Weekly Update for St. Patrick’s Community, February 5, 2021

Walk with Jesus our Living Hope

February 5, 2021

He answered, ‘Let us go elsewhere, to the neighbouring country towns, so that I can proclaim the message there too, because that is why I came.’ Mark 1:38

Dear Families,

As we look ahead to next week, Catholic Schools Week, I want to take a moment to convey our sincere gratitude to our staff and our families for continuing to follow the protocols laid out in our 2020 Health & Safety Plan and adapting to the changes as we receive them. An update was sent out yesterday after the news conference. We have been fortunate at our school that we continue to be healthy and safe.

We continue to advise families of our school community to err on the side of caution when deciding to send your children to school. We strongly recommend you keep your child at home if they are sick or if they present any symptoms listed on the COVID-19 checklist.

As a group, I believe we can continue to manage COVID-19 issues at the school level, but it is critical as our Provincial Health Officer regularly mentions that these guidelines are followed outside of the school as well, especially with the onset of a long weekend next week.

Yours In Christ,

Mrs. Maria Fonseca

What’s New?


Next week we are celebrating Catholic Schools Week! We are preparing a video all about what makes our school a great place to be! Keep an eye out for it!

Here are our festivities:

MON: Thankful for our Students and Staff

There will be a ZOOM prayer service at 9:15. We will invite parents to join. The link will be emailed out in the morning.

We will be doing some quizzes and we have various contests for students to participate in.

TUES: Thankful for our Pastor and Parish Community

We will show our appreciation to Father Matthew for leading us spiritually and for his involvement in the school. We are also appreciative of the parish staff and parishioners!

WED: Thankful for our Families

We appreciate the dedication our families have in sending their children to our school. We are thankful for each of you!

WEAR VALENTINE’S DAY COLOURS and bring in a non-perishable food item for St. Vincent de Paul to help out other families in need.

NO SCHOOL: THURSDAY & FRIDAY – Catholic Educator’s Conference (Virtual)

NO SCHOOL: MONDAY FEB. 15th – Family Day


Please remember to hand in your registrations promptly to ensure your spot for the next school year.

Return dates:

Current Families: February 19th – All forms DUE to ensure your spot is held

New Families: February 24th – In person drop off from 9:00-11:30am

5:00 – 6:30pm or by appointment during office hours (8:30 – 4pm)

Tours are available by appointment only


We are allowing Valentines to be exchanged in the classes on Wed., February 10, but these are optional. Please ensure that they only go to those who are in the same cohort. In order to ensure no one is left out, if your child is bringing cards, please make sure there is one for everyone in the class. Your child’s classroom teacher can give you more specific information for their expectations.

Transition Students

Work Pick up will he THURSDAY, FEB 11 next week as the school is closed on the Friday.

Zoom Meetings with Mrs. Fonseca resume next week

Grades 1-4 on Tuesday and Grades 5-7 on Wednesday.

Cambridge Uniform Sale

From February 14th to 21st we are pleased to provide your school community with a discount for all orders placed online.

  • Your online school code is: MAP759

The discount is automatically applied at the checkout stage, there is no requirement to enter a discount count.

The attached PDF (below) has links embedded for families to click and be directed to our website should you have questions. pdf CISVA 2021_FINAL.pdf Download 401.6 KB


ON LINE BINGO FUNDRAISER is set for Friday, March 5. Bingo cards will be available for purchase very soon. There will also be a few big ticket items available for auction. Stay tuned!

We are also tentatively looking at dates in May for our annual Walk-A-Thon but the event will be slightly modified this year due to protocols.

Fundraising Update

The “Stay Home Alone” and “Babysitter’s” course supplies and books are being sent home today in large manila envelopes, please check with your student to be sure you received yours. Temporary Transitions students will find their packages on the pick up table today.

Cookbook recipes needed! (see form below)

St. Patrick’s School Masks still available $10.00 each or 5 for $40.00!

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE WORKED SO HARD IN MAKING THESE EVENTS HAPPEN! pdf Fundraising – Cookbook.pdf Send in your favourite recipes to be included in the community cookbook. Download 52.7 KB

Week In a Glance

Mon. Feb. 8 –

Tues. Feb. 9 –

Wed. Feb. 10 – Hot Lunch – Los Tacos

Wed. Feb. 10 – Non-Uniform day – wear Valentine’s colours (red, pink, white)

Wed. Feb. 10 – Non-perishable food item for the St. Vincent de Paul Society

Thurs. Feb 11 – NO SCHOOL – Catholic Educator’s Conference (Virtual)

Fri. Feb. 12 – NO SCHOOL – Catholic Educator’s Conference
pdf DAILY HEALTH CHECK UPDATED.pdf Download 101.8 KB

Important Dates:

Feb. 8th – 12th: Catholic Schools Week

Feb. 10th: Celebration non-uniform: Wear Valentines Colours

Feb. 11th & 12th: NO SCHOOL – Catholic Educator’s Conference

Feb. 15th: NO SCHOOL – Family Day

Feb 16th: Shrove Tuesday – Pancake breakfast

Feb. 17th: Ash Wednesday Mass/Hunger Lunch

Feb. 19th: Registration packages – Current families DUE

Feb. 24th: Registration packages – New families DUE

Feb. 24th: Celtics Day – Kindness Awareness

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