December has arrived and we are now in the second trimester of third grade. This promises to be a very busy, busy month. We have begun the season of Advent preparing for the birth of Jesus. Each Monday, we will take part in the Advent prayer service in the auditorium. This week the Scholastic Book Fair begins. On Friday, December 8th we will celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception with the school Mass at 8:30. Thank you to all who are participating in the Giving Tree Project, all unwrapped gifts and cards should be returned to school by December 6th. The Secret Santa Shop will take place on December 13th and 14th. We are busy with preparations for the Christmas Concert with Mr. Flaim. This year for the first time the Third Grade will also participate in the Instrumental Portion of the Concert as well as the Vocal. The children did such a great job with their Thanksgiving Presentation we will try and prepare a short Christmas Presentation. Current Event Reporting will continue with the same scheduling alternating weeks with Boys and Girls. Our Book Report for December is a free choice following the original directions and is due on December 22nd. May this season of Advent prepare us for the joy of the Nativity of the Lord on Christmas Day.

Dates to Remember

December 8- Single Session

December 5-9: Book Fair

December 9: Breakfast with Santa

December 13-14: Secret Santa Shop

December 21: Christmas Concert

December 22: Single Session  Christmas Break begins

School Resumes January 3