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Extreme Weather

January 15, 2020

Regina Catholic Schools' policy is to cancel all transportation services when the temperature hits -45 or colder according to Environment Canada as of 6:00 am.  That means yellow school buses, paratransit, and cabs.  If this is the case, all extra curricular activities are also cancelled for the day. 
We anticipate...

Advent Lunch

January 07, 2020
​The staff and students at St. Michael Community School feel incredibly blessed by the generosity of the Knights of Columbus and Parish team at Resurrection Parish.  Thank you so much for providing our school community with a delicious lunchtime meal on Tuesday, December 17th to celebrate the Advent Season.  
You filled...
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Board of Trustees Newsletter

January 03, 2020
Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees!

A new year is here, and we welcome 2020 with excitement as we enjoy the Christmas season. Welcome back to school!
"Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be...

Santa Store another Success!

December 20, 2019
A BIG heartfelt St. Michael THANKS​   to SaskEnergy and other community volunteers for another successful Santa Store that was held on Friday December 13th!  
We are so blessed to have such overwhelming support to provide this wonderful opportunity for our students and their families.  There was such a sense of joy...

Family Literacy Night!

December 20, 2019
We had a wonderful time with our students and their families at our Family Literacy Night!  We enjoyed reading, crafting, and fun photo booth, and delicious treats.   The next Literacy Night will be held in February.  We hope to see you there!
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Family Literacy Night!

December 10, 2019
​St. Michael Community School on Thursday December 12th from 6pm-7pm.
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Board of Trustees Newsletter

December 02, 2019
Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees!  
This month, as Advent begins, so too does a new liturgical calendar. We now enter Year A, and four weeks of reflection and waiting.
The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, as...
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Board of Trustees Newsletter

November 03, 2019
​ Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees! This month we remember those who have left this earth for everlasting life as we mark All Saints Day and All Souls Day. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the...
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Family Literacy Night (Thursday, Oct 24 - 6:00 pm)

October 21, 2019
​Please join us for the first Literacy Night of 2019-2020.  Ms. Hammond is working on the storybook pumpkin patch & each story read will help to grow the patch & be entered for our prize draws.
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St. Michael is celebrating Education Week

October 21, 2019
'Working & Learning Together' is the theme of this week's Education Week celebrations.  At St. Michael our students are learning about indigenous history through storytelling & traditional crafts.  Our thanks to Kakwa for sharing their knowledge.  Later in the week Face to Face Ministries will be hosting our annual student retreat...
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Orange Shirt Day

October 02, 2019
In order to recognize & remember the experience of Indigenous Canadians in residential schools, St. Michael Community School gave each of its 180 students an orange t-shirt (Every Child Matters) for Orange Shirt Day on September 30 and participated in a special liturgy. 
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September in Review / Principal's Report

October 01, 2019
            Communities of Faith Open House/Meet the Teacher Night –  held on Wednesday, September 11 th  (approx. 40 families in attendance) School Picture Day   – Thursday, September 12 th   (organized locally to ensure cost effectiveness) School Photo –  St. Michael t-shirts were distributed and photo...

Board of Trustees Newsletter

October 01, 2019
​ Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees! October brings us to a month of Thanksgiving. "You will say in that day: I will give thanks to you, O Lord, for though you were angry with me, your anger turned away, and you comforted me."   Isaiah 12:1...
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Safe & Orderly Schools & Buses

September 20, 2019
​Schools have many priorities but right at the top is what we call "safe & orderly."  For students to do their best learning & for parents to relax & be confident, children must be safe.  We practice fire & lock down drills, have orderly process when transiting into, out of &...

Smart Wheels & MADD visit St. Michael

September 13, 2019
Our thanks to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and their facilitator for the excellent, interactive presentation in their fabulous RV known as SmartWheels.   After a presentation on how alcohol & cannabis effect the brain & the body, the Grade 4 to 8 students were able to use virtual reality googles and see how it looks &...
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It is always a pleasure

September 12, 2019
​to see so many of our school families at the annual Open House.   We look forward to the opportunities to be together as a school community, meet & greet, catch up or get to know each other.  Our thanks to returning & new Parent Council members who we will be working...

Board of Trustees Newsletter

September 03, 2019
Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees!   Welcome back to school! We're so happy to begin another year of learning, praising God, and growing together. "For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them."   Matthew 18:20 The start of a...

Board of Trustees Newsletter

June 03, 2019
​ Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees! Welcome to the final month of the school year! We know June is coming, but every year, this month and all the many activities it brings seems to arrive as a surprise. "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving...
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Need to find some summer activities for the kids ?

May 22, 2019
The Open Door Society has put together some great information for families about summer activity programs in Regina and how to access funding.  If you can't read a PDF call St. Michael (306-791-7375) ​and we can send a copy home. ​
SWISS - Summer Activities Regina 2019 List_.pdf​ ...
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27 days left to go ...

