Weekly Update for St. Patrick’s School Community, April 30, 2021

I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, with me in him, bears fruit in plenty; for cut off from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

Dear Families,

I remember learning the words (and actions!) to the hymn His Banner Over Me is Love for my First Communion. The line that I recall the most, maybe due to the actions for this particular line, was “He is the vine and we are the branches”. I always pictured a grape vine with all the branches coming out of it and all the fruit that hang from the branches. The stronger the branches are, the more fruit it can hold. The fruit is like the blessings we reap. When our relationship with God, our vine, is strong, then we reap the many blessings. Maybe it’s because we are open to seeing the blessings and receiving them. Just as this Sunday’s Gospel states, when we are cut off from God, we cannot do anything. We need to remain in Him so that we can continue to receive the fruit.

In lieu of an A.G.M. this year, we will post information in the newsletter every week that pertains to the information we would have shared with you all that evening. Today, we are announcing the staff list for 2021-2022.

Prayer of Saint Francis de Sales for Times Such as These

“We shall steer safely through every storm, so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God. If at times we are somewhat stunned by the tempest, never fear. Let us take breath, and go on afresh.”

Yours In Christ,

Mrs. Maria Fonseca

What’s New?

Staffing for 2021-2022

We are excited to announce our Teacher line up for September 2021. We are still looking at various schedules for our support staff and will have them in place before the end of this school year.

Kindergarten: Mrs. Prinster

Grade One: Mrs. Cheng

Grade Two: Ms. McBride

Grade Three: Ms. Schroeder/Mrs. Wagg

Grade 4: Mrs. Newill

Grade 5A: Mrs. Geary

Grade 5B: Mr. Geary

Grade 6: Mr. Brooks

Grade 7: Ms. Molina

Music: Mrs. Boronco

PE: Mrs. Murphy

Currently, we are still looking for a French teacher to take over Mme. Sketchley’s position as she is transferring to a new school. Merci pour votre temps à St. Pat’s!

We want to thank Mr. Taverna & Mr. de Guzman for their year with us at St. Patrick’s and wish them the best in their future endeavours.

We want to also welcome back Mrs. Geary after her year on maternity leave and welcome Ms. Molina and Mrs. Wagg to the St. Patrick’s Family!

Fitness-A-Thon – May 21st – NOON DISMISSAL

First pledge tally is on Monday, May 3 – Please send the small slip back with your child with their total thus far to have their name added in the draw. Prizes will be drawn after the Fitness-A-Thon.

Top Primary and Intermediate Classes: Wins a class pizza party!

Top Pledge: A $300.00 gift card to SportChek

All participants will be entered in a draw to win any of the following prizes:

Scooters, Basketballs, Volleyballs, Footballs, Skipping Ropes, Hula Hoops and much more!

Flowers for Mary

This month, we are honouring our Mother in heaven, Mary. We are asking that students bring flowers at their designated week as an offering.

May 3-7: Grades 5 & 6

May 10-14: Grades 4B & 4N

May 17-21: Grades 2 & 3

May 25-28: Grades 1 & 7

Kindergarten, please refer to your class newsletter for your specific day.

Sacramental Dates

Please see the finalized dates below. Teachers will send out more information regarding to these important events.

Confirmation: May 21 & May 28

First Communion: June 11 & June 18

Optional Spring/Summer Uniforms in effect May 1st 2021

Students may wear their walking shorts and skorts.


• School Skort

• Crested white polo shirt

• St. Patrick’s School sweater

• Knee high Navy blue socks or tights – no white socks permitted

• Black leather shoes (heel not to exceed 1 inch)


• Navy blue shorts

• Crested white polo shirt

• Navy blue or black socks, above the ankle – no white socks permitted

• Black leather shoes

2020-2021 School Yearbook

The online ordering for the St. Patrick’s School Yearbook is currently open and will be closing Monday, May 3rd 2021.

Place your order at ybpay.lifetouch.ca

If you are unable to order online, you may forward $15.00 to the school office for each copy you would like to receive by Monday, May 3rd and we will place the order for you.

Once the deadline has past, there will not be an opportunity for additional orders.

Thank you!

Thank you to Mrs. Whelton for her donation of a green screen! We look forward to creating many productions for our community!

Week In a Glance

Mon. May 3rd – Gr. 7 at Timberline – pick up at 4:00pm

Tues. May 4th – Gr. 7 at Timberline – pick up at 7:00pm

Wed. May 5 – Gr. 7 at Timberline – pick up at 1:00pm

Thurs. May 6 –

Fri. May 7 – School Mass
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Important Dates:

May 1: Optional Summer uniform may be worn

May 14: School Mass

May 21: Fitness-A-Thon – NOON DISMISSAL

May 21: Confirmation-Day 1

May 24: Victoria Day – No School

May 28: School Mass
May 28: Celtics Day

May 28: Confirmation-Day 2

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