The Patriot Report – November 23rd, 2018

Reflection

If you were to enter into the Gr. 6 and 7 classroom at St. Jude School, you may notice students using free time to knit toques using looms. When I walked into the Grade 6 class, immediately a student pointed out how many toques they had made so far . The pride that was apparent in the student could not be ignored. 

The creation of the toques fulfill the Applied Design, Skills, and Technology Curriculum with respect to textiles. But more than that, the toques are an example of faith in action. The students are learning about the Corporal Works of Mercy in class as part of their religious formation. Christ taught us to clothe the naked (Mt 25) and our students have embraced this notion by working to produce wool toques that will be donated alongside the coats that the Gr. 6 Class has been collecting. 

I believe that having the opportunity to make a tangible and positive difference in the life of another person is something that all students deeply crave. The students are to be commended on working to support our mission as a Catholic school in building the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth

Updates

As an administrator it is my desire to always have school be in session. However, I cannot put students and staff at risk in the event that road conditions become treacherous. Our school is a commuter school in that the majority of our students are driven to the school and our staff comes from various neighbourhoods.  This presents unique conditions for our school that must be considered when discerning  whether to close the school due to weather.
The school will communicate a closure due to weather through the school website and through email using our mailchimp service. Please understand that the decision to close is never an easy decision and numerous factors are taken into consideration. 

Grade 6 Coat Drive

Thank you to all the families for their support of our Coat Drive. Covenant House would like to extend their gratitude as well. 

Get Ready for 80's Day

For our next Care Day, on Nov. 30th, we are bringing back the 8o’s. Let’s step back in time and bring back acid washed jeans, crimped hair, leg warmers, and neon colours. Take a look in your closet and see what you can find to create that funky 80’s look. Bring in a toonie and join in the wacky fun! 

All proceeds will go to support Covenant House, Vancouver.

Grade 7 Class Fundraising

The Grade 7 class is fundraising with Purdys Chocolatier, just in time for Christmas!
All can be done from the convenience of your computer. No line-ups or crazy shoppers to compete with.

FINAL WEEK TO ORDER YOUR CHOCOLATES!!!

Order deadline:   Monday November 26, 2018
Delivery: Monday, December 10, 2018

If you’d like to support the Grade 7 Class through purchasing some very sweet Christmas gifts for friends, family and yourself, please click the link below:
https://fundraising.purdys.com/836480-58535
After you’ve signed in you can buy our amazing chocolates or invite others to join and support our Fundraising Campaign. More info and catalogue was sent home with your child.
Thank you so much for your support!

School Life

4th Place for Gr. 6 Boys Volleyball

The Gr. 6 Boys Volleyball Team made it to the Final Four of the CISVA Volleyball Championships! The boys competed hard and represented our school well. We are very proud of their accomplishments. The team is comprised of Gr. 6 and Gr. 5 Boys, which bodes well for our future. Congratulations Boys!

Indoor Soccer Exhibition

The Gr. 5 Boys played St. Joseph’s on November 22. The team played as a unit and were successful in defeating the opponent. Goals came from Manav Chopra and Kyle Tan.

Upcoming Events

Fri 14

3rd Advent Assembly

December 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 19

Senior Orchestra

December 19 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Wed 19

Junior Orchestra

December 19 @ 3:00 pm
Fri 21

12pm Early Dismissal

December 21

Upcoming Sport Events

Thu 13
Thu 13

Gr. 4/5 Boys. (Mr. Akol, Mr. Godenir)

December 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 17