April Newsletter

Blessed Sacrament School

About Us

"We teach; we share; we learn; we care. We grow in Christ, believing that together we can make a difference."
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Principal's Message

With Covid restrictions relaxed, we have been able to enjoy a great number of school wide activities. Team sports are taking place and we are hosting tournaments at the school again. Buddy activities are happening and it is so great to see our older students buddied up the younger ones again. Cheermania is taking place April 7th and we are attending mass after Easter in two groups. There is much to be thankful for.

We are very proud of the groups of students who are working to raise money to help the people of the Ukraine. It will likely mean I will take a pie in the face, but there is no greater cause than helping those in need!

A little piece of news to share is that I will be retiring this year. Working at the Bless for 22 years has been a great privilege. I would like to thank all of our school community, students, staff and parents for all the support over the years. I know that my replacement will be equally blessed to have you all!

As we continue through this Lenten season, we prepare for Holy Week. We endevour to remind our students and staff to take time to reflect on what this week means and the freedom of spirit it brings.

Pope Francis says, “Jesus teaches us another way: Go out. Go out and share your testimony, go out and interact with your brothers, go out and share, go out and ask. Become the Word in body as well as spirit.”

May his message bring peace and joy to you and yours this Easter.

God bless.

Michelle Folk

Upcoming Dates to Remember

April 7 - Cheermania

April 11 - Jr/Sr Report Cards sent out

April 13 - Jr/Sr Parent-Teacher Interviews

April 15 - Good Friday - Easter Break begins

April 17 - Easter Sunday

April 25 - School resumes

May 6 - PD Day - No School

In-Town Busing

Registration is open

for In-Town Busing.

Please Contact the office

@ 780-842-3808. The bus fills

up fast – register right away to

save your spot…

Kindergarten - $150.00

Single - $275.00

Family - $550.00

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Volunteers Needed for Track Meet!

Junior high track meet will be happening this year at Blessed Sacrament School on May 17th. Our division track meet will also run on June 1st and be for select students in grades 4 - 9. In order to run these successful events we need adults who can come and help out for the entire day. Track meet runs 9:00 - 3:30 and we need people to volunteer as timers, officials and concession help. In the past we have had a crew provide lunch options like BBQ burgers and snacks. We would love to have people step up to help provide some lunch options for the kids on these days. If you can be of some service on either of these days please email dean.gau@ecacs16.ab.ca Thank you for your continued support.

Administration Corner

Please go to our website for Registration


Returning Student Registration 2022-2023

All parents of returning students will receive an email from the school informing you that the Student Demographic form has been sent out and is accessible through the PowerSchool Parent Portal under Student Reports (this is NOT accessible through the mobile app).

Online Registration for New Students 2022-2023

We are excited to announce that online registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open for NEW students to East Central Catholic Schools. To Register, please select the school you are planning on enrolling in the upcoming school year and complete the online registration form.

Little Steps/Big Steps Registration

Blessed Sacrament School Kindergarten Registration

Blessed Sacrament School 1-12 Registration

Note to Parents About Hot Lunch...

Parents, if you have ordered Hot Lunch for your child and they are going to be away on the days their orders come in, could you please contact the office regarding giving away the lunch item or sending with siblings, or storing in the fridge until the next day? We have had several items left at the office on Hot lunch days and it would help to know what to do with the unclaimed items.

You can call the school at 780-842-3808 or email one of our Administrative Assistants.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Hot Lunch Dates

The meal dates are as follows:

Salad (Tony's)- Apr 6, May 4

Chicken FIngers (Tony's)- Apr 4, May 9

Spaghetti (Tony's)- Apr 14, May 2

Subway- Apr 8, May 13, June 3

Pizza (Royal)- Apr 12, May 17

Burgers (A&W)- Apr 28, May 24

Breakfast Burger (Tims)- May 26

Soup (Tims)- , Apr 26, May 11

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River Hills Chorus

Thank you to the River Hills Chorus for the donation of $1000 which will be used towards expenses for the Elementary Choir!
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Grade 3 Science

Grades 3R and 3M practised their building skills using Kinex kits. They constructed arch, beam and suspension bridges with their groups.

Grade 6 Science

6KW has been learning the moon phases in Sky Science. They created the moon phases using oreos.

Junior Boys Basketball

The Junior Boys Basketball team got first place in a tournament they were in on March 11/12th. Congratulations!
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Junior Badminton Team

Congratulations to the Junior Badminton on winning both Gold and Silver at the Areas Tournament held at BSS!
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Thank you to all of our "Wall of Support" sponsors!

WAINALTA MOTORS: We wish all of the students of the Thunder Dome a season filled with fun, sportsmanship and success. From all of the Staff and Management at Wainalta Motors.

MCRAE FLOORCOVERINGS LTD. -McRae Floorcovering and staff would like to wish the players good luck in this season, and a big thank you to all our customers for your patronage.

BAUGHAN AGENCIES LTD.: Baughan Agencies is a third generation Insurance Brokerage, for all your Insurance needs please give us a call. “We meet by Accident.” Best of luck Thunder, keep moving!

BUFFALO REALTY INC.: Kirby and Linda Nanias are the broker and agent for this real estate company located in Wainwright. We are proud and excited to help support the children and athletic program of the B.S.S. Thunder. Go Thunder!

BUFFALO AGENCIES Ltd. / The CO-OPERATORS located in Wainwright are proud to support and be part of the Wall of Support for the athletic program at BSS. Go Thunder Go! Linda and Kirby Nanias and staff.

Owner of BUFFALO ELECTRIC Ltd. Konrad Nanias says, “As a former student of BSS and gym rat, I am very proud to be part of the Thunder Wall. Go Thunder and remember to always play fair and have fun!”

ALBERTA ADVENTURE DIVERS / DAVCO: Davco is pleased to support the BSS athletic program. Davco is so proud of you, the students. You have proved you can overcome many obstacles, big or small Go Thunder Go!

DENWOOD MOTORS: is proud to be involved in the community and we are happy to support the Blessed Sacrament School sports programs. Go Thunder!!

DR. K. HAY - PROF. CORP: Dr. Hay has enjoyed practicing medicine in Wainwright for over 20 years. We are proud to encourage our students through the sponsorship of the athletic programs!

GREENBELT FARMS: A family run organization that believes in supporting the community! “Go Thunder Go!”

NORRIS FORD: Norris Ford is a proud supporter of our Community, and believes in giving back to those who keep our business thriving.

PETER VAN WINSSEN LAW: Peter Van Winssen Law office has been a part of the community for over 25 years. We are pleased to support the sports program in the Blessed Sacrament School, it is so important for young people to be able to pursue athletics. Go Thunder!

PFAD ENTERPRISES: PFAD Enterprises has been offering promotional apparel to the Wainwright area for the past 25 years. We supply businesses, teams, families, etc. with spirit and promotional gear. Good luck to the Thunder teams this year!

PRAIRIE VISION CENTRE: Did you know that over 80% of learning in a standard classroom is visual? Or that 1 out of 4 children struggle with reading and learning because of undiagnosed vision problems? Vision is more than just seeing 20/20. The optometrists at Prairie Vision Centre are pleased to provide comprehensive eye examinations to all members of our community. We also offer vision therapy services to promote academic success.

RYKER OILFIELD HAULING LTD.: is a local rig moving company that moves rigs and other heavy equipment. We are proud supporter of Thunder Athletes.

ENCOMPASS CREDIT UNION: Encompass Credit Union Ltd. is a member-owned financial institution providing quality service that supports the members’ financial objectives.

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