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03 Nov

Please pray for our students attending the Timothy Retreat this weekend. May our prayers help to open their hearts further in the love of Jesus. 6th grade: Livia Montgomery, Katie Bone, and Sam Michals 7th grade: Gabrielle LaRobardier, Andrea Deadmond, Jenna Scheller, Jordan Wilson, Mary-Elizabeth Benware, Savannah Mossa, Johnny Reynolds, Dominic VandeRiet, Joey Rauk, Alaric Boley, Daniel Launhardt 8th grade: Christine Szymula, Mia Wilson, Katelyn Walker, Lucy Montgomery, Andy Wilson, Josh Zagorski.

Thank you to all who participated in the Trunk or Treat last Sunday. It was a great turnout for Trunkers and Treaters!

Our first Fire Drill with our new exit plans was successful with everyone exiting the building and accounted for in a little less than one minute. Thank you to Mr. Deadmond and Mr. Arnold from the Collinsville Fire Department for helping us map new routes with our changed building access.

Clip those BOX TOPS and turn them in each month with the handy form you can find in your Friday Folder. Just tape the BOX TOPS to the collection sheet and turn it in when it is full. We will be happy to provide additional sheets. Also note the SCAN and EARN information that can make collecting sooooo easy. With Holiday baking and entertainment coming up, check your familiar products for BOX TOPs to earn funds for our school! Let’s see which class brings the most BOX TOPS in November!

Auction 2017 is coming fast. Enjoy the evening and raise money for SS Peter and Paul School as you drift away to the islands on – November 11! Register or donate online this year. I hope to see you there!

Tolton: From Slave to Priest, a powerful production performed by actor Andrae Goodnight, will be presented on Monday, November 13 at Holy Family Church in Granite City at 7:00 pm. Fr. Augustus Tolton was the first African-American priest in our Diocese. From his dramatic escape from slavery to his courageous struggle in the face of prejudice, Fr. Tolton’s inspiring life centers around his message of reconciliation and hope. This drama runs for 90 minutes and is suitable for ages 10 and up.

Start collecting your pennies because for the week after Thanksgiving we will be waging Penny Wars to raise a little fun and raise a little spirit and raise a little money for the victims of this fall’s Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Donations will be sent to the National Catholic Education Association where 100% of the funds will be sent to affected dioceses .

Help is needed as Fellowship Hosts from our school after Mass for the weekend after Thanksgiving, November 25 & 26 for the 8am and 10:30 Masses. We need 2-3 families to give a few minutes to set up before Mass and about 20-30 minutes after Mass to help that weekend, it would be most appreciated. Contact Mrs. Bodinet if you can help. Liz Dalton will fill you in with details. Serving others is a spiritual discipline that Jesus modeled for us and we can model for our children. Let’s be servant leaders to and for each other.

Daylight Savings time will shake up our schedules this weekend bringing some light to our mornings and making our afternoons shorter. Enjoy the extra hour on Sunday!

The best part of my mornings is being able to greet our students as they enter the building. As they leave their vehicles, I hear the “I Love You”s and “Have a great day”s that send both students and parents on their way to another great day!

Mrs. Peg Bodinet
Interim Principal