TONIGHT is our Christmas Play! We are so excited and looking forward to helping others understand that Christmas isn’t about a guy named Felix Navidad, how grandma got run over by a reindeer or even the 40% shopping sales at Mondo-Mart, but about a baby named Jesus who came to save us ALL!
So, come join us tonight in the gymnasium at 6:30 P.M. and hear the TRUE meaning of Christmas! (The gym doors will open at 6:00 P.M.)
Today, our Pre-Kindergarten class participated in the Operation Christmas Child program. The students brought items to be shipped in a shoe box to various parts of the world where celebrating Christmas is difficult due to poverty. There were a total of 7 shoe boxes sent from the class. They will keep track of which country the boxes will arrive and see where they are blessing others.
Tonight is our Christmas Play – the Night Shift Before Christmas! It begins at 6:30 P.M. and doors will open at 6:00 P.M. We’ll see you tonight!
The Pre-K has been busy traveling around the world this week to see how other countries celebrate Christmas. Monday, we traveled to Russia and learned how The Nutcracker Ballet came from them. Then we made Nutcrackers! Tuesday, we traveled to the Bahamas, learned they decorate with ocean items because they are an island and made Starfish Santas. Wednesday, we went to Sweden where we found out their Christmas season starts with a St. Lucia Celebration and made Lucia Crowns and Star Hats. Thursday, we were in Peru. We found out Christmas is during summer there and they have a huge fireworks show and carnival, so we made fireworks. Friday, we returned home to the USA, did a movement song called Ring the Bells and made a Christmas tree out of our hands and finger prints. All that travelling made us really tired and we will rest over the weekend. Whew!
Today in Pre-K, we learned how Sweden celebrates Christmas. We learned about Star Boys & Saint Lucia girls and of how Jultomte (the Christmas Gnome) brings their gifts. They also have a feast where they eat hot cross buns. The students even played a Hot Cross Buns math game.
The Kindergarten class along with the 7th and 8th grade sent some packages to Bahrain in the Middle East. Ms. Brenda’s nephew, Matthew Blair, is a Naval helicopter pilot in Bahrain. The students made stockings for the pilots and filled them with wonderful treats for the pilots. The Kindergarten class helped by making cards and brought candy and cookies for the pilots and their mechanics. Christmas is a great time to remember our young men and women who are serving overseas and as well as here in the States. The students and teachers are grateful for an opportunity to bless them!
This morning, the 3rd and 4th grades are listening & singing to Christmas music while doing their nativity artwork.
It’s Poinsettia Sale time! As in the past few years, we will be selling these beautiful poinsettias from Stanley’s Greenhouse in Knoxville Tn. This sale will continue until next Tuesday, November 24th. The flowers will be delivered to the school the Monday after Thanksgiving, November 30th. And the prices are the same as last year, from $5 – $30.
These poinsettias make great gifts for family and friends and they also help your home and business look festive for the Christmas holidays. If you haven’t already bought your poinsettias, either contact the school office or one of our students to purchase yours today!
As a parent of Sacred Heart School students, I commend our teachers who want Christmas to truly be a season of giving. Instead of exchanging classroom gifts, the students are asked to purchase Angel Tree gifts. This is a classroom event for everyone. The students wrap each gift with excitement thankful they are able to show love to an anonymous someone else. While being raised in a ME, ME, ME society, this helps to reinforce the love, caring and sacrifice we are to show others as Christ showed us. We were shown the Ultimate Love when Jesus came to us, let’s pass on that Love to others.
Here are our students singing one of their songs for their Christmas Play, Camel Lot. They are really having a good time! This is a fun play the students are doing and they are truly enjoying their practices! Come on out and see their play on Thursday, December 18, at 7:00 P.M. in the gymnasium. See you then!