St. André Bessette Catholic School

May 3-6, 2021

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This weekend's gospel parable reminds us that our connection with the Lord is like the relationship between the vine branches and the vine. Away from the vine, the branches will lose the supply of life and then wither and die. From this we can see that the Lord is the source of our life and that it is very important to maintain a proper relationship with God. Only by constantly living before God to have a normal relationship with God can we gain the supply of God’s life and bear the fruit of life. Conversely, if we often stray far from God, then we will have no proper relationship with Him, nor will we have the work of the Holy Spirit. Our life will wither. This is equivalent to the branches withering after being away from the vine. How are you nourishing your relationship with God?

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MOVE TO ONLINE LEARNING STARTS MONDAY, MAY 3

Effective Mon. May 3, SAB will be moving ALL grades to online/at-home learning. Students will return to in-person learning on Mon. May 17.

Students can expect to hear from teachers via email or Google Classroom.



April 30, 2021

Dear St. André Bessette Catholic School Community,


Out of an abundance of caution, Alberta Health Services has approved a request by Elk Island Catholic Schools, to move students from St. André Bessette Catholic School to home/online learning from Monday, May 3, 2021 until a return to in-class school learning on Monday, May 17th. This decision will affect all students in all grade levels.


Teachers will be providing further information through email regarding online learning and expectations, and students can expect to hear from them starting Monday, May 3rd.

We remind students and parents to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. The Alberta Health daily online assessment can be found here. Please remember to complete the on-line assessment if you are exhibiting any signs or symptoms.


Please feel free to reach out to the school administration if you have further questions.

Once again, our heartfelt thanks to our students, parents, and teachers as they navigate this transition. Please know that our staff is here to support you as we all work through this unprecedented time together.

Stay well and God bless,

Shawn Haggarty, Superintendent
Elk Island Catholic Schools

UPCOMING DATES

May 5

  • ALL students move to online learning at St Andre Bessette until May 17 * be sure to check your google classroom site to stay connected with your teacher.


  • Early Dismissal


May 7

  • PD Day


May 10-14

  • Catholic Education Week


May 14

  • FINAL call for Grad 2021 banner submissions


June 11

  • Final Mass of School Year & Grad Blessing


June 12

  • GRADS! Please save this date as we plan to honor you and your accomplishments on this date in June. At this time, we are uncertain what our graduation ceremonies will look like. Please know we have penciled in plans and are awaiting AHS regulations closer to the date.

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Featured Novel in our St Andre Bessette Learning Commons

Interested in fantasy novels? If so, consider reading this week's novel feature, which is the first in a trilogy by Amanda Hemingway. The Greenstone Grail traces a boy’s journey–a quest rife with magic, wonder, and forces as dark as midnight. If this novel isn't for you, see Mrs. Sutton for recommendations!

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WHO CAN HELP YOU AT ST. ANDRE?

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Mrs. Koztizky

Mrs. Kozitzky has joined our SAB staff for quarter four. She is teaching religion 15 and health 9. While you would think her husband is the apple of her eye - you need to know that Bruno, the family dog has stolen her heart ;) She is a proud Harry Potter fan and appreciates all kinds of fun facts. Her one drawback is her birthplace is Calgary and thus she is a Flames fan but we TRY not to hold that against her as she is so darn sweet. Mrs. Koztizky can be reached at Madeleine.Kozitzky@eics.ab.ca
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Ms. Charlton, English

Ms. Charlton is one of our English teachers who currently is supporting grade 9 students every afternoon. As you see in the picture above she greatly enjoys being outside with her family. She is a huge cycling enthusiast and loves to ride her bike even in the winter! Although she looks like she is 18 years old, she honestly has three amazing kids and a basset hound named Sam.

Ms. Charlton can be reached @ ashley.charlton@eics.ab.ca

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Ms. Bazin, Educational Assistant

Ms. Bazin is one of our amazing EA's who is currently with Social 30 students in the morning and a great Math 9 class in the afternoon. She has a quiet and gentle manner but don't let that fool you - she has a mischievous laugh and I wonder if perhaps she might have been a troublemaker once upon a time in school? ;) You can connect with Ms. Bazin @ michelle.bazin@eics.ab.ca

cosmetology 9

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Ms. Cusveller's English 30-1

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Drama 9 fun

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creating gr 9 time capsules

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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: https://www.olafortsask.caedm.ca/Bulletins or please take a look at the many options below.

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