The highlight of the upcoming week will be our school play that takes place on Thursday, December 15. The play starts at 7:00 PM. Plan to be there a bit early to get a good seat and then stay afterward for some refreshments and socializing. The play is being directed by Mrs. Anderson and assisted by Miss Wolfe. We look forward to seeing many of you there.
Despite the very cold weather, our nativity play held at Sheppard's Park went on as scheduled. A big thank you to the actors who came out all 3 nights to perform and to theaudience who supported us. We are already looking forward to next year and to the changes we will make to the play. In the future, this will become a great family event for the town of High River and the surrounding area.
Now that winter has settled in, we are asking parents to check and make sure their children are coming to school dressed for the weather. Our students should always have a winter hat, warm mittens or gloves, a winter jacket and boots when they leave for school each day. Although we had several indoor recesses last week, they will all be outdoor recesses this week. Being dressed for the weather means being able to stay outside comfortably for at least 30 minutes.
Last Wednesday night many of our high school students traveled into Calgary to volunteer at the Samaritan Purse warehouse where all the shoeboxes are sorted prior to being sent overseas. This has become an annual event for our school and a great experience for our young people to see the generousity of people from across Western Canada. Thank you to Mr. Doerksen for organizing this event.
On a more individual note; we are asking that you keep Mrs. Blake in your prayers. She came down with vertigo last Tuesday and has not recovered enough to return to school. For those who have had vertigo, they know that the dizziness it causes makes doing everyday tasks very difficult. We are fortunate to have very good substitute teachers who can fill in in times like this and are grateful to Mrs. Fearon and Mr. Backlin who have been covering Mrs. Blake's classes.
We trust that your lives are not getting too hectic and that you are able to maintain a focus on the real Christmas story. As staff, we meet every morning and continue to pray for our school families and the children that attend Brant Christian. May this Christmas be filled with family, good health and the opportunity to share Christ's love with our neighbours.