Christ King gets a new sponsor sister

CHRIST KING CATHOLIC SCHOOL -- It is hard to believe that December is already here and will fly by quickly. As one of our favourite...

CHRIST KING CATHOLIC SCHOOL — It is hard to believe that December is already here and will fly by quickly. As one of our favourite months at CKCS all students and staff are excited for the month ahead.

On Monday, Nov. 28, Owen Kingdon from the Jostens Yearbook Company came to Christ King to show Yearbook Club students how the Jostens Yearbook program works in order for the Yearbook Club to make Christ King’s yearbook for 2016-2017. They were able to pick the cover of the book and are currently working on the theme and title of it.

Christ King had their first Advent celebration on Monday, Nov. 28, led by the Grade 1 class. The first Advent candle was lit, which represents hope. The hope that we have with the coming of Baby Jesus.

The Christ King’s girls’ basketball team had their very first practice as well on Monday, Nov. 28 while the boys’ basketball team had their very first practice on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Many students showed up, and our teams look promising this year.

Since Friday, Dec. 2, Christ King students had a chance to buy a ticket for the annual “Ornament Raffle.” These tickets, priced at a dollar each, will be sold throughout the Advent season. When purchased, these tickets are put in the draw for a chance to win an ornament, donated by the staff from the Christ King Christmas tree. If a student’s ticket is drawn, they can pick whatever ornament they want from the Christmas tree.

The money that is raised from this fundraiser will be given to Christ King’s new sponsored child/adopted sister Meera – as George, the child who Christ King sponsored before, is no longer a part of the program – who is six years old and lives in a small village in India. The school is very excited to have a new sponsored sister.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the fire chief from the Stettler Fire Department will be coming to Christ King to teach the junior high students about First Aid and Fire Safety. This goes hand-in-hand with their current CTF classes of Sports Med and Babysitting Course.

Christ King’s Advent concert will take place in the school’s gymnasium on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. This year’s play follows the “God Squad” and shows the Christmas story through a heavenly perspective. All students are hard at work memorizing lines, songs and getting the stage and costumes ready.

CKCS students will also be doing their annual caroling to the senior homes and hospitals of Stettler on Tuesday, Dec. 20.