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It's a Jungle Book-A-Fair full of exotic creatures called books! And this year you can experience the jungle book cruise in person Monday, Nov. 15 through Thursday, Nov. 18!
Families are invited to shop with their children at the times assigned on this schedule or parents can create an eWallet for students to shop on their own. Shoppers can also participate in the raffle to win a cheetah, a hippo, a puma and a sloth. But don't worry, these are just stuffed animals. Raffle tickets are available on-site for $1 (cash only) and proceeds will apply towards the purchase of books for a neighborhood school.
Teacher Wish Lists will be on display at the fair for donations. Friends and families can also shop online and still support the school. All proceeds from the Book Fair will benefit HSES and our wonderful library! Click here for more information.
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Early Dismissal for All School

Make note of these dates as you get ready for the Thanksgiving break!
Fri. 11/19 11:30 a.m. - Early dismissal EC & PS.
Fri. 11/19 11:45 a.m. - Early dismissal LS & MS.
Mon. 11-22-Fri. 11/26 - No school PS-MS.
Mon. 11/22-Tues. 11/23 - EC open.
Wed. 11/24-Fri. 11/26 - EC closed.
*There is no Kidventure, afterschool or lunch service on Fri. 11/19.

Meet Mrs. Gamez

This week we welcomed Monica Gamez as the new P.E. Instructor for Lower and Middle School. Monica holds a degree in Sports Management and her experience includes coaching, teaching and leading P.E. for students in primary through eighth grade at Annunciation Orthodox School and St. Mark Lutheran School. Monica enjoys coaching soccer, track and field, and looks forward to expanding her skills in other sports. She is excited to teach P.E. by “making it as fun as possible even if the lesson is challenging.”

Giving Tuesday for Annual Fund

Thanks to your generosity, we reached the goal of $25,000 that a kind donor offered to match. And thanks to your gifts, another anonymous donor has stepped in to match contributions up to $20,000! Help us raise the funds by Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, Nov. 30. If every HSES family makes a generous donation or even a gift of at least $100, we can achieve this match.
With everyone's participation in the annual fund, we can reach our goal of $100,000, but more importantly, we can highlight 100% participation. Please consider giving to the annual fund or increasing your gift so we can complete the campaign by the Christmas break.
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PTO Holiday Gift Fund

Shower the HSES faculty and staff with love during the Christmas season by giving to the Holiday Gift Fund. Donations to the fund ensure that the holiday cheer is spread equitably among all staff members and even helps cut down on Christmas shopping! To reach the goal of $135 per employee, the PTO is encouraging a gift of at least $35 per student. However, this is a voluntary contribution and any amount is greatly appreciated.
Send cash or checks payable to HSES by Wednesday, Dec. 8. Drop off gifts at the front office, EC office or send in Friday Folders, and label with "Holiday Gift Fund."
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Free Dress Day

Students that participated in Spirit Day at Mia's Table are eligible for free dress on Friday, Nov. 19. Simply redeem by giving your teacher the free dress ticket or showing a purchase receipt from that day. This means students may wear regular clothing (that complies with the handbook) in lieu of uniform on this day assigned.

Kindergarten Pageant

Joyful sounds of Christmas are now filling the air as the Kinder angels, shepherds, wise men, animals and Bethlehem family are joined together in song for "The Baby in the Manger." Our hearts burst with joy as we get to watch this heartwarming performance live again. But to ensure we follow safety protocols, we will limit attendance for each show in the Nave. EC classes will visit the performers during rehearsals at their availability.

Schedule of Performances in the Nave

Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 8:30 a.m. (in lieu of Chapel) - LS & MS attend.
Thursday, Dec. 9 at 8:30 a.m. (in lieu of Chapel) - P3 & P4 attend.
Thursday, Dec. 9 at 6:30 p.m. - Friends and family attend.
*Due to limited seating, parents and special guests are invited to the evening performance, they are not allowed to attend the shows during the school day. Masks are required for all guests.

Thespian Coat Drive

Clean out those closets! Middle School Thespians will be collecting gently worn and new coats of all sizes, from preschool to adults, from Nov. 29 through Dec. 10. Labeled boxes in the hallway will be available for drop-off or contact Mrs. Barr. The donated coats will be given to Gabriela Mistral Center for Early Childhood.   

Strake Jesuit Open House

Stake Jesuit College Preparatory is hosting an Open House Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. for Middle School families to see how the high school forms young men into "Men for Others" in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition. 

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Youth Sports Registration

Students in Primary 3 through 4th grade can now register for Youth Sports Basketball. The teams will participate in a balanced, yet competitive league, designed to help students develop athletic skills, sportsmanship, and leadership qualities.
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Kidventure Holiday Camps

Registration for holiday camps including Thanksgiving Camp 2021Winter Camp 2021, and Spring Break Camp 2022 is open. Kidventure is proud to bring its unique Seasonal Camps to selected school holidays and breaks. Because why should summer get all the fun?
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Who doesn't shop at Amazon? Well, how about supporting HSES while shopping online, it's easy and free! Shop at AmazonSmile, select Holy Spirit Episcopal School as your charitable organization, and Amazon will donate proceeds from your purchase to the school. This is one of the many ways to participate in the annual giving to raise funds for the school.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Nov. 14

* HSEC In-person Worship 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
* HSEC Children's Sunday School 9:15 a.m. via Zoom
* HSEC Field Church 3 p.m.
* HSEC Youth Group (5th-12th) at 6 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 15

* Jungle Book Fair
* PTO gift collection begins

Tuesday, Nov. 16

* Jungle Book Fair
* PS Chapel with uniform
* Girls Basketball at Honor Roll 4 p.m.
* Boys Basketball at Honor Roll 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

* Jungle Book Fair
* LS & MS Eucharist 8 a.m.
* EC Chapel with uniform
* Yogiños with 5th-8th grade

Thursday, Nov. 18

* Jungle Book Fair
* PS Chapel
* Blessings in a Backpack Kinder at 2:30 p.m.
* Girls Basketball at Veritas 4:30 p.m.
* Boys Basketball at Veritas 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 19

* Free Dress for Spirit Day attendees
* Early Dismissal EC & PS at 11:30 a.m.
* Early Dismissal LS & MS at 11:45 a.m.
* No Kidventure or afterschool care

Sunday, Nov. 21

* HSEC In-person Worship 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
* HSEC Children's Sunday School 9:15 a.m. via Zoom

Nov. 22-Nov. 23

* EC Open
* No School PS-MS

Nov. 24-Nov. 26

* EC Closed
* No School PS-MS
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Used Uniform

Complete the order form to purchase used uniforms for the PTO to prepare and keep track of orders. This method also helps to keep a record of inventory and purchases. 
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Parent App

The school app contains important materials and resources for parents and students of all divisions. Stay connected through your mobile device and access all information in one spot! 
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Transforming hearts and minds to lead and serve in the modern world.

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