Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Thursday, March 12th

DAY 1

MORNING PRAYER
                                                     Loving God, 
Help me to keep you in my thoughts during my time of needs. 
Help me to love and be comfortable with myself and with all of your creation.  
Give me the strength to do good in my community 
and to respect all your children.  
Fill my heart with love so that I may show care and compassion.  
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen
CAFETERIA 
Taco Salad $2.50 

SCHOOL SUPERVISION
Main Entrance - Mme. Froese
North Entrance - Mrs. Handstede
South Entrance
 - Ms. Hinz

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
STUDENT-PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Students, parents, and guardians are encouraged to attend the conferences at the school on Wednesday, March 11th from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


ÉCOLE ST MARY HIGH SCHOOL HOURS

Effective March 12, 2020 and until further notice, the school doors will be open at 8:35 am. and students are to vacate the school by 3:40 pm. If there is an emergency, please call (306)953-7544 from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm.

BADMINTON MEETING
Students who are interested in participating in badminton are encouraged to sign up in Room 244 during the lunch hour. Student in all grades are welcome.

CLASS OF 2020 GRAD PHOTO APPOINTMENTS
Grad photos will be taken Monday, March 9th – Thursday, March 12th. While students are not required to purchase grad photos, the cap and gown photo is needed for the yearbook and large photo composite that will be placed in the school. Students are also invited to have photos taken in sport uniforms or with accessories such as band instruments. Students are encouraged to contact Mrs. Kopchynski for an information brochure or if they require assistance or access to a computer.
Students are to book their own photo appointment by following the steps below:
1) Visit  https://prestigeportraits.ca   
2) If this is your first time scheduling an appointment, see “No Code?/Locate your school” and select the province & city.
3) Select your individual school.
4) Click on – "Schedule Now" and create an account:
Step 1 – Select your school
Step 2 – Enter your legal name (listed the way the school has it recorded).
Step 2 – Click - "Schedule your appointment"
Step 3 – Enter your email address . Add another email address if you want (ie: parent’s email)
Step 4 – Include your mobile phone number to receive reminders (optional)
Step 5 – Pay for Grad proofs in advance, if purchasing proofs. (This makes check-in easier at your grad photo session.)  
Step 6 – Retain your Appointment Code in the event changes are required. (The Appointment Code will be emailed.)
Step 7 – A confirmation notice and information will be sent to your email address.
** Prepare for the photo session by reviewing the information that is emailed to you.
** If you have questions, or your name does not appear, please contact the Saskatoon office at 306-956-3040.

RE/MAX OF WESTERN CANADA QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE 2020 BURSARY PROGRAM
RE/MAX is offering sixteen $1000 bursaries to Grade 12 students in Western Canada. Students are to submit an online essay (max. 1,250 words) which conveys personal motivation, leadership and communication skills in connection with their community efforts: have you led a group of volunteers, raised funds for a worthwhile cause, helped special needs children or cared for seniors? The Quest for Excellence Program deadline is March 9th, 2020. For more information go to 

SCHOLAR TREE SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholar Tree is a database for scholarships. A selection of scholarships featured for March Break is available at the link March Break Scholarships    

SCHOOL YEARBOOK AND FEES
Students who are interested in ordering a yearbook for the 2019/2020 school year can pay at the main office (cash, debit, cheque). Yearbooks cost $35, and a reminder that school fees are $25.

AFFINITY CREDIT UNION: BUILD A BETTER WORLD SCHOLARSHIP 
Grade 12 students who are a member of Affinity Credit Union or have a parent or guardian who is a member are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Students must be enrolling for post-secondary education. This year, 30 scholarships of $1000 will be awarded. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2020. For additional information, as well as an application form, please go to www.affinitycu.ca

AFFINITY CREDIT UNION: ELWOOD HARVEY CO-OPERATIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD
Grade 11 students who are a member of Affinity Credit Union or have a parent or guardian who is a member are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Each student receives a $2500 award upon completion of the leadership program. Twenty students are accepted into the program. This award is offered by our District Councils, who have been elected to represent their communities within the Credit Union. The program gives recipients the opportunity to participate in their local District Council meetings and a variety of other events during their grade 12 year! The deadline to apply is April 15,2020. For additional information, as well as an application form, please go to www.affinitycu.ca 

