Thursday, October 29, 2020

Friday, October 30th


Today we remember St. Margurite, the first Canadian-born saint. She was born in Quebec in 1701 to a very poor family. After being married for only a few years, her husband died and left a large debt to be repaid. She was left alone with two young children and no way to support herself. After working really hard, she made a living for her family, but vowed to help others who might find themselves in similar hard times. With a few others, they started the Grey Nuns, which provided support for poor women and children.   

God of mercy

who led St. Margurite to devote herself to assist the needy,

help us also to share her love of the poor

and inspire us to work to help those in need. 

Help us in our own time of need to be patient,

and to grow in faith as she did. 

Through Christ our Lord,


Main Entrance - Mr. Hunko

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


BLOCK 2 BEGINS: Grade 10 - Grade 12
LOGGING INTO EDSBYUse the Google Chrome Browser
The steps required to log into Edsby (desktop, laptop, mobile code: PACSD) are available at 
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

Thursday, October 29th: Black and Orange Day
Friday, October 30th: Costume Dress Up Day

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.
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


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 ( 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.

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.

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 ( 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 or


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 and promotional material is available at recruitment campaign for the 2021-2022 academic year is from September 21 to November 8, 2020.


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

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

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