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01 Dec

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER! 
Tuesday, December 5 Christmas Program, 6:30 p.m. in the gym
Friday, December 8 November Student of the Month after 8:15 a.m. Mass
Tuesday, December 12 School Advent Reconciliation Service 12:30 p.m., Student Council 2:30-3 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13 Parish Advent Reconciliation Service/ First Reconciliation for 2nd Graders 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 14 8th Grade Field Trip to the Fox Theatre, Book Club 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Friday, December 15 Dress Rehearsal for Journey to Bethlehem
Saturday, December 16 Journey to Bethlehem after 4:30 p.m. Mass from 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20 Advent Rosary 1:40 p.m.
Thursday, December 21 11:15 a.m. dismissal, end of 2nd quarter, begin Christmas Break
December 22-January 2 Christmas Break
Wednesday, January 3 Classes resume

PLEASE JOIN US! 
6:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 5 in the SSPP gymnasium as the Choir, Band, & Students present “On Our Way to Bethlehem”, A Christmas Musical for Children. What a great way to begin this beautiful Advent Season!! (Scrip, Holiday Nuts, & The Christmas Star from Afar Nativity Set will all be available for purchase.)

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING 
Scrip Pre-orders are now being accepted. Due date is December 8th, in order to guarantee Christmas delivery. Order forms are in your student’s Friday Folder.

Holiday Nuts 
Pecan pieces, Pecan halves, Cashews, Mixed Nuts (no peanuts!), English Walnuts. Limited supply of: Toasted/Salted Pecan halves, Black Walnuts. $13 per 1 pound bag, 2 for $25… A portion of the net proceeds will go to the SSPP Annual Fund & the 8th Grade Class Trip. Please see LouAnne at the school office or before/after Masses. Cash or check payable to LouAnne Howard.

8th grade FUNdraising
The following Dine to Donate fundraisers are planned to benefit the 8th grade trip to Chicago. A flyer will be sent home as we get closer to the event.
12/13/17 – Culver’s Collinsville
Also at the end of November, 8th grade students will be selling Pantera’s pizza which will be made/delivered on January 13, 2018

Santa’s Kottage is coming!
It’s that time of year again. We are looking for volunteers for Santa’s cottage. This year it will be set up Wednesday 12/13 after school, viewing during school hours Thursday 12/14, buying and pack up Friday 12/15 during school hours. Please fast direct Trina Rauk or Kelley Gaither to volunteer. Thank you!

Journey to Bethlehem
The students and faculty of SS Peter and Paul Catholic School will be participating in the
Journey to Bethlehem this year on Saturday, December 16 from 6-8 pm following the 4:30 Mass.
Journey to Bethlehem is a re-enactment of the Holy Family’s journey before the birth of Jesus. Students will be part of the townspeople of Bethlehem, Angel Chorus, Shepherds, Wise Men and Holy Family. The “Journey” will take place beginning in the church gathering space, winding through the “town” in the Fellowship Hall downstairs, through the classrooms beneath the church and back into the church upstairs. There will also be a ‘live’ nativity near Morris Hall and refreshments in Morris Hall.

GOLD RUSH FUNDRAISER – Our School will get 80% & Pro Life Ministry 20% of the total cash received. Envelopes for your donation of broken, unwanted or discarded SOLID GOLD JEWELRY ARE AVAILABLE at each Church door and from our School Office. Ask your student to bring one home, either a small or larger size. You can put your donation envelope (with jewelry) in our regular Collection, or drop it off at our School Office. We will sell your items directly to a trusted refinery and receive the highest cash amount possible. You will get a tax receipt if you wish. Start searching jewelry boxes and drawers! Return your envelope ASAP! If all join in, the amount raised could be 20K to 40K. Many Thanks!

Fr. McGivney Events & Info: 
Early Decision Deadline, December 15
For additional information, visit their website at mcgivneygriffins.com

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP SSPP SCHOOL: 

SHOPWITHSCRIP.COM Please call the school office for the SSPP enrollment code. Additional questions, call the school office at 344-5450.

SCRIP: The school office carries a variety of scrip cards and can order almost anything. Go to www.glscrip.com or www.shopwithscrip.com for the complete list. The school receives different percentages back on each card purchased. If you know you’ll be shopping at a specific store (ie shopnsave, etc) or dining at a specific restaurant (ie olive garden, etc), or paying your store charge (ie kohl’s, etc), please think about purchasing them from school. Thanks for your support!

SCHNUCKS E-SCRIP CARD: If you don’t have one, contact the school office and we will get one to you. You only have to have them scan it at the time of your checkout – That’s it! Pretty easy, isn’t it?

Inserts in today’s Friday Folders: Breakfast with Santa (PK-3), Bone Marrow Drive, Box Tops Collection Sheet, Scrip Order Form, Band Schedule, Bulletin Being, Growing & Making Disciples packet