St. Mary's Catholic School

School Newsletter - Oct 24, 2021

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Evidence of Learning Reflection

Dear Parents/Guardians,


We just wanted to bring to your attention that this past week your child will be reflecting on their “Evidence of Learning” in each of their courses. We would ask that this week you login, as your child, to each of their Google classrooms. In these classrooms, you will see specific activities/assessments that your child has reflected on, in which they have completed a “Student Learning Reflection” assignment for each of their classes. The goal of this assessment tool is designed so that you can have the opportunity to see their learning first hand and understand where they are, where they need to go, and how we can get there together.


Please sit with them as they allow you to have a window into their learning. Our hope is that the reflection that your child shares with you, will be valuable information for our upcoming Parent-Student-Teacher conferences.


Our teachers look forward to meeting with you and your child.


Yours in Christ,

St. Mary’s Staff

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Parent Teacher Conferences

This week Teachers will be completing Report Card comments on Powerschool. Please note that Powerschool will be paused and not visible early next week for this process to be complete but will be live again in the afternoon on Monday, Nov. 1st.


Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences can be booked starting Monday, Oct. 25th through the SCHOOL INTERVIEWS Website


Simply click on the website above and use the event code: ye937 in order to book a timeslot with the teacher(s) that you would like to meet with during the following times:


  • Wednesday, November 3rd from 3:30-5:30
  • Thursday, November 4th from 3:30-7:30


Once booked the Student Interviews Website allows you to pick an Online Video Meeting or Phone Call Option for your time slot. We are looking forward to connecting with our families of STMY!

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Do/Did you have a family member that has served in the military?

For Remembrance Day, STMY is planning on celebrating those family members from our school community who have served our country. If you have had someone from the past or is currently serving in the military, Mr. Kobelsky would love for you to email him (markk@eics.ab.ca) a picture of them and a short paragraph explaining their service. He is planning on putting together a slideshow to honour those who have given their lives in service of the freedom of others.


Greater love has no one than this, that a person will lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Staff Faces of STMY:

There has been a lot of change in staffing at St. Mary's with multiple new people joining the team as well as old staff returning. Over the next few weeks, our newsletter will highlight some of these people in order to introduce or reacquaint you with them.


This week we highlight Mrs. Amanda Woitas. Amanda helps lead our Student Council and teaches Religion, Health, Drama, Art, and PE. We are so thankful for her wisdom and guidance as she helps shape the leaders of tomorrow in our building.

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Mrs. Amanda Woitas

I am Mrs. Amanda Woitas, and I have the amazing job of teaching and connecting with St. Mary’s wonderful students and their families.


In school you will find me in Health and Religion, Art, Drama, and PED. I have a great passion for creating beautiful things and for helping others do the same. As well as to be active and having fun on a court, or a field. My list of what I do in school usually extends to student council, drama club, and with great hope that it may continue into this year.


While away from school my favorite activities include being with my family (My husband and my two beautiful children), playing slo-pitch and ball hockey, walking with my dogs, and creating art. Along with my faith, I have a great love for nature and will often use it to feel calm, well, and grounded.


I am very excited to connect with you all.

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Parent Teacher Interviews - Nov. 3 and 4

  • Wednesday, November 3rd from 3:30-5:30
  • Thursday, November 4th from 3:30-7:30

Photo Retake Day - Nov. 16

Photos didn't turn out that great? Don't worry we have you covered! Retakes are coming soon!

Fee Waiver Deadline - Dec. 13th

Parents, please don't forget to apply for your fee waivers before December 13th. Contact Mrs. Michaelchuk at the main office for more details.
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Sr. High X-Country Provincials

Congratulations to Owen Pasay on his participation at the Sr. High Cross Country Provincial Provincial Championships this past weekend. Owen represented the STMY Saints family with honour and, dedication, and prestige. We are so proud of him and his achievements. Amazing job Owen!

Athletic Announcements:

  • Jr. High volleyball league Playoff games - Tuesday and Thursday

  • Jr. High Volleyball Tournament at Lakeland Ridge for Oct 29-30th has been CANCELLED

Community Announcements:

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WISEST - SET Conference

WISEST presents the virtual SET Conference (a Science, Engineering and Technology experience) on Saturday, November 20th.

Gain insight into different career paths in science, engineering and technology (SET) and related University of Alberta programs. Explore virtual lab tours and activities Learn what it is like to be a student in science, engineering or technology.

Meet STEM professionals and speak with inspiring mentors.
All girls and gender diverse students in grades 10-12 are welcome at SET.

Registration fee: $15/student for the full day and $10/student for half the day (either morning OR afternoon) Registration is open October 18th.


Download information and register online at www.uab.ca/WISEST

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Driver's Training Program at STMY

Vegreville Driver’s Training will offer an exclusive offer for St. Mary’s High School

students. Specifically, we will offer a promo code to St. Mary’s that students are

required to include in their email upon registering with Regan. In turn, students will save

$50 in their registration fees, thereby bringing their cost down to $700 from the original

$750!


Please find the REGISTRATION FORM HERE along with more information below.

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Parish Plans:

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Please register to attend Saturday or Sunday Mass:

They are using the webpage: SignUpGenius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44abab2dabfac70-register


On the page that comes up click on the box or boxes of the Masses you wish to attend. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Submit and Sign-Up”. On the page that then comes up, enter your name, email, phone number and in “Quantity” put in the number of people attending with you. Then click on “Sign-Up Now”

Please contact Barb at the office if you are unable to register online and she will do it for you.

ph: 780-632-3272

em: StMartinTours.Vegreville@caedm.ca

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