MAY

2019

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

This month we will be celebrating the sacraments of confirmation and first communion with some of our grade 2 students. They have been working very hard to prepare for this big celebration. We will continue to pray for these students in the days to come. Congratulations!

On March 16th our age 9 and older students will have their track and field day here at the school. We would like to wish everyone good luck but remember the most important thing is to show good sportsmanship. I sincerely hope that many of our parents, grandparents and caregivers will be able to come out, to cheer the students on.

Some classes have scheduled field trip later this month. I would like to remind all parents, interested in chaperoning, that we will need a copy of your criminal record check. If you are unsure how to obtain this please come see us at the office.

Mrs. Sarenco

SACRAMENTS INFORMATION

This month our grade 2 students and older students in the parish RCIC program will receive their sacraments! This is a very exciting month for those families with the students receiving 3 sacraments. All celebrations/rehearsals will be at St. Joseph's Church.


Important Dates:

Wed. May 8th at 7:00pm is rehearsal

Sat/. May 11th at 5:00pm is the Sacrament Mass for First Communion & Confirmation

Congratulations to our students who receive their sacraments this month!

TRACK AND FIELD VOLUNTEERS

The Track Meet for grades 4 - 7 students will take place on Thursday, May 16 at Holy Family School commencing at 9:30 a.m. There will be a concession available. We need volunteers to help run the canteen. The canteen is especially busy through the lunch hour and many hands make light work. Please let us know if you are available to help. You can call the office at 445-2360 or email pa.spence@loccsd.ca if you would like to volunteer for a shift to help us out that day. Please watch for a note for the Pre-K - gr. 3 Fun Day as we will be in need of volunteers for that day as well. The Fun Day will take place on June 21.

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS

As the end of the school year approaches we would like any parent or guardian to be aware that in order to help with year end activities, the school needs a criminal record check from the parent. If you are considering being a chaperone, please stop in and pick up the forms at the office. There will be an initial $10.00 fee to have the check done, but that fee will be reimbursed once the forms are complete and brought to the school.

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CHILDCARE

Last year we investigated starting an after school care program at our school, operated by the Boys & Girls Club; We now have enough interest to run the program in the fall. Please see the Boys and Girls Club website to register your child(ren).

SCHOOL DRESS CODE

With the arrival of warm weather finally, it is time to remind everyone about the dress code. Shorts and skirts need to be finger tip length with arms extended at the side, no midriffs shown, no underwear shown, no racer back tank tops (except on track day) and tank tops must have straps that are 2 adult fingers wide, so all spaghetti strap tank tops or dresses must be covered with a sweater or jacket.

Calendar

Please follow the link to the calendar for May.

IMPORTANT DATES

May 2nd- Lunch of the Month

May 8th- Confirmation Rehearsal

May 10th- Bishop Visit

May 11th- Confirmation Mass at 5:00

May 13th- 9:30 Musical Dress Rehearsal 1:00 school performance

May 14th- Life Touch Spring Photos

May 15th- 10:30 and 7:00 Musical Performance

May 16th - Grades 4-7 Track Day

May 17th- No Classes -Faith PD

May 20th- Holiday-No Classes

May 23rd - Grades 4-7 Central Track Day for those who advanced. Regular classes for those not competing.

May 29th-Early Dismissal @ 1:55

June 21st- Div. 1 Fun Day

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MARAFUN

Marafun practices continue to be Monday and Wednesday at 3:30-4:00. We are looking forward to the run in Saskatoon on May 26th. Great job runners! We wish you luck in your run!
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Cinderella

Please join us for an evening of musical drama as we present to you "Cinderella". The performance will take place on Wednesday, May 15th at 7:00. We hope you all attendt and we are sure you will be entertained. We are so proud of all the hard work both staff and students have put into this production.

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. 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 2017.

BAND

Grade 3 Families

In the fall your child will be taking band as part of their school schedule. To help students reach their fullest potential we have a night of instrument tryouts to find which instrument is the best fit. Come join us any time between 6:00 - 8:00pm on , May 28th in the Notre Dame gym or onMay 29th in the gym of EMBM School, also from 6:00 - 8:00pm.

Please contact Mr. Corcoran if you have any questions at g.corcoran@loccsd.ca

PICTURE DAY

Life-touch will be taking Spring photos on Tuesday, May 14th.
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Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education Week is May 27th- 31st with World Catholic Education Day on Thursday, May 30th. The theme for 2019 is Living As Joyful Disciples.

Our Catholic schools help form joyful disciples on a daily basis as we demonstrate the joy of believing and witness the Good News to the community that they serve. We are joyful stewards!

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