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Monday News December 10. 2018

A Message from the Principal
Congratulations to the ASCS Boys 8th Grade Varsity Basketball Team Tournament Champions! 

Second Week of Advent
Here we are in the second week in Advent.  During Advent we also celebrate LIFE! Jesus' mother, Mary, is a central focus of the season as we remember her willingness to say "YES" to God. Think about this: Tradition holds that Mary was a young woman, probably about 15 years old, who was betrothed to a man, Joseph. One night, Mary is awakened and is confronted by a heavenly messenger, the Angel Gabriel. Imagine how frightened she must have been! Then, on top of that, Gabriel tells her that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus. Mary, having been set apart by God from her birth and who remained sinless throughout her life, did not hesitate to say "yes." She didn't have to, and that is the beauty of the story. Mary could not have known the heartache and sorrow she would face by becoming the mother of Jesus, but God knew and he chose a young, innocent girl to be the vessel by which His Son was to enter the world.

Mary is THE prime example of what it means to accept God's will and to trust in Him. 

New Nativity Scene
Thank you to the Class of 2018 and the Gillen Family for the beautiful gift of the crèche  that is in front of the school. The Nativity scene is a visible reminder of that night when our Savior was born. May we never forget to see in our hearts the little Babe of Bethlehem, who came to save us from sin. 

Christmas Classic
Thank you to all the organizers, coaches, players, and volunteers for a fabulous Christmas Holiday  Basketball Tournament.  It was a great time and some great basketball. Congratulations to all of our teams on a job well-done!

December School Mass This Wednesday
The December school Mass will be on Wednesday,  December 12 at 10:00AM. The celebrant of this Mass is Fr. Peter Lenox Pastor of St Joseph Parish in Norwalk.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be celebrated for all students in grades 3-8 on Tuesday, December 18.  Pastors from the local parishes will be here for a Prayer Service and confessions.

Christmas Concert
Mrs. Brown and the students are busy preparing for our annual Christmas Concert. Please mark your calendars with these dates and times:
PK3 & 4  Christmas Concert is  December 13, 2018 @ 8:30am.
K-8 Christmas Concert is December 19, 2018 @12:30pm.  
Information regarding costumes for the performance can be found on the school website. If you have specific questions, please email Mrs. Brown directly. (

Toys for Tots Collection
"Toys for Tots" bins have been placed in the main hallway.  Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy this Christmas season. (December 10-14)

Peppermint Post Office
Our Peppermint Post Office opens tomorrow.. Send a Season's Greeting to a sibling, friend or teacher! For $1, your note will be delivered with a sweet treat directly to their homeroom. All donations will benefit the Drama Club's Spring performance of "The Little Mermaid". Please email Janet Mitchell for info.

Dress Up Day
December 21 is a special day at our school.  It is "Dress up Day" (holiday clothing for all students). FREE "Dress Up Day".

School Christmas Parties
Our school Christmas Parties are on December 21. If you are asked to provide treats for the party, please bring them at drop off in the morning. Please do not send in anything to school unless you are specifically directed to do so by the teacher or room mothers. Please  be respectful of this request. It will help the event flow smoother.

It is not our custom for students to exchange Christmas gifts with each other at school.  If your child wants to exchange gifts with friends, it needs to be done outside of the school setting. 

Ugly Sweater Day 12/17
December 17 is a themed dress down day. It's Ugly Sweater Day/ Christmas Sweater Day . $2.00 per student.  All funds benefit the 8th grade graduation and class gift.

Enrollment For Next Year is Now Open
Help us spread the word: Enrollment is Open for Next Year! If you have family or friends who may be interested in applying to All Saints, please let them know that enrollment is open. We are now accepting 2019 - 2020 applications for Preschool and Kindergarten. We offer tours every Tuesday from 8:30-10am. 

Take a Look Tuesday
Our "Take a Look Tuesday" Open House is held every week. Students and parents are on hand every Tuesday to give tours and answer questions. If you have any friends, relatives  or neighbors who are interested in finding out more about our school, please let them know that we have open house every Tuesday from 8:30 AM to 10 AM throughout the school year. If they are not able to make it on Tuesdays , they may call our Admissions Director, Mrs. Denise Vuoso,  to set up an appointment for a tour.   

Winter Weather Reminders
With the winter weather upon us please be certain that your cell phones are close by during the school day and are turned on. This way you will get important notifications in case of dismissal and after school changes during the school day this winter.  Please be sure you have a plan in place in case of early dismissal and/or cancellation of after school programs and activities.  

The children go outside in the winter-weather conditions permitting. Please be sure your child wears a coat to school.  Students who do not wear the proper winter clothing to school will stay inside .

It may be necessary during a storm for the snow plow company to remove the cones in the back parking lot. However, there is  still NO PARKING by the curb for anyone except for a few staff members as usual. Please be careful when driving through the school parking lot and be sure to park in a legal space at all times.

January Skating Party
Save the date!  All Saints Catholic School invites you and your family for a free day to skate on January 21 from 10:40am - 12:00 noon at the Darien Ice Rink.  This is our gift to you this holiday season to say "thank you" for your cooperation and support throughout the school year.

Early Dismissal This Thursday
Early dismissal on Thursday, December 13.  The Extended Day Program is available until 5:45pm for working parents. 

Winter is here!  Stay warm and safe!

Mrs. Dunn
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