“Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.” – Paul Ryan
I believe that our school has experienced much success this year. We have managed to successfully adapt to teaching and learning in a educational landscape that has been greatly impacted by a global pandemic. We have managed to find ways to engage students in learning through various mediums and methods that we normally would not have considered as demonstrated by recently having famous Canadian authors speak to our students through zoom. And last Friday, we successfully completed our school walkathon.
The success of our only fundraiser, the walkathon, has been astounding. We had the goal of raising $20,000 to help pay for the renovation of the rest of our school washroom facilities. To date our walkathon has raised $30, 677.55! To say that this is awesome is an understatement. It really is difficult to express how impressed I am by our community to support our school initiatives. The generosity of our donors is absolutely amazing and on behalf of the school I wish to communicate how grateful we are.
The collective efforts of the walkathon is a symbol for what must happen for our school to be successful in all areas. We are in this together. When we support each other in our efforts to educate our children, then we will see real growth in our children. By working together, by helping and supporting each other, we can create the type of school where each child feels welcomed and accepted. We can create a school community that provides a foundation for life.
Again, my sincere thanks and appreciation for the community of St. Jude School!
FIRST COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION
As a school, we are very much aware of the importance of the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Fr Jun and school administration have been discussing possible formats and venues for administering these important sacraments. We are waiting to see what restrictions will be in place after the May Long Weekend. With that information we will best be able to decide a course of action for administering the sacraments. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We hope to communicate with parents next week on when we will celebrate the sacraments.
MR. FITZ HEADS TO BLESSED SACRAMENT ELEMENTARY
Mr. Fitz will be moving on to Blessed Sacrament Elementary for the 2021-22 school year. He will be teaching Gr. 4 French Immersion. On behalf of St. Jude School I would like to express my gratitude to Mr. Fitz for his two years of service. Mr. Fitz will be remembered for his passion for aquariums and for his kind demeanour. We wish Mr. Fitz every success at Blessed Sacrament Elementary.
ST. JUDE SCHOOL WELCOMES MISS CAROLYN DOSTAL
St. Jude School is pleased to welcome Miss Carolyn Dostal to our teaching staff for 2021-22. Miss Dostal comes to St. Jude School from St. Mary’s School in Chilliwack. Miss Dostal is excited to be joining our school community and brings 7 years of teaching experience.
TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS 2021-22
Kindergarten – Mrs. Wong and Mrs. Stanley
Gr. 1 – Miss Glinsbockel
Gr. 2 – Miss Handy
Gr. 3 – Miss Dostal
Gr. 4 – Mrs. Di Fonzo
Gr. 5 – Mrs. Chao
Gr. 6 – Ms. Corea
Gr. 7 – Mr. Mow
PE – Mr. Campanile
Music – Mrs. Collins
Reading Support – Mrs. Collins
Learning Resources Coordinator – Miss Smillie
BIG THANK YOU TO OUR WALKATHON SPONSORS
In addition to all of our donors raising money for our school, several businesses also helped to make this Walkathon a success:
PAYMENT WITHDRAWAL SCHEDULE
The following payment schedule is in effect.
- May 01 – Last tuition for 2020-2021
- May 01 – Registration Fee ($50 for one child or $75 for 2+ children) for 2021-2022
- June 01 – Activity Fee ($75 per student) + Emergency Fee ($10 per student)
- 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:
COVID-19 DAILY SYMPTOMS CHECK
This is a reminder that parents need to take the time to do the Daily Check every day. It is important that we remain committed to taking our COVID-19 procedures seriously. Click here to access the form. You will no longer need to provide the child or parent’s name on the form.
Complete Daily Screening
All Walkathon money is due to the Office. Thank you
May 24 – Victoria Day – No School
May 25 – Hot Lunch – Pampanga
May 26 – Hot Lunch – Pizza Hut
May 27 – Hot Lunch – Subway
May 28 – Care Day – Noon Dismissal – Bright & Bold – wear colours that are super bright.