Hawks Weekly News

St. Theresa - May 7, 2023

Mark Your Calendars:

  • Tuesday May 9 - School Wide Track and Field Meet @ Strathcona Athletic Park
  • Friday May 12 - Blanket Exercise - Grade 5
  • Friday May 12 - Student Smudge at 12:00pm
  • May 15 - May 19 - Catholic Education Week
  • Monday May 15 - Blanket Exercise - Grade 7
  • Wednesday May 17 - Spirit Day - Wear Blue for Catholic Education
  • Wednesday May 17 - Grade 6 PAT ELA Part A
  • Thursday May 18 - Vyshyvanka Day - Wear Ukrainian Blouses or Blue and Yellow
  • Friday May 19 - PD Day - No School
  • Monday May 22 - Victoria Day - No School

Tuesday May 9th - School Wide Track and Field Meet at Strathcona Athletic Park

There will be a concession available for all students to buy the below select food items. The concession will be CASH ONLY.
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Bike Rider Safety

As the warmer weather approaches, we would like to remind parents and students about the importance of bike safety. With more students likely to be riding their bikes to school, we want to ensure that everyone arrives safely and without incident.

We kindly would like to encourage parents to remind their children to dismount their bikes and walk them across crosswalks, especially those surrounding the school. This not only ensures the safety of the students themselves, but also promotes safe behavior and attentiveness from drivers in the area. The importance of dismounting through crosswalks can help prevent accidents and promote a safer environment for all.

Dress Code

Hello St. Theresa families,

Important Notice: Re: Dress Code

Notwithstanding the warmer weather, student dress and attire is a topic of conversation year round. The subjectivity and personal interpretation related to this topic, coupled with the awkwardness it sometimes creates, can be problematic.

We are asking for your help.

Please monitor what your child is wearing when they leave for school in the morning. Clothing is to be modest and respectful of a faith-based learning and working environment.

For a student deemed inappropriately dressed, there might be a conversation with the student and/or a phone call home for further discussion.

Thank you.

St. Theresa staff

St. Theresa 2022 - 2023 Yearbooks for purchase


The code to access it is: 13972923

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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.


Save the Date - Grade 8 Farewell

The St. Theresa Grade 8 Celebration Committee is in the process of planning this year's grade 8 celebration. The event will take place on Friday June 9, 2023.

The costs for the evening will be partially covered by St. Theresa School, and a $5.00 cost per grade 8 student attending will be applied to PowerSchool.

The success of this celebration depends on your support and participation. Please complete the google form sent out by Friday, May 19, 2023, so that your child's homeroom teacher can have an accurate number of people attending.

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Marson, Ms. Brownlee, Mrs. Anton, Miss Gartner, & Mrs Parsall-Myler 780-464-4001.

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Save the Date - Ukrainian Bilingual 4-8-12 Celebration

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2023 Provincial Election Advocacy Postcard

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This Week at St Theresa

Tropical Dance

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Grade 5 SFL - Virtual Golf

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Hats On! For Mental Health Awareness

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Grade 5 SFL - Track and Field

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Grade 6 SFL - Training for Track and Field

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Performing Arts and Drama 7

Performing Arts and Drama 7 class worked with Workshop West Playwright's Theater to learn all about playwriting! Students learned new writing skills and were even able to see their scenes live on stage with actors!
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Bandura is back for the Ukrainian program!

Workshops have begun for the grade 5/6 classes with an optional lunch hour drop in for grades 7/8.
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Grade 5 SFL - Badminton

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Preparing Students for the Future

Performing Arts 5

Performing Arts 5 had a blast exploring art through face painting! Together the students used Competencies such as Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Innovation. Thank you Theatre Garage for a great workshop!
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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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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.


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

Wellness Corner

Strathcona County Family Resource Network

Strathcona County Family Resource Network has many upcoming programs. Further info on all the programs can be found under the calendar of events at strathcona.ca/families
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Alberta Health Services now has an Advice Line for child & youth development concerns.

Alberta Health Services is pleased to share that we have launched a new advice and guidance line for parents, guardians and caregivers of children and youth (birth to 18 years of age) with concerns about their child’s development and well-being. The Pediatric Rehabilitation Line provides advice about developmental milestones in areas such as:

· Moving and playing (e.g., crawling, coordination, playing with toys)

· Talking and listening (e.g., babbling, understanding directions, stuttering)

· Taking care of self (e.g., dressing, toileting, sleeping)

· Managing emotions (e.g., calming self, becoming overwhelmed or overstimulated)

· Difficulty eating or swallowing (e.g., coughing, gagging)

· Hearing (e.g., responding to sounds, noise, voices, words)

· Are recovering from COVID-19

· Are looking for current rehabilitation resources (e.g., links to information or webinars)

· Are looking for help to find local services

How to connect

This Alberta-only line is answered by Allied Health clinicians and operates Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Parents, guardians and caregivers can call 811 or the Rehabilitation Advice Line (1-833-379-0563) to be prompted to the Pediatric Rehabilitation Line.

Free webinar series

AHS also offers free webinars that cover a range of developmental topics, from toilet training and tummy time to emotional regulation and speech development, as well as many others. Parents and caregivers will build skills and gain confidence by learning practical ways to help children and youth improve their skills while supporting development. Information and registration can be accessed here.

You can also visit Together4Health to access the latest information, strategies, and resources for supporting youth and child development.

Thank you,

AHS Health Link 811 and Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

Summer Camps

St. Sophia's Catholic Church - Ukrainian Day Camp

There are still a few free places for citizens of Ukraine who arrived after February 2022. Please message me at stsophiadaycamp@gmail.com if you are interested.

Є ще кілька вільних місць для громадян України, які прибули після лютого 2022 року. Будь ласка, надішліть мені повідомлення на stsophiadaycamp@gmail.com, якщо ви зацікавлені.
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Volunteers needed for Vacation Bible Camp July 10 - 14

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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.

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Parish News

OLPH Parish

We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe


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

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