Merry Christmas to all of our students, current parents, alumni, parents of our alumni, and parents of future St. Edmund Prep students! It brings me such happiness to be sharing the spirit of this holiday season with each and every one of you. Your sons and daughters are a blessing and one of the many reasons why we can call ourselves a family. It brings us all great joy to offer an education that fosters an environment of innovation, academic excellence, faith and community.
When we get back from the Christmas break, we have some very exciting things happening. We will be kicking off the New Year with a World’s Finest
fundraiser in January to raise funds specifically to redesign one of our classrooms. We would like to transform one of our old classrooms with old- fashioned desks in old-fashioned rows into a modern, bright, modular classroom that allows for the flexibility of collaborative seating that can foster hands on, student centered learning. This classroom would become the model for our other classrooms. In order to make that happen, we would need to sell 500 boxes of chocolate. I believe we can even exceed that goal!
In addition, your sons and daughters may come home talking about Project Night Night
. If they aren’t, ask them about it! It is a completely student-driven and organized, school-service project designed to help children between the ages of 3 and 5 who are currently living in homeless shelters. All of our students have been encouraged to participate, whether by sponsoring a tote bag, donating children’s books, blankets and stuffed animals, helping log inventory or helping us stuff the tote bags. The project will culminate during the last week of Lent where we will stuff the bags and send them off to local homeless shelters. We couldn’t be more proud of Grace Vespa ‘18
and Alia Alawi ‘18
for spearheading this project. These young ladies are the perfect example of how our student body uses their passion and talents in service to God, one another, and society. Feel free to get involved and learn more about the project at www.stedmundprep.org/nightnight/.
So as you celebrate this most joyous time with your friends and family, please know how much your St. Edmund Prep family is looking forward to the New Year and all that is has is store for each and every one of us. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Mrs. Allison McGinnis