Weekly Newsletter – December 8, 2016

ADVENT

During our second week of Advent, we celebrate and reflect on Peace. As Peacemakers in our school, we are asking our students to carry this important message to their families and all those they meet this Advent Season. We also pray for peace in our homes, neighborhoods, country, and world. May God bless each of you at least a few moments of Peace each day in this time of busy days of holiday preparation.

ADVENT SERVICE COMMITMENT FORM

We continue Advent Service Praise Dance and Violin preparations. Thank you for your support! Remember, you will enjoy the fruits of this labor on December 15 at 7 PM, so mark your calendars.

If you have not done so already, please sign the Advent Commitment Form and return it to the school tomorrow.

ADVENT SERVICE DRESS CODE

We ask you to please check clothes this weekend to be sure students are ready for Thursday Night. They need to wear: Plain white dress (button-down) shirt/blouse, plain dark blue or black slacks (no jeans, sweats, leggings, or dresses, dark dress shoes (no tennis shoes or heels).

WARM HATS, GLOVES, AND SCARVES

Our Christmas Tree is up by the front door, and we are decorating it with new gloves, hats, scarves, and socks to help Catholic Urban Programs (CUP) prepare for winter. If you can donate one of these winter items, we will take them to CUP before Christmas for distribution. Our families donated over 750 canned goods to them for Thanksgiving, so we hope we can get your great support again with this Christmas Drive! Please turn in donations by Dec 20th!

UNIFORM ITEM

 Please remember that boots are only allowed on days when ice or snow are on the ground. All other days, including non-uniform days, require students to wear tennis shoes.

LUNCH AND RECESS MONITORS NEEDED

We plan to hire two Lunch/Recess Monitors to start in January. The hours will be from 11:00 to 12:45 each school day. All employees at our school must complete an application, Child Protection Training, A Background Check, and Fingerprinting. If you are interested, we will start to take applications immediately. Please ask for an application at the office.

SISTER THEA BOWMAN NIGHT AT MCALISTERS

Thank you to all the family, staff, students and friends that volunteered and ate food!!! The manager told me we tripled business for them that night, and we raised over $360 for new classroom windows!  GREAT JOB!!!!

CHRISTMAS CAROLS

STBCS families are invited to Christmas carol with St. Augustine of Hippo parish on Christmas Eve. We will meet at the church at 5:00 p.m. and carol throughout the neighborhood. We will return to the parish center at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy cookies and hot chocolate followed by Christmas Eve Mass at 7:00 p.m.
We will distribute parish evangelization cards and STBCS flyers while caroling. If you are interested in participating please contact Madonna Aldridge at 618-971-8298.

12:30 DISMISSAL DECEMBER 20

Our last day of classes is Tuesday, December 20. WE WILL DISMISS AT 12:30. Please mark your calendar for early pick-up, as we have no bus service that day.

NO BUS SERVICE DECEMBER 19 -20

FASTDIRECT

Fast Direct will be our primary means of communicating with families and staff for snow days, so please be sure you have current e-mail and texting information is in the system. Also, you should not opt-out of e-mail, if you want the message to go to your e-mail.

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