May 16, 2019
​as we enter the busiest time of the school year.  A great day at track & field May 15 and a very nice evening with our community at our Annual Cultural Pot Luck dinner.  Please keep an eye on the web calendar as we fill it up with field trips and...
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Moving in Faith 2019

May 06, 2019
Registration is on now for Moving in Faith 2019! This is our tenth annual Moving in Faith event, and we can't wait! Register h​ere, and join us for a 2K or 5K route, plus lots of family fun including face painting, dino bouncers, balloon animals, soccer, taekwondo, yoga, and a FREE...
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Parent Night: Guest Speaker Tony Dalton

May 06, 2019
​All parents ​and guardians are invited to hear from guest speaker Tony Dalton. He will speak on Wednesday, May 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Miller Comprehensive Catholic High School. Please RSVP to 306-751-4647 or to confirm your attendance.  Tony Dalton - Poster FINAL.pdf


Parent Engagement Workshop (6:00 pm, Wednesday, May 15 at Miller High)

May 06, 2019
​ Do parents know how mu​ch they really matter ?  In this workshop parent will learn the range of ways they currently engage with their children's learning & further possibilities at home & school.  Guest Speaker Tony Dalton is a well known educator from Australia with a life long commitment to...
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April in Review / Principal's Report

May 03, 2019
​ Communities of Faith Youth Liturgical Leadership Program –  Thursday, April 4 th  (pm) Week Five Lenten Liturgy –  Monday, April 8 th  @ 9:20 am Grade 4-8 Reconciliation –  Wednesday, April 10 th  (am) Grade 4 Online Religion Assessment  (in support of division and school goals) – by Friday, April...
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Board of Trustees Newsletter

May 01, 2019
Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees!
  "Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us."   Romans 8:34 Our prayers were answered,...

Grand Prize Winner!!

April 24, 2019
​ The Regina Catholic School Division was makes the 2019 Grand Prize Winner of the Follett Challenge!!! We can’t wait to celebrate more after the break, but took some time to share the news during the holiday! Congrats to the whole Tinker Tub team: Leader Sherry Chase, Genna Rodriguez, Jillian Laursen, Kyle Webb,...
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FREE is good ... does your child need glasses ...

April 18, 2019
Ms. Appell noticed this ad & thought it would be of interest to our families ...​​​
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A Beautiful Easter Message from Archbishop Don

April 18, 2019
​The staff of St. Michael wish all of our families a much blessed Easter break.  We hope you will take a few moments to enjoy the wonderful spring/Easter video from Archbishop Don.  We look forward to seeing all our students again on Monday, April 29. Easter Message From Archbishop Don

CEC Centralization Message

April 16, 2019
Please see the correspondence below from your Board of Trustees. CEC Centralization Message to Families April 16, 2019.pdf
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Education Engagement Survey

April 12, 2019

  Dear Partners in Education,
A new online survey has been launched inviting Saskatchewan residents to provide their input into the future of education. In addition to the meeting opportunities we are facilitating to gain input, we encourage all staff, students and parents to provide their input by taking...
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Family Literacy Night (April 10 / 6:00 pm)

April 08, 2019
​Bring the family to our Cafe evening, read books and enjoy prize draws, snacks & giveaways.
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My Children, My Decision

April 05, 2019

A letter from one of our non-Catholic families on why they chose a Catholic, faith-based education for their children.
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Update on the St. Michael 50/50 Toonie Raffel

April 04, 2019
​With 2 weeks left to go, a friend of St. Michael has donated additional prizes for the students who return sold tickets by the 17th of April.  PreK to Grade 3 participants will be entered for a $150.00 gift card draw to Toys R Us and Grade 4 to 8 will be...
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Think about your teeth, they are important to your health

April 04, 2019
​Our thanks to the SHA Dental Assistants for their work with our PreK, Kindergarten & Grade 1 students last week.  They would like to remind parents & students that good dental health includes ... Flossing Daily Getting teeth checked yearly Brushing your teeth daily Eating healthy foods Drinking water

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Gathering input to shape education in Saskatchewan (April 16 invitation)

April 04, 2019
​The Ministry of Education, RCSD Board of Trustees and our Senior Administration have embarked on the revision of Strategic Plans for the Ministry and the Division. Strategic plans give organizations purpose and set the direction for the future.  In order to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our students,...
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Lenten Service

April 03, 2019
​During the 40 days of Lent our school focuses on acts of service, prayer, giving, fasting (from things which turn us away from God) & gratitude.  We thank the staff members & students who contributed to weekly Mass at Our Lady of Peace Parish as we prepare spiritually for the celebration of Easter. ...
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February in Review / Principal's Report

April 03, 2019
​ Communities of Faith School Dance – Friday, February 15 th (pm) Pink Shirt Day – Wednesday, February 27 th Liturgical Planning for Lent – Monday, March 4 th (pm) – 4 teachers School-Involved Mass @ Our Lady of Peace – Saturday, March 2 nd @ 5:00 pm – 17 representatives...
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Board of Trustees Newsletter

April 01, 2019
​Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees! ​​

Where should we fix our gaze along the journey of Lent? On the Crucifix. Jesus on the Cross is the compass of life that points us to H​eaven. ~ Pope Francis
We continue to journey through Lent,...
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My Children, My Decision

March 25, 2019
​ The following is a letter from a teacher and parent in the Regina Catholic School Division. Dear Director of Education Domenic Scuglia, The choice to move my children to the Catholic division was a conscious one, however, after comparing my own professional experience of both public and Catholic schools it...

