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St. James Christmas Hampers for Families

posted Nov 21, 2016, 4:02 PM by Christine Woodley   [ updated Nov 29, 2016, 3:13 PM ]

St. James School ‘Christmas Hampers for Families’

Advent Project

November 28- December 14th, 2016

‘Sent To Be The Good News’

During the season of Advent, Christians across the world prepare for the celebration of the coming of the Lord through the birth of his Son, Jesus Christ. Advent is a time to celebrate light in the midst of darkness. The weeks of Advent remind us to set aside some of the hectic business of the holiday season, and to quietly reflect on the promise of the baby born in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago. Our theme for Advent again this year is ‘Christmas Hampers for Families’.  We, at St. James School, have chosen to support families in less privileged areas in our Board. We are asking students and staff at St. James School to support our project in two simple yet rewarding ways.

1. Each student will be asked to donate a non-perishable food item to a class hamper. The specific item we are requesting will be written in your child’s agenda (or on a note for Kindergarten students) on Thursday, December 1st.  If you would like to make a cash donation as well, this would be most appreciated. All money will be used to buy gift cards at the family's local grocery stores. We are asking that all donations be sent to school no later than Wednesday, December 14th. These hampers will be delivered to families before Christmas. St. James staff will be supporting this project by purchasing gifts for specific members of each family to go along with the hampers.

2.  On Wednesday,  December 14th, we are having a St. James  School Christmas Spirit Day.  For a small donation of a ‘twoonie’, children are encouraged to wear their most festive clothing to show our true St. James Spirit. It’s time to dig out those reindeer antlers, Santa and elf hats, red and green clothes and Christmas accessories! All monies collected will go to support our Christmas Hamper Campaign.  

Wishing you and your family all of the blessings of this Advent season.


St James Staff

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”                          Anne Frank