MWI Weekly News

Alice in Wonderland – LOGO Contest Winners

LOGO WINNERS

Congratulations to Sara, Lhenard, Gabby, Mark, Amelia, Vienna, Emily, Mary and Gabriela! Their creative logo designs will be featured on posters, invitations and our program. Lhenard’s logo will be included on our Musical Theatre Club T-shirts. We thank all our students for participating in the contest!

 

Why Learn Languages?

Second-language learning is beneficial on many levels, but to what extent? Over the course of several weeks, we will be sharing short articles based on the Literature Review on the Impact of Second-Language Learning (2017).

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The above statements come from the Literature Review on the Impact of Second-Language Learning (2017).

 

After School Coding Club

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We are excited to be offering an after-school coding club for our students in January.  The club will run from January 21st to March 17th.  There will be no session on February 4th as it is our District’s Faith Development Day. There will be 8 sessions and the cost will be $65.  There will be two groups: Group 1 (grades 2 & 3 students); Group 2 (grades 4 – 6 students). The Club will be meeting every Tuesday, beginning January 21st from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. 

Please complete the form included in the following letter: Discover E Coding Club _November 2019

 

District Satisfaction Survey

Our District Satisfaction Survey will be conducted from November 25th until December 3rd.

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Prizes will be awarded to the top three homeroom classes that have the highest parent participation rate. Classes that receive 100% parent participation will be entered in a draw for a classroom pizza party. Please return surveys by December 3rd. Thank you for your support!

 

Keep Christ in Christmas Art Contest

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Students are encouraged to enter the Knights of Columbus ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ art contest.  Art submissions can be dropped off at the office. Deadline is December 11th.

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Keep Christ in Christ Poster 2019

 

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Staff Appreciation Christmas Potluck Luncheon

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The MWI School Council is excited to be organizing our school’s 10th Annual Staff Appreciation Christmas Potluck Luncheon on Thursday, December 12, 2019. We are looking for volunteers to donate a dish or help with clean up later that afternoon. Please visit this Sign Up Genius link to select what you would like to bring for the MWI Staff Christmas Lunch. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ca8af2ca2fe3-mwiscstaff
Please sign up by December 6th!!!
We greatly appreciate your support for our school community, we are so blessed to have such wonderful families at MWI School.

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Hot Lunches are posted at https://www.healthyhunger.ca/

Any questions regarding hot lunch can be directed to mwischoolcouncil@gmail.com

Upcoming lunches:

  • December 11th: Booster Juice Smoothie

 

Family Movie Night- November 22nd

Thank you to all our families who joined us for our Family Movie Night. It was a great way to gather as a community!

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District News

Superintendent Message Dec 19ECSD Parent

Newsletters – Story-telling and the Wisdom of Time

News from STM Parish

An Advent Message for Our Students 

Do you know what the word Advent means?   It means “He is coming.”  Advent is a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus.  When we talk about preparation we think of shopping, cooking and decorating.  But it is much more important that we prepare our hearts and souls for the coming of Jesus.

How do we do that?  To begin, we increase our prayers both in how often and how sincerely we pray.  For those who have made their First Communion, Advent is a good time to cleanse our soul by going to Confession.  We should be thinking about doing good things – not just buying gifts but doing acts of kindness and helping others, especially our families.  Remember it isn’t Santa or the Elf on the Shelf who is watching – but Jesus watching you and wanting you to be ready for Christmas by being your very best.

He is coming!   Be ready.  That is what Advent is about.

