ST. STEPHEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER & UPDATE
Healthy Hearts, Caring Minds
December 5, 2016
In this issue
“Here is the “Good News” of Jesus about human dignity: “God so loved the world that He gave his only son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him” (Jn 3:16-17). Only the one who recognizes the infinite dignity of the “other” is capable of giving up one’s life for her/him.”
We had our first Lockdown practice of the year, during first block on Monday, December 5th, and it was very successful. Constable Hupe was very impressed with how well the students followed instructions and how patient and quiet the students and teachers were in their classrooms. We will be having another Lockdown practice later in the school year and we know the students will once again do a great job.
Monsignor Muldoon will be joining us to celebrate our Advent Mass on Monday, December 12th. The mass will be held in the gym and will start at 10:10am. We hope many members of our school community will be able to attend this celebration.
School Council Meeting
The St. Stephen Catholic School Council will be holding their next meeting on Tuesday, December 13th. All interested parents are welcome to attend the meeting, which will begin in the school staff room at 6:30pm. More information about the council can be found at: http://ste.ocsb.ca/catholic-school-council.
We are very excited to hold our outdoor Christmas concert on Thursday, December 15th. The theme this year is “Christmas in Hollywood” and each class will have the opportunity to perform on the stage. This event is always one of the highlights of the year. We hope that everyone will be able to join us. The concert will begin at 5:00pm and it will conclude between 6:30 and 7:00pm.
Christmas Concert Food Orders
Families will be able to purchase food at the Christmas Concert as well. We will be placing our orders soon, but we need the green information forms returned by Wednesday, December 8th, so that we have an accurate idea of how much food we will need to buy for the event. Thanks for your cooperation.
PJ Drive and Canned Food Drive
We were blessed to witness the generosity of the St. Stephen School community on Friday, December 2nd, when close to 300 new sets of PJs were donated for our PJ Drive. Many children will spend Christmas in brand new, cozy PJs, thanks to your contributions.
Follow us on Twitter
If you want to see some of the exciting things students are doing on a daily basis, please follow us on Twitter: @STEStallions. If you don’t have Twitter, don’t worry, the feed is also embedded on our school website, which can be found at: ste.ocsb.ca.
St. Stephen School
1145 Stittsville Main Street