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St. Theresa - November 21, 2021

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Principal's Message:

Hello St. Theresa families,

With Remembrance Day, Fall Break, and parent-teacher interviews behind us, the Advent season begins November 28 and we are officially on the home stretch to Christmas!

Thank you for your continued support as we navigate through what we hope to be the fourth and final wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Having said that, we need your help! As the pandemic continues, fatigue and complacency with restrictions and protocols increases. Proper mask use, especially among our grade 8's has greatly deteriorated and is of concern. Please remind your kids to wear their mask and to wear it properly when required to do so......and not just when reminded or when an adult is nearby. We don't want to consequence a student because they repeatedly don't follow the masking mandate.

To state the obvious, winter weather has arrived. Please send your child to school with enough clothing and accessories to fully participate in a 25-minute recess outdoors. It's only when the temperature and windchill hits -25 that we stay indoors.

Lockers - Good news! We were able to reconfigure a few structures and routines to allow our grade 5 and 6's to have access to a locker. This will come into effect Monday, November 22.

I trust your weekend is going well. May God bless you and keep you safe.

Pierre Ouimet


Mark Your Calendars:

  • Sunday November 21 - Catholic Education Sunday at OLPH & St. Sophia's:
Mass will be celebrated with St. Theresa school at 8:30am on Sunday at OLPH. The Divine Liturgy begins at 10am at St. Sophia.

To sign up for mass and view all other mass times please visit OLPH and St. Sophia's websites: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054caea62ca2f85-mass1 and http://stsophiaparish.com/

  • Sunday November 21 - Hot Lunch Ordering Deadline @ Noon
  • Monday November 29 - Linking Generations Visit 12:47pm-1:37pm

*Please ensure your child is bringing their water bottle to school every day. The only water fountains available in the school are water filling stations*

*Swimming Lessons:

  • Every Thursday & Friday, until Dec. 10, 2021 *Please remember Swim Clothes!


  • 9:00-9:50 am - 5S & 6V
  • 9:50-10:40am - 6S & 6U
  • 10:40-11:30am - 5B & 6K


  • 9:00-9:50am - 5U & 5K
  • 9:50-10:40am - 5N & 5F
  • 10:40-11:30am - 6D & 6DU

*Hot Lunch is served on Tuesday & Thursday's - You will receive order confirmation emails if you have ordered Hot Lunch

Culinary Delights at St. Theresa - Hot Lunch


We will be doing online ordering for all orders to ensure accuracy with the orders and to make the process as easy for everyone as possible.


Here's how to get started...

  • Go to sttheresasp.hotlunches.net
  • Click on "Click Here to Register"
  • Enter Access Code STSP
  • Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address will ensure you receive reminder emails about hot lunch order deadlines, and your child's hot lunch order for the upcoming week)
  • Click the "Register Now" button at the bottom
  • Follow the instructions to add each child in your family who attends St. Theresa Once your child(ren) are registered, click on "Orders"
  • Proceed to order hot lunch for your child(ren)


We accept hot lunch order payments through PayPal Or Cheque OR Cash.



You can either pay with a credit card as a PayPal guest (Visa, Mastercard or Amex), or set up your own PayPal account

The hot lunch online order system requires a small amount of setup time at the beginning as you must register each child you have attending our school prior to ordering hot lunch. Once the initial setup process is complete, your hot lunch orders for the remainder of the year should be quick and simple.


DEADLINE for ordering is SUNDAY NOV 21TH at NOON

Please have payments to the school NO LATER THAN MONDAY NOV 22 2021

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Thank you,

Christine Laughlin




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Friday was twin day at St. Theresa!

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Pathways Mass

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Are you travelling Internationally over the Breaks?

If you are planning to travel internationally, please advise your child's teachers and review the quarantine protocols. Please note that we are unable to support online classes if your child is required to quarantine.

Handout for parents of kids under 12


Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated youth 12 to 17 years of age are subject to the 14-day quarantine, and all testing requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day-8 tests, whether or not they are accompanied by travelers who qualify as a fully vaccinated traveler.


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Reading Challenge

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wellness corner

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Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

The St. Theresa Parent Advisory Council performs many vital functions for our school community, by helping to facilitate school wide student functions and providing valuable funding to our school via fundraising. Parents involved in the PAC learn about planning and development within the school and are part of the planning process. These roles make their involvement very important to the families, administration and teachers.

2021-2022 PAC Executive

Chair: Melissa Goulet

Vice Chair:

Treasurer: Kim Pennock

Secretary: Rosie Conrad

Fundraising Volunteers: Lindsay Tomalik & Leanne Doetzel

Meeting Dates for 2021-2022: All meetings will be held virtually at 6:30pm. A google meet link will be emailed the day of the meetings.

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EICS Board Highlights

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OLPH Parish - Sacraments

We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe


13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park AB. T8H 1Y7

Phone : 780 467 5470 Fax : 780 467 0530

E-mail: info@olph.ca Website: www.olph.ca

September 1, 2021

Dear Parents:

Welcome to a new year of Catholic education and faith formation for your child!

Each year, in a Catholic school, your child will learn about many aspects of their Catholic faith— including learning about the seven sacraments. In our Archdiocese, preparing children for the celebration of their own sacraments always occurs in the parish, with the support of the school: • preparing for First Reconciliation, and then First Eucharist, can begin when a child is 7 years of age and in Grade 2 or older

• preparing for Confirmation can begin when a child is about 12 years of age and in Grade 6 or older • special preparation is also available for children of any age who are not yet baptized

Most children attending Catholic schools are ready to receive at the ages shown above, but there is no such thing as too late. Are you seeking for your child to celebrate a sacrament, such as Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation? Are you ready to help them live out their Baptismal promises? Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and Elk Island Catholic Schools are each involved in preparing your child for a Catholic sacrament along with you. It is a group effort, and everyone has a role:

• As a parent, the Church has always held that you are the primary teacher of the faith for your child. You teach them about God; set the example; talk about your own faith; and you bring them to Mass. • The place where the sacraments are celebrated and lived is the Catholic parish. We the people of God in the Church are each part of the Body of Christ. Being in relationship with the parish community (with all its challenges and blessings) is essential for your life of faith and that of your child. The preparation for, and celebration of, the sacraments happens in the parish church. • You must sign your child up for preparation at the parish. The school doesn’t do this part of the process for you. Catholic schools are a special place for children to learn more about Jesus Christ, to practice living in a community of faith, and to develop and deepen a relationship with Christ. We (Catholic parish and Catholic school) are eager to walk beside you and your children during this very special time. Please call OLPH parish office 780-467-5470, send an email to sacraments@olph.ca or visit www.olph.ca/sacraments to get started or learn more.

As you prepare your child for their sacraments may this also be a special time for you - of deepening your own understanding and of growing in faith for the whole family!

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Jim Corrigan, Pastor

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

A Roman Catholic Christian community.

We come together at our Lord’s invitation to worship God, celebrate the sacraments, and deepen our faith. We strive to be thankful, generous and welcoming, and are sent forth to help advance God’s Kingdom on earth by proclaiming the Gospel and serving others.

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