St. Luke Weekly SMORE

November 28, 2022

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Leadership Message

Dear St. Luke Families,

We had a wonderful week here at St. Luke. Our students are continuing on in their learning journey and our staff continue to deliver an excellent educational program for all of our students. It is truly a blessing to have such dedicated staff at St. Luke who put students first each and every day.

Beginning on Monday we are all excited to start our Advent journey. ​​The liturgical year begins with Advent, the four weeks prior to Christmas. It is a season of preparation, waiting, and anticipation. Advent means "Coming" in Latin. It is a period of 4 Sundays in which we prepare for the arrival of Jesus. During our daily Advent celebrations we will begin by lighting the first purple candle symbolizing "Hope" with the "Prophet's Candle" reminding us that Jesus is coming. We will take this time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus and learn how we can shine our light on others. We pray that this Advent may be a time marked by simplicity, calmness and quietness as we wait in hope and wonder for Jesus.

Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness,

send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.

We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.

We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.

We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.

We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.

We are your people,

walking in darkness,

yet seeking the light.

To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!”

Advent Prayer by Henri Nouwen

Have a great weekend!


Cathy Hinger


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Community Partners

Constable Michael George, St. Luke and Quest Liquor store in South Cooking Lake have partnered together to get the message out this holiday season about drinking and driving. Students will be putting messages about drinking and driving on the liquor bags that will be passed out to the community.
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SCHOOL FEES due this week

School fees are posted on Parent Portal. 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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Advent Concert Couch Raffle

It’s back! Probably our most looked forward to fundraiser of the year is the Advent Concert couch raffle!! Each year, we borrow the couches from the teacher's lounge and raffle them off at the start of the Advent concert. The winners receive the most comfortable seats in the house to enjoy this student led production. Tickets will be on sale at the door on December 8. We can’t wait to see everyone there!


Christmas in the Country is just one week away! We are so excited to welcome a variety of vendors to our school on Saturday, December 3.

From 10:00am to 4:00pm we welcome our school community to come out and see what they have to offer! Join us for our kid's craft corner, our loonie concession and for a chance to win one of several gift baskets. Tickets for the raffle baskets are $1.00 each or 25 for $20.00.

At 12:00pm, our Worship Team will be sharing their talents while they perform a selection of Christmas songs. Please come out to show your support for their beautiful voices!

We will also be providing a box for food bank donations as well as the opportunity to donate new mittens and gloves to our mitten tree!

Please note, we still have need of a few more volunteers throughout the day. If you're able to spare a couple hours, please contact us at

Warm regards,

St. Luke School Council and Parent Association

IT"S BACK - The 12 Days of GIVING!

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Alberta Health Services (AHS) Survey - Childhood Immunizations

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Alberta Health Services understands that there is a lot of information available to Albertans about immunization. This can be stressful and confusing for parents and guardians.

AHS would like to hear from Alberta families about routine childhood immunization for children newborn to age 15 years. We want to talk to you about your thoughts, ideas, concerns, and opinions on immunizations, particularly for your children.

Please share your thoughts by completing the survey below by December 31, 2022.

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Upcoming Dates

Monday, November 28

  • Advent Celebration 8:15

Tuesday, November 29

  • Advent Celebration 8:15
  • Spirit Day: Dress as your pet of favourite animal
  • Clergy Visit Grade 3 & 4

Wednesday, November 30

  • Advent Celebration 8:15

Thursday, December 1

  • Advent Celebration 8:15

Friday, December 2

  • Advent Celebration 8:15

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