2nd Grade Scoop
Mayfield Junior School - February 22, 2016
Carpool Changes this Week
Sacramental News: The AGAPE
The term “Agape” has Greek origins meaning “Love Feast” and was celebrated in early Christian churches as a memorial to the Last Supper. It’s meaning has similarities to the Jewish Passover dinner, or the Greek custom of having a brotherhood meal before a solemn event. On Wednesday afternoon, as a Mayfield family, we will break bread and share juice together to prepare for the meal our children soon will share at the table of our Lord on Saturday, April 30th at First Eucharist.
This Agape Prayer Service is a mandatory event for all second graders and at least one parent. Both parents certainly are welcome to attend this joyful service that will last around forty-five minutes. Please call if you have an unavoidable conflict. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday afternoon.
Logistics: The second graders will wear regular uniform to school on Thursday, and will remain in the classroom after school where we will provide them with a light snack. Parents will meet their children in the Hayden Performing Arts Center at 4:00pm.
Great Deals on Uniforms!
Used Uniform Sale
Friday, March 4th
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Holy Child Courtyard
The front office will take used uniform drop offs in advance of the sale. You also can bring uniforms the day of the sale. Contact Kristin Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or if you have questions. Come on...who can resist a sale?
Spelling Words - Compound Words (No second list this week)
1. Did you go on the slide at the playground?
2. Clouds sometimes block the sunshine.
Dates to Check
- March 3: AGAPE Prayer Service (4:00pm in the HPAC)
- March 17: St. Patrick's Day accessories with uniform
- March 18: Spring Conferences and No School (Sign-up information will be forthcoming)
- March 24: Holy Thursday; 12n dismissal (Stations of the Cross at 8:30am)
- March 25: Good Friday; Easter Break begins (School resumes on 4/4)
- April 12: Play at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
- April 22: Earth Day/ Field Trip to California Science Center
- May 4: Field Trip to the Cathedral
Faith Matters: Share Your Love during Lent
In the Gospel, Jesus asks us to love God and to love our neighbors. We receive unconditional love from God, but God desires our love as well. Being in a loving relationship with God allows us to trust in Him, lean on Him, and put Him first in our lives. There is a simple way for all of us to show God our love for Him, by offering our most precious commodity: time. So this Lenten season try to pray every day, go to Mass every week, and never push away God for other less important things.
When we share our love with others we bring Christ to them. We can spread love to others this Lenten season by meeting someone new, smiling at someone, holding a door for someone, paying compliments, showing someone our kindness, being a good friend, and through forgiveness. I am sure you can think of many other ways.
Remember to share your Love during this Lenten season!