Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Thursday, March 4th

 MORNING PRAYER

Today’s prayer was written by an École St. Mary High School student. It is about the theme of appreciation.Today, let us take a little bit of our time to appreciate the world around us and the people we love. Let us reflect on the beauty of life and the gifts we are given. Also, let us thank God for guiding us as we grow closer to his loving grace 

God our Father,

We thank you for providing us with endless love and never-ending compassion. May we live as followers of your faith and guide others as you have guided us. Give us the strength to forgive,

for through mercy can we only grasp the extent of your universal love.

Gather us as one loving family, through Christ our Lord,

Amen

SCHOOL SUPERVISION
Main Entrance - Mr. Halyk

North Entrance - Mrs. Daniel-Minier
South Entrance - Mrs. Diehl

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/ 


BOURSE CANADIAN PARENTS FOR FRENCH: Gr 9 - 12
Canadian Parents for French - Prince Albert offre une bourse pour un ou une élève de chaque niveau scolaire de la 9e à la 12e année. Les candidates et les candidats doivent démontrer un certain leadership et un intérêt pour la langue française. Les bourses sont d'une valeur de 100 $ pour la 9e à la 11e année et de 300 $ pour la 12e année. La date limite pour soumettre le formulaire est le 7 mai 2021. Les instructions pour comment soumettre la bourse sont sur les formulaires. Si vous avez des questions, consultez M. Joncas (remi.joncas@pacsd.ca).

CONEXUS YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Conexus Youth Leadership Award recognizes graduating high school students who show leadership in everything they do and are guided by the cooperative principles. Conexus will award ten grade 12 students across Saskatchewan with $1,500 and recognize them through our social media channels. The application deadline is April 16, 2021. For information about application criteria, reference letter templates and how to apply, please go to 
Youth Leadership Award | Conexus Credit Union


SIA AGROLOGY AWARD
The Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists (SIA) offers six $1,000 scholarships for Grade 12 high school students entering a post-secondary program related to agrology. Agrology is the application of science to agriculture, bioresources, food and the environment by professionals. The profession of agrology addresses many of today's critical issues in production agriculture, food safety and environmental quality. Additional information is available at http://bit.ly/AwardGrade12 on the school career website. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2021. 


THEODORE COURT CASE APPEAL DECISION

On February 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed Good Spirit (Public) School Division’s application for leave to appeal the Theodore case to the Supreme Court of Canada. This means that the unanimous decision of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal that overturned the April 2017 trial decision stands. Good Spirit has exhausted their legal options, and the decision of the Appeal Court remains the law in Saskatchewan which can be considered a victory for both religious and parental rights and freedoms.

An update from Board of Education Chair Suzanne Stubbs can be found at http://pacsd.ca/
Background information on the Theodore case can be found at www.opencatholiceducation.ca.
The letter from our board chair is in Edsby in the information (the River) section.


GRAD 2021 PHOTOS

Graduation is an exciting time of the year for students and families. The first step at the school is Graduation Photos. Please review the information posted in Edsby about how to book a March Graduation Photo Session online.


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 16thPlease review the information posted in Edsby about how to apply for this award.

PADDY O’ROURKE POETRY SCHOLARSHIP: $2,000

The Paddy O’Rourke Poetry Scholarship will be awarded to a Saskatchewan student currently attending Grade 12 (or who graduated from a Saskatchewan high school in the past 24 months). Entries will be accepted from April 1 – April 30, 2021. To enter, and for additional information, please visit www.orourkepoetryscholarship.ca.


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.

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/ 

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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