November Newsletter

St. Vital Catholic School

Welcome Families!

November is here and so is the cooler weather. Seems to always come so soon as we scramble to find our snow suits and boots. Along with the cool weather and snow comes other exciting things to celebrate and reflect on; Remembrance Day, report cards, Student Led Conferences, and the start of Advent. Thank you to all of our families for the guidance you have given us regarding your child in supporting their success at school.


God bless,

Mrs. Nichol

What's Happening?!

New Addition to the Staff

We are happy to welcome Mr. Kelly Page to St. Vital School. He has been working with us since September and is now officially an Icewolf. We are very excited to have him work with our older students in Gr. 5/6, and beyond, this year.

Beautiful Celebration with the Bishop

On October 24th, St. Vital Students received their Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion. These lucky students got to meet His Excellency Bishop Stephen through Zoom the Friday leading up to this special celebration, which he led. Thank you to the parish of St. Vital Church for their lovely gifts and preparing a beautiful space for the celebration, to Fr. Sebastian, for all of his classroom visits in helping to prepare the students, and to Mrs. Cawood, Mrs. Whitbread and Mrs. Nichol for helping out and preparing the students for this exciting day.


We will be having a meeting for families wishing to have their children receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion coming up for students in Grade 2 and up. If child is not in Grade 2 and you are interested in your child receiving these sacraments please contact the school and we can support that process.

St. Vital School School Community Council

St. Vital's SCC had their Annual General Meeting. During the AGM council executives were assigned, school goals were shared and SCC goals were made. Our 2021-2022 School Community Council is:

  • Chair - Jennifer Picard
  • Co-Chair - Cassandra Stokel
  • Secretary - Robyn Oborowsky

Other members include Crystal, Carrie Puetz, Nicole Oborowsky, Vivian Blais, Colleen Blais, Joell Kuntz, RoxAnne Prystupa (teacher rep), and Natasha Nichol (principal).


The school goals that SCC will be supporting are in the areas of students improving their writing score from the start to the end of the year by a minimum of one level and supporting students in being regulated in a trauma informed way. They are busy planning various events and fundraisers to support these goals. If you are interested in learning more and joining this dynamic team please come to our next meeting: December 1st, 7:00pm at St. Vital School's library.

Update from our St. Vital Student Leadership Club President

Wow! October is here and gone! When picking a winner for the “Design your own costume”, it was a very tough decision but we found our hard-working winners. Congratulations to Emily , Katelyn , Gabriella , and Ynnah. They had very creative costumes and worked very hard. They had many different colors that just popped out and very unique costume ideas. Let’s give them a round of applause for their amazing work!

In November, The SLC has come up with a few dress-up days for November. On the 10th of November, we are doing Formal day/Red day in honour of the veterans and to represent what they did for us. Dress up in your nice clothes or wear red. On the 19th is hat day, wear your favorite hats or toques. On the 26th we will be having school spirit day, wear your school apparel or the school colors. Our colors are blue, white, grey, and black. That concludes the dress-up days for November.

Athletics: Volleyball

Volleyball will be starting next week. Listen to the announcements for practices! We will have both a boys and a girls team made up of grades 4-7 students. With COVID still being predominant in our community and in keeping the safety of our students' health in mind, this volleyball season's format will be at the school level only. We will make 4 teams from those students who are interested and play against one another after school on the scheduled game days! Here are the game days! We will keep you all posted about the final round-robin tournament!

game 1: Thursday, November 18th (team 1 VS team 2 AND Team 3 VS Team 4)

game 2: Tuesday, November 22nd (team 1 VS team 3 AND Team 2 VS Team 4)

game 3: Thursday, December 2nd (team 1 VS Team 4 AND Team 2 VS Team 3)


Girls' Coaches are Mrs. Prystupa and Miss Wasilewski

Boys' Coaches are Mr. Cawood and Miss Lorenz

Halloween Treats Best Kept at Home

Just a reminder to tell your child/ren to keep their Halloween treats at home. We are wanting to promote healthy eating and eliminate the littering of wrappers and sucker sticks.

Photo Retakes Tuesday, November 2nd

Please let your child's teacher know if you are wanting retakes. The photographer will be here1:00pm. For those students who are in the Monday/Wednesday Prekindergarten and Kindergarten programs and you are wanting to have retakes you are welcome to bring your child to school between 1:00 and 2:00pm. Should you have any further questions please reach out.

Student Recognition

This year our school's focus will be on the Beatitudes. Each month students will focus on one Beatitude, discovering what it means and how they can live it in their everyday life. This is a great opportunity for you and your family to discuss and learn about the Beatitudes as well. If you are interested in learning more you can watch these videos.


Sermon on the Mount - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze7w3-BL3OM


Explanation of the Beatitudes for older students - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxWCspyE7lg


For the month of November we are focusing on the Beatitude; "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

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Remembrance Day Service

Our Remembrance Day Service will be November 10th in the morning. We are fortunate to have a member of the Legion come join us for this service. Remembrance Day posters are due this day as well and will be submitted to our local Canadian Legion. We are asking that students wear red this day.


Reminder that there is no school on Remembrance Day November 11th or the Friday, November 12th. Enjoy an extra long weekend.

Scholastic Book Fair

This year Mrs. Williams will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair at the school from November 22nd-26th. The format of the book fair due to COVID will be both virtual for the families and in person at school with the student. For those of you interested in previewing what will be at the book fair a live link will be sent out via School Messenger and Facebook closer to the live date. This can be used to help you select books with your child ahead of time and you can send a list of the books selected and money for your child to purchase their books at school during their scheduled time. Another option for those wishing to purchase Christmas gifts, is to contact Mrs. Williams through the school phone (306) 937-2233 or email crystal.williams@lskysd.ca. The great thing about supporting the book fair is that a portion of the money earned is given back to the library to order more books.

Student Led Conferences

Report cards and Student Led Conferences will be at the end of the month. Reports cards will be sent home Tuesday, November 23rd. Due to COVID still being in our community we will be having Virtual/Phone Student Led Conferences Wednesday, November 24th and Thursday, November 25th from 4:00pm-7:00pm. A note will be going home ahead of time requesting your preferred date and time.

Advent Is a Time to Prepare

November 28th marks the start of Advent, a time where we prepare for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. We will be having a school mass, Wednesday, November 24th led by our Student Leadership Club at 10:50am. Mass will be in the gym so that Fr. Sebastian can bless our Advent Wreaths.