The students participated in the Stations of the Cross today from 11:30 – 12:00 pm. The Stations of the Cross remind us to confront the suffering and tragedy of life head on. Christ sacrificed himself to the Father and in doing so redeemed the sins of the world. For ourselves, we are called to sacrifice ourselves to the will of the Father as well. In doing so, we orientate our lives to the highest possible good and begin the important work of building the kingdom of God. Recall that Jesus reminds us that “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one an despise the other. You cannot serve God and money” (Mt 6:24). So we sacrifice daily to something. Is it power? Is it wealth? Is it prestige? Is it personal achievement?
Jesus and Scripture is pretty clear on what happens when we sacrifice to a false God: utter disaster and catastrophe. Worship false gods at your own peril. And so we are challenged this lent to pick up our cross and to sacrifice those parts of ourselves that are preventing us from living the life God intends for us. When we do that we not only redeem ourselves, but we redeem our families, our school, and our community.
Student Led Conference March 15, 2019
Our student led conference is quickly approaching. To facilitate the sign up process for the conference we will once again be using our online platform at School Interviews. We have opened up four 30 minute time slots for each session. If you are unable to book a time slot that works for you, please email your classroom teacher to make alternative arrangements. A separate communication will go home outlining the purpose of the conference as well as guidelines for the conference. Please click here to sign up for your Student Led Conference Time Slot.
Criminal Record Check
A reminder that if you are volunteering for the school (driving students, coaching, chaperoning field trips, reading, etc.) you need to complete a Criminal Record Check (CRC). It is free for volunteers. You will need our school access code so please contact the office if you need to complete a CRC.
Parents are responsible for checking email and the website on cold weather days when snow is in the forecast.
Gr. 7 Science Workshop
On Tuesday March 5th, a scientist nicknamed Atomic Atussa visited our class and taught us an introduction about electricity, Edison’s Workshop. She taught us about different types of circuits: the parallel circuit, the series circuit, and the closed circuit. She split us up into five groups, with six people in each group. With the groups, we each went to five stations to find out how to make electricity with different types of materials and have fun! We had many opportunities to make electricity with different matters. We all had fun trying out new things and learn plenty about how electricity works. Each of us got to take home one of our experiments from the workshop. The Grade Seven class had an entertaining end of the day with the workshop and would like to learn more about electricity! – Mikylla & Sylvia
The World Savers Club
The World Savers Club recently got underway at St. Jude’s school. In this photo, the club members have just carried out an act of service in the school community. They searched the school grounds, finding discarded litter and unwanted items. This club, initiated by students in Grade 4, is a place where students will learn more about being environmentally friendly, carry out action to help the Earth, and become good stewards of creation, as God commanded in the book of Genesis. They will be meeting every two weeks to learn, act, and make a difference in our school community. St. Jude’s is a school where student initiative matters.