Dear VCES Community,

December 2, 2018 marked the start of Advent and the new Liturgical Year in the Church. Advent is a time of preparation in which we focus our time and energy to thinking about the second coming of Christ and the anniversary of the birth of Jesus. As we make these preparations, we can identify the many traditions, in the Church and our families that help us prepare our hearts for Christmas. An advent wreath, Christmas tree and advent calendar are just a few traditions that families use to help them grow closer to God during this time. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) provides a great Advent Calendar to help guide us through the four Sundays of Advent.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day – Save the Date

On Thursday, January 24, 2019, we’ll once again be inviting grandparents and special friends to celebrate part of their day with us and see their students at school! This is a wonderful day dedicated just to our grandparents and special friends so that we can honor them and show them the importance of their support to VCES. Postcards with registration information will be sent home with students on December 14. Be sure to share this information with those that will attend this special event!

May the Lord be with your family during this Advent Season.

In Christ,

Krista Jacobson

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”

– St. Teresa of Calcutta

December Events – check the VCES online calendar for more details.

Each Wednesday we have a Mass or Prayer Service at 9:35 a.m.

12.10 |  Advent Service Project Scrip Orders Due

12.17 | Monthly Scrip orders due by 3:00 p.m.

12.17 | 7:00 p.m. | Christmas Program for grades 1-3 | Eagles Gym

12.18 | Free Dress for $1 benefiting our Advent Service Project | Family Promise of Beaverton

12.18 | 6:15 p.m. |  Parent Prayer | Chapel

12.18 | 6:45 p.m. | VALOR Meeting | ES Library

12.19 | 7:55 a.m. | Parent Prayer | Chapel

12.20 | 9:00 a.m. | KG Christmas Program | ES Cafeteria

12.20 | 1:30 p.m. | KS Christmas Program | ES Cafeteria

12.21 |  Christmas Special Dress

12.21 | 11:30 a.m. | Dismissal

12.22 – 1.6 | Christmas Break

1.7 | School Resumes

STAR Testing Begins