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In late September our new and returning families share a picnic meal on the school grounds. The children enjoy planned games and activities and parents have the opportunity to socialize. This is a casual, fun-filled event that parents and children alike look forward to each year.
Each year on the last Friday before Halloween alumni are invited to the school for our annual bonfire. It is a great opportunity for former students to reconnect with former classmates.
On the Monday before the Thanksgiving break, the children make applesauce and apple pies for their special snack on Tuesday. Parents bring in different foods that have a Thanksgiving theme and prepare the snack for all the classes. The children enjoy their feast in a Thanksgiving style.
Children’s Shopping Spree
The children’s Christmas shopping spree takes place during the second week in December. Each family is required to donate 15 – 20 items to the event. Each child has the opportunity to go shopping for their family members. The children make a list of relatives they wish to buy gifts for. Items are moderately priced to fit their budget. The older children help the younger children with their shopping. They also wrap their gifts in order for them to be a surprise. They really enjoy this special day.
The annual Christmas show takes place before the Christmas break. This is a great day to enjoy our children perform on the stage. The performance is held in the auditorium of the OLA convent. The Primary classes perform at 8:45 a.m. and the Elementary classes perform at 9:45 a.m.
Catholic Schools Week
Catholic Schools Week is held during the last week in January leading into the first week of February. Special daily events are planned for the week. The events may include a prayer service, people from the community reading to the children, game day, ice cream social, book swap, and much more.
Annual AuctionThe EMS auction usually takes place in March. This event is one of the largest fundraising events for our school. All parents need to become involved with this fundraiser by purchasing tickets and donating items. The night includes a silent and live auction, special baskets and raffles, and a delicious meal. The auction is a great night out and has something for everyone.
This day starts with visiting your child’s classroom and learning about the jobs your child has been doing throughout the year. A book fair is also held in the library. Everyone enjoys a picnic lunch outside on the grounds. The day concludes with the students performing a concert on the lawn.
Teacher’s Appreciation Day
This event is held to thank our teachers, teacher assistants, and staff for all their hard work and dedication to our children. Volunteer parents prepare a delicious luncheon while other volunteer parents supervise the children at recess so that the staff can enjoy this special luncheon.
The golf tournament takes place in May and is one of our annual fundraisers for the school. The event consists of teams of four golfers with a shotgun start (everyone begins at the same time at different holes). If you are not a golfer, you can still enjoy the dinner that follows the tournament.
On the Friday that is the last day for the younger children, students in the Upper Elementary classes prepare field day for the whole school. Everyone enjoys the creative games and activities that the older children prepare.
The Sixth-Year Luncheon is held in June to celebrate the sixth-years completion of our Montessori program at EMS. The parents of the fifth-years make the food for this special luncheon and the fifth-year students serve the food. The sixth-years are able to invite two members from their family to celebrate with them. It is truly a memorable event for everyone.