Dear Parents and Guardians,
The second week of Advent invites us to prepare for the coming of our Lord through the word and actions of peace. Another meaning of the second week of Advent, I learned this week, is it is dedicated or represents Mary and her journey to Bethlehem.
How appropriate as we celebrate the Immaculate Conception this week! SMSA dedicates this feast day to our school as we are St. Mary’s Springs Academy. We took time on Tuesday, December 8th to bless our school, share in prayer, share treats and have some fun. Celebrating together gives us an opportunity to give our hearts peace in knowing we are in communion with each other and we are one body in Christ. Mary was given a special gift from God at the moment of conception. May we use our gifts, given by God, each day to create small Holy moments for one another.
It takes all of us, as a community, for success to happen. Thank you for thinking about each other and supporting everyone’s efforts to sustain learning on the Ledge in person with the option of virtual learning as well. It brings peace to my heart to know stakeholders are fully invested and support the magic and incredible journey we are on this school year. I wish you peace as we journey together to form a beautiful tomorrow by educating the children to be global leaders of tomorrow that are rooted in Christ’s teaching.
Throughout this Advent season, I pray peace will be part of your journey towards becoming closer to Christ when Christmas day arrives.
Aaron Rodgers Day -December 11 (Grades 6-8)
Students may wear jeans($3 donation) or sweats ($5 donation) and Packer attire to benefit The Solution Center! If students chose not to wear Packer gear, they must wear their school uniform. All out of dress code clothing must be in good taste and pants must not have rips or holes.
December 11th: P3 – Grade 5 Christmas attire: Please have your child wear Christmas day attire on Friday December 11, 2020. The why of the dress up day will be unwrapped at a later time.
Reconciliation – Thursday, December 17th
Students in grades 3 -8 will get the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation. Mrs. Skiff has created a marvelous plan to mitigate risk and give everyone the time and space that is needed to strengthen our relationship with our Lord before Christmas.
Ledger Learning Guide
Parents are always encouraged to check the SMSA Ledger Learning Guides Home Page to see weekly learning targets, resources and expectations in every course. Parental partnership in helping students stay organized and focused on learning is always appreciated.