Fast Friday Facts
Friday January 25 2024
There is always something happening in our small school and "Saints' City" MicroSociety! Check out these upcoming important dates:
Monday February 12
- Last call for Candy Gram orders, a funtastic fundraiser for our Grade 6 class Edmonton trip, while sharing joy (and sweets) around the school! Please see forms below to place your order. Orders will be distributed on Tuesday February 13th.
Tuesday February 13
- Shrove Tuesday, Valentine's Day and 100th day of School Celebrations, all packed into one day!
-The Education Foundation has graciously once again provided all of the fixings for our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Breakfast. If you're able to help us flip pancakes, and or have an electric griddle to lend, please let us know!
-Individual classrooms may be holding Valentine's Parties, as Ash Wednesday, a very solemn event in our Catholic faith, falls on February 14th. Please watch for correspondence from your teacher, and consider wearing red or pink for this special day!
-100th Day of School! Always a momentous day at school! Grade 2 has been building up to this day by collecting 100 donations for our local food bank, others may choose to dress like they're 100!
Wednesday February 14
- Ash Wednesday Prayer Service in our gym, hosted by the Grade 1 class at 10:30am. This is an important time in our faith, as it marks the beginning of Lent; a time of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving preceding Easter.
-Orders for our next hot lunch, Pizza Hut, to be served on Thursday February 22nd are due online at midnight through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
-Please have hot dog pre-orders for lunch on Thursday Feb 15th to the office to help our Booster Group volunteers.
Thursday February 15
- Hot Dog Day. We're grateful for this ongoing lunch program that is 100% run by our Booster Group volunteers, who generously donate funds right back to enhance the "extras" for our students!
Fri Feb 16 - Non-Operational Day- our school will be closed. It's also the beginning of the Alberta Winter Games hosted in GP. Good luck to all competing athletes!
Mon Feb 19- Family Day- school closed, Louis Riel Day
Thurs Feb 22- Winter Carnival, Pizza Hut Hot Lunch for those that ordered
Fri Feb 23- PD Day
Mon Feb 26- Bball game hosting Teepee Creek.
Tues Feb 27- Grade 6, 7, 8 to St. John Paul II Highschool in AM.
Wed Feb 28- Pink Shirt Day, hot dog pre-orders due.
Thurs Feb 29- Leap Year Day, Hot Dog Day.
Fri March 1- Kinder Day.
Our featured virtue for next week will be Prayerfulness, in keeping with the start of the season of Lent.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Upcoming Calendars 📆
The citizens of Saints' City have been diligently engaged in learning this week. Everyone has been immersed in resume building, working together to ensure that each citizen has crafted and polished a resume that reflects their strongest qualities for our upcoming job fair. Additionally, those interested in starting their own ventures have been meeting to develop business plans, gaining insights into budgets and the expenses linked to entrepreneurship. Town Council has engaged in conversations regarding all kinds of legislation, ranging from minimum wage to the justice system!
We're fully committed to understanding our MicroSociety and shaping the future of Saints' City!
Hot Lunch - Pizza Hut Feb 22nd! 🍕
Families can now order hot lunch through their PowerSchool Parent Portal Account! Once inside your account, select your child's name and then navigate to the "School Fees and Forms" section on the left-hand side, and then choose the hot lunch order form that suits your preferences, or place orders for multiple lunches at once, for multiple children.
Our next lunch is from Pizza Hut, to be served on Thursday February 22nd. Log into PowerSchool here to place and pay for your order: https://gpcsd.powerschool.com/public/ before midnight on Wednesday February 14th.
Need help accessing your PowerSchool account? No worries, you're not the only one! Call or email Mrs. Nelson in the office and she can get you online and ordering in no time!
Available to pick up our order and deliver to the school? We'd appreciate the help!
Watch us Grow! 🌱🌿
From seed to harvest, grade 2 has been tending to their growing tower, watching the growth and progress of their indoor garden. This week saw a bountiful harvest that yielded enough for all to share!
Saints on the Slopes! Ski Trip to Worsley!⛷️
Students in grades 5-8 took to the slopes at Whispering Pines Ski Hill near Worsley, pushing their limits and embracing the essence of northern living. We couldn't be more proud of our students for courageously taking on challenges and discovering their own boundaries. A full day of fun and fresh air was shared by all, and led to a very quiet bus ride home! Many thanks to Whispering Pines, as well as the parent volunteers that helped facilitate our adventure!
Valentine's Candy Grams! ❤️
Grade 6 are pleased to share joy and love around the school this year by selling "Candy Grams" by pre-order for $2.00 each. Complete the form attached below to order a Candy Gram for your special friends by Monday February 20th. Candy Grams will be delivered on Tuesday Feb 13th.
All money raised will be going towards the Grade 6 Edmonton trip!
School Related Fees
Fees for junior high Term 1 and 2 options as well as previous month PreK fees are past due. Please contact the office if you're unsure of your student's current fee standing, or if you'd like to make arrangements for payment. Failure to pay fees may result in removal from programming.
Medication at School⚕️
- All medications must be locked in the office. Students cannot have medication in their lunch kits, lockers etc.
- Over the counter medication cannot be administered at school unless a parent is present to administer.
- Prescription medications can be administered and stored in the office when the form found below is properly submitted to the office, and the medication is in it's original labelled packaging.
Thank you for helping us keep our students safe!
JH Lunchtime Open Campus Form
Please complete this form if you give permission for your JUNIOR HIGH student to leave the school grounds during lunch time. Students become the responsibility of their parent/ guardian while off campus, and are expected to be punctual in their return to the school. Lunch begins at 11:33am with classes resuming at 12:22pm.