Hawks Weekly News

St. Theresa - January 15, 2023

Mark Your Calendars:

  • Tuesday January 17 - Hawk's Basketball Home Game - Boys @ 4:00pm, Girls @ 5:15pm
  • Friday January 20 - February 3 - PowerSchool Grades and Comments Shutdown
  • Friday January 27 - School Spirit Day - Crazy Hair Day
  • Monday January 30 - PD Day - No School
  • Tuesday January 31 - Semester 2 begins

Seven Sacred Teaching for January is WISDOM, reflected by the Beaver

This month's Seven Sacred Teaching is Wisdom, reflected by the Beaver. "The building of a community is entirely dependent on gifts given to each member by the creator and how these gifts are used. The Beaver's example of using his sharp teeth for cutting trees and branches to build his dams and lodges expresses this teaching. If he did not use his teeth, the teeth would continue to grow until they became useless, ultimately making it impossible for him to sustain himself. The same can be said for human beings. One's spirit will grow weak if it is not fulfilling its use. When used properly however, these gifts contribute to the development of a peaceful and healthy community."
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PowerSchool Grades and Comments Shutdown

Kindly note that PowerSchool grades and comments section will be shutdown from January 20th - February 3rd to prepare for Report Cards.

St. Theresa School Apparel 2023

St. Theresa School Apparel 2023 is now available online through a locally owned company called "Fully Promoted."


Please see below for the changes and new information:


- All orders must be made on the store link.

- Payment is not required until products are picked up or prior to delivery. When the order is complete, they will email the customer to let them know and offer them the options of pick up at our store or delivery to the school with bulk orders once they have been paid for. There would not be a charge for delivery to the school.

- Parents/students are more than welcome to visit the store to see and try on items.

- There is no closing date on the webstore.

- There will be an additional 10% off the pricing that is shown on the store site for orders placed as part of their team and school program.


https://www.promoplace.com/sttheresaschool

Hawk's Basketball Games

Hawks Basketball games this week are Tuesday January 17th @ St. Theresa. The Boys play at 4:00pm and Girls follow at 5:15pm. Come out and cheer on your Hawks!!

This Week at St Theresa

5S & 5F Bowling

5S & 5F had a blast at the bowling alley this week! #bettertogether
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Grade 5 SFL - Cross Country Skiing at Gold Bar Park

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Grade 6U - Hot Air Balloon Experiment

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EAL Tuesday

EAL students working on new year resolution jars!
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6CD Phys. Ed

This week students in 6CD have been creating their own games in Phys. Ed. They are excited to be the teachers next week and teach their classmates their games! Thank you to Mrs. Kady for the engaging idea!

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8PL and 8G

Students from 8PL and 8G used some creativity to build an Instagram profile based off one character from the Outsiders as a final project for their novel study.
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Grade 7 SFL - Sledge Hockey

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Grade 6 SFL - kicksledding at Whitemud park

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7D Science - Paper towel structures

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Style and Self Care 8

Students in Style and Self Care 8 modeled the clothing they created out of recycled materials
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Grade 5 Wellness Walk

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Preparing Students for the Future

Grade 7 Health

In Health 7 this week, the students utilized Collaboration and Communication working together to create board games for their healthy living unit.
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Did you know our St. Theresa teachers are focusing on developing in our students Alberta's Student COMPETENCIES as they teach lessons?


Alberta's Student COMPETENCIES are combinations of attitudes, skills, and knowledge that students develop and apply for successful learning, living and working. Students are the artists, scientists, thinkers, innovators, and leaders of the future. They will be tasked with solving the problems of today while imagining and creating a new tomorrow. The Competencies are critical for equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that they will need to successfully navigate their personal journeys in learning, living and working.

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Wellness Corner

Strathcona County Family and Community Services

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Children's Anxiety Group

The U of A Clinical Services is offering a children's anxiety group for children ages 7 - 11, based on the "Taming Worry Dragons" program. It will be starting in February, and will be held on Wednesdays from 6 - 7:15 pm for 8 weeks. The cost is $150. This poster has further details, as well as the link for the application form. Contact information (address and phone number) for the Clinical Services office can be found here.

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Addiction and Substance Use Seminar

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Glenrose Parent Information Session Calendars - Family 2 Family, Transitions, Our Best Life

In January we start our Family 2 Family series with a session on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), followed by two new Family 2 Family sessions in February and March - Struggling with Diagnosis and Coping Strategies and then the NeuroRelational Framework respectively.


We continue to offer our Pediatric to Adult Transitions series. These four sessions aim to make this transition a gradual process instead of a stressful one as we provide guidance of the tasks and considerations to be made as your child transitions from youth to adulthood.


All Family 2 Family and Pediatric to Adult Transition sessions are free and open to all parents and family caregivers. Children do not need to have a diagnosis or a connection to the Glenrose for parents to attend.


