November 18, 2022
Good afternoon. I hope everyone has had a good week. As we approach Thanksgiving, it seems the weather has turned. In addition, we have begun already to prepare for the return of our Christmas show! (see below for details). I hope these weekly emails continue to provide you with important information and are of value to you.
Thanks to all who helped make yesterday’s pizza day a success! It is always an enjoyable day for the students.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Another thank you to all those who have contributed to the Thanksgiving Food Drive. We will be able to provide a large number of items to the food pantries at Our Lady Help of Chirstians and St. Rose of Lima.
Toys for Tots
Our work of service to those in need now turns to Christmas and a Toys for Tots drive. We have a box set up in our vestibule thanks to Mr. Gambale. Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need at Christmas time.
Gift Card Sale
Our annual gift card sale has begun. Earlier this week, students came home with a flier with more details and a QR code to link to the site for the sale. This is a great way to purchase gifts for others for Christmas and help raise money for our academy. The flier is also attached for your convenience.
As the holiday shopping season gets going, a reminder that you can help raise money for our school by shopping at https://smile.amazon.com/ and selecting Good Shepherd Catholic Academy as the beneficiary.
Cold Weather Reminders
With the change to colder weather, all are reminded that only the Good Shepherd fleece is permitted on top of the regular uniform. Students should also be coming with adequate coats/jackets. Recess will continue to be outside daily unless it is very cold, raining, or snowing.
While we hope we can avoid school closure due to snow, a reminder that if the school building is closed due to snow, there will be remote classes for a portion of that day. This will be different for each grade level/band. More details will be provided if/when we encounter a snow closure.
We are excited to announce the return of our in-person Christmas show! The show for grades 1-8 will be on Thursday evening, December 15th, beginning at 6pm in the church. Families will be able to purchase up to 4 tickets. Tickets will be $5 each. JPK, Pre-K, and K will have their show on Wednesday, 12/21 at 1:30 pm in the church. Tickets for this show will be unlimited and are $5/each. Ticket order form will be sent home after Thanksgiving.
Half Day Wednesday 11/23
As a reminder, Wednesday, 11/23 is a half day for all grades with the dismissal times as follows:
JPK - 11:30 Pre-K - 11:40 K - 11:45 1-4 - 11:50 5-6 - 11:55 7-8 - 12:00
Our new website has been launched. You can view it by clicking on the link below.
11/21 2nd Grade Thanksgiving Play
11/22 Champ Up Assembly for Grades 4-8
11/23 Half Day for All Grades
9 am Mass
11/24 Thanksgiving Day - School Closed
11/25 Thanksgiving Recess - School Closed
12/2 First Friday Mass - 9am
First Trimester Ends
12/5 Second Trimester Begins
12/8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception - School Closed
12/9 Gift Card Sale Ends
12/13 Parent Teacher Conferences - Half Day for All Grades
12/15 Grades 1-8 Christmas Show - 6pm
12/20 Holy Hour
Trim a Tree
12/21 JPK, Pre-K, and K Christmas Show - 1:30 pm
12/22 9 am Mass
Christmas Break Begins After Dismissal
Half Day for All Grades
Have a great weekend!