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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

School Confessions: Last Tuesday of every month with some exceptions

JANUARY 2017

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Blessings for a year filled with faith, joy, peace and good health!

School Reopens -8:45 – 3 PM

 
 9  Noon Dismissal
4, 11, 18, 25  School Mass 9:15 AM
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Sexuality and Your Child – Mandatory Meeting (Grades 4 – 7 families) @ 6 PM in the respective classrooms  followed by                    

Over 18 – Mandatory Meeting  @ 7:15 PM for all parents in Grades K – 7 in the gym

All families must be represented at the Over 18 meeting.  This evening is not meant for children and due to the sensitive content it is an adult only meeting.

FEBRUARY
6 Noon Dismissal
1, 8, 15,22 School Masses @ 9:15 AM
 8  FAMILY School Mass at 9:15 AM
9 & 10 Professional Development Days – Catholic Educators’ Conference – Non instructional days for students
13  Family Day – Provincial Statutory Holiday
 14 St. Valentine’s Day – RED Colour Day.  In lieu of the uniform, students may wear red, pink or white coloured clothing.    
23 Open House/Student Led Conferences
 25  Mardi Gras Pancake Breakfast 9:30 – 11 AM (Ticketed event)
MARCH
 1  ASH WEDNESDAY Mass 9:15 AM  – Lent begins
 1, 8, 29  School Mass @ 9:15 AM
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Second Term Reports issued

Last Day of school before Spring Break – 3 PM dismissal

 11-26  Spring Break 
 27  School reopens – 8:45 – 3 PM
30 Ready, Set, Learn Afternoon for 3 & 4 years old children
APRIL
 
 3  Noon Dismissal
5, 12, 19, 26 School Mass @ 9:15 AM
 10  School Spelling Bee
 13  Holy Thursday School Retreat  – Noon Dismissal
14 – 17

 Good Friday

Happy Easter – Alleluia – He Is Risen!

18  School Reopens 8:45 – 3 PM

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