The exception is the Our Best Life sessions, which are only for parents of children that have a terminal prognosis/diagnosis. Started at the request of a parent, this session is a safe space for parents to share and learn as they strive to make the best life for their child and family. A place to talk through the challenges and possibilities amidst all the appointments, the emotions and anticipatory grief that comes with having a child with a terminal prognosis. This session is not clinician led nor intended as a substitute for professional mental health care. It is hosted by the Glenrose Family Centered Care Coordinator who connects parents with resources and clinician support as needed after each session.

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Parent Societies

Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

The St. Theresa Parent Advisory Council performs many vital functions for our school community, by helping to facilitate school wide student functions and providing valuable funding to our school via fundraising. Parents involved in the PAC learn about planning and development within the school and are part of the planning process. These roles make their involvement very important to the families, administration and teachers.


https://stt.eics.ab.ca/parents/parent-societies


2022 - 2023 PAC Meeting Dates - St. Theresa School Library @ 6:30pm


November 1, 2022

January 10, 2023

February 21, 2023

April 4, 2023

May 30, 2023


2022-2023 Executive PAC Members:

Chair - Jody Ostrosky

Co-Chair - Lindsay Tomalik

Treasurer - Kim Pennock

Secretary - Rosie Conrad

Bilingual Ukrainian Catholic Parents Society (BUCPS)

Bitaemo! Sherwood Park's Ukrainian Bilingual Program began in 1980 and has seen decades of success in academic achievement, global learning, and celebration of the rich Ukrainian heritage. From Preschool/Sadochok to Grade 12, the Ukrainian Bilingual Program offers a community-minded cultural environment along with an enhanced academic curriculum. BUCPS Mission is to promote, advocate, support and foster cultural and educations opportunities for students in the Ukrainian Bilingual Program.


https://stt.eics.ab.ca/parents/parent-societies


2022-2023 Executive BUCPS Members:

President - Slavko Nohas

Vice-President - Christine Kope

Treasurer - Jackie Fedoriuk

Secretary - Kelsey Whattam


Members at Large:

Andrea Stelmach/Christin Hyshka

Parish News

Sacramental Preparations - January 2023

Sacramental Preparation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish begins again in January! Please contact OLPH now to register your child for their Sacraments. This includes First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation, and Confirmation.


Preparing for the sacraments is an occasion for evangelization and an opportunity to share the joy of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!


Please email SACRAMENTS@OLPH.CA for registration or questions.

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OLPH Parish

We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe


OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH

13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park AB. T8H 1Y7

Phone : 780 467 5470 Fax : 780 467 0530

E-mail: info@olph.ca Website: www.olph.ca


Dear Parents:


Welcome to a new year of Catholic education and faith formation for your child!

Each year, in a Catholic school, your child will learn about many aspects of their Catholic faith— including learning about the seven sacraments. In our Archdiocese, preparing children for the celebration of their own sacraments always occurs in the parish, with the support of the school: • preparing for First Reconciliation, and then First Eucharist, can begin when a child is 7 years of age and in Grade 2 or older

• preparing for Confirmation can begin when a child is about 12 years of age and in Grade 6 or older • special preparation is also available for children of any age who are not yet baptized

Most children attending Catholic schools are ready to receive at the ages shown above, but there is no such thing as too late. Are you seeking for your child to celebrate a sacrament, such as Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation? Are you ready to help them live out their Baptismal promises? Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and Elk Island Catholic Schools are each involved in preparing your child for a Catholic sacrament along with you. It is a group effort, and everyone has a role:

• As a parent, the Church has always held that you are the primary teacher of the faith for your child. You teach them about God; set the example; talk about your own faith; and you bring them to Mass. • The place where the sacraments are celebrated and lived is the Catholic parish. We the people of God in the Church are each part of the Body of Christ. Being in relationship with the parish community (with all its challenges and blessings) is essential for your life of faith and that of your child. The preparation for, and celebration of, the sacraments happens in the parish church. • You must sign your child up for preparation at the parish. The school doesn’t do this part of the process for you. Catholic schools are a special place for children to learn more about Jesus Christ, to practice living in a community of faith, and to develop and deepen a relationship with Christ. We (Catholic parish and Catholic school) are eager to walk beside you and your children during this very special time.


Please call OLPH parish office 780-467-5470, send an email to sacraments@olph.ca or visit www.olph.ca/sacraments to get started or learn more.

As you prepare your child for their sacraments may this also be a special time for you - of deepening your own understanding and of growing in faith for the whole family!


Sincerely in Christ,


Rev. Jim Corrigan, Pastor

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

A Roman Catholic Christian community.

We come together at our Lord’s invitation to worship God, celebrate the sacraments, and deepen our faith. We strive to be thankful, generous and welcoming, and are sent forth to help advance God’s Kingdom on earth by proclaiming the Gospel and serving others.

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Helpful Links

St. Theresa Catholic Middle School Facebook Page

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