Sunday, 10 December 2017

Week 15: Dec. 11-15 The Second Week of Advent

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Today marks the second Sunday of Advent - the Sunday of Peace.  We pray for Peace in all aspects of our lives - our homes, our schoolyard games, our communities and our world.  On Monday at 11:30 a.m., the junior students will participate in our second Advent Liturgy.

To help the students to participate in the loving act of sharing and giving during this time of Advent, they are invited to collect items to donate to the Shepherds of Good Hope.  At this time of year, there are many items the Shepherds need to assist the people who are staying at the shelter. The Grade 4 students are encouraged to bring in disposable face wipes and pocket sized kleenex packs. Thank you to those who have already sent an item or 2 in - you have helped to make someone's Christmas a little more comfortable and happy. 

With some snow already on the ground, and more in the forecast for Monday / Tuesday, don't forget to dress your child appropriately for the weather. There are many students still not wearing snow pants, hats and/or mittens at recess, and 40 minutes is a long time to be outside without proper winter wear! Also, many students have not had indoor shoes to change into. These are required - not only for gym, but also to wear in the classroom for safety. Thank you.

 A reminder that on "Snow Days" when the busses are cancelled, the schools are still open.  If you choose to have your child attend school on "Snow Days",  however, you are responsible for ensuring your child arrives to and leaves from school on time, dressed appropriately for outdoor play, and with indoor shoes as usual. Students go outside for recess as usual unless it is raining heavily or below -25, even when busses are not running. Kiss and Ride is not in operation during "Snow Days", therefore if you are picking your child up at the end of the day, you must park and come into the school to do so. Thank  you for helping to keep your child safe!

Upcoming events:
Wednesday is iWalk Day / Drive to 5! Walk to school or drive to one of the drop-off and walk locations - either the parking lot at Marcel Lalande park or at Arc-en-Ciel school. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday is also our Advent Mass, 9:30 a.m. Parents are always welcome to join us.

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