Calling All Aquin Elves!

(Santa needs your help)

Who are Aquin Elves?

You--or any of your friends . . . any staff, faculty, parent, student or supporter who wants to help make someone's Christmas a little brighter.
Keep reading for 3 ways to be an Aquin Elf!

Elf Job Opening #1 . Super Shoppers

Aquin will once again be providing gifts for the Head Start Giving Tree. When you're out on Black Friday (or sooner . . . or after), please think of the little ones in Freeport who are in need. Many small gifts are better than one very large gift. Wrapping paper, gift bags and tissue are also needed. Students will be happy to wrap, but feel free to wrap gifts yourself.

Drop your donations at either campus and we'll be sure to get them in Santa's bag!

Elf Job Opening #2 . Elf Shop Donors & Cookie Walk Bakers

A few years ago, we hosted an Elf Shop during the December Flea Market. The Junior Class would like to do that again--and they'd love your help!

Beginning Monday, November 30, donations will be accepted for the Elf Shop at either campus office or in the Band Room (Elf Shop). So, get your Christmas decorations up over Thanksgiving weekend and fill a box (or boxes) of gently used items that you would like to donate. Any unpurchased items from the Elf Shop will be donated to the Salvation Army.

If you are a baking elf, please donate homemade treats and cookies anytime beginning November 30. We’d greatly appreciate it. Please let us know how many you can donate so we can plan accordingly.

All the details of the Elf Shop are listed below. Click here to download a copy of the poster and hang it at work, share it with your neighbors and help get the word out.

Call Aquin at 235.3154 x 221 and leave a message for Jamie or send an email to Proceeds from the Elf Shop and Cookie Walk will go toward the Junior Class Prom efforts.

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Elf Job Opening #3 . Vote for Aquin

(and learn a little history)

Once again, under the direction of our master, Mr. Pisula, the Aquin senior high art students have painted a window at Bocker at 801 E. South in Freeport. This year's original art created by the students depicts 'The Christmas Truce 1914' and is entitled 'Peace on Earth'. It includes an image of the Eiffel Tower. In looking for a brief explanation of the story behind the painting, I came upon the following video which sums up the message of the painting (for a more detailed explanation of 'The Truce', click here).

Beginning Friday, November 27th, you can go down and vote for the Aquin window. Cash prizes of $600, $400 and $200 will be awarded to the top 3 schools based on the public voting. Mr. P always spends his prize money very wisely on 'non-consumables' for all Art students to use. Past purchases have been jewelry-making equipment, pottery wheels, etc. Voting ends December 23rd--so vote early and vote often.

Thank you to Bocker for supporting the Arts in the schools!

It could happen again: World War I Christmas Truce