Parents are invited

March 13, 2019
​ to an information session on the hazards of Vaping.
April 2 at 7:00 pm (O'Neill High School - Resource Centre)

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Board of Trustees Newsletter

March 01, 2019
Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees!   As the days get longer, we can sense the promise of spring. As Christians, we are hope-filled people. It is the hope that the cold winter weather breaks to allow our families and children to enjoy the outdoors. As a...
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Thanks to the St. Michael Parent Council (CSCC) ...

February 13, 2019
​for recognizing Staff Appreciation Week with coffee & muffins on Monday & a lovely Asian luncheon today.   We love your children & the work we do here at the school but it is nice to know our C.A.R.E (caring & respectful environment) is appreciated,
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December & January in Review / Principal's Report

February 08, 2019
​It has been a busy couple of months at St. Michael and our school population has increased from 168 students on September 30 to our current total of 173.  We have also  started registering students for 2019-2020. Communities of Faith​ Advent Mass – Tuesday, December 18 th @ Our Lady of Peace...

Board of Trustees Newsletter

February 01, 2019
Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees! The church sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules. The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you. ~Pope Francis
Through the darkness and cold of winter, the days are now becoming...
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Financial Wellness (10 Top Tips) presented by Conexus Credit Union

January 28, 2019
​ Tuesday, February 12  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
hosted by Regina Catholic School​s
(2160 Cameron Street / south entrance / Gratton Room) RSVP to  by February 8 Looking for tips and tricks to help you get and stay on track financially? Have a few money-related questions but haven’t found...
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Winter can be fun ... when you get involved in winter activities

January 24, 2019
​The Grade 5/6 class enjoyed a morning at the Highland Curling Club working on the basics of curling.  We also have students participating in the After School program sponsored by Curl Regina.  We have also been skating this winter and will do some cross-country skiing in February.
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Weather conditions: when are school buses cancelled?

January 24, 2019
During the coldest winter months, please listen to the local radio stations in the morning for information about school bus cancellations. Our transportation provider relies on the local media to help them let parents know if buses are cancelled due to severe weather. Information will also be available through the Regina...
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Make the Regina Catholic School Division a Winner!

January 21, 2019
​The Regina Catholic School Division is in the running to win $60,000, and we need your support to win!   We entered the Follett Challenge, a program which rewards schools for applying technology, content and creativity in ways that engage students, foster literacy and promote critical thinking. As part...

Preparation for First Communion & Confirmation begins January 13

January 08, 2019
For students in Grade 2 or older, Our Lady of Peace Parish will begin the RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation of Children) program this Sunday (January 13) at 6:00 pm.  For more information or to register, please  call (306) 543-5355.
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Board of Trustees Newsletter

January 03, 2019
Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees!
Happy New Year, and a very Merry Christmas to those who celebrate the birth of Jesus according to the Byzantine Rite! We pray 2019 brings our families peace, joy, and happiness as we continue to walk together with our Lord...
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Thanks to Resurrection Parish ...

December 19, 2018
​for once again in​viting St. Michael Community School to a traditional Christmas meal of turkey, gravy, potatoes & corn.  In addition to the home cooked meal, the parish also covers the cost of our bus ride.  We are most grateful for the support of our community partners & their contributions to our success....
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November in Review / Principal's Report

December 11, 2018
​ Communities of Faith C. A.R.E. – Virtue of the Month (Respect) Kick Off @ assembly on Wednesday, November 14 th Holodomar Memorial Liturgy – held on Monday, November 19 th @ 9:30 am (facilitated by Mrs. Sayer's Grade 5/6 class)  Myriam Family Visit – Thursday, November 22 nd Parish Visit...
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Week 1 of Advent ... we promised to be HOPEFUL

December 06, 2018
​Each  week of Advent our students are making a promise to act upon the 4 pillars of Advent ... Hope, Peace, Joy & Love.  This week our students will be taking hopeful actions like ...
Donate toys or food Play together / invite someone to play Help around...
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Board of Trustees Newsletter

December 03, 2018
​Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees!
This month as Advent begins, so too does a new liturgical calendar. We now enter Year C, and four weeks of reflection and waiting. The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made...
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Our community can take pride in continuing our 99% attendance at Conferences

November 28, 2018
​​Once again, we welcomed 110 of our 112 families at the November Student-Involved Conferences last week.  This outstanding record, year after year, reflects our community commitment​ to the education & well-being of our children.  Thanks to the students for their good work communicating information between home & school.  We hope to...
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Special Guests are the best

