/Week of December 17 – 21

Grade 1

Week of December 17 – 21

God of light bring us joy

Help us to find joy this Advent season

Help us to prepare for the coming of the Lord

Hello Grade One Families!

We have come to the third week of Advent – the week of joy! There is certainly a lot of joy in the children as they share their excitement for this special season of preparation and anticipation of the birth of Jesus. 

Thank-you again for all of your contributions of time, talent and food to the Grade One Christmas Party on Friday! Thank-you also for the generous Christmas gift! 

Because of the busy afternoons this week, we will not be doing our daily agenda books. I will keep them at school until after the Christmas holidays. 

Please note the following for this week:


  • regular school hours from 8:45am – 3:00pm
  • no PE class
  • no hot lunch


  • regular school hours from 8:45am – 3:00pm
  • no PE class
  • students come to school in their school uniform
  • parents who volunteered to help the students to change into their Sunday Best, please come at 12:25pm
  • the dress rehearsal begins promptly at 1:00pm in the Parish Centre gym
  • after the dress rehearsal the students will leave school in their Sunday Best and have their uniform in their backpack (please send an extra bag if you are worried it won’t fit)
  • students will be dismissed to the covered area as usual
  • students return to school at 6:15pm wearing their Sunday Best outfits again
  • students line-up in the covered area
  • the evening performance will begin at 7:00pm
  • the students will sit at the front with the class and the students in the choir will sit with the choir
  • after the performance is over, all students will return to the classroom and parents come to the classroom to pick up their child 


  • regular school hours from 8:45am – 2:00pm
  • PE class
  • please visit the Destination Imagination Bake Sale in the Parish Centre at 2:00pm with your child to support our school’s Destination Imagination teams as they raise money for those in need


  • regular school hours from 8:45am – 3:00pm
  • please make sure that all library books are returned by today
  • there will be no new library books going home over the Christmas holidays


  • school hours are from 8:45am – 12:00pm today
  • students wear red, green and/or funny Christmas sweaters
  • Assembly at 9:00am ~ please join us!

If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail me at nkelly@stpaulschool.ca.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Mrs. Kelly