Friday, February 05, 2021

Monday, February 8th

 MORNING PRAYER

Each day holds a surprise - but only if we expect it, can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow, or as joy. It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity. 


Lord Jesus, 

As you touched the eyes of the blind man, 

touch us so that our eyes may be opened,

so that we can “really see” 

the many wonderful things around us and in our own lives.  

Then with opened eyes, 

help us to thank you for the many blessings 

that surround us each and every day.  

Through Christ our Lord, 

Amen

SCHOOL SUPERVISION
Main Entrance - Mr. Carriere

North Entrance - Mrs. Barrett
South Entrance - Mr. Abbs

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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/ 

SCHOOL PHOTOS

School photos are on Thursday February 11, 2021 in the small gym.  Students who did NOT had their photo taken on picture day, or are a new student, are to go to the small gym when their grade is called starting at 11:00 am. Online students in Grade 9 & 10 who have NOT had their picture taken are to go the small gym at 1:00 pm. Online students in Grade 11 & 12 who have NOT had their picture taken are to go to the small gym at 1:30 pm.  


STACEY LEVITT MEMORIAL AWARD: $2,500
The Stacey Levitt Memorial Award was created in memory and celebration of Stacey’s life by her family through Parachute. This award encourages Canadian youth to embody Stacey’s qualities and ideals and Parachute’s overarching goals of a long life lived to the fullest, understanding the importance of risk management and injury prevention. The Levitt family awards each year’s selected recipient $2,500 to help them live their life to the fullest. The award could be put toward an educational endeavor, engagement in sports and investment in a travel experience. These pursuits would have resonated with Stacey, who loved school, sports and travel. The deadline to apply is February 27th, 2021. For additional information, visit the Stacey Levitt Memorial  Award website or contact Mrs. Rapin in Student Services. 

CREATIVE CONNECTIONS PROGRAM

The Prince Albert Common Ground Project is seeking creative youth and adults (younger than 30) to join the Creative Connections Program, an arts advocacy program developed to create, connect, teach, learn, and share. Participants will build social connections, address reconciliation, develop their writing, and combat racism through a series of workshops feature journaling, painting, poetry, prose, and spoken word. Participants will meet weekly beginning February 19, 2021. To register, email pacommonground@gmail.com 


SLC MATCHMAKERS
Students will receive their Matchmaker results on Friday, February 12th, just in time for Valentine’s Day. To view their Matchmaker results, students will have to pay Fortress Matchmaker directly, online using Interac or a credit card. The cost is $3.15 which includes the taxes. To start the Matchmaker survey, use the link that is found on the École St Mary High School SLC page within Edsby.

GRADE 12 GRAD CLOTHING ORDERS

Grade 12 Graduate Clothing Orders can be made in our SLC online store. Follow the link for information, or go to the École St. Mary High School S.L.C group on Edsby. Ecole St. Mary Student Organization Event 2021 | Prince Albert Source for Sports | powered by OrderMyGear (itemorder.com) The deadline is February 12th, so order now!

MY MONEY, MY FUTURE CHALLENGE: $10,000; $5,000; $2,500
The Canadian Foundation for Economic Education (CFEE) is partnering with CIBC to give high school-aged youth (14-18) the opportunity to apply their creativity and skills to create new tools and resources to help other young Canadians improve their financial knowledge. The 1st place winner will receive $10,000 towards future education or training. The 2nd place winner will receive $5,000. The 3rd place winner will receive $2,500. Winning submissions will be showcased on a new website for use by teachers, parents, and youth. The last day to register is March 15th, 2021 and the deadline for project submissions is April 16th, 2021. For details about registering, please visit: mymoneymyfuturechallenge.ca

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 https://swna.com/junior-citizen-of-the-year/. The deadline for nominations is March 31st, 2021.

PRINCE ALBERT & DISTRICT COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS:
Grade 12 students are encouraged to apply for the Tillie and Joe Kawula Scholarship and Hershel Davidner Memorial Scholarships. The two $1000.00 scholarships will be awarded to students who value academics, community involvement, and volunteerism and are entering a recognized university or technical institute. One application will apply to both awards. These scholarships are open to Grade 12 graduates from Saskatchewan Rivers School Division, Prince Albert Catholic School Division and the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Prince Albert campus Academic Grade 12 program.  An application form and additional information is available at http://bit.ly/AwardGrade12 on the school career website. The deadline to apply is May 15th.

ALEX PRYTULA AWARD GRAD 2021: $2,000
During the Commencement Ceremony of Grad 2021, a male and a female student will be presented with the Alex Prytula Award which is valued at $2,000. The criteria for the award is as follows: outstanding contributions, financial need, and academics.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 16th. An application form is available online on the school career website at http://bit.ly/AwardGrade12The completed application form must be emailed to Mr. Gareau at dwayne.gareau@pacsd.ca, along with proof of acceptance (letter, email) into a post-secondary program, and a digital photo.  The digital photo must be a high-resolution digital photo (2-4 megabyte JPG, not PNG) of the applicant doing an activity (sports, dance, volunteering etc.). Please do not copy the JPG onto a word document, use a JPG sent in a text message, or use a JPG sent in an email with other photos, since these scenarios compress the size of the JPG.

