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 this Wednesday; please remind students to dress for the weather!
Run for Theo
A family in our community is going through a difficult ordeal. Theo, the son of a CSSC Mercier teacher, has been diagnosed with cancer; the same type of cancer as Terry Fox. He is currently in Vancouver for treatment.
With the approval and support of the Terry Fox Foundation, CSSS Mercier has decided to support this family with a fundraiser entirely dedicated to them.
If you would like to help, you can contribute by etransfer to email@example.com, indicating "Run for Théo".
You can also contribute to the Terry Fox Foundation in support of cancer research at https://terryfox.org/
Our cafeteria will be open for breakfast (morning break) as of next Monday September 25th. Students will be able to pay by cash or by debit. In a few weeks, lunch service will start again.
Grade 8 Parent Information Night
We will be facilitating a presentation for grade 8 parents at Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Secondary on Wednesday September 27th at 6:30 in the Learning Commons (Library). This information session is in person and for grade 8 parents/guardians only.
In this information session we will:
Menstrual products are a basic and essential need to ensure a person’s full participation in school, work and society. As part of a previous commitment by Indigenous Services Minister Patty Hajdu to ensure menstrual products be made available equitably and free of charge, various menstrual products, including pads, tampons, and menstrual cups have been distributed to schools across the Yukon. St. Francis has these products available in the office, and in the girls’ bathrooms. Thank you to CYFN and all of the people behind the scenes who worked together to provide these products for our students.
Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ
Growing in Faith is a religious education program that is being taught in Catholic schools. It is published by Pearson and created by the Catholic Bishops of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and NWT. It is a rich resource based on solid instructional pedagogy to support teachers in the delivery of Catholic faith curriculum. If you would like to know more about this program, you may access the digital resources by logging in with the following credentials:
password: Religion1 (*Password is case sensitive)
Confirmation classes will begin on October 16, from 6:30-8:00pm at the CYO hall. If you would like more information, please attend the Parent Information Session on September 25 at 7:00 pm at the CYO Hall at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
The Catholic Education Association of Yukon will be having its annual general meeting on Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm in the CYO Hall. There will be mass at 6:00 pm in the Cathedral for anyone who can attend. All are welcome. If you are interested in supporting our school councils and how we work together with the other schools, please come if you are available.
St. Francis Clubs and Athletics
Please visit our website to see our student calendar and current meeting times for clubs/activities/athletics.
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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