Headmaster’s Notes

Blessings for a Beautiful Christmas and New Year

As we depart at the end of this week, in this sacred time of year, we wish you all a blessed Christmas and happy New Year! We’ll look forward to being together again when school resumes on Thursday, January 3.

Chamber Choir Takes Stage at MOA Tonight

PA families, make a trip to the Mall of America tonight to enjoy some beautiful caroling from our Chamber Choir. They’ll serenade crowds from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. on the main rotunda near Barnes and Noble with a number of Christmas favorites. We hope you’re able to join us for this festive fun!

7:40 a.m. Masses This Week

Fr. McClellan will celebrate before-school Masses this Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (regular Upper School Masses will not be held this week due to final exams). The Friday morning liturgy will be a special candle-lit “Rorate” Mass. All are invited to these celebrations. For more information, refer to the post in the All School section.

All School

Flash Sale at School Spirit Store

In case you need to do some last-minute Christmas shopping before we take off for Christmas break, be sure to stop by the school spirit store this week and save 20 percent off all items.

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US Finals This Week

Please help your Upper Schooler by encouraging enough rest and a good breakfast. Finals will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. so it is important that students arrive on time. Students will be released at 12:00 p.m. each day and are required to leave campus. Lunch will not be available for US students on finals days.

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Attention Eighth Grade Parents

Parents of all current eighth grade students are invited to join us for an introduction to the Upper School on Wednesday, December 5, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the US Atrium.

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Join Us for the Christmas Carol Sing-along

Lower School parents are invited to join their children and their teachers at 2:40 p.m. on Friday, December 21, in the Great Room as we wish one another a joyous Christmas in our annual Christmas carol sing-along.

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Thank You for Your Gifts to Sharing and Caring Hands

Thank you to all who donated so generously by providing mittens, hats, and toys to the children staying at Sharing and Caring Hands shelter for families in Minneapolis. You and your children have helped to ensure that this Christmas will be warmer and brighter for many.

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Summer Enrichment Programs

The months of December and January are the best times to determine whether your son or daughter is interested in and would benefit from a summer enrichment program on a college campus. See our list of select programs that could be a good match for students with a range of academic or personal interests and that are offered at a reasonable cost.

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