During Advent, we are usually busy preparing for our St. Vincent Parish Christmas Gift shopping event. Due to limitations for us and for St. Vincent’s during the pandemic, we’ve adjusted things a bit. This year we will be providing the families with gift cards for Target, Walmart and VISA so that they may be able to buy something special for their children this Christmas.
Please use this Sign Up Genius to view the listing of gift cards we would like to provide for the families. We ask that you consider donating a gift card (or two or more) and send them to school anytime from now until Friday, December 11th.
We have listed gift cards in the $20 denomination. If that is outside your budget, we are happily accepting gift cards in lower denominations. Please do not provide gift cards higher than $20. We also would love to have rolls of wrapping paper, tape, gift bags, etc... to share with the families.
We will accept donations from now until December 11 at which time the cards and gift wrap will be delivered to the parish so the families may do their shopping. For students who are concurrent, you may mail your cards to the attention of Linda Reeves, or drop off your cards in the locked mailbox at the B door. Please be sure that you leave enough time for the mail so we have them prior to December 11.
As always, thank you for all the ways you respond in mercy and love for others, shining the light of Mercy for all!
Celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas -Each family is invited to send in a labeled Christmas tree ornament for the GMA Christmas tree. If you have more than one GMA student, please assign one of them to bring in the ornament to decorate the tree since grade levels will visit the tree separately to maintain social distance.
Throughout the day, students with participate in decorating our Christmas tree in a socially distanced manner. Students are invited to place one ornament per family on the tree. Concurrent students will also be able to participate by sending in an ornament.
Please designate the child in your family who will bring the ornament to school.
Ornaments may be homemade, or store bought. Please do not send in special, family ornaments. We do our very best but sometimes ornaments get lost or broken.
Ornaments should be lightweight, have your family name marked or attached.
The ornaments will be returned to you by the last day school day before the holiday.