Principal Weekly Letter
Message from the Principal - December 2, 2020
So what is the message of John to us as we prepare for the faith-deepening experience of the Birth of Jesus, the Christ? The message is the same as John preached to the Jews: "Prepare by seeking forgiveness." What gets in the way of our appreciating God’s gift of Jesus as Savior is that we have let idols clutter our lives as the Jews of old did. Does our abundance, our need for recognition, and our longing for security become ends and not means? Have they become the little idols we worship? So John is inviting us to transformation of heart by acknowledging and confessing our sins so we can be attentive to the true "reason for the season."
Notices and reminders:
Picture retakes are scheduled for tomorrow, December 3. If you wish to have your child’s picture retaken, you must return the entire package. If your child was absent on picture day, he/she may be photographed tomorrow. Order forms are available in the office or from the teachers and can also be done on-line.
First Trimester Report Cards will be issued on Friday, December 4. Pre-K students will bring paper copies home. Grades 4 and 5 Narratives will be sent from the individual teachers via email. I will send all report cards home via Rediker for students in Grades K-8. If you do not see it in your regular email, it may go to your Spam.
This Friday, December 4, is First Friday Mass. Grade 6 will attend mass and participate in the liturgy. Early dismissal is at 12:00 noon. All child(ren) must be picked up promptly, as the teachers will be attending our monthly Staff Meeting shortly thereafter. Thank you for your cooperation with this important request.
Tuesday, December 8, is a Mass for the Solemnity of Immaculate Conception. Grade 4 will attend mass and participate in the liturgy.
As an outreach program for the Christmas season, we will be collecting gift cards and canned goods for food insecure and needy families. In conjunction with St. Nicholas Day (December 6), any student who brings in either a Stop & Shop, Big Y, Walmart, Target, or local restaurant gift card, or any non-perishable food item (cans or boxes—no glass jars please), will receive a Dress Down Day on Monday, December 7. We will distribute all donated cards and food items to families in need to assist with their Christmas preparations.
God bless you,