Dear St. Francis of Assisi students and families,
This brand new week is mine to spend, exactly as I choose.
To mark with real accomplishment or to squander and misuse.
To fill with love and cheerfulness, or bitterness and pain.
It is my choice to make this week a total loss or gain.
So counsel and direct me Lord, that when this week shall end
I may rejoice at work well done, be richer by a friend.
And when I sleep, may angels pause beside thy throne and tell,
Thank I have spent this week, not wastefully, but well.
School Messenger – Accurate Contact Information
School Messenger is being used extensively for broad communication with school communities. For people to receive relevant information it is important that contact information is accurate. Parents/Guardians, please advise the school office if your contact information has changed. You may contact email@example.com if you have any updates or call us at 867-667-5901.
To receive SMS/text messages from School Messenger, one needs to have ‘opted in’ to School Messenger when the initial text was sent. Simply reply to the original message with either the words “opt in” or “subscribe”. For those who would like to opt-in after the fact, send a text message to 978338 in Canada with either the words “opt in” or “subscribe”.
Student Led Conferences
Report Cards will be mailed home this week, so keep an eye out for them.
Parents are invited, and encouraged, to attend Student Led Conferences on Wednesday November 8th, from 2:10 pm to 7:00 pm. We are not taking appointments; please come and meet the teachers and see what your students have been learning!
Update on the School Wellness Specialist positions
The Department of Education has successfully created and started recruitment of the new School Wellness Specialist position. This position is part of the significant investment in student learning and wellbeing over the next three years to add 81 full time positions to enhance student supports across Yukon schools. Please click here to read the letter from the ADM. Please click here to see the job description.
Canadian Women and Sport Zoom
Do you know girls and gender diverse students who are not active? Students who don’t enjoy participating in phys. ed, after-school sports, or other activities? Please invite them to the upcoming zoom conversation about their thoughts and experiences with physical activity. Please support them to sign up – their voices and experiences are valuable. Please click here to read the letter from the Sport and Recreation Branch. Click here to see the poster with zoom information.
Clubs and Athletics
Please visit our school website for club information and schedule of events. Congratulations to the St. Francis Volleyball teams who participated in the Dawson Invitational last week. Our students demonstrated excellent school spirit and represented us well. Three golds and one silver!! Great work team!!
Wednesday November 1st – x-block is 5
Wednesday November 8th – PLC and Student Led Conference
Monday November 13th – No School for Remembrance Day
Wednesday November 15th – x-block is 3
Friday November 24th – Professional Development Day – No School for students
Friday December 16th – Grade 8 and 9 exams
Tuesday December 19th – Grade 8 and 9 exams
December 21st to January 7th – Christmas Break
January 15th to 18th – Exam Week
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, Principal and Mia Ouellette, Vice-Principal
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