St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin-September 8, 2019

It was a wonderful start up at St. Pat's!

We are off to a terrific start and our students are very content in their learning spaces. The weather has also been great as our students are settling in nicely to their regular day routines at school. Thank you to our wonderful staff for making our students and families feel so welcome and safe. Consistent two-way communication between home and school is very important for a successful school year. We were happy to introduce our new faith theme to our students referencing "kindness" as a great way to share love with one another.


Looking forward to another exciting year!

MEET OUR STAFF-THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH @ 7pm

We are excited to showcase our staff and let your children show you their learning spaces within the school. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Milk Order Forms (Q1) and Payments - DUE SEPTEMBER 11th

You can order milk online under "Student Fees" in PowerSchool. Pay in Quarters or for the Full Year.


Q1 milk will run - Sept. 18 - Nov. 8


Orders and Payments are DUE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2019

Questions? Contact the school office at 780-672-2177

ELL/ESL FAMILIES- A GREAT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY-NO COST

Please see below for a great opportunity to support your child at St. Pat's.


For more information, please contact Kyla Kucy -ELL rep at St. Pat's. kylak@eics.ab.ca

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TRANSPORTATION SET-UP at end of school day

There are 2 waves of buses this year for staggered pm pick up. The buses will lineup from front (west) to back (east). Please see pic below.


The 1st wave (BRSD) will arrive at 3:00pm depart at approx. 3:10pm.

The 2nd wave (HAYS) will arrive at approx. 3:12pm and depart at approx. 3:16pm.


We will be teaching the 2nd wave students to wait patiently at their assigned bus area.


*Students REQUIRE their bus pass to ride the bus.*

****PLEASE STAY CLEAR FROM BUS LANES AT THE BEGINNING OF OUR DAY AND AT THE END OF OUR DAY*****

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A GOOD DAY STARTS WITH A GOOD BREAKFAST!

Students at our school are able to start their day with a nutritious breakfast.


According to Breakfast Clubs of Canada, "When children get a balanced meal in a positive, stimulating environment, there are marked improvements in behavior and concentration, academic performance, social skills, self-confidence, overall interest in subjects taught, and incidents of bullying."


Our program relies heavily on the generosity of community donors.


Monetary donations are accepted at the school office.

Lucy the Service Dog!

St Patrick School is very excited to announce a new opportunity at our school. We

have been asked if we would be willing to have "Lucy" join our team!


Lucy is certified as a "Dogs with Wings" dog. She has worked with the Camrose Police Service for 8 years, as part of the Victims Service Unit.. She has retired from her work with the Camrose Police Service so is now pursuing her passion of being with kids in the role of a Therapy Dog in a school setting. She's highly trained to provide comfort and support in many different areas. She has lots of experience in schools, and has been in our EICS Schools at different times over the years. Lucy comes highly recommended by our School Resource Officer- Constable Fernhout.


Research into the effects of therapy dogs in schools is showing a range of benefits including:

  • increase in school attendance

  • gains in confidence

  • supports social skills

  • decreases in learner anxiety behaviours resulting in improved learning outcomes

  • positive changes towards learning and improved motivation

  • enhanced relationships with peers and teachers due to experiencing trust and unconditional love from a therapy dog.


The safety, health, and security of all of our students is at the utmost importance with having Lucy join our school team. Lucy will be wearing her "service dog vest" while at the school. To start with, Lucy will be at the school for 1-2 days a week and will be in the “Family Wellness Worker” office until we are confident that all students are comfortable with Lucy being at the school.


We are very excited to see the benefits of this at our school. Should you have any further questions or concerns please contact myself at the school. Also, if you are interested in meeting Lucy please let me know and we can set up an appointment.


Kind regards,

Laurie Kushnerick

Family Wellness Worker

Email: laurie.kushnerick@eics.ab.ca

Upcoming Events

September


  • Sept 12 X-Country running - Bashaw
  • Sept 12 7-8pm School Open House/Meet the Teacher evening
  • Sept 19 X-Country running - Vikings (Biathlon range)
  • Sept 20 PD Day-No school
  • Sept 23 School Terry Fox Event
  • Sept 26 Opening School Mass @ 9:30am

October


  • Oct 3 X-Country running - New Norway
  • Oct 9 & 10 Fall Photos

LOOSE PARTS PLAYGROUND IS BACK......

We are looking for a variety of materials to set up our loose parts playground. Materials we are looking for are:


5 gallon buckets

Plastic drain pipes

Milk crates

Burlap rolls

Tarps

Wood stumps

2x4's variety of sizes

Rope


https://issuu.com/camrosebooster/docs/20190122_booster


If you can provide any of these items please contact Mr. Ernst or Mr. Doll:

jasone@eics.ab.ca gregory.doll@eics.ab.ca

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

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PARISH INFORMATION

St. Francis Xavier Parish Information

Click HERE for Parish Information and Bulletins

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION CLASSES 2019-2020

Gr. 2 - First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion


Please visit the St. Francis Xavier Parish Office for Registration Forms!


Registration Fee is $50


Parents Only Info Night Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Please attend the Parent Info Night at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church to learn more about Sacramental Preparation and receive the full class schedule for your child. Classes are held on Saturdays.


The first class is Saturday, September 21, 2019 for Gr. 2 Children (Reconciliation) @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pm.


If you have any questions about Sacramental Preparation, please contact Constantine, Director of Faith Formation, at the St. Francis Xavier Parish Office: 780-672-1131, ext. 4

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