November 21, 2018
​Our thanks to Bombardier Jonathan Hui from 10th Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery for his visit with our students.  His words of rememberance brought history to life.  He also spoke about his duties & the meaning of peace.  One of the many highlights of his visit was allowing students to try on his...
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October in Review / Principal's Report

November 16, 2018
​ Communities of Faith Thanksgiving Liturgy/Grade 4 Bible Presentation – held on Tuesday, October 9 th (facilitated by Ms. Fischer's class and attended by Mr. Meyers from CEC) C. A.R.E. – Virtue of the Month (Gratitude) Kick Off @ assembly on Wednesday, October 10 th School Photo – t-shirts were distributed...
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Sometimes we all need a little help

November 08, 2018
​The internet does not always tell us what we need to know, especially when navigating through government agencies and support options.  Thanks to the United Way & it's partners,  211 Saskatchewan has been expanded.  Help from a real person is available 24/7 and in a number of languages.  You can also...
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Board of Trustees Newsletter

November 01, 2018
Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees!
As a school division, we spent October being grateful and celebrating Thanksgiving. In November, we remember and pray. November 1st is All Saints Day, when we honour and pray to our Saints in heaven; and November 2nd is All Soul’s...
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Happy Halloween

October 31, 2018
​We do love our students to the bone at St. Michael.  Wishing our families a safe & fun-filled evening.
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Where can your children get a free flu shot?

October 24, 2018
​St. Michael has an outstanding attendance average of better than 95%.  We work hard to instill good practices in our students (hand-washing, sneezing into elbows, etc.) but students will inevitably contract a virus or two each year.  The flu virus can be especially hard on youngsters & can spread quickly​ in a closed environment like a...
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Winter Count Buffalo Robe Visit / Tuesday Oct 23 (pm)

October 19, 2018
Families are welcome to join us for this important glimpse of First Nations history.  Traditional Knowledge Keeper  Dennis Omeasoo will accompany the robe & hold 2 sessions (K to Gr 4 at 12:45) & (Gr 5 to Gr 8 at 1:45) explaining the significance​ of the robe in First Nations culture.  The attached PDF...
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Reading with Grandma: Literacy & Love

October 19, 2018
​Our first bi-monthly Family Literacy Night of 2018 was a success.  Literacy Nights are intended to bring the community together & share with our children a love of reading.  Thanks to a $20,000 investment in books last year (Indigo grant & RCSD) we have loads of new reading material.  Please join...
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Do you have a teenager or soon to be teen ?

October 19, 2018
​Then you probably need  help, hope & laughter.  Regina Catholic Schools invites parents to hear Tyler Durman (author of Counterintuitive) speak on building great relationships with your teenagers.  The presentation takes place on Monday, October 22 from 7:00 to 8:15 at Miller High Sch​​ool (College Avenue). Regina Catholic Schools '18 Tyler...
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Helping starts at home & school

October 19, 2018
​Thanks to all our families who were able to support the 2018 Farm Credit Canada Drive Away Hunger Campaign.  We contributed the equivalent of 287 meals.  As always, Ms. Fischer's 7/8 class pitched in to help load the truck.  Thanks to FCC who made a reciprocal donation to our school.
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St. Michael Literacy Night

October 12, 2018
Our first Literacy Night of 2018-2019 will be held on​ Wednesday, October 17 (6:00 pm) as part of our Education Week activities.  A schedule of Educati on Week activites is also attached.​ ​ Education Week Schedule2.pdf
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Distinguished Alumni Nominations

October 05, 2018
The Regina Catholic School Division theme is, "Let Your Light Shine." This theme is based on Matthew 5:16, which says, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." We believe our almuni are...
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September in Review / Principal's Report

October 03, 2018
​                 School Climate and Culture – Safe and Caring Schools Fire Drills/Lockdown/Reverse Evacuation Drills –  3 Fire Drills – 1 Lockdown drill – 1 Reverse Evacuation completed in September 2018 with MTMS.  All went well. St. Michael Day  – Every Wednesday remains St....

Board of Trustees Newsletter

October 02, 2018
Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees!   While September brought us a busy and happy start to the new school year, we now enter the month of Thanksgiving. Yes, it comes with a holiday and a wonderful opportunity to spend time with loved ones. It also provides...
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Do you know what "Orange Shirt Day" is all about ? Join us for our Liturgy on Friday, Sept 28 at 9:30 ...

September 27, 2018
​Orange Shirt Day is the legacy of Phyllis' account (a residential school survivor) ​of her shiny new orange shirt being ​taken away on her 1st day of school at the Mission. This is the time of year that First Nations children were taken from their homes to residential schools.  It is also an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism &  anti-bullying policies...

