September 11 - September 15
FROM THE OFFICE
We are excited to welcome all our students back to SCS! Please remember that our building does not open for students before 8:20AM. Students who arrive earlier will need to wait outside until the doors open.
In the afternoon, we kindly ask that students pick up their children before 3:35PM. After 3:35PM, students are kindly asked to wait outside for their transportation.
Tacos With Teachers!
Tacos with Teachers -- ie. Meet the Teacher Night -- is coming soon!
Mark your calendars for Monday, September 18th from 6 pm - 7 pm and join us then for some delicious food and fellowship.
Meet all your student's teachers while enjoying tacos and treats.
We're so excited to meet new parents and reconnect with others!
Craft Club Needs Your Help!
Starting Friday September 15th, Craft Club will meet each Friday in The Commons during the lunch break.
This club will give students an opportunity to learn knitting, crocheting, cardmaking, and many others, while enjoying the fellowship of other crafters!
The first craft on the agenda, is knitting and crocheting cold weather accessories for Hope Mission and the Mustard Seed.
We are graciously requesting Michael’s gift cards that Mrs. Plooy could use to purchase the supplies needed for these activities. We are incredibly grateful for the community that surrounds SCA in support and prayer each week.
Thank you! If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Plooy.
Grade 10 Retreat
The grade 10 retreat is around the corner! The retreat will take place on Monday, September 18 and we are heading to Birch Bay.
Permission forms will be out soon!
Students will need to bring a water bottle, and wear comfortable shoes and clothing (no chains or anything that could get stuck in a safety harness). This is a full day retreat and we will go there and back within the regular school day.
Calling All Babysitters!
SCS has a before and after school kids club for elementary-aged students, and we need more caregivers to help our amazing existing team!
If you are an accountable, caring, patient, and energtic babysitter and interested in joining this awesome team, please email Mr. Spronk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Classified Substitute Call
We are looking for great people to add to our substitute list, particularly for our classified substitute list: secretary, library, and EA.
If you are interested in talking more with our adminstration about this opportunity, please email Mrs. Harding at email@example.com
School Council AGM & Meeting
Our school council is meeting on September 18th at 7pm in the Commons for its AGM. Everyone is welcome. The council is always looking for engaged parents who would like to join and there is a vacant vice chair seat to fill next year.
Click here for the agenda.
PowerSchool - Set Up Your Account
These are the steps to set up your NEW PowerSchool Parent Portal account:
- Go to www.eips.ca
- Scroll to the bottom of the main page and click on the PowerSchool Parent Portal link
- In the Username field, type the email address you used for your child's registration
- Leave the Password field blank
- Click the Forgot My Username or Password button
- Type the email address you used for your child's registration as your username and create a password
- An email will be sent to that email address with further instructions
- The district code is: HXWF
SCS SOARS - Staff Recognition
On behalf of the Strathcona Christian Academy Secondary School Council, thank you for helping us recognize our amazing staff for the wonderful work they do.
If there is staff member you'd like to recognize, please fill out this Google form.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK
The Eagle's Nest is open! Each day, Miss Higgs will have a delicious meal ready for purchase. Meals are $6 each or you can purchase a 5-meal punchpass for $25. Cash or cards are accepted.
Monday, September 11th (Day 1)
- Photo Day! South Gym
- Taco Salad Supreme **GF option available**
Tuesday, September 12th (Day 2)
- Meatball for Chicken Parm Sub
Wednesday, September 13th (Day 1)
- NAIT presentation, 11:45 am -12:30 pm, location TBD
- Grilled Cheese or BLT Sandwich with Soup
Thursday, September 14th (Day 2)
- King’s University presentation, 11:45 am -12:30 pm, The Commons
- Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl or Butter Chicken with Naan **Teriyaki is GF option**
Friday, September 15th (Day 1)
- Eagle's Mile for the Terry Fox Run, 9am - 11:30am, North Field
- Athletics Bottle Drive
- Hot Dog Fundraiser for Terry Fox Foundation **GF option available**
UPCOMING KEY DATES
- September 11: Picture Day
September 13: NAIT comes to SCS
September 14: King's University comes to SCS
- September 15: Eagle's Mile
- September 18: Grade 10 Retreat
- September 18: Tacos with Teachers - Meet the Teacher Night, 6 pm
- September 18: School Council AGM & Meeting, 7 pm, The Commons agenda here
- September 19: Off-Campus Education/Dual Credit Information Session
- September 29: Orange Shirt Day
- October 4: Early Dismissal, 2:20 pm
- October 6: Professional Learning Day (schools closed to students)
Bottle Drive to Support SCA Athletics Department
"Save Your Empties and Make a Difference!"
Join us in contributing to the success of SCA's Athletics Department by participating in our Bottle Drive. Your empty bottles can help fund our sports programs and equipment needs.
Date: Friday, September 15th
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: SCA-Secondary School/Church Parking Lot
Clean out your recycling and drop off your bag of empties during the specified hours. Your support makes a significant impact on our athletes and their future achievements.
Thank you for your support!
Post-Secondary Institutions are Coming to SCS!
Representatives from local post-secondary schools will discuss programs offered, pre-requisites, the admissions process, and campus life. All high school students are welcome to attend. No need to register, just show up! Questions? Talk to Mrs. Matheson
NAIT - September 13 from 11:45-12:30 - location TBD
King’s - September 14 from 11:45-12:30 in the Commons
University of Alberta - September 21 from 3:30-4:15 in the Commons
Concordia - September 29 from 11:45-12:30 - location TBD
MacEwan University - October 30, 2023 from 11:45-12:30 in the Commons
EIAA Post-Secondary Fair
The Educational Liaison Association of Alberta (ELAA) is hosting a post-secondary fair at SCA Secondary School on Friday, September 29 from 1:00-2:30. Students will have the chance to learn more about post-secondary opportunities available in Alberta, exploring a variety of career options, programs and course offerings. Please note, this career fair is in addition to the career fair we offer in the spring featuring school parents.
For more information about the school’s ELAA Post-secondary Fair, contact Mrs. Matheson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-464-7127.
Dual-credit opportunity for high school students
EIPS offers dual-credit opportunities for driven, independent students who want to get a head's start on their post-secondary studies! Students can apply to take courses through post-secondary institutions that have partnered with EIPS. Students could earn college/university credits from a post-secondary institution and high school credits in select programs.
Deadlines to apply are fast approaching!
All of the course details (including dates and times, delivery method, and descriptions) are available on the website: https://www.eips.ca/programs-services/career-pathways/dual-credit-pathways
Students will need to “Explore the Courses” to view the handbook. The handbook has all the up-to-date information on which courses are available in S1 and in S2.
Interested students will need to fill out the application form BEFORE the deadline for each program. Each program has unique deadlines.
September 14, 2023 - for Olds College Courses
September 20, 2023- for Lakeland College American Sign Language (please note: this course requires students to register with the East Central Catholic School Division)
September 22, 2023 - Portage College Human Development Course
If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Matheson (email@example.com)