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS
Red Deer College is offering a new Bachelor of Applied Arts in Film, Theatre and Live Entertainment degree program. This exciting new degree is built on a foundation of communication, storytelling, directing, and business skills, and offers students the choice of three majors: Acting, Film Production or Live Entertainment Production. Graduates will be well-prepared to work in the ever-evolving film, theatre and live entertainment industry, or to create their own business opportunities. During the fourth year of the program there are no formal classes, instead students will be guided and supported by faculty to find experiences within industry or in the creation of independent projects. They are currently accepting applications for the fall of 2020 in all three majors. Students can complete the application process online. For information regarding applying to Red Deer college, please see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services. 

SASKTEL SCHOLARSHIPS
Every year, SaskTel awards 7 scholarships of $3,000 to students attending post-secondary Institutions in Saskatchewan who are studying in a field directly related to information and communication technology. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 31, 2020.
Eligibility:
  • Be a Saskatchewan resident (defined by eligibility for Saskatchewan Health Services). 
  • Be enrolled in full time studies in the fall of 2019 at a post-secondary educational institution in Saskatchewan.
  • Be enrolled in a degree, diploma, or certificate program directly related to telecommunications. Programs include, but are not limited to, the following: Computer Science, Engineering (i.e. electrical, electronic or telecommunications), Accounting and Business Administration.
  • Have achieved a minimum 75 per cent grade average in their most recent educational standing.
** SaskTel specifically encourages Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and women interested in non-traditional careers to apply.
** For more information, visit https://www.sasktel.com/about-us/corporate-social-responsibility/scholarships/ for more information.

CLASS OF 2020 SCHOLARSHIP DATABASES
February to June is the peak scholarship time for grade 12 students. Students are encouraged to visit the links under the “Scholarship” tab on the SMHS Career website at http://pa.pursueonline.com/  


OFFICIAL LANGUAGES PROGRAMS
Explore Youth Initiative (13-15 years old), Explore (16 years and older) and Destination Clic,offer youth the opportunity to travel and learn French. The deadlines to apply are February 15, 2020 (Explore) and March 31, 2020 (Destination Clic). Information brochures are available on the websites https://www.myexplore.ca/en/ and https://www.destinationclic.ca/fr/

MANN ART GALLERY HIGH SCHOOL JURIED ART SHOW

All high school students are invited to submit 1 original artwork for the chance to be juried in to the High School Juried Art Show. The show runs from April 6th to June 6th. Artwork must be given to Ms. Hawryluk by Friday March 27th.  Please see Ms. Hawryluk in the Art Room (B18) for more information.

JUNIOR CITIZENSHIP OF THE YEAR: NOMINATIONS

The Junior Citizen of the Year award has honoured the youth of Saskatchewan for over 40 years. The program is sponsored by The Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association, in partnership with SaskPower, and the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan.  These prestigious awards are given to students who:

·        Have a positive lifestyle 

·        Are dedicated to community and school 

·        Have a strong sense of caring and responsibility

·        Have the ability to overcome life’s challenges

·        Inspire others

·        Are between ages 8 to 18 


Four award recipients are chosen each year and receive a $3,000 bursary, provided by SaskPower, to be used for post-secondary education. For more information, please go to www.swna.com. The deadline for nominations is March 31st, 2020.


