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โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹Each month Ms. Appell prepares a review of the school's goals, activities & highlights which are discussed with parents at the monthly CSCC meeting & published here for our school community ...โ€‹

April 2019  /  Principal's Review ...

Communities of Faith

  • Youth Liturgical Leadership Program โ€“ Thursday, April 4th (pm)
  • Week Five Lenten Liturgy โ€“ Monday, April 8th @ 9:20 am
  • Grade 4-8 Reconciliation โ€“ Wednesday, April 10th (am)
  • Grade 4 Online Religion Assessment (in support of division and school goals) โ€“ by Friday, April 12th
  • Holy Thursday Liturgy (facilitated by MTMS) โ€“ Thursday, April 18th @ 1:00 pm
  • Easter Liturgy โ€“ Wednesday, May 1st @ 9:20 am
  • C.A.R.E. โ€“ Virtue of the Month for May is Generosity; kickoff @ assembly on May 1st (prayers will be led by Miss Pringle's Grade 2/3 class this month)

Literacy and Numeracy

  • Family Reading Night โ€“ "April is Poetry Month!" โ€“ Wednesday, April 10th โ€“ 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Math Blitz โ€“ Tuesday, April 16th
  • Classroom Library "Book Parties" (in preparation of the official launch) โ€“ April 30th โ€“ May 2nd
  • Math Consultant Presentation @ staff meeting โ€“ Wednesday, May 1st

Equitable Opportunities and Transitions

  • Pre-K Family Day (Easter Theme) โ€“ Friday, April 12th (am)
  • Violin Workshop with Ms. Norton's Grade ยฝ class โ€“ Friday, April 12th (pm)
  • Future Leaders' Lunch โ€“ Wednesday, April 17th
  • Help Me Tell My Story (Pre-K/K assessment) โ€“ Monday, April 29th โ€“ Ms. Whitehouse from CEC
  • SAYCW โ€“ areas of concern (mental health and wellness) have been shared with the school

Essential Skills and Practices in 21st Century Education

  • Senior Badminton Game vs St. Mary โ€“ Thursday, April 4th
  • Sask Energy Guest Presenter in Mrs. Sayer's Class โ€“ Tuesday, April 9th
  • Badminton vs. St. Timothy โ€“ Thursday, April 10th
  • Badminton vs. Mother Teresa Middle School โ€“ Tuesday, April 16th
  • KevCash Online Payment Program โ€“ Go Live Date: April 29th
  • City Badminton Championships โ€“ Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1 @ O'Neill High School

โ€‹Important upcoming dates

  • Emergency Response Drills (unannounced) โ€“ throughout the month of May
  • Collaborative Mental Health Lesson (Mrs. Zuck/Ms. Kotylak) in Grade 7/8 classroom โ€“ Thursday, May 2nd
  • Grade 4/5 Symphony Link Up Project Performance โ€“ Friday, May 3rd (pm)
  • Collaborative Mental Health Lesson (Mrs. Zuck/Ms. Kotylak) in Grade 7/8 classroom โ€“ Monday, May 6th
  • Track and Field Mini Meet โ€“ Wednesday, May 8th (am)
  • RCSD Employee Recognition Celebration โ€“ Wednesday, May 8th โ€“ Congratulations to Frank!
  • Wheaton Chev Classroom Library Official Launch โ€“ Thursday, May 9th
  • Grade 7/8 Class @ St. Peter School Dance โ€“ Friday, May 10th
  • Grade 6 Band Tour Day โ€“ Tuesday, May 14th
  • Grade 4-8 Track and Field Meet โ€“ Wednesday, May 15th
  • Community Cultural Potluck Supper โ€“ Wednesday, May 15th
  • Youth Liturgical Leadership Program โ€“ Thursday, May 16th
  • Grades 4-8 @ O'Neill Choral Spring Show โ€“ Thursday, May 16th (pm)
  • TPD/Trauma Sensitive School Training โ€“ Friday, May 17th
  • Victoria Day โ€“ No School โ€“ Monday, May 20th
  • Parish Visit โ€“ Wednesday, May 22nd (pm)
  • Grade 7/8 Band Tour Day โ€“ Thursday, May 23rd
  • Playground Painting โ€“ Thursday, May 23rd
  • Track and Field Mini Meet โ€“ Friday, May 24th (am)
  • Camp Monahan presentation @ assembly โ€“ Monday, May 27th 
  • North Area Band Concert @ O'Neill High School โ€“ Tuesday, May 28th @ 7:00 pm
  • Reading Blitz โ€“ Wednesday, May 29th @ 2:00 pm
  • School Wide Faith Retreat โ€“ Monday, June 3rd   โ€‹

โ€‹March 2019 / Principal's Review ... 

Communities of Faith

  • Green Day for St. Patrick's Day โ€“ Monday, March 18th
  • Week Two Lenten Liturgy โ€“ Monday, March 18th @ 12:30 pm
  • Week Three Lenten Liturgy โ€“ Monday, March 25th @ 9:20 am
  • Parish Visit โ€“ Tuesday, March 26th (am)
  • Week Four Lenten Liturgy โ€“ Monday, April 1st โ€“ 12:30 pm
  • C.A.R.E. โ€“ Virtue of the Month continues with daily prayers on Self Control being led by Mrs. McCann's class
  • Green Shirt Day โ€“ to raise awareness for organ donations in memory of Logan Boulet from the Humboldt Broncos โ€“ Monday, April 8th

Literacy and Numeracy

  • System Literacy Coach โ€“ three week on-site support for Grades 1/2 and 2/3 (March 18-April 5)
  • Term Two Progress Reports โ€“ distributed on Tuesday, March 26th @ 3:10 pm
  • Term Two Student-Involved Conferences โ€“ Wednesday, March 27th and Thursday, March 28th (pm)
  • Reading Blitz โ€“ Wednesday, March 27th (pm)

Equitable Opportunities and Transitions

  • SAYCW โ€“ survey on wellness for all Grade 7-9 students (March 18-28th)
  • Pre-K Family Day โ€“ Celebration of Learning for Term Two โ€“ Friday, March 22nd (am)
  • EAL Parent Information Night @ O'Neill High School (facilitated by St. Peter School) โ€“ Fri., March 22nd
  • SHA Dental Program (on-site) โ€“ Pre-K, K, Grades 1, 2 and 7 (varnish, sealant, and screening) โ€“ March 25-27

Essential Skills and Practices in 21st Century Education

  • IT On-Site Support for Progress Report Completion โ€“ Sarah N. - Thursday, March 14th (pm)
  • KevCash Online Payment In-service โ€“ Friday, March 15th (Ms. Appleyard); Tuesday, April 2nd (Ms. Appell)
  • Optimist Band Festival โ€“ Grade 6 and 7/8 bands โ€“ Tuesday, March 19th and Wednesday, March 20th
  • Financial Literacy Session for families โ€“ Wednesday, March 20th โ€“ Gratton Room, CEC
  • Badminton Game vs. St. Gregory โ€“ Thursday, March 21st
  • Junior Badminton vs. St. Mary โ€“ Tuesday, April 2nd

โ€‹Important upcoming dates:

