Online Learning Pathway Newsletter
October 22-November 30, 2021
Dear Online Learning Pathway families,
Happy Fall! We are having such a lovely and extended fall this year for which I'm so grateful. I love winter but I'd love a lot less of it than we normally get!
We've had a wonderful start up at the Online Learning Pathway this year. Students are well into their courses now and they're starting to become more comfortable and at ease with the online platform. Our staff are working hard with students to ensure that every student who comes to the OLP is successful. It's great to see more activity online with the students!
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving liturgy with Father Ignacy from St. Albert parish presiding. We will continue to have our OLP join our St. Gabriel Education Centre family for liturgies and celebrations. It's good for the students to be able to see people like our parish priest working with our schools.
I'm looking forward to continuing to get to know our students and families this semester.
October 29 - Halloween Dress Up Day and Halloween games with Mrs. Trottier in block 7 for all students. Meet in the announcements Google Classroom.
November 1 - All Saint's Day
November 3 - Parent Teacher Interviews 5:00-8:00
November 4 - Remembrance Day liturgy at 11:30
November 4 - Parent Teacher Interviews 3:30-6:30
November 5 - Last day of school before Fall Break.
November 15 - GSACRD first day back. Evergreen - PD Day - No School.
November 26 - GSACRD PD Day - No School. Evergreen - asynchronous lessons.
November 28 - Advent Begins
November 30 - Advent liturgy at 1:00 with Father Ignacy presiding
Online Learning Pathway Halloween!
Parent Teacher Interviews
Nov. 4 - 3:30-6:30
Please use the following code to book your interview times. It's very important that you stick to the 10 minute time allocated to you. Should you need a longer time with the teacher, please book a separate interview time.
Link to book an appointment with a teacher
You can also go to this website and type in the code z2566
Once you've booked a time, you will get an email confirmation with the meet links for the teachers on it. Do not lose this email as it contains the information you need to meet with your child's teachers.
Terry Fox Service Project WINNERS!!!
Our online school raised a total of $186.00.
Grade 7 - $75.00
Grade 8 - $81.00
Grade 9 - $30.00
GSACRD grade 8 students - your prizes are at St. Gabriel Education Centre (6 St. Vital Avenue lower level around back). Please stop by to pick those up! (Morinville grade 8 students, your prizes are at GHP).
Evergreen grade 8 students - your prizes are at St. Teresa's Outreach School in Spruce Grove (#2, 420 King Street). Please stop by to pick them up.
"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." - 2 Corinthians 9:7
"A portion of the harvest is set aside for the poor and the stranger" - Leviticus 19:9
GSACRD and Evergreen PD/Staff Meeting Days
ARISE! Get Up, Get Going and Go with God!
"Arise! I have appointed you as a witness
of what you have seen!"(Acts 26:16)
Our GSACRD Faith theme is in its second year of, "Arise! Get Up, Get Going and Go with God!"
This year, we are focusing on the "Get Going!" part of our theme. How do students, staff and parents know, model and witness Jesus Christ?
October - The Month of the Rosary
WHY IS OCTOBER THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY?
October 7th is the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, sometimes referred to as the Feast of the Holy Rosary. The day was dedicated by St. Pius V who credited a victory over the invading Turks to the intercession of Mary through the rosary. Pope Benedict XVI described the image of Our Lady of the Rosary in a 2007 Angelus:
“The traditional image of Our Lady of the Rosary portrays Mary who with one arm supports the Child Jesus and with the other is offering the rosary beads to St Dominic. This important iconography shows that the Rosary is a means given by the Virgin to contemplate Jesus and, in meditating on his life, to love him and follow him ever more faithfully. It is this message that Our Lady has also bequeathed to us in her various apparitions.”
Mental Health and Wellness
Oct. 26, GSACRD Voice will be hosting another Parent Cafe (online parenting session). This one is for any parents with students in preschool to grade 12 and will focus on "Recognizing Hard to Have Feelings with your Child". Please preregister by clicking HERE.
- For Evergreen students - please contact Brandy Livingstone at email@example.com
- For GSACRD students: please contact Val Franklin (firstname.lastname@example.org) and she will enter them into the system.
Please note - your child will be entered with an unexcused absence if we have not been informed that they will be absent.