Alice in Wonderland – LOGO Contest 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).
The above statements come from the Literature Review on the Impact of Second-Language Learning (2017).
After School Coding Club
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.
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
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.
Staff Appreciation Christmas Potluck Luncheon
Hot Lunches are posted at https://www.healthyhunger.ca/
Any questions regarding hot lunch can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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!
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
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
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