MAY

2022

MAY IS THE MONTH OF MARY

We read about Mary in Scripture. But during the month of May, Mary is specially honored by devotions around the world. In fact, May is the month of Mary. This May, we encourage children and families to celebrate Mary, the Church's greatest saint.
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ADMIN TEAM 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 May 17th our grade 4-7 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. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are more than welcome to come out and cheer the students on.

Basketball is wrapping up this month. Both teams have been working hard and having fun! Thank you to Mrs. Loeppky, Miss Nedelec and Mr. Ross for coaching.

The snow is gone, the ground is dry therefore Running club will begin this month for students in grades 2-7! A note was sent home with more information.

We have some new faces around our school. Miss Nedelec will be teaching in the grade 7 room for most of May while Mrs. Derenoski is working with our division in another capacity. Mr. Gaviada is teaching in the grade 6 room and Miss Risling in the pre-k room for the remainder of the year. We would like to wish Mrs. Lightfoot and Mrs. Welford all the best as they spend time with their families.

It is hard to believe that we are in our last two months of school. We are looking forward to more time outside learning, growing and having fun!


Mrs. Combres & Mrs. Weber

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:

Thursday May 12th at 7:00pm is rehearsal

Friday May 13th at 7:00pm is the Sacrament Mass for First Communion & Confirmation

Congratulations to our students who receive their sacraments this month!

IMPORTANT DATES

May 9th- No Classes - Faith PD

May 10th- Life Touch Spring Photos

May 11- Bishop Visit 9:00

May 13th- Confirmation Mass at 7:00 at St. Joseph

May 17th-Grades 4-7 Track Day

May 18- Early Dismissal and Lunch of the Month

May 19th- Mass and basketball tournament

May 23rd- Holiday-No Classes

May 22-29th- World Catholic Education Week-Rebuild, Restore, Renew Together

May 26th- World Catholic Education Day and Oratory at 7:00

June 24th- Div. 1 Fun Day

NEW NEIGHBORS

We have new neighbors! The NB Daycare has moved in next door (Light of Christ old division office). With that being said, when you are picking up or dropping off your children in the parking lot, please refrain from parking on the cement areas (including behind the daycare). The daycare will be utilizing this space and want to keep their kids safe from traffic. Moving forward, please pick up and drop off your children in the city parking lot (gravel area next to the daycare). Thank you for your cooperation!
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WINNERS

Congratulations to Mrs. Sheppard's grade 2 class and Mr. Gaviada's grade 6 class for joining forces in AR tests and winning the trophy! They will find a time to get together and share the treats!
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TRACK AND FIELD VOLUNTEERS

The Track Meet for grades 4 - 7 students will take place on Tuesday, May 17 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 message on Edsby 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 24.

Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education Week is May 22-29 with Catholic Education Day on Thursday, May 26th. The theme for 2022 is Catholic Education: Rebuild, Renew, Restore Together.

There are 5 sub themes for the week:

Monday- Rediscover

Tuesday- Rebuild

Wednesday-Restore

Thursday- Renew

Friday- Rejoice


Each day students will participate in learning activities based on these themes. We are looking forward to coming together as a school community to celebrate our faith.

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ORATORY

Students in grades 4-7 are preparing their oratory presentations. Students in grades 4 & 5 will recite poetry and students in grades 6 & 7 will write and present speeches. Our Oratory event this year will be on May 26th. This evening will consist of the top three students from each grade who will present their poems and speeches in front of parents and judges.
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BETTER TOGETHER TUESDAY

We encourage our staff and students to wear their Better Together t-shirts each Tuesday in May. Our school community really is Better Together!

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.

AFTER SCHOOL CHILDCARE

We have had the Boys and Girls Club in our school offering after school childcare this year and we hope it will continue next fall. Please see the Boys and Girls Club website to register your child(ren).
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RUNNING CLUB

Welcome to the Running Club!


This club is here to start a love for running in our students! This is an introduction to endurance running and will be available for grades 2 - 7 students. Every Thursday in May we will meet after school from 3:30 - 4:15pm to practice long distance running. Listed below is a schedule that we would like to follow and gives an overview for parents interested in what we are doing. Students are to be picked up at 4:15.

Thursday May 5th

First Day! Timed run around the soccer field. We will count our laps and try to beat our number at the end of the month.


Thursday May 12th

Running practice with some fun drills and tag games.

Thursday May 19th

Running practice with some fun drills and tag games.

Thursday May 26th

Final Day! Timed run around the soccer field to see if we can beat our laps!

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.

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.

PICTURE DAY

Life-touch will be taking Spring photos on Tuesday, May 10th. These photos are optional to purchase. We hope to catch any students who may have registered during the school year.
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SCC

Lunch of the Month is back! We have had a successful hot dog day and we want to thank our SCC parents who came and volunteered their time to cook and organize and deliver all the hot dogs to our classes. Please watch for the next lunch of the month.


We want to thank those families who ordered and promoted our Growing Smiles Plant Fundraiser. We will notify you when the plants are ready for pick up.

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