Friday, September 10, 2021

One Family, One Hope in Christ

He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it.”

Mark:34-35

Friday, September 10, 2021

Dear Families,

It has been such a JOY to have the students back at school. It is too quiet when Mrs. Rieu and I are working in the office and the building is empty. While the students are keeping us hopping, we are glad for their smiles, laughter and greetings. Thank you for entrusting your children to our care and for doing your part in keeping our students and community healthy and safe.

Thank you to Father Matthew and the parish for our first school mass today! It was wonderful to see the children all together at Mass. The choir sounded amazing and I was teary just being able to participate in person. God is good!

I want to thank the staff for all their preparation for the new school year. The classrooms look amazing! We do have some painting projects still to complete this fall, which was part of our Fitness-a-thon fundraiser last year.

Just a reminder that school staff will be at the St. Patrick’s Festival tomorrow starting at 6:00pm! Look for us near the cotton candy booth! If you would like to meet with your child’s teacher regarding something specific about your child, please email them directly to book an appointment.

The school calendar has been updated on the website and is also included at the bottom of this newsletter. Please note that we are closed on Sept. 30 for Truth and Reconciliation Day.

If there are any medical forms or medication to be sent to school, please send it to the office. If you have to update any personal information please do so ASAP.

Again, I thank you for choosing St. Patrick’s School for your family and we look forward to working with you this year.

Yours In Christ,

Mrs. Maria Fonseca

The Daily Health Check Up

The K to 12 Health Check website and app is an easy way to decide if your child should attend school based on their symptoms. It includes current health guidelines and offers an age-appropriate user experience for K to 12 students.

Download the app:

First Hot Lunch – Ordering Live on School Website

Wednesday, September 22nd – Domino’s Pizza

Place your order before Wednesday, September 15th at 7:00pm

Payments to the school by Thursday, September 16th

Remind App

In the event of an emergency closure, power outage or for any other urgent notices we need to send home, please download the Remind app and sign up for our school’s emergency notifications.

https://www.remind.com/join/3c9db3

If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications.

Text the message @3c9db3 to the number (587) 409-5794.

Family Pictures Please

We are creating a bulletin board to reflect our theme, “One Family, One Hope In Christ”. We would like to include as many of our families as possible! Please send a picture of your family to school. You can email them to [email protected] and we will print them for you! No names will be published.

A photo of the bulletin board may be shared on our newsletter, our social media (Facebook & Twitter) and to the BC Catholic. By sending your photo in, you consent to sharing it to these outlets.

Immunization Information from Fraser Health

Please find the attached letter for distribution to to parents regarding the province’s Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation. This is with regards to immunization program which will affect our Grade 6 and 7s. docx Letter to Parents – BCs Vaccination Status Reporting Regulation Sept 3 2021.docx Download 187.5 KB

Holy Grounds

The Holy Grounds Coffeehouse at the Parish Center is selling some items. You can pick them up in person or contact Julia at [email protected] to make a request for one or for more details.

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