NOTEBOOK – Mark your calendars for these school events


Here is what’s coming this week ….

On Wednesday, December 12th, you are invited to the SCHS SEMI-ANNUAL ART SHOW, hosted by South Carleton High School! The work will be on display from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the library. Guests will enjoy an evening of creative indulgence, as students from South Carleton will feature over 200 original works. This group exhibition will include over 100 different artists from grades 9 through 12 and include materials ranging from coloured pencil, pencil, charcoal, sharpie, collage, watercolour, and acrylic paint.    

The SCHS ART SHOW has plenty to offer art enthusiasts looking for an alternative to regular evening outings. Guests can expect to be challenged by stunning art, have an opportunity to meet and greet the young artists behind the work, and meet and watch local pottery artist Jo-Ann MacLaurin at work. Guests are invited to come and enjoy the light refreshments, social exchange, relaxing atmosphere, and of course, the beautiful artwork of our talented students. The doors open at 6:00 pm and the event wraps up at 8:00 pm. This exhibition is an all-ages event and families are welcome. Admission is free!

7th Annual Tree Lighting – Wednesday, December 12, 2018 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Sacred Heart is once again hosting a Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 12 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm in the auditorium and atrium. This heartwarming event is for the entire family to enjoy. There will be activities for people of all ages, including assorted Christmas crafts, a dramatic presentation, and musical performances.

This celebration includes a liturgical service, the re-enactment of the Nativity Story, and the presentations of the Christmas symbols. The hardworking students of Sacred Heart are both the organizers and performers at the Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Senior Band, Senior Jazz Band, Choir, Carollers, and 7/8 students will all perform. Meanwhile, senior level students will help the younger children with many activities including: writing letters to Santa, colouring activities, decorating Christmas cookies, face painting, and other Christmas crafts. It is rumoured that appearances will be made by Santa and some of his elves, along with some Disney princesses! As well, refreshments will be served to fuel the celebration!

In the Advent spirit of giving, donations to the following charities are being accepted: Shepherds of Good Hope (socks and monetary donations), Stittsville Food Bank (non-perishable goods and monetary donations), and Relay for Life (support their bake sale).

What makes this event so exceptional is that it brings together our Sacred Heart family. It provides an opportunity for students and teachers to collaborate on organizing and planning a celebration and sharing that collaboration with the Stittsville community. The true spirit of Christmas is represented in the preservation and sharing of the sacred symbols of Advent. The liturgical ceremony and the symbolism of the ornaments and Christmas balls signed by each student in the school remind us of our responsibility to seek peace, unity and family during this Christmas season. Sacred Heart hopes to see you there!

Santa Seconds Charity Event – December 14, 2018 – 9:30am – 2:00pm

Stittsville Public School is holding a charity event, Santa Seconds Charity,  where the school will be collecting various new and gently used items which in turn will be sold at the school to raise money for local charities to support local families affected by the recent tornado events, as well as for families who might be in need during the holiday.

Through this event being held on December 14, 2018 from 9:30am – 2:00pm, the students and teachers of Stittsville Public School would like to raise awareness on the importance of local charitable events and local activism in our community. All are welcome to come out and support the students and teachers with this worthwhile cause.

Stittsville Public School is located at 40 Granite Ridge in Stittsville.


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