Walk with Jesus Our Living Hope
In this week’s Gospel, Jesus’ parable talks about the servants who were entrusted with his money. The first and second servant received talents and used them and gained more, the third servant hid the talents received and did not do anything with it.
His master said to him, “Well done, good and trustworthy servant; you have shown you are trustworthy in small things; I will trust you with greater; come and join in your master’s happiness.”– Matthew 25:23
In the parable, talents actually refers to money or coins that was given, but when I was in the classroom and would try and have the students connect to it, we actually talked about their God-given talents and how they could share it with the world. When the students are younger, it is easier for them to talk about all the amazing and wonderful things they can do. As they get older, they are more self conscious and they don’t talk as enthusiastically about their amazing skills. Maybe it is because they start to compare themselves to their peers. No longer do they see themselves as fast runners or great artists but they start to refer to themselves as “not the fastest” or “I can’t do it as well as so-and-so”.
It is so important to remind them that God loves them no matter what. He wants us to use our talents for good, to share what we have and who we are with others. It is not the size of what we give but what is in our hearts when we do it.
May God bless you and keep you safe.
Yours In Christ
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Bark Mulch Parent Participation – Cancelled
Due to the new COVID restrictions, we have cancelled the delivery of bark mulch and subsequently the work bee on Saturday. We hope to be able to have it in the spring.
RETAKE Orders Due
Photo retake orders are due to the office by Monday, November 16th. No late orders accepted. After that date, you can place your order for the photos online.
Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child
All Shoeboxes are due back next week (Nov. 16th – 19th). Thank you to everyone who has returned them already.
Please check our fundraiser page as we have a few ongoing. We appreciate all your support at this time as we cannot have our larger annual fundraisers due to COVID-19 protocols. Every little bit helps!
Growing Smiles Fundraiser: (poinsettias, planters & wreath sales) from November 16th – 27th. Delivery scheduled for December 4th.
Anita Alberto Photography: to provide amazing family photos for your holidays. Portraits will be offered Thursday, Nov. 19th for students only and Saturday, Nov. 21st for families & temporary transition students. Sign-up now available on line.
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR PROTOCOLS FOR SATURDAY SITTINGS.
Mask Fundraiser: The Fundraising team have teamed up with Staples and have created some great masks for students and families. These masks are all black and a one size fits most design with adjustable ear straps. They are each stamped with our St. Patrick’s logo. Masks will be on a first come first serve basis as supplies are limited.
Cost: $10.00 each or 5 for $40.00 COVID Protocols for Christmas Photos docs.google.com Mask Order Form.docx drive.google.com
Every year, we continue to sponsor a child named Angel from Chalice. Our donation as a school allows for her to go to school, get food and clean water, and medicine. Our November Celtics Day donations will go to Angel and the Chalice organization this month.We are having a Retro Day on Nov. 27th (Non Uniform Day). Bring out those 50’s poodle skirts and leather jackets, 60’s print dresses and suits with fedoras, 70’s tie dyes, 80’s acid washed jeans, 90’s flannel and 2000’s outrageous colours!
Please ensure that the clothing is appropriate for school.
Thank you for your donations to the Legion this week. We raised $258.10 in poppy sales.
DEC 18 – NO Celtics Club
Students are dismissed at NOON for Christmas break. There will be NO CELTICS CLUB that day. Please ensure you make arrangements for your children.
Week In a Glance
SHOEBOX COLLECTION ALL WEEK
Mon. Nov. 16th – Temporary Transition Entry #2
Tues. Nov. 17th –
Wed. Nov. 18th – Hot Lunch – Subway
Thurs. Nov. 19th – Christmas Photos Fundraiser (for students)
Fri. Nov. 20th – PRO D DAY – NO SCHOOL
Nov 16: Re-entry for Temporary Transition Students
Nov 20: Pro D Day – NO SCHOOL for students
Nov 27: Celtics Day – Retro Day (Dress Up day!)
Nov 27: Interim Reports go home
Dec 8: Virtual Christmas Concert – A password protected link will be sent home on this day.
Dec 9: Pajama Day
Dec 18: Last Day of School – Celtics Day (Christmas Sweaters/Colours) NOON DISMISSAL