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

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March Student Led Conferences

This month we host our Student-Led Conferences which is an exciting time for students to show you their hard work that they are proud of. It is also a time for your family to discuss goals for the next term until June. PLEASE make sure you are able to attend one of these nights. Conferences are to be held March 22 and 23. You will receive an invitation through Edsby to book your time.
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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

Cultural Committee

Get your reading passports ready! In the month of March, the cultural committee will be supporting classrooms in a “Read the World” 4-day extravaganza!!! Check in with your kids about their global adventures!

Academic Committee

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

February was filled with love and kindness including spirit days and random acts of kindness . The SLC students supported the many activities that were planned throughout the school including delivering hot chocolate to students during the winter festival and helping prepare for the reading evening. The SLC students also challenged families to complete an activity bingo over the school break. We are excited for March as we kick off nutrition month with our Eat the Rainbow challenge and will also be collecting pop can tabs to be donated to the Silver for Gold charity which raises funds for childhood cancer.

Saint Patrick

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.

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Thank You to the SCC

The staff would like to send out a huge "Thank You" to the SCC and all the families who went above and beyond to make the staff feel appreciated. From the coffee and donuts, to the breakfast and treats and all the notes and cards of thanks- we really felt loved by our families. Thanks once again for everything!
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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!

Brandy Pyle


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

SCC Fundraising

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.

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Parent Central

Parent Central focuses on children ages 0-6, and provides reliabel, free and centralized information.

Resources and information are available on the following topics:


-Child Development

-Child Health, Safety and Wellness

-Delays and Differing Abilities

-Early Learning

-Family Activities

Family and Parenting Support

-Pregnancy and Newborns

Here is the link to Parent Central