St. Elizabeth School January Newsletter
From the Principal's Desk
Welcome Back! I hope your holiday was enjoyable and that you are looking forward to a rewarding 2016. Thanks to our dedicated staff, students and parents, the spirit of giving was alive and well at St. Elizabeth in preparation for Christmas. Many lives were made a little better as the Catholic virtue of humility was demonstrated in so many ways.
As you may have noticed, our School has implemented a new safety measure located at the front entrance. In our ongoing efforts to maintain a safe learning and working environment, the front doors of the school will be locked between the hours of drop-off & pick-up. If you are visiting the school after 9:05 a.m., please use the door bell to the left of the front doors to gain access to the school. PLEASE NOTE: we have never had a safety issue. However, because of where the office is situated, it has been determined that this is the best method for the safety of our school.
Catholic Virtue for January: Courage "Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD." - Psalm 31-24
Christmas Giving at St. Elizabeth School
In addition to the amazing Yard Sale, a big thank you for donating over 800 food items to the Christmas Cheer fund!
My Christmas Journey By: Logan Parres, St. Elizabeth student
The aroma of treats tickled my nose! On Wednesday, December 9th, our very own St.Elizabeth School had one of the best days of the year. Our school has been doing this for 20 years to help the less fortunate. This year it was my turn to run the yard sale with my classmates. At first, the room was empty, but surprisingly soon the room was full of toys! I could smell the delicious baked goods and I felt the warmth and happiness of everybody nearby. It made me happy to see the smiles of the younger children as they bought toys and gifts for family and friends. At first it was slow with just us but when the kids came in it was like pouring gasoline on a fire and it exploded with popularity! There were so many amazing pieces of merchandise. We had hats, scarfs, art, cookies, and A LOT of toys. It said in Luke chapter 6, verse 38, “Give, and it shall be given unto you.” This quote from the bible is like our yard sale in the sense that we are giving goodwill and receiving goodwill. But, the best part is yet to come! With all the money we raised ($2995.54 dollars) we will be helping the less fortunate. This means a lot to me in the sense of how we're helping the community and being able to really help other people who are in need. Click here to read the entire letter from our student! Thanks Logan for sharing your experience!
Bullying Prevention Tip Ignore the bully. Don't Respond. Walk Away. Talk to an Adult.
Tips & Tricks for Healthy Lunches presented by the Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 6:30-8:30pm
735 Selkirk Street South
Thunder Bay, ON
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