  • Youth Liturgical Leadership Program โ€“ Thursday, April 4th (pm)
  • Senior Badminton โ€“ Thursday, April 4th
  • Wheaton Chev Classroom Library Delivery Date โ€“ Friday, April 5th
  • Week Five Lenten Liturgy โ€“ Monday, April 8th @ 9:20 am
  • Sask Energy Guest Presenter in Mrs. Sayer's Class โ€“ Tuesday, April 9th
  • Reconciliation โ€“ Wednesday, April 10th (am)
  • Summer Success Reading Camp โ€“ planning session โ€“ Wednesday, April 10th (pm)
  • Badminton vs. St. Timothy โ€“ April 10th
  • Family Reading Night โ€“ "April is Poetry Month!" โ€“ Wednesday, April 10th โ€“ 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Grade 8 O'Neill Transition Meeting for teachers โ€“ Thursday, April 12th (pm)
  • Pre-K Family Day โ€“ Friday, April 12th (am)
  • Grade 4 Online Religion Assessment (in support of division and school goals) โ€“ by Friday, April 12th
  • Violin Workshop with Ms. Norton's Grade ยฝ class โ€“ Friday, April 12th (pm)
  • Badminton vs. Mother Teresa Middle School โ€“ Tuesday, April 16th
  • Holy Thursday Liturgy (facilitated by MTMS) โ€“ Thursday, April 18th @ 1:00 pm
  • Easter Break โ€“ No School for students/staff - Friday, April 19th to Sunday, April 28th (inclusive)
  • City Badminton Championships โ€“ Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1 @ O'Neill High School
  • Easter Liturgy โ€“ Wednesday, May 1st @ 9:20 am
  • Grade 4/5 Symphony Link Up Project Performance โ€“ Friday, May 3rd (pm)
  • Track and Field Mini Meet โ€“ Wednesday, May 8th (am)
  • RCSD Employee Recognition Celebration โ€“ Wednesday, May 8th โ€“ Congratulations to Frank!

โ€‹February 2019 / Principal's Review ...


Communities of Faith

  • School Dance โ€“ Friday, February 15th (pm)
  • Pink Shirt Day โ€“ Wednesday, February 27th
  • Liturgical Planning for Lent โ€“ Monday, March 4th (pm) โ€“ 4 teachers
  • School-Involved Mass @ Our Lady of Peace โ€“ Saturday, March 2nd @ 5:00 pm โ€“ 17 representatives attended
  • C.A.R.E. โ€“ Virtue of the Month (Self Control) Kick Off @ assembly Monday, March 4th  (Mrs. McCann's class)
  • Ash Wednesday Mass โ€“ Wednesday, March 6th @ Our Lady of Peace
  • Hat Day โ€“ fundraiser for the NICU (Z99 Radiothon) โ€“ Friday, March 8th
  • Week One Lenten Liturgy โ€“ Monday, March 11th @ 9:20 am
  • Pretzel Bag Sale โ€“ fundraiser for the NICU (Z99 Radiothon) โ€“ Monday, March 11th and Tuesday, March 12th
  • CSCC Spring Linkage Meeting โ€“ Tuesday, March 12th @ Riffel High School (attended by M. Peters and T. Appell) 
    Literacy and Numeracy
  • Mid-Year Learning Improvement Plan Review โ€“ with Superintendent Stacey Gherasim on Wed, Feb 13th (pm)
  • Family Literacy Night โ€“ Wednesday, February 13th โ€“ 6:00 - 7:00 pm   
  • Math Blitz โ€“ Wednesday, February 27th (pm)
  • Wheaton Chev Classroom Library Project โ€“ Thursday, February 28th - book selection day for teachers
  • Dr. Seuss' Birthday Literacy Event (w/United Way) โ€“ Friday, March 1st 
    Equitable Opportunities and Transitions
  • Help Me Tell My Story (Pre-K and K) โ€“ Thursday, February 7 (no buses ran this day)
  • Kendall Netmaker Motivational Speaker Presentation @ Sacred Heart โ€“ Grade 6/8 โ€“ Monday, Feb. 11
  • Grade 8 Titan for a Day @ O'Neill High School โ€“ Tuesday, February 12th (pm)
  • Curl Regina Program โ€“ students in Grades 5/6 participating at the Callie Curling Club 
  • Pre-K Family Day โ€“ Friday, February 15th (am) โ€“ Fun with Play Dough!
  • Speech and Language Assistant Program โ€“ ended on Friday, March 1st

Essential Skills and Practices in 21st Century Education

  • Basketball Game โ€“ Wednesday, February 6th vs. Deshaye
  • Education Technology Grade 4/5 classroom support โ€“ Monday, February 11 (pm)
  • Basketball Game โ€“ Monday, February 11th @ St. Augustine
  • Racquetball Presentation โ€“ all students Grades 1/2 to 7/8 โ€“ Wednesday, January 13th 
  • Financial Wellness Presentation for families โ€“ Tuesday, February 12th @ 7:00 pm Gratton Room, CEC
  • Skating โ€“ Tuesday, February 26th (pm) โ€“ Grades 5/6 and 7/8
  • Basketball Playoff Game โ€“ Tuesday, February 26th vs. St. Catherine
  • Education Technology on-site support โ€“ Tuesday, February 26th (pm)
  • Basketball Playoff Game โ€“ Thursday, February 28th @ St. Theresa
  • REACH โ€“ Cooking Club continues until March 18th (Mondays from 3:15-4:15 pm)


Important upcoming dates:

  • Teacher Professional Day โ€“ No school for students โ€“ Friday, March 15th
  • System Literacy Coach โ€“ three week on-site support for Grades 1/2 and 2/3 (March 18th-April 5th)
  • Week Two Lenten Liturgy โ€“ Monday, March 18th @ 12:30 pm
  • Optimist Band Festival โ€“ Grade 6 and 7/8 bands โ€“ Tuesday, March 19th and Wednesday, March 20th
  • Financial Literacy Session for families โ€“ Wednesday, March 20th โ€“ 7:00-8:30 pm in the Gratton Room, CEC
  • Pre-K Family Day โ€“ Celebration of Learning for Term Two โ€“ Friday, March 22nd (am)
  • SHA Dental Program (on-site) โ€“ Pre-K, K, Grades 1, 2 and 7 (varnish, sealant, and screening) โ€“ March 25-27
  • Week Three Lenten Liturgy โ€“ Monday, March 25th @ 9:20 am
  • Parish Visit โ€“ Tuesday, March 26th
  • Term Two Progress Reports โ€“ distributed on Tuesday, March 26th @ 3:10 pm
  • Term Two Student-Involved Conferences โ€“ Wednesday, March 27th and Thursday, March 28th (pm)
  • No School โ€“ Friday, March 29th โ€“ day in lieu of conference evenings
  • Week Four Lenten Liturgy โ€“ Monday, April 1st โ€“ 12:30 pm
  • Youth Liturgical Leadership Program โ€“ Thursday, April 4th (pm)
  • Week Five Lenten Liturgy โ€“ Monday, April 8th @ 9:20 am
  • Reconciliation โ€“ Wednesday, April 10th (am)
  • Summer Success Reading Camp โ€“ planning session โ€“ Wednesday, April 10th (pm)
  • Pre-K Family Day โ€“ Friday, April 12th (am)
โ€‹
December 2018 & January 2019 / Principal's Review ...

