Do you enjoy “hanging out” at the library? How about escape rooms? Do you enjoy using clues to solve the puzzle of escaping? Well then if you are a 3rd, 4th, or 5th Grader at our school you will definitely want to join the upcoming session of the Principal’s Book Club!
I have selected “Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” by Chris Grabenstein. The story opens with Kyle, the main character, trying to get an invitation to the opening night of the new town library. The library was designed by a world famous game maker. He has planned a by- invitation –only lock-in for opening night. Little does Kyle know that the tricky part isn’t getting IN to the library it is getting – OUT! If you think this is a book you might enjoy, please pick up a copy at our school library – we have a few copies on hand, or your neighborhood library. It can also be ordered online. Please read the book and join us in the school library on Friday, December 15th during your lunch and recess time. Bring your lunch and we will eat, discuss the book, and enjoy a game of clues! You may also use this book for your AR points! I am looking forward to discussing this book with you!
As the holiday season approaches, many people begin to clean and weed out old toys, books, puzzles, and games to make room for the new toys that Santa may bring. At. St. Mary School we have a long standing traditions of sharing our gently used or new toys with the less fortunate children in Appalachia. Once again, immediately after Thanksgiving – Nov. 26- Dec. 6th, we will be collecting items for our friends Grahn, Kentucky. If you have any item that is gently used and has all the pieces or parts, or if you feel inclined to purchase a new child’s item, please drop it off in the school lobby. The parents in this Appalachian town would not be able to provide Christmas for their children if it were not for our generous donations each year. Isn’t this what Christmas is all about? We are so blessed! Why not share what we have with the less fortunate! Thank you for your generosity to our Toys for Appalachia Drive!
In the beginning of October St. Mary Parish hosted a Mass and reception for our new Bishop, Nelson Perez. Twenty Lake and Geauga County parishes were presented. At the Mass one of our students greeted the Bishop and we presented him with a basket of local goodies and a spiritual bouquet. The very next day, Bishop Perez sent a beautiful hand-written note thanking us for our hospitality and welcome! We continue to pray for our Bishop and his work here in the Cleveland Diocese.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our families and parishioners! Wishing you love and fellowship as you gather with family and friends around the table. Let us all, too, remember the less fortunate as we pray for our many blessings on this day and always.
Peace and Joy,