Principal’s Message from the Bulldog Bulletin - December 1, 2017
Why was Ebenezer Scrooge so unhappy? It was not because of a failure to get but to give. This is the most important message of Christmas. At this time of the year, we encourage our students to think of others that are less fortunate than ourselves. We want the children to understand that Christmas is about giving instead of receiving. It does not have to represent a monetary item but rather the giving of ourselves. Whether it is singing at the lodge, making a food bank donation, or shoveling snow, the giving comes from the heart. We encourage everyone to think about others this holiday season.
The school has been full of excitement as we prepare for the Christmas season. Decorations are filling the classrooms and hallways and the final preparations for the upcoming Winter Festival on December 6 are in full swing. Families and community are encouraged to join us from 5:00 – 7:30 to participate in a wide variety of winter themed events. The campfire will be open throughout the night so you can bring your family for a free wiener roast at any point throughout the night. Santa will be here so please remember to bring your camera to snap a few photos. Activities will be in all corners of the school so please pick up a map and passport to start the night off. At the end of your evening, please drop of your passport to enter into a draw for some prizes. If you are able to bring a Christmas hamper food item or an unwrapped gift, we will have drop of bins available for your donations.
On Wednesday, December 20, we will be having our 2nd annual Christmas lunch. This year our lunch is sponsored by TerraPro Inc. TerraPro Inc. donated $1000 to the school cafeteria and Mrs. Freddy has her elves working hard at preparing and then serving the meal. Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Freddy, Mrs. Tobias, Mrs. Ellefson, Mrs. Ewaskow, Mrs. Currie, Mrs. Croswell, and Mrs. Diachyshyn for their helping hands and kind hearts.
Classes will be working hard at collecting items for the local Christmas hampers. Attached to December's Bulldog Bulletin is a bingo card for classes to complete. Once all the items have been checked off, the students can enter their bingo card into a draw for a free class lunch. Multiple entries are acceptable from each class. The more bingo cards they complete the more chances they have to win the lunch.
This month we have several community related events. On December 2, a group of students will be singing at the Oil Kings game. Over the next couple of weeks, arrangements will be made to visit seniors’ facilities to sing and share the Christmas spirit and to model active citizenship. We are looking forward to all of these events.
Mrs. Hennessey is returning from her maternity on Monday, December 4th. Thank you to Miss Clarke for covering during Mrs. Hennessey’s absence and we wish Miss Clarke all the best at her new placement at Rochester School.
The staff of Thorhild Central School would like to wish the parents, students, and community a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We wish 2018 brings joy to you and your family.
Mrs. Kim Carson