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Happy New Year! Advent marks the beginning of a new liturgical year for us.  It is a time of quiet, joyful preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth. We do this by thinking of, praying for and doing things for others.  Our patron, St. Teresa of Calcutta, was a great example of helping others in need and she said “if you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”  This year we are again supporting the Angel Tree Campaign and we have five different ways that you can help support a family in need. Our project kicks off on Monday November 30 and runs through December 11. Please see the Angel Tree poster in the newsletter for more details and for all things Angel Tree visit Lethbridge Family Services Website.

During Advent we will be focusing Habits 4-6 as they deal with thinking about and working with others.  The first week of Advent is about Hope and we will focus on Habit 4: Think Win-Win.  Here we consider what others want and since our Advent project is the Angel Tree we are asking students to consider others who may not have the money to have a happy Christmas and to do what they can to bring hope to families in need. Our focus for the second week is Peace and Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood.  We want to be at peace with each other and to bring peace to others through the Angel Tree project.  Our third celebration’s theme is Joy and Habit 6: Synergize. St. Teresa of Calcutta said it best when she said “I can do things you cannot and you can do things I cannot.  Together we can do great things.” Just as we are preparing for Jesus to bring light to our world during Advent, by working together we can be a light for others when we synergize to help out those in need.

STC Angel Tree Campaign 2020

Throughout 2020, it has been difficult to maintain our sense of community due to our COVID-19 restrictions.  To help regain that sense we will be inviting families to virtually join our advent celebrations through Zoom. Each week a link will be sent out through email and we look forward to having you join us. The tradition of coming together also happens with the December Christmas dinner. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, food needs to be prepackaged so we would have had to make up plates for students which may have involved food waste.  Instead of turkey dinner, school council is supporting a pizza meal for students on the 16th of December. Having a hot meal delivered will be a much appreciated change for all of us who eat and make lunches.  Than you school council. Finally, our Christmas event this year we will a little bit different in nature. We will be sending out a STC Family Christmas Bingo card.  There will be 14 activities on the card that you can do as a family. Your family can complete as many items as you like during the month of December.  Send in pictures of your family completing the items to the office and we will share your pictures to our Facebook page.  With the new COVID-19 restrictions that just came in, playing STC Family Bingo might be a great way for your family to synergize. There may even be prizes for the first few Bingos we receive. We look forward to re-establishing that sense of community and to see the different activities families choose to do.

Throughout 2020, it has been difficult to maintain our sense of community due to our COVID-19 restrictions.  To help regain that sense we will be inviting families to virtually join our advent celebrations through Zoom. Each week a link will be sent out through email and we look forward to having you join us. The tradition of coming together also happens with the December Christmas dinner. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, food needs to be prepackaged so we would have had to make up plates for students which may have involved food waste.  Instead of turkey dinner, school council is supporting a pizza meal for students on the 16th of December. Having a hot meal delivered will be a much appreciated change for all of us who eat and make lunches.  Than you school council. Finally, our Christmas event this year we will a little bit different in nature. We will be sending out a STC Family Christmas Bingo card.  There will be 14 activities on the card that you can do as a family. Your family can complete as many items as you like during the month of December.  Send in pictures of your family completing the items to the office and we will share your pictures to our Facebook page.  With the new COVID-19 restrictions that just came in, playing STC Family Bingo might be a great way for your family to synergize. There may even be prizes for the first few Bingos we receive. We look forward to re-establishing that sense of community and to see the different activities families choose to do.

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