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December 19, 2013 by Staff Report | No Comments

Christmas Band ConcertStudents from Notre Dame Elementary School in grades 4 through 8 shared beautiful Christmas music in the annual Christmas band concert on Dec.…

Christmas Band Concert
Students from Notre Dame Elementary School in grades 4 through 8 shared beautiful Christmas music in the annual Christmas band concert on Dec. 5. Under the direction of Mr. Kevin Bell, over 100 students from Notre Dame and St. Helen’s in Newbury collaborated to play the sounds of the season.
Advent Prayer Service
Each week during the season of Advent, students at Notre Dame Elementary School gather as a school community to prepare for the coming of Jesus. Eighth-graders helped lead the prayer service while the fifth-grade choir and the newly formed handbell choir under the direction of Sister Mary Donnalee Resar provided music.
Sleeping Bags For The Homeless Collection
Notre Dame Elementary School second-graders distributed sleeping bags to the homeless in November. The project began two years ago when the children were discussing ways to help those in need. They recalled a recent family camping trip that was cold and rainy and decided cold weather sleeping bags would be very helpful to those sleeping outside in the winter.
The children were surprised to learn that some of the homeless are children, some are veterans, and others have college degrees. All have hit hard times.
They have collected sleeping bags from NDES students and had two very successful fundraisers at Advent Lutheran Church in Solon raising over $1,200. Ledge Outdoor Sports provided zero-degree sleeping bags at a discounted rate.
The sleeping bag drive is ongoing. For more information or to make a contribution, please visit https://www.wepay.com/donations/sleeping-bags-for-the-homeless.

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