Saturday, December 21, 2013
Sierra Vista has a Christmas Light Parade the first Saturday of the month. Our school choir rode our school float and entertained the parade viewers by singing Christmas carols for about a 3 mile stretch.
Back to school to prepare for our Superintendent's annual visit. Sr. Rosa Marie is retiring after 15 years being our Superintendent of the Schools in the Diocese of Tucson. After visiting the classrooms, meeting with the pastor and of course, me, the principal, she enjoyed a pizza lunch with all the students in the cafeteria. She sat with the Student Council and was kept busy answering their questions. I told them it was their job to keep the conversation going and Sr. Rosa Marie said she was amazed at all their questions! Yeah! They followed my direction.
Two of our classes entertained her by showing her their part in our Christmas program.
To be continued..................
After our Superintendent's visit we prepared for the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
I first attended the vigil celebration on December 11th prepared by our Hispanic Community. We began with a nighttime procession around our parish grounds.
On the morning of December 12th, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we had our weekly school Mass and my students in Grades 6th and 7th acted out the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the rest of the school.
Grades 6 and 7 brought tears to the eyes of many through their interpretive dance telling the story of the Birth of Jesus through His death and resurrection.
After that our parent group held our annual fundraiser, Breakfast with Santa! And Santa this year was a Green Bay Packer fan. :):):):):) and that day we had our biggest comeback in the franchise history of the Packers and we beat the Dallas Cowboys!
This past week was a fun one in school since our program was done. I enjoyed watching grades 2 and 3 make gingerbread houses as their Christmas present for their parents. They also enjoyed eating the leftovers of the building materials.