Hawks Weekly News
St. Theresa - October 3, 2021
Mark Your Calendars:
- Wednesday Oct. 6 - Early Dismissal 2:13pm
- Monday Oct. 11 - Thanksgiving (No School)
- Thursday Oct. 14 - Pajama Day
- Monday Oct. 18 - PD Day (School closed for students)
- Friday Oct. 22 - school photo retakes
* Effective Monday, October 4 (The first Monday of the month will always be the switch day), we will now have the grades 6 and 8 students eat first and the grade 5 and 7 students will be outside first.
- Grade 5's will have recess; Gr. 6's will eat lunch @ 11:57am-12:22pm- they will switch @12:22-12:47pm
- Grade 7's will have recess; Gr. 8's will eat lunch @ 12:47pm-1:12pm -they will switch @1:12-1:37pm
*Hot Lunch is served on Tuesday & Thursday's - You will receive order confirmation emails if you have ordered Hot Lunch
*Swimming lessons begin Thursday Oct. 7
This week at St. Theresa
Orange Shirt day to honor Truth & Reconciliation
Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
The St. Theresa Parent Advisory Council performs many vital functions for our school community, by helping to facilitate school wide student functions and providing valuable funding to our school via fundraising. Parents involved in the PAC learn about planning and development within the school and are part of the planning process. These roles make their involvement very important to the families, administration and teachers.
All positions are open for elections. Please join the November 2, 2021 meeting to take part in informing our new Council for the 2021-2022 school year.
2021-2022 PAC Executive
Chair: Melissa Goulet
Treasurer: Kim Pennock
Secretary: Rosie Conrad
Meeting Dates for 2021-2022: All meetings will be held virtually at 6:30pm. A google meet link will be emailed the day of the meetings.
- November 2, 2021
- December 14, 2021
- January 25, 2022
- March 8, 2022
- April 19, 2022
- May 31, 2022
OLPH Parish - Sacraments
We Remember, We Celebrate, We Believe
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH
13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park AB. T8H 1Y7
Phone : 780 467 5470 Fax : 780 467 0530
September 1, 2021
Welcome to a new year of Catholic education and faith formation for your child!
Each year, in a Catholic school, your child will learn about many aspects of their Catholic faith— including learning about the seven sacraments. In our Archdiocese, preparing children for the celebration of their own sacraments always occurs in the parish, with the support of the school: • preparing for First Reconciliation, and then First Eucharist, can begin when a child is 7 years of age and in Grade 2 or older
• preparing for Confirmation can begin when a child is about 12 years of age and in Grade 6 or older • special preparation is also available for children of any age who are not yet baptized
Most children attending Catholic schools are ready to receive at the ages shown above, but there is no such thing as too late. Are you seeking for your child to celebrate a sacrament, such as Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation? Are you ready to help them live out their Baptismal promises? Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and Elk Island Catholic Schools are each involved in preparing your child for a Catholic sacrament along with you. It is a group effort, and everyone has a role:
• As a parent, the Church has always held that you are the primary teacher of the faith for your child. You teach them about God; set the example; talk about your own faith; and you bring them to Mass. • The place where the sacraments are celebrated and lived is the Catholic parish. We the people of God in the Church are each part of the Body of Christ. Being in relationship with the parish community (with all its challenges and blessings) is essential for your life of faith and that of your child. The preparation for, and celebration of, the sacraments happens in the parish church. • You must sign your child up for preparation at the parish. The school doesn’t do this part of the process for you. Catholic schools are a special place for children to learn more about Jesus Christ, to practice living in a community of faith, and to develop and deepen a relationship with Christ. We (Catholic parish and Catholic school) are eager to walk beside you and your children during this very special time. Please call OLPH parish office 780-467-5470, send an email to email@example.com or visit www.olph.ca/sacraments to get started or learn more.
As you prepare your child for their sacraments may this also be a special time for you - of deepening your own understanding and of growing in faith for the whole family!
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Jim Corrigan, Pastor
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
A Roman Catholic Christian community.
We come together at our Lord’s invitation to worship God, celebrate the sacraments, and deepen our faith. We strive to be thankful, generous and welcoming, and are sent forth to help advance God’s Kingdom on earth by proclaiming the Gospel and serving others.