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During this second week of Advent, we celebrated some beautiful events. The second purple candle lit is called the "Bethlehem Candle" as a reminder of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem. Our Kindergarten children delighted us with their beautiful story of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem. We invite you to take a pause and enjoy this newsletter as your child/ren have been very busy this week celebrating the season.

"This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." (Luke 2:12)

Kindergarten Christmas Story

Thank you for the fleece donations!

Our National Junior Honor Society wants to extend a special thank you for the donations of fleece. Because of your genorisity, the students made blankets for the Linus Project during this Christmas Season!

Many thanks for a successful "Spaghetti with Santa" and St. Damian Craft Fair.

"Tis the Season for Giving."

As the holidays approach, more and more people feel the importance of giving back to their communities and favorite charities. Did you know 31% of all charitable giving happens in December?

Now is a perfect time to maximize on the generosity of the season. Please consider a donation in the form of a Tax Credit Scholarship! Remember to indicate that your donation should be restricted to St. Damian School.

Several donors have partnered with the scholarship granting organization Empower Illinois and the Archdiocese of Chicago to create a matching gift pool.

· Every dollar donated to this program through Empower Illinois between Dec. 1, 2019 and Feb. 29, 2020 and designated to a school operated by the Archdiocese of Chicago will be matched with two dollars from this pool (limitations apply). The program will end when all matching funds have been depleted or on Feb. 29, 2020, whichever comes first.

· A $5,000 donation will have a tremendous impact. With the 75 percent tax credit you receive on the donation and this match, it will have a net cost to you of $1,250 and will provide $15,000 in scholarships for low-income families.

· After April 1, 2020, any matching gift program funds that are not awarded at a designated school will be reallocated to low-income students at schools with unmet demand.

· Donors who would like to receive the tax credit for their 2019 taxes should begin the process prior to Dec. 16, 2019 to ensure they have enough time to make their gift by Dec. 31, 2019.

We invite you to visit the link below to learn more and triple your donation.

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Looks What's New At St. Damian!

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It's Gala Time

Mark Your Calendars

Thursday, February 20, 2019

Along with a silent auction, raffle baskets, great dinner, and a night of fun and fellowship, our students also have the opportunity to participate in a class show!

We'd love to have your child join in on the fun!

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Social Media and Texting

Those of us at St. Damian School are committed to promoting Digital Citizenship. We want to take this opportunity to send home this very valuable link about conversation that parents can focus on around the "dinner table." Please take a quick moment to visit the link

Save Your K Cups

Save your K-Cups to benefit the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Oak Lawn, IL. Donations can be dropped off at St. Damian School at the Main Office and at St. Damian Church in the Narthex. Donations will be accepted until Wednesday, December 18th.

St. Damian School

Saint Damian School ensures individual students reach their potential through the development of their Catholic faith, character, citizenship and academics.