November 12th, 2014
GOING HOME TODAY
• PEC Newsletter
• Photo Re-takes
November 14th – School Mass
November 20th – Hot Dog Day
November 24th – Pro-D Day (NO SCHOOL)
November 26th – Report Cards go home
November 27th – Conferences 1:00-8:00 (12:15 dismissal)
November 28th – Conferences 8:30-12:00 (NO SCHOOL)
COOKIE & PIE SALE
We are extending the closing date to Tuesday, November 18th for the cookie & pie sale. As of today’s date we do not have sufficient orders to place an order with the company. We are hoping that we will receive sufficent orders. However, if not, we will have to cancel this cookie & pie sale. If you wish to donate to the Outreach Program, we will gladly accept your donation.
School Mass will on Friday, November 14th. On Mass days the bell rings at 8:45am. If your child is late for school on a Mass day please bring him or her to the school first to sign in at the school office. Students must be in full school uniform.
Children are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Bank.
Students who had their photo re-taken are bringing home their photo proofs. If you are wishing to order, please ensure that your completed order is returned to the school no later than Tuesday, November 18th.
If your child is away for any reason, it is imperitive that an absentee note be sent to the school indicating the reason of the absenteeism. The Ministry of Education requires a note from students who are absent. Failing to submit a note may jeopardize your funding from the government.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FOOD FUNDRAISER
The Grade 5 Class will be launching a Food Fundraiser for the St. Vincent de Paul Charity Organization. On Wed. November the 12th, students are being challenged to collect as many non-perishable food items as they can in 9 days. The class that collects the most food items by Friday, November 21, will be able to have a movie and popcorn party as well as wear casual clothes. Please send non- parishable food items that meet the following criteria:
• Sealed (never been opened)
• Non-damaged (no rust, dents, rips, etc.)
• Before expiry dates
• From a variety of food groups
If the items do not meet the criteria, it will not be counted as part of the class total. Classes will be displaying their food items in tower formation outside of their class.
Thank you for your support!
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
For the month of November we will be focusing on the virtue of hope. Hope is one of the three theological virtues. Our hope is to enter into the kingdom of heaven and have eternal life as our happiness. We place our trust and hope in Christ’s promises to us. Hope is part of the foundation of our Christian moral activity. It is with this in mind that we ask student to think of how Hope directs our actions and words. How are we preparing ourselves to enter into God’s kingdom?
Throughout the month of November we will have several opportunities during class and though various gatherings to focus our attention on this virtue. One activity that can be done at home is reading with your child The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-16) where Jesus gives us hope through the beatitudes.
In the event of weather conditions, or unforeseen circumstances, the pastor, chairperson and principal will decide whether or not the school will be open on that day. Notice of school closures will be announced on CKNW 980 on the AM dial and posted on the school website when possible. Please do not call the school; it is important that we keep all lines free in case of an emergency.
We are collecting hallowe’en candy again this year. The Grade 7 students will be putting together candy bags for our Outreach Program which will then be handed out on our visits to the Front Room shelter. There will be a box in the school hallway by the office for the candy donations. Thank you for your ongoing support and thoughtfulness. It is through your generosity that we are able to carry out God’s ministry to those who are less fortunate.
SVDP STREET MINISTRY
The SSVP Street Ministry plans to give Christmas gifts to the needy in Whalley Sunday December 7th. This is a request to you to ask the school children /parishioners if they would like to help in this by donating the following:
Used backpacks of any size and description; ones they no longer wish to use themselves but that could still be useful for the homeless to store their small belongings; and gently used, or even new, men’s gloves. We find that men’s gloves are expensive whereas women’s gloves can usually be bought for around $l/pair. Any help that the children /parishioners can give us would be greatly appreciated, as well as keeping our costs down, while still providing the needy with practical gift items.
We have set our deadline for receiving donations at SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30 so as to allow us time to assemble our gifts and to purchase whatever we can if necessary.
We appreciate very much any help you are able to give us. Many thanks and blessings from Susi and the Street Ministry. Please drop donations off in the Gathering Room.
With the cold and rainy season coming, please make sure your children are appropriately dressed for the weather. Students are expected to go outside for recess in order to get some exercise and fresh air. Coats, gloves, hats and boots are recommended, depending on the weather. Please make sure your child has everything he or she needs before coming to school.
PURDY’S CHOCOLATE SALE
Dates to note:
• Order deadline date: November 18th
• Pick up date: Tuesday, November 25th
FALL SOCIAL (PUB NIGHT)
The Annual Fall Social is this Friday, November 14th, 7:00 pm at the Fox & Fiddle, 19530 Langley Bypass.
There are still volunteer opportunities for this Friday’s event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please do not forget to record your hours in the binder (located across the office). If you do not record them, we have no way of knowing whether you worked any hours.
If you have question about parent participation, please contact Sonja Rematore via email at email@example.com.
Fall Social (Pub Night)
Purdy’s Chocolate Sale
Chair & CISVA Delegate
Vice-Chair & Communications
Secretary & Social Committee