Third Week of Advent - Joy
The third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete (latin for Rejoice) Sunday. We light the pink candle in our Advent wreath, a break from the other purple candles, to signify our joyous preparation for the coming of Jesus. This preparation plays out in practical ways through our work at All Saints High School. We have worked hard supporting the Salamehs, the Syrian family that we are co-sponsoring with St. Elizabeth Parish. Staff took some time a week ago to deliver the many donations of home furnishings to the newly acquired apartment for the family and set up a beautiful home. Our staff and students have worked hard putting together our Christmas Hampers for those in our community who have additional needs. Groups have been volunteering at a community shelter, preparing and serving meals to those who may not have much at this time of year. All of this work is a practical way that our school community recognizes the importance of the Christmas Season. I extend wishes of hope, peace, joy and love to all of our school families for the remainder of our advent season and through your celebrations of Christmas.
All Saints School Council meeting
A reminder that the All Saints School Council will be meeting on Monday, December 14th at 7:00pm in our Learning Commons space. We will be reviewing student code of conduct (including dress code) and reviewing the school's approach to student wellness. You can access the December 14th agenda at this link.
All Saints has been widely featured in the Capital Cappies program recently. The “Cappies” is a writing and awards program that provides learning experiences high school theater and journalism students to be practical writers, critical thinkers, and leaders. Our school play A Delightful Quarantine was reviewed by the Cappies group earlier in December. You can see the collection of reviews here. Our own writers recently reviewed the Mother Teresa performance of Peter Pan - you can find their reviews here. Thank you to all of our students and staff who are involved with the Cappies program.
All Saints Yearbooks - Make Great Christmas Gifts!
Yearbooks will be on sale at the school on Tuesday, December 15th and Wednesday, December 16th during both lunches (11:15 to 11:45) for $50. We are encouraging parents/guardians to consider giving a yearbook to your son or daughter as a Christmas gift! We have coupons ready for you if you would like “gift” an indication that you pre-bought a yearbook into a Christmas stocking. Parents are welcome to visit on Tuesday and Wednesday to purchase a yearbook in our atrium area. Cash and cheques are accepted in person and you can also purchase using school cash online.
Vaccination notice from Ottawa Public Health
Please review the following if you have recently received a notice from Ottawa Public Health regarding an outstanding vaccination notice:Letter to parents
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