St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin-December 17, 2017

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3rd week of Advent-25 days of Christ

Advent is a four-week period that marks the beginning of the Christmas season. Our students are participating in the 25 days of Christ where a new ornament is revealed for each day of Advent with relevant prayers and Gospel readings. All of the ornaments are located in our new Faith display area.

MILK ORDERS DUE MONDAY!!!!!

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SCHOOL COUNCIL INFO......

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Catholic Education Review

A big thank you to all students, parents, staff, and clergy who offered their input to our Catholic school improvement review. This data will be valuable in future planning at St. Patrick School.

SPIN THE WHEEL-DECEMBER

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT INFORMATION

BOTH PERFORMANCES START AT 7:00 pm


Ticket Cost: $7 each


The Christmas Concert Performances are now both sold out and the extra tickets that were purchased by the school are now limited. Any extra tickets will be distributed to families without tickets on a first come first serve basis.

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Pre-K Owl presentation-very cool!!

Upcoming Events


December

  • Monday 18th Advent celebration 8:50 am
  • Tuesday 19th Christmas Concert-Performance #1 7pm
  • Wednesday 20th Advent celebration 8:50 am
  • Wednesday 20th Pre-K Christmas Concert #1 10 am
  • Wednesday 20th Pre-K Christmas Concert #2 1:30 pm
  • Wednesday 20th Christmas Concert-Performance #2 7pm
  • Friday 22nd Advent celebration 8:50 am
  • Friday 22nd Spirit Day-Pajama Day
  • Friday 22nd School Council-Xmas Cookie decorating
  • Friday 22nd Hot Lunch-Edo Japan


January

  • Monday 8th Students first day back following Xmas break
  • Thursday 11th Early Dismissal @ 2:15pm

EICS NEWS- FUTURE KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMMING

During the month of December, Elk Island Catholic Schools will be consulting with our families, EICS staff and community members on kindergarten programming for the upcoming Fall 2018 school year. During this time of year, we historically look at programming, staffing, and other key factors prior to opening up the kindergarten registration process in mid-January.


Current kindergarten programs throughout the division are offered in a variety of ways, including:

  • Half-day programs 5 days a week

  • Full-time kindergarten - offered in a variety of forms, including 2 days one week and 3 days the next week.

  • Progressive kindergarten which is a type of full-time kindergarten - but it is offered through incremental steps from September until June.

  • Specialized kindergarten programming with language focus (French, Ukrainian Immersion).


EICS will be meeting with our early childhood educators, consultants and school administration in the next few weeks to discuss plans for kindergarten programming for the upcoming year. In order to assist with these discussions, we are inviting interested parents and community members to share their views about kindergarten programming via a short survey located on our EICS Kindergarten Information page. We will be sharing input from the survey with the Board of Trustees at the January 10th meeting.


If you have any questions about the survey or EICS programs, please contact Susan.Johnson@eics.ab.ca

HOW TO BOOK A STUDENT ABSENCE

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EICS CONNECTIONS PROJECT

Dr. Jody Carrington reminds us how powerful empathy can be when making connections with those around us. Empathy is “feeling with” and taking the time to suspend our own judgements and step into someone else's shoes. Showing empathy requires us to resist the urge to “fix” the situation and simply allow people to be heard. How do we teach empathy? We offer it to those around us. Empathy must be experienced in the context of relationship.

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