St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin - May 14, 2020

Please Note: May PD Day Date Change

The School PD day scheduled for May 22nd has been moved to May 15th. There will be no school programming on May 15th. Teachers will be available for regular school day programming on May 22.


Catholic Education Week May 19-22, 2020

United in Prayer and Grateful for Catholic Schools

As we celebrate Catholic Education Week in Alberta, join the Bishops of Alberta in Livestream Prayer at 9:00 am each day.

  • May 19 - Bishop Terrio (St. Paul Diocese) Holy Rosary - Link HERE
  • May 20 - Archbishop Pettipas (Archdiocese of Grouard-McLennan) - Divine Mercy - Link HERE
  • May 21 - Archbishop Smith (Archdiocese of Edmonton - Holy Mass - Link HERE
  • May 22 - Bishop McGrattan (Diocese of Calgary) - Special Liturgy & Blessing - Link HERE
Catholic Education Week

Why I love my Catholic School

Catholic Education Week 2020

In the midst of everything going on in our world these days, I was moved to re-read a work by C.S Lewis, entitled “Learning in War time.” At the dawn of WWII, there was a discussion as to the value of education continuing during the upcoming time of crisis. Lewis points to three enemies of learning at this time, excitement, frustration and fear. He challenges the reader to rise above them all, to respond courageously to the needs of others in the time of crisis.

In our own way this year, we are “learning in war time” and it is appropriate for us to take some time to celebrate and be grateful for the gift of Catholic Education. In Alberta, we have the great privilege of being able to celebrate our faith openly and engage with our students on every aspect of what it is to truly be a human, we pray with our students and for our students as well as our communities. We are able to say in our Catholic Schools that each and every child is of infinite dignity, not because of what they have done, but because of who they are, made in the image and likeness of God, the Creator of all. We are able to teach our students not only to be good citizens, but to love each other as God first loved us. We promote academic excellence, not just for students to have a great career, but to be formed, virtuous human beings. We have our students look for Goodness, Truth and Beauty in all creation, and especially in each other. We are fed by our Sacraments and connected to our parishes and pastors. We are empowered to discuss with our students the small questions and the big ones, to celebrate who they are and what they can become.

Alberta’s education system, public and Catholic, is second to none in the world, but I am proud of, I love, my Catholic School.

Paul Corrigan

Assistant Superintendent,

Faith formation and Wellness

Elk Island Catholic Schools.

St. Pat's grACE contest winner!

Congratulations to James Levesque in ECS Dacey! Great job!

James received a $50 cash award for his submission.

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Dear students,

Please continue to vote through your Google Classroom. May the best book win!

Continue to send in pics of your favourite reading spots to

WIN a copy of the champion book!

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This will be a "Google Meet" virtual meeting in which you can join on your computer (click the virtual meeting link below 5 min prior to meeting)-you will need a phone (with the app) or a computer with camera and mic. You can access through phone call as well (see phone conference information below).

All of your children have gmail accounts and do virtual meetings through Google Meet so you could use their account to access this meeting.

Join with Google Meet

Join by phone

‪+1 929-356-4269‬ PIN: ‪337 584 288‬#

Return all Library Books to the School

Library books need to be returned to the school. Books can be dropped off through the mail slot at the front of the school or ring the doorbell during regular school hours.

A lost library book fine will be applied to student accounts for library books not returned.



  • May 15 - PD Day (No School programming)
  • May 19-22 Catholic Education week
  • May 18 - Victoria Day (No School programming)
  • May 21 - Wear Blue for Catholic Education!
  • May 22 - Regular programming Day
  • May 28 - Virtual School Council Mtg @ 7pm

2020-2021 Class Placement

Dear Parents,

With planning already taking place for next year, we have prepared this letter to outline the process for class placement. Please take a moment to review and we look forward to serving all of our families next school year.

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Unfortunately we can't run together as a team, but I would encourage all past team members and anyone else to join the virtual AMA Run Club. This is a great opportunity for families to go out together and be active! Heading out for a run before you start your school work for the day or after lunch would provide a great energy boost for everyone! These unique times have provided many of us with the flexibility to get outside and move during the day, let's take advantage of it!

By registering for the club participants will receive:

  • Weekly emails (to parents) with activities and challenges you can complete at home
  • A 10 week running/walking program that builds up to a 2 or 5 km fun run!
  • Certificate of completion at the end of June and finisher prizes for every participant
  • An entry to win 1 of many Garmin Activity Trackers drawn at the end of June

Click the link below to join

Virtual AMA Youth Run Club

Run Happy,

Mr. Ernst

Follow our Family Wellness Worker on Facebook

To stay connected to the school and supports available in the community follow the "Family Wellness Facebook" page:

Laurie Kushnerick

Family Wellness Worker

Phone: 780-672-2177

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates for EICS

A question and answer sheet is posted on the EICS Divisional website located at

For up to date information on how EICS is effectively dealing with the coronavirus pandemic throughout the division click on this website link:

We are so appreciative of your understanding and cooperation as we all work together to continue to keep our schools and staff safe during this serious public health situation.

Click HERE for Resources: Mental Health and Wellness During the Pandemic


SFX Parish - Next Live Stream Mass: Sunday, May 17 at 10:00am

Click on the link to access the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Website:

Parish Office change of hours (until further notice): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 8:00 am until Noon. Weekly donations can be brought in during office hours.

Until further notice, the church will be open for personal prayer on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Father Joby will be celebrating daily mass in private and Mass intentions are offered daily. Mass intentions can be booked during office hours.

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