Hawks Weekly News
St. Theresa - March 12, 2023
Mark Your Calendars:
- Monday March 13 - Grade 8 ABJ Registration
- Monday March 13 - Friday March 17 - Book Fair
- Tuesday March 14 - Hawks Basketball Play-offs home game - Girls @ 4:00pm & Boys @ 5:15pm
- Wednesday March 15 - Parent Teacher Interviews 3:30pm - 7:00pm
- Thursday March 16 - Last Day for Choco-licious Fundraiser
- Thursday March 16 - Parent Teacher Interviews 3:30pm - 7:00pm
- Friday March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
- Friday March 17 - Spirit Day - St. Patrick's Day Wear Green
- Monday March 20 - Performing Arts 6 - Mary Poppins Jr. Performance @ 6:45pm
- Tuesday March 21 - World Down Syndrome Day - Rock Your Socks!
- Tuesday March 21 - Performing Arts 6 - Mary Poppins Jr. Performance @ 6:45pm
- Wednesday March 22 - Basketball Pep Rally in the Gym @ 1:00pm
- Thursday March 23 - Friday Schedule
- Friday March 24 - Friday March 31 - Spring Break - No School
- Monday April 3 - Classes Resume
Seven Sacred Teaching theme during Lent is Humility, represented by the Wolf
Grade 8 ABJ Registration
ABJ High School will be doing a follow-up visit to help register the Grade 8 students on Monday March 13th in the afternoon.
It will take about 15 minutes per group and they will meet the students in their classrooms as this part is much easier to do in small groups.
In order to complete the online registration portion, just a reminder that students will need the following:
- their completed and SIGNED Registration Form
- a charged device (not a phone)
- ability to log in to their PowerSchool account
Please see the below list that highlights ABJ Option Fees. Kindly note, that these fees reflect the current year and are subject to change for the 2023-2024 School year.
Any additional questions, please contact Archbishop Jordan High School at (780) 467-2121.
Performing Arts 6 Presents: Mary Poppins Jr.
St. Theresa Parent Council Easter Fundraiser - Choco-licious
St. Theresa Book Fair
We welcome Parents to drop by in person during the school day or you may purchase through our virtual link. https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5180693. This link is open only during the week of the book fair. These books will be delivered the week after the book fair to the week after Spring Break.
St. Theresa School Apparel 2023
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.
St. Theresa to Host Canada's Men's and Women's Sitting Volleyball Teams
Sergeant George Miok
Program in honor of Sergeant George Miok
George Miok was a former student in our school and was well known for being kind and always willing to lend a helping hand for his school community. George graduated from Archbishop Jordan high school in the class of 2001, and joined the Canadian Armed Forces shortly thereafter. George was also working on a Degree in Education and hoped to one day teach in an EICS school.
His life was cut short however, passing away in January 2010, while serving his country in Afghanistan. George's memory lives on through the George Miok scholarship; a scholarship generously funded by a local business, Jacek Chocolates.
Through a program called "Miok Moments", this scholarship allows St. Theresa to acknowledge and highlight the kindness and service our students display. This year's Miok Moments program kicked off this week.
Like what we did last year, students will be recognized, among other things, for demonstrating kindness, empathy, being helpful, and being of service to others.
This recognition will come in the form of a Miok Moments slip of paper that will be placed in the appropriate grade group bin, thus being entered for a gift card draw prize. Eight $20 Chapters gift cards will be drawn three times between now and Spring Break (before Christmas, mid-February, and before Spring Break). In June, a grand prize draw will be made from all the MIOK moments, and two students will have their name added to the Miok Moments plaque and win a new Chromebook!
Congratulations to our Winners of the February Miok Moments!
These Students received a $20.00 gift card to Indigo:
Grade 5: Luke MacDonald and Caleb Nakonechny
Grade 6: Jamie Zacharko and Alaina Skitsko
Grade 7: Brianna Foote and Owen Gillis
Grade 8: Ava Christou and Ethan Walsh
This Week at St Theresa
Grade 5 SFL - 3rd Street Beat Hip Hop
6M - Using Observations to Investigate Footprints
ESL Tuesday- St. Patrick’s Day Lesson
Grade 6 Legislature Visit
Our MLA Mr. Jordan Walker took a picture with us, and introduced us to the Assembly during the live session on Wednesday.
