St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin - May 1, 2020

LEADERSHIP MESSAGE

Dear Families of St. Pat's,


Welcome to the Month of May! What a great opportunity to recognize our mental health and continue to support one another through these challenging times. It's hard to believe we have completed 6 weeks of online learning. We are very proud of our students....and parents in guiding your children at home-they are doing great!


We also recognize this as the Month of Mary honoring the Virgin Mary as "the Queen of May".


Please continue to reach out as needed and provide support for one another as best we can. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all families and staff. Please see the video message shared through the Google Classrooms this morning.


When we aren't sure, God,

help us be calm;

when information comes

from all sides, correct and not,

help us to discern;

when fear makes it hard to breathe,

and anxiety seems to be the order of the day,

slow us down, God;

help us to reach out with our hearts,

when we can't touch with our hands;

help us to be socially connected,

when we have to be socially distant;

help us to love as perfectly as we can,

knowing that "perfect love casts out all fear."

In the love of the Creator,

in the name of the Healer,

in the life of the Holy Spirit that is in all and with all,

we pray.

Amen.

May 1 Leadership Message

MAY-MONTH OF MARY

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Parent/Teacher Conference April 27 - May 7

Dear Parents,


As you are aware, we had to postpone our "Student-led conferences" originally scheduled for March 30th/Apr. 1st. We would like to extend this opportunity to you once again in a Parent-Teacher context through the period of April 27-May 7.


Many of you have been in close contact with your teacher and may not feel this is necessary at this time. However, teachers will be reaching out through their Google Classroom to extend this opportunity in accordance with their schedules(s). These meeting could occur through a Google Meet, Zoom call, or telephone call.

What does online assessment look like at St.Patrick School?

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Please Note: May PD Day Date Change

The School PD day scheduled for May 22nd has been moved to May 15th. There will be no school programming on May 15th. Teachers will be available for regular school day programming on May 22.

2020-2021 Class Placement

Dear Parents,


With planning already taking place for next year, we have prepared this letter to outline the process for class placement. Please take a moment to review and we look forward to serving all of our families next school year.

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Return all Library Books to the School

Library books need to be returned to the school. Books can be dropped off through the mail slot at the front of the school or ring the doorbell during regular school hours.


A lost library book fine will be applied to student accounts for library books not returned.

UPCOMING EVENTS...

May

  • May 1 - Hats on for Mental Health
  • May 8 - School closure (No School programming)
  • May 10 - Mother's Day
  • May 15 - PD Day (No School programming)
  • May 18 - Victoria Day (No School programming)
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Unfortunately we can't run together as a team, but I would encourage all past team members and anyone else to join the virtual AMA Run Club. This is a great opportunity for families to go out together and be active! Heading out for a run before you start your school work for the day or after lunch would provide a great energy boost for everyone! These unique times have provided many of us with the flexibility to get outside and move during the day, let's take advantage of it!


By registering for the club participants will receive:

  • Weekly emails (to parents) with activities and challenges you can complete at home
  • A 10 week running/walking program that builds up to a 2 or 5 km fun run!
  • Certificate of completion at the end of June and finisher prizes for every participant
  • An entry to win 1 of many Garmin Activity Trackers drawn at the end of June


Click the link below to join

Virtual AMA Youth Run Club


Run Happy,

Mr. Ernst

Follow our Family Wellness Worker on Facebook

To stay connected to the school and supports available in the community follow the "Family Wellness Facebook" page:


https://www.facebook.com/laurie.kushnerick.75


Laurie Kushnerick

Family Wellness Worker

Laurie.kushnerick@eics.ab.ca

Phone: 780-672-2177

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates for EICS

A question and answer sheet is posted on the EICS Divisional website located at www.eics.ab.ca.


For up to date information on how EICS is effectively dealing with the coronavirus pandemic throughout the division click on this website link:


https://www.eics.ab.ca/coronavirus-information-in-eics


We are so appreciative of your understanding and cooperation as we all work together to continue to keep our schools and staff safe during this serious public health situation.


Click HERE for Resources: Mental Health and Wellness During the Pandemic

PARISH CONNECTION

SFX Parish - Next Live Stream Mass: Sunday, May 3 at 10:00am

Click on the link to access the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Website: https://stfxcamrose.caedm.ca/

Pope encourages faithful to pray Rosary at home

His Holiness Pope Francis has issued a Letter to the Faithful for the Month of May 2020, in which he encourages us to pray the Rosary at home, and he includes two prayers that can be recited after the Rosary (see link).


Click HERE for letter.

How to Pray the Rosary

Click HERE for information about the Rosary and how to pray the Rosary

COMMUNITY CONNECTION

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