Thursday, October 22, 2020

Friday, October 23rd

 MORNING PRAYER

The Catholic Church remembers Mission Month is a way for us to remember that we all have gifts and that we are asked to share them with the world to make our planet a better place to live. Many people dedicate their lives to missions, to going to a different country and helping them learn about faith. Today we are going to pray for missions around the world by using a prayer supported by Pope Francis.

Heavenly Father,

Your son told his disciples to go to all the world and make disciples. 

We know this challenge is still with us today. 

Help us to support and pray for missions around the world

so that people around the world may know the love and mercy of Jesus,

who lives and reigns with you.

Amen

SCHOOL SUPERVISION
Main Entrance - Mr. Hunko

North Entrance - Mr. Joncas
South Entrance - Ms. Leask

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SLC PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST: October 28th – November 2nd
To participate in the contest, post photos of your Jack-o-Lantern creations to the École St. Mary High School SLC page on Edsby. The top three photos with the most “Likes” will be awarded gift card prizes! You may submit your photo directly to the SLC Edsby page for approval, or send a copy in a message Mrs. Daniel Minier and she can post it for you. Stay tuned for voting next week, and please note that you cannot “Like” your own photo entry.
U of S: WHAT IS ENGINEERING?
The College of Engineering is hosting a virtual edition of “What is Engineering?” on Tuesday, November 17th from 3 pm to 7 pm. The presentation will include a virtual tour of the Engineering Building and a talk with the dean of engineering, faculty and instructors about what engineers do and how versatile an engineering degree is. As well, participants will learn about the completely redesigned first-year engineering program called RE-ENGINEERED with key priorities of student success and wellness. For additional information, or to register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/what-is-engineering-learn-about-first-year-engineering-at-usask-tickets-124339664283

CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH

Canadian Parents for French Prince Albert is looking for new board members. Any parents and/or staff members who would like to take part in this organization can contact Mr. Rémi Joncas (remi.joncas@pacsd.ca). There will be an AGM on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 1 pm. The AGM will be hosted virtually on Zoom and will be opened to all who are interested.

SASK POLYTECH VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

Saskatchewan Polytechnic will be holding a Virtual Open House Monday, October 19th to Thursday, October 22nd from 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. daily.  Students and parents are invited to attend to find out more about the programs and services that Sask Polytech offers.  Individuals can register by going to www.saskpolytech.ca/openhouse. An agenda will be available closer to the date, and links for the sessions will be live the day of the events.

VIRTUAL SUTIL

SUTIL (Saskatchewan Universities and Technical Institute Liaison) will be hosting Virtual Booths, Presentations and Drop-in Conversations for Saskatchewan high school students about the post-secondary options within Western Canada and the US.  The event date for the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division, Prince Albert Catholic School Division, and PAGC is Thursday, October 22nd, 2020. To participate, students will need to download the FREE Zoom App to their desktops or phones, but are not required to have a Zoom account. For more information about the virtual Booths, Presentations and Drop-In Conversations, as well as planning for the October 22nd event at https://www.sutil.ca/ , please go to http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION ADVANCE POLLS
Provisions are available for Trustee – Subdivision No. 2 (Out of City Area) advance polls:

École St. Mary High School (380 14th Street West)

Monday, November 2nd from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

St. Francis School (1695 Olive Diefenbaker Drive)

Monday, November 9th from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm 

The result of the election will be declared at the Catholic Education Centre (118 11th Street West) on Tuesday, November 10th at 10:00 am.


SCHULICH LEADER SCHOLARSHIP
The Schulich Leader Scholarship is a prestigious entrance scholarship awarded to a high school graduate enrolling in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) program at one of 20 partner universities. The nominated student can win one of 25 engineering scholarships at $100,000 or one of 25 science, technology, or math scholarships at $80,000. The criteria include academic excellence, leadership, and financial need. It is important to note that students who are planning for a career as a medical practitioner or researcher (doctor, dentist, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, optometrist, etc.) are NOT eligible to apply.  This scholarship is for entrepreneurial-minded innovators outside of the medical community. St. Mary High School can only nominate ONE candidate and nomination is competitive. If you are interested in being considered for nomination please email a list of school/community involvement, leadership activities, and a statement about financial need to Mrs. Rapin (meta.rapin@pacsd.ca) in Student Services by Friday, December 11, 2020 before 9:00 am to be considered for nomination. To find out more about the Schulich Leader Scholarship visit http://www.schulichleaders.com or info@uja.schulichleader.com

