Nov 13, 2019
You may have seen the online Advent Kindness Calendar. People are sharing it on social media and encouraging one another to do kind deeds during each day of Advent. We love the idea of a Kindness Calendar, and we know that our Villa family, affectionately known as our VILLAge, is showing kindness throughout the holiday season through our Benedictine values of service and hospitality.
During the month of December, students in K-12 have an opportunity to give back through our Jesse Trees. These Christmas trees are decorated with ornaments that list the name of a household item or toy that can make the difference for a family in need. The donated items will be shared with Kentucky Intensive Services and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northern Kentucky.
In November, our high school and junior high students hosted their third annual Day of Service. They fanned out across Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati and worked at agencies such as St. Vincent de Paul in Erlanger, Tender Mercies, St. Walburg Monastery, and Madonna Manor.
Our elementary students collected boxes of cake, cans of frosting, candles, and books to create 115 birthday bags. This service project was planned in conjunction with Villa's 115th anniversary. The birthday bags will be distributed to children and families in need at River Ridge Elementary and Hope Ministries. In addition, our value of hospitality was on full display during our Open Houses. Hospitality is evident daily in our classrooms as students and teachers welcome shadow students and those who have transferred to the Academy this year.
With an Attitude of Gratitude, we extend a sincere thank you to our students, faculty, staff, and families for all they do to support the mission of Villa. You make Villa the special place that it is.