Our Catholic Faith:
Our next celebration will be the All Saints mass at Resurrection hosted by St. Elizabeth School on Wednesday, November 1st at 1:00 pm.
The grades 1 and 6 classes are attending the Buddy Mass at Resurrection on Wednesday, November 8th at 9:30 am.
We are also hosting a Remembrance Day Liturgy in the gym at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 8th. Families are always invited to attend all of our celebrations!
Thank you to all the students who participated in or attended our mass at Resurrection on Sunday. It was a great turnout.
As we shared with the CSCC parents (as part of our school goal discussion) at the monthly meeting last week, our Catholic faith is an integral part of our school culture and learning environment. Our celebrations, including masses and liturgies, help build our faith, school spirit and a community of engaged, virtuous learners. The time spent at these celebrations in no way takes away from quality instruction time dedicated to supporting curricular outcomes. Being part of a catholic school provides opportunities to develop the mind, spirit and heart in a way that is unique to our faith community.
Our School Responsibility Plan:
Each month, as stated in our School Responsibility Plan, we will focus on one virtue to help our students develop a better sense of moral intelligence. This month's virtue is Compassion, and was presented in daily prayer and a bulletin board display by Mrs. Holland's Grade 3 and Mrs. Wiley's Grade 5/6 classes. Our "Guardian of the Month" presentations, to the student who best demonstrates that monthly virtue in the classroom and around the school, will be announced at our next Monthly Assembly on Thursday, November 23rd at 9:00 am in the gym. All of the students who earn a "Guardian of the Month" recognition in the first half of the year will attend an activity/excursion in the afternoon with Mr. Fuchs and me in February as a "thank you" for showing such positive behavior around St. Gabriel School.
Our Curriculum & Assessment:
This month is extremely busy with teachers preparing for Term 1 report cards, which are handed out on Tuesday, November 28th. As there will not be any teacher comments on these report cards, parents will have the opportunity to discuss their child's progress and to be part of student-involved conferences with the teachers at the PSTC. Please be reminded that our PSTC (Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences) will be held over 2 evenings – Wednesday, November 29th and Thursday, November 30th, with no school on Friday, December 1st as a result of the extra time put in by teachers on those nights. We are once again using the online scheduling system. I will send that information out on Monday, November 6th.
Our Communication with the Community:
Thank you for supporting the CSCC 50/50 Draw. Tickets are due back to me (sold or unsold) no later than Monday, November 20th. The draw is occurring at our monthly assembly on Thursday, November 23rd at 9:00 am in the gym.
The annual Christmas Concert for grades Kindergarten to 8 will be held on Tuesday, December 19th, with an afternoon matinee and an evening performance. Mark your calendars!!
Email me @ email@example.com if you have any questions/concerns!
Mrs. Anne Lutz