Fr. Mitch Fidyka

St. Thomas More

Pastor

 

1st Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion

Drop in Registration for the 2019-2020 year has started. Drop in to register on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9:00 am – 11:00 am:

  • December 7, 2019
  • January 4, 2020
  • February 1, 2020

Space is limited so register early!  See the green 1st Reconciliation & 1st Holy Communion brochures in your school lobby or church entrance. Contact: Monica Bober at 780 434 6313 ext. 227

The rest of the newsletter can be viewed on this PDF: STM News_December 2019

 

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Upcoming Events/Important Dates:

  • November 30              -MWI Choir @ Oil Kings game
  • December 1                 -First Sunday of Advent
  • December 2                 -Advent Liturgical Celebration 12:30 pm
  • December 2nd – 6th   -Book Fair in Art Room
  • December 5
    • Demonstration of Student Learning
    • School Council’s Mingle & Jingle
  • December 13              – Div 1 Christmas Celebration
    • for all Div. 1 students (French immersion and English programs)
    • St Thomas More Parish @ 6:30 pm
  • December 19               -Full day of classes today
  • December 20
    • One Voice
    • Early dismissal

 

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Student-Led Demonstration of Learning

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Our Student-Led Demonstration of Learning is on Thursday, December 5th  from 1:30 – 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 7:30pm. We are using the School Appointment system to book time slots.

• Kindergarten to Grade 5: families will have 30-minute time slots (shared time with other families)
• Grade 6: families will have 10-minute individual time slots

To book your time, please go to https://mwi.schoolappointments.com/ Enter your user id and password, (which you would have previously created last year) to select a schedule. Select your child’s class and book a time slot to come with your child to visit his/her classroom. Should you have difficulty booking an appointment, please contact the school: 780-430-1121.

 

District’s New Reporting System on Power School

Beginning this school year, through the PowerSchool site, parents will be able to view their child’s on-going progress with regular updates of assessments as they  relate to curricular outcomes, in addition to occasional comments and assignment information. Parents will be able to access information about their child’s progress during the learning process, as well as at key points during the year when summary information about achievement is posted. There will also be a student progress summary report available online at the end of January and June.

To assist parents in navigating the PowerSchool Parent Portal to view your child’s ongoing progress, please refer to the following site: https://sites.google.com/ecsd.net/parent-guide-to-new-reporting/home

This site will be updated with new information throughout the year. If you have any questions regarding the new reporting procedures, you can contact the school at 780-430-1121.

 

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Annual Book Fair will be held from December 2nd – 6th, and during our Demonstration of Learning on Thursday, December 5th. This year, the Book Fair will be held in the art room. Thank you to Mrs. Ostashevska, as well as to our parent volunteers, for their assistance in this annual event. Parents interested in helping are encouraged to email Mrs. Ostashevska:  oksana.ostashevska@ecsd.net

 

Why Learn Languages?

Second-language learning is beneficial on many levels, but to what extent? Over the course of several weeks, we will be sharing short articles based on the Literature Review on the Impact of Second-Language Learning (2017).

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The above statements come from the Literature Review on the Impact of Second-Language Learning (2017).

After School Coding Club

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We are excited to be offering an after-school coding club for our students in January.  In collaboration with Discover-E from the University of Alberta, students will have the opportunity to experience the excitement of science, technology, engineering and math through fun, interactive hands-on activities and challenges. This Coding Club will be hosted by enthusiastic, highly-trained University of Alberta student instructors as well as teachers: Mr. Matemisz. and Mrs. Stapleton. 

The club will run from January 21st to March 17th.  There will be no session on February 4th as it is our District’s Faith Development Day. There will be 8 sessions and the cost will be $65.  There will be two groups: Group 1 (grades 2 & 3 students); Group 2 (grades 4 – 6 students). The Club will be meeting every Tuesday, beginning January 21st from 3:30 – 5:30 pm. Stay tuned for more information on how to sign up for this exciting club!

District Satisfaction Survey

Our District Satisfaction Survey will be conducted from November 25th until December 3rd. Students in grades 4 to 12, staff, and parents of all students attending Edmonton Catholic Schools are encouraged to participate. Parent surveys will be sent home next week.

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Prizes will be awarded to the top three homeroom classes that have the highest parent participation rate. Classes that receive 100% parent participation will be entered in a draw for a classroom pizza party.

 

Transportation News

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If the bus is running more than 10 minutes late – call Transportation services at 780-441-6078.

Think the bus is running late?? check the live DELAYED BOARD on www.ecsd.net -> SCHOOLS tab-> YELLOW BUS DELAYS

Phone number or email change?  email transportationservices@ecsd.net to ensure you get all transportation messages!

