We started our day with a “Family Group” activity facilitated by Class 5. In this activity children were encouraged to reflect on the question, “What Do You Want Of Me Lord”, through an expression of their talents in the arts. What a talented group of children we have at our school! Thank you to the children for sharing their talents, and thank you to the parents for fostering and encouraging the development of these talents. Thank you to Mr. Southwell for living the redesigned curriculum, thinking outside the box and coming up with this unique expereince for our children.
The mornings are becoming darker and it looks like the weather is beginning to change therefore traffic will become more challenging. Here are a few traffic items to note:
When walking along Arthur Drive with your child please use the sidewalk. If crossing the street please cross in one of the assigned crosswalks.
The parking spaces in front of the school are reserved for kindergarten parents, for persons who successfully bid on the 2 spots at our Dinner Dance Auction or for a person with a disability.
School Mass Tomorrow: All are welcome to our school Mass tomorrow at 9:15am. Class 3A will be serving.
No School on Friday, October 26: There will be no classes this day due to Parent Teacher Conferences from 9am - 12pm.
Early Dismissal on November 30: To allow for final Dinner Dance Auction set-up students will be dismissed at 12pm.
Missions Club - Baby-Go-Round: As October is the month of the Rosary, Missions Club is honoring mothers by collecting baby items from October 22nd -26th. We are looking for the following items: diapers, baby blankets and/or sleepers sized 0-12mo, baby-carriers, diaper bags, gently used or new strollers, bassinets, blankets, bouncy seats, and nursing pillows. All of the items will be donated to Baby-Go-Round. Thank you for your generosity. Please see the attachment below.
DDA News: Did you receive your gorgeous invitation to “Champagne and Pearls” that went home with students on Monday? The countdown is now on for the biggest evening event of the year.
Set Up: There will be a DDA table set-up in the foyer during parent teacher interviews this week, both Thursday evening and Friday to accept donations, answer questions, and take ticket purchases. We will be accepting payment by credit card, cash and cheque. Come by and see us!
Reservations: Reserve your tables and purchase your tickets early - this event will sell out! You can also save time at the door and purchase drink tickets ahead!
Top 3 reasons why you should consider adding a donation onto your ticket order for the Dinner Dance Auction:
Money collected will go towards purchasing AMAZING auction items that are going to help you finish your Christmas shopping early
Cash donations are all tax-deductible
It all helps support your kids' education!
New this year: Wall of Wine! Drop off your donation of a $20 bottle of wine at the DDA table this Thursday and Friday. Bottles worth $25 and over are eligible for a tax receipt.
The DDA Volunteer Portal: It opens today. If you want to make a serious dent in your volunteer hours for the year, sign up early! Positions open include: class projects, decor, donations, food, refreshments and more!
Participate. Volunteer. Donate!
Siblings for September 2019: In order to prepare for next year’s registration, please complete the survey via the following link: Siblings Registering for September 2019 Thank you.
Cookie Sale: The First Lego League Robotics Club will be selling freshly baked Halloween sugar cookies after school on Thursday for $2 each.
Odyssey of the Mind for Students in Grades 4 -7: If you have all the information you need and have a child interested in joining or returning to Odyssey of the Mind, please fill out the permission form online.
All Souls Day, Friday, November 2nd: There will be Mass at 9:15am and 7:00pm. Both Masses will be in the Church. No Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament today. If you wish to spend time in private prayer the chapel will be open all day.
Instruments for Migrant Workers: Our migrant workers would like to prepare and practice music for the Spanish Mass, and are in need of musical instruments such as a keyboard stand, percussion instruments, drums, triangle, base etc. If you have any of these instruments you would like to find a good home for please call Lorraine at 604-946-8397. All of our musical instruments are marked for the migrant workers ministry and are returned when the men leave for continued and future use within the ministry. Many thanks to all of our parishioners who support our local migrant workers in anyway they can.
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.
B.C. Lions’ Faith and Family Night: Join us for the BC Lions’ Faith and Family Night on Saturday, Nov. 3, which includes:
a $30 ticket (regularly $35) to the November 3 game against the Calgary Stampeders
an opportunity to stay for a post-game performance from a local worship band
an opportunity to listen to players and coaches talk about the importance of their faith, family, and football