Weekly Update for St. Patrick’s School Community
Walk with Jesus Our Living Hope
October 23rd, 2020
This week’s Sunday Gospel reading is one of my favourite reminders:
Jesus said to him, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself.— Matthew 22:37-39
God has given us all the commandment to love one another, to show grace and to treat each other with respect. We are all taught that this is the Golden Rule, but how we act when someone is not reciprocating that is the challenge. I always tell my own children that you do not need to be friends with everyone, you don’t even have to like them but you must respect them and show them love. We must treat everyone like Jesus lives within them and preserve their dignity. The younger we share this message with our students and more frequently, the more they will use it in their daily lives.
The past month and half we have been focusing on the character trait of Respect. Next month, we will build upon it and focus on Fairness. This fits with the theological virtue of Charity, by which we love God above all things for His own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.
May God bless you and your family always.
Yours In Christ,
Mrs. Maria Fonseca
PS: The Parish has an amazing offer for parishioners. If you have not checked out Formed.org yet, I urge you to go check them out. If you are a parishioner, you are able to create your own login under St. Patrick’s Parish. What a great opportunity!
Parent Teacher Conferences- OCT 30th
This year, we will be offering Parent-Teacher Conferences online. Please use the link below to sign up for a time to virtually meet with your child’s teacher. Please let your child’s teacher know if you are unable to attend.
If the link below is not working for you, you can go to www.schoolinterviews.ca and enter the event code stpat.
Teachers will re-send the Zoom Links next week. School Interviews www.schoolinterviews.ca
Celtics Day– Non Uniform Thursday Oct 29TH
We are collecting $1 a student for Chalice. We support a little girl through this program.
This month, our theme is orange and black for pumpkin day!
Parking Lot Reminders
Please do not park in the designated areas in front of the school. These spots are reserved and not to be used for drop off or pick up purposes.
The through lane is for driving right through. Please do not stop and let your child to get out of the car in this lane. It is dangerous as the cars around you may not see your child. If you need to stop, please use the furthest right lane by the fence.
Retakes will happen on Monday, Oct. 26th. Students MUST wear their regular school uniform on that day even if they have gym.
We invite our remaining Temporary Transition students to come in and get photos taken between 12:30 – 1:30pm. We ask that you line up physically distanced outside the gym and each student or family will be allowed in one at a time. Your child will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering the gym and will exit out a different door. Please conduct the health screening before coming to in the building.
Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child
We are also once again participating in Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. Our school has taken part in this for the last 8 years and we have proudly been able to donate anywhere between 40 – 70 shoe boxes each year. Collection week is Nov. 16th -19th at the school. If you are unable to bring your box in by the due date, you can bring it directly to Maple Ridge Baptist Church on Lougheed and 222nd.
Starting Monday, Oct 26, you can pick up boxes from the covered walkway. Our school goal will be to reach 50 filled shoeboxes this season.
Hallowtide, The Newest Family Celebration
Week In a Glance
Mon. Oct 26th- Photo Retakes– see above for details
Shoebox pick up for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child begins
Tues. Oct 27th-
Wed. Oct. 28th – Hot lunch: KFC
Early Dismissal at 2:00pm
Thurs. Oct 29th- Celtic’s Day- Orange and Black
Fri. Oct. 30th – Parent-Teacher Conferences – NO SCHOOL for students
Oct 26: Photo Retake Day
OCT 29: Celtics Day
Oct 30: Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov 5: Remembrance Day Assembly (Virtual)
Nov 11: Remembrance Day – No School
Nov 13: Interim Reports go home
Nov 20: Pro D Day – NO SCHOOL for students