“For me Christmas has always been about this: contemplating the visit of God to his people.” -Pope Francis
December 14, 2017
Dear St. Stan’s Families:
The decision you made to send your child to a Catholic school allows your child to contemplate God visiting his people each and every day. This week, we placed ornaments on our Jesse Tree and took the journey that Isaiah prophesized through Jesus’ family tree. We have spent these weeks of Advent waiting in joyful anticipation for his coming again and remembering his birth.
As we enter into this last week of school before leaving on vacation, there are some dates and items you should be aware of; on Tuesday, December 19th we will have our annual Christmas concert. The doors will open at 6:45 and students are asked to sit on the bleachers upon arrival with their teacher. We ask that parents take their children’s coats since there is limited space on the bleachers. At the conclusion of the concert students will be released to parents and not allowed to run through the gym. Students should be dressed up for this event. No jeans, sneakers or t-shirts/sweatshirts are permissible. Traditionally, many students use this opportunity and Friday. December 22nd, our out of uniform dress up day, to get additional use out of their Christmas outfits.
On December 22nd there is an early dismissal and NO aftercare. Students will be fed breakfast by our HSA, after the 9am Mass, and I have been told there is a strong possibility for a special visitor!! In upcoming weeks, I will send out information in regards to Catholic Schools Week, which will begin on January 21 at the 9am Mass which we require students to attend in uniform.
Also, a letter was sent out yesterday about inclement weather procedures, please be sure to read it carefully.
In His Peace