Fall is Here!
Le Messager - École Frère Antoine October 2022
Dear Frère Antoine Families,
After a beautiful, busy September, October has arrived with vibrant fall colors and we have been blessed with warm temperatures that have been enjoyed by our students as they enjoy the outdoors during their recess and outdoor physical activities.
We have been blessed with a wonderful start up to school this September. We are well into the routines of school and our students have settled into all the wonderful learning that is taking place in each classroom.
This fall, there are many reasons for the staff at École Frère Antoine to be thankful. We are abundantly thankful for being reunited with all of our Frère Antoine families in person once again. We are grateful for our families who have been supportive and helpful since the start of school. We are grateful for the words of kindness that we receive every day from our parent community. We are grateful for our bus drivers who bring our students safely to school. We are grateful for our office staff who work so diligently to ensure that families are taken care of when registering or calling the school. We are grateful for our custodians who ensure that our school is safe for our school family. We are grateful for our teachers who serve our students each day to ensure that they are learning and growing in Christ.
On Monday October 10th, we will pause and take time from our busy lives to celebrate Thanksgiving, a day when we humbly count our blessings and give thanks for the bounty we enjoy. May God's blessings be with you and your family during this time of Thanksgiving and throughout this school year. On behalf of the staff here at École FrèreAntoine, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy fall! 🌰 🍂
Mme Paula Borges-Couture, Principal
Mme Alyssa Quintin, Acting Assistant Prinicpal
Chief Superintendent October Letter 2022
Meet the Teacher
Thank you for meeting with your child’s teacher and learning about your child’s school year. We say a big “thank you” to each and every parent and guardian who is supporting their child.
We know that connecting with your child’s teacher is an integral part of learning about and sharing in your child’s learning experiences.
Outdoor Classroom Blessing and Opening Celebration
ALL payments for school fees are now processed online, a procedure that is in place across Edmonton Catholic Schools. School fees will be posted to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account by September 15th. Please pay the fees by October. 21st.
Please use your PowerSchool Parent Account to pay:
● School fees
● Field trip fees
● Bus pass fees
● Library fees
Terry Fox Run
On September 22nd, we gathered together as a school community and enjoyed the beautiful day with a great run/walk for the cure with the Terry Fox run! Students brought “Toonies for Terry”. Collectively, they raised just over $560 in donations for the Terry Fox Foundation. Thank you for making a donation to Terry’s Foundation.
We are very proud of our students who continued the legacy of Terry’s dream. This is a strong tradition that we hold dear at École Frère Antoine. As we honor Terry, we learn about his goal to fundraise dollars for cancer research. We also honor Terry by being active and enjoying a great run together as a community. Terry once said, “Anything is possible if you try.”
Cross Country Run
Nous sommes fiers de tous nos lions!
Orange Shirt Day & Truth and Reconciliation
We started the morning on our TVFA student broadcast where we all listened together and learned about Phyllis Webstad and listened to her story of wearing an orange shirt on the first day of residential school and her experience on her first day at residential school. We learned about Truth and Reconciliation and why we have Orange Shirt Day.
Students participated in learning activities in their classes and discussions about the importance of this day to show that we are committed to the principle that Every Child Matters.
Handicap Parking Space
Custodian Appreciation Day
Read In Week
Our Read-In teacher committee have organized a wonderful week of events to mark this occasion.
- Monday, October 3rd, the Edmonton Public Library will be in our school to kick off the event by reading to each class.
- Tuesday & Wednesday Oct 4 & 5, parent and guest readers have been invited by their child's homeroom teachers. An email was sent to all families last week inviting interested parents to read in the class.
- Thursday, October 6th, all students are invited to come to school dressed as their favorite book character.
- Friday, October 7th, students are invited to come to school in pyjamas and slippers to enjoy being read to with their buddy classes.
World Teacher's Day
Allez- y les lions!
On Thanksgiving, Monday, October 10th, there will be no school on this day.
