School newsletter: December 11, 2021
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OLSOS ADVENT MISSION THIS MONDAY! A parish mission is a time of grace for individuals and the whole community. In addition to preaching, its core elements are reconciliation, fellowship, prayer, Scripture, and healing of relationships (who doesn’t need this?) St. Pope John Paul II called parish missions “necessary and urgent today,” and referenced that, “There is nothing which will replace the parish mission in the periodic and vigorous renewal of Christian life.” Renewal of Christian life is an apparent need in our culture even amongst us Catholics, and a large factor behind our classical transition in education. JOIN US MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00 PM. REMINDER, THAT THE TIME SPENT PARTICIPATING COUNTS AS VOLUNTEER HOURS.
THIS WAS A WEEK FULL OF THANKSGIVING for the many hours that volunteers gave of themselves for the good of our students. Thanks to Ruth Rivaldi and all her many parent/grandparent volunteers who shopped, labeled, wrapped and organized our ADVENT STORE. It is a joy to see children eager and excited to purchase gifts for family members rather than focus on their own desires.
Also, this week, students participated in our yearly FAITH RALLY. This event was a huge success! Students participated in the Catholic practice of prayers and songs within Exposition, as well as silent prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Our 8th grade class presented testimonials, prayed alongside younger students, and assisted with crafts centered around the day. The event concluded with a lively and talented concert praising Our Lord. Sister Maria Caeli and her parish/parent volunteers put in long hours to provide this memorable experience for our students and families. Thank you ALL!
Dec. 13- Report Cards sent home
Dec.13-15 Parish Advent Mission
Dec. 17- Christmas Break Starts
Jan. 3- School Resumes
CATHOLIC LIBERAL EDUCATION IN ACTION
Sister Mariana’s Kindergarten classroom integrated their nature study of birds into their acquisition of language arts. Besides learning to recite the poem, The Blackbirds, they came to identify and familiarize themselves with nouns, verbs and adjectives. Who said Kindergarteners can’t learn parts of speech?
WITNESS OF THE WEEK
Two Second Graders were acknowledged for Patience this past week. Nicholas English continued to be attentive during Mass when distractions were present. Vivian Le, likewise, demonstrated Patience by utilizing class time wisely while waiting for assistance and materials to be distributed.
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School Principal, Mrs. Tina Powell