Hawks Weekly News

St. Theresa - January 22, 2023

Mark Your Calendars:

  • Friday January 20 - February 3 - PowerSchool Grades and Comments Shutdown
  • Friday January 27 - School Spirit Day - Crazy Hair Day
  • Monday January 30 - PD Day - No School
  • Tuesday January 31 - Semester 2 begins
  • Tuesday January 31 - Hawk's Basketball at Lakeland Ridge - Girls @ 4:00pm, Boys @ 5:15pm
  • Wednesday February 1 - Early Dismissal @ 2:13pm
  • Friday February 3 - Report Cards sent out

Performing Arts and Musical Theater 7 Presents: Mary Poppins Jr.

Performances run on Wednesday February 1st at 6:45pm and Friday February 3rd at 6:45pm in the St. Theresa Catholic School Theatre.

Tickets go on sale Monday January 23rd in the St. Theresa School Office. Tickets are $7.00 each, with a portion of the sales going to support the Lurana Shelter.

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Family Fun Night

"Join our Mental Health Capacity Builder, Hannah, and her team from the Family Resource Network for a free Family Fun Night on January 27th from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Child and Youth Community Centre. There will be games, activities, and dinner is included!

Register here: Event Actions powered by Trumba"

EICS Tea & Bannock Evening Invitation

Dear Parents and Guardians:

In the spirit of community and Reconciliation, parents, guardians, and families of EICS students are invited to join us in a Tea and Bannock evening held at Central Learning Services (310 Broadview Road) in Sherwood Park on Tuesday, February 7, from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

This is an opportunity to meet and engage with Elders and Knowledge Keepers who connect with our EICS schools, supporting the continued growth in student and staff knowledge of Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Please RSVP by Thursday, February 2, by filling out this Registration Form. This will help us know how much bannock to make! Only one form needs to be submitted per family.

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PowerSchool Grades and Comments Shutdown

Kindly note that PowerSchool grades and comments section will be shutdown from January 20th - February 3rd to prepare for Report Cards.

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.


Hawk's Basketball Games

Hawk's Basketball games this week are Tuesday January 31st @ Lakeland Ridge. The Girls play at 4:00pm and the Boys follow at 5:15pm. Come out and cheer on your Hawks!!

This Week at St Theresa

Performing Arts and Musical Theater 7 - Production of Mary Poppins Jr.

We had a wonderful worker bee day getting ready for Performing Arts and Musical Theater 7 production of Mary Poppins Jr. A huge thank you to all of the student and parent volunteer!

Tickets go on sale Monday January 23!!

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Ukrainian 8 - Winter Celebration

The Ukrainian 8 class held a Winter Celebration on January 17th! From a dinner filled with Ukrainian dishes, to caroling and celebrating the old (new) year, a good time was had by all!

Ми мали чудове святкування!

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6B/6R - Science

This week students in 6B/6R were investigating fingerprints and attempting to lift latent (invisible) prints off surfaces.
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Grade 5 and 6 Classes

A few of our Grade 5 and 6 classes participated in Junior Achievement's "More than Money" presentation this week. Students learned about money, tracking spending, businesses and entrepreneurship through games and interactive activities.
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Foods 7 - Cookie Decorating

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7D - Science Structures

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Girls Basketball

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Grade 5 Sport For Life - Ringette

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6B Mass with Father Vince

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Grade 7 Sports for Life - Cross Country Skiing

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Preparing Students for the Future

7L/7CR - Social

This week 7L and 7CR participated in a Fur Trade board game! The students practiced bartering, trivia, and Competencies such as Communication, and Collaboration!

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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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Wellness Corner

Children's Anxiety Group

The U of A Clinical Services is offering a children's anxiety group for children ages 7 - 11, based on the "Taming Worry Dragons" program. It will be starting in February, and will be held on Wednesdays from 6 - 7:15 pm for 8 weeks. The cost is $150. This poster has further details, as well as the link for the application form. Contact information (address and phone number) for the Clinical Services office can be found here.

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Strathcona County Family and Community Services

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Addiction and Substance Use Seminar

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Glenrose Parent Information Session Calendars - Family 2 Family, Transitions, Our Best Life

In January we start our Family 2 Family series with a session on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), followed by two new Family 2 Family sessions in February and March - Struggling with Diagnosis and Coping Strategies and then the NeuroRelational Framework respectively.

We continue to offer our Pediatric to Adult Transitions series. These four sessions aim to make this transition a gradual process instead of a stressful one as we provide guidance of the tasks and considerations to be made as your child transitions from youth to adulthood.

All Family 2 Family and Pediatric to Adult Transition sessions are free and open to all parents and family caregivers. Children do not need to have a diagnosis or a connection to the Glenrose for parents to attend.

The exception is the Our Best Life sessions, which are only for parents of children that have a terminal prognosis/diagnosis. Started at the request of a parent, this session is a safe space for parents to share and learn as they strive to make the best life for their child and family. A place to talk through the challenges and possibilities amidst all the appointments, the emotions and anticipatory grief that comes with having a child with a terminal prognosis. This session is not clinician led nor intended as a substitute for professional mental health care. It is hosted by the Glenrose Family Centered Care Coordinator who connects parents with resources and clinician support as needed after each session.

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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.


Next Meeting is Tuesday February 21st @ 6:30pm

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.


Next Virtual Meeting is Tuesday March 7th @ 7:30pm

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

Parish News

Sacramental Preparations - January 2023

Sacramental Preparation at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish begins again in January! Please contact OLPH now to register your child for their Sacraments. This includes First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation, and Confirmation.

Preparing for the sacraments is an occasion for evangelization and an opportunity to share the joy of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!

Please email SACRAMENTS@OLPH.CA for registration or questions.

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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

St. Theresa Catholic Middle School Facebook Page

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