St. Luke Weekly SMORE

November 4, 2022

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Leadership Message

Dear St. Luke Families,

Last week students were involved in all sorts of Halloween activities. It was so great to see the spirit of Halloween in the school. Today we paid tribute to those men and women from around the world who fought and worked for the peace and freedom that we enjoy in Canada today. We had a beautiful celebration put on by our student teachers.

November 11th is an important holiday in Canadian culture as it’s a day set aside to commemorate all those that came before us to make this great nation possible. Also known as Armistice Day, November 11th marks the day World War One ended; at the 11th hour, on the 11th day on the 11th month. Many men and women sacrificed their lives for us. For our family, friends, and the country we call home. Let us all remember this sacrifice.

We look forward to our Fall break November 7th to the 11th and wish you all a safe break hoping our students rest and relax over these days. There will be no SMORE next week as I too will be enjoying the break. Have a great week!


Cathy Hinger



School fees have been posted on Parent Portal this week. The fees you are being charged are for student field trips, swimming lessons, and enhanced options.

School fees can be paid online with Interac, VISA or Mastercard. You have the option to pay your school fees in installments through Create Payment Plan. If you have other questions or require assistance with the online payment, please contact our school at 780-922-5920.

This year you have the opportunity to help a family in need by donating a nominal amount when paying your school fees. Thank you in advance for any money donated.

If you are experiencing financial hardship please review the fee waiver attached below.

or contact the principal, Mrs. Cathy Hinger , to discuss support.

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It is that time of year where the weather is unpredictable and can change hourly.

Please make sure that your student has warm winter clothing for traveling to school on the bus(if the bus breaks down) and for outdoor recess.


Welcome to our STL Worship Team! This team of singers and performers get together twice a week to sing and prepare for liturgical events such as School Masses, Christmas Productions, Easter Vigils and Christmas in the Country. In doing so, they have also committed to being a part of something that is so special here at STL!

Our next singing event will be at our Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Sherwood Park for Education Sunday at 8:30am. We are requesting that all Worship Team members be there at 8:15 for a mic check. Attached here is a newsletter for Worship Team members - please review and sign if you have not already.

Please join STL in celebrating this great group of students who are giving their time and their talents to God our Saviour!

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We are so excited to be back to in person concerts this year! This year, St. Luke will be having a Christmas concert titled The Legend Of the Christmas King at the beginning of December. All students from Grades Kindergarten to Grade 8 will be participating. We are requesting that you have black or dark navy trousers, leggings or skirt, and a white top (T-shirts without slogans are fine). Nothing fancy required. If you are an actor or character, you will be given notice of your costume or supplied with one. Backstage workers are required to wear all black.

  • Dates to Remember:

  • Rehearsal: December 6 during school time

  • Dress Rehearsal: December 7 during school time

  • Show #1: December 8 at 1:00pm

  • Show #2: December 8 at 6:30pm

Please let Mrs. Shakeshaft know if you are unable to make any of the above dates at Thank you in advance for all of your help with this little show of love for our Baby Jesus!

INSIGHT TESTING - Grade 5 and 8

Dear grade 5 and 8 parents,

During the week of November 14-24, your child will be writing the Insight test. Insight is a group-administered test of cognitive abilities, which will be administered to all

grade 5 and 8 classes in EICS in the middle of November. The assessment is designed to
measure cognitive abilities including reasoning, comprehension, memory, and visual/auditory
processing. Students do not need to study for this type of assessment and the results are not used to evaluate their school achievement. The results provide information to help teachers recognize student strengths and plan for additional support as needed. If you would like to learn more about this assessment tool, please visit and select the Insight tab near the top of the page.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Donna Hayden

Hot Lunch Order Deadline extended to Monday, November 14th

The next session of hot lunch that will runs November 3rd to January 26th is back open for orders.

All orders must be submitted and paid for by November 14th 9:00pm.

Please visit to place your order. If you have not yet created an account, the access code is stluke

Please note: You will no longer be redirected to Paypal for payment. Payments will now be processed directly through our site using Bambora.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Shelby Mistecki at


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Here to link to order.

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St. Luke Catholic School, the St. Luke School Council and Parent Association is thrilled to once again be a participating venue in Strathcona County's annual Christmas in the Country event! This event enables our school council to provide student enrichment and volunteer opportunities within our school community.

If you would like to purchase a table at this annual community event, below is a link to the Google Form application to be filled out. Included in the form is the St. Luke Parent Association Treasurer's email for e-transfer payments.

If you are unable to fill out the form and send payment electronically, please contact Erin Crawley at 780 953-1677 to make arrangements.

When and Where:

December 3, 2022

22139 South Cooking Lake Road, Sherwood Park

10:00am to 4:00pm - doors open to vendors at 8:00am

Table cost: $25.00

We are so excited to host this wonderful community event and look forward to welcoming you all on December 3, 2022.

Warm regards,

St. Luke School Council and Parent Association





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Upcoming Dates

Monday, November 14

  • Face to Face MInistry

Tuesday, November 15

Wednesday, November 16

Thursday, November 17

Spirit Day

Friday, November 18

OLPH (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish)

Masses at OLPH will be livestreamed. Please join using this link.

Visit OLPH Website for more information about the parish and in regards to sacremental preparation.

Read the lastest bullitin from OLPH or visit

St. Francis of Assisi Parish is administered by Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sherwood Park. Please contact the parish for confession times and more information.

Clergy: Reverend Jim Corrigan, Pastor

Mass Time: Sunday 11:00

Email Address: StFrancisAssisi.Tofield(at)

5523 - 50 Street Tofield, AB T0B 4J0

See map: Google Maps

Phone: 780-467-5470