Few times during the year are more sacred for a family than Christmas. Along with the Advent season, Christmas time is rich in traditions which, despite commercialism, still stir our hearts and imagination. The Christmas tree, the manger scene, the music and carols, the lights shining in the winter darkness joyfully proclaim the birth of Jesus Christ and call us to come and adore him.
Advent Season is already upon us! This is a time of anticipation for both young and old alike. It is a time of gathering and rekindling old friendships and starting new ones! Our Lady of Mount Carmel School celebrated a school wide celebration advent during our Advent Celebration on Thursday December 5th. We will also be celebrating Advent in each classroom throughout the season with small gathering celebrations in each classroom each week.
Our school is abuzz with excitement as we prepare for our school Christmas Concert! This will include all of our students from kindergarten to grade six along with the band students in Junior High and the performing arts Academy students! We look forward to seeing and hearing the sights and sounds of Christmas come alive in our gymnasium on Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00 PM. Students should be at school by 6:30 p.m. when the doors to the gym are opened. Everyone is welcome for this joyous celebration!
As well, I wish to take this opportunity to thank all the parents and students that came out to our Demonstration of Learning and Parent-Teacher Interviews. This is truly representative of the fact that it does take a community to raise a child. Your commitment to your child’s education was certainly clear and we appreciate your involvement and input in your child’s education.
Finally, on behalf of the staff of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, I want to wish all the families and students of Our Lady of Mount Carmel a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes of health in good fortune in the upcoming New Year!
Best Wishes and God Bless!
Mr. Michael Kovacs Principal
Mr. Duncan Buchanan Assistant Principal
Ms. Carolyn Bouchard Assistant Principal