“I also realize that winning doesn’t always mean getting first place; it means getting the best out of yourself.” —Meb Keflezighi, 2004 Olympic Marathon silver medalist
The past two weeks I had the honor of helping to run the CISVA Track and Field Championships. It is one of the largest track meets in Western Canada. We had 37 CISVA Elementary schools participate. Over the course of the two days, there were many highlights. To place in the top 8 in any event is something to be commended. We had several athletes do just that!
Vincent Collins – Long Jump – 5th Place with a jump of 3.48m
Alex Yan – Shot Put – 5th place with a throw of 9.08m
Gianna Dosanjh – Shot Put – 4th place with a throw of 7.19m
Jalen Fung – Long Jump – 4th place with a jump of 3.99m
Jalen Fung – 400m race – 2nd place with a time of 1:06:38
We had other athletes come close to cracking the top 8, with some of them just fractions off of the mark. But each of our track athletes gave it their best effort on the day of competition. There is much more potential though to be uncovered in our student athletes. Track and field is a wonderful sport because children can find different areas to thrive in. If your child does not like running then shot put or discuss may be their perfect event. If your child loves to run, then the short and medium distances may turn out to be their favourite.
I encourage parents to enroll your children in track programs and clubs outside of school. Learning how to excel in different track and field disciplines will not only give them a sense of pride and accomplishment, but it will also give them life long lessons that will positively shape their life. The role of the school is to mainly introduce students to different sports. The community clubs such as Drive or Burnaby Eagles or Journey for basketball, or community soccer or hockey, or track clubs, can take your child to another level. The same is true for music. We introduce students to a variety of musical instruments, but a passion for playing a particular instrument will often be developed outside of school with music instructors or programs.
Here are links to some of the track clubs in our area:
http://burnabystriders.ca/ – practices run out of Burnaby Central
https://www.thunderbirdstrack.org/ – practices run out of Swangard Stadium
Children as young as Grade 2 and 3 can start to do track and field with these clubs. Even if track and field is not your child’s first sport, you may find that it helps them to excel in other others.
END OF YEAR MUSIC CONCERT - COLOR THE WORLD WITH SONG
Thank you to Mrs. Collins, Miss Smillie, Dr. Luchkow, and all of our staff and accompanists who helped to make our mini concert yesterday a success. It was so good to be together again to watch our children sing and perform. The Orchestra has another concert coming up on June 20th at 7pm in our school gym.
Yesterday, the admission donations totaled $1072.00!
All of those funds are being put to the purchase of a class set of Ukuleles. Thank you for your generosity.
GR 5 GOES TO DR. SUN YAT SUN GARDEN AND DRAGON BOATING
Students in Gr. 5 had an amazing learning experience on June 6th. Students started their day at the Dr. Sun Yat Sun Chinese Garden where they learned about how the garden was constructed, what it symbolizes, and how the space was designed to highlight Chinese culture. The students then got to go Dragon Boating in False Creek. The weather was great and despite some kids being very wet, it was a fun learning opportunity for all!
GR 3 HEADS TO LYNN VALLEY TO LEARN ABOUT ECOLOGY
Gr. 3 students had a fun time learning about living species and environments while at Lynn Valley on June 6. It was a hands-on experience and students had fun interacting with the environment.
SPORTS DAY FUN AT ST. JUDE SCHOOL
Students at St. Jude School had a blast doing the different obstacle courses around the property. The cheers at the start of the event were awesome and it was great to see kids enjoy being kids!
On July 02, 2022, the first tuition payment for 2022-23 will be withdrawn. This is also the withdrawal date for those who are paying the full lump sum. Please note that the 1st month’s tuition is non-refundable after July 01, 2022.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS 2022-23
Parents please go directly to: https://schoolstart.ca/
Then click on the following:
– Parents Shop Here
– Purchase School Supply Kits
– Select Province, then City, then School
– Click Here to Purchase Your School Kits
– Lastly, click on your child’s Grade.
REFER A STUDENT AND GET REWARDED
This past year we handed out $1200 in rewards to parents that referred students to our school. Every student that is referred and enrolls in our school for the year results in a reward of $200 for the the referring family.
We currently have spots available in Kindergarten, Gr. 1, Gr. 2, Gr. 3, Gr. 4, and Gr. 6.
To learn more about the referral program, please click here.
We currently have:
- Patriots Hoodie Youth Small – $20.00
If you would like uniform items to be sold in consignment, they must be in good to excellent condition. They need to be the current uniform and not the old one. You will need to set a price and fill out a form. Please contact Ms. Goh at the Office if you would like an item to be sold or to purchase an item. From time to time we will post what is available for sale in consignment.
Reminder of Uniform Schedule:
Monday to Thursday – Uniform
Fridays – Patriot Spirit Wear
June 15 – School Mass with Gr. 7 Blessing
June 16 – Gr. 7 Promotion Ceremony
June 17 – No School
June 19 – Father’s Day
June 21 – Step Up Day from 10:30 – 12:00
June 22 – 24 – Gr. 7 Outdoor Education at Loon Lake
June 28 – Last Day for Students – Noon Dismissal
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