Thanksgiving Proclamation

“O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.”

1 Chronicles 16:34

      On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving Proclamation under our new Constitution. Although our nation was untested, our God was faithful.  As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families, let’s take a few minutes to be reminded of the heritage of this holiday.

      Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

      And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

K3-K5 Christmas Program

In a change for this school year, all three kindergarten classes will hold their Christmas program the same evening, Thursday, December 7, at 7:00.  Please make plans now to be in attendance for this special evening celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  Our students and teachers are working every day on this program, and you will not want to miss it!

1st-12th Grade Christmas Program

On Thursday evening, December 14, at 7:00 PM, our students in grades 1-6, along with the secondary ensemble, will be presenting Christmas Spirit, a Christmas musical which will remind all of us of the true message of the season.

We hope each of our parents will make plans now to attend this production.  Mrs. Parker, Miss Enman, and their helpers have been working with our students nearly every day to be sure they are ready for this presentation.  We know it will be a blessing to you and hope our families will make plans to be in attendance.

Hot Lunch Changes

With the changing of the weather, we will not be serving the hamburger hot lunch during the winter months.  In its place, we will be serving sloppy joes.  We will also serve nachos a couple of times during the winter months to help everyone warm up on a cold day!  Of course, if you have any questions about our hot lunch program, please contact our school office.

Lost and Found

Mrs. Donnelly, our volunteer librarian, also keeps up with our school’s lost and found.  Please look through this list and stop by our library to pick up any item that is yours.

  • Uniform sweaters, over the head, gap cashmere, YXL 18/20, gap size small, size 14, 18, 18/20 French toast, children’s place XS-4, 10/12.
  • Uniform skirts – navy size 16, tan size 16
  • Uniform shirts, long sleeve blue, size adult, sort sleeve blue, size 18, 16, and large.
  • Black high-top sneakers, air precision
  • Jacket, black USA, Jacket, turquoise and black, Arizona,
  • Gray over the head sweater
  • Navy T-shirt
  • Gray gym shirt
  • Gray hooded jacket – Oshkosh
  • Navy Hat – Sherriff Office

Operation Christmas Child

Thank you to all who contributed items for our OCC shoebox drive this year! Our classes enjoyed their packing parties this week as we also took time to pray for each child who will receive a package in the coming months.  We will have a full report on the project in our next newsletter.

Remember the Coats

For the few remaining nice days we may have before winter really sets in, our K3, K4, K5, and elementary students may still enjoy some outdoor recess days.  Please be sure your child has a jacket at school each day so they can all stay warm when we have the chance to get outside to the playground and get plenty of fresh air.

Boot the Boots

Parents of students in K3, K4, and K5 should remember to send their children to school in sneakers/gym shoes each day.  Children may want to wear boots, but their feet will get too hot in them while they are in the classrooms.  To protect the floor, boots also may not be worn in our gym.  Students in boots may be required to sit down rather than play with their friends.

Of course, if you have any questions about our dress code, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 20 – Basketball Sports Pictures

Nov. 22-24 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 30 – Senior Lunch – Hot Dogs

Dec. 5 – Hour of Code Activities

Dec. 6 – Progress Reports Issued (Grades 7-12)

Dec. 7 – Senior Lunch – Macaroni and Cheese

Dec. 7 – 7:00 PM – K3/K4/K5 Christmas Program

Dec. 12 – ASVAB (11th-12th Grades)

Dec. 14 – Senior Lunch – Sloppy Joes

Dec. 14 – 7:00 PM – 1st-12th Christmas Program

Dec. 20 – 9:30 AM – All-School Christmas Chapel

Dec. 21 – Jan. 2 – NO SCHOOL – Christmas Break