VIMY PILGRIMAGE AWARD
The Vimy Pilgrimage Award consists of a fully funded week-long educational program in Belgium and France to study Canada’s tremendous First World War contribution. The program, scheduled for April 2–10, 2020, is offered by the Vimy Foundation and features daily visits to important First World War sites including museums, cemeteries, and historic battlefields. A total of 20 students will be selected for the 2020 program. Applicants are required to submit a 500-word essay describing their volunteer work; a 500 word essay on a specific question or subject posted in the application form; a personal statement video; a resume detailing achievements, awards, and notable activities; and a reference letter from a teacher, guidance counselor or principal, service club, volunteer organization, etc. In choosing Award winners, the Award Committee will take into consideration all elements submitted for the application with special emphasis placed on the applicant’s volunteer work and service to their communities. For additional information, please go to https://www.vimyfoundation.ca/programs/vimy-pilgrimage-award/

                                                      COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH - Bénévoles recherchés
CPF-PA est à la recherche de bénévoles pour un Mini-Rendez-Vous qui aura lieu le samedi 21 mars, de 9 h à 3 h, à l'École Holy Cross. Les tâches sont d'animer un atelier de cuisine, d'art ou d'éducation physique pour les enfants en immersion française de pré-maternelle à la 4e année.  Si vous êtes intéressé.e.s, veuillez donner votre nom à M. Joncas au plus tard le lundi 9 mars.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
The Prince Albert Barveenok Ukrainian Dance Club is in need of volunteers for their Dance Festival being held Friday, March 27th – Sunday, March 29th at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre.  If you are interested in volunteering in the canteen, backstage, or at the admission table, please see Mrs. Hoegi in the main office.

BASEBALL REGISTRATION – NOW OPEN
With the crack of the bat, there’s a collective gasp from the stands…all eye are fixated on the ball as it sails over the right field fence! A HOME RUN!!! You triumphantly round the bases!
Play the game the Blue Jays play… BASEBALL!!!!
Prince Albert Minor Baseball Registration for the 2020 Season is now open for male and female athletes, age 5 to 17 years. For all the details and easy online registration go to  www.paminorbaseball.com    

PRINCE ALBERT MINOR SOFTBALL REGISTRATION

Prince Albert Minor Softball Registration for the 2020 Season is now open for male and female athletes, age 4 to 19 years. Online-registration is available at www.paminorsoftball.com. In-person registration nights are Thursday, April 9th and Thursday, April 16th from 6 pm – 9 pm at Source for Sports in Prince Albert. As well, evaluations are currently in progress for the provincial teams: Aces (female) and Astros (male). For more information, please visit the website or email adfoexec@gmail.com        

PRINCE ALBERT WRESTLING CLUB
Practices are on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. as well as Tuesday and Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. See Ms. Richards in B27 for more information.

CLUB BADMINTON
Students who are interested in joining Club Badminton are encouraged to contact Mr. Van Otterloo in the Theatre for information.
WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS
ART CLUB
Monday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Art Room (B18). 

BEADING
Thursday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Room B26.

CHEER TEAM PRACTICE
Monday and Thursday at 12:35 p.m. in the small gym

PEP BAND 
Mondays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Band Room. 

CHOIR 
Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 12:35 p.m. in the Chapel. 

BOARD GAME CLUB  
Tuesday and Thursday at lunch in the Lecture Theatre.

JAZZ BAND 
Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Band Room

SUNDAY SERVICES
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Sunday - 8:00 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. (French); 11:00 a.m.
Weekdays - 12:10 p.m. (Check with the office to confirm.)
St. Michael Church
Sunday - 9:30 a.m.
St. Joseph Church
Saturday - 7:30 p.m
Sunday - 10:00 a.m.; 7:30 p.m.
Weekdays - 7:00 p.m. (Check with office to confirm.)
St. Mark Church
Sunday - 11:00 a.m.
St. George Byzantine Ukrainian Catholic Church
Sunday - Divine Liturgy 10:00 a.m.
St. James Church (Albertville)
Sunday - 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday - 7:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Czestochowa
Sunday - 9:00 a.m.
Friday Devotions - 7:00 p.m. (with Adoration until 11:00 p.m.)

CAFETERIA MENU                                 
Monday - Smokie in a Bun $2.50 
Tuesday - Chicken Strips & Caesar Salad $3.00  
Wednesday - Chicken Souvlaki & Rotini Salad $3.00     
Thursday - Taco Salad $2.50   

Bell Schedule
Period
Starts
Ends
1
8:50
9:53
2
9:58
11:01
3
11:11
12:14
4
12:14
1:14
5
1:14
2:17
6
2:22
3:25

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