“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
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
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.
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 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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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