The Week That Was – Dec. 5 Edition

And the Week To Come – Dec. 6-12, 2016

Giving Weeks boxes in the Chapel waiting to be filled by Friday.

Giving Weeks boxes in the Chapel waiting to be filled by Friday.

Erin Kelly, Managing Editor

SEM Weekly will now publish on Monday night.

Next week’s SEM Weekly will be written by the all-new students in the second trimester of journalism class. This week’s student contributions come from Sarah Hamdan ’18 and Jesse Sloier ’17.

Don’t forget to order your poinsettia or wreath tomorrow, Dec. 6, and support the junior and senior classes.

Holiday Cookies in the Courtyard
We had a fantastic Hanging of the Greens on Friday and inaugurated the Magavern-Sutton Courtyard for caroling and cookie distribution. Lots of pictures on Vidigami.

SEM’s Giving Weeks began last Tuesday on #givingtuesday. Read about our success that day here. The Community Service Board is holding a clothing and gift drive that closes on Friday, December 9. We’re collecting:
-Tights for St. Monica’s (black, white, or navy; sizes xs-l)
-Giving Tree gifts (unwrapped, in a bag)
-Clothes for St. Luke’s (any size, any age)
-Winter gear for Lafayette (for high school students)
-Canned goods for Mission Possible

It’s SEM’s annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday. Over fifty vendors will be located throughout our historic school building, selling a variety of home-made and hand-crafted items. This year’s assortment includes specialty food, candles, jewelry, lotions, photography, glassware, SEM apparel, exotic imports, and ornaments. It’s a perfect opportunity to support local businesses, nosh on tasty treats, and cross off your holiday shopping list. We hope to see you there!

Dec. 2, the Semachords sang for the tree lighting at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Resort.

The Semachords are in the midst of a very busy holiday season. Tonight they perform at the Garret Club. Tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 6, they, the SEM ensemble and the Glee Club will sing at M&T Bank Plaza at 1 PM. December 8, the Semachords perform at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site for a Victorian Luncheon.

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Betty Kwon ’19, ping-pong club founder goes to semi-finals at a 43North competition in October.

And finally, does anyone have a ping-pong table they would like to donate to our ping-pong club? It’s brand new and created by popular demand! The club’s founders have already torn it up at a competition at 43N.  The club would greatly benefit by having two tables, and we will appreciate the donation!