Merry Christmas!

Best Wishes from our School Community

The year ended with a beautiful Advent themed Mass, followed by a Christmas pageant, sing-along, and picnic lunch.

Advent

Christmas sing-a-long and picnic lunch.

Advent celebrations

Christmas pageant celebrations.

Merry Christmas!

On Our Way to Jesus

Advent Part 2

All the students participate in special Advent prayer services each Monday throughout the season. Each grade level prepares its own service, which includes, biblical readings, hymns and prayers. A favorite tradition is that of lighting the candles on the Advent wreath!

 

Classroom Advent Wreath

Classroom Advent Wreath

Taking care of business

Taking care of business …… One class at a time

PJ DAy

PJ Day but still business as usual!

The Christmas concert was a huge success last night! Today we may have come to school in our pjs, but it was business as usual!

On Our Way To Jesus

Advent Part 1

The nativity scene in the front foyer is an annual tradition – an artwork in progress. Each class was asked to contribute a figure. Throughout the season, figures will be added. The final figure to be added will be the Christ child. Once He has been placed, after a procession through the entire school, we will celebrate His birth with a carol-fest and birthday party. Parents are invited to spend the day with us on Dec. 19th (the last day of school before Christmas) as we celebrate the birth of Christ. Rumor has it that a ‘live’ staff/student orchestra will be performing for the carol-fest!

 

The nativity scene – an artwork in progress.

Here Comes St. Nicholas

St. Nick Visited Our School!

SCCS students were very excited to have St. Nick visit the school.

SCCS students were very excited to have St. Nick visit the school.

 

 

To prepare for his visit, the students in Grades K-5 watched the animated story of St. Nick in the gym.

Later that afternoon, all the students placed their shoes outside their classroom door (an old Italian custom) and found that St. Nick placed treats in them! Each child received golden coins (chocolate) as part of their gift.

Christmas, A time For Giving

Ms. Booth-Smith and the Grade 3-4 Students/Leaders

In keeping with the giving spirit of this Christmas season, my class and I would like to initiate the collection of items for three hampers. We are asking that students bring in one non-perishable item from the list below, as soon as possible. Hamper items will then be collected from individual classrooms and sorted by my students to create two complete hampers. They will be delivered to three families in the city in time for Christmas Day. We are hoping for full participation of students in our school.

Thank you for demonstrating the true meaning of Christmas!

Sincerely,

Ms. Booth-Smith and the Grade 3-4 Students/Leaders

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Advent Activities

But my soul shall be joyful in the Lord and rejoice in his salvation.

My whole being will say: Lord, who is like you? (Ps. 35)

The students of SCCS are encouraged to think of ways to help others and to share their “gifts” – whatever they may be.

As part of our Advent activities, one of our Grade 8 students is spear-heading a special project. Attached below is a copy of the speech she gave to her classmates last week:

Hello fellow students and teachers, I’m Brooklynn. As many of you know the grade eight class has recently been to visit Siloam mission. I was so inspired by all of the volunteers making an amazing effort to help out our community, I thought to myself, “whatever can I do to make a difference”. It turns out, as they told us while on our tour, that they are always in need of soaps and shampoo. That’s when I came up with the idea to have a shampoo drive. I’m asking all of the middle years students to please being in any travel sized shampoos, conditioners, and body washes to your home room class to help the cause. Thank you for all of your support.

 If you can – please drop off toiletries in the box located in the front entrance  of the school.