St. Patrick Catholic School-
Weekly Bulletin-September 2nd- 2022 "Better Together"
Our staggered entry was a great success!
We are off to a terrific start and our students are very happy in their learning spaces. The staggered entry was very successful as our students are settling in nicely to regular day routines at school. Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students did a fantastic job on their first day of school-we are very proud of them. Thank you to our wonderful staff for making our students feel so welcome and safe. Consistent two-way communication between home and school is very important for a successful school year and we look forward to making these connections with our families. We are hosting a Meet the Staff night on Wednesday September 14th 6:30-7:30. This is a great opportunity to meet our staff, connect with your child's teacher and tour our school. We hope to see you all there!
Mrs. Ellert and I are always out on bus supervision (am and pm) should you ever need to chat-please come and say hi. As always, we can be reached by phone/email or appointment.
- Wednesday, September 14th- Meet the Staff 6:30pm-7:30pm
- Thursday, September 22nd- School Council Meeting at the school- 7pm
- Wednesday, September 28th- Terry Fox Run- more information to follow
- Friday, September 30th- No School- National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
OUR 2022-2023 ST. PAT'S STAFF:
Assistant Principal: Stacy Ellert
Secretary: Stacey Miller
Pre-Kindergarten (4 year old) Program - Stacy Ellert
Kindergarten - Nola Bellamy
Gr. 1 - Georgina Baker, Michelle Suddaby, Cristina West
Gr. 2 - Morgan Wilson, Stacy Lofgren, Diane Kueber
Gr. 3 - Jana Gau, Keirra O'Toole, Lea Fortier
Gr. 4 - Lindsay Sharek, Cathy Dacey, Kaitlyn Rude, Mindy Wilcox, Sandra Carlson
Music: Sandra Carlson
Collaborative Response Coordinator: Mindy Wilcox
Family Wellness Worker: Laurie Kushnerick
Physical Literacy Lead: Alexis Pfeffer
Chaplain: Cristina West
Learning Commons: Linda Dueck
EA's: Jean Rawson, Trisha Kenzie, Rochelle Leslie, Stephanie Ragan, Janet Rudosky, Amanda Wallace, Kristalynne Ganske
Custodians: Jami Jung, Phobe Plester
Welcome to our new staff!!
great start to the school year!
DROP OFF/PICK UP PROCEDURES
Please use the following designated entrances for your child. See MAP in PDF below.
These entrances are to be used for morning arrival (drop-off), recesses, and departure (pick-up) in the afternoon. The front entrance will be designated for our PRE-K and ECS students.
South Front entrance- PRE-K, Kindergarten
N.East entrance (Gr. 3/4 portable wing)- 3G, 3F, 3O
S.East entrance (directly adjacent to STAFF parking lot)- 2K, 2L,2M
North entrance (Gr. 3/4 portable wing)- 4K, 4D, 4B, 4W/C
West entrance (Gr. 1 wing)- 1B,1W, 1S
Students who arrive on the bus will go directly to their designated entrances where they will see a marked pylon and will line-up with their homeroom. Students who get dropped off by families should arrive no earlier than 8:15 and proceed to their marked line up. Students will wait in their area until their teacher signals them into the boot room. With rain/inclement weather, staff will be available to expedite this process where students would access classrooms earlier.
PLEASE NOTE: We have NO OUTSIDE SUPERVISION available earlier than 8:10 am so please do not drop off your child before that.
**Late students will be required to enter through the front doors. Proceed directly to office to check in.**
Under the direction of their teacher students will be dismissed at the bell at the end of the day. Bus students will report directly to respective bus line-ups and parents picking children up can wait outside of entrance or at a designated meeting spot (arranged with your child).
SCHOOL OFFICE REMINDERS...
SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS
If calling during lunch time (12:00 - 12:30) please leave a message and Ms. Miller will return your call as soon as she can.
Remember to phone and book an appointment if you need to come into the school @ 780-672-2177.
Request forms for these can be picked up at the school office. If you are unsure if you have these documents already completed you can call the office and we can check. These checks can take a while to process so if you are wanting to volunteer please get these done ASAP.
END OF DAY PHONE MESSAGES TO STUDENTS
It is very difficult to find a child once they have left the classroom at the end of the school day.
PARENT/VISITORS - SCHOOL ACCESS
All visitors to the school must sign in at the office.
You can follow our school events at....
School Facebook Page(new)- St. Patrick Catholic School Camrose
Facebook School Council Page- St.Pat's School Council
NO PICK-UP/DROP-OFF FROM STAFF PARKING LOT
Please make alternate plans for pick-up/drop-off location as our Staff parking lot is no longer available as an option. This area has become far too congested in the past and is an extreme OH&S concern. Please look at streets/locations that are close to your child' designated entrance where you can safely guide them.. While we understand that this takes away some convenience, we are more concerned about the safety of your children. Please see the attached pic showing some highlighted safe alternatives considerations for drop-off/pick-up.
****PLEASE STAY CLEAR FROM BUS LANES AT THE BEGINNING OF OUR DAY AND AT THE END OF OUR DAY*****