It's hard to beat an afternoon on Wascana Lake

September 20, 2018
​Our Grade 7/8 class took advantage of a break in the gloomy weather to practice their caneoing skills.  A big thanks to Mr. Gallagher, Ms. Zuck & Ms. Fischer for an enjoyable afternoon.
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We were truly blessed

September 18, 2018
​to have so many families join our staff at last week's Open House.  We have surpassed last year's enrollment & will have 169 students in the school by October 1;  there's lots of new faces in the community.  Welcome to the new members of CSCC (parent council) ... our first meeting is Wednesday, October 3...
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Board of Trustees Newsletter

September 07, 2018
Greetings from the Regina Catholic School Division Board of Trustees! Welcome to a new school year! We are thrilled to welcome back so many students, and honoured to welcome our new students to the Regina Catholic Schools family. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there...
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St. Michael/United Way 2018 Summer Success Program

August 22, 2018
​With the support of the United Way a group of our students enjoyed 2 weeks of summer school focused on literacy, engagement & learning about the world.  This important initiative gives students the extra attention needed to enhance their literacy & jump start a great year.  Thanks to the United Way,...

Elementary School Registration

August 20, 2018
​Welcome Back!
Office staff will be in schools beginning Wednesday, August 22 to prepare for the new school year. In person registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be on Wednesday, August 29 from 1:00 PM until 3:30 PM, and on Friday, August 31 from 9:30 AM until 12:00 noon. Please bring...
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Kids Plus Accident Insurance

July 05, 2018
​   For your convenience, RCSD has made arrangements for families to voluntarily purchase student accident insurance through the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program, underwritten by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc (iA Financial Group). Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance offers protection against the unexpected costs of injury from accidents, and is...

First Ride 2018

July 04, 2018
If your child will be riding the school bus for the first time, don't wait until September 4 for that first ride... join us for First Ride! On August 21 and 22, we have four different times and places to let your child see a bus up close, learn about safety while...
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The last day of school is upon us ...

June 27, 2018
​and we are well into preparations for the 2018-2019 school year.  We'd like to wish all our families a safe summer and remind everyone that students return to school (after the Labour Day weekend) on Tuesday, September 4.   In your child's Progress Report (coming home with students June 28) you will find...
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St. Michael is pleased to welcome new 2018-2019 team members

June 22, 2018
It's always fun & exciting to add new members to a team.  Each new member helps the team change & grow & learn so we can all do our very best for your children ... our new staff members look forward to meeting you all at the September Open House & BBQ...
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St. Michael bids a fond farewell to 5 of our staff members

June 22, 2018
​ Ms. Dauphinais , who has positively influenced grade 3 to 5 students for the past 4 years, will be moving on to another Regina Catholic elementary school.  That's one lucky school.
Ms. Chapple , who created great learning centres for our PreK & Kindergarten students this year, will be leaving to...
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Attendance is a key indicator ...

June 22, 2018
​of academic success.  We congratulate the more than 10% of our student body with perfect attendance for the 2017-2018 school year.  Special recognition goes to Athena N. who, in her 8 years at St. Michael, did not miss a single day.   Thanks to ALL of our families with a commitment to on-time, regular attendance &...
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14 boxes of books, help from the 4/5 students & thanks to the United Way

May 31, 2018
​Once again, the United Way has donated new books for our students to add to their home libraries.  Their unwavering support of literacy at St. Michael really rocks.  So do our students who are always happy to pitch in & help with loading & unloading our many projects .  When communities work...

2 Mosiac Passports for Thursday, May 31 (FREE)

May 29, 2018
Celebrate the Regina Multicultural Council's 2018 Mosaic Festival with two free Mosaic passports  to be used Thursday, May 31.   Click on "Contact Us" and send us your name to enter to win.  Contest closes Wednesday,  May 30 at 3:30 PM.
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Spring & Mother's Day have arrived

May 11, 2018
​Students from the Spirit Team are planting pots of flowers for the school entrance so a trip to the garden centre was on today's agenda.  The beautiful flowers got us thinking about how we should honour our moms & grandmothers & celebrate their love on Mother's Day.   To all of our St. Michael's families, we wish...
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Celebrating Catholic Education Week

May 10, 2018
​Catholic Education is about more than ABC's; it's also about building compassion, relationships & participating in the community.  Our 5/6 & 7/8 students joined Father James at the monthly social at Our Lady of Peace,  mingling & dancing & sharing their vitality with senior parishoners.  The seniors enjoyed their presence & the students...

Warmer weather is a challenge for schools ...

May 10, 2018
​and parents as they search for summery school clothing.  Regina Catholic Schools does have guidelines for student dress so, as Catholic schools, we can reflect the values of our faith.   Should you have any questions about the guidelines, just give us call ... and Ms. Appleyard (who tends to all of our...
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Dr. Patch Adams, our special & very funny guest

May 09, 2018
​Students from MTMS, Imperial & St. Bernadette joined us for an hour of humor & empowerment through joy & creativity with the well-known U.S. humorist & social activist Dr. Patch Adams.  Principals Dean ​Schwebius, Terri Cote & students donned the world's largest pair of underpants as part of the fun.  Laughter really is the best...
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Principal's April 2018 Report

May 04, 2018
​Here's what happened in April & some interesting things coming up ... ​​School Climate and Culture – Safe and Caring Schools Fire Drills/Lockdown/Reverse Evacuation Drills –  3 Fire Drills – 1 Lockdown drill – 1 Reverse Evacuation scheduled for May/June, 2018 with MTMS.  Lockdown drill completed today – all went well....
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These little ones are the reason Catholic Education Matters ...

