We find ourselves in the season of Advent, a time of waiting and preparation. We prepare our hearts with added prayer and works of goodness as we wait for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.
The happiness of the season will be shared with you the next two Mondays by our students! The Christmas program with Kindergarten through fourth grade students will be presented December 11 at 7:00 pm at SJV church. Students are to arrive by 6:40, dressed in their ‘Sunday best.’ Their teachers will meet them inside, and they put their coats in a pew in the back of the church (or you can take coats with you.) They will remain in back with their teacher until performance time, while you go up front to get a good seat! Following their performance, the KinderKids (and perhaps first graders) will wait up in front of the church for you to come and get them. Please join us!
The fifth through eighth grades' Choir and Band Christmas program will be in the church on Monday, Dec 18that 7:00 pm. Those students will wear their red band sweaters with black pants or a black skirt. Join us for more musical happiness!
Santa’s Workshop is all ready for shoppers! Grades 4-8 shop on Monday, grades PreK-3 shop on Tuesday. Tuesday afternoon is a make-up time for students, and a time that parents may shop. I checked it out – there are some great gift items available! Adult help is always needed and appreciated. Please give a couple hours of your time to help students if you can – thank you!
Remember, your child can have a picture taken with “Elf on the Shelf” tomorrow. “Elf” will be in the Santa’s Workshop area, and will pose with any child who wants a photo. The charge is $1.00, and will benefit the 7th and 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. I will have some extra dollars with me in case a child forgets.
The 7th and 8th grade Girls Volleyball team had a terrific season! They played for the championship of the league, and had 11 wins, 2 losses, and 2 ties for the season. Congratulations, Lady Vikings!
Last week, our eighth grade students registered for classes at Powers Catholic High School. Some of the students were surprised that not only their academic work, but also their behavior, was taken into consideration when deciding placement for classes in high school. All of their efforts in school to date are important. Registration for high school makes us realize just how quickly time is going by, and the SJV staff feels just as the eighth grade parents feel: where has the time gone?
Speaking of high school, the Powers Catholic Quiz Bowl team recently had their picture published for their accomplishments, and four of the six team members are SJV Alumni!! We are so proud of our former students Nikhil, Deven, Willem, and Endia!!
A photo of current students who are Geography Bee winners can be found below this newsletter. We have Smart Cookies at SJV!
IMPORTANT NOTICE! Day Care will close at 12 noon on Dec. 21st, our last day of school for 2017.
Powers Catholic will be hosting a Christmas Basketball Camp on December 27 from 9:00am-12:00pm for boys and girls in grades 6-8. The cost is $20 and each camper will receive a t-shirt. Online registration is available at https://goo.gl/forms/qrYm43sqrArt9PEU2. If you have any questions, please contact the Athletic Office (810)591-4741.
This is a time of much 'busy-ness' -- so many activities to attend and things to be taken care of. Though the responsibilities and commitments seem trying at times, may you find the joy in each of your endeavors this Christmas Season.
“Prepare ye the way of the Lord.”