankets and new socks (any size) for the
homeless of Fr. Joe’s Village. Such a fitting gift on these very cold nights.
Grade Seven – Collecting donations for “Ronald McDonald House”: a place for family to
stay when their child is very ill and at Children’s Hospital. They are in need of
welcome/activity bags. Mrs. Coons has given the list to the students on what to bring.
Grade Eight – Collecting slightly used or new blankets and new socks (any size) for the
homeless of Fr. Joe’s Village. Such a fitting gift on these very cold nights.

Thank you to all of our students, families, room-parents, parents, and teachers for giving
to and organizing all of these worthwhile projects. If you are so inclined to want to give to
another class project, in addition to your child’s class project, you are invited to feel free and let
the spirit move you and we do thank you on behalf of the many people we will be reaching out to
this season! We ask for all donations by Friday, December 15 (unless otherwise noted from your
child’s teacher), with our great thanks!