HOUSE OF COMMONS PAGE PROGRAM

Each year, the House of Commons Page Program recruits 40 students who are graduating from high schools and CEGEPs from across Canada. Students who maintain a minimum average of 80%, can speak both official languages, and have been accepted into a full‑time program at a university in the National Capital Region, are encouraged to apply. More information is available on the website https://www.ourcommons.ca/About/PageProgram/Index-e.html and promotional material is available at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/62ymu02hca6lqlx/AABoDnpsigR3Ct5Io7SieJv5a?dl=0The recruitment campaign for the 2021-2022 academic year is from September 21 to November 8, 2020.


ELECTION DAY YOUTH WORKERS 

École St Mary students who are 16 to 20-years-old are invited to apply to work on Election Day – October 26, 2020. (Schools will be closed on this day.) Students who are interested in this employment opportunity are to email the Prince Albert Northcote Election Clerk at ec27@elections.sk.ca


LET’S TALK CAREERS COMPETITION
ChatterHighSkills Canada and Let’s Talk Science have joined together to provide an opportunity for students to virtually explore a wide array of occupations and post-secondary programs of study with the fourth annual Let’s Talk Careers: Canada’s Most Informed School Competition. This career exploration opportunity also includes two national competitions (Fall 2020: October 26 to December 4 and Spring 2021: April 12 to May 21). Once registered, students will answer a ten-question quiz each day to earn points towards their personal leaderboards and the school wide totals. These quizzes encourage them to research and explore thousands of higher education and career options that they may not have been exposed to any other way. The schools with the highest ranking at the end of each round will win a cash prize, and the students who answered the most questions right in the time period will also win personal cash bursaries! For more information about this career exploration opportunity, please go to http://informed.chatterhigh.com/l/lets-talk-careers/?inf_contact_key=8cf4b41b06725a6c60ba40b5b77a778c09c74070ac2bf3cfa7869e3cfd4ff832

HORATIO ALGER CANADIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

The Horatio Alger Association of Canada will be awarding 160 scholarships of $5000. The deadline to apply is Sunday, October 25th 2020, 11:59 PM EST. Applicants must be a Grade 12 student with plans to enter university in the fall of 202, demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or less annual net income per family is required), be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, and maintain a minimum grade percentage of 65. For additional information and to apply for the scholarship, go to https://horatioalger.ca/en/scholarships/about-our-scholarships-programs/provincial-programs/

FREE MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 FOR STUDENTS

Office 365 Education is a collection of services that is available, for free, to  a student who is currently attending a school in Prince Albert Catholic school division and has a Microsoft Outlook email student account. (Once logged into email, go to Apps "dots square" in top left corner, then Office 365 and then Install Office.) Office 365 Education allows a student to access Microsoft applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, as well as OneDrive online storage (1 TB). These applications work on PC and Mac platforms and have apps that can be activated on an iPad, iPhone and Android Phone. Office 365 Education allows a student the opportunity to install Office 365 on 5 personal computers and 5 tablets owned by the student. For additional information, including installation instruction, go to http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/

LOGGING INTO EDSBY
The steps required to log into Edsby (desktop, laptop, mobile code: PACSD) are available at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/

NOMINATIONS FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE

Are you interested in becoming a Catholic School Board Trustee? For more information about becoming a Trustee with the Board of Education, go to “Our Board: Elections 2020” on the division website. A Notice of Call for Nominations, nomination criteria information, as well as how to submit a nomination form, is available at http://pacsd.ca/notice-of-call-for-nominations/ . Election Day is Monday, November 9th, 2020.

DRIVER EDUCATION SESSIONS 2020 – 2021
The following sessions are filled, but other sessions will become available later:
Session #1   September 21th – October 13th (Class is filled)
Session #2   October 19th – November 9th (Class is filled)
Session #3   November 16th– December 7th (Class is filled)
To participate in a session, a student must be 15 years old by the start of the session. For more information and to download a registration form, please go to http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/

LA CITÈ: U of R FRENCH-LANGUAGE PROGRAMS
The University of Regina offers the following French-language academic programs: Intercultural Studies (Bachelor Degree, Certificate, Masters), Education (Bachelor Degree, Masters), and Nursing (Bachelor Degree). For more information, please contact La Cité universitaire francophone at 306-585-4828 or visit the website at https://lacite.uregina.ca/en/uni/programs

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