Sacraments at St. Thomas More Parish

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STM Parish has started another year of preparing children to receive their sacraments of 1st Reconciliations and 1st Holy communion. Besides the information below, parents are invited to go to stm.caedm.ca/sacraments 

First Reconciliation & First Communion

From the day of a child’s baptism, the Church prepared a place for him or her at the table of the Lord. Every Sunday the baptized people gather around this table. Children in Grades 2, 3 or 4 are called to come to that table, to taste and see the goodness of the Lord. Older children can also prepare to receive these sacraments. The Church requires that a child celebrates his or her First Reconciliation before receiving First Communion.

Confirmation

In Confirmation the soul of a baptised Christian is imprinted with a permanent seal that can be received only once and marks this individual forever as a Christian.  The gift of the Holy Spirit is the strength from above in which this individual puts the grace of his baptism into practice through his life and acts as a ‘witness’ for Christ.”  -YouCat 205
Who may be Confirmed?
Any person baptized in the Roman Catholic Church who has not yet been Confirmed may celebrate this sacrament. At St. Thomas More, this sacrament is celebrated for youth who will be in Grade 7 in the upcoming Fall, but youth grades 8 – 12 may also take part in the classes. Registration takes place in the Spring prior. Candidates (those to be confirmed) must go through the confirmation preparation, be properly disposed to receive the sacrament and be able to renew their baptismal promises.

 

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Staff Appreciation Christmas Potluck Luncheon

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The MWI School Council is excited to be organizing our school’s 10th Annual Staff Appreciation Christmas Potluck Luncheon on Thursday, December 12, 2019. We are looking for volunteers to donate a dish or help with clean up later that afternoon. Please visit this Sign Up Genius link to select what you would like to bring for the MWI Staff Christmas Lunch. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ca8af2ca2fe3-mwiscstaff
Please sign up by December 6th!!!
We greatly appreciate your support for our school community, we are so blessed to have such wonderful families at MWI School.

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Hot Lunches are posted at https://www.healthyhunger.ca/

Any questions regarding hot lunch can be directed to mwischoolcouncil@gmail.com

Upcoming lunches:

  • December 11th: Booster Juice Smoothie

 

Family Movie Night- November 22nd

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MWI SPIRIT WEAR

 

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Our on-line shop http://monsignorwilliamirwin.entripyshops.com/ features dozens of items –from t-shirts, to hooded sweatshirts, jackets, toques and more from brands such us Gildan and Under Armour.

Plus, until NOVEMBER 30TH, save 20% off your order. Use promo code FRIDAY to receive this offer.

All items can be ordered online and shipped to your home! This website also allows you to customize your apparel with your child’s name. More information can be found on our school’s website – link.

 

Edmonton Oilers French School Family Offer- December 21st

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French Schools Oilers game

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Upcoming Events/Important Dates:

  • November 30              -MWI Choir @ Oil Kings game
  • December 1                 -First Sunday of Advent
  • December 2                 -Advent Liturgical Celebration 12:30 pm
  • December 2nd – 6th   -Book Fair in Art Room
  • December 5
    • Demonstration of Student Learning
    • School Council’s Mingle & Jingle
  • December 13              – Div 1 Christmas Celebration
    • for all Div. 1 students (French immersion and English programs)
    • St Thomas More Parish @ 6:30 pm
  • December 19               -Full day of classes today
  • December 20
    • One Voice
    • Early dismissal

 

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Wellness Wednesdays

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This past month, our Wellness Club students have been sharing facts and tips about healthy eating during our Golden Wolves morning broadcast announcements. These students have also been collaborating with two Nutrition students from the University of Alberta as well as our Wellness Teacher Team (Mrs. Bryks, Mme Tonita and Mr. Matemisz). Our focus for the month of November was to learn more about the new Food Guide and encourage students to eat more fruits and vegetables. Here is a summary to support your child’s health:  Colour_Your_World_with_Vegetables_and_Fruit_Newsletter

In addition to healthy eating, we will also be sharing how to live more active lives. We will be expanding our Wellness Club to include more students to help lead outdoor recess games. Stay tuned for more details.

