MARCH

2020

Principal’s Message:


Happy March! The school year is flying by again with all kinds of busy activities here at the school. We continue to offer many clubs and teams for your children to become involved in, creating positive memories. We also have an important activity this month for parents—Student-Led Conferences. This is an opportunity to celebrate your children’s learning experiences. Our goal is a 95% attendance rate. Please remember that we ask ALL parents to attend with your child/children. They are SO excited to show you what they have prepared for you and to see you excited about their learning. PLEASE mark March 18 & 19 down in your personal calendars to clear 30-60 minutes of your time for this important activity.

We are very excited to be showcasing our 2nd annual musical. This year we will be doing a dessert theater on March 16th. Funds raised will go towards ensuring funding for future musical theater shows.

As we journey through the season of Lent, may you help your family prepare for Easter in the next 40 days by encouraging extra prayers, helping others, and fasting/giving up something to show Jesus that you are ready to appreciate His death and to celebrate His resurrection. May God bless you this month and always!

Dates to Remember


March 6- Gr. 5-7 Ski Day

March 9- No Classes -Teacher Work Day

March 16 & 17 - Musical Theater- Aladdin

March 18 & 19- Student Led Conferences, Research Fair and Book Fair

March 25- Early Dismissal 1:55

Outstanding School Supplies Fees

Academic school supplies were purchased by the Light of Christ School Division for the 2019/2020 school year and were distributed to the classrooms. Each student was to receive supplies required for their grade level. Purchasing these supplies in bulk drastically reduced the cost for parents and eliminated the need to parents to purchase supplies for their children.

We are sending out gentle reminders to those who have outstanding fees for school supplies this year.

Please make arrangements to have these fees cleared up as soon as possible. The fees are as follows:

Grades K-2= $30

Grades 3-6= $35

Grade 7 = $40

Thank you to all the parents who have already paid the fees.

Lent 2020 We End Up Only With God


Life is continuous journey in which we need an inspiration and guide as we face many challenges and blocks that we may encounter along our way. We need inspirations to get back to the right path of the One who gave us this gift after falling into the mud of depression and sinfulness.

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent. We start it by having the sign of the Cross on our foreheads! “You are dust and to dust you shall return”. Why do we start with ashes? The answer is: 1. First we are created by God; 2. Ash is totally black. This reminds us what sin does to our soul. Sin is a black spot in our relationship with God. Therefore, the sacramental sign of having ashes on our foreheads must lead us to repentance.

What must we do this season of Lent? From the very word: Ash we admit, we step forward, we hope.

Moreover, A is for Almsgiving; we care for others, we have compassion for their well-being, we are sensitive to their needs.

S is for sacrifice. To undergo sacrifices is to die for the gratification of our senses. We deprive ourselves of human pleasure and comfort.

H is for holiness. To be holy is to open our whole life to Christ. We make him the center, ruler of our ways and our wills. We want to be like Him as He says to us, “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt 5:48). When to do these: Ash Wednesday is not a seasonal affair. It should be now and forever.

We hope that this Lent, our hearts will be recreated and renewed. Only God can grant us peace. His grace alone can transform our lives into a pleasing offering to God. Because of our hope and His Grace, we can repeat the words of St. Paus, “Now is the favorable time! Now is the day of salvation!”

We admit, we step forward, we hope.


Fr. Joseph Phinh Do

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Important Dates at St. Joseph Parish

Here are a few important dates at St. Joseph Calasanctius:

World Day of Prayer Service on March 6 at 2pm.

Family Lenten Event at St. Joseph - Sunday March 8 3-5 pm

EMBM Reconciliation March 11 at 10 am.

Holy Family Reconciliation March 12 at 10:30 am

Fridays - March 13, 20 & 27th - Stations of the Cross @ 7:00 pm

24 Hours of the Lord March 20 Mass at Noon with Exposition of the Blessed sacrament until Midnight

Holy Family Mass March 25 at 9:30 am

EMBM Mass March 31 at 9:30 am

St. Joseph Lenten Retreat "Renewed by the Spirit" March 28th 9am - 1:45 pm

Parish Reconciliation: April 2 @ 7pm

Family Lenten Event

Family Lenten Event at St. Joseph - Sunday March 8 3-5 pm. There will be crafts, pretzel making and a chance to learn more about Lent. There is no cost and everyone is welcome!

Knights of Columbus Brunches

At: St. Joseph Calasanctius Parish

1942 – 98TH Street

North Battleford


Join us on:


March 8, 2020

April 5, 2020

May 10, 2020

June 14, 2020


9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Adults: $8 6-12 years: $3 5 & Under: FREE


ALL ARE WELCOME

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Gr. 7 Open House

Our grade 7 students and parents are invited to attend the John Paul II Open House. This will take place at 7:00 on March 10th. We hope to see you all there !

