Breaking Ground for Burundi Fundraising Event
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Buffet Dinner, Entertainment, Dance and Silent Auction
Christmas Special Prices:
- $40.00 for a family of 3
- $50.00 for a family of 4
- $60.00 for a family of 5
- Children 5 and under are free but still require a ticket
Cheques can be made payable to Edmonton Catholic Schools
If you have any questions please call the school or email Karen Smolarchuk.
Hope to see you and the whole family there!!
December 2014 / January 2015
As we near the end of 2014, we wish to take this opportunity to thank our school community members for their positive contributions toward making Sister Annata Brockman School a friendly and helping community. Thank you for volunteering in classrooms, spending time supporting our School Advisory Fundraising Committee, helping our grade 6 Patrols on Hemmingway, attending fieldtrips, classroom preparation for activities, baking for students and staff, attending School Advisory meetings to learn what is happening in the school, cheering on our sports teams, attending boat races at NAIT, and so much more.
We have entered one of our busiest seasons as student, staff, and parent calendars begin to fill up with many activities including those held at our school or Good Shepherd Church that includes:
- School wide social justice presentation on our commitment to build a “Sister Annata Brockman” classroom in Burundi (November 27)
- Morning Advent masses at Good Shepard Church with our students and staff (December 1,8, and 15)
- Demonstration of Learning: December 4 (12:00 – 4:00 and 5:00 – 7:00)
- Internet safety parent sessions: December 4 (1:00 and 7:00, each presentation about 45 minutes)
- School Christmas concerts (December 8 to11 beginning at 6:30)
- Volleyball and basketball practices and games
- Club activities (numero, robotics, social justice), and so much more!
Please check our school calendar for the dates and times of all our December events. Our hope as you fill in your calendar is that you are able to find time to slow down and reflect on the birth of Jesus. We remember that “there was no room for Him in the Inn” and as God’s people we are asked to continue to ‘have room in our hearts’ for those who need our love and support at this time.
Advent is a time of preparation, waiting and hope as we prepare our hearts for this special season. Our elementary and junior high students have suggestions for families as we prepare for Christmas:
- Attend mass as a family during the season of advent
- Decorate your house with a nativity scene
- Read books together about the first Christmas
- Shovel the sidewalk for a neighbor who struggles
- Volunteer together as a family
- Donate to a worthy cause or buy food for a food bank
- Visit a family new to the community
- Say daily prayers around the advent wreath as a family
- As a family: eat dinner together, go on a nature walk, play games, call relatives, sing carols
- Perform a kind deed for someone every day
- Show and share joy toward others
May you have the Spirit of Christmas which is Peace...the Gladness of Christmas which is Hope... and the Heart of Christmas which is Love as you prepare for the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Wishing you and your families Peace this Christmas,