Communities of Faith
  • Advent Mass โ€“ Tuesday, December 18th @ Our Lady of Peace
  • Christmas Lunch โ€“ Tuesday, December 18th @ Resurrection Parish
  • Christmas Activity Night โ€“ Thursday, December 20th 6:30-8:00 pm
  • C.A.R.E. โ€“ Virtue of the Month (Kindness) Kick Off @ assembly Monday, January 14th
  • Youth Liturgical Leadership Program โ€“ session on Thursday, January 17th (pm) 
  • New Year Liturgy โ€“ Friday, January 18th  
  • Myriam Family โ€“ Thursday, January 22nd (final visit for the year)
  • Parish Visit โ€“ Tuesday, January 29th (Father and Stacy visited all 6 classrooms to discuss new year resolutions)

    Literacy and Numeracy

  • December Literacy Night โ€“ held in conjunction with the Christmas Activity Night on Thursday, December 20th   
  • Summer Success Reading Camp (Principal's Meeting) โ€“ Wednesday, January 16th  
  • Reading Blitz โ€“ Monday, January 21st
  • Math Teachers' Focus Group โ€“ Mrs. McCann and Ms. Norton attended on Thursday, January 24th
  • ELA Writing In-service โ€“ Mrs. Sayer assisted at Lucy Calkins workshop on Thursday, January 24th   
  • System Wide Teachers' Institute โ€“ Friday, January 25th
  • Junior Achievement Dollar and Sense Presentation โ€“ Tuesday, January 29th Grade 7/8 classroom
  • Wheaton Chev Classroom Library Project โ€“ Tuesday, January 29th initial meeting with United Way rep.
  • System Literacy Coach โ€“ three week on-site support for Grades 1/2 and 2/3 (February 4th to March 1st)

    Equitable Opportunities and Transitions

  • Santa Store โ€“ Friday, December 14th with the support of volunteers from SaskEnergy
  • Speech and Language Assistant Program โ€“ On site, daily support for 8 weeks from January 7th to March 1st
  • Future Leaders' Lunch โ€“ Grade 8 representative - Wednesday, January 9th
  • Grade 8 Band Recruitment Lunch @ O'Neill โ€“ Monday, January 14th
  • Pre-K Family Day โ€“ Pizza making on Friday, January 18th (am)
  • Curl Regina Program โ€“ students in Grades 5/6 participating at the Callie Curling Club 
  • Pre-K and Kindergarten Instructional Staff Workshop โ€“ Friday, February 1st (pm)
  • O'Neill High School Classroom Visit โ€“ Grade 7/8 class on Monday, February 4th (pm)

              Essential Skills and Practices in 21st Century Education

  • North Area Band Concert โ€“ December 12th @ O'Neill High School
  • SHSA Safety Presentation โ€“ Monday, December 17th Grade 5/6 class
  • Education Technology on-site support โ€“ Mrs. Jennifer Stewart Mitchell โ€“ Wednesday, January 9th (pm)
  • Basketball Season Opener โ€“ Tuesday, January 15th @ St. Joan of Arc
  • Cross Country Skiing โ€“ Grades 5/6 and 7/8 on Friday, January 18th (pm)
  • Instructional Curling Program โ€“ Grade 5/6 @ the Highland on Wednesday, January 23rd and 30th (am)
  • RSO Link Up Program โ€“ Guest musician worked with Grade 4/5 class on Wednesday, January 30th (pm) in preparation of the Link Up performance taking place later this year
  • On-Site Ed Tech Support โ€“ Mrs. Stewart Mitchell working with Grade 7/8 class on Thursday, January 31st (pm)


Important upcoming dates:

  • Help Me tell My Story โ€“ Pre-K and K Assessment taking place on Thursday, February 7th  
  • On site EdTech Support โ€“ Mrs. Stewart Mitchell will be working with Grade 4/5 class on Thursday, Feb. 7th
  • Inspirational Speaker โ€“ Kendall Netmaker @ Sacred Heart School โ€“ Grades 6-8 on Monday, Feb.11 (pm)
  • Grade 5-8 Cross Country Skiing โ€“ Tuesday, February 12th (all day)
  • Grade 8 Titan for a Day @ O'Neill High School โ€“ Tuesday, February 12th (pm)
  • Financial Wellness Presentation for families โ€“ Tuesday, February 12th @ 7:00 pm Gratton Room, CEC
  • Racquetball Presentations โ€“ Wednesday, February 13th (all day)
  • Mid-Year Learning Improvement Plan Review โ€“ with Superintendent Stacey Gherasim on Wed, Feb 13th (pm)
  • Family Literacy Night โ€“ Wednesday, February 13th 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Pre-K Family Day โ€“ Friday, February 15th (am) โ€“ Fun with Play Dough!
  • School Dance โ€“ Friday, February 15th (pm)
  • February Break (No School) โ€“ February 18th โ€“ 22nd
  • Skating โ€“ Tuesday, February 26th (pm) โ€“ Grades 5/6 and 7/8
  • Education Technology on-site support โ€“ Tuesday, February 26th (pm)
  • Pink Shirt Day โ€“ Wednesday, February 27th
  • Liturgical Planning for Lent โ€“ Wednesday, February 27th (pm)
  • Math Blitz โ€“ Wednesday, February 27th (pm)
  • World Day of Prayer @ Our Lady of Peace Parish โ€“ Friday, March 1st @ 7:00 pm
  • School-Involved Mass @ Our Lady of Peace Parish โ€“ Saturday, March 2nd @ 5:00 pm
  • Ash Wednesday Mass @ Our Lady of Peace Parish โ€“ Wednesday, March 6th @ 1:00 pm
  • Skating โ€“ Thursday, March 7th (pm) โ€“ Grades 4/5 and 5/6 โ€‹

November 2018 / Principal's Review ...โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

โ€‹            Communities of Faithโ€‹

  • C.A.R.E. โ€“ Virtue of the Month (Respect) Kick Off @ assembly on Wednesday, November 14th
  • Holodomar Memorial Liturgy โ€“ held on Monday, November 19th @ 9:30 am (facilitated by Mrs. Sayer's Grade 5/6 class) 
  • Myriam Family Visit โ€“ Thursday, November 22nd
  • Parish Visit โ€“ morning of Wednesday, November 28th (Father visited all 6 classrooms to discuss season of Advent)
  • Liturgical Planning Time โ€“ Division provides budget support/release time for staff members to plan liturgical celebrations throughout the year (10 half days) โ€“ Mrs. Sayer and Mrs. Kendel used time on November 28th to plan Advent liturgies
  • Advent โ€“ Week 1 Liturgy โ€“ held on Monday, December 3rd at 9:30 am
  • School-Involved Mass at Our Lady of Peace โ€“ held on Saturday, December 8th (approximately 12 school representatives in attendance)

