Mrs. Snow’s News & Notes

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As we bring our first semester to a close, we wait in anticipation as we journey closer to Christmas and we light our last Advent candle this weekend. Thank you to everyone who has supported the efforts at our school. I would like to thank you for your generosity not only during this Advent Season, but throughout our school year. Your participation in our monthly missions has brought joy to those who we have been able to serve. Your participation in the Angel Tree will bring joy and a smile to many. Lastly, thank you so very much for your generous donation to our staff and faculty.

I am very thankful for the many blessings bestowed upon our students and families at Sacred Heart Cathedral School. Last weekend, our Science Olympiad team traveled to Orlando to compete in an Invitational. Our students competed against the best schools in the state and were very successful. I am very proud to say our students earned the “Most Spirited” award and the award for being the “Most Inventive”. I must say our students reacted quickly to challenges, overcoming obstacles to earn medals and ribbons. SHCS students earned 7 medals and 10 ribbons and placed third overall. Our next challenge will be our regional competition on Saturday, February 20 at UWF. Special thank you to all the teachers, parents, volunteers and coordinators who made this event possible. Thank you also for your prayers for us this past weekend.

December is a special month of holiday blessings and cheer. I wish our families a happy and holy Christmas season. May you and yours find peace in the coming of the Christ Child on Christmas and may you carry Him in your hearts throughout the year. Peace to all!

Mrs. Elizabeth Snow

Congratulations SHCS Science Olympiad Team!

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Last weekend, members of the SHCS Science Olympiad team travelled to Orlando to compete in an invitational event. Our students placed in 17 out of 22 events and took 3rd place overall.

We are so proud of our students and the hard work they put into getting ready for this event.  We also want to thank our volunteer coaches for the many hours they have invested in our students.  Keep up the good work as you prepare for the next event!

Mrs. Snow’s News & Notes

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As we continue to journey through Advent, we wait for the birth of Jesus, who came to show us the Father’s love. We wait for him to be born again in our hearts, our classrooms, and our homes as the Light of the World. We begin our Morning Prayer in song, led by Mr. Tom Baroco. We pray for God to be our guiding light through His Son’s likeness and to spread light throughout the world.  We ask God to help us to live our life with our daily actions rooted in goodness and forgiveness.

Please join us for Mass tomorrow as we extend an invitation to our school and parish community to meet for fellowship after Mass. Thank you to Michelle Benzinger and Molly Kane for organizing this event. If you meet outside of church, Michelle and Molly will direct you to the Rita Reynolds room in the parish building.

Thank you to all of the children and families for being part of our wonderful evening of Christmas songs and performance. Once again, we are shown the wonderful talent our students exhibit at Sacred Heart Cathedral School. As I said last evening, thank you for giving us the privilege of working with your family for academic excellence and service to all.

Midterm exams for students in our middle school are next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Students have been given study guides and the review has begun. Thank you for supporting your child in academic excellence with this endeavor.

As a reminder; we have noon dismissal on Friday, December 18. There will be NO extended care.

Mrs. Snow

Children’s Christmas Festival Choir

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Our Children’s Christmas Festival Choir is open to children in grades 2 – 8. The choir will sing as part of the Nativity Play prior to the mass, and will provide the music for the 4:00pm Christmas Vigil Mass.

Contact Tom Baroco (barocot@shc.ptdiocese.org) to sign up.

Rehearsals:

Wednesday Dec 16, 3:00pm-4:00pm in the Parish Hall

Wednesday Dec 23, 10:00am-11:30am in the Parish Hall

Thursday    Dec 24, 3:00pm in the Parish Hall, immediately prior to the 4 pm Christmas Vigil Mass.

Mrs. Snow’s News & Notes

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Spiritual Evening. The teacher’s made, shared and served their famous chili recipes. Mr. Hartwell reflected on the season and the evening ended with the making of a family Advent wreath. We really appreciate our families and look forward to continuing to meet during our liturgical year and to pray for our school and community. Please join us for prayer and community building after the December 11th 8 a.m. Mass. Michelle Benzinger and Molly Kane will be hosting the event in Ave Maria Hall. Please bring your Mass friends with you also…everyone is invited.

Friday, December 4th, we will celebrate St. Nicholas Day and Monday, December 7th, is our Advent Reconciliation beginning at 9 a.m. We will be attending 8 a.m. Mass on Tuesday, December 8th, for the feast day of the Immaculate Conception. Please join us Wednesday, December 9th at 5:45 p.m. for our elementary school Christmas celebration. Students in Prek-5th grade will be sharing their talents with us as we delight in an evening of Christmas songs.

Middle school exams will be the week of December 14th. A schedule is being sent to middle school parents with the specifics. We have noon dismissal on Friday, December 18. We will NOT have extended care.

Please pray for our Science Olympiad team as they travel to Orlando next weekend to compete in their first Invitational, competing against 10 teams. The students have worked hard, not only during their elective class and after school, but also on the weekends to prepare for their events. Thank you to the many teachers and volunteer coaches who have helped prepare these students for competition.