Do you believe it’s December already? Christmas will be here before you can blink an eye or give a nod!
As usual, our students thoroughly enjoyed the costume parade and class parties for Halloween. The winners of the costume parade were:
Kindergarten: Lyndsey Rogers (Scarecrow Girl), Silas Murphy (Flash) and Harper Pope (Black Cat)
Grade 1: Drew Steiner (Cowboy), Khloe Drexler (Ringmaster) and Rolan Berling (Spiderman)
Grade 2: Sophie Garrett ( Our Lady of Guadalupe), Hunter Carlier (Cheeseburger), August Breitenstein (Yoda)
Grade 3: Alex Steiner & Ellie Fox (Bed Bug), Sam O’Leary (Soldier), Alayna Lawson (Pocahontas)
Grade 4: Ellen Mathews (Lucy, Mya Murphy (Old Lady), Isabelle Speer (Dorothy)
Grade 5: Warren Murphy (Astronaut), Addison Lyons & Madison Zurmehly ( Popeye & Olive Oil),
Ben Bernhardt (Dinosaur Rider)
Grade 6: Anna Blair (Girl in a Box), Jimmy Jasper (Bathtub), Ellie Breitenstein (Witch)
Grade 7: Carson Zurmehly, Will Mathews & Ryan Melcher (Holy Cows), Alex Busam (Indiana Jones),
Evie Thompson (Pink Ribbon Unicorn)
Honor Roll – First Trimester – St. Louis School
Grade 4: Avram Holden, Will Zerhusen
Grade 5: —-
Grade 6: Anna Blair, Gabriella Boland, Ellie Breitenstein, Kaitlin Brown, Audrey Gildea, Joey Trimble
Grade 7: Levi Holden, Ryan Melcher, Nicholas Raab
Grade 8: Xavier Carnicom, Max Gildea, Nathan Kulbe, Jack McGreevy, Rachel Noschang, Larissa Shoemake,
Grade 4: Ella Carlier, Josephine Pfeiffer, Isabelle Speer
Grade 5: Eli Harvey, Warren Murphy, Jessica Noschang, Kailey Ostendorf
Grade 6: Alex Heller, Jimmy Jasper, Samanth Martin, Harrison Pope, Madison Rose, Hunter Ross, Mason Ross
Grade 7: Maria Ellison, Will Mathews, Evelyn Thompson
Grade 8: Paige Bartlett, Alex Bernhardt, Nicholas Rose, Benjamin Scheffter
Scholastic Book Fair
The book fair was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and purchased books — it would not be possible without your help! Purchases made at the book fair earn our school Scholastic Dollars that can be spent on books and other items for our school. Renee Brown – Chairman
Digital Tattoo Lecture
Stephen Smith’s program on “Your Child’s Digital Tattoo” was certainly enlightening. His presentation pointed out the consequences of students who are the recipients of cyberbullying, sexting and other online activities. He also pointed out the technologies that enable these practices, but how they can also be used to reduce them. We must always remember that whatever is put out there will remain out there and accessible to anyone. It was a program well worth the time invested.
Our 7th and 8th Grade and PSR students came back from their confirmation retreat at Guardian Angels with an increased understanding of the significance of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please pray for these candidates as they take the next step of growth in their Catholic Faith.
The Kindness Project
St. Louis “Kindness Project” continues to scatter confetti of good deeds throughout the school! This month a December calendar with suggestions of good deeds will be used at school, then sent home at Christmas break with the students so they can be practiced at school and at home as an advent endeavor. Please encourage your students to spread the “confetti of kindness” beyond the school walls and into your home.
SVDP Christmas Food Drive
The last day to contribute canned goods in the classrooms for the Christmas Food Baskets for St. Vincent DePaul is Wednesday, December 5. Thank you for your generous support of those in need as we celebrate the One who gave all for us – Jesus.
St. Nicholas Day – December 6
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without celebrating the real “St. Nick”. Share the story of the saint from whom the tradition of giving gifts at Christmas was originated.
Fine Arts Presentation
Grades K through 5 will see a presentation of “Reindeer Games” presented by the Cincinnati Children’s Theater in our gym. The children always look forward to these events and this company always does a good job.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception – December 8
We celebrate this feast as a holy day of obligation to remember how one teenage girl was obedient to God’s directive and was rewarded by having a Son who was “God with us”. Can you imagine the trials she must have endured socially to bring the fulfillment of prophesy that the Jewish people awaited? For this obedience she should be honored. We should all take the example of her obedience in our own lives.
The last day to contribute to the Lego Drive for children enduring treatments for Leukemia at Children’s Hospital is Friday, December 14. The Lego sets will be a blessing that keeps them occupied during these bouts at the hospital. Thank you all for your generous support and love for the children.
December 18 will be the student’s Christmas Program presented as a gift to their parents. The community is welcome to join us for this presentation at 7:00 p.m. (Students must be present at 6:30 p.m. in preparation.)
December 19 will be the student’s last day of school in 2018! Classroom Christmas parties will begin at
Christmas Break – The first day of Christmas break will be December 20, 2018 and classes will resume on January 3, 2019.
We wish you all a joyous Christmas Season remembering the TRUE reason we celebrate. And may God grant you many blessings in the year to come.