5U class mass with Fr. Vince
Grade 7 SFL
Fun with Hanna in Pathways talking about our feelings.
Preparing Students for the Future
Grade 8 - Science
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.
Strathcona County Family Resource Network
Free spring programs for children and youth
Boost your children and teen's ability to self-regulate, cope with stress and work through challenges.
Space is limited! For dates, times and locations, visit: strathcona.ca/FamilyResourceNetwork
Creative Outlet – For youth in grades 4 to 6
Creative Outlet- plug into your creativity! Creativity helps us express ourselves and can be a great way to take care of our mental health. We'll be exploring lots of different art forms, so join with a friend and try something new. Sign up for four fun days during spring break!
- Creative Outlet runs March 27 to 30 from 1 to 4 pm at Community Centre OR 9 am - 12 pm at Ardrossan Recreation Centre
Regulation Station – For children in grades 1 to 3
Emotions can be hard to understand. All feelings are okay but not all behaviors are okay. Learn appropriate ways to name and process emotions through art, music, drama, and storytelling. Children learn and practice different ways to help them self-regulate. Join with a friend and learn something new during Spring Break!
- Regulation Station runs March 27 to 30 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Ardrossan Recreation Centre
Strathcona County Family Resource Network - EAL & Newcomer Sessions
Strathcona County Family and Community Services
Inclusive Parenting: Understanding Teen Substance Use: Thursday, March 23rd from 6 - 7:30 pm at Family and Community Services (401 Festival Lane)
All Family Resource Network events are listed in their online events calendar here. Events that require registration have the registration linked directly to the event with a "Sign Up" button.
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.
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.
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.
2022-2023 Executive BUCPS Members:
President - Slavko Nohas
Vice-President - Christin Hyshka
Treasurer - Andrea Chmilar
Secretary - Kelsey Whattam
Members at Large:
Talia Koziak/Kathy Leskow/Clayton Starko
LIFE Framework club at St. Theresa
We use the Lived Inclusion For Everyone (LIFE) Framework as a guideline for the creation and operation of student groups and their approach to inclusion. The LIFE Framework allows for the exploration, within a Catholic context, of a variety of issues, including: bullying; sexual harassment; sexual orientation; gender identity; discrimination; justice; and respectful relationships and language.
Alberta legislation recognizes parents have both the right and responsibility to make informed decisions about the education of their children. Please accept this as general notice that students have organized a LIFE Framework club at St. Theresa.
For more information Read the full CCSSA LIFE Framework
Invitation to Men of Integrity
Volunteers needed for Vacation Bible Camp July 10 - 14
Our Lady of Victory Camp returns in 2023!
This camp exists to support families and youth ministry initiatives in the Archdiocese of Edmonton by offering a week-long faith experience. At camp everyone can Encounter Christ, Encounter Community, and Encounter Creation. They will do this through a mixture of faith experiences and outdoor activities held at our camp on beautiful Gull Lake.
Registration for camp is now open, and any young person entering grades 4-12 next fall is welcome to attend! Our summer schedule is as follows:
- Saturday, July 8 – Grand Re-opening BBQ (All are welcome! Details coming soon.)
- July 9-13 – High School Camp (Grades 10-12. Youth who attend these weeks can volunteer as junior counselors at the elementary, jr high, and all ages weeks of camp.)
- July 16-20 – Elementary Camp (Grades 4-6)
- July 23-27 (Tentative) – Benedict XVI Institute “Great Books” Week
- July 30-August 3 – Junior High Camp (Grades 7-9)
- August 6-10 – All Ages Camp (Grades 4-9)
Read more about what we do at camp, how to register, or how you can get involved or support OLVC at www.olvcamp.com.
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: email@example.com Website: www.olph.ca
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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