December is here and we find ourselves deep in the spirit of Christmas.
As a Catholic school we have the privilege to enter this season with an attitude of prayer and deep reverence. Next Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception honoring the purity of Mary. Let us take all of our worries and cares to her. We have entered the Season of Advent and this is a time in the liturgical calendar to focus on the real meaning of Christmas. As a school community, we will light the Advent candles each morning and visibly see the passage of time.
Activities continue to roll from one day into the other. The highlights from last month were our Varsity Volleyball team capturing 1st place as well as a 1st Place finish for our 8th grade students who participated in the St. Joseph Regional HS Academic competition. This month will be no different! Report cards will be distributed on Friday, December 6th. We will induct our newest members of the National Junior Honor Society on December 11th and our Christmas Concert will be held on Friday, December 13th. Completion of high school applications, on behalf of our 8th graders, is well underway. The high school application process is quite a daunting one and each school has its own procedures. Many children are in the midst of shadowing and doing interviews. I congratulate all of the students for their hard work. We will put it all in God’s hands now and believe that the children will end up in the high school that will empower them to be the best version of themselves.
Our winter sports season has begun. I want to thank everybody who contributes to our athletic programs. It is a huge time commitment of practice and games and we always have so many people step up to fill all positions. I am grateful to each of them for all of the love, patience and passion that they put into making the season an enjoyable and successful one. I know that this athletic season is one that really contributes to the great community spirit that exists among our students. They work very hard as a team on the floor and this translates to them working hard as a team in the classroom. We are winners all around! Let’s go Warriors!
Let’s not forget about Breakfast with Santa! Please continue to help support our school and build the healthy OLMC family that we love and appreciate.
Take time to breath in and soak in some spiritual blessings this month. May God surround you and your families with much peace, love, and joy.