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09 Nov

ALOHA – It’s off to the Islands we go! Auction 2017 is only 2 days away. I look forward to seeing you there! ALOHA!

Congratulations to our Girls and Boys Basketball teams! The season is off to a tremendous start! Great work from our coaches! Great effort from our students! And Great back-up from our parents who make sure everything ‘happens’!

Speaking of Basketball…sign up for the Basketball Clinic on December 21 beginning right after school dismissal at 11:15 am. See the flyer in your Friday Folder.

SS Peter and Paul School Board is pleased to announce their new officers: Ryan Klaas, President, Mary Lowe , Vice-President and Susan Eade, Secretary. Thank you for taking on these roles in serving our school. The School Board will be working on a Long Range Plan beginning in January and YOU are invited to help shape the future of our school. Circle Thursday, January 18 on your calendar and join the School Board and Faculty in this exciting venture.

With Holiday baking and entertainment coming up, check your familiar products for BOX TOPs to earn funds for our school! The class that brings in the most BOX TOPS in November wins a special treat. Clip BOX TOPS, tape them to the collection sheet from your Friday Folder and send them to the office. We will be happy to provide additional sheets. Also note the SCAN and EARN information that can make collecting sooooo easy.

Tolton: From Slave to Priest, a one-man show, 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. Fr. Tolton’s inspiring life centers around his message of reconciliation and hope in the face of prejudice. This drama runs for 90 minutes and is suitable for ages 10 and up.

This weekend the Boy Scouts will be delivering bags for their Scouting for Food. When you are filling your bag consider the following needs : dish soap, shampoo, paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper & household cleaning supplies. These items cannot be purchased with food stamps and are greatly appreciated.

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 one weekend a month. We need 2-3 families to give a few minutes to set up before Mass and about 20-30 minutes after Mass. 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.

Illinois State Police website (www.isp.state.il.us) publishes a quarterly updated list of the registered sex offenders by county. Please use this resource to help keep our children safe.

Veteran’s Day: A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.
To our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, God bless you and thank you.

Mrs. Peg Bodinet
Interim Principal