St. André Bessette Catholic School

October 19 - October 23, 2020

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Matthew 22: 37-38

In this weekend's gospel Jesus is asking us to be wholehearted. He desires that we love God wholeheartedly. God should be first and foremost in our lives. However, Jesus also tells us to “love our neighbor as we love ourselves.” Both commandments are challenging. However, the instruction to love our neighbor as we love ourselves may be more challenging than the first commandment! This second commandment often stretches us in uncomfortable ways. We don’t always like our neighbor. Our neighbor may be an individual who may have wounded us, insulted us or ignored us. And the emotion we experience with this individual most likely is far from being ‘loving.’

Yet, Jesus calls us to love each and every person we encounter: the ones we like as well as the individuals we prefer to keep our distance from. Today strive to keep Jesus’ call in your mind and heart. Consciously strive to love each and every person you encounter, no matter how you feel about them. Who knows: you may encounter an individual who consciously may be striving to love you!

Reflection: Sr Kristine Anne Harpeneau, OSB

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Please see the attached letter from our Admin team regarding important changes to our final exam plans for November 2020.

SAB November 2020 Final Exam Update

Here is the Exam Schedule for November 2020.

More info from Alberta Education regarding Diplomas can be found here.

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School Photo Retakes October 23

Lifetouch Photography will return to SAB on October 23 in the afternoon for retakes and to photograph students who might've missed our original school photo date. The office staff will call you down to the photo area when required.

Remote learning students will follow from 3:00-4:00pm. There are no appointments for afterschool remote students.

Congratulations to Mr Kozitzky who married his best friend Ms McConnell on the Thanksgiving weekend!

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Fr Kris will be coming to our Learning Commons for a Cynics Cafe on Thursday, October 22 over the lunch break. You simply need to bring your lunch and come ready to listen and learn more about your faith. Each month when he drops by he will present on a new topic that is sometimes controversial but always engaging! Bring a buddy and join us Thursday!

Below is video from Fr Kris from awhile ago. You may not have seen it before or if you are like many of us, watching these again you learn things you hadn't picked up on before. Enjoy!

Called By Name: Father Kris

Join Us! SAB School Council Meeting Wednesday, October 21 @ 6:30pm

Please join us online this coming Wednesday for our School Council meeting from the comfort of your home! This is a fantastic way to hear how things are going in our school and have a direct question and answer opportunity to engage with our school admin team.

Here are the minutes from our last meeting:

Here is the link to our meeting on Wednesday:

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Please see the counsellor page on the school website (see button above) for dates of Open Houses this fall. Some schools will offer free applications during their events and others will offer contests for tuition credits!

Also we have the SAB Post-Secondary Fair coming to us virtually

on November 3 from 6:00-8:00.

Meet virtually with 28 institutions across the province to gather information and ask questions.

You need to find the link posted on the counsellor page for access!

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SAB Student Artwork

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When a student is away from class

When a student is away for class for any reason they are encouraged to do the following:

1. Follow along with course content using their teacher's Google Classroom.

2. Email the teacher when you are away for more than two days so that they are informed of your absence.

Please note for FOIP reasons we cannot video tape class lessons and post them online. Thank you so much for your continued understanding and support.

EICS Parent Re-Entry Handbook

Please refer to this document as it is the one that continuously updates when new protocols are shared from the Alberta Government.
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