St. Mary News

June 2019

Happy Summer Holidays!

I hope that you have enjoyed the school year. We thank God for this good year. We are also grateful to the teachers and staff for educating and helping us the past year.

This school year is going to end very soon. It also means that we will have summer holidays ahead. Summer is a great time for us to enjoy a very green environment, travelling and doing all sorts of activities with our families and friends. However, you should take good care of yourselves not only physically but also spiritually. At the same time, you also should remember to review what you have learned this year as much as you can in order to prepare for next year better.

By the way, we also say goodbye to the 7th graders. We hope that they will harvest more success in high schools. I wish you all would have a wonderful holiday.

May God bless you all!

Fr. Cuong Luong

Principal's Message

Mrs. Nichol and I were just remarking on how quickly this year has passed. It feels like yesterday when I walked into the building and began to organize the office. It has been an exciting year meeting new people and most of all developing positive relationships with the staff and students. I am in my 30th year of education next year and I would like to add that this has been one of the most rewarding and blessed years of my career. St. Mary is truly the most wonderful place to learn and grow in both faith and knowledge. I know I speak for Mrs. Nichol when I say that we thank the community of St. Mary for allowing us to be part of your family.


Our grade 7’s are leaving us this year to move on to John Paul Collegiate. JP is the place for your child. They truly care and support every child in their building. I wish all the grade 7’s the best-- you will be missed. They are a great group of students!


Have a safe and fun summer and we will see you in the fall!


Library Wrap Up

All library books need to be returned on or before Friday, June 7th. Parents could you please have a look around home for any books your children might have misplaced during the year. All books not returned will be considered lost and students will be responsible for a replacement fee.

Lost and Found

Please check the Lost and Found box as there are many unclaimed items which still remain. The lost and found box contents will be displayed outside the office the week of June 24th. All unclaimed items will be donated on June 28, 2019.

Busing for 2019-20

Registration forms for busing for the 2019 –20 school year will be send home in the next few weeks. Please complete and return this registration form to ensure your child(ren)’s busing arrangement for the next school year. Please read the complete form to see if you qualify. If you have any questions regarding busing, please contact the division office at 306-445-6158

Lunch Cards

A new month means it is time to purchase a lunch card for the month of June. All lunch card payments should have be received by Friday, May 31st. If you have not paid your lunch card for June please ensure that you send lunch from home for your child or payment of $10 on June 4th.

Last Day of Class

The last full day of classes for our students grades 1 – 7 will be Wednesday, June 26th. Kindergarten will be done on Tuesday, June 25th.

Please remember that registration day and first day of classes for next year is Tuesday, September 3rd.

Grade 7 Farewell Tea

To recognize our graduating grade 7’s we will host a farewell tea the afternoon of June 25th. We invite our grade 7 parents to join their children in celebrating their accomplishments at 1:00pm.

2019 - 20 Registration

If your child will not be attending St. Mary School for the 2019 -20 school year, please contact the school as soon as possible. Notice of these changes will help us in the process of establishing staff and classroom arrangements for the fall.

If you know of any parents who are considering registering their children at St. Mary School for the fall please encourage them to contact our school as soon as possible. Any number of new students to the school could make a difference in the arrangements of classes and grades.

Kindergarten Year End Celebration

Friday June 21st at 9:30am. Parents, grandparents, and younger siblings are invited to share in the celebration at the school gymnasium.

We will be having a short program, followed by refreshments. Please come to support your child as they make their way to Grade 1.

Pre-Kindergarten

Would you like to give your child a “boost” before he/she starts Kindergarten?

Consider Pre-Kindergarten, a FREE education program for 3-5 year olds!

Children attend classes for 3 hours per day Monday – Thursday and families may request morning or afternoon classes. The program operates from September to June and new students are accepted throughout the year as spaces become available. Stop by the office to enroll today for the fall, spots are filling quickly.

Babysitting course

June 8th & 9th
$5 registration fee - lunch & snacks provided.
Limit of 14 students. Must be 11 years old or older.


Program fills up fast - contact Antje at the school on Mondays/Wednesdays or the office to register. Register by May 31st - first come first serve basis.

2019- 20 Kindergarten Orientation

On Friday, June 21st from 1:00 - 2:30pm students enrolled in kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year will have the opportunity to attend school for the morning. This is a great opportunity to come and see the school, meet your teacher as well as some of your future classmates. If you have not registered for kindergarten but are planning on attending St. Marys, please contact the office for a registration package.

A Busy Month

June is going to be a busy and exciting month! Be sure to check out your son/daughter's backpack for field trip permission slips. Below please find a list of who is going where and when.


