December is a short but very busy month around here!
liturgical season of Advent begins on Sunday, December 1.In spite of all the holiday
fussing, the Church gives us this season to reflect on the true meaning of
Christmas.It is a time of quiet waiting
for the gift of Jesus.Using
Advent calendars and wreaths in your homes is a good way to take a few minutes
and reflect on the true celebration.And, please join us for an Advent Mass on Friday, December 20, at 9:10
a.m. in the gym.
SCHOOL OUTREACH:Representative Erin Molchany will do a short presentation for the
students in grades 4 through 8 on Tuesday, December 3.She will be joined by members of the PA
Department of Conservation.
SANTA WORKSHOP & BREAKFAST: Students will have the
opportunity to do some of their own Christmas shopping on Friday, December
6.The very popular breakfast with
Santa is the following day.You
have received information from the PTG about both the events.
BARNES AND NOBLE BOOK FAIR:Our school will receive a percentage of the sales at the
South Hills store on Sunday, December 8. Our students will present a few songs and some of their
forensics speeches and there will be a guest author, Erin Frankel, reading from
one of her books.And, of course,
you will want one of the Cyclone Smoothies from the coffee bar.I hope to see you there!
CONFESSIONS:Confession will be held for students in grades 3 through 8 on Monday,
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM:All grades will present a short musical program on Wednesday, December
18, at 1:30 p.m.Students should
dress up for the program – Christmas colors or sweaters.No jeans, please.Students will be dismissed immediately
after the program if parents are able to take them.Busing is also available at the regular time.
combined band from our school, Saint Sylvester, Saint Gabriel, and Brookline
Regional will present a Christmas concert on Tuesday, December 17, at BRC, 7:00
December raffle, with cakes, is Friday, December 20.
LOTTERY CALENDARS:Don’t forget to buy or return the calendars that were sent home.This money goes directly into our
operating budget and helps to keep our tuition one of the most affordable
around.And, the calendars make
great gifts – one that lasts for three whole months after the holiday.Additional tickets are available in the
CHRISTMAS VACATION:School will dismiss on Friday, 12/20. At 11:30 a.m.We reopen on Monday, January 6.