There will be a winter coat and clothing drive the first week in December. Bring coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves, and scarves, etc., to the arcade before school or to Campus Ministry. Don’t forget our homeless friends.
Habitat for Humanity will be sponsoring several fundraisers in December. Buy a Krispy Kreme donut, candy cane, a raffle on a homemade Gingerbread House, or have your picture taken with Santa. All donations will help the club as they try to raise $13, 500 for participation in their 17-house build. Any holiday donation would be welcomed.
A Christmas party is planned for children in families of domestic violence on December 5. Supplies are wanted. We need yarn, popsicle sticks, ribbon, beads and lace, earring backs, clear Christmas balls, cake icing/sprinkles, sugar cookies, twine, candy, new toys, teen and adult gifts. Christmas decorations are needed to give to families and to be used at the Night Shelter. New socks, men’s underwear, blankets, children’s clothes, and diapers are all requested. Before you toss it, call Mrs. Shanahan. Please bring items to Campus Ministry. Help is also wanted on an occasional Friday night to help at the night shelter.
Vitamins are wanted for our mission trip.
Mothers’ Morning Prayer Group
The next meeting of the Mothers’ Morning Prayer Group will be Friday, December 7, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. off campus at the home of Pam Thomas. The address is 1015 Bedford Gardens Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30022.
No need to RSVP. Come as your schedule allows. Directions from Marist are available under Marist Mothers Prayer Group on the Marist Web site.
Mark your calendar to join us in January on Friday, January 4, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the home of Margaret Young. The address is 3607 Randall Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30327.
Please contact Cindy Hunt at 770-642-8495 or Huntfamily9190@comcast.net, or Arje McCarty at 770-730-0861or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Marist Women Build
Not sure what to get all those people on your Christmas list this year? We have the perfect gift – a house! Yes, you can purchase part of the Habitat Marist Women Build ’08 house for everyone on your list! Make a donation in honor of your family, friends, teachers, co-workers, babysitters, etc., and they will receive a card acknowledging your gift in their name.
A way to ensure you receive the perfect gift is to ask your family and friends to make a donation in your honor.
One industrious Marist mom and her daughter raised more than $900 for Marist Women Build in this manner and avoided all that unnecessary shopping.
What better way is there to express the true meaning of Christmas than by helping to build a home for a family in need? Gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, congratulations, etc. are also welcome and will be acknowledged accordingly. For more information, call Susie Parker at 404-328-8132 or email email@example.com.
To give a gift, send a check to Jane Keller at 12 Ball Mill Place, Atlanta, GA 30350. Please make check out to Marist Women Build and include the names and addresses of the gift recipients. If you want your gift to be acknowledged by Christmas, please have your checks to Jane Keller by December 19. We’ll do the rest! Our sincere wishes for a Blessed Christmas to one and all!
The French teachers announce an exchange program with our sister school in Lyon, France. We are looking for families to host a French student April 10 through April 26. The Marist students would travel to Lyon to stay with their student’s family June 9 through June 22. Each student has received information about the exchange. Students who are interested are asked to give the response form to their French teacher. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Morrison or Mrs. Basarich.
Remember to stop by the Campus Shop for all of your holiday shopping needs. The shop has much to choose from, with many new items and styles arriving daily. Stop by and see our selection of perfect stocking stuffers. Arm your students for the cooler weather with fleece jackets, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and sweaters. Remember, p.e. uniforms, letter jackets, gently used uniform items, and limited sizes of senior shirts are available only through the Campus Shop. The Campus Shop is open every Wednesday from 8:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check your mailbox for a flyer offering 10 percent off of your entire purchase when the flyer is presented at the time of your purchase.
Dr. Louisa Moffit was reappointed to a second three-year term on the Georgia Professional Standards Commission by Governor Sonny Perdue. This Commission reviews rules for teacher certification and hears cases of Georgia teachers who are involved in violations of professional conduct.
Congratulations to Annie Brown, Chris Berger, Lee J. Cotton, Simon Cross, Coles Prince, and Rebecca Wilson for being selected to the Spivey Hall High School Honor Chorus. The Honor Chorus consists of 120 of the best choral students in metro Atlanta, who rehearse for three days and then perform their concert in Spivey Hall in Clayton County. The students were conducted by Dr. Jeff Johnson, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Kentucky, and a former mentor of Mrs. Sharon Coheley.
Christmas Choral Concerts are heading your way! The Senior High Choral Concert will be Thursday, December 13. Along with the traditional processional to “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” comes the annual singing of “Carol of the Bells.” All Chorale alumni are invited to come back up on stage and sing that piece with us. Don’t miss it!
Marist Mothers’ Retreat
The retreat will be held Friday, February 22, 2008, at Saint Brigid Catholic Church. Guest speakers include Louanne K. Bachner and Reverend Sharol Hayner. The program begins at 10 a.m. and is followed by lunch. Make $20 checks payable to Marist Mothers’ Prayer Group. Address them to Julie Moyers, 1007 Redfield Terrace, Dunwoody, GA, 30338. Please call Marie Wood at 770-569-2803 or M.J. Kelly at 404-255-3324 with questions.
Applications for the 2008-2009 academic year are now available in the Admissions Office. If you would like one mailed to you, please submit an Online Inquiry from the Admissions page of the website or call the Admissions Office.
Open House will be held December 2, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is a presentation in Centennial Center at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Visit all classrooms, hear the chorus, watch a scene from A Christmas Carol, tour athletic facilities, and talk to our students to learn why they love coming to Marist School.
School tours continue to be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through February. Student Ambassadors lead these group tours of the entire campus. The 90-minute tours for both students and parents begin in the Admissions Office at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are required.
The Admissions Office offers a shadowing experience for current 8th grade students interested in applying for 9th grade. The visiting students will be hosted by a current freshman, and will attend five classes and lunch on February 15. Reservations are required.
For an application or to make a reservation for a tour or shadowing, please call Linda in the Admissions Office at 770-936-2214.
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New use for old prom dresses
Promapalooza 2008 is an event in February sponsored by the Foster Care Support Foundation where foster girls in their junior and senior years of high school from throughout the state of Georgia make an appointment to select a dress, shoes, purse, and jewelry for prom. The Foster Care Support Foundation is looking for cleaned dresses in excellent condition. If you are interested in donating dresses, you can drop them off in C221 by January 11, 2008. If you have questions, please e-mail Beth Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big thank-you to the members of the Environmental Club who helped clean up Murphey Candler Park. Ten students, along with Ms. Crowe, gave up their Saturday morning to work with the group “Friends of Murphey Candler Park” to improve the area.
Mr. Larry Harris
Mr. Larry Harris, longtime maintenance worker at Marist, died of a heart attack on November 19 in Dayton, Ohio, where he had been living since retiring in 2006. Many of you had dealings with Mr. Harris in his assistance to a host of campus projects. Please pray for the repose of his soul, as well as for his wife, Virginia, his children, and other family members.