St. Joan of Arc School

      10 Dempsey Ave

      (306) 791-7350
 
      Principal: Matt Brown
      Vice Principal: Tina Vollet
      Office Manager: Phyllis Schneider
 
 

    

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St. Joan of Arc

Greetings to our lovely St. Joan Families!
 

Wednesday March 1st, marked the beginning of Lent.  At our Ash Wednesday Liturgy, Father Ron delivered a message about prayer, fasting and charitable works.  To find out how you can reveal the face of Jesus through acts of mercy, please see our 2017 Lenten Project letter.  Recently, the parish team at Holy Trinity introduced us to the Prayer Process.  We often talk about prayer, but many people aren’t sure what approach to take.  The Prayer Process involves six simple steps:

  • The first step is gratitude: Begin by thanking God for whatever you are most grateful for today.

 

  • The next step is awareness: Revisit the times in the past twenty-four hours when you were and were not the-best-version-of-your-self. Talk to God about these situations and what you learned from them.

 

  • Next, reflect upon significant moments: Identify something you experienced in the last twenty-four hours and explore what God might be trying to say to you through that event (or person).

 

  • Step four is a call for peace: Ask God to forgive you for any wrong you have committed (against yourself, another person, or Him).

 

  • Next, we move toward freedom: Speak with God about how you are invited you to change your life, so that you can experience the freedom to be the-best-version-of-yourself.

 

  • Lastly, think of others: Lift up to God anyone you feel called to pray for today, asking God to bless and guide them.

 

  • Let us join together in praying the Our Father.

 

During the season of Lent, I plan to introduce the Prayer Process to my children by discussing one of the steps every night before they go to bed each week.

As always, there are a number of great things happening at St. Joan of Arc.  Both basketball teams had successful seasons, allowing our students to further develop skill in a team environment.  Battle of the Books playoffs are underway and we are very proud of our students for their dedicated preparation and love of reading.  Looking forward, badminton begins in March, and traditionally St. Joan of Arc has developed some very good badminton players!  In addition, record breaking day will take place on March 15th.  This is an event where students have the opportunity to take part in a number of short events with the aim of becoming a school record holder in their respective age category.  Hopefully this year I can break my record of 300 pushups in 30 seconds!  Okay…maybe that a mild exaggeration…but I do okay for an old guy!

Lastly, with term two report cards approaching, students are carefully selecting work samples that they would like to share with their parents and guardians.  These samples will offer a better understanding of student progress and achievement in specific outcome areas.  This year, we are asking parents to participate in a home conference by setting aside fifteen minutes to review the goal-setting envelopes with their children.  Without question, children love sharing their work and spending time with loved ones.  We would like to thank the St. Joan parents and guardians for helping our students to talk about their learning.  This is a skill that will carry them forward into high school and ultimately, into their adult lives.

Your friendly neighbourhood principal,

Mr. Brown

 


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5020 Sherwood Drive -Regina, SK, S4R 4C2
Phone:  306-543-3838   Email:  htrinity@sasktel.net
Website:  holytrinityregina.ca

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