Sunday, October 2, 2022

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Walking Together in Catholic Education

As we look forward to a faithful year of learning, we ask you to join us in Walking Together in Catholic Education. This year’s theme is rooted in words from the Book of Micah:

As for us, we will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever. — Micah 4:5.

And so it is that Catholic education exists; for the purpose of walking with our children, families and communities in the name of the Lord our God. In the year that has passed, we have walked together through the synod. We have also walked together on the path of reconciliation led and witnessed by our Holy Father. This year’s theme recognizes all we have learned and speaks to our forward momentum in solidarity.

The gift of publicly funded Catholic education is a treasure that we hold dear. In unity we provide authentic Catholic education to more than 183,000 students across the province. With our shepherds, the bishops of Alberta, trustees, superintendents, educators, clergy, parents, parishioners, and stakeholders we lift up the faith-based education of our students in prayer and commit our energies to ensuring the future in Catholic schools.

Come walk with us.

St Joseph, pray for us.

Bonnie Annicchiarico Director, GrACE

Please see the GrACE September Newsletter below.

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Month of the Holy Rosary

October 7 is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The Church chose that day and, apparently by extension, the month of October to honor Our Lady of the Rosary because a great victory took place on October 7. The decision to designate October as the month of the Rosary apparently stems from the Church’s desire to extend its thanksgiving to Our Lady for victory in the Battle of Lepanto from one Sunday to a whole month. In addition, when Our Lady appeared in Fatima in May 1917, she identified herself as Our Lady of the Rosary.

We will gather as a school community Every Wednesday at noon via google meet to pray the Rosary together.

The LINK will go out in announcements the day before.

October Rosary Video

Some Good News for our Grade 12s writing Diploma Exams! Diploma Exams - Changed to 20% (from 30%)

2022-2023 Diploma Exam Schedule - Grade 12s

If you are currently registered in a diploma exam course at St. Isidore, and are local to our area, your teacher will advise the office and we will register you to write the examination here, for the course in which you are enrolled and have completed - there is no fee for a first time write! If you are upgrading and intend to rewrite a diploma exam, you are responsible for registering and paying the rewrite fee prior to the exam date.

If you do not live in the Sherwood Park area, then you will have to find a Diploma Writing Centre in your area. You will need to create an Alberta Education "myPass" account for that. Please do that ASAP: Also, instruction and a video are below on how to do this.

ALL students REWRITING diploma exams MUST register and pre-pay DIRECTLY with Alberta Education by the established deadlines to ensure an exam and label will be supplied to the school for the diploma writing session. For each rewrite there is a non-refundable fee of $26.25.

Details on registering and paying rewrite fees are explained on Alberta Education's website.

2022 - 2023 Rewrite Registration and Pre-payment Deadlines:

Writing Session Deadline:

November 2022 - October 3, 2022

January 2023 - November 1, 2022

April 2022 - February 18, 2022

June 2022 - April 8, 2022

Students can register to write and rewrite diploma exams using the Alberta Education secure self-service website: and receive instant registration confirmation.

Visit Alberta Education for more information on writing diploma exams.

St. Isidore will not be hosting November sittings. If you would like to write your exam in November, you can follow the same instructions above. Note the deadline to register for November Diploma Exam is this Monday, October 3, 2022.

Here is the Diploma Exam schedule:

Students Grade 10 & Up...Sign up for myPass

It is expected that all students at St. Isidore (SILC) be responsible for creating and assessing their individual myPass accounts. MyPass is an Alberta Education self-service website set up for Alberta students to:

● View diploma exam results and request rescores

● Register to write a diploma exam

● Order High School transcripts

● View progress towards a credential (diploma or certificate)

● View and print a Detailed Academic Report (DAR)

● View student personal information

If you have not done so already, please sign up NOW as Post Secondary Institutions open up the application process on October 1, 2022 (at midnight)!! Some programs are highly competitive so getting your application in early is essential!

See below for a step-by-step guide on how to create your myPass account!

How to use myPass

AHS Immunization Program

Each year Alberta Health Services offers free immunizations to school students in grades 1, 6, and 9 (or any other students who have missed their immunizations). Please see the attached letter for important information. AHS Immunizations.pdf

Elementary Classroom

Hello from Mrs. Oikonen!

Welcome to October and week 6 of online learning! We had some fantastic activities last week about Truth and Reconciliation. We learned from author Nicola I. Campbell about the importance of Orange Shirt Day. A special thanks to Mrs. Damur for joining us on Thursday at our Orange Shirt Day google meet. Just a reminder that we have a PD Day on Friday, Oct. 7.

Here's what we are going to be doing this week!

October Calendar (please remember that this is a live document and can be changed throughout the month as we add events. Please make sure to reload your homepages to see the changes.)

Grade 1 Newsletter

Grade 2 Newsletter

Grade 3 Newsletter

Grade 4 Newsletter

Grade 5 Newsletter

Grade 6 Newsletter

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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.

SILC Yearbook Committee

We are looking for students and/or parents to help put together this year's SILC Yearbook!

There can be different sections you can be called to work on:

SILC Elementary

SILC Junior High

SILC High School

SILC Chesterton Academy!

See the link below to sign up!

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Wellness Corner with Katy!

Hello SILC Fam! Your Friendly Neighborhood FWW here. Are you needing someone to talk to about how you've been feeling lately? Do you need a non-judgmental listening ear? Do you need some information on other resources and services available? Or are you just looking for a friendly face to check in with? If so, scan the QR code to send an instant message to your FWW!


Katy Parsons, BCYC, RSW

Family Wellness Worker

St. Isidore Learning Center - 780-449-6463

A Rad Resource:

Information Library

Alberta Youth Wellness Hubs

Mental Health Co-Pilots

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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...

  • Sunday, October 2 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS. DAMUR!!

  • Friday, October 7 - School Closed for Professional Development

  • Monday, October 10 - School Closed for Thanksgiving Day

  • November 7-11 - FALL BREAK No School!

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

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Want to stay connected?

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Facebook: @StIsidoreEICS

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