Sister Alphonse Academy Bulletin!
Dear Sister Alphonse Academy Families,
Wishing you a blessed and happy start to your Advent season. Please see some information regarding the upcoming week at SAA.
Upcoming events: 12 DAYS OF ADVENT SPIRIT WEEK!
- Early Dismissal - Dec. 11 (dismissal time is 11:45 a.m.)
- Last day of classes before Christmas Break - Dec. 18 ●
- Classes resume via online learning- Jan. 4th
- Resume to in-person learning - Jan. 11th - FATHER IGNACY'S BIRTHDAY!
Our schools have partnered with Catholic Social Services (CSS) for the 2020 Stuff-a-Stocking Campaign. All funds raised will help CSS provide Christmas stockings and turkey dinners for approximately 300 vulnerable or at-risk youth. Please consider supporting this worthy cause.
The Advent Season is Here!
STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE PARTICIPATING IN SEVERAL ADVENT INITIATIVES.
- Toonies for Teens - Donations can be made through school cash online. This will assist vulnerable youth - Catholic Social Services
Thank you for your support with our Advent project!
- Toy Drive in conjunction with St. Albert Catholic High School for the Salvation Army
Staff and students are creating a list to share with everyone!
Guided prayer sites from Flocknote. Father Ignacy shares this document with Parishioners.
An Advent slideshow will be shared with families through classroom teachers which families will be able to contribute to!
Junior High Online Learning - We are learning online!
Students are expected to log in for 8:20 a.m. via Google meet with their Homeroom teacher tomorrow morning. If the teacher did not share a link with them on Friday, this will be shared with them in the morning before class begins tomorrow. Please note attendance will be taken each block. Absences will be recorded as if the student missed an in person class.
Students will NOT be ONLINE for 6 hours each day. The expectation is that students check into their google meets at the start of each block beginning with prayer and announcements at 8:20 am each morning. Depending on the subject topic, students will be present for instruction from teachers and assigned a follow up activity to demonstrate their learning of the outcomes.
Options will consist of a check in for class as well, but once students have a project to work on that they have chosen, they will be able to again have work time away from the computer.
A few other informational pieces about online learning:
- Teachers and students have been using Google Classroom since the first day of school. Students are knowledgeable and very experienced with daily interactions in all of their CORE subjects.
- Students should have all of the textbooks and materials they need as they were asked to take everything home with them on Friday.
- Administration spoke with students on Friday explaining more about what online learning will look like.
- The current student timetable is the schedule students will be following throughout the school day. Students are expected to check in with their subject teacher at the beginning of each block.
- OPTIONS - Students will receive a few choices to choose from and will choose a project. Time to work on the project will be given, with students still checking in to the class as they would with a normal class.
Mrs. McKinnon teaching her Homeroom Grade 7 class!
Powerschool Marks - Parent Portal is open
If your email has changed please contact our office at (780) 809 - 2996 to update your information as the newsletters and all communication is sent through the email we have on file at the school. Thank you!
Elementary Report Card - Absence report
Please note that the absence report that was included in the Elementary report card, reports ONE ABSENCE as either a morning, AM, or PM. If the child missed a full day, it would count as two absences. Attendance is taking once in the morning at the start of the day, and then again in the start of the afternoon. Thank you.
Covid - Health & Safety Updates!
Superintendent’s Update - Week ending December 4, 2020:
Please click on the link below to read the latest update from Dr. Clint Moroziuk, Superintendent of Schools.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO WEAR MASKS (K - 3) AND PLEASE CONTINUE TO DISCUSS MANDATORY WEARING OF MASKS AT THE GRADES (4 - 9) LEVEL.
OUTDOOR STUDENT PICK UP/DROP OFF:
PLEASE HELP US NOT HAVE ANY GATHERING OUTSIDE OF THE DOOR ENTRIES WHEN PICKING UP/DROPPING THEM OFF AT SCHOOL. WE ARE PRACTICING A STAGGERED ENTRY WITH STUDENTS BEING ABLE TO ENTER A FEW STUDENTS AT A TIME. PARENTS PLEASE WEAR A MASK DURING THIS TIME OF PICK UP OR DROP OFF. THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO HELP US MITIGATE RISK DURING THIS TIME.
The Alberta Government has established stronger mandatory province-wide public health measures to help slow down the spread of the COVID-19.
Please open the link below to see an important change in the symptoms and isolating:
Alberta Health Daily Checklist - Please continue to screen your children for any symptoms BEFORE choosing to send them to school.
Thank you so much for your support!
Arise: Get Up!
What is the relationship between how Jesus calls us to “Arise: Get up!” and how we respond to challenges that impact our well being?
Our Faith Goal:
At Sister Alphonse Academy we will “Arise: Get up!” and live like Jesus through engaging in hope, perseverance, and caring for our students, staff and community. (SERVE, ACHIEVE, ASPIRE).
How can we provide valuable feedback to students based upon success criteria while continuing to support deep learning through multiple pathways?
Our Learning Goal:
At Sister Alphonse Academy we will practice and explore ways to provide meaningful and varied feedback to students while continuing to support deep learning through multiple pathways.
Sister Alphonse Academy receives GSACRD Education Foundation Grant!
Thank you to Mrs. Kristi Rouse and Mrs. Karla Bergstrom who provided assistance and support with our application for this grant. We are excited about being able to have more students use technology for learning at SAA!
School fees are now due
Our School cash online is up and running! Please pay any school fees you are owing as soon as possible. If you experience any problems with the system, please let our office know at 780-809-2996.
Snowshoeing Fun and Learning in Grade 2!
Grade 2s finding their own work space to independently practice reading and writing
Providing Feedback & Student Engagement at SAA!
Thank you to Mrs. Christine Hoskins!
We appreciate all of the community support!
Friends of Sister Alphonse Academy!
Thank you to Mrs. Kristi Rouse and all of the other parents who assisted with this fundraiser and facilitated the pick up of the Poinsettias! Thank you to the families who supported the Poinsettia Fundraiser!
Friends of Sister Alphonse Academy Fundraisers!
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO ENHANCE SAA BY SUPPORTING FUNDRAISERS AND VOLUNTEERING!!
Campbell Park Bottle Depot - Ask for the receipt from the return of your bottles and cans to go towards 'Friends of Sister Alphonse Academy" envelope.
FlipGive - Go to flipgive.com or get the FlipGive app. Enter code QYXC53 to earn a portion of proceeds for the school by purchasing gift cards and shopping online!
COBS DoughRaiser - Mention Friends of Sister Alphonse Academy at St. Albert location, and 5% of your purchase will go to Friends of SAA.
Oliver's Labels - http://www.oliverslabels.com/FriendsofSAA
Mabel's Labels - mabelslabels.ca - Click on 'Support a Fundraiser' and search for Friends of Sister Alphonse Academy (St. Albert)