November 20 - November 24
FROM THE OFFICE
January Exam Schedule
Please review the school calendar to ensure you and your student(s) know when they will be writing their final exams in January.
A special note that the English and Social diploma part A exams are January 10th and 11th - the first week back after Christmas break.
Diploma Exam Prep
These courses prepare students to write their Grade 12 diploma examinations. For most sessions, material is presented on a 12-hour schedule during a weekend. Courses run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a half-hour break for lunch. Sessions will take place at Salisbury Composite High in Sherwood Park. Students can only register for one session each weekend. Cost is $125 per course—except Science 30 at $75. Registration closes on January 2 for English language arts (ELA) and social studies sessions. Registration for math and science sessions closes on January 16. Register
January 6 and 7: ELA 30-1 and Social Studies 30-1
January 20 and 21: Math 30-1, Math 30-2, Biology 30, Chemistry 30 and Physics 30
January 27: Science 30
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-992-0101.
Days for Girls is an organization that prepares menstrual health kits to go to women all around the world. Days for Girls strives to end the stigma about menstrual health and provide education to women around the world. Since 2008, Days for Girls has reached 145 countries and counting!
Washcloths are something that go in these kits to many different countries, and we are doing this drive to get as many washcloths as possible!
Requirements for the Washcloths:
- Must be new
- Regular-sized, cotton washcloths
- No white or black
- Solid colours only (no animals, people, patterns, etc.)
Great places to get washcloths:
How to Buy a Yearbook
Looking to buy a 2023-2024 yearbook? Here are the steps to do so:
- Log into your Parent PowerSchool Portal
- Choose the "Student Fees" tab on the left-hand side
- At the bottom of the page, under "School Items," you can add the 2023-2024 Yearbook
Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
Last week our school joined Alberta schools in observing Bullying Awareness and Prevention week.
The week's focus was on empathy. Empathy is defined as the ability to sense other people's emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. God has given us the ability to empathize with those around us; however, it often takes work on our part to practice empathy. We also discussed the importance of standing up for others when we see mistreatment, harassment or bullying occur in our community. We explored these ideas through classroom devotions, the Sr. High FIRST and Saffron's classroom presentations about Healthy Relationships (Bible 7), Internet Safety (Bible 8 and 9) and Sexual Harassment (Sr. High CALM).
Parents also attended the evening parent session, Cyberworld: What Happens when Youth Press Send? (Saffron Centre). If you have any questions about Bullying Awareness and Prevention week, reach out to Mrs. Matheson.
Remand Centre Bookmarks
SCS is partnering again with the Edmonton Remand Centre to provide 1800 inmates with Christmas gift bags, which include chocolates, pens, journals, Bibles, and bookmarks.
Students will help by colouring the bookmarks and writing an encouraging note/verse on the back. See your Block 1 or 2 teacher for the bookmarks and more information about this ministry.
SCS SOARS - Staff Recognition
On behalf of the Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary School Council, thank you for helping us recognize our amazing staff for the wonderful work they do.
If there is staff member you'd like to recognize, please fill out this Google form.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK
The Eagle's Nest is open! Each day, Miss Higgs will have a delicious meal ready for purchase. Meals are $6 each or you can purchase a 5-meal punchpass for $25. Cash or cards are accepted.
Monday, November 20th (Day 2)
- School Council Meeting, 7:00 pm, The Commons - join us! Click here for the agenda
- Chicken 'n Dumplings
Tuesday, November 21st (Day 1)
- French Toast Feast
Wednesday, November 22nd (Day 2)
- Grilled Cheese or Philly Cheesesteak with Soup
Thursday, November 23rd (Day 1)
- Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl or Butter Chicken with Naan **Teriyaki is GF option**
Friday, November 24th (Day 2)
- Bacon Beast Burger
UPCOMING KEY DATES
- November 20: School Council Meeting, 7 pm, The Commons - Join us! Click here for agenda
- November 27: Band Concert, 7 pm, South Gym - Join us!
- December 1: All-School Dressember - Jr. High bingo game at lunch
- December 4: the First LIVE, Junior High, North Gym - Join us!
- December 4: Junior High Film Festival, 7 pm, South Gym - Join us!
- December 6: Early Dismissal, 2:20 pm
- December 11: Missions Gala, 6 pm, South Gym - Join us!
- December 13: High School Dressember Gala, 11:45 am, The Commons
- December 14: Senior High Film Festival, 7 pm, Remedy Cafe - Join us!
- December 15: All-School Christmas Chapel, 11:10 am, The Auditorium - Join us!
- December 22: Last day of classes before Christmas break
This "First" is SCA Secondary's weekly communication and is intended to be both informational and devotional. If you have any questions or ideas for future videos please email Pastor Jordie.