    Literacy and Numeracy

  • Literacy Volunteers โ€“ Lorna and Pam โ€“ weekly basis  
  • Term One Progress Reports โ€“ distributed on Tuesday, November 20th
  • Student-Involved Conferences โ€“ Nov. 21st and 22nd (99% attendance thanks to the good work of Ms. Appleyard!)
  • Reading Blitz โ€“ Thursday, November 22nd  

    Equitable Opportunities and Transitions

  • Rock Your Mocs Week โ€“ supported during the week of November 12th โ€“ 16th
  • Pre-Kindergarten Family Day โ€“ Family Reading at the Regent Public Library
  • University of Regina Wellness Day โ€“ Grade 5/6 and 7/8 Classes โ€“ Friday, November 16th โ€“ enjoyed a complimentary pizza lunch, watched womens' and mens' basketball games, attended wellness sessions
  • REACH Cooking Class - Five week program was completed on Friday, November 16th (Thank You, Mrs. Zuck!)
  • Youth Ballet Performance โ€“ all Grade 1-8 students attended the performance at the University of Regina; cost subsidized by the division's Arts Education Consultant; teaching resources and ties to curricular outcomes were provided
  • Grade 9 Pizza Lunch โ€“ Monday, November 26th @ O'Neill High School โ€“ Mrs. Zuck and Ms. Fischer attended

               Essential Skills and Practices in 21st Century Education

  • Skating โ€“ November 14th โ€“ Grades 1/2 and 2/3 โ€“ with the assistance of Mr. Gallagher and students from the University of Regina
  • Skating - Thursday, November 29th โ€“ Grade 4/5 and 7/8 classes
  • Education Technology on-site support โ€“ Mrs. Jennifer Stewart Mitchell - Friday, November 30th (am)
  • Computer Coding Session โ€“ iQmetrix staff assisted with "Hour of Code" initiative in Grade 5/6 and 7/8 classrooms โ€“ Wednesday, December 5th (am)
  • Mackenzie Art Gallery โ€“ Traveling Art Program โ€“ Wednesday, December 5th (pm) โ€“ Grades 4/5 and 5/6
  • Skating โ€“ December 6th โ€“ Grades 1/2 and 2/3 classes
  • Volleyball โ€“ recently ended a successful season โ€“ many thanks to Miss Pringle and Miss Lipp for coaching!
  • Singing Club โ€“ continues under the direction of Mrs. Hammond, Ms. Norton, and Mrs. Morris

               Important upcoming dates:

  • Kids on the Block (Anti-Bullying/Safety) Presentations โ€“ Tuesday, December 11th
  • Band Concert โ€“ Wednesday, December 12th 7:00 pm @ O'Neill High School
  • Santa Store โ€“ Friday, December 14th (all day)
  • Advent Mass @ Our Lady of Peace โ€“ Tuesday, December 18th @ 10:00 am
  • Christmas Lunch @ Resurrection Parish โ€“ Tuesday, December 18th
  • Christmas Activity Night โ€“ Thursday, December 20th from 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Last day of Classes before the Christmas break โ€“ Friday, December 21st (EARLY DISMISSAL at 2:10 pm)

โ€‹October 2018 / Principal's Review ...โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹
โ€‹โ€‹               Communities of Faith โ€‹โ€‹
  • Thanksgiving Liturgy/Grade 4 Bible Presentation โ€“ held on Tuesday, October 9th (facilitated by Ms. Fischer's class and attended by Mr. Meyers from CEC)
  • C.A.R.E. โ€“ Virtue of the Month (Gratitude) Kick Off @ assembly on Wednesday, October 10th
  • School Photo โ€“ t-shirts were distributed and photo was taken on Wednesday, October 10th  
  • School-Involved Mass at Our Lady of Peace โ€“ held on Saturday, October 13th (approximately 10 school representatives in attendance)
  • Parish Visit โ€“ afternoon of Wednesday, October 17th (Father visited all 6 classrooms)
  • Staff Retreat โ€“ held Monday, October 22nd with Mr. Patrick Stawarz as facilitator
  • CSCC Family Halloween Dance โ€“ held on Thursday, October 25th
  • Director of Education visit (Mr. Dom Scuglia) โ€“ Wednesday, October 31st
  • Youth Liturgical Leadership Program โ€“ Four Grade 6 students and Mrs. Sayer attended session 2 of 5 on Nov. 1st
  • CSCC Linkage Meeting โ€“ Wednesday, November 7th @ Sacred Heart School (Stephanie and Tammy attended)
  • Remembrance Day Liturgy โ€“ held on Tuesday, November 13th at 9:30 am

    Literacy and Numeracy

  • Numeracy Coach (Lisa Marcotte) - on site for staff support, morning of Monday, October 15th
  • Family Literacy Night โ€“ Wednesday, October 17th (approximately 75-80 people in attendance)
  • Math Blitz โ€“ Friday, October 19th
  • United Way Summer Success Reading Program 2019 - confirmed on Tuesday, October 30th 


    Equitable Opportunities and Transitions

  • OurSCHOOL Survey โ€“ Completed during Education Week by at Grade 4-8 students
  • VOIP  Voice Over Internet Project โ€“ walk through held on Thursday, October 11th (3 year project)
  • G.A.P. Presentation โ€“ Ms. Fischer's Grade 7/8 Class โ€“ Friday, October 12th
  • REACH Cooking Class  Five week program began on Friday, October 12th
  • The Big Crunch โ€“ school-wide nutrition activity on Tuesday, October 16th (Grade 2/3 featured in Leader Post)
  • Winter Count Buffalo Robe visit โ€“ Tuesday, October 23rd โ€“ prayer cards distributed to all students
  • Pre-Kindergarten Family Day โ€“ Friday, October 26th
  • Hairspray Musical at O'Neill High School โ€“ Grades 5-8 attended the afternoon performance on November 1st
  • Pledge for Peace  Grades 1/2 and 4/5 attended on Friday, November 2nd
  • Skype with Author Phyllis Webstad (The Orange Shirt Story) โ€“ Friday, November 2nd

                Essential Skills and Practices in 21st Century Education

  • EdTech Coach โ€“ Jennifer Stewart-Mitchell โ€“ 4 "In-Residence" dates throughout the year (Oct. 29)
  • Grade 7/8 Leadership Team Planning Meeting  Thursday, October 17th
  • Halloween Activities โ€“ Grade 5-8 students provided leadership for this school-wide afternoon activity
  • Volleyball โ€“ coached by Miss Pringle and Miss Lipp
  • Singing Club โ€“ led by Mrs. Hammond, Ms. Norton, and Mrs. Morris

โ€‹            Important upcoming dates:

