“A cheerful glance brings joy to the heart; good news invigorates the bones.” – Proverbs 15:30
There are many highlights from the first few weeks of school. However, one in particular rises to the surface.
During the morning drop off, I had the opportunity to escort one of our new Kindergarten students to the line up. In that short walk, I asked him if he was looking forward to school. His excitement and joy radiated as he, without hesitation, said that he likes school. I am sure his smile and his positive energy had a positive impact on others throughout the day.
This young kindergarten student teaches us all to embrace the day and be joyful. Our cheerful smiles will spread and will invigorate those around us.
INDIVIDUAL PICTURE DAY MONDAY SEPT 18
Polish off those smiles and dress in a clean school uniform and sweater for our picture day on Monday, Sept. 18. Retakes will not take place until November so students are encouraged not to miss this opportunity!
Parents, both Catholic and Non-Catholic, are invited to attend the St. Jude Parish Alpha course. Alpha is a video series that introduces viewers to the Christian faith. Every Thursday evening, in our school cafeteria, you can join others in conversation while enjoying food as well. For more information please contact the Parish of St. Jude.
Phone Number – 604-434-6700
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
PARKING LOT CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED
I am sure many peoples patience was tested this past week during the parking lot construction. There were no injuries and no accidents. I wish to extend my thanks to our community for your understanding and patience.
During construction, many students enjoyed witnessing the machines in action as seen in the picture below.
NEW BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION POLICY
At St. Jude School we have introduced a new policy which will be added to our parent handbook. Effective immediately:
No food is allowed to be brought as a form of birthday celebration. This means no pizza, cupcakes, chips, candy, juice, pop, etc. There are many food allergies, food intolerances, and families may have different nutritional habits which may not align with the edible treats. Suitable alternatives are things like birthday pencils, erasers, bookmarks, etc. Alternatively, you could consider making a charitable donation in honor of your child’s birthday and notifying the classroom.
Thank you for your understanding.
KINDERGARTEN LOOKS FOR THE GINGERBREAD MAN
Run, run, as fast as you can! You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!
This week students in Kindergarten had a runaway gingerbread man that led them all through our school. They were able to discover the many different areas of our school and meet their peers and the school’s teachers. Thank you to the Kindergarten team for preparing this fun hide and seek game to help our students learn about their new school. Many thanks also to Mrs. Pimentel who baked the gingerbread cookies they discovered at the end!
If your child has an allergy or a medical condition, it is very important that you update the school office. Forms did go home with students that have anaphylaxis and parents must complete the information. If you did not receive any communication from the school and your child has a severe allergy please contact the office.
PATRIOTS SPIRIT WEAR
We will have Patriots Spirit Wear on Fridays throughout the year. A special order from Cambridge will come out soon. A reminder that all PE uniform items are considered Patriots Spirit Wear. Please stay tuned for ordering information.
MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT SEPTEMBER 13
Thank you to all parents who came out for Meet the Teacher Night. If you were unable to attend, please contact your child’s teacher to get the information you missed.
OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMMUNITY
St. Jude Parish Mass Times
Monday – Saturday: 9 am morning Masses
Novena Mass on Wednesdays: 7:30 pm.
Saturday anticipated Mass: 5 pm
Sunday Mass: 9 am, 11 am, 5 pm
Hawaiian/Polynesian Dance Class – MON, Sept 18 – Dec 11 from 4:30 – 5:15pm (6-12yrs) and Adults (16+) from 5:30 – 6:30pm. Drop-Ins are welcome too! More information can be found by clicking here.
Sept 18 – Picture Day
Sept 20 to Sept 22 – Outdoor Education Grade 7 – Camp Latona
Sept 25 – Pro-D – No School
Sept 29 – Orange Shirt Day – Assembly and Noon Dismissal
Oct 2 – TRC Day – No School
Oct 4 – CISVA Cross Country Championships
Oct 9 – Thanksgiving – No School
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