Admin Team Message
As we say goodbye to February and welcome March, we are excited to enter into our Lenten season. February 22nd was Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of 40 days of prayer and reflection as we add either sacrifice or acts of service/gratitude to our daily lives. As Jesus walked through the desert for 40 days, we too are called to reflect upon our relationship with God and appreciation of his presence in our lives. We wish all our families a blessed journey through Lent.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mrs. Brandy Pyle to our Holy Family family! She is our new librarian and we are happy to have her step into this very important role.
March also brings some new events into our school community such as Curling (gr. 6 & 7), Gr. 4-7 Intramurals, the celebration of Saint Patrick (March 17th), and Student Led Conferences (March 22 & 23 ). We look forward to having our students share with their families what they have been learning through hard work.
Yours in Christ
Mrs. Combres & Mrs. Weber
March Student Led Conferences
Dates to Remember
March 1- Eat the Rainbow Challenge begins
March 2- Basketball Tournament & Dr. Seuss Day
March 7- Mass 9:30
March 8 - International Women's Day
March 10- No Classes-Teacher Planning Day
March 15- Music Festival Gr.5 in the morning and Gr. 6/7 in the afternoon @ Kinsmen Band Hall
March 17- Candy Jar Guess and Wear Green today for St. Patrick's Day
March 20-24- Book Fair
March 21- International Elimination of Racism Day
March 22- Spring Fling Dance in the afternoon -First day of spring and Student Led Conferences
March 23- Hounds Day and Student Led Conferences
March 24- Pajama Day and last day of the Book Fair
March 30- Reconciliation parent meeting 7:00 at St. Joseph Church
March 31- Crayon Dress Up Day and last day for the eat a rainbow challenge( see color list below)
Crayon Dress Up - March 31
National Crayon Day
Pre K - Blue
Kindergarten - Red
Grade 1 - Yellow
Grade ⅔ - Green
Grade 3 - Orange
Grade ⅘ - Purple
Grade 5 - Pink
Grade 6 - Black
Grade 6/7 - White
Grade 7 - Gray
February was another great month in our school with lots of activities happening. Below are the results of the surveys the academic committee conducted in our Div 2 classrooms on the things we love, especially what we love about Mrs. Landry. Earlier this year, we displayed survey results as bar graphs, linear graphs and pictogrammes. Therefore, this time we wanted to display them as circular graphs so students can see the variety of ways to represent data. In February, we also learned about the winter Carnival that is celebrated in Quebec each year. Students went sledding, snowshoeing and made snow sculptures. Each class then warmed up with some delicious hot chocolate. We will be kicking off March with Dr. Seuss day this Thursday, March 2nd to celebrate the famous author’s birthday. Don’t forget to dress up! To recognize International Women's Day on March 8th, each class will be researching influential women to display around the school for all to see. Finally, the second last week in March, we will be having a Spring Fling Dance in the gym over an afternoon to welcome in the Spring season.
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.
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.
Grades 6 & 7 Curling
Here are the dates for our curling season. All games are 4:00-5:00 at the Curling RInk.
Tues. March 7
Thurs. March 9
Tues. March 14
Tues. March 21
Tues. March 28
Fri. March 31 (all day bonspiel 9:00-2:30)
Student Engagement Committee
Saint Patrick was born in England, but when he was a teenager, he was captured by Irish pirates who took him to Ireland as a slave. After six years, Saint Patrick escaped and returned to England and his family.
When Saint Patrick became a priest, he traveled back to Ireland as a missionary so that he could teach the people about God. He used examples to explain the mysteries of the faith in simple ways. One day, Saint Patrick compared the Trinity to a shamrock. He said that the shamrock has three leaves, but it is only one plant. In the same way, God is three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—but one God.
God used Saint Patrick’s kidnapping to convert the Irish people. In our lives, God uses the bad times to bring about a good we do not always see. We must be patient and trust Him.
Thank You to the SCC
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
The Scholastic Book Fair is back Monday, March 20th – Friday, March 24th. The students will have an opportunity to come and buy books during their regular library times. If you want to come as a family the Book Fair will also be open during Student Led Conferences on Wednesday, March 22 4-7:30pm and Tuesday March 23rd 4-7:30pm. A letter will be sent out closer to the dates with more details.
I hope to see you all there. Happy reading!
Classroom Library Times
Kindergarten---Monday and Wednesday
Grade 1 -Mrs. Sheppard---Wednesday and Friday
Grade 2/3-Mrs. Casavant---Tuesday and Thursday
Grade 3-Mrs. Kavolsky---Tuesday and Thursday
Grade 4/5-Mrs. Loeppky---Tuesday and Thursday
Grade 5-Mrs. Spriggs---Wednesday and Friday
Grade 6-Mr. Gaviada---Wednesday and Friday
Grade 6/7-Mrs. Nelson---Tuesday and Thursday
Grade 7-Ms. Kipp---Tuesday and Friday
The SCC would like to thank all the families who have been supporting our fundraisers.
Co-op cards- we are once again selling Co-op cards in denominations of $25 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.
The SCC is also selling Pizza Coupon Books for $20 with over $100 worth in savings.
Resources and information are available on the following topics:
-Child Health, Safety and Wellness
-Delays and Differing Abilities
Family and Parenting Support
-Pregnancy and Newborns
Here is the link to Parent Central