Sunday, January 22 , 2023

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From the Principal's Desk

As the last week of January is upon us, we reflect on the first half of the year and celebrate how much our students have accomplished. This month's end also marks the half-way point in the school year and we focus on the last half and put our efforts into finishing strong!

Final exams can be written when the student's course work is complete. Please ensure you make these arrangements with your teachers. **As you finish your courses, PLEASE return your textbooks to avoid charges to your account. We need these books for the semester 2 students. Questions regarding text books can be sent to our secretary Natalie: 780-449-6463 or

As well, student registration for the next school year (2023-2024) will be opening in February. To reserve your spot, please register early. As we are a "school of choice" and not a designated boundary school; our enrollments are very important to us as that is how we staff our school. We say this every year and then quickly find ourselves "at capacity" by October, and as such, are unable to accomodate late enrollments. You will notice that schools will be preparing for Open Houses and we will have one as well. All of this info will be trickling out soon.

In preparation for our upcoming school year, please take a moment to check out our two promotional videos we had made for St. Isidore. The first video showcases our Elementary Learning Program (grades 1-6) , and the second video highlights our grade 7-12 program.

As always, thank YOU for your faithful partnership. We are truly blessed at St. Isidore to have an extremely faith-filled and talented staff and such supportive and dedicated familes like YOU!

Grace & peace,

Mrs. Tracy Melnyk, Principal

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January 2023 Diploma Schedule - Mark your Calendars!!!!

**Please note the the SILC Classroom is Closed for drop in during Diploma Exam time as all of our space is dedicated to our students writing these important exams. If you require assistance, you must schedule an appropriate time with your teacher!

**DEADLINE for Semester 1 Course Work submissions to your teachers is Friday, January 13th, 2023!

**All NON-Diploma final Exams for Semester 1 must be written, and submitted, by Wednesday, January 25, 2020.

What to bring to your Diploma Exams:

  • A piece of photo ID - we need to verify your identity
  • Sharpened HB Pencils & GOOD erasers
  • A blue or black pen
  • For English & Social Studies Part A - Written: You may bring a thesaurus and a dictionary. This is NOT ALLOWED for Part B
  • For all Math & Science (Bio, Physics, Chem) please bring your scientific calculators. Please note that SILC cannot lend you one! You must have your own.
  • Please make sure you are here for 8:45 am at SILC or your designated writing centre
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Textbook Returns PLEASE

As Semester I is wrapping up, students should be returning their textbooks back to the SILC Classroom. To avoid a "textbook replacement charge" please return all books when finished. We cannot hand out Semester II books until all other books are returned to the school.

We are open from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday. If you cannot make it in those hours, there is a "Book Drop" located outside the student door. The picture to the left shows you where to drop them. Please don't forget to put your name insdie the cover on a sticky note. Thank you :)

If you do not live in the area, please mail all textbooks to:

St. Isidore Catholic Learning Centre

310 Broadview Road

Sherwood Park, AB

T8H 1A4

Thank you for your prompt attention and GOOD LUCK with final exams!!

Grad 2023 Portrait Bookings - Open NOW!

For our 2023 Graduates...

You would have received an email from Mrs. Melnyk this week to walk you through how to book your Grad portraits.

Please book a spot on March 15, 16, or 17 following the instructions below from ICON.

You must pick up your grad cap prior to your appointment. Call SILC to make arrangements : 780-449-6463 - PLEASE KEEP THIS CAP FOR YOUR CONVOCATION IN JUNE.

Any questions, email Mrs. Melnyk -

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St. Isidore Summer School offers courses that allow YOU to earn credits, upgrade marks, lighten workloads for the year ahead or finish pre-requisite courses.

Summer School Registration is opening on January 19! St. Isidore Summer School is opening registration earlier as schools and students plan their term two classes and look forward to student schedules for the upcoming school year.

Term 1: July 4-13; Term 2: July 14-24; Full Term: July 4-24

We are offering synchronous, asynchronous, and in-person courses. Check out to view the courses that will be offered and how to reserve your spot! See the Course Listings here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Melissa Damur, Summer School Principal

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Tea and Bannock Evening - Tuesday, February 7

Tea and Bannock Evening - Tuesday, February 7, 2023. At CLS from 6:30 - 8:00

  • Eva Stang, Rob Davies, Elder Gary Gairdner - opportunity for families to get to know the people sharing their culture and knowledge in our schools. Welcome and introductions followed by tea & bannock and visiting

  • All are welcome! Registration will be requested to ensure adequate tea & bannock. Email Mrs. Perrott if you would like to attend:

Survey Time is Coming...

It is about that time of year again and the SILC Team will begin planning for next school year. As part of this process, students, staff, and parents/guardians will be asked to complete surveys administered by Alberta Education and EICS in the coming months in order to provide feedback and data on our school's areas of celebration and areas for growth.

The surveys that will be completed are intended to assure that the goals we set as a school division and individual schools are data-driven based on such areas as faith integration, student achievement, student engagement, high school completion, range of programming, inclusion, home-school communication, and the list goes on. Your completion of the surveys is key in helping us to understand the needs of our students, staff, and parents/guardians.

As a school division, we do have strategic priorities that drive each individual school's goals in EICS. These priorities are:

  1. Faith Integration
  2. Learners and Learning
  3. Systemic Wellness
  4. Community Engagement

Within these priorities, we have our own SILC goals that we are striving to achieve over the next few of years. To learn more, please feel free to review the SILC School Education Assurance Plan on our website and linked below. This is an evolving plan. Below each priority in the newsletter, there is also a description of our school goals.

Elementary Classroom

Hello from Mrs.Oikonen!

Welcome to week 20 of online learning. We are going to continue with our cohort meets this week. The students seem to be enjoying their Buddy Meets! This is awesome! Just a reminder that there will be no google meets on Monday, January 23.

Here is what we will be doing this week!

January Calendar

Grade 1 Newsletter

Grade 2 Newsletter

Grade 3 Newsletter

Grade 4 Newsletter

Grade 5 Newsletter

Grade 6 Newsletter

The Staff of 2022-2023

The Staff of 2022-2023:

Principal: Mrs. Tracy Melnyk

Assistant Principal: Mrs. Melissa Damur

Chesterton Headmaster: Dr. Gerard McLarney

Creative Director, Chesterton & Chaplain : Mrs. Justine Wright

Secretary: Mrs. Natalie Mangatal

Family Wellness Worker: Katy Parsons

Inclusive Learning Facilitator: Mrs. Shari Morin

Mrs. Christy Oikonen - Elementary (Grades 1-6)

Mr. Daniel Hughes - Jr / Sr Social Studies -

Mr. Brandon Geiger - Jr / Sr Science & Math -

Mrs. DeeDee Perrott - Sr. Science & Chesterton

Mrs. Eva Fung- Sr Math

Mrs. Katarina Urdova - Chesterton Math -

Mr. Brett Fawcett - Chesterton and Religious Studies -

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OLPH Parish Corner

Stay connected. Our parish makes it very easy for us all to attend. See the links below:

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Important Dates to Remember...

  • January 23 - Social 30 Diploma Exam - Part B - 9 am

  • January 24 - Biology 30 Diploma Exam - 9 am

  • January 25 - Chemistry 30 Diploma Exam - 9 am

  • January 26 - Physics 30 Diploma Exam - 9 am

  • January 27 - Science 30 Diploma Exam - 9 am

  • January 30 - PD Day - Schools closed to students

  • January 31 - First day of Semester 2

  • February 3 - Chesterton Retreat - JJ Colete

  • February 9 & 10 - Schools Closed for Teachers Convention

  • March 15, 16, &17 - Grad Photo Appointments

  • June 9 - Grade 12 Graduation Mass & Convocation & Banquet

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Follow us on Social Media

Want to stay connected?

Follow us on Twitter at: @silc_eics

Facebook: @StIsidoreEICS

Instagram: @silceics

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