St. Mary's Catholic School

School Newsletter - Nov. 28, 2021

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Today marks the First Sunday of the Advent Season!

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Jersey Day for School Sport!

On Friday, November 26th, STMY joined School Sport Canada is supporting a national day to show love and support for school sport by inviting students and staff to wear a sports jersey to school! It has been so good to have sports back in the building as we see how vital it is to school spirit. STMY joined the high school sports associations across Canada to show support for school sport!

Busy Elves in Mr. Kirk's Workshop

The Shop class has been hopping with student creativity. Check out some of their amazing products below. Great job Mr. Kirk and class!
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Study Skills and Test Taking - Wednesdays at Lunch

We have noticed many students with high anxiety surrounding test taking, especially around PAT's and Diplomas. Starting this week STMY is offering extra coping and studying skills seminars at lunchtime in the Library. Please speak to Ms. Sonora Bohaychuk for further details.

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Appropriate Winter/School Attire

With the winter season upon us, this is just a reminder that students may have activities outside or the school may be put into a position where we have to evacuate the school and that students need to be prepared for the winter climate and dressed appropriately. At a minimum, winter attire such as a winter coat, mitts, and toque are essential in case of a school emergency. Students that utilize the bus for field trips during our winter months must have essential winter clothing to be allowed on the bus.

Students are also asked to show good judgment by wearing suitable clothing in accordance with the school policy. It is expected that students' clothing be appropriate to our Catholic school setting. As a Catholic School, we recognize the value of dressing in a manner that reflects the respect shown to ourselves and to others. Clothing with objectionable lettering, cresting, or clothing that is revealing is not consistent with the Catholic philosophy of St. Mary’s Catholic School and will not be allowed to be worn on school property or at school-sponsored events and functions.

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Fee Waiver Deadline - Dec. 13th

Parents, please don't forget to apply for your fee waivers before December 13th. Contact Mrs. Michaelchuk at the main office for more details.
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Jr. Boys and Girls Basketball EIPS Tournament Kickoff

The junior high boys and girls kicked off their season at the EIPS tournament this weekend. It was a great weekend of competition for both teams. The girls fought hard in consolation against Fort Christian but unfortunately could not pull off the win. The boys made their way to the gold medal final, and after a hard-fought battle against Cloverbar, they finished in second. Great job to both teams, and we wish them luck as their league games begin this week with the junior girls team playing Vegreville Comp at home on Thursday.
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Sr. Volleyball Teams End their Season Strong

The senior girls ended their season with a great weekend of volleyball in Lac La Biche. They finished strong, winning their last game in 2 sets, unfortunately, it was not enough to make it to the playoffs. The girls have grown so much throughout the season and have shown sportsmanship, resilience, and incredible heart from start to finish.

Mr. Manderson’s senior boys also had an awesome end to their season. The boys battled all the way to the quarterfinals where they gave it their all but fell, 15-13, in the third set to the 2-seed Mallaig. The boys have shown great determination, passion, and grit throughout the season, led by their incomparable captain, senior Isaac Potts. Thank you to Mr. Paulichuk for filling in as coach at Zones!

We are so proud of our athletes and all they have accomplished this season!

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Athletic Announcements:

Basketball Season is here:

  • Sr. Boys basketball Icebreaker Tournament in Forestburg and Daysland this Friday and Saturday (Dec. 3-4th)

Community Announcements:

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AFTER HOURS SCHEDULE and upcoming Events

Just a reminder about the After Hours Program. Please find the REGISTRATION FORM HERE. If you have any further questions or want more information, please don't hesitate to contact Emma Murray at FCSS in Vegreville ph: 780.632.3966 em:

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The First Sunday of Advent

First Week of Advent

Reading from the Gospel of Mark:

33 Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. 35 Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, 36 or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”


Lord, our God, we praise You for Your Son, Jesus Christ, for He is Emmanuel, the Hope of all people. He is the Wisdom that teaches and guides us. He is the Savior of us all.

O Lord, let your blessing come upon us this Advent season. Thank you for Christ's promise of salvation. May He come quickly and not delay. We ask this in His holy name. Amen.

Parish Plans:

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Please register to attend Saturday or Sunday Mass:

They are using the webpage: SignUpGenius.

On the page that comes up click on the box or boxes of the Masses you wish to attend. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Submit and Sign-Up”. On the page that then comes up, enter your name, email, phone number and in “Quantity” put in the number of people attending with you. Then click on “Sign-Up Now”

Please contact Barb at the office if you are unable to register online and she will do it for you.

ph: 780-632-3272


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