As a school and parish community, we have so much to be thankful for. God has blessed us with a successful parish dinner, many facilities improvements, involved parents and grandparents, dedicated teachers, and wonderful students. As we approach Thanksgiving, we thank God for our many blessings.
Thank you parents and students for donating to the St. Vincent de Paul canned food drive. The students are enjoying the Ducks vs. Beavers food contest. Both teams’ tables seem to be fairly equal in the amount of food donated, but there is room for many more cans. All donations can be brought to the tables outside the music room. The school will continue to collect food items through next week Wednesday. All donated food will go to help many families in need in our local area. May the best team win!
The Visitation Student Council is sponsoring two fundraising events to raise money for a large movie screen for the gym. All of the grades are having a fun time participating in a “Penny War”. Students have until Saturday, November 18th, at the Harvest Festival to put pennies in their own grade’s can, which count for them, and to put silver and dollars in the other grades’ cans which count against them. Saturday from 4:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M., the student council is sponsoring a Harvest Festival. All families are invited to participate in the fun activities including a movie showing beginning at 6:30 P.M.
Visitation Catholic School will be having a float in the Forest Grove Light Parade again this year. The parade takes place on December 3rd at 5:00 P.M. We invite all families to come and support our school by being a part of the float. We need many students to ride on the float and adults to walk alongside and pass out pencils and candy. Kids and parents who can join us for this fun event should meet at the staging area on Main Street near the skate park between 4:00 P.M. and 4:30 P.M. Look for the Finegan’s tractor and trailer. Also remember to wear red, put on your Santa hats, dress for the weather, and bring your school spirit!
With thanksgiving for all you do,
Carol Funk, Principal