Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving at All Saints Catholic School

A short week in school before Thanksgiving but a busy one!

We had a procession of food on Monday to our parish hall where St. Vincent de Paul packed over 60 food boxes for Thanksgiving for families in need. Each class filled at least one brown shopping bag of food for the food baskets. Parishioners donated turkeys, pies, celery and rolls. Our parish hall was transformed into a store. Students ate in their classrooms or outside that day-they loved the change.

Tuesday was our Thanksgiving meal for students, parents and grandparents. We served about 175 dinners. Our chef lives down the road from us and donated his time. Turkeys were cooked, dressing and gravy made, buns and pies were baked and the cranberry sauce was sliced. It was truly a Thanksgiving feast. Parents helped to serve and we had a great clean up crew of staff, parents and 7th and 8th grade students. It was truly a community event!  We had food left over which we took to the Forgash House for abused women.

Before the dinner grades 5 and 6 had a class Mass with Fr. Ariel to celebrate their patron saint-Martin of Tours.  Every class selected a patron saint and Fr. Ariel on the feastday of the saint or close to the date has a Mass for that class in their classroom. It is a beautiful experience for the students and teacher. We are grateful that Father "A" takes such a strong interest in our school.

Wednesday we have dismissal at 11:30am to allow families to travel for Thanksgiving. Being a military town most families travel back to see their families.

Apple or Pumpkin? With or without topping?

Men at work-maintenance, chef, grandparent

Serving is done, time to eat before clean up-
L-R: Business Manager, Principal, Pastor

Happy Thanksgiving from All Saints Catholic School at Our Lady of the Mountains Parish!

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