The holidays are quickly approaching and so is the excitement of the season! As a school, we are looking forward to the holiday of Thanksgiving and the season of Advent. On Monday morning at 8:20 A.M., we will begin our daily Advent prayer services in the gym. All parents are welcome to join us for the prayer services.
The students have collected many cans of food for our can food drive, and we thank all of our families for your generous donations. The cans of food will be given to the Forest Grove St. Vincent de Paul who will distribute them to those in need.
Another donation drive that we invite families to participate in is wool or wool/blend socks for our soldiers in Afghanistan. If you are out shopping this weekend and would like to purchase a pair of wool socks for the soldiers, they can be brought to school by Tuesday, November 29th to be added to care boxes. The students have been writing letters and are making Christmas cards to add to the boxes for the soldiers.
As winter approaches, it is important to be aware of the school emergency cancellation procedure. In the event of an emergency closing due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances, as a rule, Visitation Catholic School will follow the decision of the Forest Grove Public School District. For example, if the Forest Grove Public School District is closed due to weather, Visitation will also be closed. Radio and television information on school closures usually begins at or before 6:00 A.M. Visitation also subscribes to the automated emergency contact system, SchoolReach, which will be used to support Forest Grove Public School District’s decision and for decisions that need to be made when the Forest Grove School District is already closed for other reasons. This system has the ability to call, email, and text parents for emergency and other notifications. If you have phone numbers other than those in the school directory that need to be contacted in an emergency notification, please contact the school office immediately.
I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Carol Funk, Principal