St. Joan of Arc School
10 Dempsey Ave
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:
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,
Holy Trinity Youth Group Grades 6 - 8
Thursday's from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Beginning october 6th - June, 2017