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Annual Book Fair will be held from December 2nd – 6th, and during our Demonstration of Learning on Thursday, December 5th. This year, the Book Fair will be held in the art room. Thank you to Mrs. Ostashevska, as well as to our parent volunteers, for their assistance in this annual event. Parents interested in helping are encouraged to email Mrs. Ostashevska:  oksana.ostashevska@ecsd.net

 

Student-Led Demonstration of Learning

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Our Student-Led Demonstration of Learning is on Thursday, December 5th  from 1:30 – 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 7:30pm. We are using the School Appointment system to book time slots.

• Kindergarten to Grade 5: families will have 30-minute time slots (shared time with other families)
• Grade 6: families will have 10-minute individual time slots

To book your time, please go to https://mwi.schoolappointments.com/ Enter your user id and password, (which you would have previously created last year) to select a schedule. Select your child’s class and book a time slot to come with your child to visit his/her classroom. Should you have difficulty booking an appointment, please contact the school: 780-430-1121.

 

Why Learn Languages?

Second-language learning is beneficial on many levels, but to what extent? Over the course of several weeks, we will be sharing short articles based on the Literature Review on the Impact of Second-Language Learning (2017).

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The above statements come from the Literature Review on the Impact of Second-Language Learning (2017).

SAVE THE DATE- Division 1 Christmas Celebration

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École Monsignor William Irwin School would like to invite you to a night of music and worship – our Division 1 Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 13th at 6:30 PM. This night of worship will take the place of our usual Division 1 Christmas Concert and will be at the St. Thomas More Catholic Parish. We are very pleased to be able to use this sacred space for this event and we are grateful for the help of St. Thomas More Parish in making this evening possible. All French immersion and English program students in Division 1 will be singing songs about Advent, Christmas, and light to honor our ECSD theme of “Walking Together in the Light of Christ”.

Lost & Found

A reminder to students and parents to stop by our lost & found near the gym. We have a large collection of mitts and toques.

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CASINO VOLUNTEERS- 2 SPOTS LEFT TO FILL

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Thank you to everyone for signing up to volunteer. For those that sign up for the casino by NOVEMBER 21 you will be entered into a draw for the following fantastic prizes:

  • 2 FRONT ROW seats at the Dec 6 Oilers vs Carolina Hurricanes game
  • 2 club seats at the Dec 10 Oilers vs LA Kings game
  • 2 tickets to the Feb 6 Oilers vs San Jose game
  • Golf for 4 at the Ranch Golf & Country Club (18 holes + power cart)
  • One month membership at Good Life Fitness

SIGN UP HERE TO VOLUNTEER: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ca8af2ca2fe3-mwicasino2

Please click here for more details.

Staff Appreciation Christmas Potluck Luncheon

The MWI School Council is excited to be organizing our school’s 10th annual Staff Appreciation Christmas Potluck Luncheon on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
We are looking for volunteers to donate a dish or help with clean up later that afternoon.

Please visit this Sign Up Genius link to select what you would like to bring for the MWI Staff Christmas Lunch.

Please sign up by December 6th!!!
We greatly appreciate your support for our school community, we are so blessed to have such wonderful families at MWI School.

healthy hunger

Hot Lunches are posted at https://www.healthyhunger.ca/

Any questions regarding hot lunch can be directed to mwischoolcouncil@gmail.com

Upcoming lunches:

  • December 11th: Booster Juice Smoothie

Family Movie Night- November 22nd

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Poinsettia and Festive Arrangement Sales

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The MWI School Council is pleased to be selling festive arrangements as a fundraiser on the Healthy Hunger website https://healthyhunger.ca/.  We are selling 4 different varieties of winter arrangements; 6.5 inch Red Poinsettias, 10 inch planter boxes, Hanging Greenery Bough, & 22 inch Wreath.  The last day to order arrangements online will be Thursday November 21st. The pickup date is Thursday, December 5th at the Mingle & Jingle table set up during the Demonstration of Learning (1 pm – 8 pm).  These make a wonderful gift for neighbours, loved ones, or coworkers.  Please consider supporting our School Council fundraiser.

