I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving. A great big THANK YOU to Coach D for an incredibly successful Turkey Trot to send us off to our holiday break! We will share the final number of funds raised in next week’s newsletter. Coach “D”…you ROCK!!!
The season of Advent begins this Sunday. SMA will join our Mary, Star of the Sea parish family by celebrating this Advent as a time of PEACE through prayer, service, and relationship.
PRAYER – We will focus on praying the Prayer of St. Francis for peace in our world and our communities. All students will bring home a prayer card with this prayer on it and an Advent poem booklet this Friday. I encourage you to pray this prayer nightly as a family for peace in our world.
SERVICE – Please participate in our Toy Drive for Fr. Joe’s Village. Take time to bring your child shopping for a gift for a child that is less fortunate than them. The toys will be collected in the classrooms until the arrival of a truck to pick them up the final week before Christmas break. All donations must be received no later than December 12.
RELATIONSHIP – As we gather as a school community, or as families at night, and pray for a peace-filled world may we encourage our children to thank God for the blessings he has bestowed on us all. We have so much to share with those who have so little. Remembering that Jesus told us that whatever we do for the less fortunate, we do for Him. Service and prayer bring us closer to Him and therefore, strengthens our relationship with Him.
I wish us all a PEACE-FILLED Advent Season!
In closing, I hope to see many of you at the La Jolla Christmas Parade this Sunday to cheer on our SMA float, along with many of our 8th graders, cheerleaders and SMA students. It’s not too late to help with the float so your child can be one of the lucky ones to ride on it in the parade. Please contact the office for more information.
Peace-filled Advent Blessings,