Colton Anderson and Tucker Zimmermann build a Christmas tree out of straws and popsicle sticks as part of the first CKCS Scavenger Hunt hosted on Friday

Colton Anderson and Tucker Zimmermann build a Christmas tree out of straws and popsicle sticks as part of the first CKCS Scavenger Hunt hosted on Friday

A Very Merry Christmas from Christ King Catholic

CHRIST KING CATHOLIC SCHOOL -- As the last article for Christ King for 2016, the school has a lot to share as the year comes to an end...

CHRIST KING CATHOLIC SCHOOL — As the last article for Christ King for 2016, the school has a lot to share as the year comes to an end.

Christ King celebrated their third Advent Celebration on Monday, Dec. 12, which was led by the Grade 5/6 class. The third candle on the Advent Wreath represents Joy. We are to remember the reason for our joy this season which is the birth of baby Jesus.

Christ King’s Christmas Bazaar was held on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12 and 13, where students had a chance to buy presents for their family members for just $2 per family member/present. All gifts were donated by families and community members. We appreciate the gesture from all, as it allows students who may not normally be able to purchase gifts, share in the gift of giving this Christmas season.

The much anticipated Advent Concert was held on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. This was the first year that a second show time was held at 1 p.m. due to the anticipated volume of audience numbers. The title of the concert was “Special Delivery: Wrapped in the Father’s Love.” The story was about Heaven’s angels waiting for their assignments from God as Mary is about to give birth to the baby Jesus. The concert was very successful, as actors and actresses remembered their lines and showed amazing expressions, and students sung well as they belted out their amazing voices. The night always proves to be magical and everyone gets caught up in the excitement. A huge thank you to Miss. Delhommeau and Miss. Lozeau who were two key figures in spearheading the event. Gratitude goes out to all other staff and parents who helped out.

On Friday, Dec. 16, Christ King’s Spirit Squad hosted a Pajama Day, where students were encouraged to wear their PJs to school and throughout the whole day. The last Spirit Day will be today, Dec. 21, where students are encouraged to wear their best Christmas gear to celebrate Christmas and to the caroling event at the Stettler Hospital and Senior lodges.

CKCS officially starts their Christmas break today, Dec. 21, and will return to school on Wednesday, Jan. 4. On behalf of the school, I would like to wish all of Stettler a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and New Year.