“So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” Matthew 24:44
The Advent Season Begins on Sunday, November 28th
The first candle, which is purple, symbolizes hope. It is sometimes called the “Prophecy Candle” in remembrance of the prophets, especially Isaiah, who foretold the birth of Christ. It represents the expectation felt in anticipation of the coming Messiah.
Virtual Advent Liturgies will be hosted weekly by each division, starting with the Primary grades, on Wednesday, December 3rd at 9:05am. Links to each liturgy will be shared via twitter and D2L closer to each date.
Advent & Christmas Celebrations
Primary Liturgy (Virtual) – Wednesday, December 1st @ 9:05am
Intermediate Liturgy (Virtual) – Monday, December 6th @ 10:05am
Junior Liturgy (Virtual) – Monday, December 13th @ 10:45am
JOY DAY – Friday, December 3rd
SPIRIT WEEK – The Week of December 13th, DAILY THEMES TBA!
Milk Program Starts This Week
Our milk program starts this week. If a child is absent that day we will save their milk in the fridge for when they return.
Milk will only be 3x weekly (MON/WED/FRI)
Students that have opted for an alternating milk choice will have their selection alternate daily.
See example below (applies only to students that selected alternating milk choices)
*This week: Monday (Chocolate), Wednesday (White), Friday (Chocolate)
*Next week: Monday (White), Wednesday (Chocolate), Friday (White)
The Book Fair is on Now!
This year’s Book Fair is running until December 3rd and is also virtual! Parents may shop online; all online purchases will be delivered to St. Teresa for free.
Please find a shopping link (on Slide 7) of this Book Fair google slide presentation:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1C8jWr8dEQi9dh8S20j2-XwQ7rQTdpzQakLQXpNQ4OTo/edit?usp=sharing
Thank you for your Poinsettia Fundraising order which will be directed towards helping some of our families in need this Christmas season. As a result of your support, we raised over $300 dollars.
Please pick up your Poinsettia order after 12:00PM on Wednesday, December 8th in the foyer.
Kinder (East) Parking Lot Safety
Please note that we only have one area for Kiss n Ride (West) parking lot. We do not have enough staff to manage Kiss n Ride on both sides of our school, nor does our small school population support this need. Please note that the Kinder/West parking lot driveway is for our special needs/wheelchair transportation buses. Parking is never allowed in the driveway. Feel free to park in the available spaces and walk your child to the gate. This past week, it has been noted that some cars pull alongside parked buses and let their children out. This is very unsafe.
Star of Hope
Our Star of Hope Christmas outreach program has begun. This very important and long-standing tradition allows our community to help those who may be struggling and provide a brighter Christmas for families in our very own community. This outreach program has assisted as many as 60 families over the years and allowed us to donate to St. Vincent de Paul and charities throughout Halton. We look forward to working with you again this year as we touch the lives of those we are reaching while we fill our hearts with the true spirit of Christmas.
· Let’s decorate the tree! Send in your gift card(s) from now until December 8th and your child will be invited to place a star(s) on our Christmas tree in the foyer.
· Donate your gift cards for grocery, gas, retail (Winners, Walmart, clothing etc.), restaurant, beverage, movie and pharmacy by December 8th
· We encourage our community to support St. Teresa by purchasing your Star of Hope and Christmas gift cards via FUNDSCRIP using the St. Teresa of Calcutta code DY6CWF.
Our school has raised over $400 in the last year just by purchasing gift cards that you normally would purchase. Share the code with family, friends and even for corporate holiday gift-giving.
Please see the attachments for all the details.
If your place of work would like to donate or purchase employee gift cards, please send us an email at email@example.com and we can assist.
We THANK YOU for your generosity and support of this special tradition.
May God bless you and your family and keep you safe and healthy during this holiday season and throughout 2022.
St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School Council