By Elli Anderson & Abbey Bohn, Grade 8 Students
This past week was the second week of Advent. Another purple candle was lit throughout the classrooms, symbolizing peace. The Grade 1s led the Advent Celebration, and explained that our hearts should be peaceful for the coming of our Lord. The Grade 1s also included the show they put on for the Festival of Lights.
Christ-King School does several fundraisers throughout the year to support our sponsor child, George. This year the school has been doing a Christmas ornament raffle. The teachers have set up the school tree with many beautiful hangings. Junior high students sell tickets at recess, and each week new students are drawn to pick an ornament to take home. So far, there has been a great amount of participation. Thank you to everyone for their continued support.
Another Spirit Day took place this week. Christmas Sweater Day was on Dec. 12. Everybody was dressed up in their most festive sweaters and shirts. Everyone looked very jolly.
Mass was held on Dec. 12 at Christ-King Catholic Church, to celebrate the second week of Advent. It was our last Mass before Christmas holidays. Students were encouraged to remember the true meaning of the season, and to have a wonderful holiday. Father Don looks forward to seeing everyone in the New Year.
The Advent concert, “Christmas Hang-ups” is in full swing. The play members have been studying their lines and practicing very hard every day to perfect the parts they have been given. The stage is up, and the play is almost here. Students cannot wait for Wednesday, Dec. 17. All students have put so much into this year’s play, and would like to invite all community members to come join them in the fun at 7 p.m. Come learn what it takes to be a true Christmas ornament.
On Dec. 19, Christ-King will be ending the 2014-year by caroling in Stettler nursing homes. Students are looking forward to spreading their Christmas cheer with community members.
Most classes are following this event with afternoon Christmas parties. We cannot wait. Stay tuned Stettler.