Peace on Earth, Merry Christmas

“Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.” 

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The children had a busy and exciting month of December.  They practiced for the combined Montessori, Elementary and French School concert that began at 6 in the evening on Dec. 9th, Friday.  The Montessori children opened the program on the stage of the Saint Maur Fine Arts auditorium, singing  “Mary’s Little Boy Child” and “Jingle Bell Rock” in front of a full house, gaining valuable experience while sharing the joy of Chirstmas.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn the last week, Mr. Agnew, the school’s religion teacher, invited our children to the Chapel to share the Christmas story.

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The children also enjoyed a pizza luncheon.

img_2667 Christmas craft-making was also a lot of fun.

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For this season of gift-giving, as when the three kings brought incense, Frankincense and myrrh to baby Jesus, the children learned  how to give cards and presents, how to receive them, and what to say to each other in the exchange of gifts and written Season’s Greetings.  They also discovered how to hold the present with both hands, practiced looking into the person’s eyes, and express simple phrases such as “Merry Christmas. This is for you” and “Thank you, (actual name). Merry Christmas”—all with a smile.

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Please have a memorable, fun-filled, and meaningful Christmas holidays with the family, your relatives and dear friends. We look forward to a great second semester in 2017, which will be in the Year of the Rooster.   img_2627Merry Christmas to you, one and all!

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