  • Virtue of the Month (Respect) Kick Off Assembly โ€“ Wednesday, November 14th
  • Pre-Kindergarten Family Day โ€“ Friday, November 16th @ Regent Park Library
  • Wellness Day @ University of Regina โ€“ Grade 5-8 students attending
  • Holodomar Memorial Liturgy โ€“ during assembly on Monday, November 19th
  • Term One Progress Reports distributed โ€“ Tuesday, November 20th @ 3:10 pm
  • Ballet Performance @ University of Regina โ€“ Grades 1-8 attending on Wednesday, November 21st
  • Term One Student-Involved Conferences โ€“ evenings of Tuesday, November 21st & Wednesday, November 22nd
  • Myriam Family Visit โ€“ Thursday, November 22nd
  • Reading Blitz โ€“ Thursday, November 22nd
  • No School for Staff/Students โ€“ Friday, November 23rd (day in lieu of conference time)
  • Grade 9 Pizza Lunch โ€“ Denise and Ms. Fischer @ O'Neill High School to enjoy lunch with previous students
  • Parish Visit โ€“ Wednesday, November 28th (am)
  • EdTech Coach in Residence โ€“ Friday, November 30th
  • CSCC Meeting โ€“ Wednesday, December 5th
  • School-Involved Mass at Our Lady of Peace โ€“ Saturday, December 8th @ 5:00 pm 
  • Kids on the Block Presentations โ€“ Tuesday, December 11th
  • Band Concert โ€“ Wednesday, December 12th 7:00 pm @ O'Neill High School
  • Santa Store โ€“ Friday, December 14th 
  • Advent Mass @ Our Lady of Peace โ€“ Tuesday, December 18th @ 10:00 am
  • Christmas Lunch @ Resurrection Parish โ€“ Tuesday, December 18th
  • Christmas Activity Night โ€“ Thursday, December 20th from 6:30-8:00 pm
  • Last day of Classes before the Christmas break โ€“ Friday, December 21st (EARLY DISMISSAL at 2:10 pm)โ€‹
โ€‹Each month Mr. Schwebius prepares a review of the school's activities and highlights which is discussed with parents at the monthly CSCC meeting & published here for our school community ...

Principal's Review of  April  2018โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

School Climate and Culture โ€“ Safe and Caring Schools

    • Fire Drills/Lockdown/Reverse Evacuation Drills โ€“ 3 Fire Drills โ€“ 1 Lockdown drill โ€“ 1 Reverse Evacuation scheduled for May/June, 2018 with MTMS.  Lockdown drill completed today โ€“ all went well.
    • St. Michael Day โ€“ Every Wednesday remains St. Michael Day. We encourage the staff and students to wear their shirts or school colors on Wednesday.
    • Multicultural Potluck Supper โ€“ A school initiative to bring families and cultures together. Wed. May 9th โ€“ 6:00 โ€“ 7:30 (doors open at 5:30) โ€“ A note has been sent home that invites families to attend and in doing so will be able share their culture and visit with other families while enjoying a wonderful meal.  

      Catholic Distinctiveness
    • World Catholic Education Week โ€“ May 7-11 - Recognizes the gift of Catholic Education in Saskatchewan. As a school we will begin with an opening prayer on Monday.  On Thursday we will have a brief liturgy highlighting the day.
    • Pentecost Liturgy โ€“ Monday, May 23rd, 2018 โ€“ at Assembly
    • Moving in Faith - Our division continues to coordinate a large scale walk, run, jog centered on our faith. We are encouraging families to sign up and participate in this event. It is being held Sunday, May 27th at the Canada Games Athletic Park beginning at 12:30.  
    • Father James/Stacy โ€“ Will continue to be scheduled for the remainder of the year.
    • Our Lady of Peace Seniors Dance โ€“ grade 5/6 and 7/8 to attend the May 10th 55+ dance at the Parish
    • The Myriam Sisters โ€“ Thursday, May 31st with Father Arpee who will share his vocational journey into the Priesthood. 

      Academics
    • Literacy Nights โ€“ This evening โ€“ Wed. May 16th โ€“ Star Wars
    • Literacy โ€“ Pick Your Prize โ€“ Thank you to the CSCC for their generous support 

      Extra-Curricular/Co-Curricular
    • Badminton โ€“ Senior and Junior players have competed and represented the school with good sportsmanship and wonderful behaviour. 
    • Track and Field โ€“ Grades 4-8 students participating in 3 mini-meets before city championships.
    • Band โ€“  Grade 6 Band Concert โ€“ Monday, May 14th โ€“ 11:00-11:40

      Community Connections
    • Moshom Gerry Desnomie continues to work with our teachers and students and helps students in a variety of ways.
    • Patch Adams visit โ€“ Tuesday, May 8th โ€“ As part of the Mayor's Lunch, we will be treated to a presentation by Patch Adams with MTMS, St. Bernadette and Imperial Community School 

      Important dates in the next few months:
      • Multicultural Potluck โ€“ Wednesday, May 9th โ€“ doors open at 5:45
      • School Carnival โ€“ Wed. May 30th โ€“ 6:00 PM
      • Day of Truth and Reconciliation โ€“ Friday, June 8th
      • Family BBQ โ€“ Thursday, June 7th โ€“ located at St. Michael Community School playground
      • Grade 8 Farewell โ€“ Thur. June 14th โ€“ Mass and ceremony starting at 6:30 PM at Our Lady of Peace Parish
      • National Aboriginal Day โ€“ Thur. June 21st
      • Outdoor Ed. โ€“ grades 6-7-8 โ€“ June 21-22โ€‹

โ€‹Principal's Review of March 2018โ€‹

โ€‹ School Climate and Culture โ€“ Safe and Caring Schools
    • RCSD โ€“ Annual event โ€“ Moving in Faith โ€“ Sunday, May 27th, 2018 โ€“ A wonderful day for RCSD families and community members to get together for an afternoon of movement and faith.
    • St. Michael Day โ€“ Every Wednesday remains St. Michael Day. We encourage the staff and students to wear their shirts or school colors on Wednesday.
    • Our grade 7/8 class visited a modified "WE Day" in Regina at the Normanview Theatre and listened to motivational speakers who encouraged them to look outside of themselves to help the local and global community.  This day motivated students to continue in their leadership journey and continue with their fundraising for Emeldah, our Chalice Child.
    • Our Gr. 4-5-6-7-8 students are in the process of completing the "Our School" survey  
โ€‹  Catholic Distinctiveness
    • Lent remained a time for us to pray, fast and give alms as we work toward revealing the face of Christ. We held weekly liturgical celebrations to mark each week of Lent, focus on one charitable act, and to review our commitment to renew ourselves in our Faith. 
    • All our liturgies and masses are on the monthly calendar on the website. Parent/guardians are more than welcome to attend theses celebrations. These celebrations are led by our Christian Leadership Team.
    • Father James/Stacy โ€“ Has visited the school and will continue to be scheduled for the remainder of the year.
    • The Myriam Sisters continue to visit.  Last visit of the year will be May 30th, the Sisters bless us with their presence.
    • School Ht Dog Sale โ€“ March 28th โ€“ We raised $650 for the Catholic Education Matters campaign to support and protect Catholic Education
    • See the office for RCSD Catholic Education Matters Raffle tickets.
    • Staff Retreat โ€“ Monday, April 23rd โ€“ No School for students 
โ€‹Academics
    • Term II Report cards have been completed and sent home.
    • Term II student involved conferences were very well attended with 97% of students and families attending.
    • We continue to hold monthly literacy evenings โ€“ next literacy evening is next  Wednesday, April 18th at 6:00 PM โ€“ Hopefully a Star Wars theme.
    • We continue to hold school wide literacy blitzes where students read to earn prizes and work with big/little buddies.
    • Our spring reading initiative (Pick Your Prize) is in the planning stages.  More news at the May meeting.  Thanks for the CSCC support of this initiative. 
โ€‹โ€‹Extra-Curricular/Co-Curricular
    • Badminton โ€“ Mr. Gallagher/Ms. Fischer are leading the team this year.  Lots of interest at Junior and Senior.
    • Track and Field will be starting in May.
    • Band Days โ€“ April 15-21 โ€“ Students have the opportunity to showcase their solo skills. 
โ€‹Community Connections 
    • Regina Catholic School Division - Annual Spring Linkage Meeting that will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Miller Comprehensive Catholic High School โ€“ Gym A at 6:30 PM.
    • Elder Dennis is no longer at St. Michael - Jerry Desnomie now supports our students.
    • Prayers for Elder Dennis whose son passed away last week.
    • Grade 7/8 students attending the "Try-A-Trade" showcase this Friday, April 13th โ€“ Presented by Skills Canada Saskatchewan
    • Stepping Stones Career Fair โ€“ gr. 7/8's โ€“ Wed. April 25th.
    • Summer Success 2018 โ€“ The 3rd annual Literacy camp will run from Aug. 6-20, 2018 โ€“ Grades 1 and 2. โ€“ Supported by the United Way Regina
Principal's Review of February 2018โ€‹

