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and make myself available to you.
Help me to become the-best-version-of-myself
by seeking your will and becoming a living example
of your love in the world.
Open my heart to the areas of my life that need to change
in order for me to carry out the mission
and experience the joy you have imagined for my life.
Inspire me to live the Catholic faith
in ways that are dynamic and engaging.
Show me how to best get involved in the life of my parish.
Make our community hungry for best practices
and continuous learning.
Give me courage when I am afraid,
hope when I am discouraged,
and clarity in times of decision.
Teach me to enjoy uncertainty and lead your Church
to become all you imagined it would be
for the people of our times.
Carnaval Week began with Shrove Tuesday Pancakes followed by outdoor activities on Tuesday afternoon. Thank you to School Council parents for organizing and distributing the pancake lunch. Thank you to Mme Melissa and the grade 6 FSL students for planning and leading such an active fun-filled afternoon.
Thank you to Mrs. Mann, Mme Lisa, Mme Toews and their students for leading our Ash Wednesday celebration. It was a special moment to mark the beginning of our season of Lent.
Friday Carnaval Events
Students experienced a full day of music, song, dance and stories. Below is a list of performers that shared their talents with our students:
TRAD’BADOUR with ROGER and DANIEL
Hailing from St. Paul, Alberta, Roger Dallaire and Daniel Gervais have been working together for nearly fifteen years. Roger Dallaire is a one-of-a-kind story-teller and musician. Daniel Gervais is a two-time Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Champion. Their show is a kitchen party with singing, fiddling, picking and grinning.
FRENCH-CANADIAN SPOONS AND GIGUE with RENELLE
Renelle is a former artistic director, dancer and teacher at l’Association La Girandole. She also worked in Children’s Programming for CBC French Television and now coordinates and provides support to French Immersion Schools. In her workshop, students learned to create different rhythms by combining la gigue (French- Canadian tap dancing) and wooden spoons (an instrument used in French-Canadian music).
INTERNATIONAL DANCE with OLIVIA
Olivia is a teacher at l’Association La Girandole and has danced, performed and toured with many semi-professional dance troupes. Anchored in folk dance, this workshop allowed students to delve into the world of diverse cultures, musicality and most importantly dance! Each grade learned one international dance and found similarities between what they already know and what they have yet to learn.
AFRO BEATS with MACHA
Macha taught the current steps from Africa’s most popular street dance style in youth culture called Afrobeats. The energetic and upbeat steps that make up this dance style come from various African countries such as South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Congo, and more with inspiration from hip hop, house, and traditional African dances.
METIS SASH WEAVING offered by MUSÉE HÉRITAGE MUSEUM
Students learned about the Metis Sash and how it was used by Voyageurs in the building of Canada. They also discovered what the colors of the sash represent to the Metis culture and then practiced how to do a basic back weave so that they could create a book mark.
BISON KIT offered by MUSÉE HÉRITAGE MUSEUM
Is it buffalo or bison? Students learned the history behind this question. They had the opportunity to look closely at bones, fur, projectile points and other items included in the kit. They discussed how and why the Aboriginal people depended on the buffalo for their livelihood.
FRENCH TAFFY ON SNOW offered by Daniel Lachance
The Lachance maple syrup farm is a small (44 acre) farm located 90 minutes south of Quebec City in St Zacharie near the US border, in the area known as “La Beauce”. Originally, Honoré and Alice Lachance (Richard, Daniel and Diane’s grandparents) along with their 9 children tapped the trees and collected syrup each spring to produce about 1000 litres of maple syrup. The cabane à sucre (sugar shack) and the accompanying lands were purchased by Richard, Daniel and Diane in 1997. It soon became the reason to come home as the family returns every year to work the farm and reconnect with family and friends. The syrup is brought back to us every spring, to enjoy!
Scholastic Book Fair
Our book fair will be held next week, March 11 – 15, and during our Demonstration of Learning evening on Thursday, March 14th. The book fair will be held in the library. Thank you to Mrs. Ostashevska, as well as our student and parent volunteers for your assistance in this annual event.
Report Cards and Demonstration of Learning
Report cards will be available on Monday, March 11 at 3:30 pm on the Parent Portal for Grades 1 – 6 students. Please contact the office if you need assistance with the Parent Portal.
Our Student-Led Demonstration of Learning is on Thursday, March 14 from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 7:30pm. We are using the School Appointment system to book time slots.
- Kindergarten – Grade 5 families will have 30-minute time slots
- Grade 5/6 and Grade 6 families will have 10-minute time slots
For more information, click on the following: Demo of Learning_ March 2019
This year marks the fifth year for Numeracy Week. This year’s theme is “Quantitative Information” (Statistics & Probability). Events include:
- Wednesday, March 13 – Numeracy Shirt day. Students are encouraged to wear a shirt with numbers, patterns, shapes, etc.
- Thursday, March 14 – A family numeracy challenge is being presented to parents as a way to include to whole school community in Numeracy Week. See the following document for details: Numeracy Week Family Game Contest
- Friday, March 15 – “Stop, drop, and roll” . Students will play a math game to develop their statistics & probability skills.
Become part of the Golden Wolves pack. Take advantage of the 15% off spirit wear special at Entripy for the month of March. Click here to access the site. School Council will also be selling spirit wear at our Demonstration of Learning on Thursday, March 14th.
Parent Engagement Poster
GrACE Letter to Families
Upcoming Events/Important Dates:
- March 11:
- Report Cards available on PowerSchool Parent Portal
- Grades 4 – 6 Ski Field trip
- March 13: Numeracy Week- Shirt Day
- March 14:
- Demonstration of Learning (1:30 – 4:30 pm; 5:30 – 7:30 pm)
- Family Numeracy Challenge-contest
- March 15:
- Pyjama Day
- Staff vs Students Volleyball games
- March 25 – 29 : Spring Break- NO SCHOOL
- April 1 : Back to School