St. Mary's News
There are plenty of things happening at St. Mary's School! Click on the links to the left for more information. The newsletter is published and emailed every week. Check your inbox for the most recent newsletter. If you are not receiving the newsletter, we must not have an updated email on file for you. Please update your email contact on your school account.
St. Mary’s School – St. Mary’s Message
Friday, January 11, 2019
“The son of Man came to find lost people and save them”
Virtue of the Month: January (Perseverance)
Upcoming Events (Online Calendar)
Jan. 14 – Decade Theme Day
Jan. 16 – Gr. 6 Planetarium Presentation
Jan. 24 - 9:30 am Gr. 6 Mass at St. James Church, 12:50 Perseverance Virtue Assembly
Jan. 24 - Moebius Syndrome Day Wear Purple
Jan. 28 - Swimming Lessons begin for Gr 5, Gr 6
Jan. 31 – School Based PD Day - No School for students
Feb. 5 - Fr. Luciano visits our classes
Feb. 13 - Fr. Lukas visits our classes
Feb. 14 - 9:20 – 10am Jump Rope for Heart & Charity Virtue Assembly
Feb. 15 - French Carnaval
Feb. 28 - 9:30am Gr. 3 Mass @ St. James Church
Kindergarten Registration - For an existing family at St Mary’s please follow the steps below to sign your son/daughter to attend kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.
- Existing families DO NOT need to set up new SchoolEngage account to register a new child at Kindergarten or any other grade level. Simply ADD your new student to our system using the PowerSchool Parent Portal
- Log on to PowerSchool Parent Portal;
- Click on the School Engage icon;
- Click on "Add a Student" and you are on your way to creating a new inquiry.
If you have not yet set up your PowerSchool Parent Portal please contact the office.
#Relationships - For the past year, CTR Catholic has been laying the foundation for an initiative we call #Relationships in a Digital Age. The purpose of this initiative is to develop both curriculum and school culture to help students examine the impact that screen time and smartphones have on their relationships with God and each other, with an overarching personal wellness focus. Parents and guardians will be key in this initiative. See this video for more details! Check out the goals students have created.
Watch for your monthly #Relationships Newsletter in your inbox!
Swimming Lessons - Starting in January St Mary’s School will begin swimming lessons. We would like to thank everyone that have sent their packages back and paid their fees. We still have a large amount of families that have not paid the swim fees as of yet. It is important that the fees are paid prior to your son/daughter’s swim lessons starting. The fees cover busses and cost of the instructors. A reminder invoice has been sent home with your child and the how to pay online is attached (our preferred way of payment).
Click the link https://christtheredeemer.schoolcashonline.com/
Alberta Health Services - Parent Newsletter.
Town of Okotoks – News, Activities and Events in our Community can be found in the Town of Okotoks Newsletter.
Okotoks Community Activity Guide – Details on programs and activities from adult learning to child activities!
Parish & FAITH News
St. James Church (Okotoks) Mass Times - Saturday 5:30 PM; Sunday 7:30 AM; 11:00 AM; 5:30 PM
St. Michaels Church (Black Diamond) – Mass Times - Sunday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00 AM
Visit https://stjamesparishokotoks.ca/ to see the Bulletin for more information about the many events to participate in!
PARENT COUNCIL News
All Parent Council News and Events are posted on our website.
Next Meeting – Wednesday, February 6 @ 6:30pm. Our Parent Council is busy working to create meaningful events for students and families. If you are interested in contributing, please contact them or attend a Council meeting – the first Wednesday of the Month!
Upcoming events: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Day, Lenten Family Activity, Movie Night & Grade 1 Bike Rodeo.
Did you know?
French @ St. Mary’s - Our students begin speaking in sentences and reading in French in grade one! Our students FAR surpass the Alberta Curriculum requirements for learning French. Our division one (grades 1,2,3) French classes perform plays for parents entirely in French every June and St. Mary’s hosts a French Carnival every winter, La Carnaval de St. Mary’s!
Literacy at St. Mary’s School – We focus on excellence in literacy at St. Mary’s School. The more practice and time a students spends reading means they will have a richer vocabulary and better reader. The best homework is simply to enjoy reading a good book at home.