FROM MY DESK TO YOURS #19
December 18, 2016
“The Heart of St. Paul … Growing Together in Faith, Knowledge, and Virtue”
Dear St. Paul Parents and Friends:
It’s the final countdown until Christmas Break. Where did the time go between Thanksgiving and Christmas? It seems as if we were just at Barnes and Noble and now we are counting down until Christmas. Once again, I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping. Unfortunately, this is becoming a habit!!! Maybe I’ll be better next year!!!
It looks like we may have begun a new Christmas Tradition at St. Paul … Donuts with Santa. The turnout was phenomenal! Lots of kiddo’s visiting Santa and plenty of pictures with the merry man. We even had some couples take pictures with him. This was a wonderful way to connect the school children with the rest of the parish … a great community builder and one worth repeating.
Our Intent to Return Forms are coming in each day. We are down to 10 families that have not responded. Please remember, even if you are undecided, to hand in the form by Thursday so that I have actual numbers to work with over the holidays. We have placed the form on Links in case anyone has misplaced it.
I hope to see most you at the Christmas Program on Wednesday evening. Don’t forget the Grandparent’s performance at 1:15 p.m. Nothing beats a Christmas program for a good dose of Christmas spirit. On behave of the staff and myself, I would like to extend a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. Enjoy your families and friends and I will see everyone back at school on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Until then,
With blessings from my heart,
HATS OFF TO / OUR VIRTUES IN PRACTICE:
~~ Student Leadership Council for their Humane Society Fund Raiser – The Dress-down day raised $225.00 for the Humane Society. WAY TO GO!!!
~~SLC members who presented at the PTO Meeting.
~~Mrs. Ray for presenting our programming at Wednesday’s PTO Meeting.
~~The students who acted as Santa’s elves at our Donuts with Santa. You did an awesome job.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:
Monday, December 19th
o Fourth Week of Advent Service – 7:45 a.m. – Parish Center
o Texas Road House Fundraiser – Don’t forget the form.
Tuesday, December 20th
Wednesday, December 21st Mass
o All School Mass – 8:00 a.m. – prepared by Mrs. Clodius’ 7th Grade
o Christmas Play Dress Rehearsal – Grandparents Performance – 1:15 p.m. – Parish Center
o K-4 Christmas Play – 7:00 p.m. – Parish Center
Thursday, December 22
o DRESS DOWN DAY – For Raffle Ticket sales
o 8th Grade Nativity Presentation – Gr. 4-8 – 8:30 a.m. – Parish Center
o Preschool Performance – 9:15 a.m. – Parish Center
o Class Christmas Parties – 10:45 a.m. –
o NOON DISMISSAL
Friday, December 23rd – Monday, January 2nd – Christmas Break
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
o Happy New Year and Welcome Back to School