SAA Newsflash!

20/11/2020

Dear Sister Alphonse Families,

Happy Friday! Please note that we do not always have a Friday Newsflash, but we are sharing one with you this week as we have a few important events/messages regarding upcoming events for next week.


Please note the BULLETIN for next week will be shared next WEDNESDAY, as this will include more details about the new timetable that will start on Monday, November 30, 2020.


God bless and have a great weekend!


Christine Samson,

Principal


Lisa Kleparchuk,

Vice Principal

IMPORTANT DATES FOR NEXT WEEK

Upcoming Week at SAA


Monday, Nov 23 - Last week of options - Junior High

Inside Education Virtual Presentation - Junior High classes


Tuesday, Nov 24 - Exciting day of learning


Wednesday, Nov 25 - Exciting day of learning


Thursday, Nov 26 - SAA Spirit Day! Wear your school spirit wear or the school colours of blue and green.


Friday, Nov 27 - Elementary Report cards go home

Last day of Semester one classes: Junior High School

No school for Kindergarten

ARISE! GET UP!

Guiding Question:

What is the relationship between how Jesus calls us to “Arise: Get up!” and how we respond to challenges that impact our well being?


Our Faith Goal:

At Sister Alphonse Academy we will “Arise: Get up!” and live like Jesus through engaging in hope, perseverance, and caring for our students, staff and community. (SERVE, ACHIEVE, ASPIRE).



Guiding Question:

How can we provide valuable feedback to students based upon success criteria while continuing to support deep learning through multiple pathways?


Our Learning Goal:

At Sister Alphonse Academy we will practice and explore ways to provide meaningful and varied feedback to students while continuing to support deep learning through multiple pathways.

Superintendent's Update

Please click on the link below to read the latest update from Dr. Clint Moroziuk, Superintendent of Schools. Please check out our new Arise Up! Get Up! theme song within his letter to the community. We enjoyed listening to this today with our students. Thank you to Dr. Moroziuk and all of the people who participated in creating this uplifting, faith inspired song!


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School fees are due

Dear Parent/Guardian: Please visit school cash as soon as possible to pay school fees for the 2020/2021 school year. If you need any assistance online with the process or you need to make payment arrangements, please contact the school at (780) 809-2996.


https://ca.schoolcash.net/GSACRD/Login

Sacramental Preparation - St. Albert Parish and Holy Family Parish Update!

Please contact the Parish to register for Sacramental Preparation for your children by the end of NOVEMBER. Classes are taking place virtually, but. you need to contact the Parish directly to enrol your child. Thank you!


St. Albert Parish - https://www.stalbertparish.com/

Holy Family Parish - https://www.holyfamilyparish.ca/


The Sacrament of First Reconciliation (Confession) will be celebrated on an individual basis on Saturday mornings throughout the month of December (Season of Advent).

Looking forward to a different but rich and rewarding experience of sacrament preparation this year!

For more information, please contact Marieta at

Download the registration form here.


https://www.holyfamilyparish.ca/sacraments/reconciliation





The Sacrament of First Eucharist (Holy Communion) is no longer scheduled according to the school the child attends. After a child has had the opportunity to celebrate their First Reconciliation (Confession) and after having completed the preparation process, families can arrange the date and Mass time for their child’s First Eucharist (Holy Communion) by contacting Joanne at the parish office at or 780-459-3694.

Looking forward to a different but rich and rewarding experience of sacrament preparation this year!

For more information, please contact Marieta at

Download the registration form here.


The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated in our parish in 2021 sometime in May or later. Details will be provided as they become available.

Looking forward to a different but rich and rewarding experience of sacrament preparation this year!

For more information, please contact Marieta at

Download the registration form here.

Medical form - Prescriptions

If your child requires any medication to be administered at school, please fill out a medical form. Staff are not permitted to administer medication to students as per our Administrative Policy, AP 313 without the proper paper work being filled out prior. A kind word that students who are also to keep medication with them at all times, please check to see if this is available and is with their person. Please see the GSACRD policy below which includes the permission forms required. Thank you.


Bullying Awareness Week at SAA!

This week at Sister Alphonse Academy we spent time each day having anti-bullying discussions and having activities in our classes. We are called each day to "Arise Up! Get Up! and treat others with care and respect as Jesus did. Each one of us is created in God's image.
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Here are some of the Knights in their spirit wear. The next spirit wear online store will be open on January 11th with an arrival in early February.

Celebrating Sister Alphonse's Birthday!

Thank you to Mrs. Kleparchuk and Mrs. Trenchard for all of their hard work in organizing the Faith Filled Friday and special birthday treat in honour of Sister Alphonse's birthday which is celebrated on November 22, 2020. Students received an initialed cookie from Sobey's and Grandin Bakery with safety protocols in place.


We honour Sister Alphonse as she is our namesake. Her generosity and caring spirit is a part of who we see ourselves as Knights in the world!

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Grade 3 students participating in community service!

Junior High Fashion Option Class!

Congratulations to all of our students in Mrs. McKinnon's Fashion Junior High class! They have created some great fashion projects throughout the semester. Well done!
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