“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.” —John Lubbock
I think we all are aware of how challenging a year it has been for all of our staff and students. As this year comes to a close, I find myself excited for summer and for time to spend with my kids and my family. I am also excited for the 2021-22 school year.
It is fair to say that Covid-19 dramatically altered the landscape of our school culture. We had no teams competing against other schools. We had no orchestra concerts. We had no clubs that involved students across the grades. We had no mass where we gathered as one school at the church. We had no field trips outside of our school. We had no outdoor education. You get the idea, Covid-19 took many things. But it did not take everything.
We learned and we grew. We laughed and found joy in learning. We told stories and challenged each other. We found ways to connect. We built relationships. We prayed. We journeyed together through this pandemic education year.
It is my deep hope that the 2021-22 school year will see a return to a more normal school year. We anticipate that we will have our teams return to compete and battle against other CISVA schools. We will have concerts again. We will have school masses. We will have field trips and assemblies. We will reclaim what was lost and our school will be a vibrant hub of learning.
But before we can enter into a new school year, we need time to recharge and renew ourselves. I know I am looking forward to camping, to sunsets by the ocean, to campfires, to playing with my kids, to playing golf, and to just enjoying what summer has to offer.
Happy Summer Vacation St. Jude School!
See you in September 🙂
The final term report cards have been emailed out today. In case you did not receive it, please check your junk mail as it would have been sent from a new email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BEFORE SCHOOL CLUB IS COMING TO ST. JUDE SCHOOL
We are going to open up a Patriots Morning Club (Before School Club) for our families that need it. The Club will operate from 7:30am to 8:30am for each day that school is in session. The club will by operated by Mrs. Nana Rubina, an Educational Assistant on staff. The fee for drop in is $6.00 per child or $30 per child for the week. To register you will have to sign up in advance through our website (this feature will be available in late August). It is important to understand that this is a school club with a fee and not a daycare service.
If you think you will use the Patriots Morning Club please complete this short survey: Patriots Morning Club Survey
WE SAY GOODBYE TO MISS VANESSA
Miss Vanessa has been accepted into the teacher training program at SFU and we are so happy for her! Sadly this means she will not be able to return to the school. We have posted her position and we are working to fill the role. After School Club will run for the 2021-22 school year.
WE SAY GOODBYE TO MRS GUMBAN
Mrs. Aurora Gumban has been our bookkeeper for 3 years and she will be moving to a job much closer to home. We wish her every success!
We welcome to our school staff, Mrs. Kim Pham who will be our school bookkeeper for 2021-22. We are pleased to have her be a part of our team!
UNIFORM CONSIGNMENT DROP OFF
If you have clothing you would like to have sold at our Consignment Store please drop off the items during the following times:
Tuesday, June 29 from 9am to 11:30 am or 1pm to 2:30pm
Wednesday, June 30 from 9am to 11:30 am or 1pm to 2:30pm
Friday, July 2 from 9am to 11:30 am or 1pm to 2:30pm
If we do not get items in to be sold we will not be able to run a consignment store. We have only received the following items:
Gym Shorts size CXL for $10
Gym Shorts size Small for $10
School Sweater size 30 for $15
We hope more items will be added and we can offer these items for sale before school starts in September.
READING OLYMPICS MEDALISTS
For a 6 week period starting at the beginning of May, students were challenged to read as many books as possible from a variety of genres. The goal of the Reading Olympics was to encourage students to read books. The program was a success because indeed many students started reading more during their spare time. Below are images of those who completed enough challenges to earn a medal.
GR 5 STUDENTS GET PUBLISHED
Congratulations to the following students who entered a poetry writing contest and were chosen to be published in the poetry book, Fate and Fortune: Altheia, Jaden, Joaquin, Juem, Isaiah, Brandon, Jalen, Sarah, Adrian, and Bella.
SUMMER READING CLUB WITH VPL
Summer Reading Club is back at Vancouver Public Library! This fun and free program for school-aged children launches on June 14 and registration details will be added to our VPL Kid’s Website very soon. In the meantime, check out our SRC Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
CAMBRIDGE UNIFORM - DISCOUNT WEEK
Please read the Cambridge Uniform Letter here.
It is recommended that your uniform orders are placed by:
June 30th – New Students
July 10th – Returning Students.
There is a 5% discount on all orders placed online from June 21st to July 5th, 2021.
PAYMENT WITHDRAWAL SCHEDULE
The following payment schedule is in effect.
- July 01 – First month’s tuition or Full year’s lump sum tuition for 2021-2022
SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIST FOR 2021-2022
The school supplies list for next year is available to purchase at School Start now. Please select your child(ren)’s grade for 2021-2022 to purchase the supplies directly from them. It will be delivered to our school late August.
To view the list, please click on the desired grade below:
August 30 – School Office Reopens
September 7 – First Day of School – Noon Dismissal