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12-13 Calendar and Volunteer Opportunities
September 22, 2012 Oktoberfest
Direct traffic in the parking area 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
September 27, 2012 - 50's/60's Dance
Holy Ghost families organize this dance for the elementary school and middle school students. The DJ will be playing all the favorites of the time. Come dressed in your poodle skirt or best 50's/60's attire! Cost is $3 individual $10 per family from 5:30 pm to 9 pm. No School the next day! Dance is held in the McDonell High School commons.
October 8 at
October 8-9 at SC, HG, ND
The teachers have been working hard and the Home and School will provide soup, salad and homemade bread for the staff to eat during the conferences. Please email email@example.com if you would like to make something to bring on either or these nights.
November 14 - Embracing Parenthood - 6:30 -7:30 p.m. at McDonell Central Catholic High School
For PARENTS ONLY. This program is designed especially for parents with pre-school children through second grade. Embrace Parenthood presents vital information on ten foundational principles that underpin fulfilling family life. Parents will learn what it takes to become a primary educator for their children via the development of the cardinal virtues.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 "Growing in Love"
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at McDonell
Two unique presentations IN ONE NIGHT: In the first, PARENTS ONLY attend a session on key elements of parenting an emerging adult. This program focuses on parenting strategies that help the parent stay connected to the child during a time that often leads to estrangement, especially in areas such as sexuality, relationships and morality. In the second presentation, PARENTS ATTEND WITH THEIR CHILDREN who are entering puberty (typically this includes children in grades 4 - 7, with most attending during 5th or 6th grade year). The combined program walks a family through the basic information on transitioning from childhood to adulthood. It is unique in that is includes information on holistic development (spiritual, emotional, social, moral, personal, and physical) rather than just physcial maturity.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 "Bodies and Boundaries" 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at McDonell
This presentation given to PARENTS WITH THEIR 13 - 17 year old. Using a question and answer format, the audience engages in discussion note the topics include sexuality, true love, chastity, and relationships. Emphasis is placed on strengthening communication between parent and child and the development of behavioral standards that are based on the Ten Commandments. This is accomplished through a deeper unerstanding of Catholic church teaching. This program offers parents the opportunity to guide their young adult in forming solid, loving relationships that avoid the "hook-up" mentality so prevalent today. It also encourages parents to guide their children to discern their vocation, and the role that their sexuality plays in the state of life to which they are called.
Notre Dame and McDonell
The teachers have been working hard and the Home and School will provide soup, salad and homemade bread for the staff to eat during the conferences. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make something to bring.
April 18, 2013 - Beach Party/Dance 5:30-8 pm McDonell Commons
This spring dance is a lot of fun for everyone wishing spring and summer would come soon. The St. Charles Primary school parents organize this dance with the help of volunteers from the other schools as well. Dance is held in the McDonell High School commons from 6 to 9 pm. No School the next day! Wear your beach appropriate apparel. View photos from this year.
June 10, 2013 - Staff Appreciation Breakfast & Mass
In appreciation for all they do for our children the Home and School hosts a breakfast at the end of the school year for the entire staff. This year it will be at the Notre Dame Life Center.
Please email Home and School if you can help with decorating, preparing food on Sunday, June 5th or helping to serve the breakfast that morning. Email: email@example.com