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES

This is an opportunity to celebrate your children’s learning experiences. Our goal is a 95% attendance rate. Please remember that we ask ALL parents to attend with your child/children. They are SO excited to show you what they have prepared for you and to see you excited about their learning. PLEASE mark March 18th and 19th down in your personal calendars.

Welcomes

We would like to welcome Mrs. Cawood to Holy Family School as she takes over for Mrs. Jangula while she is away. Also welcome to Mr. Binette who will be in the gym taking over for Mrs. Atcheynum as of March 16th.

AFTER SCHOOL CHILDCARE

Just a reminder to parents that the Boys and Girls Club runs after school programming here at the school and on early dismissal days. To register please go to the Boys and Girls Club website.

Registrations

Registrations

Registration for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten for the fall is now open!

Pre-K students must be 3 or 4 and Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before December 31st. Please stop by the office anytime to pick up a registration form. Registration forms were sent home with all current four year old Pre-K students. Registrations are also available on our school home page. If your family is moving and leaving the school, please provide the office with that information.


Pre-Kindergarten

Would you like to give your child a “boost” before he/she starts Kindergarten? Consider Pre-Kindergarten, a FREE education program for 3-5 year olds!

Although open to anyone, preference is given to families who may be in one or more of the following situations:

-single parent family, parent(s) in school, low income

-family receiving social assistance, a child with a behavior or speech problem

What is Pre-Kindergarten?

-it allows children to learn through play in a structured environment.

-it helps children develop language, thinking, behavior, social, fine motor, and gross motor skills.

-it actively involves the family in each child’s education.

When is Pre-Kindergarten?

Children attend classes for 3 hours per day Monday-Thursday and families may request morning or afternoon classes. The program operates from September to June and new students are accepted throughout the year as spaces become available.

Where are the Pre-Kindergartens?

St. Mary’s Community School 306-445-5152 , Notre Dame School 306-445-0283 and Holy Family School 306-445-2360.

*Please note: Final placements will not be determined until September 2019.

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Sports


Upcoming sports:

Curling-March 10, 12, 17, 24, 26 4:00-5:00 with parent pick up at the curling rink at 5:00.

Bonspiel is on March 27 9:00-2:45

Ski Day- Gr. 5-7 ski day is Friday, March 6th

Marafun- Practices start the week of March 11 on Mondays and Wednesday 3:30-4:00

Disney Spring Musical

We are excited to announce our first musical theater! We will be performing Aladdin this spring for our school and parents.We will have a dessert theatre on March 16th with 150 tickets sold at $10 each. The regular show will take place on March 17th for a cost of $5.00 per person or $10/family.! Thank you to all of our students who have committed to the musical.

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Grades 5-7 Ski Day

On Friday, March 6th the grades 5-7 students will be going to Table Mountain for the annual ski day. The buses will depart from the school at 8:45 am and students will return to the school at 5:00 pm. Students will need to make arrangements for their own transportation from the school at 5:00. Students will not be back in time to catch the 3:30 bus home. Students may bring a lunch from home or buy lunch at the hill.
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Clubs


Gr. 6 & 7 Intramurals Tuesdays at lunch

Gr. 4 & 5 Intramurals Thursdays at lunch

Stewardship Group- Fridays at lunch

SCC Fundraising

The SCC would like to thank parents for supporting the Tupperware fundraiser with 40% of total sales going towards the playground equipment. Orders can be picked up at the school during Student Led Conferences.


Co-op cards- we are once again selling Co-op cards in denominations of $25, $50 and $100. They can be purchased and picked up at the office. We thank you for using the gift cards as this is a very easy fundraiser for all involved. Cards can be used at any Co-op and in all departments.

Thank You

A huge thank you to our SCC and parent volunteers for spoiling the staff royally during Staff Appreciation Week. We enjoyed coffee and muffins, baked goodies, a candy bar and a breakfast with supervision help as well! Wow what a great week!

Telemiracle

Holy Family School is helping to raise money to donate to Telemiracle which is on March 8th and 9th. The following are activities scheduled to help raise this money:

1) February 27th - March 6th - Helping Hands - $1.00 a) Anyone who purchases a helping hand will get their name in a draw box to win a prize - Telemiracle hat, T-shirt, Teddy Bear

2) Wednesday, March 4th - Hat and Gum Day - $1.00 for each Please support this worthy cause. Thanks!