Sunday, September 25th, 2022
Orange Shirt Day - Thursday, Sept 29
On Orange Shirt Day, we acknowledge Canada’s Indigenous history and remember all the children and families whose lives were irrevocably changed through the tragedy that is to be found in residential schools. It is a time to honor those who survived, and to remember those who did not.
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, www.nctr.ca, was established to create an enduring archive of the stories of residential schools. It is a rich repository of text and of video from the work of the TRC that provides many opportunities for us to use the powerful tool of education as an integral part of the journey to reconciliation.
Typically the recognition of this event is on September 30 but this year I invite you to join me in wearing an orange shirt on Thursday, September 29, 2022, to show that we commit to the principle that Every Child Matters.
National Day for Truth & Reconciliation - School Closure on Friday, Sept. 30th
September 30th - National Truth and Reconciliation Day - a day of remembrance and school closure for all staff and students of EICS.
This day provides an opportunity for all Canadians to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools, and commit to working for truth and reconciliation in the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. The opportunity set before us – with this national holiday – is to renew and strengthen relationships, by recognizing and affirming the individual and collective dignity of Indigenous Peoples while affirming our commitment to love and respect each other as members of the same human family. In other words, it is to resolve to live by Christ's example of loving each other as he loved us.
Below you can find some ideas on how to spend your National Day for Truth and Reconciliation!
Terry Fox Run & Walk #TryLikeTerry
Thanks to a few of our SILC Elementary families who were able to come out on Thursday, September 22nd for our Terry Fox School Walk. It was a beautiful day. We had families submit photos to us as well. Cancer research is important for many of us! Still time to donate at this link https://schools.terryfox.ca/4989
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 Junior High
SILC High School
SILC Chesterton Academy!
See the link below to sign up!
Art 10 Showcase
"A picture is a poem without words" - Horace
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:
Thank you to everyone who came to St. Isidore for our Terry Fox Walk. Just a reminder that if you and your family participated in a Terry Fox Walk/Run, please send pictures so we can add them to our Class Album and our SILC Yearbook.
Just a few changes for next week. You will have to refresh your homepage to see the changes on our September calendar.
1. Business as usual on Monday. We will have individual meets this week. You will find the sign- up button on our September calendar and on our newsletters.
2. We will not have our regular meets on Tuesday. Instead, we will be joining a virtual author visit at 10:30 am via zoom. I will be able to add the link to the poster on the homepages about 10 minutes before the meet so you will be able to access it from your homes. Please try to join the zoom meeting about 5 minutes before the starting time, so you will be able to set- up zoom on your child's computer. the presenter will let you in the room when it is time. It will be approximately 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
3. Business as usual on Wednesday.
4. Thursday is Orange Shirt Day. Please wear the colour orange to our meet. All grades will meet at 9:30am as we have a special guest attending our meet.
5. There is no school on Friday as we recognize and learn about Our Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Here are our newsletters and September Calendar.
Students Grade 10 & Up...Sign up for myPass
● 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!
Strathcona County is seeking enthusiastic volunteers from the community to join in the celebration of the 2023 Special Olympics Alberta Winter Games. We welcome students 16 years of age and older to sign up to be a part of the event!
Students and community members can view all volunteer positions at the 2023 Games website - www.strathcona.ca/soa2023
Need Math Help? Let the "Grand Math Connection" Help!
Check out their new blog post:
The Grand Math Connection has excellent resources and is available for your perusal at:
The RE/MAX 2023 Quest for Excellence Scholarship Program
Open to ALL grade 12 students. The essays are to be submitted online from September 12, 2022 until March 13, 2023. Students can enter here.
To learn more about Quest for Excellence, please visit:
If you have any questions regarding the scholarship program, please contact: email@example.com
The Staff of 2022-2023
The Staff of 2022-2023:
Principal: Mrs. Tracy Melnyk firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Melissa Damur email@example.com
Chesterton Headmaster: Dr. Gerard McLarney firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Director, Chesterton & Chaplain : Mrs. Justine Wright email@example.com
Secretary: Mrs. Natalie Mangatal firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Wellness Worker: Katy Parsons email@example.com
Inclusive Learning Facilitator: Mrs. Shari Morin firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Christy Oikonen - Elementary (Grades 1-6) email@example.com
Mr. Daniel Hughes - Jr / Sr Social Studies - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Brandon Geiger - Jr / Sr Science & Math - email@example.com
Mrs. DeeDee Perrott - Sr. Science & Chesterton firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Eva Fung- Sr Math email@example.com
Mr. Matthew Bennett - Jr High firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Katarina Urdova - Chesterton Math - email@example.com
Mr. Brett Fawcett - Chesterton and Religious Studies - firstname.lastname@example.org
OLPH Parish Corner
Stay connected. Our parish makes it very easy for us all to attend. See the links below:
OLPH - https://www.olph.ca/
Online Sunday Mass is here - https://www.olph.ca/video/
Weekly OLPH Bulletins - https://www.olph.ca/about/communications/
Alll parents the deadline to join Fall preparation classes here at the church is September 7. This is for all grades: First Reconciliation/First Communion AND Confirmation.
OLPH parish has a Family Faith Formation approach to sacramental preparation, so we offer several dates and options throughout the school year to help busy parents choose a time that will work best for them to participate fully and actively with their child.
Specific Reminders for Classroom Teachers:
Grade 2-5: Students can register for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, which can be taken one right after the other. Three different sessions will be offered again this schools year, Fall, Winter or Spring. If a child has not been baptized yet, we will also work with that family on additional age appropriate preparation!
Grade 6-8: Students can register for Confirmation. The program at OLPH runs over 5 months and will be offered twice this year, in the first and second semester of the school year. If a student has not yet celebrated first communion or reconciliation, their preparation for those sacraments will be incorporated into their preparation for Confirmation so the child can be fully initiated.
Interest in volunteering at the church…can contact Natalie Lavigne at 780-467-5470 (ext 225) or email email@example.com.
Important Dates to Remember...
Thursday, September 29 - Orange Shirt Day at SILC!
Friday, September 30 - School Closed for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
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"