Everything You Need To Know About Christmas Drive

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Christmas time at Benet Academy is truly the most wonderful time of the year. Each year the Benet Christmas Drive runs during the last two weeks before the students get out for break; however, navigating each and every one of the many Benet Christmas traditions can be challenging to keep up with, especially for freshmen! Here’s a rundown of all of the events that go on at Benet and how freshmen can be a part of all of the Christmas Drive fun.

 

To dress the part for the festivities, order your Christmas Drive sweatshirt. These sweatshirts can be worn on the Wednesday before break (this year the 18th), so make sure to buy one so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to be comfortable for a day!

 

Friday, December 6

  • 9:00-12:00 pm Soc Hop and Open Gym

 

Saturday, December 7

  • 7:00 pm Guitar Club Show in St. Daniel Hall

 

Sunday, December 8

  • 9:30 am Mass in the Chapel
  • 11:00 am 5K for the Drive
  • 4:00 pm Avions Showcase in St. Daniel Hall

 

First Week

Sign Ups

  • Candy Cane Elves (Monday-Friday)
  • Ping Pong Tournament

 

Mornings in St. Martin Lobby

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Raffle Sales

 

Lunch

  • NHS Feel Good Friday Raffle
  • NHS Bake Sale
  • SALT Locker Decorating
  • Voting for Mavions

 

Monday, December 9

  • Penny Wars
  • 3:00 pm Cookie Decorating in the café

 

Tuesday, December 10

  • Penny Wars
  • 7:00 am Mothers Club Breakfast in café for $7 in advance, $10 at the door
  • 3:00 pm Live Auction in café

 

Wednesday, December 11

  • Penny Wars Dollar Day
  • Lunch/Homeroom Activities with SG reps
  • 7:00 am- 4:00 pm Christmas Drive Gift Shop in St. Martin Lobby

 

Thursday, December 12

  • 7:40 am Penny Wars end
  • 3:00 pm Ping Pong Tournament in St. Martin Lobby

 

Friday, December 13

  • Slop Day for Penny War Winning Class
  • NHS Feel Good Friday with music during passing periods
  • Before School Mrs. Alcorn Bacon Friday in café
  • After school Milkshakes

 

Saturday, December 14

  • 8:30 am Christmas Drive Shopping Day in St. Daniel Hall

 

These are only the activities of the FIRST week of Christmas Drive, so make sure to pace yourself with your money and your sugar.

 

Second Week

You’ve Been Elfed

 

Mornings in St. Martin Lobby

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Raffle Sales

 

Lunch

  • NHS Feel Good Friday Raffle
  • NHS Bake Sale
  • Voting for Class Santa and Mrs. Claus

 

Monday, December 16

  • Ugly Sweater Day $2
  • You’ve Been Elfed begins
  • Lunch/Homeroom 3 Point Contest in St. Ronald Gym
  • 3:00 pm Mario Kart Tournament

 

Tuesday, December 17

  • PJ Pants Day $3
  • Sweatshirt pick up in SJC
  • Before School Diversity Leadership Council Breakfast
  • Lunch/Homeroom Faculty Chili Competition
  • 11:50am-12:35pm Mr. Stracco’s Whip Cream Shots

 

Wednesday, December 18

  • Christmas Drive Sweatshirt Day
  • Lunch/Homeroom & after school SG Garage Sale
  • Lunch/Homeroom 3 Point Contest in St. Ronald Gym

 

Thursday, December 19

  • Sweatshirt/Hoodie Day $4
  • Before School Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus

 

Friday, December 20

  • Slop Day $5
  • Before School Mrs. Alcorn Bacon Friday in café
  • Before School Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus

At 2 p.m. on Friday is the Christmas Drive Assembly. At the assembly the students get to watch the final match of the ping pong tournament, see the Mavions perform, and, most importantly, find out how much money the school raised for the numerous charities!

 

Looking at the calendar full of events, Christmas Drive at Benet might seem overwhelming–so take it slow. There are so many fun traditions Benet has for everybody to take part in, so don’t be a Grinch and participate. As you spend money each day on things like Mavions, treats, and gifts, remember where that money is going. Remember that the money is going to a good cause: giving children the Christmas they deserve but aren’t fortunate to have without you. Spend wisely but also generously because that’s what the Christmas season is all about.