St. André Bessette Catholic School

April 19-23, 2021

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If you read through the resurrection account in Luke’s Gospel, you might be surprised at how often the risen Jesus explains the Scriptures to his disciples.

All of the disciples—from the two on the road to Emmaus to the ones gathered in the upper room—seemed to be “slow of heart to believe” (Luke 24:25). But the disciples’ lack of understanding was not a problem for Jesus. He was happy to help them understand the Scriptures. And when he did, it was as if a light had turned on for them. Recent confusing events began to make sense. They had joy and hope; they knew they could trust God.

Jesus wants to do that for you too. He knows the questions you have and the ways your hope and joy need a lift. And he is ready to do something about it.

So the best thing you can do is spend time reading the Bible. Hearing the readings at Mass or reading this magazine is a great start. The more time you spend with the Scriptures, the more Jesus can bring them to life for you.

For instance, when you read “The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I lack” (Psalm 23:1), Jesus might help you see that, as your Good Shepherd, he will take care of the worrisome details of your life. Or when you read “I go and prepare a place for you” (John 14:3), Jesus might lift some of your sadness and give you hope for a departed loved one. You might even start to find joy as you look forward to heaven!

Every time you open your Bible, Jesus is ready to help you know him better. As he opened the minds of his disciples after his resurrection, he can speak to you through his word. Let him “turn the light on” for you. Let him lift your hope and give you joy.

Source: Word Among Us April 18, 2021

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April 19

  • Exam Break Day #2
  • GrACE Summit 12:30-3:30pm * * see info below

April 20

  • Exam Break Day #3

April 21

  • First Day of Quarter 4 classes

April 27

  • Communication and Information Technology Info session - see the poster at the bottom of the Smore
  • SAB RAP Info Night @ 7:00pm ** see poster below with google link this is a great way to learn more about how to ensure your student has a successful RAP placement in highschool

Hey Students!!! Thinking about what to do for Post Secondary? Check out these awesome opportunities!

The Educational Liaison Association of Alberta - ELAA is planning a two-week Spring 2021 post-secondary recruitment season, taking place April 20-22 and April 27-29 through the 6Connex online platform.

Students are encouraged to attend! It is never to soon (or too late) to start planning for post-secondary!!!

The Spring ELAA dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 20: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 21: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Thursday, April 22: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 27: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 28: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Thursday, April 29: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Students (parents, counsellors and teachers are welcome too!) can register in advance for these events by visiting and clicking on the “Click Here to Register” button.

It is recommended that students register in advance, so that they can be sent reminders and additional information about the virtual ELAA events.

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EICS K-6 Draft Curriculum - Feedback Requested

Alberta Education released the draft K-6 curricula last week and is inviting feedback from all Albertans. EICS will spend the next several weeks unpacking the new curriculum. We will be engaging our teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders before providing our feedback on the survey.

Our EICS educational consultants will be reviewing the new draft curriculum, and we will be engaging teachers in various grades in the review. We will also be seeking input from Alberta Education on what a possible pilot might entail - release time, professional learning, and resources.

Prior to a recommendation being made regarding piloting, EICS is committed to a comprehensive review.

We invite you to provide your feedback to Alberta Education

Have your say - Share your feedback on the draft K-6 curriculum with AB Ed.

Click here to share your parent input with our EICS School Division

Thank you to English 20-2 from Q3 for their generosity and determination! They were the fundraising champs in our Toonies for Teens service project!

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Featured Novel in our St Andre Bessette Learning Commons

This month we have begun a new feature in our morning announcements where we are recommending a great novel from our school collection.

This week's novel feature is The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline. This award-winning Canadian novel is available to borrow from the SAB library. The SAB library has many great titles for you to explore - see Mrs. Sutton for recommendations!

It's not too late!!! Order your yearbook now for the low price of $25. You can see Mrs. Roth in the office or purchase them through your Powerschool account online.

GrACE Summit - Monday, April 19

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You likely have already received a letter from Alberta Education inviting you as a grade ten parent to offer feedback on the quality of education your child receives. We appreciate the time it takes to complete the survey and always benefit when we hear from all of our stakeholders. Many thanks to those who have already contributed their feedback.
RAP Placement Info for Employers

Know an employer who might be able to accommodate at RAP student next year?

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Ms. Cusveller, English & French

Mrs.Cusveller LOVES books and movies about books! She has read a wealth of novels in her day and likes to help students find a book that is good fit for them. When she is not upstairs teaching either of the official languages she might be looking for resources to support our staff as she is our SAB Indigenous Learning lead teacher. You can reach Mrs. Cusveller at
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Mr. Robert, Social Studies & Religion

Mr. Robert loves to debate, he loves politics and he greatly enjoys teaching Social Studies to students here at St Andre Bessette. When he is not getting all excited about the history of the world he would enjoy a good chat about the sports he enjoys most like rugby and hockey. You can find him most often in his classroom upstairs or floating around the foyer at lunchtime. He can be reached at
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Mr. Keats, Math, Physical Education & Outdoor Education

Mr. Keats is our Math and Outdoor Ed teacher and in quarter four he will be teaching Phys Ed 10. He is one of the folks you'd like to see on Survivor. Gets along with many people, has athletics skills and is outdoor survival specialist. Not sure how well he'd do with the bug eating competition though. ;) You can reach Mr. Keats

Youth Council

Youth Council is an opportunity to be a voice on issues and concerns that affect youth and collaboratively work towards solutions.

If you want to have your say and help make your city a better place join Fort Saskatchewan Youth Council.

Open to youth ages 14 – 24 years of age.

Sign up for the Youth Council

For more information, please email Family and Community Support Services or call 780-992-6281.


Parents to enroll in the workshops listed below please click on this link:
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OLA Parish News

Fr Kris, Fr Daniel and the OLA parish team offer many ways to stay connected to our local parish. To learn more about what is happening at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Parish please click on the following link: or please take a look at the many options below.

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