St. Gabe's Monthly Newsletter!
Dear St. Gabe's students and families,
Happy Halloween and welcome November! It's hard to believe that we're already 2 months into the school year!
Of course, that also means that we're 8 weeks into our coursework. Staying on task with your work is really important. We are flexible at St. Gabes but it's important to keep up with the course outline as posted in Moodle or on Google Classroom. Please reach out to your teachers if you need help with getting caught up.
I also want to take this opportunity to welcome Mr. Frank Breen to St. Gabes. Our numbers are up this year which has allowed us to hire a new teacher. Mr. Breen will be teaching grade 9 math, science, grade 8 and 9 health and PE, CALM and Religious Studies 25. We are very happy to have Mr. Breen join us! Please contact him if you have any questions or if there are technical glitches in the transfer of classes.
We have a lot of important events in November so please read through the newsletter and let me know if you have any questions.
Nov. 1 - No school. PD day for staff. It's also All Saints' Day
Nov. 2 - Parent Teacher Interviews. All Souls' Day
Nov. 3 - School Council meeting at 6:30 online
Nov. 4 - Remembrance Day service at 10:45. Please join us if you can
Nov. 7-11 - Fall Break. No School
Nov. 14 - First day back to school. Metis Week begins
Nov. 21 - National Addictions Awareness week begins
Junior High students - please dress up and join us in the Junior High Google Classroom Meet at 2:15 on Monday for an activity afternoon.
High School students - please dress up when you come to school. We have treats for you! Your teachers will all be in costume so it's worth coming in just to see that! ;)
School Clothing Store
The last day to order school clothing is Oct. 31.
Click on the link to shop at our School Clothing Store https://stgabriel.orderpromos.com/
Orders will be delivered to St. Gabes approximately 2-3 weeks after closing.
Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent Teacher Interviews will be on Nov. 2 from 5:00-8:00. The link to book meeting times is below. Families and students can choose to meet in person at St. Gabes or online.
You will need to book a time regardless of whether you're meeting in person or online. Parents without appointments will not be able to meet with the teacher.
Thank you to the following parents who have formed our executive:
- Chair - Yvonne Dutton
- Vice-Chair - Sharon Brown
- Secretary - Christina Doehring
At our next meeting, we will be gathering feedback about our division calendar for the next 2 years and going over the results of our Alberta Assurance surveys. Please join us to learn more about your child's school and give us feedback so that we can continue to improve!
Our next meeting is on Nov. 3 at 6:30 online using this link.
Remembrance Day Service and Liturgy
Studios Photography in Edmonton will take school photos for you that are the same as the traditional school photos your child would have received in the past. They have a green screen so you can choose the background. The cost is $25.00 for the sitting fee for 3 digital photo options and you can then order what you would like from those options. They will also have 2 days set aside in November which you can call and ask about.
Their information is:
Phone Number: (780) 468-4929
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 4943 - 55 Avenue
Fun in Science at St. Gabes!
Food Drive Results
"A portion of the harvest is set aside for the poor and the stranger" (Leviticus 19:9-10).
Thank you to everyone who donated to our food drive to help the people in Lac St. Anne Parish. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
CHILDHOOD ANXIETY: HELPING CHILDREN HEAL
Date: Thursday November 3, 2022
Time: 6:00- 8:00pm
Location: Arden Theatre
This presentation is appropriate for parents, educators, child care professionals, caregivers, and mental health professionals.
The session has a holistic* and strength-based approach that focusses on what we as caretakers, parents, and professionals can do vs. stigmatizing children who are struggling. Various facets of the child’s environment will be explored that can contribute to a child’s emotional struggles.
Join Tania Johnson, Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist, and Co-Founder of the Institute of Child Psychology, as we explore the following:
- Identify neurobiological and physiological mechanisms that underline anxiety
- Describe ways in which parenting styles can contribute to anxiety in children
- Implement a variety of emotion regulation strategies
- Recognize environmental and societal factors that contribute towards the increase in anxiety amongst children
To get your free tickets please click here:
Adulting is(n't) that Hard!
ARISE! Get Up, Get Going and Go with God!
"Arise! I have appointed you as a witness of what you have seen!"
Our GSACRD Faith theme is in its third year of, "Arise! Get Up, Get Going and Go with God!"
This year, we are focusing on the "Go with God!" part of our theme. How do students, staff and parents allow God into their lives? How do we share our excitement about our faith?
Wellness and Extra-Curricular Activities
Would you like to get involved in an activity but don't know where to start? Check out the Extra-Curricular list on our website. It's definitely not exhaustive but will give you a good idea of the organizations in St. Albert and area that offer extra-curricular programs for teenagers. There is also a section on resources for mental health on our site.