Sunday, October 16, 2022

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PowerSchool Weekly Notifications for Parents

Please see the instructions on how to set up PowerSchool notifications so you can receive a weekly update on your student's progress (please note: this only applies to EICS students in grades 7-12). If you require any assistance with these steps, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Damur, Assistant Principal at

The Email Notifications page provides you with the ability to manage your parent account email preferences, including what information you would like to receive, how often you would like to receive the information, and any additional email addresses that you would like the information sent to. Email preferences may be applied to a single student or all students associated to your parent account.

  • Step 1: Log into your Parent Portal on PowerSchool
  • Step 2: On the left hand side of webpage, you will find Account Management. Click on Account Management. A sub category entitled Email Notification will drop down.
  • Step 3: You will be taken to a screen that will provide you with the options to choose the type of email you would like to receive, determine how often the emails are sent, and trigger your email notification to send immediately by choosing "Send Now".

We recommend that Parents/Guardians check PowerSchool regularly to be up to date on their progress and as a means to facilitate communication between teacher, student, and parents/guardians.

Metis Scholarships

Scholarship information for Metis students in Alberta! Check out the website for full details!

The deadline for scholarship applications is October 31st of the current year. Please submit application packages to
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Save the date! Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews will be held virtually again this year.

Interviews will be held on:

Wednesday, November 2 from 4:00-7:30pm

Thursday, November 3 from 4:00-7:30pm

If these dates and times do not work for you, please connect directly with your child's teacher to arrange an alternate time for the meeting.

A booking link will be emailed in the October 23rd SILC NEWS - watch for it!

Thank you.

Chesterton Retreat

19 Chesterton Academy students met in the middle of the province this week in Red Deer at the Bower Pond area. Great trails and beautiful scenery surrounded us for our reflection from Dr. McLarney on the Body of Christ based on our EICS district theme this year. Thanks to Dr. McLarney, Mrs. Wright, and Mr. Fawcett.

And... Don't Forget...


We have a HYBRID Opportunity for our Next Monthly ChesterSession

Andrea Leader of the Edmonton Ukrainian Eparchy is going to join us in person at OLPH Church in Sherwood Park on Monday, October 17 at 10AM Mountain Time.

Those unable to attend, there will be an opportunity to join via ZOOM.

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Chesterton Academy - Post Secondary Opportunities

Greetings in Christ,

Two items of note. First, I am sharing an interview here aimed at anyone considering post-secondary, particularly a professional graduate program like law or medicine. Here you’ll meet Michael, a former student, who did so-so in High School yet excelled in University and is now beginning a Law degree.

Check it out as it has some valuable information on study habits, mastering academic challenges in University or College, along with specific details on applying to Canadian Law schools.

Second, are you thinking about studying at a Catholic College in the US? Below you’ll find further information and offers for Chesterton students.

Hello Network Schools!

We want to take the time to update you on two exciting college visit opportunities as well as provide updates on the Franciscan Advantage Program and another partnership we have with Christendom College.

(1) Franciscan Advantage Program

- Concurrent enrollment program

- Opportunity to earn transferable college credit, initially for Philosophy and Theology classes, grades 11 and 12

· $2,000 per year scholarship to CSN students who attend FUS ($8K total over 4 years)

· Nearly 200 students participating across the Network this year

(2) Christendom College

· Agreement to offer $2,500 per year scholarship to CSN students who attend Christendom ($10K total over 4 years), plus 50% discount on 11th grade summer program

· Information at:

(3) Newman Guide College Fair

On Tuesday, October 18, The Cardinal Newman Society is hosting its first-ever Virtual Newman Guide College Fair, and one of your students could win a $1,000 scholarship simply by attending.
Share this college fair opportunity with your families!

Here’s the link to register:

At the fair, students and parents will have the chance to:

· Learn about unique scholarship opportunities for Catholic students.

· Visit the virtual “booths” of the colleges recognized in The Newman Guide.

· “Chat” with admissions representatives from each of the colleges.

· Attend LIVE presentations about the advantages of a faithful Catholic college, how to make a good campus visit, and more.

The $1,000 scholarship will be given to one high school student who attends the fair live and is made available by the Saint Robert Bellarmine Fund, a fund designed to help others experience faithful Catholic education.

(4) Benedictine College

Benedictine College is pleased to announce our Chesterton Academy Visit Day - coming up on Monday, November 14! Join 9th-12th grade students from Chesterton Member Schools across the United States right here on the Benedictine College campus in Atchison, Kansas.

Our Chesterton Academy Visit Day includes all of the essentials of a college visit, plus highlights of our Great Books, Liberal Arts pillar, and thriving faith life:
· Meet our President Stephen D. Minnis
· Embark on a walking tour of campus with our Student Ambassadors
· Attend a Great Books class
· Attend Mass at St. Benedict's Abbey
· Eat in our Dining Hall
· Meet your Admission Counselor
· And more!

Click here to register. Please note that Benedictine College is offering a $150 flight reimbursement to first-time student visitors for Chesterton Academy Visit Day. Fly out to visit our campus, and we will cover up to $150 of your airfare expense!

For more information, please contact Associate Director of Admission Megan Fassero at or 913-360-7967.


Pax Christi,
The CSN Team

Elementary Classroom

Hello from Mrs.Oikonen!

Welcome to week 8 of online learning. Just a reminder to reach out if you need assistance with any of the lessons. I am going to be at an all day PD Math workshop on Monday, so there will be no google meets.

Take a look at what we are going to be doing this week.

October Calendar

Grade 1 Newsletter

Grade 2 Newsletter

Grade 3 Newsletter

Grade 4 Newsletter

Grade 5 Newsletter

Grade 6 Newsletter

Girls on Fire - Confidence Workshops for Girls

Now more than ever, girls are experiencing challenges in their emotional, physical, and mental health. Between the isolation of a pandemic to learning to live in a world turned upside down, the need for mentorship and community is more important than ever.

Our 8 week Sparklers Mentorship program combines mindset coaching, support for emotional and mental health, and an outlet for physical activity. Our goal is to help each girl find her inner sparkle - the Joy of being herself - and sparkle together as a community of girls who support girls.

Two locations: Sherwood Park and St. Albert

Check them out:

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Alberta Mental Health - October Newsletter

Alberta Mental Health Education Services, Edmonton Zone, is proud to offer free mental health virtual programs for parents and caregivers of children and youth, as well as sessions for all adults.

If you want to learn more about how to support a child or youth that you live or work with, or if you want additional strategies for supporting your own wellness, you are welcome to register for these sessions. See the newsletter below.

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

Mr. Matthew Bennett - Jr High

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:

Interest in volunteering at the church…can contact Natalie Lavigne at 780-467-5470 (ext 225) or email

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Important Dates to Remember...

  • October 17 - Chestersession with Andrea Leader

  • October 21 - A Night of Catholic Education in Camrose

  • November 2 - Parent Teacher Interviews

  • November 3 - Parent Teacher Interviews

  • November 7-11 - FALL BREAK No School!

  • November 11 - Remembrance Day - No School. "Lest We Forget"

  • November 13 - Catholic Education Sunday

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Facebook: @StIsidoreEICS

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