St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin - May 5, 2019

MAY is the Month of MARY!

The month of May is an ideal time for our thoughts and sentiments to be directed towards this supremely lovely Queen of Heaven and Earth, who conquers hearts, minds, and souls for the greater glory of her Son. The entire month of May is especially given to her praise.


Holy Mary - Pray for Us!

Catholic Education Week Activities - May 5-10

REJOICE AND BE GLAD!


Sunday, May 5th - GrACE celebration at mass - winners of poster contest announced and Catholic Education Week Introduced.

Monday, May 6th - Student Focus - "If you Give a Child a Catholic Education" Booklet

Tuesday, May 7th - Staff Focus - Potluck

Wednesday, May 8th - Parent Focus - Students will create a class prayer to go home to share.

Thursday, May 9th - Students wear BLUE for World Catholic Education Day. School Group Photo.

Friday, May 10th - Public Focus - Living Rosary - all invited and welcome!


Click HERE for Bishop's Letter on World Catholic Education Day and Education Week.

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The NEW St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Parish Center...OPENING SOON!

The first weekend masses in the NEW St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church will be on:
  • Saturday, May 11 at 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 12 at 9:00 am
  • Sunday, May 12 at 11:00 am


The new location is at 3605 50 Street.


ALL ARE WELCOME!!

FIRST COMMUNION MASS

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019

Time: 11:00am Mass

Where: NEW St. Francis Xavier Parish (3605-50 Street)


All are Welcome!!

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TRACK AND FIELD INFORMATION

The St. Pat's Saints School Track and Field Event for grades 1-4 will take place on Tuesday, May 14th at the Camrose Composite High School Track and Field Facility.


CLICK HERE FOR EVENT INFORMATION!


Volunteers Needed!


Volunteers are a critical part of running a smooth and memorable event. Currently, we are in need of Event Leaders and Group Supervisors.


Please contact Greg Doll at gregory.doll@eics.ab.ca if interested in volunteering.

CONGRATS to our APRIL SPIN THE WHEEL RECIPIENTS!!

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Grade 2B supporting Hats On for Mental Health....

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2019-2020 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.

Hot Lunch Menu

May

  • May 10 - Subway
  • May 24 - Chopped Leaf (K-2) (City Track Meet)

Hot Lunch Coordinator Needed!

St. Pat’s School Council is looking for 1 or 2 people to fill the role of Hot Lunch Coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year. This program takes a lot of planning, coordinating, and volunteers. It is School Council’s main fundraiser and the kids really enjoy these special days, as do the parents not having to make lunches :)


If interested, please contact Natalie Mills by email: natalie.mills84@gmail.com


Please consider this volunteer opportunity for next year – persuade a friend to take it on with you!

UPCOMING EVENTS

May

  • May 5-10 Catholic Education Week
  • May 9 - Wear BLUE in support of World Catholic Education Day!
  • May 10 - Living Rosary @ 1pm in the school gym
  • May 10 - Grade 1 Mother's Day Tea
  • May 12 - First Communion Mass @ 11am (SFX NEW Parish)
  • May 14 - School Track Meet @ ECCHS Track (Comp)
  • May 17 - PD Day- No School
  • May 20 - Victoria Day- No School
  • May 21 - Gr. 4 Patrol picnic
  • May 23 - School Council Meeting @ 7pm
  • May 29 - Spin the Wheel/Spirit Day - Beach Day!
  • May 31 - School Closure

Chicken Pox Awareness

We have been made aware that a student in Kindergarten has been diagnosed with the chickenpox (varicella) illness. We wanted to inform our school community as a precaution due to the possible harm it may cause to pregnant women and individuals with chronic health concerns as it is a relatively non-serious health issue for healthy children.


See attached Fact Sheet on Chickenpox - Alberta Health Services

PARENTS-PARKING REMINDER

**PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS ON THE STREETS SURROUNDING OUR SCHOOL-WE HAVE HAD SOME RECENT INQUIRIES FROM OUR COMMUNITY NEIGHBOURS ASKING US TO REMIND PARENTS**


**AS A SAFETY PRECAUTION**

PLEASE STAY CLEAR FROM BUS LANES AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE SCHOOL DAY


**PLEASE USE CAUTION IF ACCESSING THE STAFF PARKING LOT AS WELL**

2019-2020 CAMROSE "Approved" CALENDARS

PARISH INFORMATION

St. Francis Xavier Parish Information

Click HERE for Parish Information and Bulletins

The NEW St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Parish Center...OPENING SOON!

Important Dates:
  • May 4/5 - Final Masses in the present church
  • May 5 in the afternoon - Open House at NEW church - for all parishioners
  • May 11/12 - First Weekend Masses in the NEW church
  • May 12 @ 11:00 am - First Communion Mass


Note: Mass times will stay the same at the NEW church

  • Saturday @ 5:00 pm
  • Sunday @ 9:00 am
  • Sunday @ 11:00 am

Altar Server Training Workshop for Current and New Servers!

When: May 6 or 7 (only need to attend one day)

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: NEW St. Francis Xavier Parish (3605-50 Street)


The purpose of this workshop:


  • Registration for all current and new servers (paperwork)
  • Fitting of new gowns
  • Tour of church and parish center
  • Walk through of the mass and overview of new duties.


Snacks to follow!


Thank you to all parents and servers for your continued dedication to this Ministry!


Contact: Callista or Kevin at 780-672-9322 if interested in joining the Altar Server Ministry.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Workshop!

When: May 8

Time: 6:00pm

Where: NEW St. Francis Xavier Parish (3605-50 Street)


If you are interested in joining this ministry please attend this informative workshop.

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

The 17th Annual REAL "Friends of the Foundation" Golf Tournament - sponsored by the REAL Foundation

The 17th Annual REAL “Friends of the Foundation” Golf Tournament is on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. This is a chance to reconnect with your REAL friends in support of faith development in our Elk Island Catholic Schools.


Be sure to visit our website at: www.real-foundation.com to register your team or to be a Tournament Sponsor.


Once again, the tournament will be held at the Broadmoor Public Golf Course (Sherwood Park).


Registration is 7:00-8:00am, shotgun starts sharp at 8:00am and lunch with prizes to follow. Please share this with fellow golfers who may with to join us on May 22, 2019. As before this tournament is our gift to you, the supporters of Catholic Education within the EICS Division.


CRA tax receipts will be issued for all donations received by the REAL Foundation.


Email Jim at retaj@shaw.ca with any questions you may have.


We look FORE-ward to seeing you!

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