St. Mary School News

April 2019


We, so far, have been journeying the journey of Lent for almost four weeks. I am wondering how much you have done during this holy season of Lent. As we have known that we are invited and encouraged to do fasting, praying and almsgiving. We don’t have to do extraordinary things but ordinary things that can turn into being extraordinary.

In some more weeks, we are going to welcome Jesus Christ into the city of Jerusalem where he would be undergoing passion, death and then the great glory of resurrection. This is also our hope of being saved from sin and death.

I really know that we are anxious for Easter coming. In order to have it more meaningful and to please God, let us do more for this Lent. I pray that God would bless you always.

Fr. Cuong Luong

Principal's Message

I am very excited to announce that our school will be continuing to develop and grow our school garden again this year. The produce from the garden will be used in our breakfast and lunch program. In the past week students have been busy planting seeds that will be transplanted into our garden. We can’t wait for the snow to melt and the growing season to begin.

From April 19 to April 28th, there will be no school due to Easter break. I would like to wish all our families a very Blessed Easter. I hope you take the time to be with family and to reflect on the true meaning of Easter, the resurrection of our Lord; who loves us so much he gave his life for us.

May the risen Lord Jesus Christ bless us and our families! Happy Easter to everyone!

Grade 5 - 7 Skiing

April 2nd, the grade 5 - 7 classes will be going to Table Mountain for a ski day. There is no cost for the lesson, ski rentals or ski pass. However, you will be responsible for lunch money or a bag lunch.

As this is part of the Physical Education curriculum all students are expected to attend. If you decide your child should not attend he/she will be expected to be at school for that day.

A bus will take the students to the hill at 9:00am sharp (we will not wait for students who are late) and we will return to the school at 5:00pm. Please make arrangements to pick up your child at the school at that time.

School Community Council

We would like to invite parents and guardians to come out and join our SCC. It's a chance to have a voice in your school. Our next meeting is on April 17th. We currently have 6 members. If you would like more information call Mr. Loeppky at 306-445-5152

Lenten Season - Fundraising

This Lenten season, the Grade 1/2 & 2 classes have been raising money for Share Lent. Share Lent is a fundraising campaign aimed at eliminating the causes of poverty and bringing about social justice in the World.

Earlier this week the classes held an Art Sale during Student Led Conferences.

Next week, March 25 - 29, we challenge the school to raise money in their own class. The class with the most money raised will win milk and cookies. The prize is kindly donated by Mrs. Browne.

The week of April 1 - 5, the grade 2 and 1/2 classes will be selling apples for $.50/each.

For the final week before Holy Week, the classes will be selling raffle tickets for $.25. The raffle prize is an Easter Bunny basket stuffed animal, non breakable eggs and a dye kit,

Thank you in advance for your participation and support.


Thanks to Mrs. Gentes and Mrs. Baker for coaching our 2 curling teams. The teams displayed great sportsmanship and won a number of games as well! We now look forward to Badminton season coached by Mrs. Nichol and Mrs. Hamilton!

Green Shirt Day

Monday, April 8th, 9am-4pm

All over Saskatchewan

Logan Boulet, the 21-year-old Humboldt Broncos hockey player, made the decision to become an organ donor prior to his passing on April 7, 2018. His decision has left a legacy and has inspired Canadians to share their wishes to become organ donors.

Green Shirt Day raises awareness of the importance of organ donation and honours the generosity of Logan Boulet.

Kindergarten Registrations 2019-20

We would like to encourage parents of children who will be attending kindergarten in the fall to drop by and fill out a registration form. Students must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2019. (Please bring the child’s hospitalization card and Baptism certificate with you) This is an important process for us at St. Mary School. The number of kindergarten registrants will help us to set appropriate staffing levels for next year and allow us to establish materials and supplies for the class.

We strongly encourage all parents affected to register their kindergarten student. If you have any questions about St. Mary School or our kindergarten program, please feel free to call Mr. Loeppky at 306-445-5152. Please pass this information on to parents in our attendance area who do not currently have children at our school.

Easter Break

There will be no school April 19th in recognition of Good Friday as well as during Easter break from April 22 – 26th. Have a great holiday and see you back at school on Monday, April 29th.

Lunch Cards

May lunch card fees are due by April 20th. If you have not paid your lunch card for April, please ensure you send a lunch or the $10 with your son/daughter by April 1st or they may be asked to walk home for lunch.

Early Dismissal

Wednesday, April 17th at 1:55pm is early dismissal. Buses will be running.

Spriit Day - Ugly Shoe Day

Tuesday, April 30th, 9am

1352110th Street

Show you school spirit and wear your ugliest shoes. Don't think your shoes are ugly then create a pair, or wear mismatched shoes.

Dressing for the Weather

As the snow melts and makes way for a beautiful spring and summer, we find that the playground is full of puddles. Please ensure that you send your children to school in rubber boots and with an extra change of clothes. As hard as we try, keeping students dry and out of the puddles is not always possible.

Health/Science Fair

St. Mary school will be having a Science/Health Fair on April 17 from 10:45 - 11:45am and 12:30 - 1:30pm. Classrooms have created displays based on topics that are related to their health and science curriculum . Parents and guests are invited to come and visit the displays to discover and learn about health/science and celebrate their child's learning.

Dream Brokers

What is Dream Broker all about? . . . The Dream Broker connects you and your family with a sport, recreational or cultural activity. She can support participation in various sport, culture or recreation activities by helping with registration costs, transportation, equipment or just by being a cheerleader on the sidelines when a family member is unable to attend.

Some programs with open or upcoming registrations: Call/Text 306-480-9875 for information anytime. Come and visit in the community room at St. Mary’s on Mondays & Wednesdays.

· Baby sitting course

o June 8th & 9th

o $5 registration fee - lunch & snacks provided.

o Limit of 14 students

o Program fills up fast - contact Antje to register. Register by May 31st.

· Edible Creations club

o March 27-May 29th (Program is FULL)

o There will be an opportunity for those who handed in their forms but didn’t get into the program.

§ 2 groups will be able to create a fun project.

§ Group 1 :April 8th & Group 2: April 15th from 3:30-5pm

§ Notes will be sent home.

· Free Summer Activities

o Playgrounds put on by the City of North Battleford run all summer long (July & August) at four locations: Connaught School, Kinsmen Park, Centennial Park, & Fairview Park. If ever you’re children are in need of something to do this summer send them to any of these locations between 11AM-5PM.

o Free Summer Music Camp!

§ Watch the newsletter and Dream Broker FB page for updates!

CHECK THESE OUT FOR FALL: call/text Antje to register for any of these activities!!

Other programs available in the community:

· North Battleford Taekwondo Academy

· Sakewew Dancers

· Minor Football

· Four Corner Boxing

· Battlefords Gymnastics Club

· First Shift Hockey Program & Battlefords Minor Hockey Association

· Battlefords Volleyball Club

· Battle River Archers

· Gutters Bowling

· Cheer Legacy Athletics

· Annette’s School of Dance

· Dance Connection

If you are interested please contact Antje anytime at 306-480-9875 to get registered for these activities!