Sunday, February 12 , 2023

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Registrations are now OPEN for 2023-2024

St. Isidore Learning Centre (SILC) is now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. Register early - as we are a "School of Choice" space fills up fast! When you head to our website to "Register", you will see a few options. Please choose the correct program:

  • Online Education - Primarily learning online from home using our Canvas Online LMS - Teacher Directed (Grade 1-12)
  • Outreach Education - Students who require an "in person" connection with teachers and are required to have weekly check-ins in the SILC Centre (Grades 9-12)
  • Chesterton Academy - Fully Synchronous "Joyfully Catholic Classical High School Cohort" Grade 9-12 ONLY. **Tuition Fees may be applied Contact Headmaster McLarney for more information: Check out the website:
  • Home Education - Parent Directed Home Education with our partners, THEE -

Please follow the instructions carefully. All students, even those already attending, must fill out a new registration form. While St. Isidore is a "School of Choice" and not a designated boundary school, we reserve the right to deny any registration that is not complete. Space is limited.

Register here for the 2023-2024 school year:

Any questions? Feel free to contact our secretary, Natalie Mangatal, 780-449-6463 or email

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EICS Assurance Surveys - Final Week To Have Your Say!

In our ongoing pursuit to refine how Elk Island Catholic Schools provides faith-integrated education and support to all of our students, we’ve launched our Assurance Survey for the 2022-2023 school year.

This is an opportunity for you to let us know your thoughts on how well we’re addressing our mission to develop educational opportunities in the context of Gospel values, celebrate and nurture students, and guide them on a lifelong spiritual journey.

Your feedback will be anonymous and welcomed to assist with guiding the decision-making process as EICS plans for the future.

To help us gain a comprehensive understanding of how we’re doing, similar Assurance surveys are also being provided to all students and EICS staff.

Please take the time to complete this survey when it is convenient for you. If you are the parent or guardian of multiple children who are attending EICS schools, we ask that you take the time to reflect on each child’s individual experience and fill out a survey for each child. We recognize that their experiences may be different and wish to obtain a greater understanding of these differences in the survey.

To begin the survey, please click here: EICS Parent Assurance Survey 2022-2023

To ensure your feedback is received, all surveys must be completed by Friday, February 17.

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University Scholarships for Grade 11 Students

Basic eligibility criteria include:

· Financial Need ($65,000 or less family income)
· Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
· Display strong commitment to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited university
· Maintain a minimum grade percentage of 70
· Be a Canadian citizen

Deadline to apply is March 15, 2023.

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NAIT Program Previews

Registration is now open for NAIT’s Program Previews events on campus in February and March 2023.

Get a deeper dive into our schools and programs, entrance requirements and student supports. Plus, discover how NAIT grads are prepared with real skills and relevant knowledge to hit the ground running in their careers.

Students can register to attend any one of our Program Preview events below and get entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!

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Textbook Returns PLEASE

As Semester I is wrapping up, students should be returning their textbooks back to the SILC Classroom. To avoid a "textbook replacement charge" please return all books when finished. We cannot hand out Semester II books until all other books are returned to the school.

We are open from 8am-4pm Monday through Friday. If you cannot make it in those hours, there is a "Book Drop" located outside the student door. The picture to the left shows you where to drop them. Please don't forget to put your name insdie the cover on a sticky note. Thank you :)

If you do not live in the area, please mail all textbooks to:

St. Isidore Catholic Learning Centre

310 Broadview Road

Sherwood Park, AB

T8H 1A4

Thank you for your prompt attention and GOOD LUCK with final exams!!

Check out the new Cogito Academy at Madonna for grades K-4 and Hockey Academy for Grade 5-8 at Holy Redeemer

Happening next fall at Madonna Catholic School and Holy Redeemer!
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Grad 2023 Portrait Bookings - Open NOW!

For our 2023 Graduates...

You would have received an email from Mrs. Melnyk this week to walk you through how to book your Grad portraits.

Please book a spot on March 15, 16, or 17 following the instructions below from ICON.

You must pick up your grad cap prior to your appointment. Call SILC to make arrangements : 780-449-6463 - PLEASE KEEP THIS CAP FOR YOUR CONVOCATION IN JUNE.

Any questions, email Mrs. Melnyk -

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St. Isidore Summer School offers courses that allow YOU to earn credits, upgrade marks, lighten workloads for the year ahead or finish pre-requisite courses.

Summer School Registration is opening on January 19! St. Isidore Summer School is opening registration earlier as schools and students plan their term two classes and look forward to student schedules for the upcoming school year.

Term 1: July 4-13; Term 2: July 14-24; Full Term: July 4-24

We are offering synchronous, asynchronous, and in-person courses. Check out to view the courses that will be offered and how to reserve your spot! See the Course Listings here.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Melissa Damur, Summer School Principal

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Math 30 help!

