Hello Lower School!
It’s hard to believe we are heading into our last week before Christmas break. It seems every year goes by faster than the last! As we navigate our way through this holiday season (filled with checklists, parties, out of town guests, baking, cleaning, travel, shopping etc.) I hope you will find a moment to be still, and reflect on all the good in your life. A recent homily I heard encouraged people to do three things this Advent: to love more, to forgive more, and to show more patience. As I listened to this, I began thinking of our students and how quickly they make friends, forgive transgressions, and help one another without hesitation. There is so much to learn, and admire, from the young. I hope that all of us can be so enlightened with the joyful heart of a child. On behalf of all lower school faculty and staff, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Lower School St. Nicholas Show was a hit! I’m so proud of our kids. It’s wonderful to see hard work and preparation pay off. I hope all of you were able to attend the performance, but if not, we have posted some great pics on our FB page – go check it out! Special thanks to Ms. Allen and Mrs. O’Meara for making it all possible. All of our students looked and sounded amazing!
Our fee dress fundraiser was a HUGE success! K-4 alone raised $266.33 in one day. Team Trees won over some votes, but the majority went to the Warrior Dog Foundation. Together, we decided to allocate most of the funds to the Warrior Dog Foundation, with a smaller donation going to Team Tress. Look for another fee dress day opportunity in the spring! Thank you to all who participated.
January Conferences and Progress Reports
We will be holding conferences again in January, from the 13th-24th. During these conferences we will be discussing your child’s strengths, challenges, and setting specific goals for the end of the year. Progress reports will be given to you at conferences. We look forward to meeting with you!
First Grade Christmas Show (12.18)
This Wednesday at 2:00 first grade will be performing their Christmas show in the chapel. All are welcome.
Relaxed Dress Thursday (12.19)
This Thursday is a relaxed dress day for all grades K-8.
Las Posadas Friday (12.20)
Our Advent service will begin at 10:30 in front of the chapel. Students will be reenacting the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus Christ. All are welcome. It’s a beautiful service!
No After Care Friday – Friendly Reminder!
This Friday is a half day. Please make arrangements for your chid to be picked up at 12:00. There will be no after care available. Thank you!
See you tomorrow.
Lower School Director