Week at a Glance
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Mindful Monday, September 25
- Safety - Shelter In Place Drill
- Healthy Hunger - Pizza
Together Tuesday, September 26
- Wonderful Day of Learning!
Wellness Wednesday, September 27
- Healthy Hunger - Dairy Queen
Thoughtful Thursday, September 28
- Picture Day
Fun Friday, September 29
- Orange Shirt Day to Commemorate National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
October 2 - Recognition of National Day of Truth and Reconciliation - No Classes
October 5 - World Teacher's Day!
October 6 - No Kindergarten Classes Today
October 9 - Thanksgiving Monday - No Classes
October 10 - Thanksgiving Liturgy @ 1:15pm
October 13 - No Kindergarten Classes Today
Our theme for the year is “Growing In Love, With the Father.” The scriptural connection of this year’s faith theme from Luke 15, the story of the Prodigal Son, was read at our opening mass. This story shows the unconditional love that a father has for his child just as God has unconditional love for each of us - we are His children.
We celebrated our Grade Four students who received their Bibles and enjoyed listening to the beautiful singing voices of all of our staff and students - it was a joyful celebration to commemorate a new year!
“For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.”
ORANGE SHIRT DAY
Food Bank Drive - Sept. 25-Oct. 5
The class with the most points will win a free recess block with Mrs. Michael & Mrs. Giacobbo!
Specialized Supports and Services
We are blessed to have a team of therapists to help support students in our schools. Please see this reverse consent form for information in the event that one of them is visiting your child's classroom.
First Reconciliation & First Communion
Children in grades 2 and up are invited to prepare for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. There are 5 sessions that the child attends with their parents over the course of 8 months, concluding with the reception of their First Holy Communion in June. The registration & session 1 will take place on October 4 or 5 from 6:30-8:00pm in the parish hall.
Confirmation preparation is for youth in grades 6 and up. The preparation period for Confirmation includes 4 sessions that the candidate attends with a parent and a ½ day retreat. The celebration of Confirmation takes place in May. This year’s registration and session 1 will take place on September 27 or 28 from 6:30-8:00pm in the parish hall.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the journey in which adults are welcomed into the Catholic Church. RCIA is made for adults who have never been baptized, those who have been baptized into a different denomination (ie Anglican or Lutheran) or adults who are looking to complete their sacraments of initiation (First Communion & Confirmation). If this is you or someone you know contact the parish office for more information.
For more information or questions regarding any of the above sacraments please contact Rebecca @ Rebecca.Sakowich@caedm.ca
Run Like Terry!
Our School Raised $359 for the Terry Fox Foundation in Support of Cancer Research! Good work Bobkats!
Heartstrings - Children’s Grief Group
Five Sessions for Children 6-11yrs
Starting October 21 (no session Nov. 11)
Grief impacts everyone differently and children, who may be experiencing grief for the very first time, might have difficulty understanding and expressing the full impact of their loss. Parents and caregivers may struggle to know how to support the children in their lives as they move through their own process of grief.
Heartstrings is an interactive and supportive group for grieving children ages 6 to 11 who have experienced the loss of an immediate family member or close friend. Within this small group format, grief-related art projects, play activities, and other therapeutic tools will help children make their way through their grieving process while remembering and honouring their loved one. Children will learn invaluable life skills for dealing with emotions and find healing in a safe and supportive environment.
For More information and to register: