St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin - October 20, 2019

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR - October 23, 24, 28 and 29

We invite you to share in this celebration of books and reading with us. Students will visit the Book Fair during class time and can purchase books during that visit. (See attached schedule)


Thank you for supporting this event.

WORLD POLIO DAY - OCTOBER 24

The Rotary Club of Camrose is promoting World Polio Day by having a symbolic bottle drive, where each child is asked to bring 1 recyclable water bottle to school by October 24th.


Each bottle represents a contribution towards 1 vaccine to save 1 child.


Your support is appreciated!

THREE WAY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Monday, November 4 @ 4-7 pm - Kindergaren to Gr. 4

Wednesday, November 6 @ 4-7 pm - Kindergarten to Gr. 4


PLEASE NOTE Interview dates for the following teachers:

  • Mr. Ernst - October 29 and 30 from 3:30-6:30 pm (not available on Nov 4 or 6)
  • Mrs. Dacey - interviews Nov 4 and 6 @ 3:40-7:00 pm
  • Miss Duggan - interviews will be Nov 4 @ 3:40-7:00 pm
  • Mrs. Bellamy - interviews will be Nov 6 @ 3:40-7:00 pm


Interview time slots will be 10 min. This is a Three-Way Conference so please bring your child.


**Note: If you would like to see Mr. Doll (PE), or Mrs. Carlson (Music) please make sure to book an online interview with them.**

INTERVIEW BOOKING PROCESS

Go to this website: www.schoolintervies.ca


  • Click on "Make a Booking" (top of page)
  • Enter Code: cknqg
  • Follow instructions


Questions? please contact the school office at 780-672-2177.

MILK ORDERS FOR Q2 - DUE NOVEMBER 4TH

If you would like to order milk for your child, order forms are set up in your PowerSchool Parent Portal for Q2, Q3, and Q4.


Order and payment deadlines:

  • Q2 is due November 4 (Runs Nov 20 - Dec 19)
  • Q3 is due December 16 (Runs Jan 8 - Mar 20)
  • Q4 is due March 16 (April 1 - May 29)


If you have any questions regarding this online form, please contact the school office at 780-672-2177.

SCHOOL FEES - NOW DUE!

NEW...FIELD TRIP FEES for the year have been applied to ALL student accounts.


Invoices can be found in PowerSchool and fees can be paid Online (PowerSchool Parent Portal) or at the school office (Debit, Visa, MasterCard).


Note: If you require financial assistance, Waiver of Fee Application Forms are available (click the link below). Application deadline is: December 13, 2019

OCTOBER is the Month of the ROSARY!

October is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary!

For the month of October students and staff are meeting in the chapel during first recess

to pray a Decade a Day reflecting on each of the Mysteries of the Rosary.

This week we will be praying the Sorrowful Mysteries!


Our Lady of the Rosary...Pray for Us!

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Upcoming Events

October

  • Oct 21 - ECS Fire Station Field Trip
  • Oct 22 - Gr. 3 In-School LEGO Field Trip
  • Oct 23-29 - Book Fair
  • Oct 24 - Spin the Wheel Assembly
  • Oct 24 - Gr. 3 In-School LEGO Field Trip
  • Oct 25 - School Closure
  • Oct 29 - Kodiaks Hockey Hooky Game
  • Oct 31 - Halloween Parade (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)


November

  • Nov 1 - All Saints Day - Mini Celebration
  • Nov 1 - Nature Kindergarten Day
  • Nov 1 - Hot Lunch - Chopped Leaf
  • Nov 3 - Catholic Education Sunday
  • Nov 4 - Three Way Conference 4-7 pm
  • Nov 6 - Three Way Conference 4-7 pm
  • Nov 6 - Morning Mass with Fr. Joby (in the Chapel) 7:45-8:15am
  • Nov 7 - Early Dismissal @ 2:05 pm
  • Nov 8 - Hot Lunch - Panago
  • Nov 8 - Remembrance Day Assembly @ 10:30 am
  • Nov 11-15 - Fall Break (No School)

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER-MR. ERNST

We are 30 plus days into the school year; Fall is here and the days are becoming shorter. With that, it might be taking longer for your child to get ready for school in the mornings ! Here are a few tips to get them moving in the morning!


