St. Mary's Catholic School

School Newsletter - June 19th, 2022

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End of School Year Letter

Dear Parents / Guardians,

Here we are nearing the end of another amazing year! We are so very proud of our students and staff (and you, their families) for all of the amazing achievements that happened throughout the year.

As you read this, final exams are being studied for, report card comments are being prepared and will be available Wednesday, June 29th by 3pm. Student timetables are being blueprinted and will be available on PowerSchool in late August or for pick up on registration day. Course changes are able to be made in August or September.

Please remember to check your child’s PowerSchool account for additional school fees due to missing textbooks. If you are able to return your child’s textbook before June 29th, there is a book drop at the front door of the school. Fees will be removed from your account once the textbooks have been returned. Please note that no adjustments will be made to your child’s account over the summer break.

The school office will be open August 23-26, 9AM - Noon and 1:00 - 3:00 for school year business and inquiries by phone.

We look forward to the Fall when we will see you again for our next school year. More information about registration and staggered entry on August 30th and 31st will be sent out in late August from St. Mary’s.

To those students leaving St. Mary’s, especially our graduates, we pray for God’s blessings upon your lives as you head into another chapter of your life. For those students returning to St. Mary’s we can’t wait to see you as we continue our journey as a faith-filled school community!

We pray that all of our students and staff have a blessed and restorative summer break!


Your St. Mary’s Administrative Team

Mr. Jim Salsbury, Principal

Mr. Darby Murphy, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Margaret Michaelchuk, Secretary

Mrs. Pauline Halina, Secretary

End of the Year Hawaiian Day and Halo Awards

It was Hawaiian Day during the Halo Awards last Thursday! Every student and teacher who won a Halo Award had the opportunity to pie their teacher or student of choice! Many laughs were had yesterday! We have a great team of staff and an amazing group of students in our school who were willing to participate yesterday! Our school family truly rocks!
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Staff Changes for the 2022-23 School Year

The close of one school year and planning for a new one brings with it many changes. We bid a fond farewell to many staff this year and welcome with anticipation those who are joining our St. Mary's family!

Leaving St. Mary's:

Ms. Bev Andriashyk (Custodian) will be enjoying her retirement after more than sixteen years in service at STMY.

Ms. Sonora Bohaychuk (Teacher) will be completing her Masters Degree in Councelling Psychology as well as working half-time for GSACRD Catholic School Division as a school counselor.

Ms. Kassidy Dmytriw (Teacher) will be joining the staff of Our Lady of Mount Pleasant in Camrose, AB after a very successful time as a teacher here at St. Mary's.

We wish each of these amazing staff members the very best in their future endeavors. Thank you for all you contributed to the community of St. Mary's this year!

Returning to our School Staff:

Mrs. Kelli Giebelhaus (Teacher) returns to St. Mary's from her maternity leave to take on the High School English department as well as her role as Collaborative Response Coordinator. We are looking forward to her fantastic work at STMY.

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As many people in our society mark Pride Month, St. Mary's Catholic School and our school division reaffirms our foundational belief that all children are loved by God, are individually unique and that we have a mission to help each student to fulfill their God-given potential in all aspects of their person. All are welcome. All belong. All receive outstanding Catholic education offered with respect, compassion and sensitivity. We continue to support the Catholic mission, vision, and core religious values of the school and the school division in our service to students, and to the community.


Students in junior high (7-9) require written consent to be given to acknowledge that parents are aware that their child is leaving and not in school. These permission forms were sent home last Friday (June 10th)... please have them back to the school by this Thursday. if your student forgot the form you can print off a copy by clicking the LINK HERE. Some junior high and high school students do stay in school because of rural bussing and for extra help. If they wish to remain on-site, they must remain in the study hall classroom. Students in grades 10-12 do not require permission to leave after their exam during exam week.

If you have any questions about Exam Week please do not hesitate to contact the school.

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Mark your Calendar:

  • June 16-28: Exam Week (See Schedule above)

  • June 21st - National Indigenous People's Day (no exams scheduled)

  • June 29: Professional Development Day - School Closed to Students

Outdoor Education Fun

Our Outdoor Education crew went on a small field trip on the last day of classes. They hit some rain but smiles were still on their faces, especially when the hotdogs came out. Thanks for the fun Mr. Maynard!

Amazing Athletic Year End Highlights!

Congratulations to all of our amazing athletes that worked so hard this year improving their skills and competing in a variety of athletic events. Each of our students represented STMY with Pride and there were some fantastic achievements made. Thanks for the amazing season SAINTS!

Community Announcements:

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World Youth Day Information

The next World Youth Day meeting which will be at St Martin of Tours, June 22nd at 6pm. Anyone who will be 18 next summer and is interested in joining the group to go to Portugal should attend.
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Parish Plans:

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