St. André Bessette Catholic School

June 7 - June 11, 2021

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"Amen, I say to you, I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God."


This weekend the church acknowledges the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – Corpus Christi. What does this mean?


It is basically a celebration of the fact that the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is present in the bread and wine during the Eucharist – a re-enactment of the Last Supper, the final meal that Jesus Christ shared with his disciples.


The same kind of celebration is made on Maundy (Holy) Thursday during Easter week, which is seen as a solemn, sombre time for the church; Corpus Christi, in contrast, allows the church to emphasize the joy of the institution of the Eucharist.

Welcome Baby Rezac!

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Congratulations to Ms. Rezac and her husband Dmitiri on the birth of their beautiful baby boy in late May. We are so excited for their little family and know that they will be busy showering that boy with so much love. Staff and students look forward to a time in the future when it is safe to meet him in person :)
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UPCOMING DATES

June 8

  • Orange Shirt Day


June 10

  • Final Cynics Cafe - can you stump Fr Kris with a tough topic? C'mon try it!


June 11

  • Final Mass of School Year & Grad Blessing 1:00pm


June 12

  • Drive Thru SAB Grad Ceremony 1:00pm


June 14 - 18

  • Indigenous Art Project in SAB Front Foyer


June 22

  • Last day of classes
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Demographic Confirmation Form 2021/2022

As the school year comes to an end, we would like to inform you that it’s time to update your child’s A.9 2021-2022 Demographic Confirmation Form for the year 2021-2022. Having the most up-to-date information about our students ensures that we receive all available funding to support your child's learning as well as current information to reach you during the day if necessary. The annual consent forms also allow your child full participation in all activities, field trips and events for optimal learning at St. Andre Bessette.


We ask that you please complete this form in Powerschool by Monday June 14, 2021


You can follow these steps to access, review and submit the form:


1. Log into Powerschool at https://powerschool.eics.ab.ca/public/

2. Under the “Forms & Fees” menu click “School Engage Student Forms

3. Students - Select your child’s name (please complete one form for each child)

4. Click on the word “New” beside the form name (A.9 2021-2022 Demographic Confirmation Form.

Video tutorial link on how to complete the form https://www.eics.ab.ca/parents-and-students/powerschool-log-in


Thank you in advance for completing these forms so your child experiences the full learning benefits at St. Andre Bessette.


Please contact our secretary, Shannon Reid in the office at 587-744-0750 if you have any questions.

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Featured Novel in our St Andre Bessette Learning Commons

This week's novel feature is Fatty Legs; a story of courage and resilience. This is the memoir of Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, a Canadian author who passed away in late April 2021 at the age of 84 years. In this novel Margaret tells the story of her experiences as a young Inuit girl in residential school. Check out this and other titles by Indigenous writers from the SAB library.

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June is National Indigenous History Month. Each week we will have a theme guiding our school learning. We will also have a special guest - Lance Cardinal - painting a mural for us from June 14 - 25! You can gain some insight into Lance's work here: https://yegarts.tumblr.com/post/617475610307084288/artist-profile-lance-cardinal


In addition, those of you who live close by our SAB building will recognize that our flag has been at half mast since May 31. We are keeping our Canadian flag lowered until June 8 as EICS acknowledges the 215 children from the Kamloops residential school grave site discovery. The flag is lowered a total of 215 hours. Students and staff are encouraged to wear an orange shirt on June 8. We will be pausing from 2:00-2:15PM for a message from EICS and to take a moment of silence in honour of the children.

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Blessing our Indigenous Grad Students

SAB will be hosting a special Grad Blessing for our Indigenous Students on Thursday, June 10 and Friday, June 11. We are honored to be joined by Eva Stang, Métis Knowledge Keeper, for these events. For more information, please contact Mrs. Cusveller (justine.cusveller@eics.ab.ca)

http://sab.eics.ab.ca/download/350209

Bishop David's Message to Graduating Students

SAB STAFF FEATURE - Saskatchewan Edition!

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Mr. Reader, Peer Mentoring, Phys. Ed. and Personal Fitness

Mr. Reader is a proud Saskatchewanian. :)

He is a huge fantasy and science fiction book, movie, TV, and board game nerd. He loves talking about it with students. He has been involved in music the majority of his life; concert, marching, jazz, and community band programs in Regina, SK which allowed him to travel to the US in the summer for 3 weeks (from grade 8-12) to compete with US high school programs. You can reach him at seanr@eics.ab.ca


Here are some fun facts shared by Mr. Reader:

  • My older brothers are 20 (66) and 22 (68) years older than me.
  • I was recruited by NCAA Div. 1 schools for football (Michigan State being my favourite) but I was too scared to live that far way from my parents so I chose the University of Saskatchewan….and won a National Championship!!!
  • I’ve never seen the Movies E.T. or Forest Gump.
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Ms. Yuzdepski, Cosmetology & Foods 9

Ms. Yuzdepski also hails from Saskatchewan. She is the oldest of four kids and was born in Humboldt but grew up in Cudworth. As such, she is a diehard Saskatchewan Roughrider fan and further she cheers for the Boston Bruins. Bless her.


She is new to our school this year as she joined us in late fall to take on the Foods 9 and Cosmetology program when Mrs. Rezac went on leave. She is the proud fur mama to the two dogs pictured above, Walter and Doris. When COVID disappears she would like to travel to Disneyland.


You can reach Ms Yuzdepski at alyssa.yuzdepski@eics.ab.ca

English 9 Scavenger Hunt

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Outdoor Ed Gone Fishin'

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OLA Parish News

Fr Kris, Fr Daniel and the OLA parish team offer many ways to stay connected to our local parish. To learn more about what is happening at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Parish please click on the following link: https://www.olafortsask.caedm.ca/Bulletins or please take a look at the many options below.

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