1.      โ€‹School Climate and Culture โ€“ Safe and Caring Schools
    • St. Michael Day โ€“ Every Wednesday remains St. Michael Day. We encourage the staff and students to wear their shirts or school colors on Wednesday.
    • St. Michael Community School Olympics โ€“ A fun day of activities and competitive events to get the school into the spirit of the Olympics.
    • Mrs. Turlock (K and Pre-K) on maternity leave โ€“ replaced by Ms. Sarah Chapple
โ€‹โ€‹2.      Catholic Distinctiveness
      • Shrove Tuesday/ Ash Wednesday โ€“ The students enjoyed a pancake/sausage lunch on Tuesday and a solemn and meaningful Ash Wednesday Mass with Mother Theresa Middle School at Our Lady of Peace Parish.  Father James celebrated the Mass and Stacy, as always, helped organize the Mass, completed the PowerPoint and led a choir of our students.
      • Lent - Lent remains a time for us to pray, fast and give alms as we work toward preparing our hearts for the joy of the Risen Christ. This year we will continue to support Chalice Child Emeldah and will focus our prayers on the Holy Childhood Association and the country of Haiti.
      • More specific Lent information:

    1)      Ash Wednesday Mass โ€“ Wed. Feb. 14th โ€“ At Our Lady of Peace Parish โ€“ celebrated with Mother Theresa Middle School

    2)      Weekly Lenten Liturgies โ€“ Planned by staff and involving various primary students and Student leadership team (gr. 6-76-8) students.

      1. Week 2 โ€“ Feb. 26th โ€“ 9:20
      2. Week 3 โ€“ Mar. 5 โ€“ 12:40 PM
      3. Week 4 โ€“ Mar. 13 โ€“ 9:20 AM
      4. Week 5 โ€“ Mar. 19 โ€“ 12:40 PMโ€‹โ€‹ 

    3)      Revealing the Face of Jesus through Acts of Mercy (see pic. above) โ€“ During the season of Lent, St. Michael Community School will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of acts of mercy.  Each week, students and families will receive a challenge that they can choose to take part in.

    • Week 2 - February 26 โ€“ March 2 - Act of Mercy: Feed the Hungry - Students are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Regina Food Bank.  Each time a food bank item is brought, we will remove "sticky notes" to reveal more of the face of Jesus.
    • Week 3 - March 5 โ€“ 9 - Act of Mercy: Give Drink to the Thirsty - Students are asked to bring a monetary donation for our Chalice child Emeldah Mukonda to help provide clean water for her village in Zambia, South Africa. Each donation will remove "sticky notes" to reveal more of the face of Jesus.
    • Week 4 - March 12 โ€“ 16 - Act of Mercy: Visit the Sick - Students are asked to draw a picture or make a card of encouragement.  These creations will be delivered to senior's homes in the St. Michael Community School Area (i.e.) Eden House, Sun Lodge, etc. Each card created will remove "sticky notes" to reveal more of the face of Jesus.
    • Week 5 - March 19 โ€“ 23 - Act of Mercy: Give Shelter to the Homeless - Students are asked to bring a monetary donation for our Chalice child Emeldah Mukonda to help provide shelter for her village in Zambia, South Africa, so that they can have a warm and safe place to live. Each donation will remove "sticky notes" to reveal more of the face of Jesus.
    • Week 6 - March 26 โ€“ 29 - Act of Mercy: Instruct the Ignorant - Students are asked to bring in new or used books that will be delivered to the Carmichael Outreach centre. Each book donated will remove "sticky notes" to reveal more of the face of Jesus.
    Also highlighted on our school website - https://www.rcsd.ca/school/StMichael/Pages/newsitem.aspx?ItemID=55&ListID=0996bcdb-cecc-476d-8eaf-f8468d75401e&TemplateID=Announcement_Item

    โ€‹ 4)      40 Days of Gratitude staff challenge (see pic. above) โ€“ Staff are challenged to share what they are grateful for.  Each day of Lent, a new statement is added to the above diagram.  Examples include โ€“ Which book are you most grateful for in your life? Staff members are able to share their responses on the sticky for each day.
    โ€‹โ€‹
      • Parent/guardians are more than welcome to attend theses celebrations. Many of these celebrations are led by our students.
      • Father James and Stacy โ€“ Continue to visit the school and will continue to be scheduled for the remainder of the year. Last visit (Mar. 7th) was postponed due to the heavy snowfall
      • The Myriam Sisters continue to visit. The staff and students of St. Michael Community School continue to be blessed by their visits. Last visit was Feb. 13th, 2018. Next visit scheduled for April 26th, 2018.
      • Grade 2/3 class visits to Eden House โ€“ wonderful work with the Seniors. 

    3.      Academics

      • Grades 1-3 teachers are completing "running records" for their students for March reports.  A quick check on reading levels.
      • Battle of the Books (BOB) โ€“ A small and dedicated team will travel to Miller High School on Wed. Mar. 14th for the city finals.
      • Chapters Book store visits โ€“ To begin spending the $10,000 Chapter grant we received this year, each class will travel to Chapters during the month of March. Students will be able to choose books for our library.  Each book has a sticker inside that identifies who the book was chosen by.
      • Goal setting โ€“ work samples โ€“ informing of student progress
      • Term II Report cards โ€“ Tuesday, March 20th, 2018โ€“ 3:10
      • Term II Student-Involved Conferences โ€“ Next Wed. Mar. 21st and Thur. Mar. 22nd โ€“ 4:00-7:30
      • No school for students โ€“ Friday, March 23rd, 2018
      • Wednesday, Feb. 28th - Literacy night โ€“ Princess Leia โ€“ Turn-out of approximately 70 people.
      • March Family Literacy night โ€“ Wednesday, March 14 โ€“ 6:00 PM
      • MacKenzie Art Gallery artists are coming into the school to work with grades 5/6 and 7/8 AND also offer after school programming on Wednesdays.
      • High School Transition activities have begun โ€“ O'Neill visit โ€“ gr. 9 registration. 