 

MWI SPIRIT WEAR

 

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Our on-line shop http://monsignorwilliamirwin.entripyshops.com/ features dozens of items –from t-shirts, to hooded sweatshirts, jackets, toques and more from brands such us Gildan and Under Armour.

Plus, until NOVEMBER 30TH, save 20% off your order. Use promo code FRIDAY to receive this offer.

All items can be ordered online and shipped to your home! This website also allows you to customize your apparel with your child’s name. More information can be found on our school’s website – link.

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Upcoming Events/Important Dates:

  • November 20              -Photo retakes
  • November 21              -One Voice
  • November 22              -School Council Movie Night
  • November 30              -MWI Choir @ Oil Kings game
  • December 1                 -First Sunday of Advent
  • December 2                 -Advent Liturgical Celebration pm
  • December 5
    • Demonstration of Student Learning
    • School Council’s Mingle & Jingle
  • December 13              – Div 1 Christmas Celebration
    • for all Div. 1 students (French immersion and English programs)
    • St Thomas More Parish @ 6:30 pm
  • December 20                -One Voice

 

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Lest We Forget

Today we gathered to pause in a moment of silence to honour and remember Canadians who have served and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. Thank you to our special guest LS Chan, as well as our many parents, guardians and grandparents for joining us in this significant celebration. We are always grateful for your support!

Thank you also to our teachers Mrs. Phung, Mrs. Talbot, Mme Melissa and Mr. Li for planning and leading our celebration. A special thank you to our liturgical dancers and their supervising teachers, Mrs. D’Agostini and Mme Dorothy for their beautiful expression of dance reflecting the significance of Remembrance Day.

REMINDER :

THERE IS NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH.

MWI Choir sing at Oil Kings game

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Our MWI Choir will be singing the Canadian Anthem on the ice at Rogers Place before an Edmonton Oil Kings game on November 30th. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on PowerSchool Parent Portal as an optional fee until November 14. Everyone is invited to support our choir. For every ticket sold, $2 will go towards supporting our Edmonton Catholic Schools Foundation. Please note: All students in the choir must purchase a ticket and must be accompanied by an adult. Click here for more information.

SAVE THE DATE

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École Monsignor William Irwin School would like to invite you to a night of music and worship – our Division 1 Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 13th at 6:30 PM. This night of worship will take the place of our usual Division 1 Christmas Concert and will be at the St. Thomas More Catholic Parish. We are very pleased to be able to use this sacred space for this event and we are grateful for the help of St. Thomas More Parish in making this evening possible. All French immersion and English program students in Division 1 will be singing songs about Advent, Christmas, and light to honor our ECSD theme of “Walking Together in the Light of Christ”.

Lost & Found

A reminder to students and parents to stop by our lost & found near the gym. We have a large collection of mitts and toques.

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Halloween Candy – Food Bank Drive

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Thank you for your participation and support!

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  • Healthy Hunger Hot Lunch 

Hot Lunches are posted at https://www.healthyhunger.ca/

Any questions regarding hot lunch can be directed to mwischoolcouncil@gmail.com

Upcoming lunches:

  • November 22nd: Opa!
  • December 11th: Booster Juice Smoothie

Family Movie Night- November 22nd

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Poinsettia and Festive Arrangement Sales

 

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The MWI School Council is pleased to be selling festive arrangements as a fundraiser on the Healthy Hunger website https://healthyhunger.ca/.  We are selling 4 different varieties of winter arrangements; 6.5 inch Red Poinsettias, 10 inch planter boxes, Hanging Greenery Bough, & 22 inch Wreath.  The last day to order arrangements online will be Thursday November 21st. The pickup date is Thursday, December 5th at the Mingle & Jingle table set up during the Demonstration of Learning (1 pm – 8 pm).  These make a wonderful gift for neighbours, loved ones, or coworkers.  Please consider supporting our School Council fundraiser.

