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November 16, 2018

Verse of the Day: But thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  1 Corinthians 15:57

What a blessing our Applewood families are!  The STUCO students were able to fill 33 Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes!  They exceeded their goal by 8 boxes!!!  Thank you to each of you for making a difference in the lives of 33 children all around the globe.  May you and your families be blessed this Thanksgiving season.  Next week will be a short, but busy, week at school.  Our K-8th grade students have been busy preparing for their performances at the Thanksgiving Feast.  Thank you in advance to our Room Parents for spending the morning in the classrooms with students, to our Thanksgiving Feast Coordinators for planning the meal, and to all of the volunteers!  The Thanksgiving Feast wouldn't be a success without all of the many hands that help prepare for that day.  With next week being a short week, there will be no bulletin.    

2nd Quarter Mid-Term Cut Off: Today - Mid-term grades will go home next week.

Scrip Wallet Sign Up: November 19 @ 3:15 - If your family would like assistance getting signed up for Scrip access on your phone, stop by the office after school and Mrs. Greer and Mrs. Furrey will help walk you through the process of getting signed up.   

A+ Homework Help: November 28 - 3:15 to 4:15 pm - A+ students will continue offering homework help for grades K-8th in the CEL cafeteria on Wednesdays throughout November, with the exception of Wednesday, November 21 as that is our Thanksgiving Feast Day.  Interested K-8th grade families need to get in touch with Mrs. Mabry to sign up.

Thanksgiving Feast: November 21 at 11:30 ROC gym - Feast day is a blessed tradition at Applewood.  You won't want to miss it!  Our students, teachers, and several volunteers will be preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  The elementary and junior high students will be performing at 11:30 that day.  The meal will be served at approximately noon.  Students will be drawing names that day for the Christmas gift exchange.  Watch for the paper that will be sent home that day with the name they draw.  Gifts are due to the school office by Wednesday, December 12.  Please be sure to write who the gift is for on the gift. 

No School: Friday, November 23 - Classes resume at 8 am, Monday, November 26.

Spanish Caroling: Friday, December 7 at 7 pm-midnight - Grades 9th-12th - Permission forms are due in the office by Wednesday, November 28.  Our past and present Spanish class students will begin their annual “parranda,” Christmas  caroling with a Puerto Rican twist.  The students learn Christmas songs in Spanish and sing their hearts out from home to home for one evening. The tradition in Puerto Rico begins right after Thanksgiving. Carolers will sing accompanied by musicians and go from home to home till the morning. The twist in Puerto Rican culture is that the ones who receive the surprise mini-concert open up their home and welcome the singers inside to enjoy warm or cold refreshments and appetizers!  Would you like us to come Caroling at your home that Friday evening? We can just come to sing or you can also host our group with some goodies to keep us going till midnight! Let Mrs. Leon (660-473-2503) know if you would like us to come to your home and if you want us to sing or to sing and eat! First come, first served, so contact Mrs. Leon quickly. We can only accommodate 7-8 homes!

Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal: December 7th & 10th from 3:30 to 5

Christmas Program: Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary - Make plans now to attend!

Christmas Gift Exchange -  Each year our students exchange Christmas gifts with one another based on a 'name exchange' done the morning of the Thanksgiving feast.  In an effort to ensure that these gifts are not a burden to families, we ask that each student adhere to the following spending caps:  Elementary (grades K - 5) $3.00 - $5.00  JH (grades 6 - 8) $5.00 - $7.00  HS (grades 9 - 12) $7.00 - $10.00.  It's always encouraging when we have the opportunity to witness our students being both gracious givers and receivers during our gift exchange.  Gifts are asked to be brought to the school by December 12th to ensure no one forgets theirs in the busyness of getting ready the morning of party day.  Students will exchange gifts with one another on December 14th.   

Christmas Party Day: Friday, December 14 - Students will be released at 11:30 following clean up.  As part of our party day, we ask everyone to bring a snack to share.  If you are in grades K-5, please bring a healthy and a sweet snack to share.   If you are in grades 6th-12th, please bring the following: Last name beginning with A-L bring a healthy snack, M-Z bring a sweet snack.  Students will exchange gifts that day and hang out with their classmates.  All parents are welcome to join us!

2nd Quarter Ends: Friday, December 14 - Grade cards will go home when we return from Christmas break. 

Upcoming Events: November(16) Second Quarter Mid-Term Cut-Off, (19) School Board Mtg. @ 6:30, (21) Thanksgiving Feast @ 11:30 - ROC gym, (23) No school; December: (7) Spanish Caroling, (7) Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal, (10) Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal, (11) Christmas Program @ 6:30 pm - Sanctuary, (14) Christmas Party Day. (14) End of 2nd quarter 

Upcoming Birthdays: November: (18) Daniel Nadtochiy (19) Leah Nevels (21) Isaac Greer (23) Steven Bussey; December(1) Gaye Hiller(5) David Bessert, (12) Molly Sumner, (14) Xiara Leon


Published Friday, November 16, 2018 10:01 AM by Amy Furrey


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