Our École Frère Antoine Staff would like to wish your family a Happy Thanksgiving and a safe and bountiful holiday weekend!
Food Item Donations October 3-7 for our Thanksgiving Celebration
Artist in Residence
Nowadays Kathy indulges her passion for storytelling in many ways: through helping children and adults create their own stories, by working with teachers to give them insight into the creative process and, of course, by telling stories whenever she can to whoever will listen. Over the years she’s performed her original stories and world folktales in schools, libraries, concerts and festivals across Canada and internationally. Kathy’s stories and articles have appeared in various publications including the children’s magazine chickaDEE, and the Alberta Centennial anthology Under the Wide Blue Sky: Alberta Stories to Read and Tell published by Red Deer Press.
Halloween Family Dance October 28 6:30 - 8:30 School Gym
Oct 28th from 6:30 - 8:30pm in our school gym.
Tickets will be available for purchase on PowerSchool soon. The cost is $2/person(children 2 and under are free). Due to fire regulations tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. School Council will close the online store, and notify families via email once all tickets have been sold.Volunteers needed: if you would like to help out, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the School Council Band app. Details coming soonSchool Advisory Council Event
Halloween activities afternoon Monday, October 31
For daytime fun please simplify your child's costumes, leaving makeup, blood or gore and all handheld accessories at home. Costumes can be worn only in the afternoon, and students must be able to dress themselves. The focus will be on activities and an in-person Halloween parade will also take place in the afternoon.
Due to allergies, we ask that students bring their own individual Halloween treat for their afternoon activities.
Art Cards - Fundraiser in November
Our wonderful art fundraiser is back by popular demand! Students will participate in creating an art piece in class that parents will be available to replicate and purchase as greeting cards, masks, mugs, etc. through Art Cards by Kids. Parents can check out items that will be available at createdbykids.ca if you are curious about what will be offered.
Items will be shipped directly to your home in time for Christmas! The original piece will be returned home after the fundraiser has closed. The fundraiser will open and information sent home in early November once pieces are complete.
Next School Advisory Council Meeting Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30
This meeting will be a virtual meeting using Microsoft TEAMs. If you are interested in attending the School Council meeting, a SWIFT message will be sent to families with step by step procedure on how to participate in the meeting. We will then follow up by sending interested parents with a TEAMs invitation for the meeting
All parents are welcome to attend!
Sacrmental Preparation - St Theresa Parish
If you are interested in having your grade 6 child receive Confirmation, the Registration deadline is October 12, 2022. The Confirmation program is for students from Gr. 6 to 12. To register, families will need to fill out the Registration Form and bring it to the reception/office at St. Theresa's Parish before Oct 12, 2022. Here are the links to the Registration forms as well as a brochure with more details.
Emergency Procedures Practice
Assurance Plan is Online
Assurance Plan is online on the school website. Check out our goals this year and how we plan to achieve it. You can access it here with this link: https://datavisualizationpublic.ecsd.net/Home/GrowthPlan?SchoolId=8236%20&SchoolYear=2023
Updates will be added over the course of the year.
AHS Caregiver Education Team Newsletter October 2022
Diane Cabush Out of School Care
Situated in École Frère Antoine's library at 2850 Mill Woods Rd., Edmonton, Alberta
Before and After 7:00-8:07 am MTWTHF
School Care program 2:50-5:45 pm MTWF
that is situated in the school library. 11:58-5:45 THURSDAY
*OPEN ON ALL SCHOOL DAYS, CLOSED STAT. HOLIDAYS, PD DAYS, AND SUMMER.
Les Bouts D'Choux
Les Bouts d’Choux French Immersion Preschool is located in Ecole Frère Antoine School. Our play based, French immersion preschool is a great way to introduce your child to the French language in a safe and nurturing environment. New French language learners are welcome! We do not require that either our students or their parents speak French before attending Les Bouts d'Choux.