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Mrs. Heise's Updates

December 6, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The remaining days from now until Christmas are certain to be filled with activity, adventure, and anticipation as we await the birth of Baby Jesus.  What a wonderful and joy-filled time for all of us! Be certain to check the calendar and newsletters for information and dates.  I know you will not want to miss any of the excitement. 

Penance Service and the Sacrament of Reconciliation

This week students in grades 3-5 joined our pastors for a Penance Service and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Thank you to our pastors, our teachers, and you, for helping our students to understand the importance of making good choices and the forgiveness that God brings to us.

Elementary Christmas Concert      

One of the coming attractions is our annual “Elementary Christmas Concert”.  The concert will take place on Wednesday, December 18, at OLP Church at 6:00 p.m.  More info to come.

Columbus Mission Team Christmas Bake Sale

A special addition to the concert is the Columbus Mission Team Christmas Bake Sale.  Be sure to stop in to purchase those delicious treats you want to have for your Christmas entertaining.  Thanks to Mrs. Kennedy, and the members of the Casa Hogar Mission Team for sponsoring this sale.

Band Breakfast, Band Concert, and Middle/High School Choral Concert

The Band Breakfast will take place at Our Lady of Peace Church basement on December 8, at8:00-11:30.  Stop in for a great breakfast while supporting the Columbus band program.  The Middle and High School Choral and Band Concerts will take place on that same day at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. consecutively.  5th grade band students will perform in the Band Concert at 6:00.  You are invited to attend the concerts and share in the music of the Christmas season. 

Preschool Christmas Programs and Ornament Day

Other special events coming up are our Preschool Christmas Programs and the 5K Ornament Day.  Dates are listed on the calendar and in the calendar notes.  Please join us as guests at our programs…the students are working hard to show you their talents.  If you plan to assist with Ornament Day, please be sure to have completed your Safe Environment information and online training. Thank you to those who have done so and for the consideration of others. 

Box Tops for Education

A reminder to send in your receipts if you have purchased anything that is Box Top eligible! Don't forget to remind grandparents!!

Until next time…God bless.


Coming Events

December 7     Dribbling Dons at CCHS

December 8     Band Breakfast at OLP 8:00-11:30

                          MS/HS Choral Concert at Columbus 4:00 p.m.

                          5th-12th Band Concert at Columbus  6:00 p.m.

December 11   Preschool 3 (Mrs. Burt) Christmas Program at 9:00 a.m. Columbia Room

December 12   Preschool 3 (Ms. Weiland) Christmas Program at 9:00 a.m. Columbia Room

December 17   Preschool 4 (Mrs. Harrell) Christmas Program at 9:15 a.m. in Columbia Room

                           5K Ornament Day at 1:00

December 18   Preschool 3 (Ms. Manteufel) Christmas Program at 9:30 a.m. in Columbia Room

December 20   BONUS Tees and Jeans Day


December 7     Dribbling Dons Gr. 4K-1  9:00-10:15

                                                      Gr. 2-3    10:30-11:45

December 8     8:00-11:00 Music Dept Breakfast at OLP church

                          4:00  CCHS/CCMS Choir Concert at CCHS

                          6:00  Gr. 5-12 Band Concert at CCHS

December 9     5th Grade Band 2:55-3:55 p.m.

December 10   3:00-4:30 SJB Robotics

December 11   8:00 SJB Mass, Mrs. Schmidt's 2nd grade class planning  

                           9:00 Pre102 Christmas Program, Columbia Room

                           3:00-4:30 OLP Robotics

                           Parent Association Painting Event in OLP Church basement

December 12   8:00 OLP Mass, Mrs. Strack's 4th grade class planning

                          9:00 Pre 114 Christmas Program, Columbia Room

December 13  Tees and Jeans Day

                          Progress Reports go Home


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