Are you registered for Math 30-1 and feeling a little anxious? Have you completed Math 20-1 and wondering if you can handle Math 30-1? The blog post below may be able to help.

Elementary Classroom

Hello from Mrs.Oikonen!

Welcome to week 23 of online learning! We will celebrate Valentine's Day this Tuesday at 9:30am. On Thursday, the grades 1/2/3/4 will have a presentation about Natural Resources. Please note that this presentation will start at 9:00am. Grades 5 and 6 will not have any google meets on Thursday. Please join me at 8:30am for Faith Friday. Just join our regular google meet!

Here is what is happening this week.

February Calendar

Grade 1 Newsletter

Grade 2 Newsletter

Grade 3 Newsletter

Grade 4 Newsletter

Grade 5 Newsletter

Grade 6 Newsletter

Off Campus Info

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Ink Movement Anthology Submissions

Ink Movement is a youth-led organization that focuses on providing youth with an artistic platform. Ink Movement strives to create a fun, inclusive, and supportive space for young creatives to explore their capabilities, network, and have their voices heard. The organization's main project is their annual anthology, where artists from 14-25 years of age can publish their visual art, writing, original music, photography, and film. They also have numerous other initiatives throughout the year, including poetry slams, competitive and collaborative events, and workshops! The Edmonton chapter is currently working on its 2023 youth anthology. This year's theme is “distortion and abstraction,” and submissions will be open until February 18th. See here for more information.

Rugby Anyone?

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Our Lady of Victory Camp!

Our Lady of Victory Camp registration for summer 2023 is open! A camp long run in the Archdiocese of Edmonton, it offers week-long faith experiences where everyone can Encounter Christ, Encounter Community, and Encounter Creation. It is an opportunity to meet new friends, be outdoors, play epic games and sports, try archery and/or canoeing, celebrate the sacraments and more. All while getting to know Jesus.

More information about our camp can be found at our website Children can be registered by going to our registration site at and creating an account. If you have any questions regarding programs or registration please email us at or call us at 587-447-2837.

We are now part of Flocknote, which is the best way to receive our updates. You can let us know you would like to receive them this way, or sign up to receive them at, and sign up in the small box to the left of your screen. Or you can sign up via text by texting CAMP to 514-900-0130. Please be sure to sign up using both your cell phone number and your email so you can receive messages both ways!

God bless,

Donna Hansen

Camp Administrator

Our Lady of Victory Camp

(587) 447 - 2837
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Healthy Resources

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The Great Disconnect

On February 23, Family and Community Support Services is hosting a free screening at the Shell Theatre of “The Great Disconnect” at 7pm. We would love to have staff, students and families join us! Please read below for more information about this important documentary. Booths will be set up in the lobby before and after the show highlighting different ways to connect with each other and in our community. It would be fantastic if this was something you could share in your newsletters, etc. as it covers an important topic that affects so many.

The Great Disconnect uncovers why, in a world seemingly more connected than ever before, people are feeling more and more socially isolated – and the true cost this has on our lives and communities. Watch wellness expert Tamer Soliman as he journeys through North America to meet with local citizens, community activists, and leading authorities on social, economic, and urban planning to discover the true factors that have profound and lasting impacts, not only on our health, but the health of the communities in which we live. This timely documentary invites us to reflect on the relationships we have with those around us and raises the question: is it possible to overcome our modern culture of disconnectedness and rediscover how truly essential we are to one other?

Since its official launch, the film has screened across Canada through multiple municipalities, and has been shown in ten countries across Europe. It has also been featured in over twelve independent film festivals, and in October 2020, the documentary won the award for Best Feature Film at the prominent Better Cities Film Festival.

Watch the trailer here

Free tickets can be obtained by visiting Ticketpro, calling 780-992-6400 or in person at the Dow Centennial Centre and City Hall front desk, Fort Sask., AB.

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Board Highlights & GrACE Highlights for January

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 -

Ms. Jillian Hughes - Jr High LA & Phys Ed & Health -

Mrs. DeeDee Perrott - Sr. Science & Chesterton

Mrs. Eva Fung- Sr Math

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:

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Important Dates to Remember...

  • February 13 - Chestersession with Superintendent Paul Corrigan

  • February 20 - Happy Family Day - No School

  • March 3 - No school for students - PD Day for staff

  • March 15, 16, &17 - Grad Photo Appointments

  • March 24- Spring Break Begins - No School!

  • April 3 - First day back from Spring Break

  • June 9 - Grade 12 Graduation Mass & Convocation & Banquet

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Facebook: @StIsidoreEICS

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