Christmas 2016 at St. Martin’s

We wish you a very blessed and merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year!
 
 
We would love to have you join us at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church for our Christmas services:
  • Christmas Eve at 8pm with string quartet and solos
  • Christmas Day at 8am & 10am

December News

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. The children enjoyed our Thanksgiving service and their Friendship Breakfast.

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In addition to the thankful notes collected and read during the Thanksgiving service, St. Martin’s Kindergarten-3rd grade students also reflected on what they were thankful for during their computer classes.

Our thanks to everyone who attended our barbecue on November 13th. The event was to kick off our fundraiser for re-paving the playground/parking lot/basketball court. By now you should have received a letter from Fr. Gabri and a brochure explaining our plans. So far we have received approximately $10,000 towards the $20,000 we need to raise. The total cost will be approximately $40,000 and three incredibly generous Church families will match our donations up to $20,000. Please consider making a donation and if you would like copies of the letter to send to grandparents, family members, friends, etc., who you think might make a donation, please call the office.

Also in November, Harvard Westlake drama students performed a Variety Show followed by workshops for the children and these were enjoyed very much by everyone. Harvard Westlake art students are also giving after school art lessons to our 4th-8th Grade students. These are also enjoyed very much by St. Martin’s students. We are so grateful to the wonderful Harvard Westlake students and staff for all they do for us.

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We are looking forward to our special December events which include:

  • Santa’s Secret Shop – December 7th & 8th
  • Kindergarten-8th Grade Christmas Program – Thursday, December 15th at 7pm in the Church
  • Preschool Christmas Program – Friday, December 16th at 9am in the Church
  • Preschool Christmas Party – Friday, December 16th following their Christmas Program (no extended care for Preschool on December 16)
  • All School Blessing and Communion Christmas Chapel – Friday, December 16th at 9:45am in the Church
  • Kindergarten-8th Grade Christmas Parties – Friday, December 16th at 11:15am (noon dismissal and no afternoon extended care)

If you would like to make a donation to Annual Giving before the end of the current tax year, please send donations in before December 31st. They will be very much appreciated. Annual Giving bridges the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of operating the school and is an important fundraiser that allows our school to flourish and grow.

The school is also offering “Tribute Cards” this year and you can purchase these in the office or call us and we will send them home with the children. These are small cards that you enclose with your Christmas cards stating that a donation has been made to the school in honor of the recipient. Suggested donations for the cards are $5 each or 5 for $20. This is a thoughtful and caring way of showing your support of the school to friends and family.

Wow, It’s the Middle of October Already!

It’s hard to believe we’ve been back to school for over a month already but it’s true. A lot has happened including:

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Our First Blessing & Communion Service

Welcome Back Picnic

Our Welcome Back Picnic

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Blessing of the Animals

… our Middle School Girls are in the middle of their basketball season, field trips have started, and, of course, lots of learning!

Don’t forget that coming up in the next few weeks, we would love to see you at:

  • St. Martin’s Day Service on Sunday, October 30th at 10am in the Church.
  • Halloween Parade & Parties on Monday, October 31st starting at 2pm.
  • Veterans Day Service on Wednesday, November 2nd at 8:30am in the Church. Please join us and invite any veterans that you know so that we may honor them.