May 03, 2018
​and the reason St. Michael achieved it's goal of raising $1,200.00 for the Catholic Education Matters legal defence fund.  The strength of our community resides in our ability to build relationships across cultures and to see each child as a child of God.  Thank-you all for sharing our values & seeing...
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Book Tasting at the St. Michael Cafe

April 19, 2018
​Our libaray became St. Michael Cafe,  hosting a 'book tasting' for Grade 7 & 8 students this afternoon.  The groups spent time with a variety of books while enjoying the ambiance which included candles, relaxing music & snacks.  A great way to check out new book titles & explore new interests.  
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Prinicipal's March 2018 Report

April 17, 2018
Here's what happened in March & some interesting items coming up ...​

​  School Climate and Culture – Safe and Caring Schools
RCSD – Annual event – Moving in Faith – Sunday, May 27 th , 2018 – A wonderful day for RCSD families and community members to get...
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BOOKS are still the BEST

April 17, 2018
​Thanks to our $10,000 grant from Chapters, each St. Michael classroom has made a trip to Chapters Book Store with Ms. Laursen, where each student selected a book for our library.  The excellent titles shown here will display the names of the Grade 7/8 students who made the selections.  Our students really enjoyed the...
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Wishing our community a blessed Easter

March 29, 2018
It has been a busy winter for our students.  All of sudden Easter is here and we are already planning for the end of the year.  Easter break is a wonderful time to rest & reflect on our lives and to celebrate the joy of Christ's resurrection.  Our Archbishop Don Bolen...
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St. Michael's Community Leaders of Tomorrow

March 06, 2018
​Youngsters are, by nature, helpful.  Our role as Catholic educators is to nurture that characteristic.  The record setting snow fall of March 2018 was an opportunity to be of service to our community.  Mr. Schwebius & the students cleaned snow at the Christian Coptic church next door & for our neigh​bours across the...

Student Involved Conferences

February 28, 2018
​ This March, parents will be invited to a Student Involved Conference or Celebration of Learning to discuss your child's progress so far this school year.  The approach we have used to report student learning is one that is a multi-faceted process. The Student Involved Conference is an important and valuable part...
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Here's what happened in December & January

February 28, 2018
​ ​School Climate and Culture – 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...
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Revealing the face of Jesus through Acts of Mercy

February 27, 2018
​​St. Michael staff & students are participating in a series of Lenten projects based on the Catholic value of mercy which calls upon us to act with compassion & kindness whenever we are in a position to do so.  Each week of Lent we have selected an act of mercy to...
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What does the 'Theodore' decision mean for St. Michael ?

February 13, 2018
​​​​​St. Michael Community School has, for some time, welcomed non-Catholic families seeking a faith-filled education for their children.  Our community needs to be aware of the potential impact of the 'Theodore' court case  ...
 Each student, Catholic or non-Catholic, is currently funded by the government, allowing us to create a diverse, sustainable  community reflecting the inclusive values of our Catholic...
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Safety First

January 29, 2018
Student safety is always our number one priority, and we're blessed to have support from our friends at Regina Public Schools and the Regina Police Service, who created a video sharing an important message. Special thanks for Regina Police Chief Evan Bray for sharing these important words.
Motorists, please remember to pay...
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Gr. 2/3 class embodies the spirit of our school

December 21, 2017
​A​ll of our classrooms have been busy with Advent activities​.   The grade 2/3 classroom led the school in ticket sales for parent council's 50/50 fundraiser, went skating, attended Student Conferences (100%), worked hard on their  Christmas Concert performance, visited the Eden Care home to spend time with the residents, enjoyed a Classy Christmas live...

FREE Microsoft Office 2016

December 13, 2017
​Giving someone a new laptop this Christmas?  You'll need this link.
The Regina Catholic School Division provides all its staff and students with Microsoft Office 365 accounts for as long as anyone is part of the division. Office 365 provides access to important Microsoft Office programs – such as Word,...
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Bikes for Kids continues spreading joy in Regina

December 12, 2017
​St. Michael again hosted the media & dignitaries  at an event to recognize the good work of Powerhouse Mortgages DLC and the United Way while awarding 24 bikes for St. Michael students.  The students earned ballots for attendance, attitude and work habits which were entered for the draws.  More than 80 bikes...
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Here's what happened in November

December 07, 2017
School Climate and Culture – Safe and Caring Schools Current enrollment of students – 159 students Term 1 Progress Reports – Term 1 Conferences – 99% of families attended – 97% of students attended. School Christmas lunch – Tuesday, Dec. 19 th  at Resurrection Parish – After Advent Mass at Our...
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$10,000 in books for St. Michael's Library

December 07, 2017
​Our school is a 2017 recepient of a $10,000 Indigo Love of Reading grant & WOW are we ever excited about $10,000 worth of news books for our Library.  Ms. Laursen, who submitted the successful grant application, will now have the work & joy of ordering hundreds of new books for...
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Student Involved Conferences a SUCCESS

December 06, 2017
​ Thank-you St. Michael families for a 99% turn out for Term 1 conferences.  We would be 100% if we were wheel-chair accessible.  Of our 108 families, 107 came through the doors to discuss progress reports, goals & student accomplishments.  As promised, Ms. Appleyard, in appreciation of your timely help with conference...

