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Family Newsletter ~ December 19, 2019

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

Christmas Concerts

I am looking forward to seeing you all for our Christmas concerts later today at 1:30 and 6:30. Just a reminder to please bring 2 dozen cookies to be used for the reception if you have not already done so. Students should arrive by no later than 6:10 this evening. Thank you to our kindergarten room parents, Tammy Joyer and Joan Olson, for their leadership and all who volunteered to help.


AFC Christmas Mass Celebrations

12/24 4:00 at St. John’s and St. Philip’s

6:00 at Our Lady

12/25 8:30 at Our Lady

10:00 at St. John’s

10:30 at St. Philip’s

12:00 at St. Philip’s in Spanish

Feast of Mary, Mother of God Mass Celebrations

12/31 4:00 at St. Philip’s

5:30 at St. John’s

1/1 9:00 at Our Lady


Our Christmas vacation begins tomorrow at 2:50. Classes resume on Thursday, January 2.


Retreat Day Thank You

Thanks to all who helped make our retreat day go smoothly. Volunteers included Melissa Thompson, Jessica Olson, Diane Springer, Mary Ann Dingmann, Deacon John, and Sue Kluver.


Catholic Schools Week (reprinted)

When we return from break, Catholic Schools Week (CSW) will be just weeks away. I’ll be sending home communication asking for help with various activities and wanted to give you a heads-up. We will be looking for helpers for all Masses on January 26—readers, choir members, gifts, ushers, etc. Please plan to attend and help out as a family where possible. Catholic United Financial will also be hosting a breakfast that morning which benefits the school. We will need helpers with serving and clean-up. Our trip to Powder Ridge is scheduled for Thursday, 1/30,

A brief outline of the events planned so far:

Sunday: Mass, Breakfast, Talent Show*

*We are welcoming alumni to come back and perform as well. Help us spread the word!

Wednesday: Flapjacks for Families – Join us for breakfast!

Career Day—We will visit local businesses and will need adults to help chaperone.

Thursday: Grades 2-5 trip to Powder Ridge

Friday: Mass in the morning and BINGO in the afternoon


Upcoming Dates

1/2 School resumes

1/7 Marketing Meeting 4:30

School Committee Meeting 6:30

1/9-1/10 2nd Grade 1st Eucharist centers at the church

1/13-1/24 Winter NWEA assessment window

1/17 Catholic United Financial Schools Raffle Kick-off

End of Qtr 2 and Reading Counts celebration

1/20 No School – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/23 Preschool Come Play with Us event

1/26 CSW Masses, Breakfast, & Talent Show

1/29 Flapjacks for Families 7:15 AM

1/30 Gr 2-5 Powder Ridge trip


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