St. Patrick Catholic School
Weekly Bulletin-September 8, 2019
It was a wonderful start up at St. Pat's!
Looking forward to another exciting year!
ELL/ESL FAMILIES- A GREAT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY-NO COST
For more information, please contact Kyla Kucy -ELL rep at St. Pat's. firstname.lastname@example.org
TRANSPORTATION SET-UP at end of school day
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*****
A GOOD DAY STARTS WITH A GOOD 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
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.
Family Wellness Worker
- 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
- 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
2x4's variety of sizes
If you can provide any of these items please contact Mr. Ernst or Mr. Doll:
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