Umbrella Project Theme of the Month:
PARENTING TIP OF THE MONTH: The following is a parenting tip from Teresa Hartnett, Family Ministry Office, Diocese of Hamilton
For Catholics, Christmas is about so much more than gifts: it is the promise, through the birth of Jesus, of goodness and light coming into our lives. Do your children know this is the focus of Christmas? Advent and Christmas are perfect times to highlight the “reason for the season”. Read stories about the Advent wreath so they understand what each candle symbolizes; read the story of the Nativity (more than once!); be sure the tree is adorned with symbols of the faith; read family Advent reflections daily during Advent; attend Mass and reflect on the readings each week, including Christmas Day. Faith sets a foundation on which to stand and Christmas is a perfect time to bring Christ into your family activities!
Angel Tree Campaign for Mary’s Place runs all week
Monday, December 9
- 9:15 am – 9:45 am Advent Celebration in the gym
- Christmas Story Day – You’ll be hearing a Christmas Story from a guest reader
Tuesday, December 10
- 8:50 AM Grade’s 1/ 2 and Gr. 2/ 3 go to The Museum at Doon Village
- Christmas Hat Day
Wednesday, December 11
- Christmas Music Day – some singers will be entertaining you today!
- Hot Lunch: Pita Pit / Angies Roast Beef
Thursday, December 12
- Christmas Sweater Day!!!
- Spirit Wear Day
Friday, December 13
- 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm Advent Celebration in the gym.
- Christmas Bingo day!! It is a school-wide event
- Flags on all Government of Ontario buildings and establishments across the province will be flown at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on Friday, December 6, 2019, to mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
St. Clement Angel Tree Campaign: November 25 – December 13 – students are to have a permission form or note stating that they can get an angel off of the Angel Tree. Donations will go to Mary’s Place.
On December 17th, you are invited to join us for our annual Christmas Concert in the gym. Students will be performing with their class to celebrate this most holy season of Advent. The presentations will begin at 1:00 PM. We ask that you do not arrive to the school prior to 12:45PM to avoid parents and students all trying to enter the building following lunch recess. Instead of signing in at the office you will receive a visitor tag from the greeter at the front door who will also direct you to the gym.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
* Just a reminder that if you would like to purchase a hot lunch, your order is due at noon on Sunday. For all hot lunch orders, please visit the web site www.lunchboxorders.net.
* Please visit our website at https://stclement.wcdsb.ca/ and “View Calendar Highlights” for more information about these and any upcoming events.
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