St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin - December 13, 2019

3rd WEEK of ADVENT

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Advent is a four-week period that marks the beginning of the Christmas season. It is a time of spiritual preparation before the celebration of the birth of Christ. The period of Advent involves reflection about what it meant for the world before Christ came and preparing the church and hearts for the true meaning of Christmas. Our Advent assemblies (led by Gr. 4 leadership) will start Monday, December 2nd in period 1.


During this last week, we will gather as a school in the gym on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday for prayer/reflection. Our Parents are always welcome to join us.

Our theme this year is the Christmas story from different gospels.

FACE to FACE MINISTRIES-St. Pat's Retreat

On Friday, our students were very fortunate to have Daniel and Ryan lead us through the day with the following theme:


We will learn about how God has a purpose and a plan for each of us that far surpass anything we could ever imagine for ourselves and how to use the time God has given us "on purpose." We will consider the different ways we use our time (ex: video games, sports, friends, etc) and challenge the youth to a healthy balance by offering the truth that these joy's in our life are a gift from God.


Our students and staff had a ton of fun! A special thank-you to the REAL Foundation for subsidizing this presentation.

ECS/PRE-K CHRISTMAS CONCERTS!

Thank you to all our families and supporters for your attendance! Our students did terrific and they loved performing for all of you.


Merry Christmas!

CHRISTMAS CONCERT-ECS (M/W) & PRE-K (AM)

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT-ECS (T/TH) & PRE-K (PM)

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MILK ORDER (Q3) - DUE MONDAY (DEC 16)

If you would like to order milk for your child, order forms are set up in PowerSchool for Q3 and Q4.


Order and payment deadlines:


  • Q3 is due December 16 (Runs January 8 - March 20)
  • Q4 is due March 16 (Runs April 1 - May 29)



If you have any questions regarding this online form, please contact the school office at 780-672-2177.

GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR CHRISTMAS!

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KODIAK VISIT!!

GRADES 1-4 CHRISTMAS CONCERT INFORMATION

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TICKETS ARE NOW LIMITED..... on a first come, first serve basis at the Lougheed Center

COST: $7 each


PLEASE NOTE: The J & P Lougheed staff have requested that no flash photography be used during the performances. This will limit distraction to performers and audience members.

UPCOMING EVENTS...

December
  • Dec 16 - Gr 1-4 Christmas Concert (see schedule)
  • Dec 16 - Q3 Milk Orders Due
  • Dec 17 - Gr 1-4 Christmas Concert (see schedule)
  • Dec 19 - Spin the Wheel/PJ Day
  • Dec 20 - School Closure - No School
  • Dec 20 -Jan 5 - Christmas Break


January

  • Jan 6 - Welcome back to School!
  • Jan 9 - Early Dismissal @ 2:05 pm
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SCHOOL COUNCIL CHRISTMAS COOKIE ACTIVITY

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TIS THE SEASON FOR HEAD LICE!

Lice Prevention
  • Avoid head-to-head contact with friends when playing at school.
  • Don't share clothing such as hats, scarves, coats or hair ribbons.
  • Say no to sharing combs, brushes or any other hair products.


Click MyHealth.Alberta.ca for more information on Head Lice and How to Treat it.

WELLNESS MINUTE-WINTER WEATHER TIPS

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SCHOOL SAFETY INFORMATION

School Safety Patrollers
  • Please be aware of the crosswalks in front of our school as our Grade 4 Safety Patrollers are now on duty! **Be safe and use the designated crosswalks**


Busing Information

  • Please stay clear of the bus lanes at the beginning and end of the school day
  • Families/Students using 54th ave (North Side of School Yard) as a pick up/drop-off location, please use extreme caution. There are no crosswalks and it is a very busy street with heavy traffic

PARISH INFORMATION

St. Francis Xavier Parish Information

Click HERE for Parish Information and Bulletins

FIRST COMMUNION CLASSES

ADVENT PENITENTIAL CELEBRATION

WHEN: Thursday, December 19 @ 7pm

WHERE: St. Francis Xavier Parish

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR'S MASS SCHEDULE 2019

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COMMUNITY HEALTH MONTHLY BULLETIN

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COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS MEALS

Community Christmas Meal
The Church of God is putting on a free community Christmas meal on Saturday Dec. 21st from 5:00
- 7:00 p.m. Everyone Welcome!


Christmas Dinner @ Camrose Legion
Marilyn and Jeanne are hosting a free Christmas Dinner on December 25th from 4:00
p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Camrose Legion (6002 - 50 Ave.) This is for you if you are alone, or
your kids & family are far away, or if you are not up to preparing a Christmas meal ... widowers, widows, couples, kids ... tell your neighbour! You are all welcome. R.S.V.P. is required by December 15th by calling 780-672-3325.


Norsemen Inn Christmas Day Promotion
The Norsemen Inn will once again be offering a free Christmas Dinner to those who otherwise may not be able to enjoy a traditional dinner on this special day.
Please call Chris at the Norsemen Inn at 780-672-9171 to request tickets.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION

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HOW TO REPORT AN ABSENCE

To report an absence you can do any of the following options:


  1. Call 1-877-246-9970 - option 3
  2. Use the SchoolMessenger App
  3. Use the "SchoolMessenger" link in the EICS App (this requires the SchoolMessenger app to be installed on a phone)
  4. Use https://go.schoolmessenger.ca

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