St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin - March 13, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Updates for EICS

For up to date information on how EICS is effectively dealing with the coronavirus pandemic throughout the division click on this website link:


https://www.eics.ab.ca/coronavirus-information-in-eics


Guests/Visitors/Parents in our school please review the information released on Friday, March 13th (see link). EICS is ensuring our school and staff safety by reducing visitors to our schools by having our schools open to STUDENTS and STAFF ONLY.


Check out the school website or weekly bulletins for changes to upcoming events.


We are so appreciative of your understanding and cooperation as we all work together to continue to keep our schools and staff safe during this serious public health situation.

Family Wellness Worker - Support Available

Amid the COVID-19 uncertainty, I want to reach out to families to offer my continued support as the Family Wellness Worker at the school. Should your family be needing any support during this time, please reach out to me via email (laurie.kushnerick@eics.ab.ca) or contact the school.


Check out this link that has some great information about how to talk to your kids about COVID-19: https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

St. Pat's Hot Lunch - Currently Suspended

Due to the ongoing precautions being taken at St. Patrick with Covid-19 we have chosen to suspend our hot lunch program.


This currently effects March 20th lunch of East Side Mario. This lunch will not be delivered. Over the next few days you should notice a reimbursement on your account.


The current order form for April has been shut down. At this time it is unclear when or if we will be able to continue the program for the remainder of the year.


Thank you,

St. Patricks Hot Lunch Committee

St. Pat's Upcoming Cancelled/Postponed Events

Cancelled

March 17 - St. Patrick Day Mass at SFX Parish

March 19 - School Council Mtg

March 20 - Spin the Wheel Assembly


Postponed

March 30/April 1 - Student Led Conferences

Water Fountain Protocol

It is recommended that your child NOT drink from the school water fountains at this time. Each fountain is equipped with a fill station for student use. Please send a labelled water bottle with your child until further notice.


Thank you.

Lent A Hand Fundraiser for Valeda House

St. Pat's Lenten Fundraiser is to raise $1000.00 for Valeda House.

Donations can be brought to the school by March 18th.

Thank you for supporting this Catholic Social Services Ministry!

FINAL MILK ORDER and PAYMENT - DUE MARCH 16TH

The milk order for Q4 has been set up in PowerSchool. This will be the final milk order for the current school year.


Q4 Milk - will run from April 1 - May 29.


If you have any questions regarding the online form, please contact the school office.

Pre-Kindergarten Registration Information

To register for Pre-Kindergarten your child must be 4 years old on or before December 31, 2020.


Please Note: There will be no Junior Entry (3 year old) program offered for the 2020-2021 school year.


Click HERE for more Pre-Kindergarten Program Information.

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UPCOMING EVENTS...

March

  • Mar 17 - St. Patrick's Day Mass @ 9am - CANCELLED

  • Mar 19 - School Council Mtg @ 7pm - CANCELLED

  • Mar 20 - Nature Kindergarten day

  • Mar 20 - Spin the Wheel/Grade color shirt day/JRFH Announcement and Camrose Spirals demonstration - CANCELLED

  • Mar 20 - Hot Lunch-East Side Mario's - SUSPENDED

  • Mar 23 to Mar 29-Spring Break!

  • Mar 30 - Student led conferences 4-7pm - POSTPONED

  • Apr 1 - Student led conferences 4-7pm - POSTPONED

Donation for Victoria's Road to Recovery

St. Patrick Catholic School has made a GoFundMe donation to Victoria's Road to Recovery for $883.00!!


Victoria is a former student of our St. Patrick School family and currently attends OLMP. She has been fighting cancer and recently had her leg amputated and continues the fight.


Thank you to:

  • The grade one classes 100 days fundraiser - $612.05
  • St. Pat's Staff - $171.00
  • St. Pat's School Council - $100.00


Thank you for supporting this cause.

SAINTS HOCKEY ACADEMY!

Thanks Mr. Doll for all your organization and passion with this enrichment program. Our students had a blast and learned a great deal about fun and competition in hockey.
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SCHOOL SAFETY INFORMATION

DO NOT PARK IN DESIGNATED BUS LANES-POLICE ARE ON PATROL AND HAVE BEEN HANDING OUT TICKETS!


School Safety Patrollers
  • Please be aware of the crosswalks in front of our school as our Grade 4 Safety Patrollers are now on duty! **Be safe and use the designated crosswalks**


Busing Information

  • Please stay clear of the bus lanes at the beginning and end of the school day
  • Families/Students using 54th ave (North Side of School Yard) as a pick up/drop-off location, please use extreme caution. There are no crosswalks and it is a very busy street with heavy traffic

PARISH INFORMATION

St. Francis Xavier Parish Information

Click HERE for Parish Information and Bulletins

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION

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HOW TO REPORT AN ABSENCE

To report an absence you can do any of the following options:


  1. Call 1-877-246-9970 - option 3
  2. Use the SchoolMessenger App
  3. Use the "SchoolMessenger" link in the EICS App (this requires the SchoolMessenger app to be installed on a phone)
  4. Use https://go.schoolmessenger.ca

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