Christmas is just a few short weeks away! The children will be engaged in many Advent projects as we attempt to keep them focused on the real reason for the season. Each Monday morning, we will light a candle on the Advent wreath as we await the celebration for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Congratulations to David Anderson and Nicholas Kaminski, both in grade 6. They came in first and second place, respectively, in the Intermediate Math Bee (grades 4-5-6). David Anderson represented St. Sebastian School in the Regional Bee on November 20th.
Thank you to Mrs. Beattie and the parent volunteers for all of the work you did in tallying the returns from the Candy Sale.
The Parents Association had a successful Breakfast with Santa in the auditorium on Saturday, December 1st. Our thanks to all who helped and attended the festivities.
Report Card distribution is scheduled for Thursday, December 6th, from 3 PM until 4 PM and again from 5 PM until 8 PM. We ask that you arrive no later than 7:30 PM. Please note – if your child(ren) attends the teacher conference, they must remain with their parents. Conferences are limited to 5 minutes maximum. Should you desire a longer meeting, please schedule an additional one after you receive your child’s Report Card. Parents/Guardians of students in grades 3-8 will also receive results of the Terra Nova Testing-please keep these results in a safe place for future reference
The Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Monday, December 10th, at 8:30 AM in the school auditorium. Students in grades 5 to 8 will receive awards for Principal’s List, First Honors, Second Honors as well as Effort Awards. Parents are welcome to join us on that morning.
Children in grades 3 through 8 will attend at Penance Service on Tuesday, December 11th.
Santa’s Workshop will visit the school auditorium on Tuesday, December 11th. There will be a variety of inexpensive items on sale. This is a great opportunity for the children to pick up a small Christmas present for parents, grandparents, etc for a reasonable price. Some items cost as little as 50 cents. Children will be permitted to go “shopping” during the school day. This is an optional fundraiser organized by Mrs. Beattie.
Students in grade Kindergarten through grade 2 will have the opportunity to work with a Professional Ballet Company on Wednesday, December 12th. Each class will learn a part for the Nutcracker to be performed on that very afternoon at 1:30 PM in the school auditorium. Parents are most welcome to attend at 1:30 PM- more to follow!
On the morning of December 14th, at 8 AM, we welcome the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars for an assembly honoring the winners of the Patriot’s Penn Essay Contest. Winners will include students from other schools as well. Our winners are- 1st Place, Mallaigh Ashton, 2nd Place, Andria Padilla, 3rd Place, Michele Younger, and 4th Place, SagineThingue
The 7th and 8th grade dance is scheduled for Friday, December 14th from 7 PM until 10 PM.
Please save the date for our annual Christmas Program scheduled for Friday, December 21st, at 9:30 AM. All are invited to attend! After the show, the children will be dismissed at 11:30 AM- Extended Day is not available. NO yellow bus service is scheduled at dismissal.
On behalf of the faculty and staff, peace to you and your loved ones during the season of Advent and Christmas and blessings for a Happy New Year. Thank you for all you do and for your continued support.
J. Dolan, Principal