Sister Alphonse Academy Bulletin!

02/November/2020

Dear Sister Alphonse Academy Families,

We hope this bulletin finds you happy, well and safe. We are looking forward to another week of exciting learning! This bulletin is shared with you on Monday as we would like to be able to share the most recent Covid safety protocols with you are we begin this new week. Thank you for continuing to support us in reminding students to wear masks and sanitize/wash their hands.


Upcoming Week at SAA


Monday, Nov 2 - ATA Institute Day (No School)

All Souls Day

Tuesday, Nov 3 - Virtual/Phone call P/T Interviews 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov 4 - Exciting day of learning

Thursday, Nov 5 - PJ Day! Pajama Pants Day!

Virtual/Phone Call P/T Interviews 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov 6 - Remembrance Day Observance @ 9:00 am & Early Dismissal @ 11:45 am

No school for Kindergarten

November 8 - Catholic Education Sunday

Fall Break - November 9 - 13 - No School


Blessings,


Christine Samson,

Principal

csamson@gsacrd.ab.ca


Lisa Kleparchuk,

Vice Principal

lkleparchuk@gsacrd.ab.ca

Novena Prayer for Education Sunday!

Please join us in saying the Novena prayer on a daily basis up until we celebrate Catholic Education Sunday on November 8th. We are grateful for the gift of Catholic Education and take time to reflect upon the importance of this each day.
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Covid - Health & Safety Updates

Superintendent’s Update - Week ending October 30, 2020:

Please click on the link below to read the latest update from Dr. Clint Moroziuk, Superintendent of GSACRD Schools:


Please click on the link below to read the latest update from Dr. Clint Moroziuk, Superintendent of Schools.


Superintendent's Update - Oct. 30, 2020


"We ask that you continue to monitor your child(ren) for any signs or symptoms by using the Daily Health Screening Questionnaire. Please remember to complete this checklist every morning, BEFORE sending your child(ren) to school. If your child is ill or has any symptoms, even if they seem mild, please keep him or her at home, call 8-1-1, and follow all instructions from AHS concerning testing and isolation requirements. Please also continue having open conversations with your child(ren) about COVID-19. Thank you for continually reinforcing how important it is to follow all health and safety protocols. AHS’s Guidance for Parents of Children Attending School and/or Childcare provides helpful information and answers to frequently asked questions." (Superintendent's Update - Oct. 23, 2020).


Please open the link below to see an important change in the symptoms and isolating:


Gathering Restrictions in Place

Alberta Health Daily Checklist - Please download the attachment to see important updates.

Covid-19 - How long to stay home from school


Thank you so much for your support!

How to properly wear a mask information

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Halloween Week fun at SAA

Thank you to all of the students, parents, teachers and staff who made our Halloween of fun such a success. We had a week of learning and fun community activities. We continue to Arise Up! and persevere, show hope, and positivity each day.

Halloween STEAM event!

Grade 3 students challenged themselves with Halloween STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) activities on Friday. Check out some of their creations below. They also published spooky stories in their Brave Knights Newspaper Edition #2. Read and enjoy!

Parent/Teacher Interviews Important Information:

1. All interviews will be held via Google meet or Phone Call depending upon your preference.

2. You can only enter the google meet at your assigned interview time, please do not try to enter earlier than your time, this may result in the inability to enter the meeting a second time.


IMPORTANCE NOTICE: Please do not click on the Google link until your assigned time or you may risk NOT being allowed back in (after TWO attempts one can no longer enter the meeting). Thank you!

Booking Link:

Dear parent/guardian: If you wish to book a 10 minute P/T Interview, please click on the link below. Please note that the interview time is limited to ten minutes as teachers will have consecutive interviews booked with parents. Interviews are taking place via Google meet or phone call, depending upon your preference. We appreciate your support!


November 3 - 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

November 5 - 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.


SAA PARENT/TEACHER INTERVIEW BOOKING LINK

Sister Alphonse Academy Faith and Learning Goals for the 2020/2021 School Year!

Today we are visiting our FAITH AND LEARNING GOALS: Every year we focus on improving in our faith and learning with our students.


Our Faith Goal:

At Sister Alphonse Academy we will “Arise: Get up!” and live like Jesus through engaging in hope, perseverance, and love for our students, staff and community. (SERVE, ACHIEVE, ASPIRE).


Our Learning Goal:

At Sister Alphonse Academy we will practice and explore ways to provide meaningful and varied feedback to students while continuing to support deep learning through multiple pathways.

Shelter-In-Place Drill this week

Parents, please know that we will be practicing a Shelter-In-Place drill this week with SAA students. Our Lockdown drill went really well last week. These drills are part of our Emergency Preparedness protocols. Drills will be discussed with students and students will be informed that this is a drill. Thank you for your support in keeping students safe in the building.

SAA Fun in the Options

Students are enjoying many of the dynamic options we offer at Sister Alphonse Academy! Here are a few pics of students working on some exciting Fashion and Art projects!