SILC News

Sunday, October 23, 2022

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Save the date! Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held virtually again this year.


Interviews will be held on:

Wednesday, November 2 from 4:00-7:30pm

Thursday, November 3 from 4:00-7:30pm


If these dates and times do not work for you, please connect directly with your child's teacher to arrange an alternate time for the meeting.


**Attention Mrs. Oikonen's Elementary Students: Your link will be on the classroom's "Homeroom Pages". Email Mrs. Oikonen if you have any troubles: ChristyO@eics.ab.ca


Grades 7-12...Please follow the booking link here to book your appointments. Each slot is 10 minutes in length. Please be respectful of everyone's time; it is a tight turnaround, for sure :)


https://www.schoolinterviews.ca/code/b6vw6


You will receive an email from the teacher you booked with. In that email will be a Google link for your interview. Please be mindful these interviews can only be 10 minutes as we have several parents to get through. If you require a longer interview, please arrange an alternate date and time.


Thank you.


**Please note: Because some teachers are only part-time, their availability also reflects this in the schedule.

Congratulations Isabella!

REAL Foundation Presentation 2022
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Metis Scholarships

Scholarship information for Metis students in Alberta! Check out the website for full details!
https://albertametis.com/programs-services/education-scholarships/


The deadline for scholarship applications is October 31st of the current year. Please submit application packages to scholarship@metis.org.

Adoremus and Credo - Young Adult Prayer and Faith Formation

What a wonderful opportunity for our SILC Families to participate in. Adoremus & Credo is put on by Newman Theological College and the Archdiocese of Edmonton.


**One amendment: since St. Joseph's Basilica will be under construction, the Nov 5th Adoremus will be held at St. Joachim’s Parish (9928 110 St NW ).

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It's never too early to prepare for your Math 30 Diploma Exams in January!

Here you will find some local Math 30 Diploma Prep courses. Everything you need to know to prepare yourselves for the Diploma Exam.


Math 30-1 Online Diploma Preparation

https://mathpqjq.com/diploma-preparation-math-30-1/


Math 30-2 Online Diploma Preparation

https://mathpqjq.com/diploma-prep-math-30-2/

Navigating the "Cyberworld" with your kids

Please join the Saffron Centre & Elk Island Catholic Schools for a presentation called: CYBERWORLD. This will be an informative session for our parents on Internet Safety.


See the graphic below if interested.


Please RSVP to Mrs. Melnyk if you like to reserve spots. Email: tracym@eics.ab.ca

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PowerSchool Weekly Notifications for Parents



Please see the instructions on how to set up PowerSchool notifications so you can receive a weekly update on your student's progress (please note: this only applies to EICS students in grades 7-12). If you require any assistance with these steps, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Damur, Assistant Principal at melissad@eics.ab.ca


The Email Notifications page provides you with the ability to manage your parent account email preferences, including what information you would like to receive, how often you would like to receive the information, and any additional email addresses that you would like the information sent to. Email preferences may be applied to a single student or all students associated to your parent account.



  • Step 1: Log into your Parent Portal on PowerSchool
  • Step 2: On the left hand side of webpage, you will find Account Management. Click on Account Management. A sub category entitled Email Notification will drop down.
  • Step 3: You will be taken to a screen that will provide you with the options to choose the type of email you would like to receive, determine how often the emails are sent, and trigger your email notification to send immediately by choosing "Send Now".


We recommend that Parents/Guardians check PowerSchool regularly to be up to date on their progress and as a means to facilitate communication between teacher, student, and parents/guardians.

SILC's 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

Once again, SILC is hosting their annual Great Pumpkin Carving Contest. Open to all students, in grades 1-12. Prizes will be awarded! Hurry, entries due Monday, October 31 at noon! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, November 1st.
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Elementary Classroom

Hello from Mrs. Oikonen!


Welcome to week 9 of online learning! We will be doing individual meets this week. You will be able to sign-up on your week 9 newsletter or on our October calendar.

Here is what we are going to be doing this week!


October Calendar


Grade 1 Newsletter


Grade 2 Newsletter


Grade 3 Newsletter


Grade 4 Newsletter


Grade 5 Newsletter


Grade 6 Newsletter


The Staff of 2022-2023

The Staff of 2022-2023:


Principal: Mrs. Tracy Melnyk tracym@eics.ab.ca

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Melissa Damur melissad@eics.ab.ca

Chesterton Headmaster: Dr. Gerard McLarney gerardm@eics.ab.ca

Creative Director, Chesterton & Chaplain : Mrs. Justine Wright justinew@eis.ab.ca

Secretary: Mrs. Natalie Mangatal nataliem@eics.ab.ca

Family Wellness Worker: Katy Parsons katy.parsons@eics.ab.ca

Inclusive Learning Facilitator: Mrs. Shari Morin sharim@eics.ab.ca


Mrs. Christy Oikonen - Elementary (Grades 1-6) christyo@eics.ab.ca

Mr. Daniel Hughes - Jr / Sr Social Studies - daniel.hughes@eics.ab.ca

Mr. Brandon Geiger - Jr / Sr Science & Math - brandon.geiger@eics.ab.ca

Mrs. DeeDee Perrott - Sr. Science & Chesterton deedee.perrott@eics.ab.ca

Mrs. Eva Fung- Sr Math eva.fung@eics.ab.ca

Mr. Matthew Bennett - Jr High matthew.bennett@eics.ab.ca

Mrs. Katarina Urdova - Chesterton Math - katrina.urdova@eics.ab.ca

Mr. Brett Fawcett - Chesterton and Religious Studies - brett.fawcett@eics.ab.ca

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OLPH Parish Corner


Stay connected. Our parish makes it very easy for us all to attend. See the links below:

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Important Dates to Remember...


  • October 25 - CYBERWORLD Presentation @ St. Theresa School 7pm

  • November 2 - Parent Teacher Interviews

  • November 3 - Parent Teacher Interviews

  • November 4 - Chesterton Retreat

  • November 7-11 - FALL BREAK No School!

  • November 11 - Remembrance Day - No School. "Lest We Forget"

  • November 13 - Catholic Education Sunday

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