If you ask any teacher or student about the month of December, they will tell you that it went by too quickly. If you ask them why, they will say that they were as busy as Saint Nicholas before he leaves to deliver presents on December 6. One of the biggest reasons is that besides school work, students practiced extremely hard for the Christmas Program that took place this year on December 21.
Every class participated and made the evening a wonderful gift to parents, families, parishioners, and friends. Every student helped to make it a joyful experience. Each class decorated a Christmas tree and sticking. The Class of 2011 used the trees and stockings to decorate the auditorium. The Nativity was also added to the wall to bring “the reason for the season” to the auditorium.
Mr. S. started the evening with a warm welcome and general introduction to the program. The Classes of 2011 and 2012 brought back a tradition in which they sang and danced to the tune of Winter Wonderland to the delight of the audience. They were followed by Kindergarten and grade one singing songs for Baby Jesus.
The next part of the program made students in grade two stars as they performed Christmas Carols both in English and Ukrainian. Students in grade four and five performed together reciting a Christmas poem. They also sang two Christmas songs.
No Christmas program would be complete without giving prayerful recognition to the birth of Jesus Christ. The honor this year was given to the students of grades three, six, seven, and eight. They retold the story through song, narration, and recitation. Our Christmas gift to family and friends was completed with the entire school singing Silent Night, Boh pred veechnee (God Eternal), God Bless All, and finally, We Wish You a Merry Christmas. FSA treated everyone to coffee and cake to end a very Christmas spirited evening.