Dear Norwood-Fontbonne Community,
I hope this note finds you well as we just celebrated the third Sunday of Advent and all of the joy that it brings. Here at NFA the many celebrations and observations of Advent and Christmas continue. It was wonderful seeing a packed house for our Christmas concert last Wednesday. This week is full of excitement with parties, Christmas Tea, and performances. I look forward to joining our 8thgraders on Wednesday morning when we deliver our Outreach Christmas gifts to share with our brothers and sisters at Guadalupe Family Services in Camden . Most importantly, we will gather as a school family for a special Christmas Tableau and Liturgy on Friday morning at 9:00 am in the Commons. We would love to have parents, relatives, and alumni join us for this beloved NFA tradition.
This week we have a special guest blogger from our 8thgrade. Thank you Mrs. Riviezzo for sharing her assignment–a Friendly Letter to Santa. It is imbued with our shared mission that “all may be united with God and one another” and can put us all in the spirit of Christmas.
Ryan Killeen, Ed.D.
Dear Mr. Claus,
It has been a while since I have seen you. I am excited to talk to you and get to know you more. I know you have been very busy especially during this time of year but I can’t wait to chat with you. I’m excited to see what has been going on for these past couple of years and I’m glad that we connected again.
Down here in the United States these years have been hectic. Right now I am in 8th grade and I am searching for a high school. You might be shocked that now I am going into high school because you’ve known me since I was little, but don’t worry because I can’t believe it either. I have had many interviews, tests, and questionnaires for these high schools and I am finally hoping that when it is over that I would have found the one that is best for me.
A lot of things have been happening, but I know that you are keeping tabs because you watch every little boy and girl. I bet you still look after them even as they grow older. I wonder what is it like for you to remember seeing them as a little kid and always making sure they had the best Christmas ever. The next time you blink your eyes or wake up from a nap they’re off to college. Do you have a book of memories?
I wonder what it is like to work technically only 2 days a year. Do you spend all year planning? Do you get to celebrate any other holidays? Do you like your job? Christmas is probably one of my favorite holidays. I only want one thing for Christmas and that is that not one person should be alone and that everyone has at least one person to share this special holiday with.
Now I don’t want to keep you waiting for long because you probably have work to do. I just wanted to say it was nice catching up and I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Happy Holidays, Makayla P
P.S. How are the reindeer doing?