 

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Upcoming Events/Important Dates:

  • November 20              -Photo retakes
  • November 22              -School Council Movie Night
  • November 30              -MWI Choir @ Oil Kings game
  • December 5
    • Demonstration of Student Learning
    • School Council’s Mingle & Jingle
  • December 13              – Div 1 Christmas Celebration
    • for all Div. 1 students (French immersion and English programs)
    • St Thomas More Parish @ 6:30 pm

 

 

MWI Weekly News

A Spooktacular Good Time

Many thanks to our families who joined us for our Halloween parade. We were impressed with all the creative costumes!

 

 

Individual School Photos

A reminder to return individual school photo orders by Wednesday, November 6th. Photos were sent home with students today.

Catholic Education Sunday

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Catholic Education Sunday is an annual opportunity to celebrate Catholic schools in the province of Alberta. Publicly funded Catholic education is a gift that we acknowledge with deep gratitude and embrace with unwavering resolve. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide faith-based education to more than 180,000 students in Alberta and for the teachers, administrators, parents, students, priests and parishioners who are committed to Catholic Education.

We invite our families to attend a special Mass this Sunday, 10:00 am, at St. Thomas More Parish.

Parents are encouraged to watch Archbishop Richard Smith’s message on Catholic Education Sunday – LINK

Remembrance Day

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Monsignor William Irwin invites you to our Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 8th at 10:30 am in the gym. It is always nice to see parents/guardians and members of the MWI community at our celebrations. We look forward to seeing you during this prayerful time in remembrance of those who have fought, and who continue to fight for the freedom we are so lucky to have. Students are encouraged to wear uniforms (ie. Cadets, Scouts, Girl Guides, etc.) for organizations they belong to. Students are also encouraged to bring in a donation for poppies.

MWI Choir sing at Oil Kings game

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Our MWI Choir will be singing the Canadian Anthem on the ice at Rogers Place before an Edmonton Oil Kings game on November 30th. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on PowerSchool Parent Portal as an optional fee until November 14. Everyone is invited to support our choir. Please note: All students in the choir must purchase a ticket and must be accompanied by an adult. Click here for more information.

SAVE THE DATE

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École Monsignor William Irwin School would like to invite you to a night of music and worship – our Division 1 Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 13th at 6:30 PM. This night of worship will take the place of our usual Division 1 Christmas Concert and will be at the St. Thomas More Catholic Parish. We are very pleased to be able to use this sacred space for this event and we are grateful for the help of St. Thomas More Parish in making this evening possible. All French immersion and English program students in Division 1 will be singing songs about Advent, Christmas, and light to honor our ECSD theme of “Walking Together in the Light of Christ”.

Division News

Superintendent Message November 2019

Religious Education November 2019

Parent Online Budget Survey 2020-21

Edmonton Catholic Schools believes it is essential to involve parents in providing input into the budget process. In preparation for the upcoming 2020-2021 budget it is important that the district gather as much information as possible. Therefore, as a parent of Edmonton Catholic Schools, your feedback will provide a valuable contribution in the decision-making process. We would like to gather your input through an online survey. Please click here for more information.

Transportation Cancellation Information

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Please be advised that the following Radio and TV Stations will carry announcements with respect to transportation cancellations due to inclement weather conditions. Every effort will be made to have messages broadcast commencing no later than 6:30 a.m.

RADIO  STATIONS

630 CHED                               AM 930 The Light CJCA                                CBC

CISN FM 103.9                       SHINE 105.9 FM                                             CHFA (CBC Fr.)

THE CHUCK FM 92.5            TSN 1260                                                         CFCW 840

INEWS 880 AM                      95.7 CRUZ FM                                                 The Breeze 96.3

KISS 91.7                                 The Bear 100.3 FM                                        K97 97.3

UP! 99.3 FM                             SONIC 102.9 FM                                           102.3 NOW! Radio

POWER 107                             104.9 VIRGIN Radio FM

TV STATIONS

CITYTV               CTV Edmonton             GLOBAL Edmonton          CBC TV

In addition, this information can be found on our district website – LINK

 

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School Council News

Our next School Council meeting is on November 5th @ 7 pm. All parents are invited to attend.