    4.      Extra-Curricular/Co-Curricular

      • Our Boys basketball team has finished for the year.  We had 13 players on the team and played some great games with other schools in our division.  Thanks to Ms. Sayer and Ms. Turlock for coaching!  Team wind-up at the U of R during the national Women's finals โ€“ March 9, 2018.
      • Learn to Curl โ€“ Ms. Zuck takes a small group of students for curling lessons and fun competition every Wednesday.
      • Skating at Jack Staples Arena โ€“ Mr. Gallagher and the classroom teachers continue to take students skating.
      • Badminton โ€“ Mr. Gallagher and Ms. Fischer are leading the teams this year and the games will begin.

    5.      Community Connections

      • Elder Dennis will not be returning to St. Michael. RCSD is currently working on other supports for our school.
      • Aboriginal storyteller โ€“ Rhonda Donais โ€“ visited the school on Thursday, Feb. 8th and told stories and shared the oral traditions of the First People.
      • Dr. Seuss Birthday will be celebrated on Friday, March 2nd (PM) โ€“ United Way volunteers will read to our grade 1/2 students and each student will receive a book, an activity book, a pencil and some cake!
      • U of R pre-intern students here Tuesday mornings with Mr. Gallagher and Thursday afternoons with Mrs. Sayer.โ€‹

    Principal's Review of December 2017 & January 2018

    โ€‹โ€‹School Climate and Culture โ€“ Safe and Caring Schools

      • Current enrollment of 162 students (166 last year at this time
      • Teachers are continuing to work with students to gather samples of work and discuss with students the ways that they can improve and work toward goals.
      • Student-involved conferences on March 21st and 22nd โ€“ No school on March 23rd, 2018
      • Attendance monitoring โ€“ Tracking at the Office โ€“ Mrs. Zuck, Ms. Appleyard and Mr. Schwebius are monitoring attendance concerns and visiting homes as need be.
      • March Reading benchmarking will soon be upon us
      • Bulling Awareness - Saskatchewan Red Cross Day of Pink - Students will be encouraged to wear pink and we will hold a special Liturgy on Wed. Feb. 28th.
      • St. Michael Olympic games โ€“ Friday, Feb. 9th, 2018 โ€“ followed by Taco in a Bag lunchโ€‹ 

    โ€‹  Catholic Distinctiveness

      • Connections with Resurrection Parish
        • Muffins and applesauce each week
        • School supplies for the fall
        • Parish Christmas lunch for the entire school
        • Knights of Columbus sponsoring of our bus rides to Resurrection
        • 15 Christmas hampers
      • Ecole St. Pius X โ€“ Support of our families โ€“ 15 Christmas hampers
      • Father James/Stacy visits โ€“ will continue in 2018
      • Myriam Sisters will continue to visit โ€“ next visit is Feb. 15th, 2018
      • Ash Wednesday Mass โ€“ Wednesday, Feb. 14th 2018โ€“ Liturgy at School โ€“ 1:00 PM at Our Lady of Peace Church. All families invited.
      • Weekly Lenten Liturgies are planned โ€“ Service themes for each week based on the Scriptural "Works of Mercy" โ€“ "Showing the Face of Christ" to each other
      • Christian Leadership Team โ€“ leading morning prayers, getting into classrooms before Ash Wednesday, Ministry positions at March Parish Mass 

    Academics - Literacy and Math

      • Aboriginal Storytelling week โ€“ Rhonda Donais in attendance on Feb. 8th, 2017 โ€“ Grade 5/6 and 7/8 trips to RPL with Metis artist and author Leah Dorion -  Ms. Norton visiting 7/8 for oral storytelling
      • Literacy night โ€“ Wed. Feb. 28th โ€“ A great night of literacy for the whole family.
      • Reading Blitz โ€“ Tuesday, Jan. 30th - Thanks to the CSCC for their support of our Reading Blitzes 

    Extra-Curricular/Co-Curricular

      • Boys basketball โ€“ 5-on-5 โ€“ Continues โ€“ Games against other RCSD schools from across the city โ€“ HoopLife program visited on Monday, Feb. 5th, 2018
      • Badminton will begin in March.
      • Cross-Country Skiing โ€“ lack of snow has been challenging 

     Community Connectionsโ€‹

      • Kiwanis "Deep Discount" Clothing Sale โ€“ Oct. 2017 -  money raised for the school and clothes for our students โ€“ Kiwanis also continued their support of our families with 5 Christmas hampers.
      • 2 "pre-intern" Student Teachers โ€“ University of Reginaโ€“ working with Mrs. Sayer and Mr. Gallagher
      • Moshom Dennis continues to work with our students and teachers in a variety of ways
      • Eden House visits โ€“ grade 2/3 later this winter/spring
    Principal's Review of November 2017โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ โ€‹โ€‹
    • School Climate and Culture โ€“ Safe and Caring Schools
      • Current enrollment of students โ€“ 159 students
      • Term 1 Progress Reports โ€“ Term 1 Conferences โ€“ 99% of families attended โ€“ 97% of students attended.
      • School Christmas lunch โ€“ Tuesday, Dec. 19th at Resurrection Parish โ€“ After Advent Mass at Our Lady of Peace, we will bus over
      • Christmas Concert
        • Morning Dry-Run โ€“ Tuesday, Dec. 12 - 10:00 AM โ€“ All students watch
        • Afternoon Dress Rehearsal โ€“ Families Invited โ€“ Wednesday, Dec. 13th - 1:00 PM โ€“ Students in classes
        • Evening Concert โ€“ Wednesday, Dec. 13th - 1:00 PM โ€“ 7:00 PM โ€“ Students arrive in classroom at 6:30
      • Friday, Dec. 22nd (day 3) โ€“ School Dismissed 1 hour early - 2:10
      • Classes resume Monday, January 8th, 2018
         
    • Catholic Distinctiveness
      • Advent Service Projects โ€“ Visit to Eden House (2/3 cookie decorating) โ€“ Visit to Sun Lodge (pรฎsimokamik) to visit with seniors and hand out toiletries - Advent Cards for the neighborhood
      • Advent Mass โ€“ Tuesday, Dec. 19th โ€“ 10:00 AM โ€“ Our Lady of Peace Parish โ€“ Families are more than welcome to join us โ€“ students will be leading the Mass Ministries
      • Father James and Stacy visits each month
      • Myriam Sisters continue with their monthly visits
         
    • Academics
      • Outcomes Based Reporting: Parent feedback requested
      • Next Literacy night โ€“ Tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 6th - We continue to work with the Regina Food Bank to provide household items to the families attending.  Tickets in exchange for household items.
    • โ€‹Extra-Curricular/Co-Curricular
      • Volleyball wrapped up with the St. Michael co-ed team meeting up with St. Gabriel and St. Augustine in the play-offs.  The team improved immensely throughout the year.
      • Basketball beginning after Christmas break.
         
