December 7, 2021
Happy 2nd week of Advent! This week we light the second purple candle on the Advent wreath. This candle is the love candle. It reminds us that God is love and we are made in the image of God so we too are love. During this week of Advent, we are called to reflect on how we are sharing the love of God in our lives. This love is not the romantic love, but it is kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity. How can you share the love of God this week?
Please have students wear their Mass uniform tomorrow! Pilgrimage of Mary We are very excited that tomorrow, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Legion of Mary will be bringing the Marian statue to our campus for a week. Mary makes a pilgrimage from home to home during the year and we were blessed to be asked. The students will participate in a rosary and short prayer service tomorrow to welcome Mary. Then each day the classes will visit with Mary and pray a decade of the Rosary. What a wonderful time of year to spend time in prayer with Mary!
Winter Sports We had a wonderful turnout of students who are ready to start playing sports again. Thanks to the coaches that are volunteering their time. Attached you will find the team rosters with coaches names and practice days. The coaches will email and let you know when they will begin practices and what students need to bring. We will email out the game schedules once we receive it. Let’s have a great season!
Winter Wonderland Christmas Event We are getting very excited about our Christmas concert and event next Friday, December 17th from 11-12. Thank you to the PTG and the Room Parents for their help in making this event a success!
We are still looking for volunteers to support. Please contact PTG or room parents to volunteer. This is a great way to get your parent hours!
Lunch Table Repair We are having some repairs done on the lunch tables. We are looking for some volunteers to help Joe Carton. No construction skills required, but would help. Must be comfortable working 8’ – 10’ off the ground.
Monday, 12/21 and Tuesday, 12/22
Monday thru Friday 12/27 – 12/31
Total of 7 days
3 – 5 volunteers per day would be ideal.
Hours – 9 to 3 each day.
Volunteers may come for partial days. If you are able to help please contact: Joe Carton 619-337-4980 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents in Prayer Come and join us, Tuesday mornings, in the library at 7:40. If you are unable to join us and need some prayers, ask for the PIP notebook in the office and write down your prayer requests.
Parent Patrol We need your help! Many of our committed Parents have changing work obligations and can no longer help. We need volunteers to help with morning and afternoon traffic pattern. It is an east way to earn your service hours since you are already here. Make sure you have completed your volunteer requirements.
Scouting News EXCITEMENT AHEAD FOR OUR SCOUTS IN 2022!
Our Troop 355 and Pack 355 are very grateful to have emerged from the Covid quarantine to resume in-person meetings and outings. Words cannot express our gratitude for our Scoutmaster for over 30 years: Greg Deering; over one hundred Scouts earned Eagle under his guidance. Because of health issues, Greg is stepping down from Scoutmaster. While our Troop will miss Greg’s leadership, we are fortunate that Craig Trautman, an experienced Scout Leader, is our new Scoutmaster. Our Pack also has a new Cubmaster: Tyler Kollar. Tyler and Pack Committee Chair, Chuck Dowe, are both Eagle Scouts, and will build on that experience to generate fun and excitement with advancement. Craig, Tyler, Chuck and Charter Organization Representative Jim Brown, are all Catholic, and will help guide our Pack 355 and Troop 355 to meet the goals of our Diocese: to be more Catholic, stressing faith, family, and adventure. If you have boys and girls, ages 5 to 18, now is the time to join one of the greatest youth organizations: Scouting. For additional information, contact Jim Brown at email@example.com or TEXT to 619-248-4905.
CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS EMBLEM PROGRAMS FOR SCOUTS NOW AVAILABLE!
Recently the San Diego Catholic Committee on Scouting (SDCCS) announced that, after a 2-year break due to Covid 19, Catholic Religious Emblems programs are now available for boys and girls in Scouting Units. If your Scout has already earned a Catholic Religious Emblem but has not yet received it, they will be available for pickup on December 9 at Roundtable. For more information, see SDCCS’s web site (ccsbsa.weebly.com) or contact Jim Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or TEXT to 619-248-4905.
COVID Updates: Donations of child size masks are needed. Please send your child with a mask everyday.
Please keep your child home if they show these symptoms:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
When your child returns to school please have them come through the front office to verify they are ready to return.
Important Dates: Sunday, December 5th- Second Sunday of Advent
Monday, December 6th- Feast of St. Nicholas/ Handbells/ Mass & Reconciliation grades 3-8Tuesday, December 7th-
Tuesday Assembly/ Guitar /Drama
Wednesday, December 8th- Mass Feast of the Immaculate Conception/ Handbells
Thursday, December 9th- 2nd Q Progress Reports
Friday, December 10th- Mass/ Arts & Craft’s Club
Sunday, December 12th- 3rd Sunday of Advent
Monday, December 13th- Sr. Eva Missions Visit
Tuesday, December 14th- Tuesday Assembly/ Guitar /Drama/ PTG mtg@ 6:30
Wednesday, December 15th-HandbellsThursday, December 16th-
Friday, December 17th- Christmas Spirit Day/ Winter Wonderland Christmas Concert & Event11-12/ Noon dismissal/ Start of Christmas Vacation
Sunday, December 19th- 4th Sunday of Advent
Christmas Break: December 18- January 2ndMonday, January 3rd- Back to School!