REMINDER: MWI Casino November 29 & 30 VOLUNTEERS STILL REQUIRED
Please see attached document for a description of volunteer positions. Please sign up at the link below to work a shift. This can help our school earn around $70,000.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ca8af2ca2fe3-mwicasino2

Candy Donation for the Edmonton Food Bank

We will be accepting donations of candy until Friday, November 8. Please consider sending any surplus candies to school as a donation. The Food Bank boxes are located by the office entrance.

 

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The MWI School Council is pleased to be selling festive arrangements as a fundraiser on the Healthy Hunger website https://healthyhunger.ca/.  We are selling 4 different varieties of winter arrangements; 6.5 inch Red Poinsettias, 10 inch planter boxes, Hanging Greenery Bough, & 22 inch Wreath.  The last day to order arrangements online will be Thursday November 21st. The pickup date is Thursday, December 5th at the Mingle & Jingle table set up during the Demonstration of Learning (1 pm – 8 pm).  These make a wonderful gift for neighbours, loved ones, or coworkers.  Please consider supporting our School Council fundraiser.

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Upcoming Events/Important Dates:

  • November 5                -MWI School Council meeting @ 7 pm
  • November 8                – Remembrance Day Ceremony @ 10:30 am
  • November 20              -Photo retakes
  • November 22              -School Council Movie Night
  • November 30              -MWI Choir @ Oil Kings game
  • December 5
    • Demonstration of Student Learning
    • School Council’s Mingle & Jingle
  • December 13              – Div 1 Christmas Celebration
    • for all Div. 1 students (French immersion and English programs)
    • St Thomas More Parish @ 6:30 pm

 

MWI Weekly News

Makerspace Conference

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An amazing time was had by all who attended the Makerspace Conference on Saturday, November 19th. Thanks to Mrs. D’Agostini, Ms Sonneveld and Mrs. Mann for accompanying our students!

Supporting ECSD with Food Bank Donations

Thank you for your support! The food you donated will make a positive difference in the lives of some of our ECSD families.

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Mr. Porter, Principal of St. Teresa of Calcutta School

 

Autumn Cross- Country Classic

Congratulations to Mary, who placed 1st in the 2008 girls 2km run last Saturday at the Autumn Cross-Country Classic, with a personal best time of 7 minutes and 15 seconds. Well done!

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MWI Choir sing at Oil Kings game

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Our MWI Choir will be singing the Canadian Anthem on the ice at Rogers Place before an Edmonton Oil Kings game on November 30th. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on PowerSchool Parent Portal as an optional fee until November 14. Everyone is invited to support our choir. Please note: All students in the choir must purchase a ticket and must be accompanied by an adult.

Elections Canada

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Thank you to our parent volunteers who helped us on Election Day! We are always grateful for your support.

 

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School Council News

REMINDER: MWI Casino November 29 & 30 VOLUNTEERS STILL REQUIRED
Please see attached document for a description of volunteer positions. Please sign up at the link below to work a shift. This can help our school earn around $70,000.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ca8af2ca2fe3-mwicasino2

TERWILLEGAR COMMUNITY LEAGUE AND MWI SCHOOL COUNCIL FUNDRAISER

TCL and MWI have an exculsive booking at WEM’s Waterpark on Sunday, November 3rd from 9:00 – 11: 00 am. Tickets are $15 each. Please contact mwischoolcouncil@gmail.com to purchase tickets. 

sc ongoing fundraisers

healthy hunger

  • Healthy Hunger Hot Lunch 

Hot Lunches are posted at https://www.healthyhunger.ca/

Any questions regarding hot lunch can be directed to mwischoolcouncil@gmail.com

Upcoming lunches:

  • November 22nd: Opa!
  • December 11th: Booster Juice Smoothie

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The Monsignor William Irwin School Council is pleased to be selling ‘Festive Winter Arrangements’ as a fundraiser on the Healthy Hunger website https://healthyhunger.ca/.  We are selling 4 different varieties of winter arrangements; 6.5 inch Red Poinsettias, 10 inch planter boxes, Hanging Greenery Bough, & 22 inch Wreath.  The last day to order arrangements online will be Thursday November 21st. The pickup date is Thursday, December 5th at the Mingle & Jingle table set up during the Demonstration of Learning (1 pm – 8 pm).  These make a wonderful gift for neighbours, loved ones, or coworkers.  Please consider supporting our School Council fundraiser.