Tips to Help Get Your Kids Moving in the Morning

The first day of school is usually an exciting time. The children can’t wait to meet their new teacher, see their old friends and use their new backpack. After a few days however, it doesn’t seem quite as exciting to get up early in the morning and out the door! Using the following ideas can help your mornings run more smoothly and help everyone get on their way with smiles.

  • Have a bedtime routine that allows for your children to get enough sleep. Kids who are tired will definitely not want to get up in the morning!
  • Be consistent with your expectations. Make sure your child knows what you expect. If the morning routine means waking up, getting dressed, making the bed, eating breakfast, brushing teeth, packing lunch & backpack, then make sure your child completes all those duties before letting them play or watch television. Work together by telling them if they can get ready quickly enough, there will be time to read a book together.
  • Make breakfast easy. It’s the most important meal of the day! Have healthy options in a place where children can get to them. Cereal, instant oatmeal, bagels or toast are all items that most children can prepare themselves.
  • Prepare the night before. Have clothing picked out, take baths or showers, make sure all items needed are in the backpack ready to go! Have the kids put their backpacks near the door.


If your child starts complaining that they don’t want to come to school, sit down and have a talk about reasons someone should stay home from school (or work if they’re an adult). Fever, vomiting, contagious illnesses, accidents, family emergencies or a death in the family are all legitimate reasons not to be in school. There are other times when we might not feel up to 100% of normal, but we can still make it through the day. By following these guidelines, children are learning how to be punctual, dependable and responsible.

SCHOOL SAFETY PATROLLERS IN TRAINING!

Please be aware of the crosswalks in front of our school as our Grade 4 School Safety Patrollers are now on duty!


We appreciate the ongoing support and patience by our parents who drop off/pick up their children. **Please be safe and use the designated crosswalks**.


Thank you to our grade 4 students who volunteered and their leader Ms. Gauthier for the work with the School Safety Patrol Program.

BUSING INFORMATION


**PLEASE STAY CLEAR OF THE BUS LANES AT THE

BEGINNING AND END OF THE SCHOOL DAY**


***FOR FAMILIES/STUDENTS USING 54TH AVE (on North side of school yard) AS PICK UP/DROP OFF-PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION. THERE ARE NO CROSSWALKS THERE AND THAT IS A VERY BUSY STREET WITH HEAVY TRAFFIC***

PARISH INFORMATION

St. Francis Xavier Parish Information

Click HERE for Parish Information and Bulletins

Dedication of the New St. Francis Xavier Church and Altar

You are invited

to join us as we celebrate

the Solemn Dedication of the new

St. Francis Xavier Church and Altar

by

His Grace, The Most Reverend

Richard W. Smith

Archbishop of Edmonton


SATURDAY, October 26, 2019

3605 50 Street

Camrose, Alberta


Dedication Litrugy

10:00 AM

Refreshments to Follow


The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton

Rev. Joby Augustin CFIC, Pastor

St. Francis Xavier Parish Pastoral Council

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION

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ELL/ESL FAMILIES- A GREAT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY-NO COST

For more information, please contact Kyla Kucy -ELL rep at St. Pat's. kylak@eics.ab.ca

COMMUNITY HEALTH MONTHLY BULLETIN

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How to Report An Absence

To report an absence you can do any of the following options:



  1. Call 1-877-246-9970 - option 3
  2. Use the SchoolMessenger App
  3. Use the "SchoolMessenger" link in the EICS App (this requires the SchoolMessenger app to be installed on a phone)
  4. Use https://go.schoolmessenger.ca
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