St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin - December 2, 2018

ADVENT SEASON

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Advent is a four-week period that marks the beginning of the Christmas season. It is a time of spiritual preparation before the celebration of the birth of Christ. The period of Advent involves reflection about what it meant for the world before Christ came and preparing the church and hearts for the true meaning of Christmas. Our Advent assemblies will start Tuesday, December 4th 9am with the Blessing of the Advent Wreaths. For the first week of Advent we will meet in the gym Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. For the following 3 weeks we will meet in the gym Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for prayer/reflection. Parents are always welcome to join us.

Our theme this year is the Names of Jesus. As a school we will learn more about all the names of Jesus in the Bible.

St. Pat's December Calendar Click Here

For current and up to date information please go to the school website or EICS App!

ST. PATRICK CHRISTMAS CONCERT INFORMATION

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Each family can buy 2 tickets for the show that their children are in.


Cost: $7 each-Tickets can be purchased at the Lougheed Center.


Tickets go on SALE November 27th-December 5th WALK-UP only at the Performing Arts center.

The staff at the Lougheed have been given "family lists" where ticket sales can be tracked so all families have equal opportunity to see their children perform. Special consideration have also been made for blended family dynamics.


On Dec 6th, any tickets not purchased for each show will be released where each family can purchase an additional 2 tickets for the show. This is first come, first serve where these sales will also be tracked to each family.


Children 18 months and younger are permitted to sit on Adult laps for performance.


If you cannot afford to purchase tickets, please speak directly to Mr. Charchun and the school community will support your needs confidentially.

2nd LOCKDOWN DRILL THIS WEEK

School Resource Officer Fernhout and his team will lead us through our final lockdown drill this week on FRIDAY, DEC. 7th @ 9:45am.

Milk Q3 Orders Due - December 19th

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50 Days of School!

Our Gr. 1's recognized our 50th day of school in style with some fun!

December Hot Lunch Menu

Dec 7 - Pizza 73

Dec 21 - Wok Box

Upcoming Events


December

  • Dec 4 - Blessing of Advent Wreaths @ 9:00 am (gym)
  • Dec 6 - Early Dismissal @ 2:05 pm
  • Dec 7 - LockDown Drill #2 9:45 am
  • Dec 14 - School Closure-No School
  • Dec 18/19 - Christmas Concerts (Performing Arts Center)
  • Dec 20 - Pre-Kindergarten Christmas Concerts
  • Dec 21 - Cookie Decorating-sponsored by School Council
  • Dec 21 - Spin the Wheel/Spirit Day (Wear Red and Green)
  • Dec 24-Jan 6 - Christmas Break-See you back on Jan 7!

SPIN THE WHEEL!

We had a fantastic assembly Thursday with lots of different jersey's on display for our Jersey Day!

Spreading Cheer to Families this Christmas


Our school is blessed to have some families and community groups who are providing donations to support families who are in need this Christmas season. If your family could benefit from a Christmas Basket (food and gifts) please contact the School office or email Laurie Kushnerick-Family Wellness Worker: laurie.kushnerick@eics.ab.ca.

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Loose Parts Playground!


We are looking for a variety of materials to set up our loose parts playground. Materials we are looking for are:


5 gallon buckets

Plastic drain pipes

Milk crates

Burlap rolls

Tarps

Wood stumps

2x4's variety of sizes

Rope


If you can provide any of these items please contact Mr. Ernst or Mr. Doll:

jasone@eics.ab.ca gregory.doll@eics.ab.ca


We have introduced Loose Parts to our students and we will be promoting through our PE classes next week with the intention of this eventually being an activity option at recess time.

What is a Loose Parts Playground??....Watch video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDl5T51zhh0

Sugar & Spice Christmas Gift and Craft Show

Purchase of 50/50 raffle tickets will support St.Patrick School Breakfast Club.
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