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Upcoming Events/Important Dates:

  • October 31
    • Halloween Parade at 10:40am
    • Students are encouraged to come to school already dressed in their costumes
  • November 5                -MWI School Council meeting @ 7 pm
  • November 8                – Remembrance Day Ceremony @ 10:30 am
  • November 20              -Photo retakes
  • November 22              -School Council Movie Night
  • November 30              -MWI Choir @ Oil Kings game

MWI Weekly News

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”

Psalm 119:105

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Thank you to Father Glenn, who joined us in our grade four Bible blessing ceremony.

Developing skills at the Makerspace

Grade 3 students gathered to work collaboratively on problem-solving and creativity skills this week. They have been working on various projects guided by the theme of Home. For example, groups are challenged to create an innovative home for our plants to add to our living wall.

Elections Canada – OCTOBER 21st

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Canada’s Federal Election is on Monday, October 21st. Our school has been designated as a polling station. While we anticipate heavier vehicle and foot traffic in and around the school that day, we will take the necessary steps to ensure that there is always adequate supervision of students. Thank you to our parent volunteers who will greet and direct voters to the gym.

ECSD Assessment & Reporting

MWI parents and guardians are invited to an ECSD Assessment and Reporting session with one of our district’s Assessment Consultants, Kim Motoska. The session will be held on October 22nd at 7 pm in the gym.

You are encouraged to review the following documents prior to this session.

September parent letter_PowerSchool

PowerSchool Elementary parent information 2019-2020

 

Grade 6 CCAT

The Canadian Cognitive Abilities Test will be administered to all ECSD students in grade 6 during the time period of October 21 to November 1. The CCAT does not test the curriculum taught in the classroom. It measures reasoning skills and problem-solving abilities which are common to a number of subject areas. Students do not need to study for this test.

 

Clubs at MWI

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This week, students were invited to consider joining a club: Drum Club. Please see details below:

DRUM CLUB:

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Students will be meeting on Wednesday at lunch where they will learn the basics of rhythm, technique and percussion reading. The goal is to put together an ensemble to showcase improvisational skills and perform for others.

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MUSICAL CLUB:

Students interested in auditioning for Alice in Wonderland are invited to meet on Tuesday and Friday morning @ 7:45 am. They will learn a song and dance that will be used for auditions in the following weeks.

MWI Choir sing at Oil Kings game

oil kings

Our MWI Choir will be singing the Canadian Anthem on the ice at Rogers Place before an Edmonton Oil Kings game on November 30th. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on PowerSchool Parent Portal beginning next week. Everyone is invited to support our choir.  More details will be shared next week.

 

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School Council News

healthy hunger

  • Healthy Hunger Hot Lunch 
    • October 25th: Subway
    • ORDER BY October 20th (midnight)
    • No late orders will be accepted

Hot Lunches are posted at https://www.healthyhunger.ca/

Any questions regarding hot lunch can be directed to mwischoolcouncil@gmail.com

Upcoming lunches:

  • November 22nd: Opa!
  • December 11th: Booster Juice Smoothie

 

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Upcoming Events/Important Dates:

  • October 19                   -Makerspace Conference
  • October 21                   -Federal Election
  • October 24                   -One Voice
  • October 25                   -Healthy Hunger Hot Lunch
  • October 31
    • Halloween Parade at 10:40am
    • Students are encouraged to come to school already dressed in their costumes
  • November 5                -MWI School Council meeting @ 7 pm
  • November 8                – Remembrance Day Ceremony @ 10:30 am
  • November 20              -Photo retakes
  • November 22              -School Council Movie Night
  • November 30              -MWI Choir @ Oil Kings game