June 3- No School - Teacher Planning Day

June 4 & 5 - Grades 6 & 7 to Ranger Lake (grade 7's spend the night)

June 4 - Prek and K grad photo orders due

June 5 - Public Health - 9:30 - 11:30am

June 6 - Grades 1, 1/2, 2, 3 and 3/4 to Museum

June 7 - Kindergarten to the Teddy Bear Picnic

June 11 - Grades 3 & 3/4 to Allen Sapp Gallery in the morning

June 11 - Grade 1 to Allen Sapp Gallery in the afternoon

June 12 - Kindergarten to the Forestry Farm in Saskatoon

June 14 - Kindergarten to Nature Park to release butterflies in the morning

June 14 - Kindergarten to Splash Park in the afternoon

June 14 - Mass

June 17 - Band Concert 12:40 - 1:05pm

June 18 - Grades 3 and 3/4 Bowling from 11:30 - 2:15

June 19 - Success to Lloydminster

June 19 - Grade 5/6 to the Field House

June 19 - Grade 4 to Cheer Legacy Athletics

June 19 - Public Health from 1 - 3:30pm

June 20 - Splash Park & Centennial Fun for Kindergarten to Grade 7

June 21 - Round Dance & National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 - Kindergarten Year End Celebration

June 21 - 2019-20 Kindergarten Orientation from 1 - 2:30pm

June 24 - Movie at the new theater - Kindergarten to Grade 7

June 25 - Grades 3 & 3/4 to the Field House from 1:24 - 2:15

June 25 - Last day of classes for Kindergarten

June 25 - Grade 7 Tea at 1:00pm

June 25 - Grade 1/2 Picnic at Peace Park

June 28 - Report Card day 8- 11:45am

Leadership

As the school year comes to a close, we have had a very successful year with our leadership students being so willing to share their time with us. To celebrate their dedication and commitment we will be inviting the consistent members of our leadership team to join us for a pizza party.

We are already looking forward to next year and are excited that our new Grade 5s will have the opportunity to become involved in our group. Have a great summer!

Summer Literacy Camp

Light of Christ & Living Sky School Divisions are pleased to once again offer a summer literacy camp experience for children and youth. Join us for a fun and exciting camp experience! Registration forms are in the office.


Programming at the camp will encourage children to develop their love of reading and books through crafts, reading, singing songs, writing, and playing games. Activities are fun and interactive and will enhance learning outside of the school setting. There is NO COST to participate and snacks will be provided. The first literacy camp begins July 8th and finishes July 26th and our second literacy camp begins July 29th and finishes August 16th. Registration forms are available in the office.

Frosty Friday

The prek class will be selling frosty treats to help raise funds to cover the cost of their new rug. Treats will be sold during the noon hour for $1 on Fridays in June.

Round Dance

June 21, 2019 Pipe Ceremony 11am-12pm Round Dance 12-3pm Soup & Bannock 12-1pm Round Dance & Giveaway 1-3pm

MC: Shonan Awasis Stickman: Dillon Ermine


Special thanks to the support of Rivers West and Saskatchewan Lotteries in helping to make this event possible.

School Supplies

School supplies will be provided for a minimal fee to ensure that students have their required supplies, such as duo-tangs, notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, glue, etc. as needed for the school year. Each student will be responsible to provide their own: inside shoes (non marking soles), 2 boxes of kleenex and a backpack. School supply fees are NOT optional and payment is due on the first day of school, September 3rd, More information including price to follow later this month.

Year End Report Cards

The last full day of classes for our students will be Wednesday, June 26th. Report cards will be available to students to pick up on Friday, June 28th between 8:45am – 11:45am. Those students whose report cards are not picked up will be mailed/delivered. Please ensure the office has your correct mailing address.

What is Dream Broker all about? . . . The Dream Broker connects you and your family with a sport, recreational or cultural activity. She can support participation in various sport, culture or recreation activities by helping with registration costs, transportation, equipment or just by being a cheerleader on the sidelines when a family member is unable to attend.Some programs with open or upcoming registrations: Call/Text 306-480-9875 for information anytime

Playgrounds put on by the City of North Battleford run all summer long (July & August) at four locations: Connaught School, Kinsmen Park, Centennial Park, & Fairview Park. If ever you’re children are in need of something to do this summer send them to any of these locations between 11AM-5PM.

Cat Chat Vacation Bible School

This year our Cat Chat Vacation Bible School will be held at St. Joseph's Parish Hall at 1942-98th Street. It will run from 9am to 12pm from August 19th to August 23rd. It is for ages 4 to 12. Our theme this year is "A Wilderness Adventure Through the Sacraments".

The week is filled with games, snacks, crafts and more. It is free of charge.

We welcome any volunteers to help during the week ages 13 and older, and we give Community service hours for their help if needed. To register, or for more information call/text Crystal at 306 441-3697

Special Thanks

A special thank you to our program sponsors and partners who have assisted with out school nutrition, field trips and community garden through out the school year:

President's Choice Children's Charity

Breakfast Club of Canada

W. Brett Wilson and Family

Westwood Turf Farm Inc.

Agrium