96.74 % First Term Attendance at St. Michael

November 23, 2017
​Congratula​tions to students & families for your continued committment to attendance.  Our goal for school-wide attendance (95 % monthly) has been exceeded once again.   We all win when we work  together to achieve our goals.
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Here's what happened in October

November 03, 2017
​Mr. Schwebius prepares a monthly review of school activities & highlights.  We will post these messages in our Annoucements eac h month.  It will also be stored permanently in the "About Our School" tab under "Principal's Message".  Please contact us if you have any questions or comments. School Climate and Culture – Safe...
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New Report Cards ?

November 03, 2017
​Education has changed and so has the way we look at evaluating student learning.  When you open the progress report envelope on November 28, the report will look different.  The attached letter from Regina Catholic Schools describes the new process and we of course look forward to seeing our families at...

November Calendar (old school format)

October 31, 2017
​The November calendar was printed & sent home today (amid the excitement of Halloween) so please check backpacks for your copy.  The PDF is attached here as well.   Calendar 2017.11.pdf
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Reading is fun & rewarding

October 19, 2017
​The Library has become Halloween Central for October activities & played host to another well attended Family Literacy Night on the 18th.  Literacy Nights help families to engage in student literacy & learning while having fun in the school.  Thanks to Ms. Zuck & Ms Laursen for snacks & give-aways enjoyed by all.
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Here's what happened in September

October 05, 2017
Mr. Schwebius prepares a monthly review of school activities & highlights.  We will post these messages in our Annoucements each month.  It will also be stored permanently in the "About Our School" tab under "Principal's Message".  Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.
September 2017  ​​​Catholic Distinctiveness RCSD School...
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FCC Food Drive

October 03, 2017
​Thanks to all the families & staff who have donated items to our food drive, sponsored by Farm Credit Credit.  All donations will be picked up by FCC & delivered to the Regina Food Bank to resupply their non-perishables for winter.

October Calendar (old school format)

October 03, 2017
​We sent home the old school St. Michael Calendar for the month of October today (also attached here) as 100% of our community is not yet digital.  People also called to say they really like to post the paper calendar on the refridgerator door because it's handier at 6:30 am than the cell phone.   Hope...
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Assisted by officers from the Regina Police Service ...

September 21, 2017
​ we held our first Lockdown Drill of 2017-2018.  Practicing for emergencies is an important aspect of a safe & orderly school.   Having police officers in the school for special drills and regular visits from our Resource Officer Constable Greg helps students develop a positive relationship with the police.   We...
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Thank-you Farm Credit Canada

September 20, 2017
​Each year we participate in FCC food collection for the Regina Food Bank.  It is part of the larger Farm Credit Canada Drive Away Hunger program which supports local nutrition programs in schools & organizations.  This year St. Michael was honoured to receive $1,000 in sponsorship from Farm Credit towards our nutritional...
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Our thanks to the University of Regina HOPE Student Association

September 20, 2017
​ The Health, Outdoor, and Physical Education Student Association is a group of education students who believe that a students education is not complete unless they are physically literate, have an understanding and connection to nature, and are able to understand how they relate to the world around them. HOPE donated $700...
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Our thanks to Cobs Bread

September 20, 2017
​Cobs Bread (Rochdale Blvd) has been a generous supporter of St. Michael's Nutrition Program for several years now.   In addition to bread donations, Cobs has a fundraising plan for schools.  When you make a purchase at Cobs just mention you're a member/supporter of the St. Michael community and 5% of...

Family Literacy Night (Wednesday, Sept 20, 6:00 pm)

September 19, 2017
​ In keeping with our school theme this year "May the Knowledge be with You" our first Family Literacy Night will feature a Star Wars flavour.  Come join us for reading, snacking & prize winning.  Wookiees, droids & ewoks welcome.  The learning starts at 6:00 pm in the Library.

Community Threat Assessment & Support Protocol

September 15, 2017
​A safe & orderly school is the hallmark of St. Michael Community School.  As a small school we have been able to work closely with our families to resolve problems & address issues in our community.  Regina Catholic Schools has asked that we share information from the Director about the Protocol...
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Treaty 4 Days (Sept 13 field trip to Fort Qu'Appelle)

September 07, 2017
Tansi, Parents and Guardians! ​St. Michael Community School students are very lucky! This year all grades at St. Michael Community School, with the exception of the Pre-K and K, will attend Treaty Four Days in Fort Qu'Appelle on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Students will be provided with a basic brown-bagged lunch....

