St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin - January 12, 2020

LOVE was the focus of our new year school assembly this past Monday. During the assembly we talked about growing the hearts of our friends and family through acts of kindness, love and empathy. We tied showing love to others into our division theme of LOVE: FIRST, LAST AND ALWAYS and that God created us to show love and kindness to others. Students, staff and our school community will continue to add ways they show love to our bulletin board throughout the month of January.

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Dear parents/guardians:


Welcome to 2020 and the start of a new decade! Please ensure your child is dressed properly for winter elements as the January temperatures are starting to decline. Our cold weather policy remains in place but we want to ensure our students have access to outdoor recess and physical exercise when it is safe to do so.

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EICS Blanket Exercise

Dear Parents and Staff:


Parents and Staff of EICS students are invited to take part in a Blanket Exercise to be held at Central Learning Services (310 Broadview Road) in Sherwood Park on Wednesday, January 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Blanket Exercise is an active participation learning activity based on the major themes and findings of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. The goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy. For further information, please view this KAIROS Blanket Exercise video.

Participants are asked to bring a blanket that can be placed on the floor and stepped on for this activity.

Please RSVP by Monday, January 13 by filling out this linked Google Form.

We will also have Eva Stang join us at this event. Eva, a Métis Culture and Knowledge Keeper, has been working with EICS this year, supporting the continued growth in staff and administrator knowledge of Indigenous perspectives.

If you have any questions, please email Crystal Cholin, Learning Services Consultant (crystalc@eics.ab.ca).

Celebrating the Epiphany in Kindergarten Dacey this week......

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UPCOMING EVENTS...

January

    • Jan 15 - Kodiaks visit

    • Jan 16 - Hockey Academy am

    • Jan 16 - Gr. 4 B-ball @ St. Pat's 3:30-4:30pm

    • Jan 17 - PD day-No School

    • Jan 22 - Gr. 4 B-ball @ St. Pat's 3:30-4:30pm

    • Jan 23 - School Council Meeting @ 7pm

    • Jan 24 - Hockey Academy am

    • Jan 24 - Nature Kindergarten

    • Jan 24 - Hot Lunch - Chopped Leaf

    • Jan 28 - Gr. 4 B-ball @ St. Pat's 3:30-4:30pm

    • Jan 29 - Spin the Wheel Assembly

    • Jan 31 - School Closure-No School


GR. 3/4 SAINTS HOCKEY ACADEMY!

A big thank-you to Mr. Doll for this great enrichment opportunity! Thanks to our parent volunteers and members of the Camrose Kodiaks who helped out as well. Our students did a terrific job!


5 more ice-times of fun yet to go!

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ACCOUNTABILITY SURVEY-coming in January

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SCHOOL SAFETY INFORMATION

School Safety Patrollers
  • Please be aware of the crosswalks in front of our school as our Grade 4 Safety Patrollers are now on duty! **Be safe and use the designated crosswalks**


Busing Information

  • Please stay clear of the bus lanes at the beginning and end of the school day
  • Families/Students using 54th ave (North Side of School Yard) as a pick up/drop-off location, please use extreme caution. There are no crosswalks and it is a very busy street with heavy traffic

TIS THE SEASON FOR HEAD LICE!

Lice Prevention
  • Avoid head-to-head contact with friends when playing at school.
  • Don't share clothing such as hats, scarves, coats or hair ribbons.
  • Say no to sharing combs, brushes or any other hair products.


Click MyHealth.Alberta.ca for more information on Head Lice and How to Treat it.

PARISH INFORMATION

St. Francis Xavier Parish Information

Click HERE for Parish Information and Bulletins

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION

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HOW TO REPORT AN ABSENCE

To report an absence you can do any of the following options:


  1. Call 1-877-246-9970 - option 3
  2. Use the SchoolMessenger App
  3. Use the "SchoolMessenger" link in the EICS App (this requires the SchoolMessenger app to be installed on a phone)
  4. Use https://go.schoolmessenger.ca

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