Sister Alphonse Academy Bulletin!
Come Celebrate with us!
Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 11am
This is an online event.
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Gospel Word of the Week!
"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!"
We know God is with us! He calls us to be strong and be patient. Each one of us is called to Arise: Get Up! and persevere, have patience, and demonstrate caring for one another as Jesus did. Take care and God bless.
Covid - Health & Safety Updates!
Superintendent’s Update - Week ending October 16, 2020:
Please click on the link below to read the latest update from Dr. Clint Moroziuk, Superintendent of GSACRD Schools:
Please open the link below to see an important change in the symptoms and isolating:
Alberta Health Daily Checklist - Updated Oct. 8, 2020
Please discuss/remind your children of the following health and safety guidelines. Working together between home and school really makes a difference! We are noticing that students are needing more reminders lately of the following:
Wearing masks on the bus is mandatory. Staff have had to remind students of this lately.
Wearing masks in the school while seated closely to someone, walking in the school/classroom, or being in a closer proximity activity is mandatory in Grades 4-9. Mask breaks are provided.
Please remember to wash your mask often as per the instructions that were provided with the mask. Please also remember to bring a mask to school each day. We have had some of our Grade 4 - 9 students not arriving with a mask lately.
Thank you so much for your support!
Lockers and coat hooks are back!
With the weather starting to get colder, our SAA staff began assigning coat hooks and lockers to our students! Access to the lockers and coat hooks is staggered, with small groups of students being given access at one time. We are continuing to be diligent with safety and the lockers/coat hooks will continue to be sanitized as well. Thank you for your patience as we move to transition all students.
Halloween at SAA!
Students may dress in Halloween costuming on October 30th, with general safety guidelines in place which promote our Catholic teaching. No violent props, and please remind students that we are a K - 9 school and small children are also in the building. We will let children dress up at school, or have the choice of wearing orange and black.
Please see the attached guidelines that have been shared from Alberta Health Services regarding Halloween treats:
Alberta Health for families (Wash hands and disinfect packages before eating candy) https://www.alberta.ca/halloween-during-covid19.aspx
Friends of Sister Alphonse Academy Fundraiser!
100% of the proceeds go directly to SAA!!
-Multi use bags
-Strong zipper closure and quilted fabric
-100% Cotton and Machine washable
-Great for snacks, camping, cosmetic/hair accessories, toys, pencil case, PPE, stocking stuffer, gift bag (baking or a bottle of wine) the options are endless!!
Please contact Meghan Wagner email@example.com for ordering information or any questions you may have.
A BIG SHOUT OUT AND THANK YOU to JEANNE ROUSE for donating the fabric, her time and hard work in sewing all of these bags for SAA!
Our District Chaplain in Residence!
Mr. Doug Kramer joined SAA as a Knight for the week!
Grade One class visiting with Mr. Kramer.
Storytelling through Scripture!
Jr. High Class Learning Commons visit with Mr. Kramer.
Reflection, prayer and thanks.
Our SAA Recreation Academy!
Our Grade 2 Sister Alphonse Academy Knights!
The Virtual Scholastic Book Fair is Here!
The Scholastic book fair is returning to our school in a brand-new way!! From October 19 - November 1, 2020, families will be able to explore a virtual book fair from the comfort of their own homes!
Starting October 19, Sister Alphonse’s online book fair will go live, and families will be able to shop the Fair like any e-commerce site. Orders will then be shipped to your house, with free shipping for orders over $35. For those who wish to avoid shipping costs, there will be a Family Event day on Wednesday, Oct. 21st and Wednesday Oct. 28th where shopping between 6pm-8pm will be free shipping!!! Remember, all books sold at the fair will help our school get new books into our library.
SAA Spirit Wear Online Orders!
The order for KNIGHTS spirit wear is now on sale again for the next two weeks. As soon as the online store closes delivery to the school is about 2-3 weeks later.
The store closes on Oct 20 at midnight. Click on the link to the store to place your order.
Parent/Teacher Interviews & Report Cards!
Director position opportunity!
Seeking Candidates for Foundation Directors
Make a difference in Catholic Education by becoming a Foundation Director!
The Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools Education Foundation calls for interested community members to submit their name to serve as a Foundation Director. This opportunity can introduce you to new experiences and a world of possibilities to help students build a better future.
The Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools Education Foundation Board of Directors consists of between 7 and 11 Directors, and a Chairperson, Vice- Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, Parliamentarian, and Past Chair in the Executive Roles of the Board. Executive members may also be Directors, but that is not necessary. A Board member may hold a maximum of two positions on the Board at any given time.
Following the AGM, held September 24, 2020, there are still some Director positions that remain vacant. The Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools Education Foundation Board is seeking qualified members to serve in the following roles:
DIRECTOR – Student Member (from MCHS – grade 9-12) for a two-year term (2020-2022)
DIRECTOR – Student Member (from grade 9 at any Division Jr. High) for a two-year term (2020-2022)
DIRECTOR – Community Member: Town of Legal or a Member-at-Large for 2 two-year term (2020-2022) – may live in or around the Town of Legal or anywhere in the Division boundaries if filled as a Member at Large
DIRECTOR – Community Member: Town of Morinville for a two-year term (2020-2022)
DIRECTOR – Professional Legal Community Member for a two-year term (2020-2022) – this person would be a lawyer or para-legal living anywhere in the Division boundaries
All Directors without Portfolio or an Executive Role serve for a minimum of 1-year term, although a longer two term, as listed above, is preferred to ensure adequate continuity of the Board of Directors. The position is effective once elected or appointed and continues to the next AGM where the position is advertised.
The Board of Directors is an excellent opportunity to get involved in Catholic Education in your community and to make a difference in building better futures, one student at a time.
To submit your name for consideration or request more information on any of these positions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The e-mail should include a brief statement on why you are qualified to fill this position and your full name, address, phone number, and email. Elections are normally held once per year, at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), however, in the event of vacant positions, Directors and Executive Members may be appointed to an open position, subject to approval by 2/3 of the Executive Committee. The Application/Nomination Process is ongoing as long as a vacancy exists.
Deb SchlagTreasurer, GSACS Foundation