Junior High Basketball Tryouts
Boys Basketball Tryouts
December 4th: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm @ North Gym
December 5th: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm @ North Gym
December 6th: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm @ North Gym (invitation only)
Girls Basketball Tryouts
December 4th: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm @ North Gym
December 5th: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm @ North Gym
December 6th: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm @ North Gym (invitation only)
Junior High Basketball Open Gym
There will be an open gym (basketball) for Junior High only, from 3:30 – 5pm on the following Fridays:
This will be a supervised and organized gym time with some drills and games, depending on numbers. All Junior High students are welcome. Students who choose to participate will have to stay in the gym during the entire time and will not be permitted in other areas around the school.
Please send all questions related to basketball to Mr. Botchey at email@example.com
This week's gym schedule:
Stawnichy's Mundare Sausage Fundraiser
Greetings! We are excited to announce the kickoff to our Stawnichy's Mundare Sausage fundraiser. All proceeds from this fundraiser are going to support your SCA band program's benevolent fund, so every item sold will help out.
Please take a minute to review the Stawnichy’s Mundare Sausage Order Form to familiarize yourself with the different products available. Every fundraiser item is being sold for $10 each, which is cheaper than you can buy at any of the local grocery stores. With the holiday entertaining season approaching, it should be fairly easy to sell these items at such a good deal.
Once you have completed your Student Order Form (#3 form in the email sent out to band parents) and have collected all payments, please place both the form and either a cheque or e-transfer notice in an envelope labelled with the student's name, grade and 'SCA Band Fundraiser' on the front. All money and Student Order Forms must be turned in to Mr. Lietz or the SCA Secondary Front Office by no later than 3:20 pm on ***Tuesday, November 21, 2023***.
If you are unable to make this deadline, please contact Paul Ducharme at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him at (587) 589-7564.
Delivery date for the food items to the school is tentatively set for Thursday, December 14th - just in time for the Christmas/Festive Season. On this date, you will be required to pick up and take home your sale items so that you can then distribute them to your customers.
If anyone has any nutritional questions about the fundraiser items, please consult the Stawnichy’s ordering page: https://www.stawnichys.com/products/#pane-product-box-10759
Any other questions can be directed to Mr. Lietz at email@example.com.
Thanks in advance for your help with this wonderful fundraiser for such a worthy cause. God Bless.
Order Grad 2024 Clothing
Online ordering is NOW AVAILABLE for SCA Grad Clothing! Get your order in now for your SCA Class of 2024 gear--the online shop closes at 11pm on November 20!
Hoodies, t-shirts, sweatpants and quarter-zip sweatshirts are all available to purchase!
Clothing will be delivered to students in January following the Christmas break.
Click this link to shop now: http://tinyurl.com/ykrm6buj
📣 Attention Grade 12 Parents! 📣
Please make sure you've signed up for the SCA Parent Grad Committee Email List!
Receive updates in your inbox regarding the After Grad Celebration (this is for ALL grads!) and learn how you can get involved!
The first newsletter will go out soon but only to those who click this link & add their contact info.
So don't miss out! Click this link to enter your name, email and grad's name to join now:
Jill of All Trades
Jill of all Trades is a day-long event with the goal of introducing female and female identifying high school students to the prospect of a rewarding career in the skilled trades. You will participate in hands-on workshops across NAIT’s main campus and hear from women currently working in the field to discover a trade you can pursue.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Navigating ADHD: Understanding, Managing, and Thriving
Join us for a Parent session at Sherwood Heights Junior High on WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29TH at 6:30pm.
We will be hosting ADHD Edmonton’s President Rachel Rogers who is a psychologist that specializes in supporting families with children managing ADHD.
Rachel has worked with Edmonton Public Schools as a teacher, counselor, and Psychologist on multidisciplinary teams and is a wealth of knowledge to parents.
Rachel will be talking about the history of neurodivergences, what is ADHD and the brain, will briefly talk about the role of medication, multimodal treatment, strategies, and self-regulation. She will also talk about ADHD Edmonton and the supports available (there’s a lot!) and finish with Q&A to address questions.
This session is open to caregivers and professionals and will be held in person at Sherwood Heights Junior High as well as a virtual option.
To help us gage numbers:
Please click on the google form link above ^ to RSVP to this parent night.
A note from Sherwood Park Alliance Church:
SPAC Youth has weekly gatherings, and we would love to have you join:
Senior High (Grade 9-12)
Tuesday | 7pm
Junior High (Grade 7-8)
Wednesday | 7pm
We’d love to have you join
Follow us on Instagram - @spacyth for more details.
We hope to see you there.
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Please remember that our building does not open for students before 8:20AM. Students who arrive earlier will need to wait outside until the doors open.
In the afternoon, we kindly ask that students pick up their children before 3:35PM. After 3:35PM, students are kindly asked to wait outside for their transportation.