Lucy Cubs Gallery
On Friday, December 14, 164 future St. Lucy’s Regents (ranging in ages 2-13) from 39 different schools attended our 2nd Annual Cub Day centered around a Christmas theme. The Lucy Cub Program was established during the summer of 2016 and has grown to include 418 young girls (we have gained 128 new Cubs since our inaugural Cub Day in March 2018). Cub Day was designed to foster excitement for Catholic high school with activities that support the Benedictine values of community and hospitality. It also provides an opportunity for alumnae moms to reconnect with St. Lucy’s. Roughly 25% of the moms who dropped their daughters off on Friday were alumnae.
Our Cubs regularly receive letters and birthday wishes from their pen pals who were so excited to meet their little buddies in person and host them for the day. After gathering in the gym, they rotated through a variety of activities including games in the gym, rocket launching, storytelling and art. The PE rotation was led by Assistant Athletic Director, Ms. Kim Brandon who provided several fun games and team-building challenges. Mr. Travis Contreras and his physics class demonstrated how to use air pressure to propel homemade Christmas-themed bottle rockets into the sky during the science rotation. Creative Writing seniors, Athena Jreij and Isabelle Rogers, wrote their very own “Cub Christmas Story” and read it to the girls in our Resource Center. They also inspired the Cubs to express creativity by instructing them to trace their hands and decorate them with Christmas wishes and New Year’s resolutions. Some girls wished for snow, scooters and choo-choo trains while others hope to read more, get better grades, show kindness to their brothers and become a better friend. These wishes are proudly displayed on paper trees hanging in our main foyer and will be included in our Art Show at the end of March.
After all rotations were complete, the Cubs met up in the gym where they received jingle bell bracelets and the Christmas Parade through campus began! All St. Lucy’s students and teachers stepped out into the halls to greet our visitors and distribute special goodies for them to collect as they joyfully sang “Jingle Bells.”
The day ended with a picnic lunch in our beautiful outdoor amphitheater where our Cubs enjoyed pizza with their pen pals and listened to music provided by St. Lucy’s Christmas singers. A special highlight of this performance was the guest appearance from the Director of Admissions, Mrs. Witherington who joined them in singing “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.”
One of the most popular highlights of the day was the presence of our mascot, Roarie.
A special thanks to all of our feeder schools, especially St. Dorothy’s in Glendora, Holy Name of Mary in San Dimas and OLA in Claremont for helping us promote this event. We had 40 Cubs from St. Dorothy’s, 26 Cubs from Holy Name and 25 Cubs from OLA in attendance on Friday!
Our Cub program continues to grow with registration easily accessed on our school website at https://stlucys.com/admissions/join-the-lucy-cubs. Our youngest Cub will join us in 2034!
Inaugural Lucy Cub Day on March 16, 2018
Lucy Cubs at Cub Corner
Thank you to all our Lucy Cubs who visited Cub Corner at our Christmas Boutique on Sunday, November 6, 2016.