St. Mary's News
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Greetings St. Mary’s Families,
We continue to be so thankful for our St. Mary’s family. This month has been a month of hope and joy. We continue to learn and practice our new routines, overall we have seen so many smiles as we adjust. Pope Francis stated in an apostolic exhortation that, “very often it is a holiness found in our next door neighbours, those who, living in our midst, reflect God’s presence.” That has been evident at school this month. We are blessed to be learning and growing together. We would also like to once again thank all families for being so diligent with the Daily Health Checklist. It can be inconvenient to keep your child home or to come pick them up from school, but it is imperative that we all work together so we have a successful school year. If in doubt about symptoms or illness, please call 811. You can see how our re-entry went with this CTR Re-Entry video. This will be a great year!
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We are finding ways to keep our school community connected. Our first event is our annual Terry Fox Walk. We will be participating for our 21st year! However, each classroom will be walking independently at separate times. We will not have a whole-school run, and no parent volunteers on the route – sorry! We encourage students to bring a “Toonie for Terry” on Thursday or Friday next week.
We wish everyone a safe and healthy start to the 2020-21 school year.
While we will not be able to see everyone at our usual kick-off events like the Welcome Back Coin Carnival or Family Costume Dance, we do look forward to building our school community and supporting our students, families, and teachers.
Stay tuned for upcoming virtual events to help us stay connected!
Our first meeting of the year will be held via Zoom on Wednesday October 14. Please join us as we plan out our year and hear school updates from Mr. Bailey.
Parents: Interested in Substituting or Supervising – positions available
Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools is currently accepting applications for Substitute Teachers and Non Certified Classroom Supervisors – use the following links to be taken directly to the ‘apply’ pages. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ordinary Holiness PRayer
We are called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves.
Let everything be open to God; turn to him in every situation.
Holiness will grow through small gestures.
Thank You for your unending love for me. Let me recognize that I am the hands of God and that continuing to pursue holiness is the way to become the person You want me to be. Help me to see my ordinary acts each day as holy. Guide me to share that holiness with others. Help me to submit to the presence that the Holy Spirit has in my life.
St. James Parish
àPre-registration is requested for weekend masses. Contact tracing is optional.
àCapacity Limits: St. James = 200 / St. Michael’s = 45
àArrive early to answer health and travel questions. Doors open 30 minutes before mass.
àWear your mask to enter & exit the church, and to go for Communion. It can be removed while sitting in your pew.
àSign in with a point of entry team member.
àWait for an Usher to bring you to your seat.
àPhysical distancing to be observed -6 feet (2meters) -at all times for those who do not live in the same household.
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ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
St. Mary’s School is a faith-filled environment where students recognize they are a gift from God. They develop meaningful prayer lives and serve others with generosity and love. We are a literacy school where students are encouraged to read a lot and explore multiple genres. Students are able to self-select books from the library or from their classroom library and share their reading and writing with others! Our school has high expectations for all students while ensuring mastery of foundational skills and designing lessons that are engaging and meaningful. We understand the value of multiple dimensions of learning and address this through specialist-instructed programs in Music, French, Physical Education and Outdoor learning.