And now for the BUZZ


    Tuesday marks the end of the Colombian celebration known as “The Day of the Little Candles,” which marks the beginning of the holiday season for most Colombian.  The families of many Upper Merion Colombian immigrants will honor the Virgin Mary and the Immaculate Conception by filling the streets and plazas of their cities and towns with millions of small candles.  Some cities will also include parades or fireworks.


    Yankee Candles will be delivered on Tuesday after school.  If you ordered candles as part of the freshman and sophomore fundraiser, please plan to pick up your orders on Tuesday in the lobby outside the HUB from 2:30-3pm.  Orders that were placed on line will be delivered directly to the customer’s address.  If you have any questions, please see your class sponsor.


    Congratulations to the boys and girls swimming and diving teams on their successful season opener on Friday.  The teams hosted 6 other teams at the annual Upper Merion Relay Carnival.  The Upper Merion girls team finished 4th of 7 teams, and the boys team finished 1st of 7 teams, winning the 1st place trophy bowl for a second straight year.  Great job swimmers and divers.


    On Tuesday, December 12th the team hosts Norristown at 3:30 pm.  Good luck swimmers and divers!


    Mini-THON will be partnering with Duck Donuts on Wednesday, December 13th. Stop buy and order donuts and a percentage of the sales will go to Upper Merion’s Mini-THON to raise funds for pediatric cancer. Check out the featured flavors including glazed with holiday sprinkles, mint icing with Oreo crumbles, cinnamon sugar with vanilla drizzle, and maple icing with chopped bacon.  Visit the full menu of options at duckdonuts.com.


    “Attention Juniors!  The Class of 2019 is invited to eat their lunch in the LGI on Wednesday, December 20th, and watch Home Alone.  This is a great opportunity for us to spend the day taking part in the holiday spirit together as a class.  Hope to see all of you there!”


    “The Class of 2019 will be taking part in its annual Gift Wrap Drive on Wednesday, 12/20, from 2:20 to 5:00 in the LGI.  We need 11th grade students to help out with wrapping the gifts of all staff working at the high school.  There will be cookies, music, and holiday cheer to be shared by all!  Donations provided for our gift wrapping services will be given to Children Hospital of Philadelphia.  We hope to see all of you there!"