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Christmas Celebrations 2012
Each year the Edison and Ford Estates invite area schools to participate in their “Children’s Tree Trail”. This year’s theme was Edison & Ford Science. Decorations this year were made by 2nd – 5th graders incorporating the images of Mr. Edison and Mr. Ford with their signature ties as well as super cool science goggles. “Shrinky Dink” and permanent markers were used to create ornaments with various science vocabulary words and symbols. Light bulbs completed our theme for the tree topper. The Edison & Ford Holiday Nights decorations are exhibited throughout the Christmas season from Dec. 1 – Dec. 31.
In addition to the school tree the St. Andrew School Choir was once again invited to sing at the Edison and Ford Estates for the Holiday Nights. Students performed many classic, new, and fun Christmas selections on December 6th for family, friends, and visitors.
As in years past students enjoyed shopping at the holiday gift shop sponsored by the Home and School Association. They strolled the aisles for the perfect gifts for family and friends.
This year’s Christmas Pageant was held under the stars in the airnasium. The St. Andrew Band began the evening with a few selections for gathered family and friends. Then, students in grades PK – 5 participated with their classes by singing many well loved Christmas songs and hymns. Drama club students performed the Nativity story in conjunction with the song selections to create a visual picture of the meaning of the Christmas season.
The St. Andrew School Christmas card was chosen and the original design is from 5th grader Rebecca Elia. Rebecca’s design was duplicated on the official Christmas card that is sent out to our benefactors. Second place was from Megan McMahon and third place by Sydney Doyle. Each of the girls received copies of their designs for their families. Congratulations to our artists, and “thank you” to all who participated in the contest.
“Do the Right Thing” Award presentation at Cape Coral City Hall
Our 5th grade student, Mary Castillo, was honored with an award from the Lee County Homeless Coalition as well as the “Do the Right Thing” award for her volunteer work feeding the poor and providing child care at a Fort Myers soup kitchen. Congratulations to Mary for this great honor!
Prayer Service Honoring Our Veterans
On Monday, November 17th students gathered for a special prayer service to honor our local Veterans. The St. Andrew chorus serenaded those present with patriotic songs and special prayers were recited commemorating the efforts of the many “American heroes”. From their examples our students may understand the importance of service to others.