St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin - January 19, 2020

7 Sacred Teachings

We started our week as a school looking at Respect, represented by the Buffalo.

Respect, it’s an attitude we all know.

- What are some ways that you show respect?

- Can we respect the land, nature, and animals?

- How can you show respect to the land, nature, animals?

- Who do you respect?

- How can you show respect?

- How is this Sacred Teaching like the "Golden Rule"

Led by Mrs. Palsitt-Lefler, our Blue Leadership students did a great job!

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EICS Blanket Exercise


Thursday, January 23. The details will stay the same, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Central Learning Services at 310 Broadview Road in Sherwood Park.

Dear Parents and Staff:

Parents and Staff of EICS students are invited to take part in a Blanket Exercise to be held at Central Learning Services (310 Broadview Road) in Sherwood Park on Wednesday, January 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The Blanket Exercise is an active participation learning activity based on the major themes and findings of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. The goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy. For further information, please view this KAIROS Blanket Exercise video.

Participants are asked to bring a blanket that can be placed on the floor and stepped on for this activity.

Please RSVP by Monday, January 13 by filling out this linked Google Form.

We will also have Eva Stang join us at this event. Eva, a Métis Culture and Knowledge Keeper, has been working with EICS this year, supporting the continued growth in staff and administrator knowledge of Indigenous perspectives.

If you have any questions, please email Crystal Cholin, Learning Services Consultant (



    • Jan 21 - Gr. 3 Bull Congress Field Trip

    • Jan 22 - Gr. 4 B-ball @ St. Pat's 3:30-4:30pm

    • Jan 23 - School Council Meeting @ 7pm

    • Jan 24 - Hockey Academy am

    • Jan 24 - Nature Kindergarten

    • Jan 24 - Hot Lunch - Chopped Leaf

    • Jan 28 - Gr. 4 B-ball @ St. Pat's 3:30-4:30pm

    • Jan 30 - Spin the Wheel Assembly

    • Jan 31 - School Closure-No School

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Building Resiliency in our Children

Pain is a part of life and comes in a million different varieties, so it’s important for kids to learn how to deal with it. The everyday stings of disappointment, discouragement, and frustration provide opportunities for children to build resiliency. Overprotected kids become emotionally fragile and never learn to bounce back from adversity. All parents want their children to be able to handle adversity, to grow into individuals who can bounce back from tough times. Resiliency is the quality that enables them to do that.

Just as we have to teach children to be respectful, we also have to teach them to be resilient. When our kids learn to deal with little setbacks as they grow up, they are better prepared to deal with bigger ones later on in life. We all learn how to cope through failure and mistakes. If a child never loses, she never learns how to deal with loss. If he is never disappointed, he never figures out how to deal with disappointment. If she is never frustrated, she never discovers how to overcome frustration. If he never has to struggle, he never develops the traits of persistence and determination. Sometimes, the most uncomfortable situations present the biggest opportunities for our kids, helping them to forge the internal resources they need to succeed. Resilient children will be willing take on big challenges and take appropriate risks because they will be less afraid than kids who have never had painful.



School Safety Patrollers
  • Please be aware of the crosswalks in front of our school as our Grade 4 Safety Patrollers are now on duty! **Be safe and use the designated crosswalks**

Busing Information

  • Please stay clear of the bus lanes at the beginning and end of the school day
  • Families/Students using 54th ave (North Side of School Yard) as a pick up/drop-off location, please use extreme caution. There are no crosswalks and it is a very busy street with heavy traffic


St. Francis Xavier Parish Information

Click HERE for Parish Information and Bulletins

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To report an absence you can do any of the following options:

  1. Call 1-877-246-9970 - option 3
  2. Use the SchoolMessenger App
  3. Use the "SchoolMessenger" link in the EICS App (this requires the SchoolMessenger app to be installed on a phone)
  4. Use

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