Registration Dates for New Students

August 11, 2017
​Are you new to the St. Michael area & looking for a really good school.  We will be making appointments for new registrations prior to the start of the school in September.  If you'd like more information about our school or to make an appointment, please give us a call beginning...
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Summer Success (sponsored by the United Way)

August 11, 2017
​Our little readers are reading every morning for two weeks with Ms. Laursen, Ms. Sayer & Ms. Norton.  The summer reading program is sponsored by the United Way to improve the literacy, engagement & cognition of the participants.  We are grateful for this second year of funding from the United Way....
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Staff Changes for 2017-2018

June 30, 2017
​We are happy & sad to announce the following staff changes for 2017-2018. Ms. Turlock will be replacing Ms. Lipp as PreKindergarten & Kindergarten teacher.
Ms. Derkson will step into Ms. M. Fisher 's spot as Teaching Assistant for the little ones.
Ms. Whitehouse is taking on the Grade 2/3 class where...
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Farewell 2016-2017 School Year

June 29, 2017
At St. Michael, staff & students work hard at the attributes of gratitude, compassion, generosity & respect.  This end of the year message on the Grade 5/6 white board reflects the connection we have with our school community.  HOW LUCKY we all are.   ​
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Grade 1 ... here we come

June 21, 2017
​"Some of us like getting our picture taken, some of us don't ... but we are all ready for Grade 1"   A celebration of success was held June 20 for the outgoing class of Kindergarten students, families & staff.   They were so bright & shiny we all needed sunglasses !...
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Digital Story Telling

June 20, 2017
​Congratulations to Ms. Dauphinais & her Grade 3/4 students for writing & presenting their stories at a special afternoon for family members.  Not only did they write the stories but students learned to use the technology to enahnce & present their wonderful words.  Thanks to Ms. Laursen, our Teacher-Librarian, for her...
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A Day of Education for Truth & Reconciliation

May 29, 2017
​On June 8th students and staff within Regina Catholic Schools will embark on a journey towards truth & reconciliation.  This is a time of significant change as we journey to understand and acknowledge learning about the history of Residential schools.  This date is marked as an annual event as Regina Catholic Schools...
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The school is humming with excitment ...

May 17, 2017
​ as our Mr. Gallagher & the students prepare for Thursday evening's Spring Carnival.  Much hard work as gone into providing a evening of fun for our children & families and we thank our Parent Council for their finacial support.  See you all tomorrow night (May 18) at 6:00 pm.
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Easter Lunch 2017

May 10, 2017
​ Each year the school comes together for a traditional Easter Lunch of baked ham, buns, corn & potatoes.  Thanks for Ms. Simic for another highly enjoyed meal, followed by bubble blowing, chalk drawing & general merriment outdoors.
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Family Literacy Night (May 11)

May 10, 2017
​Please join us at 6:00 pm Thursday for another Reading Superheroes Literacy Night.  Log miles on Reading Reward & earn more entires for the "Pick Your Prize" draws, enjoy a snack & win gift certificates.  Wear your costumes too.
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An Invitation from Our Lady Of Peace Parish

May 09, 2017
​​We are invited to attend the Monthly Musical Rendezous on Sunday, May 14 featuring the Taroja Family, JJ & Ester, and Dale & Andre.  Stop by 425 Broad Street N at 2:30 with Mom to enjoy some fine entertainment & a Mother's Day favour for MOM. ​
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Thank-you Regina Catholic Schools' decision makers

May 04, 2017
​ Regina Catholic Schools' decision makers have continued to fund Nurtrition Programs despite loss of provincial community school special funding several years ago.  Our students benefit from 2 healthy lunches & 3 snacks a week because Regina Catholic Schools makes vulnerable children & families a priority.
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An Abundantly Good Evening

May 04, 2017
​ A lovely evening of abundant food & friendship was had at our Potluck Dinner (May 3).  In addition to foods highlighting the different cultures of our students, entertainment was provided by the   Anonas Family Filipino dancers.   Thanks again to our community. 
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Annual Multicultural Potluck Dinner

May 02, 2017
​If you haven't sent back your RSVP for the May 3 dinner, we are preparing extra food so grab the family and come on over the school and join us for a meal & some fun. ​
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St. Michael wins 2nd Place in City Finals

March 17, 2017
​We are so proud of our Battle of the Books team,​ senior students Diane, Jason, Shelby & Tanner.  The team took 2nd place in the Regina Catholic Schools City Finals.  Their knowledge of the smallest details of 8 selected books and their speedy responses were proof of the time & effort...
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Fire Safety Training for K to Grade 3

February 03, 2017
​Regina Fire Services was on-site April 7 to work with our youngest students on Fire Safety & Preparedness.   The firefighters brought their fire truck & the students practiced evacuation with the smoke tunnel.  Learning important things can be fun too.