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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 year theme for 2017-18 – 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 – 28 students - 5/6 – 25 students – grade 7/8 – 31 students
    • New Teachers: 1) Ms. Turlock (Pre-K and K) - Ms. Whitehouse (grade 2/3) –– Ms. Fischer (7/8) – TA Rachel Hunter – 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 – 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.​
  • Literacy Nights
    • We have had our first literacy evening on Wednesday, Sept. 20th  – 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.​​
  • Extra-curricular activities
    • Football – 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 – 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.
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