NOON DISMISSAL ON DEC. 16. THE OFFICE CLOSES AT NOON. NO CELTICS CLUB.Dear Families,
A BIG thank you and congratulations to all the students and staff on a successful Christmas concert. This was the first one in person since 2019 and it was so joyful to witness! Thank you to Mrs. Boronco, our music teacher, for directing and conducting the classes and the bands.
This week is one of my favourite weeks of school as we continue to prepare for the Baby Jesus. There is a lot of anticipation for Christmas and the upcoming break. Please see the flyer below for the themes of each day as chosen by our Student Leadership Team.
A Prayer for Third Week of Advent
Heavenly Father, This third week of Advent, let us remember that the good news of Jesus’ birth has the power to bring us great joy this Christmas season. Our joy isn’t dependent on what is going on in our life, in our world, or the people that we are with. It doesn’t depend on the gifts we give or the gifts we find under the tree.
No earthly thing can ever give us complete joy. Our joy comes from you. That joy that flooded the hearts of the shepherds, the angels, the wise men, the hosts of heaven, and Mary and Joseph is the joy that still has the power to overwhelm our hearts with rejoicing.
Flood our hearts with joy this Advent season as we reflect on the good news of Jesus’ birth. In Jesus’ precious name we pray.
Yours In Christ,
Mrs. Maria Fonseca
Christmas Spirit Week (Dec. 12-16)
I just want to thank the following groups for their help once again with the concert and look forward to seeing everyone back at our Spring Production!
- Our Grade 7 Cast, Bands, Intermediate Choir and classes
- Grade 7 Backstage Crew
- Grade 5,6 & 7s for set up and clean up of the gym
- Mrs. Kravjanski and Mrs. Stradeski with the actors backstage
- Mrs. Prinster for coordinating costumes
- Mr. Archer, our IT support
- Mrs. Barbosa, Mrs. Cheng, Mrs. Newill & Ms. Schroeder for props
- Mr. Zochowski & Mr. Newill for backdrops and props
AND OF COURSE A BIG THANK YOU TO THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS WHO CAME TO WATCH AND FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS TO OUR MUSIC PROGRAM. God bless you!
Photo Retake Orders
If you would like to order through the school, please send your photo order to the office by Wed. Dec. 14th. You can also order online on Lifetouch’s website.
No Latin Club and Games Club – Dec. 13 & 15
Please note these activities are not running the last week of school before our Christmas Break.
Please join us for Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Thomas Haney Knights of Columbus, Council 5566 after the 9:00AM & 11:15 AM masses in the gym.
Congratulations to our December Birthday Winners:
Christmas Hot Lunch
A big thank to our Hot Lunch Coordinator, Jen and the volunteers who are making a traditional turkey and ham lunch for our students and staff on Thursday, Dec. 14. If your child is not partaking, please send a lunch with them.
Thank you to all the generous families who have donated and made it possible for us to provide lunches for the whole school.
FORMED: Catholic Resources
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
We look forward to a wonderful year working with you to help share our beautiful Catholic faith with your children. We are excited to announce a learning tool called FORMED that will be used by some of our teachers, and more importantly by students and parents in the home.
FORMED.org is a premier on-line platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, cartoons, audio dramas, ebooks, and talks – and it’s free for every parishioner.
All parents and guardians need to subscribe to FORMED so students can complete assignments throughout the year. Use the simple steps below:
1. Go to https://signup.formed.org/ to subscribe.
2. Enter our parish zip code.
3. Enter your name and email address. You’re in!
After you Sign Up, download the FORMED App by searching “FORMED Catholic” in your App store. For technical support: https://watch.formed.org/contact/support.
Thank you for your commitment to being the primary educators of your children. It is from you that they first learn about the truth and beauty of their faith.
Please ensure you are signed up on our Remind App. In the event of a school closure due to weather, we will let you know before 7:00am.
Join St. Patrick’s Community on Remind! https://www.remind.com/join/67aaccg?utm_medium=android
or Text @67aaccg to (587)316-2822
Library Books – Return before the Christmas Break
All library books are due back next week, Dec. 5th – 9th.
Books that are not returned will be fined the $10.00 lost book fee.
12: Christmas Sweater/Red Day (non-uniform)
13: Christmas Accessories (wear with uniform)
13: P.E.C. Meeting
14: Grinch Day/Green Day (non-uniform)
14: Advent Assembly (Gr. 2) – 1:15pm
15: Dress Up for Christmas Lunch (non-uniform)
15: Annual Christmas Hot Lunch
16: Uniform Day for Mass (Gr. 7)
16: Last Day Before the Holidays – NOON DISMISSAL
03: School Re-opens
06: School Mass (6M)
20: School Mass (6B)
23: Pro D- No School
27: Celtics Day
Permissions slips must be handed in prior to attending. These are NOT open to all grades:
Latin Club: Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm (Mr. Brooks)
Games Club: Thursdays at from 3:00 – 4:30 pm (Mr. Brooks & Mrs. Wagg)
- Gr. 5, 6 & 7 – Liturgy Choir Practice Dec. 13 @ 11:30
- Gr. 5, 6, & 7 – School Mass Friday Dec. 16 – morning practice @ 8:10am
INTERMEDIATE CHOIR Gr. 4-7:
- every Wednesday 8:00am – 8:35am in the music room
- Dec. 7, 14 – No Intermediate Choir Practice
St. Patrick’s School
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