Last week two of our soccer teams qualified for the CISVA Soccer Championships. We had a day of sunshine, a day of torrential rain! While our top four finishes were impressive, congrats to our Senior Boys for winning the Super Eights, I was more impressed with the determination, teamwork and sportsmanship the boys displayed last week and through the entire soccer season. Congratulations to all who represented our school so well over the past six weeks. To all of the parents who helped out with coaching, refereeing and driving, thank you for supporting our school. Thank you to Mrs. Haughian, Mr. Heraghty and Mr. Southwell for coaching teams and another thank you to Mrs. Haughian for keeping all of the teams organized.
Scholastic Book Fair: Wed, Nov 7th - Fri Nov 9th. From 8:15am - 4pm each day. The library will be closed during morning recess on those days, but will be open at lunch for sales.
Remembrance Day Assembly: On November 9th at 10:45 am, all are welcome to the assembly that will be presented in the school gym by Class 5A.
Remembrance Day Holiday - Monday, November 12: NO SCHOOL.
Missions Club: To celebrate Christmas, Missions Club is selling Poinsettias (red, white and pink), Wreaths and Holiday Planters from November Tuesday, November 13 - Thursday, November 22. Please visit https://sacredheart.growingsmilesfundraising.com/home to place an order. All proceeds go to Growing Smiles Fundraising. For more information, enjoy this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=61&v=vZeFHZMWu00
Photo Order Deadline/Retake Day:
Order Deadline: Tuesday, November 13
Retake Day: Wednesday, November 14. Please fill out the checkbox on the order form if you want a retake, and hand this in to your child’s teacher.
DDA Update: The countdown is on as preparations continue for the Dinner Dance Auction. There are still a few tickets left, so if you are on the fence, now is the time to get those tickets! It is also really important to bring in your donations as soon as possible.
Donations - Wall of Wine: Specifically, we are looking for bottles of wine for the Wall of Wine - a fun new game this year! Bring in your bottles of ($20 minimum).
- Donations of bottles $25 or more are eligible for a tax receipt.
Decorating team: The gym will be transformed into an elegant venue where we can toast to 30 years of DDA! We are looking for some decor items and hope you can help us. Please contact Karla in the office if you are able to lend us any of these items (ensure that your name and phone number are written securely on the bottom):
- White/cream battery operated LED pillar candles
- light-up LED trees
- Decorative bird cages
- Greenery (plastic or silk) and/or flowers (light pink, rose gold, cream, ivory, burgandy)
Volunteers: Hosting an event of this magnitude takes an enormous amount of effort and there are still volunteer positions available
- Hint to new parents: Some of these positions are worth double the hours!
Thursday, Nov 29:
- Gym Set Up - 3 - 5 pm, 3 more volunteers needed
- Library, Front Hall & Bathroom Set Up - 5 - 9 pm, 3 more volunteers needed
Friday, Nov 30:
- Bar Set Up - 2 - 4 pm, 2 volunteers needed, some lifting required
- Spotter - Live Auction - 8:30 pm - 10 pm, need another 2 volunteers (can be attending event...even teachers can sign up!)
- Kitchen Assistant - 9:30 pm - 1:00 am, need 3 volunteers, nobody is currently signed up for this shift
Saturday, Dec 1:
- Clean Up - Bar - 12 - 2 am, 2 volunteers, double hours
- Clean Up - Everything Else - 1 - 3 am, 7 volunteers, double hours
Raffle: We are very excited to announce that the raffle tickets will be going on sale next week! To check out the amazing donation, visit the Sacred Heart Facebook page and be sure to buy your tickets.
- You do not need to be attending the event to participate in the raffle.
Halloween Candy Donations: If you have extra halloween candy and would like to donate it to the Agape Ministry, please bring it to Mrs. De Sousa’s class. Thank you.
Christmas Market Thank You: On behalf of St. Monica Guild can you thank all the parents who supported the Christmas Market with donations and and presence at the market. A special thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the market a huge success.
Parish Bible Study: Scripture and the Tradition of the Catholic Church provide an abundance of wisdom, though it can often be challenging to apply it to our lives. If you feel you would like more direction on the Wisdom found in our Sacred Scripture, please join our next bible study, “Wisdom, God’s Vision for Life”, starting Nov 13, Tuesday, 12:00-2:30 pm at Augustine House. We will have 4 lessons before Christmas and 4 in the month of January. In this program, we will: Discover what wisdom is (and what it isn’t): Learn new habits for increasing wisdom in our daily life; Gain confidence, through role models and practice, in living according to God’s vision. Cost: $25.00. For more information and registration, please contact, Sue Steevie at 604-943-3007 or Nancy Tait at 604-946-8873. Please see attachment below.