Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January 2018

This month we have several school Masses, and as always all are welcome to attend. We are also gearing up for Catholic Schools Week and a visit from our Bishop at the end of the month.

Mass Dates:
Saint Francis DeSales Mass Wednesday 1/24 9:40am-10:40am in the Gym
Catholic Schools Week Mass with Bishop Richard Malone Wednesday 1/31 9:40am-10:40am in the Gym



Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Let Love Live After Christmas



Here is a clip of our Mass Choir singing an original song written by our accompainist, Mr. Ken Kaufman called, "Let Love Live After Christmas." It is truly such a beautiful message, and the choir shared it as our meditation song.

Let Love Live After Christmas

Its Christmastime so now its fine to talk of peace and love
As if we’ve all been waiting for permission from above
But, soon the seasons over and the lights are packed away
The love we feel at Christmastime, is gone by New Year’s Day

Why don’t we, let love live after Christmas and last throughout the year
When December’s gone, let the love go on to end our hate and fear
Don’t let the love at Christmas grow dark and disappear
Let love live after Christmas and last throughout the year

This Christmas, yes this Christmas, it’s not too late to start
To keep alive, the love that we each carry in our heart
And maybe yes, just maybe, we can set aside our fear
And carry all the love we feel ‘till Christmas time next year

Why don’t we, let love live after Christmas and last throughout the year
When December’s gone, let the love go on to end our hate and fear
Don’t let the love at Christmas grow dark and disappear

Let love live after Christmas and last throughout the year

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

DeSales Alumni Christmas Mass

On December 21st we celebrated our Christmas Mass. The Mass was filled with prayer and beautiful music. Then, directly after the Mass, the whole school sang Christmas carols together. Not only did our Mass Choir work very hard learning new songs, grades K-3 practiced for weeks on the Christmas carols, and Profe's 8th grade Spanish class performed a traditional Venezuelan Christmas song with some students accompanying the class on guitar. Sister Jeanette was also able to join us on cello- making our celebration even more enjoyable!! Mr. Granchelli (our fourth grade teacher) made gorgeous winter snowflakes, and provided us with all of the lights and garland for our stage. He is truly amazing!!! Mr. Claus even came to join us to sing carols and bring a gift for baby Jesus. The Sheldon family really helped us in this endeavor!!! ;) Saint John's kindly provided us with a manger scene, and the Chesko family donated gorgeous red poinsettias to place at our altar. I am truly so thankful to all those involved!!! It was such a great way to end the year, and I look forward to all that is in store for 2018!


Friday, December 1, 2017

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year!

I cannot believe it is December 1st already!!! I have been listening to Christmas music since the day after Halloween, and now it's finally time to start playing it in music class! YAY!!! Today Mrs. Lawson's first graders loved singing, The Elves Counting Song, S-A-N-T-A (to the bingo tune) and playing Jingle Bells with their very own hand held bells. Christmastime is here, and we are loving every minute!






Sunday, November 26, 2017

Thanksgiving and Police Appreciation Mass

Our Thanksgiving Mass last week was SO special! Thank you to all that came and celebrated with us! The choir and whole school did such a wonderful job singing the law enforcement dedication song, "One Call Away" for all of the men and women in blue that came to the Mass.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Throughout the month of November our students at DeSales have been celebrating our local law enforcement officers by taking part in various activities held at school. Some of these activities were: officers reading books to students, a drive through coffee service for police (where students made them their own coffee sleeves), and a private pizza party with officers for one lucky class! We are so grateful to the New York State Police, Niagara County Sheriffs, and Lockport City Police for participating in these events! Our last special way we would like to honor our men and women in blue will be at our Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday, November 22nd in the Gym from 9:40am-10:40am. At this Mass, there will be a special prayer for police, a poem recited by students, and song that the whole school has been working on in music class entitled, "One Call Away." All are welcome to attend this Mass.


Here is a preview of Mrs. Shipley's third grade music class practicing our special Mass song...








Sunday, November 5, 2017

My Family

Hello! I am so excited to be teaching Music at DeSales this year! Here are a few little things about me...I love to sing and play the piano, peanut butter chocolate chip ice cream is my weakness, dance parties and movie nights are my favorite things to do with my family! :)



Upcoming Music Events

Welcome to our classroom music page! Here you will discover things that we are doing in the classroom, dates of upcoming Mass events, along with pictures and videos of our classroom music adventures!!