St. Patrick Catholic School

Weekly Bulletin - October 13, 2019

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO OUR ST. PAT'S FAMILIES!

Thanksgiving Day is a special day each year when we stop to realize the many blessings that lie in everyday living. Let us remember to keep the spirit of thankfulness throughout the year, and greet each day in the spirit of gratefulness. We wish our families a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.


Thank you to the following classes that lead us through our Thanksgiving Assembly!

  • TTH Kindergarten Dacey
  • 2 Wilcox
  • 3 Ellert/Nanias


Thank you to all the parents and supporters who were able to join us for our celebration.

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OCTOBER is the Month of the ROSARY!

October is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary!

For the month of October students and staff are meeting in the chapel during first recess

to pray a Decade a Day reflecting on each of the Mysteries of the Rosary.

This week we will be praying the Luminous Mysteries!


Our Lady of the Rosary...Pray for Us!

SCHOOL FEES - NOW DUE!

NEW...FIELD TRIP FEES for the year have been applied to ALL student accounts.


Invoices can be found in PowerSchool and fees can be paid Online (PowerSchool Parent Portal) or at the school office (Debit, Visa, MasterCard).


Note: If you require financial assistance, Waiver of Fee Application Forms are available (click the link below). Application deadline is: December 13, 2019

TERRY FOX CAMPAIGN

Our grand total for the Terry Fox Campaign this year was...


$5426.50


Thank you for all the donations!

Upcoming Events

October

  • Oct 14 - Thanksgiving Day (No School)
  • Oct 16 - 4G Watershed Field trip
  • Oct 16 - Kodiak visit
  • Oct 16 - EICS Board of Trustees Mtg @ St. Pat's
  • Oct 17 - 4P Watershed Field trip
  • Oct 17 - School Council Mtg @ 7pm
  • Oct 18 - Hot Lunch - Wok box
  • Oct 18 - School Lockdown Safety Drill 9am
  • Oct 21 - ECS Fire Station Field trip
  • Oct 23-29 - Book Fair
  • Oct 24 - Spin the Wheel assembly
  • Oct 25 - School closure

SCHOOL SAFETY DRILLS

Student safety is a priority at St. Patrick Catholic School. As mandated within our Critical Response Plan, please be aware that we will be conducting a School Lockdown Drill later this week. We will be guided by the expertise of the Camrose City Police. Teachers will be preparing students for this upcoming drill.


LOCKDOWN DRILL: October 18 @ 9:00 am

OUR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER

The School Resource Officer is a cooperative program that utilizes a uniformed police officer within the school systems in Camrose, Alberta. It is a joint effort with funding from Battle River School District, Elk Island Catholic Schools and the City of Camrose. It provides both a proactive and reactive resource for the schools within our city.


Our School Resource Officer, Const. John Fernhout provides support and educational programs for our grade 3 students. He is a member of the school and has a role supporting students. He is open to answer and support any students. His role inside the school is less about policing and more about community support and building relationships with students.

SCHOOL SAFETY PATROLLERS IN TRAINING!

Please be aware of the crosswalks in front of our school as our Grade 4 School Safety Patrollers are now on duty!


We appreciate the ongoing support and patience by our parents who drop off/pick up their children. **Please be safe and use the designated crosswalks**.


Thank you to our grade 4 students who volunteered and their leader Ms. Gauthier for the work with the School Safety Patrol Program.

BUSING INFORMATION


**PLEASE STAY CLEAR OF THE BUS LANES AT THE

BEGINNING AND END OF THE SCHOOL DAY**


***FOR FAMILIES/STUDENTS USING 54TH AVE (on North side of school yard) AS PICK UP/DROP OFF-PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION. THERE ARE NO CROSSWALKS THERE AND THAT IS A VERY BUSY STREET WITH HEAVY TRAFFIC***

PARISH INFORMATION

St. Francis Xavier Parish Information

Click HERE for Parish Information and Bulletins

Dedication of the New St. Francis Xavier Church and Altar

You are invited

to join us as we celebrate

the Solemn Dedication of the new

St. Francis Xavier Church and Altar

by

His Grace, The Most Reverend

Richard W. Smith

Archbishop of Edmonton


SATURDAY, October 26, 2019

3605 50 Street

Camrose, Alberta


Dedication Litrugy

10:00 AM

Refreshments to Follow


The Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton

Rev. Joby Augustin CFIC, Pastor

St. Francis Xavier Parish Pastoral Council

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION

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ELL/ESL FAMILIES- A GREAT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY-NO COST

For more information, please contact Kyla Kucy -ELL rep at St. Pat's. kylak@eics.ab.ca

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MONTHLY BULLETIN

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ELK ISLAND STUDENT VIOLENCE THREAT RISK ASSESSMENT (VTRA)

VTRA Protocol - Working Together to Protect our Children and Keep Our Communities Safe


Elk Island Catholic Schools is committed to providing a safe and caring environment for all students/clients, staff, and community members. As such, we have worked together with police and community partners to adopt a Violence Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocol for the Camrose area. See attached VTRA Protocol letter. Click HERE for more information.

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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