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This year in particular, it just doesn’t feel like the holiday season. So we’ve created this "Do Good December" Advent calendar, hoping it provides Christ-centered fun for your whole family. Scheduling quality time with our kids can really change our perspective in the most welcome and wonderful ways. Let’s find opportunities to “be the light” during this unprecedented Advent season. Check out our Do Good December Advent calendar for some creative ways to listen to, learn about and love the spirit of the Advent season.
A "Do Good December" event: Take a ride in the car with your family and look for Christmas lights. Check off all the items you see listed in this Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt.
We all could use someone in our corner. As part of our "Do Good December" event, we ask that you prayer for your assigned family and they will be praying for you! Find your assigned family in our Saint Thomas Prayer Partner list.
More fun for our "Do Good December" event. Check out these Christmas Riddles to tell your family and friends. If you have more riddles to share, send them to Mrs. Edgerton and she'll post them to our Saint Thomas Facebook page!
Here's another item for our "Do Good December" event! Make a popcorn cranberry garland. Hang it outside for the birds and squirrels or decorate your Christmas tree.
If you want to preserve it for next year, spray it twice with Shellac and wait for it to dry before placing it on your tree.
Here's another fun idea for our "Do Good December" event. Make a flameless Advent wreath! Don't forget to send pictures to Mrs. Edgerton for our Saint Thomas Facebook page!
Craft Supplies Needed:
Directions for this super easy craft:
Here's a fun Saint Nicholas game to play during our "Do Good December" event!
To celebrate All Saints Day, Mrs. Furtwangler and Mr. Corcoran will be visiting classrooms on Monday asking Saint trivia. We thought your family might enjoy celebrating All Saints Day with these trivia questions as well. Check out our All Saints Day trivia questions. Answers to be published in next week's Buzz!
Canvas is a new tool to help teach our students and keep our parents connected. This learning management system lets Saint Thomas students and parents easily navigate learning and expectations from any device. Log into Canvas at https://canvas.grdiocese.org/.
We are delighted to start the year with you. Our prayers have been focused on your health, your family's health, and your children. Now, our prayers turn to your return. God has blessed us with many lessons during this time. We have experienced many hardships, but we have learned to slow down and enjoy many of the simple blessings we have in our life. Please check out the COVID-19 Non-Public Schools Preparedness and Response Plan for information about our return to school.
Check out our Saint Thomas YouTube channel, which we created as a place for Saint Thomas the Apostle School to share information about our school and community with our parents, staff, and neighbors.
Check out the April 2020 FAITH Grand Rapids magazine, which features our own Daniel! The article discusses why his family chose Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic School for their family.