|March Blessings Everyone!With severe wind chills in the -30s, March has indeed swept in like a Lion! On the bright side, this gives us hope for warmer weather as we near Spring Break on March 22, 2014.This week we begin our Lenten Journey as a united Catholic Community. We invite all parents and guardians to our Ash Wednesday Liturgy on Wednesday, March 5 at 10:45 am. Teachers will be talking to the students about the meaning of Lent and how service projects are a meaningful way to fulfill our Lenten promises. To support their journey, we have purchased Lent Calendars that will be coming home with students on Wednesday as well.We are thrilled to announce that our annual Day in the Life on February 28, 2014 was a great success! Nearly one hundred grade six students filled our junior high classrooms to experience the creativity and the unique fine arts learning opportunities that St. Alphonsus has to offer. A special thanks to Ms. King and our Fine Arts teachers for their exceptional efforts in preparing for this event. We also wish to extend our appreciation to the many parents who volunteered for our Junior High Activity day on February 28th as well! Our Junior High students and teachers all enjoyed a day of getting active at Cardel Place! This was an excellent way to end a very active month focused on building community in our school!
If you know of anyone interested in in attending our Junior High, please encourage parents to contact our office. We are currently booking interviews for the 2014-2015 school year.
|Our Kindergarten Open House will be on May 7th at 6:00 pm. Please share this date with prospective kindergarten families that you may know. More information on Kindergarten registration is included in this newsletter.Please watch for Progress Reports and student goal setting sheets to be coming home on Friday, March 7, 2014. We hope you take this opportunity to celebrate what your child has accomplished and identify some areas to grow in our final term. Parent Teacher Conferences will be on the evening of March 13 and during the day of March 14.The St. Alphonsus Conference Manager
https://stalphonsus.schoolsoft.ca will open on March 7 at 6:30 pm for bookings. Our school district has many language interpreters available for families who wish to access an interpreter during interviews. If you would like to access this service, please contact Mrs. King at the school.
March promises to be yet another exciting month filled with opportunities to engage our students!
Our elementary clubs continue, dance works is gearing up, badminton season begins, our school play is ready to roll and the staff continues to prepare for our student forum tentatively scheduled for April 10.
On behalf of our staff and students, we wish you and your families a spiritually rich Lenten journey and joyous spring break together!
Mrs. Gruending & Mr. Bonertz