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October 27, 2000 Issue

Just For Kids 13

Project focuses on Christmas song

By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor

Each year, The Compass asks children, in fifth grade and under, to take part in our "Just for Kids" Christmas essay project. This year, we would like children to think about Christmas songs.

This is the 13th annual "Just for Kids" project. Each year, we hear from individual children as well as from Catholic school classes and students in religious education programs from around the diocese.

This year, we ask the children to reflect on the following questions:

If you were told to write a Christmas carol, what would it be about? Why? What type of carol would it be -- religious, country, rap, folksong, something else? What sort of instruments would best be used to play it? (If you're not sure about a new carol, tell us what familiar Christmas carol is your favorite. Why?)

Due to space limitations, essays should be kept under 50 words. While this is not an art contest, entrants may include illustrations with the essays.

Entries should include each child's name, address, age, school, parish, and grade in school. (Classes are welcome to submit collections of essays. Please make certain each child's full name and age is on each group of essays, as well as the teacher's name since we often receive several entries from one school.)

Send all entries to "Just for Kids," attn. Pat Kasten c/o The Compass, P.O. Box 23825, Green Bay 54305-3825. All entries must be received by Nov. 29 to be considered for publication in the Christmas issue. (Oh, yes, we may even print them on The Compass web site at

As many essays as possible will be printed in The Compass before Christmas. All entrants will receive a prize from The Compass some time after the New Year.

Be creative and use your imagination! We look forward to hearing from you.

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