    • Community Connections
      • RCSD Board of Trustees/CSCC Annual Fall meeting โ€“ Thursday, Nov. 16th โ€“ 6:30 PM at Holy Rosary Community School โ€“ Dean and Michele attended the meeting and then listened to a guest-speaker addressing "Equality from head to Toe."
      • Sask. Energy โ€“ St. Michael Community School Santa Store โ€“ Friday, Dec. 8th
      • Bikes for Kids โ€“ Powerhouse Mortages thru the United Way will launch the "Bikes for Kids" Initiative this coming Thursday, Dec. 7th.  Many guests and media in attendance. Winning students will be awarded with brand new bikes, helmets and locks.  Students earned entry ballots in their classrooms when they demonstrate positive attendance, academics and attitude.  Winners were drawn last Thursday, Nov. 30th.
    โ€‹Principal's Review of October 2017โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ โ€‹
    • School Climate and Culture โ€“ Safe and Caring Schools
      • Current enrollment of 155 students โ€“ slightly lower (-7) than last Nov. 2016
      • Grade 1-2-3 teachers are planning "benchmarking" students to determine reading levels and adjust reading groups and literacy instruction.
      • In preparation of 1st term progress reports and conferences, teachers continue to collect samples of student work (building portfolios) and work with students to set goals, identify areas of strength and weakness and to develop plans for the future (goal setting).
      • Outcomes Base Assessment Parent Information โ€“ Attached Letter
      • 2017-18 Student involved Conference family survey results
      • November Student-Involved Conferences
        • 4:00-7:30 โ€“ Wed. Nov. 29th
        • 4:00-7:30 โ€“ Thur. Nov. 30th
        • No School for staff or students โ€“ Friday, Dec. 1st, 2017 
      • Remembrance Day Liturgy with Mother Theresa Middle School โ€“ Thursday, Nov. 9th โ€“ 10:40 AM in the gym โ€“ All families welcome
        โ€‹ 
    • Catholic Distinctiveness
      • Advent Service Projects โ€“ Advent Cards for the neighborhood โ€“ decorating food bank hamper boxes
      • Father James and Stacy visits each month โ€“ 2 visits this year
      • Myriam Sisters have begun their monthly visits โ€“ next visit Thursday, Nov. 9th, 2017
      • Equity Head to Toe โ€“ special guest speaker โ€“ Thursday, Nov. 16th โ€“ 7:00-8:30 โ€“ Gratton Room (3120 14th Ave.) โ€“ How families can support their children at home and in the world.
         
    • Literacy Night
      • Next Literacy night โ€“ Thursday, Nov. 15th, 2017.
      • We continue to work with the Regina Food Bank to provide household items to the families attending.
         
    • Extra-Curricular/Co-Curricular
      • Football and Cross Country running have wrapped up.
      • Volleyball is underway โ€“ great coaching and players
         
    • Community Connections
      • RCSD Board of Trustees/CSCC Annual Fall meeting โ€“ Thursday, Nov. 16th โ€“ 6:00 PM at Holy Rosary Community School Gymnasium โ€“ All CSCC members welcome โ€“ Transportation is available (see Dean)
      • Sask. Energy โ€“ St. Michael Community School Santa Store โ€“ Dec. 7th set-up = Dec. 8th Santa Store
      • Queen City Kiwanis Clothing Sale โ€“ Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 2017 โ€“ Approximately $2500 raised that will be donated directly back to St. Michael Community Schoolโ€‹โ€‹
    โ€‹Principal's Review of September 2017โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹ 
    • โ€‹โ€‹Catholic Distinctiveness
      • RCSD School year theme for 2017-18 โ€“ Let Your Light Shine
      • We celebrated our opening Mass and Kindergarten Welcome on Thursday, Sept. 28th Our Masses will take place at Our Lady of Peace Parish and Father James and Pastoral Assistant Stacy continue to support our school
      • Father James and Stacy will also be visiting the school one afternoon per month.
      • The Myriam Sisters will visit the classrooms once a month.
      • Staff were invited to the Our Lady of Peace Commissioning Mass and pancake breakfast at 10:30 AM, Sunday, Oct. 1st, 2017
      • We are currently collecting food for the Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Food Drive.  We hope to beat last year's weight of food, which was approximately 250 pounds.
      • We have purchased St. Michael t-shirts again this year. Every student will receive a shirt and be encouraged to wear it on St. Michael Wednesdays.
      • We are presently in the middle of our annual Food Drive for FCC.  Our goal is 250 lbs or more which would break last year's record.
         
    • School Start up
      • 156 students as of Oct. 4th, 2017 (3 students less than last year at this time)
      • 16 PreK and 12 K
      • Grades 1-3 classrooms are 21-23 students - good numbers for these age groups.
      • Grade 4/5 โ€“ 28 students - 5/6 โ€“ 25 students โ€“ grade 7/8 โ€“ 31 students
      • New Teachers: 1) Ms. Turlock (Pre-K and K) - Ms. Whitehouse (grade 2/3) โ€“โ€“ Ms. Fischer (7/8) โ€“ TA Rachel Hunter โ€“ IA/TA Amber Derkson
      • Teachers focus on administering some of the beginning of the year assessments in Reading and Writing and developing the routines and procedures for their classrooms in September, 2017.
         
    • Safe and Orderly environment
      • We continue to work on school and classroom procedures, routines and expectation.
      • We have had 1 fire drill practice. 2 more will be scheduled this fall.
      • We have had 1 lockdown drill with our School Resource Officer
      • We will have 1 reverse evacuation drill.
      • This year, we will continue with St. Michael Day on Wednesdays. We encourage the students to wear their shirts or school colors on Wednesday. The new shirts have been ordered and look great! (blue for students โ€“ black for staff).
      • CARE model - (Commitment, Consistent, Courage, Attendance, Attitude, Achievement, Respect, Responsibility, Relationship, Excellence, Empathy, Effort).  This year we will begin school wide recognition of students demonstrating these skills and values.โ€‹
         
    • Literacy Nights
      • We have had our first literacy evening on Wednesday, Sept. 20th  โ€“ STAR WARS theme. Mrs. Laursen will be implementing the program "Biblionasium" which will act as the system that students can use to record the books they have read, write reviews, etc.    AR is no longer used by RCSD.
      • This year we will continue to provide a snack and prizes. We will continue to partner with the Regina Food Bank. They have donated household items that we can provide free to our families.โ€‹โ€‹
         
    • Extra-curricular activities
      • Football โ€“ We had 8-12 students on our football team. Ms. Fischer coached.  The team played several games and will end the season with a pizza party next week.
      • Cross Country โ€“ We have approximately 10-12 students in grades 4-8 that are a part of this team. They have participated in 3 meets and had their last meet Sept. 28th, 2017 They have done extremely well improving each race. Mrs. Kendel coached.
      • Volleyball- Ms. Whitehouse and Ms. Norton will be leading the team this year and  will begin planning the season next week after the RCSD Coaches meeting.  We are planning on holding an invitational tournament as we have done in the past.

     

    โ€‹