Joy Bag circulation brought Christmas joy to many families

We have entered our last week of school before Christmas holidays. With busses not running, we are down to only a few students, but have been enjoying our time together practicing for the Advent concert and doing some extra fun activities in math and language.

For our distant brother – Jaxsyn Willms choosing his ornament won during the fundraiser for George from India

We have entered our last week of school before Christmas holidays. With busses not running, we are down to only a few students, but have been enjoying our time together practicing for the Advent concert and doing some extra fun activities in math and language.

Since the beginning of December, students in the grade one and two class have been sharing the “Joy Bag” with their families. The Joy Bag contains a wreath, four candles (three purple and one pink), a book of prayers, a Nativity story, a family diary and a most appreciated tin of goodies. Each night, a different family receives the Joy Bag to celebrate the Advent season and turn our hearts to preparing for Jesus’ coming at Christmas.

It was my son’s turn to take the Joy Bag home on the weekend and we really enjoyed taking the time to participate in the Joy Bag activities as well as restocking the cookie tin for the next family. We lit the candles, prayed together, had a tasty meal (if I do say so myself), read and reflected on the Nativity story, sang Christmas carols, and ate the yummy treats.

Hats off to Miss Stang for continuing a wonderful tradition of sharing the good news with Christ King School families during Advent.

The last day of school before Christmas holidays is this Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 and we return to school on Jan. 4.

All of us at Christ King School wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and many blessings for 2010.

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