Saints-in-training! This week students trained to be like saints through their actions. We played “Virtues of the Saints” to remind us how to be saint-like in our everyday lives.
Pray for the living and the dead like St. Cyprian– Each student wrote names of family and friends and prayed for them.
Clothe the naked like St. Martin de Porres– Each student made paper clothes for his/her person.
Feed the Hungry like St. Elizabeth of Hungary– Each student decorated two paper muffins.
Build the church like St. Francis-Each student used blocks to build a church.
Teach the faith like St. Patrick- Each student made shamrocks and wrote the persons of the Trinity.
Give to the poor like St. Nicholas – Each student made money and their own chimneys.
I am thankful for each of you and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Special Advent Note
Beginning Monday, November 28th the entire school will gather for Advent morning prayer every Monday in the church at 8:20. First graders will head straight to the church at 8:15. Please do your best to be on time. If you are late, please come directly to the church. We will be sitting in the front on the right hand side facing the altar if you need to meet us there.
Also, please take note of the volunteer times during December. Sight words will begin at 8:30 to allow for primary advent prayer Tuesday – Friday in the kindergarten classroom. If you are here volunteering, you are welcome to join us.
Christmas Around the World
On Thursday, December 15th, first graders will celebrate learning about Christmas around the world with an international luncheon. Each family is asked to participate either by making a dish from a special country or donating supplies and/or your time. Planning/sign up forms will come home after Thanksgiving. Please click here http://grade1b.st-johnschool.org/first-grade-volunteers/ for volunteer opportunities on December 15th to help with the luncheon. Please do not order hot lunch on Thursday, December 15th.
-Homework and new spelling words will come Monday, November 28th.
-Report cards will be sent home on Thursday, December 1st. Please sign and return one copy and the envelope.
-Star Dolphin for the week of November 28 is Parker.