St. Mary's Catholic School

School Newsletter - June 5th, 2022

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Pentecost Sunday

Today we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other disciples following the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ (Acts of the Apostles, chapter 2), and it marks the beginning of the Christian church's mission to the world.


We continue to celebrate with Easter Joy that Christ is Risen!!!


"The Spirit, the living memory of the church, reminds us that we are born from a gift and that we grow by giving, not by holding on, but by giving of ourselves." - Pope Francis.

OPEN HOUSE 2022 SUCCESS!!

Thank you to all of the Staff and Student Volunteers who made our Open House at STMY such an amazing day. The school was buzzing with energy as Grade 6 kids from St. Martins joined us for the afternoon and the Public came out for Hotdogs and fun during the evening. Enjoy some of the pictures from the Selfie Scavenger Hunt and other activities from the amazing day!

EXAM WEEK INFORMATION FOR JUNE:

As you are well aware, exam week at St. Mary’s is right around the corner. We know that our students and staff have worked hard this year and we are so proud of them. Final exams carry a significant weight of the students’ final mark and as such are written according to the schedule below.


Due to learning disruptions caused by the pandemic, diploma exam weighting and PAT exams at STMY will be temporarily reduced to 10% for the 2021-22 school year only. Non-Government Exams will be up to the professional judgment of the instructor, which is usually posted in their Course Outline and follows EICS Guidelines of not being weighted unreasonably.


Exams are also structured to be written in half of the allotted time, therefore you will notice that all of the non-government exams are scheduled for 8:30-11:30 and created to be completed on average of 1 hour and 30 minutes.


All option classes will have their final exams written in class before the last day of instruction for the semester. Exam week is from Thursday, June 16th to Tuesday, June 28th.


All students are expected to be here and prepared to write exams beginning at 8:30 a.m. and students must remain in their exam until 10:00 a.m. If after 10 am, the student is able to be picked up or walk home with parent permission, please remind them to sign out at the office and then leave the school grounds. Students wishing to remain at the school may stay in the exam room for the rest of the morning and then study hall for the afternoon. It would be the expectation that any remaining students be prepared to use this time for quiet study. If you wish to give permission for your child to leave following their exam, please sign and return the permission slip below.


Some students prefer to study at home. Students in junior high (7-9) require written consent to be given to acknowledge that parents are aware that their child is leaving and not in school. These permission forms will be sent home in June to be collected before exam week starts Some junior high and high school students do stay in school because of rural bussing and for extra help. If they wish to remain on-site, they must remain in the study hall classroom. Students in grades 10-12 do not require permission to leave after their exam during exam week.


If you have any questions about Exam Week please do not hesitate to contact the school.

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Mark your Calendar:

  • June 7: Final School Mass @ Holy Trinity


  • June 16: Last Day of Regular Classes for All Students


  • June 16-28: Exam Week (See Schedule above)


  • June 29: Professional Development Day - School Closed to Students
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Jr. Track and Field Zones Results

Our Jr. Track and Field star Cameron Dixon won gold in both the discuss and shot put at Zones on Thursday. All other athletes worked hard and were great representatives of St. Mary’s. Congrats on a great Track Season SAINTS!

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Community Announcements:

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World Youth Day Information

The next World Youth Day meeting which will be at St Martin of Tours, June 22nd at 6pm. Anyone who will be 18 next summer and is interested in joining the group to go to Portugal should attend.
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Parish Plans:

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