St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin - March 10, 2019

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Ash Wednesday Liturgy

Thank you to all the parents and supporters who were able to join us as we begin our Lenten journey. Thank you to Constantine for being our guest speaker and to classes 3C, 2B, and ECS Calhoon for leading us through the celebration.

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Student Led Conference Schedule

Interview time slots will be 30min.


Tuesday, March 19 @ 4-8pm – ECS to Gr. 4

Thursday, March 21 @ 4-8pm – ECS to Gr. 4


Interview dates for the following Kindergarten teachers:

  • Mrs. Dacey – March 18 and 19
  • Mrs. Bellamy – March 21
  • Mrs. Calhoon– March 21


**This is a Student Led Conference so please bring your child**

How to Book Student Led Conferences Online?

Go to this website: www.schoolinterviews.ca


  • Click on "Make a Booking" (top of page)
  • Enter Code: 95fma
  • Follow instructions


Questions? Please contact the school office at 780-672-2177.

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Final Milk Order and Payments Due: March 20

The milk order for Q4 has been set-up in Powerschool. This will be the final milk order for the current school year.


Q4 milk - will run from April 3-May 30.


If you have any questions regarding the online form, please contact the school office.

Important Busing Information!

Buses will be running for EICS students ONLY on the following dates:
  • March 22 - (St. Pat's ONLY)
  • June 7 - (St. Pat's ONLY)


**After school arrival times may be earlier than expected due to no school for Battle River students on those days.**

Hot Lunch Menu

March

  • March 15 - Pizza 73
  • March 22 - East Side Marios

Upcoming Events

March

  • Mar 11 - Gr. 3 In-School Field Trip (Teacher's Pet)

  • Mar 12 - Gr. 3 In-School Field Trip (Teacher's Pet)

  • Mar 14 - Early Dismissal

  • Mar 14 - School Council Meeting @ 7pm

  • Mar 15 - St. Patrick's Day School Mass @ 9:30 am (SFX Parish)

  • Mar 19 - Student Led Conferences 4-8pm

  • Mar 21 - Gr. 4 Field Trip Bennett Center (4G)

  • Mar 21 - Student Led Conferences 4-8pm

  • Mar 25-29 - Spring Break

2019-2020 Camrose Calendars-'Approved In-Principle'

Dear Parents,



At the Feb. 20th EICS Board meeting, the Trustees approved 'In-Principle' the 2019-2020 calendars for St. Pat's and OLMP. Please see the 2 attached calendars below:


The calendars will be going back to the Board in March for 'Final-Approval'. These proposed changes are a result of the continued joint transportation agreement with Battle River School Division.



Please note: The 2019-2020 Junior Entry 3 yr old and Pre-Kindergarten 4 year old calendar's will be made available once the 'In-Principle calendar' for St. Pat's is approved.

Click HERE for Kindergarten Registration Information

To register for Kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year, your child must be five years old on or before December 31, 2019.

100 days wiser in Gr. 2....

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Pink Shirt Day-Spin the Wheel

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First Nation, Metis and Inuit Education


The Government of Canada started the process of Truth & Reconciliation about four years ago. In 2014, the Alberta Government made a commitment to further Truth and Reconciliation in this province, partly through education.



As of September 2019 it will be mandatory for all teachers to embed Indigenous teachings into the Kindergarten to Grade 12 Curriculum. This will include content specific to First Nation, Metis and Inuit perspectives and experiences, as well as content on the significance of residential schools and treaties. An important first step to understanding why these changes are taking place is participation in a blanket exercise.


OLMP School Council will be hosting a community blanket exercise on Tuesday, March 19th from 6:30 - 9:00pm. Any parents interested in attending can email Mrs. Smith at kristys@eics.ab.ca to register. Space is limited.


OLMP School will also be hosting an Indigenous Awareness Day on March 13th which will include an opening ceremony, sessions throughout the day and a closing ceremony. Any OLMP Indigenous (First Nation, Metis, or Inuit) families interested in attending all or part of that day or who are interested in running a session are welcome to contact Mrs. Smith to get involved in this day of awareness and cultural celebration of the first people of this land - Treaty 6.

Digital safety-Momo challenge

We know that the internet can be an unnerving place but we need to equip our children with the strategies to be successful in the navigation of this online space and to help protect them from harmful media. The Momo Challenge allows us to have a dialogue with students about how to remain safe and what to do when we encounter these bad messages. This is best done at home and at school.


Attached is a document that shows some ways to help our students to be "digitally" safe and to have conversations around these harmful challenges.

**AS A SAFETY PRECAUTION**

PLEASE STAY CLEAR FROM BUS LANES AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE SCHOOL DAY


**PLEASE USE CAUTION IF ACCESSING THE STAFF PARKING LOT AS WELL**

St. Francis Xavier Parish Information

Click HERE for Parish Information and Bulletins

St. Francis Xavier Parish - Confession Times During Lent

**Day of Confessions: Tuesday, March 12**

  • 9:30 - 10:00 am - two priests
  • 10:00 - 11:00 am - one priest
  • 7:00 - 8:00 pm - one priest


Thursday, March 21: 6:30 - 7:30 pm - three priests

Thursday, April 4: 7:00 - 7:30 pm - one priest (at the beginning of Adoration)

Thursday, April 11: 6:30 - 7:30 pm - two priests

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