Yesterday, three of us attended the CISVA Theme Development planning day. The 2019-2020 CISVA Theme is “I can do all things through Christ.” This theme will be explored throughout next year but I wish to offer some insights now as I find that it is appropriate for the time of year we find ourselves in. St. Paul writes these words in his letter to the Philippians (Phil 4:13) while he is in prison. These words, when read in context, communicate a message of endurance and a willingness to persevere. St. Paul acknowledges that his situation is hard, but with faith in Christ, he can endure the suffering. Life can be full of tragedy and suffering. Let us learn from St. Paul and put our faith in Christ. For it is through Christ that we can overcome the challenges we must face.
SPRING RAFFLE SALES
St. Jude School is counting on each family to do their part and sell the Spring Raffle Tickets. Your children will benefit directly from your efforts. Please work on selling them to other family members, to friends, co-workers, or buy them yourself. If you are having trouble selling the tickets then please reach out to our Fundraising Parents who can assist you. You have until June 7 to sell your tickets!
SPRING RAFFLE DRAW
The draw for the Spring Raffle will be hosted on June 14, 2019. We do encourage as many people as possible to come out for the draw. However, if you are unable to make it you can still win the draw and claim your prize. We will call the winners and we will hold the prize for those individuals.
PARENT PARTICIPATION HOURS
We are nearing the end of the school year for participation hours. Emails are currently being sent out to families. If hours have not been met, participation cheques will be cashed on June 30, 2019. For more information please contact the Parent Participation Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
PARISH EDUCATION COMMITTEE (PEC)
Our PEC members have been voted in by acclamation for the 2019-2020 school year. Our PEC for 2019-2020 is:
A special thank-you to Ruby Villamin for her hard work on the PEC for the last few years.
CISVA TRACK MEET
Just a reminder, that our Track & Field athletes will be participating in the annual CISVA Track Meet on Wednesday, May 29th and Wednesday June 5th at Swangard Stadium on Boundary Road. If your child is involved in field events ONLY (discus, shot put, long jump) they are only required to be at the meet on the day that they are competing.
On the days they compete, students should be dropped off directly at the stadium at 8:00am. Students can be picked up from the meet when all of their events have concluded or at the end of the day (3pm except for 100m runners). Parents are responsible for picking up team members at Swangard Stadium at the end of competition.
Team members should wear their gym strip and appropriate outer wear for the weather. It can be cool in the stands even on a warm day. Just a reminder, athletes are NOT to bring any ipods or games to the track meet. All students will need to bring their own lunch to the meet and are encouraged to bring healthy snacks. Also, athletes are able to use the concession stand after they have finished their event(s).
Thank you for your support and cooperation. If you have any questions, please call or email. We look forward to seeing some of you at the meet!
MAY 31 CARE DAY THEME
The Gr. 1 Class is hosting the upcoming Care Day. On that day students are asked to donate money to the Catholic Charity of Development and Peace. The theme for that day is Bright Summer Colors as we are approaching summer!
CAMBRIDGE UNIFORMS UPDATE
I would like to inform parents that at the end of May, we will be purchasing the unsold uniform stock from Neat Uniforms. We will make that stock available for purchase to parents starting the first week of June. These items will be sold at cost as they will only be part of the uniform for the next two years. We are allowing for a 2 year transition to the new uniform from Cambridge Uniforms. If a size is not available from the Neat Uniform stock then parents will need to purchase from Cambridge Uniforms. Uniforms will be available from Cambridge starting June 1, 2019. During the week of June 17-21 Cambridge Uniforms will be on site at St. Jude School to fill uniform orders and if you order during this time frame you will save the GST on your purchases. Click here to read about Cambridge Uniforms and how to order from them.
Cambridge Uniforms asks those families who plan to visit their Dollarton location for their uniform fitting to book an appointment online. This helps them to ensure that they have the time needed to service each family to their best ability.
To book an in store fitting at their Dollarton location families may click the link below:
Criminal Record Check
Based on the current programs offered at St. Jude School, a Criminal Record Check is required for the following volunteer opportunities and parent participation categories:
- Playground/Parking Lot Supervision
- Chaperone field trips
- Driving students to and from sporting events and field trips
- Classroom helper
If you plan to volunteer for the school or your parent participation involves any of the above, you will need to complete a Criminal Record Check. This check is free, valid for 5 years and can be completed online. Simply click on the link below and follow the on screen instructions. You will need to enter the Access Code to be identified as a volunteer at St. Jude School.
Online Link: https://justice.gov.bc.ca/eCRC/home.htm
Access Code: KVLB9GCYEW
If you are not able to complete the form online, it will prompt you to print the page. Please bring the printed pages and your picture ID to the school office for verification and we will fax it in from here.
Gr. 2 Learns About the Trinity
Gr. 2 students have been learning about the mystery of the Holy Trinity. Through the use of symbols students come to a better understanding of our believe in God.
Grade 6 Discovers a Book is Better
Gr. 6 students have been reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. They then watched the movie and discovered that the book was more entertaining and gripping than the movie.
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