One of the freedoms of being at a Christian school is the freedom to fully enter in as a school community to the wonder and delight of Christmas. As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, the Judson community has been very actively spreading that cheer both within and outside of our school. We kicked off the Christmas season with our Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in the Judson Main Courtyard, with a beautiful ceremony led by our El Squad (elementary leadership team) and our Junior High and High School worship teams. The very next evening our Judson Elementary Choir sang three songs at the Eagle Rock Christmas Tree Lighting at City Hall - one that they learned in Russian with the help of one of our Judson elementary students who is a native speaker of Russian. The following week, our musical theater cast led a fantastic Christmas Cabaret which included songs and dances of the season, raising money for their spring production of Beauty and the Beast. Throughout the month, our Judson elementary classes have been visiting people at the Ararat Convalescent Hospital and singing Christmas carols for them. Our junior high and high school students competed in a door decorating contest, displaying a high level of imagination and creativity. High school students and teachers also did a fun Secret Santa gift exchange. Meanwhile our elementary students have been busy making ornaments, gingerbread houses and decorations for their classrooms. Our final event of the Christmas season will be our Christmas Chapel on Wednesday, December 18 at 1:15 pm in the sanctuary. Family members and guests are invited to join us!