OUR LADY OF PEACE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
The season of Advent is right around the corner, and to celebrate, we have a few activities we would like to share.
Throughout the month of December, students will be participating in a digital reflection and journaling activity to support their faith journey. They will also be creating Christmas postcards for frontline workers and gathering supplies for the residents of Shirley’s House of Hope.
We need your help with the last project… If you are able, please consider donating the following items during each of the weeks leading up to Christmas:
Week 1 (November 30 - December 4) - Personal Items
Women who come to the shelter need a NEW bath, washcloth, & hand towel to keep. They also could use new women’s underwear, socks, pajamas, and deodorant, plus pull ups and size 3 & 4 diapers.
Week 2 (December 7-10) - Cleaning Supplies
Items such as all-purpose cleaners, glass cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, dish soap, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, dishwasher soap, and vinegar are appreciated.
Week 3 (December 14-18) - Paper & Plastic Products
Gallon ziplock, tall kitchen garbage bags, paper towels, and toilet paper are especially needed right now.
Thank you so much for your generosity. We are truly blessed to have such a supportive school family and are excited to help some of the people in our community!
St. John the Baptist Primary School
Join Us on Our Journey to Bethlehem - Advent 2020
The Advent season is a time of giving and spreading joy. This year the students are encouraged to participate in our Angel Fund charity drive. Donations collected will be sent to the Marshfield Clinic to help those affected by the Covid- 19 outbreak. This fund provides assistance to non-medical costs such as rent, gas, groceries, and other living expenses.
For more information or to donate online visit https://www.marshfieldclinic.org/giving/angel-fund
If donating online please check the box “Make this donation on behalf of an organization.” The organization name is St. John the Baptist Primary School.
We encourage students to earn coins at home by being a helpful member of their family. We have given your children many ideas about how they can assist their family. Here are a few ideas you might use at home:
- Get the Mail
- Help pack a lunch
- Make the bed
- Pick up toys
- Set the table for a meal
- Wash/ Dry the dishes
- Shovel snow
- Water the plants
- Feed pets
- Carry groceries into the house
- Put groceries away
- Care for/ watch a younger sibling
All donations must be brought to school no later than Monday, December 21st. Donations brought in by students should be in a sealed ziploc bag.
This year our school will be focusing on the journey through Advent. Each week we will study and reflect on the themes of Advent: Kindness, Hope, Peace, Joy, Love. Each grade level will participate in helping create banners on the themes that will be displayed in our entryway.
We also will follow the journey Mary and Joseph took on their way to Bethlehem. Students will have opportunities to read maps and facts about the path the Holy couple traveled. We will reflect on the struggles and hardships, while also rejoicing at their final destination; The birth of Jesus!
Thank you for your help in making this Advent season a positive, prayerful anticipation of Christ’s birth.