December 1, 2020
A Special Advent Message- Preparing the Way
When you are expecting a special guest to visit your home, you probably spend some time making preparations. The house is cleaned, food is prepared, and everyone is expected to show his or her best behavior. Advent is a time to prepare for the most special guest that can possibly come to us: Jesus himself. The season reminds us that it is time to put our spiritual house in order, to make careful preparations, and to bring forward the best of ourselves. Like a much-loved guest, Jesus comes not to inspect our housekeeping or grade our hospitality, but He comes to be with us because he loves us. The atmosphere of Advent is joyful expectation.
At St. Elizabeth, we are PREPARING THE WAY for Jesus’s coming! Ask your child what it is that his/her class is doing to prepare themselves for Jesus.
iGiveCatholic: TODAY IS THE DAY! GIVING TUESDAY! Until 11:59 p.m. you can go to the link to donate and share the link with families and friends. Help us get new playground equipment! https://jackson.igivecatholic.org/organizations/st-elizabeth-catholic-school
MASS: 1st and 2nd grade will attend Mass this Thursday, December 3.Parents are welcome to attend Mass. Don’t forget your canned food item!
HALEY RAMIREZ BRACELETS: If you would like to purchase a #HALEYSTRONG bracelet, please send $5 to the office. All proceeds go to benefit Haley Ramirez’s medical expenses and rehabilitation.
FAITH FORMATION CLASSES: St. Elizabeth Catholic Church faith formation classes are Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 for students in grades 1-6. 1st-3rd meet in the library. 4th-6th meet in cafeteria. We would love for you to join us!
‘TIS THE SEASON OF GIVING
St. Elizabeth School will be blessing our local nursing homes this Advent season. We are asking each class to bring the items listed below. Most items can be found at Dollar Tree.
Pre-3- 3 BAGS OF SUGAR FREE CANDY AND A SMALL BLANKET
Pre-4- 10 NOTEPADS (small, can buy the multipacks) AND A SMALL BLANKET
Kindergarten & 1st grade- 2 6-PACKS OF LARGE SIZE SOCKS AND A SMALL BLANKET
2nd grade & 6th grade- 5 BOTTLES OF BODY WASH (any size) AND A SMALL BLANKET
3rd grade & 5th grade- 5 BOTTLES OF LOTION (any size) AND A SMALL BLANKET
4th grade- 5 BOTTLES OF BODY SPRAY (any size) AND A SMALL BLANKET
CHRISTMAS PLAY INFORMATION
We will be recording our Christmas program on Wednesday, December 16. We are making plans to show our Christmas Program to our families on Thursday, December 17, Drive-In style. Space will be limited. Times and details will be given in the next week.
CHRISTMAS PLAY ATTIRE: Preschool- Angel costumes will be provided. Wear uniforms or Christmas play t-shirt to school.
Grades 1-5- khaki bottoms with Christmas play t-shirt. Girls may wear shorts or skorts with white tights.
Manger scene- (TBA soon) Costumes provided. Wear Christmas play t-shirt and khaki bottoms
little ways to GIVE BIG!
FREE FRIDAY- Free Friday Funds until Christmas Break will benefit Haley Ramirez. Don’t forget your $1!
CANNED FOOD ITEMS- Bring a canned good each Thursday.
BOX TOPS- Download the app – Scan your receipt – Earn money for SES!
- SAVE THE DATE
- Butterbraids and Cookie Dough: Butterbraids will be here Thursday, December 10. Details to come.
- Lights of Jingle Bell Hill: A Christmas program Drive-In will be Thursday, December 18. Times and details to come.
- Friday, December 20: Wear your Christmas PJs to school!
- Classroom parties will be Friday, December 20 at 11:00 a.m. A sack lunch will be served that day in the classrooms. We will dismiss at 12:30 that day with NO AFTERCARE.