The Patriot Report – June 19


Somethings never get old.

In times such as these, we often need reminders of why we, as a Christ-centered faith filled community, are a joyous and hopeful people. One of the more powerful reminders comes from the Jesuit tradition of performing an Examen ( a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence). In performing such a daily reflection, we might come to see and appreciate the common things as God’s way of communicating to us the beauty of His message. 

With Father’s Day upon us (Happy Father’s Day Dads), I find myself reflecting on my role as a father and in doing that I think of my kids. Each day, if I take the time to reflect and there is great challenge in just doing that, I find that there are things my kids do each day that are blessings from God. I never tire of those blessings. When I get home from work, one or more of my kids will run up to me and shout “Daddy” with enthusiasm. That never gets old. I love it every time. At some point during the evening one of my kids will make me laugh. That never gets old. I love it every time. And at some other point I will catch myself looking at my child in bewilderment and awe. That feeling never gets old. Why does it not get old? Why don’t I grow tired of them making me laugh? I certainly grow tired of them bickering and fighting. I think it is because God is speaking his love for me and for all of humanity in those moments. How would any of us grow tired of God’s endless love?

So I encourage you to reflect on the things that bring joy into your life. Allow that joy to swell up inside of you and give thanks to God. There is much to be grateful for each and everyday. Being grateful never gets old. 


JUNE 22-25

As mentioned in last week’s newsletter, we will be hosting the year end goodbyes and step up days during the final week of school.  There will not be any online instructional classes.  Report cards will also be emailed out this week.  

Monday June 22 – Kindergarten from 9am to 11am; Gr. 1 from 1pm to 3pm

Tuesday June 23 – Gr. 2 from 9am to 11am; Gr. 3 from 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday June 24 – Gr. 4 from 9am to 11am; Gr. 5 from 1pm to 3pm 

Thursday June 25 – Gr. 6 from 9am to 11am

Students are to come dressed in their school uniform for step up day.  All borrowed equipment (chromebooks, iPads, etc.) and text books or library books need to be returned during this time.  All equipment / books can be dropped off to the office.  

Students and parents will line up outside our gym door facing East 15. We will have tape marking where to stand to maintain proper distancing. Students will be screened before being allowed entry (anyone with Covid19 symptoms will not be allowed entry). We will have hand sanitizer for the student. 

2020-2021 Reminders

July 02 – Withdrawal of Activity Fees, Emergency Fees and Re-registration fees.

Aug 01 – Withdrawal of 1st month’s tuition or lump sum payment.

Sep 08 – First day of school.

Families must communicate with Richelle Akol, our PEC Chairperson (, and Chris van der Pauw, our Principal ( if you need Tuition Assistance. 

Students are expected to be in full uniform when they return to school in September.  Please take this time to purchase the uniforms from Cambridge Uniform.  If you order in August, you may not be able to receive your uniform in time. 


2019-2020 yearbooks will be distributed in September. 

To order the year book for 2019-2020

Step 1: open   in your browser. 

Step 2: type in the Yearbook ID code 14136520

Step 3: type in your child’s name and grade. You may order multiple copies under one name or add an additional order under a different name (additional orders can be added on the next screen). 

Step 4: Online payments methods accepted are American Express. Mastercard, Discover, or Visa. 


Check out

St. Jude online school code is: TPA859

Returning clients:

New clients:

There has been a great response from the online Zoom fittings for families who require assistance with reading size charts, navigating the website and confirming their sizes.  Book an online fitting here:


June 22 – Kindergarten from 9am to 11am; Gr. 1 from 1pm to 3pm

June 23 – Gr. 2 from 9am to 11am; Gr. 3 from 1pm to 3pm

June 24 – Gr. 4 from 9am to 11am; Gr. 5 from 1pm to 3pm 

June 25 – Gr. 6 from 9am to 11am