Earlier this week, the National PTA sent out a memo about making snowflakes to decorate the new school that the students of Sandy Hook Elementary will be going back to when school reopens in January. They want to make it look like a winter wonderland.
Today, the students at my school spent all morning making and decorating snowflakes of all shapes and sizes. Our first graders teamed up with fifth graders, who helped them make their snowflakes.
It was a beautiful, beautiful morning of children eagerly performing service for children they have never met!
After two periods, the whole school gathered in the gym, along with the priests and many parents.
At 9:30, as the church bells rang, we observed silence and prayer.
Then Father blessed the snowflakes.
After closing prayers, we packed up the snowflakes. The local UPS store boxed and shipped the snowflakes off to Conneticut this afternoon at no charge to us! All in all, it was a perfect start to our Christmas vacation.
I leave you with one of my students’ writing from this week about the true meaning of Christmas.
I hope your celebration of Jesus’ Birthday is filled with much joy and love and hope!