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Lent

Beginning with Ash Wednesday, Lent is a time of school-wide involvement in a journey toward Easter. There is a morning Mass on that day (Ash Wednesday) when ashes are distributed.

On each Wednesday during the season of Lent, as an act of sacrifice and awareness, children are asked to forgo snacks at the first recess. The Kindergarteners are exempt from our Lenten practice of no snacks. They are encouraged to participate through extra acts of kindness and prayer.

Mite boxes are also distributed to the children. These boxes serve as an opportunity to donate spare change to support the young men studying in the seminary to become priests.

On Holy Thursday, the school participates in a retreat that follows the significant events of Holy Week and in some years includes a Seder Meal.

During the season of Lent, we ask parents to remember that it is a time of solemn preparation for Easter, not an early celebration of Easter. Easter begins on Easter morning and classroom celebrations will occur during the forty day Easter Season that follows.

Announcements:  

Early Dismissal:  Every First Monday of each month (some exceptions)

School Masses: Every Wednesday at 9:15 AM   Everyone welcome to attend

School Confessions: Last Tuesday of every month with some exceptions

September 2017
 
5  School opens for the new school year – 8:45 AM – Noon
6, 13, 20, 27
School Mass 9:15 AM    All are welcome to attend.
7

Parent Meetings: 

6 PM:  Gr. 7 and Kindergarten Meetings in the classrooms

7 PM – All Parent Meeting (Gym)

7:40 – 8:10 – Classroom Rotation One (Grs. 1 – 6)

8:15 – 8:45 – Classroom Rotation Two (Grs. 1 – 6)

 

 14  Back to School BBQ – 6 – 8 PM (School Parking Lot)
18 – 22
Timberline (Grade 7)
October
 Feed the Hungry :  Food Bank Collection – October 2 – 6
2 Noon Dismissal for the students

Winter Uniform in effect (sweaters, blouses/shirts, kilts, long pants, dark socks)

 3  Photo Day (Individual, Class, & Panorama)  Full winter uniform
 4, 11, 18, 25   School Mass 9:15 AM    All are welcome to attend.
 20  Non Instructional Day for students (Provincial Pro-D Day for Educators)
23 – 27 Scholastic Book Fair
27 Interim Reports Issued
31

Autumn Colour Day- In lieu of uniforms, students may wear autumn coloured clothing.

Pumpkin Carving Contest – please see guidelines distributed via the classroom teacher

November
 6  Noon Dismissal  8:45 – Noon
 1, 18, 15,22, 29
 School Mass @ 9:15 AM   1st – All Saints Day, 8th- Remembrance Mass
 10  Non Instructional Day
24 First Term Reports Issued
28 Parent/Teacher Conferences 9 AM – 6 PM

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