St. Mary School News

May 2019


Jesus Christ became a human like us but sin in order to be with us, to share our fate, to suffer with us and to have died for us. Christ’s mission of saving us from eternal death has been well-accomplished when he died on the cross. The moment of being hung on the cross is also the moment of being glorified.

The resurrection of our Lord brightens us and strengthens our faith. It is certain that we are so joyful because of this event. The joy of resurrection sure becomes our joy as well. Through the resurrection of Jesus, we are given a new life in him. With this new life, we can walk strongly to face and to overcome the challenges, the difficulties, the pain, poverty, and especially persecutions.

If the joy and hope of Jesus Christ’s resurrection are the motivations of our lives, then it should be that our hope of the resurrection should be expressed every day of our lives. If so, our life can go courageously from the cross to the resurrection. Praise the Lord for His love never ends.

The Lord is risen, Alleluia!

Principal's Message

As we move forward with the last two months of school, this busy time will be marked but a variety of events. Please be sure to refer to the school calendar, website or facebook page for important dates. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school or myself at 306-445-5152.

Pre Kindergarten & Kindergarten Grad Photos

We are pleased to announce that Lifetouch will be in our school on Wednesday, May 15th at 9:00am to take individual kindergarten grad photos. Please ensure that your son/daughter is on time as this is the only day and time photos will be taken. All students will have a photo taken wearing a blue (kindergarten )or yellow (prek)cap and gown, therefore it is possible that a portion of their shirt/top may be seen in the photo.

Track and Field

Our school track and field will take place on Thursday, May 16th for all students in PreK to Grade 7. The morning will start with opening ceremonies in the gym, for students in Prek (AM class), Kindergarten and Grades 4 -7 (and any students from grade 3 who were 9 on December 31, 2018). The afternoon will be host to events for all students except Prek (AM class) and Kindergarten. Please note this is a change from previous years; the younger grades will only be participating for half a day

In case of inclement weather, the meet will be postponed. Please listen to Q98 radio the morning of the meet to hear announcements regarding if the event is postponed. Students will need to participate wearing running shoes, sandals and bare feet are not allowed.

The concession stand will be open. We will be selling pre-ordered meals to allow for quicker service (orders and payment due by May 13th). An order form will be sent home with each student.

Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education Week is May 27 - 31 with World Catholic Education Day falling on Thursday, May 30th. The theme for 2019 is Living As Joyful Disciples.

Our Catholic schools help to form joyful disciples as hearts and minds are opened to the transforming love of God and to the flame of faith in action. On a daily basis, Catholic schools demonstrate the joys of believing and witness the Good News to the communities that they serve.

AR Family Reading Night

Our AR Family Reading night will take place on Thursday, May 2nd from 6 - 7pm. This is a great way to build your home library thanks to our Indigo Grant.

Each St. Mary student in attendance will have the opportunity to order a book for their home library.

Lots of Easter fun to be had with an egg hunt, games, cookies and milk and treats for all.

We hope to see you there!!!

Playground Information

Parents are reminded that students must go home after school and check in before they may play on the playground. Supervision of students after school occurs only in the library, students are not permitted to remain on the playground to wait for their parents to pick them up. ALL STUDENTS MUST WAIT IN THE LIBRARY AFTER SCHOOL FOR THEIR RIDES. We cannot ensure student safety around buses, vehicles, etc. when we do not know where the students are.

Kindergarten Registrations

We would like to encourage parents of children who will be attending kindergarten in the fall to drop by and fill out a registration form. (Please bring the child’s hospitalization card and Baptism certificate with you) This is an important process for us at St. Mary School. The number of kindergarten registrants will help us to set appropriate staffing levels for next year and allow us to establish materials and supplies for the class.

We strongly encourage all parents affected to register their kindergarten student. If you have any questions about St. Mary School or our kindergarten program, please feel free to call Mr. Loeppky at 306-445-5152. Please pass this information on to parents in our attendance area who do not currently have children at our school.

2019-20 Registration

If your child will not be attending St. Mary School for the 2019 -20 school year, please contact the school as soon as possible. Notice of these changes will help us in the process of establishing staff and classroom arrangements for the fall.

If you know of any parents who are considering registering their children at St. Mary School for the fall please encourage them to contact our school as soon as possible. Any number of new students to the school could make a difference in the arrangements of classes and grades.

June Lunch Cards

Monday, May 20th, 9am

1352 110 Street

North Battleford, SK

June lunch card fees are due by May 20th. If you have not paid your lunch card for May, please ensure you send a lunch or the $10 with your son/daughter on May 1st or they may be asked to walk home for lunch.

Library Wrap Up

All library books need to be returned on or before Friday, June 7th. Parents could you please have a look around home for any books your children might have misplaced during the year. All books not returned will be considered lost and students will be responsible for a replacement fee.

Sacrament News

Please keep our students in your prayers as they continue on their spiritual journey towards First Communion and Confirmation. Please take note of the following important date:

May 10th - Rehearsal at 10:30am at Notre Dame Parish

May 11th – First Communion and Confirmation at Notre Dame Parish at 7:30pm

Strings Performance

String players at St. Mary School would like to offer a short program of 15 minutes to thank teachers, administrators and students on May 9th at 1:45pm. Please remember to send your student to school with their music and violins this day.

Dream Brokers

What is Dream Broker all about? . . . The Dream Broker connects you and your family with a sport, recreational or cultural activity. She can support participation in various sport, culture or recreation activities by helping with registration costs, transportation, equipment or just by being a cheerleader on the sidelines when a family member is unable to attend.

Some programs with open or upcoming registrations: Call/Text 306-480-9875 for information anytime. Come and visit in the community room at St. Mary’s on Mondays & Wednesdays.

  • Babysitting course

    • June 8th & 9th

    • $5 registration fee - lunch & snacks provided.

    • Limit of 14 students

    • Program fills up fast - contact Antje to register. Register by May 31st.

  • Free Summer Activities

    • Playgrounds put on by the City of North Battleford run all summer long (July & August) at four locations: Connaught School, Kinsmen Park, Centennial Park, & Fairview Park. If ever you’re children are in need of something to do this summer send them to any of these locations between 11AM-5PM.

    • Free Summer Music Camp!

      • The camp will take place at Connaught School! Dated TBD

      • Watch the newsletter and Dream Broker FB page for updates!

CHECK THESE OUT FOR FALL: call/text Antje to register for any of these activities!!

Other programs available in the community:

  • North Battleford Taekwondo Academy

  • Sakewew Dancers

  • Minor Football

  • Four Corner Boxing

  • Battlefords Gymnastics Club

  • First Shift Hockey Program & Battlefords Minor Hockey Association

  • Battlefords Volleyball Club

  • Battle River Archers

  • Gutters Bowling

  • Cheer Legacy Athletics

  • Annette’s School of Dance

  • Dance Connection

If you are interested please contact Antje anytime at 306-480-9875 to get registered for these activities!