Week of September 19th to September 23rd
Dear St. Francis of Assisi students and families,
God of my Life,
thank you for your presence with me this week,
in the times that were easy and the times that were hard.
Guide me to a period of rest that I might preside with you,
recharge my batteries,
and prepare to again do the work you are calling me to do next week.
This I pray in your holy and true name. Amen.
Teachers are planning many Off-site experiential activities for this semester. Please look out for any field trip forms that students may bring home, and promptly fill them in, sign them and return them to the school. The Terry Fox Run will take place tomorrow; please remind students to dress for the weather!
Important Information Regarding Grade 8 and 9 Students:
At Saint Francis of Assisi, we want to encourage and support the development of learning skills and good work habits by intervening early on with our grade 8 and 9 students. For many years now, we have provided a framework where students who have outstanding assignments are asked to stay during PLC instead of leaving during early dismissal Wednesdays. Students who have outstanding assignments/assessments will be informed by their teachers if they are asked to stay during PLC. This framework provides students with an opportunity to complete assignments and receive focused support so that they can stay on track academically.
We have seen evidence that this framework helps students develop organizational skills and work habits that serve them further throughout their high school experience. Helping students develop organisational and work completion skills has often translated in an increase of self-determination and the initiation of study habits in our students.
We will be starting this week on Wednesday the 21st from 2:10pm to 3:14 pm. Grade 8 and 9 students who are not completing work in an assigned classroom can either be in the gym with supervision or go home/access public transit.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our administration.
Sacramental preparation will be starting at Sacred Heart Parish in the beginning of October!
First reconciliation and First Communion for Grade 3 and up.
First Reconciliation, which leads into First Communion classes, will start on Tuesday October 4 at the rectory at 6:30. Please remember that children must celebrate their first reconciliation before they begin to prepare for first communion. These two sacraments go together!
Confirmation classes will also be at the rectory, but will start on Monday October 3 and starting at 6:30
*New* Into the Deep, for Grade 4!
This catechesis, or faith formation, is for children who have completed their First Reconciliation and First Communion. The program will focus on fuller and more meaningful participation in the liturgy of the Mass. The classes will also start on October 4 at 6:30 at the Catholic rectory and will run every Tuesday for the months of October and November. It may be offered a second time after Christmas.
For further information please contact Father Slawek at 867-667-2437, Caroline Knickle at 867-334-6851, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A reminder that there is Professional Development for all Yukon schools on September 28th and 29th, therefore there will be no school for students. September 30th is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. There is no school on that day either.
Please do not hesitate to call the school at 667-5901 if you have any questions or concerns.
The St. Francis of Assisi Admin Team,
Alethea Wallace, A/Principal; Mia Ouellette, A/Vice-Principal; Janet Clarke, A/Vice Principal
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