PRINCESS OF WALES & DUCHESS OF CORNWALL SCHOLARSHIPS: Gr 11

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Scholarship ($500) is awarded to a Grade 11 student to assist in finishing their Grade 12 school year. Four student qualities will be considered: school and/or community-based leadership, responsibilities outside of school, financial support needed and academic performance. École St. Mary High School can nominate one candidate and nomination is competitive. Please email a description of school/community-based leadership (up to 300 works), responsibilities outside of school (up to 300 works), a statement about financial need (up to 300 works), and a statement that highlights your academic performance (up to 300 works) to Mrs. Rapin in Student Services by Monday, February 1, 2021 to be considered for nomination. The nominated application deadline is March 15, 2021


QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE SCHOLARSHIP: Gr 12

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarship ($1000) is awarded to a Grade 12 student who will be attending a post-secondary institution in the fall. Four student qualities will be considered: school and/or community-based leadership, responsibilities outside of school, financial support needed and academic performance. École St. Mary High School can nominate one candidate and nomination is competitivePlease email a description of school/community-based leadership (up to 300 works), responsibilities outside of school (up to 300 works), a statement about financial need (up to 300 works), and a statement that highlights your academic performance (up to 300 works) to Mrs. Rapin in Student Services by Monday, February 1, 2021 to be considered for nomination. The nominated application deadline is March 15, 2021


UNIVERSITY OF REGINA SCHOLARSHIPS
The main U of R campus scholarship portal will be open in mid-January. Workshops pertaining to U of R scholarships, the Student Awards Management System (SAMS), as well as Campion College Scholarships will be offered from mid-February to early March. Scholarship information, including the dates for the various Zoom workshops, is available at https://www.uregina.ca/safa/announcements-workshops.html. The deadline to apply for awards is March 15th, 2021.

SCHOLAR TREE SCHOLARSHIP DATABASE
The Holiday Break Scholarship List hotlink leads to scholarships that are currently available, as well as the scholarships that will be available over the holidays. To create a customized list of scholarships and a weekly email reminder of deadlines, students are encouraged to create a profile on ScholarTree. Students can use the filter "Applications Open" only to see those scholarships currently accepting applications at the top left of their scholarship list.

YORK UNIVERSITY FREE TUITION CONTEST
Students going into first year can enter for a chance to win free tuition for 1 year. York University offers leading programs, groundbreaking research projects and endless career opportunities.  Students who are interested in participating in the tuition contest can enter by going to https://scholartree.ca/scholarship/right-the-future-year-of-free-tuition/NIr0gLEGza

DRIVER EDUCATION SESSIONS 2020 – 2021

Registration is now open for the following sessions:
Session #5   January 5th – January 25th (Class is filled)
Session #6  Noon Hour: January 12th – March 3rd (Class is filled)
Session #7   February 22nd – March 15th (Class is filled)
Session #8  March 22nd – April 19th (Class is filled)
Session #9   May 3rd – May 25th  (Class is filled)
** Additional sessions will be available at a later date (summer session, make-up dates session . . .)
** 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/ 

AGRICULTURE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
For students passionate about telling the story of the agriculture industry, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture is proudly offering the Agriculture Student Scholarship for the eleventh consecutive year. Saskatchewan Grade 12 students and recent high school graduates (within the last two years) have the chance to win a grand-prize scholarship of $4,000 or one of three runner-up scholarships of $2,000 when they submit a three-minute video or 1,000-word essay. This year’s scholarship theme, ‘transparency,’ encourages youth to explore the idea of transparency in agriculture and how it affects public perception of the industry. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be planning to take an agriculture-related post-secondary education program beginning in the fall of 2021. This scholarship program has been designed to identify young people who are planning to pursue a career in the agriculture industry. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021. For more information, visit saskatchewan.ca/ag-scholarship or contact agriculture.scholarship@gov.sk.ca.

CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH: Sarcan Fundraiser
Canadian Parents for French - Prince Albert Chapter would appreciate support to raise scholarship funds for École St Mary High School students in the Gr. 9 to 12 French Immersion program. A Sarcan bottle drive fundraiser has been set up: leave bottles/cans at the Drop & Go area at Sarcan and use the code “French is fun!” so the funds are allocated to CPF-PA. To learn more about Drop & Go, please go to https://www.sarcan.ca/dropandgo.html

PROGRAMMES DESTINATION CLIC, EXPLORE et ODYSSÉE
Vous aimeriez voyager et mieux apprendre le français? Si oui, les programmes Destination Clic, Explore et Odyssée sont pour vous. Il y aura une présentation le jeudi 19 novembre en après-midi sur les programmes Destination Clic, Explore et Odyssée donnée par le Gouvernement de la Saskatchewan. La présentation aura lieu virtuellement. Si cela vous intéresse, vous pouvez envoyer un message à M. Joncas (remi.joncas@pacsd.ca). Une inscription est requise. Le programme Destination Clic est pour les 8e et les 9e années qui veulent perfectionner leur français. Ça se passe en Ontario, au Québec ou au Nouveau-Brunswick. Le programme Explore s'adresse aux 13-15 ans et permet aux élèves d'apprendre le français et découvrir la culture locale d'une autre province. Le programme Odyssée s'adresse aux étudiants post-secondaire et permet aux jeunes de travailler comme assistant en éducation en anglais dans une école du Québec ou du Nouveau-Brunswick. Cela permet d'échanger entre francophones et anglophones. Pour plus d'informations sur les programmes offerts, consultez le site web suivant : https://englishfrench.ca/

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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