St. Luke Weekly SMORE

September 5, 2022

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Leadership Message

Dear St. Luke Families,


Last week was full of excitement from both students and staff at St. Luke. The staggered entry days went exceptionally well. Having half our students over 2 days allowed teachers not only to discuss new protocols but to check in and reassure students.


As a school community we start this school year with a focus on student and staff mental health. Staff will be developing activities in the classroom that promote classroom community and focus on helping all students to integrate their learning. In addition, we will continue to listen to our students and we will help to support our students in the ways in which this support is required. Trusting relationships are key to a successful year, and our staff will be working hard to establish this foundation. If there is anything you feel that your child’s teacher or the office should know, do not hesitate to reach out.


We would like to welcome back all of our returning staff and welcome the newest members to our team. We are delighted to welcome Miss Sam Boehm, our new Grade 1 teacher and Mr. David Campbell, our new Family Wellness Worker. We are also excited to welcome back Ms.Laura Cormier from Strathcona County who will be working together with our staff to support the academic achievement by focusing on the whole student and their wellness. Promoting positive mental health, coping strategies and healthy relationships will be top priority as we work hard at providing a safe and caring school environment. Together with our amazing school team and with the support from our parents community St. Luke will continue to be a fantastic place for all our students to become the best they can be as we are 'Better Together!'


We look forward to an exciting year!


Blessings,

Cathy Hinger

Principal

MEET TEAM ST. LUKE

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Welcome Back Barbeque Thursday September 8th

Come join us this Thursday at 5:00pm for a barbeque hosted by our wonderful Parent Council and school staff.

This is a great time to meet all the staff, see our amazing little school, and visit with our school families.


Please take a minute and fill out this form if you plan to attend with your family so we have an accurate count for food.


https://forms.gle/iLs8ssG2NA9cucpRA

**If you are planning on attending, please submit this form by end of day Tuesday, Sept 6**

SCHOOL COUNCIL/PARENT ASSOCIATION

Our first School Council/Parent Association Meeting will be held virtually on Monday, September 12th at 6:30pm. If you have any questions about the school council , please do not hesitate to reach out at: stlukeparentcouncileics@gmail.com

For information on how to complete these, please go this link.

https://www.eics.ab.ca/parent-resources-including-technology-powerschool/parent-technology-handbook-powerschool-for-parents


FACEBOOK -Join Us!

If you haven’t already, please join our School Council and Parent Association Facebook page! We are excited to offer this official space to share news and updates about events, fundraising, and more!

Student Drop off and Pick ups

We are working with transportation on fine tuning our student drop off and pick up for this year. To ensure student safety please follow these guidelines:

  • Busing students will be dropped off and picked up first and will enter the school first.

  • After they pull away all other students can be dropped off.

  • If you need to drop or pick up sooner please use the drop at the back of the busses or at the front using the gravel parking lot.

  • Please park first and do not stop and pick up your student when driving through the parking lot.


Thank you for following this process for the safety of our students. We will keep you up to date on any changes made with the busing procedures.


Power School

It is that time of year again when we need parents to log into your Powerschool account and fill out your yearly consent for technology use and fieldtrips. Also if you have not fill out the Demographic form sent out in June please complete it. This give the most current information for your student, Alberta Ed requires families to fill this form yearly.


Thank you for taking time to do this.

https://powerschool.eics.ab.ca/public/


School fees will be added On October 1st. Teachers are still confirming this years fieldtrips.

Nutrition Program

We are very excited to announce that St. Luke has been chosen once again as a recipient of the Provincial Government Nutrition Program Grant. Students enjoy nutritious snacks daily that are delivered to their classroom to enjoy for their morning snack. We will be welcoming a Nutrition Program Coordinator this year to bring more variety to our program. We will introduce you to them at a later date.


Our Administrative Procedure reinforces the principles of healthy eating outlined in the Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide and the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth. If you have additional questions please contact our office staff.


This week at St. Luke.....

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Upcoming Dates

Monday September, 5

  • Holiday - Enjoy!


Tuesday September, 6

  • Praise and Worship Assembly 8:30am


Wednesday September, 7

  • Early Dismissal 1:40


Thursday September, 8

  • Reckie Lloyd - Drums and Dancing
  • Welcome back BBQ 5:00


Friday September, 9


Monday September 12

  • Parent Council/Parent Association Meeting 6:30pm

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

Reminder to all parents that the deadline to join Fall preparation classes 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.


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OLPH (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish)

Masses at OLPH will be livestreamed. Please join using this link. https://www.facebook.com/olphsherwoodpark/videos/


Visit OLPH Website for more information about the parish and in regards to sacremental preparation.


Read the lastest bullitin from OLPH or visit www.facebook.com/olphsherwoodpark

St. Francis of Assisi Parish is administered by Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sherwood Park. Please contact the parish for confession times and more information.


Clergy: Reverend Jim Corrigan, Pastor

Mass Time: Sunday 11:00

Email Address: StFrancisAssisi.Tofield(at)caedm.ca


5523 - 50 Street Tofield, AB T0B 4J0

See map: Google Maps

Phone: 780-467-5470