Advent

We celebrate each week of Advent with an Advent wreath ceremony each Monday morning as part of our announcements.  Each classroom has an Advent wreath and follows along with prayers and songs; Mrs. Bianchi’s 4th grade has acted as song leaders for these services.  We will celebrate the fourth week of Advent at a prayer service in church on December 22 at 11 am.  Please join us.

Loving God, We give you thanks for the blessings of this holy Advent season.

You are the source of life, of hope, and of all good things.

We look forward to the coming of the Light of  Christ at Christmas.

Help us to turn toward that Light in our lives.

We rejoice at the gift of Your Son who taught us to love in Your name.

May we be people of peace and justice all the days of our lives.

Your kingdom come and Your will be done now and forever.

Amen

Toy Drive

For the benefit of the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center

December 1 – December 15, 2017

We will be collecting “new” and “gently used” toys, games, books, puzzles and stuffed animals.  This is a wonderful way to teach our children about the spirit of giving and aiding those who are less fortunate.

Please be sure all pieces of games and puzzles are included and that nothing is broken.  Books should not be written in or have pages ripped.  All items will be collected daily in classrooms.  Please be generous.

Thank you for your support!

Hour of Code

Students at Our Lady of Angels School participated in the Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, December 4 –10, 2017.  This worldwide effort celebrating computer science is organized by Code.org and supported by technology giants such as Microsoft, Apple, Google, and many more. According to Code.org, the Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics. The OLA computer lab has been filled with excitement as students joined in the celebration. Students explored a variety of grade-appropriate coding tutorials such as Kodable, Lightbot, Scratch, Tynker, Javascript with CodeHS, and Codesters, just to name a few. Whether first-timers or familiar, OLA students can’t wait to continue their coding journey.

              Christmas break

The last day of school for 2017, is Friday, December 22; dismissal will be at 11:30 am.  School resumes on Monday, January 8, 2018, at the usual start time of 7:50 am.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!