Advent is a time of spiritual preparation - and that kind of
preparation can only be done in the quiet of our hearts.
God of Love,
My heart stirs
that I sense you
are inviting me
to enter more
deeply into the mystery of your birth.
Help me to feel
renewed in my heart
so that I may
express the joy your birth will bring.
Help me to rest
so that I may
have peace and love in my life.
Bless my family,
extended family, and family of faith.
Through Christ our Lord.
Main Entrance - Mr. Bashutsky
North Entrance - Mrs. Barrett
South Entrance - Mr. Hundeby
MODEL UN WIND-UP MEETING
There will be a meeting for all Model UN students on Monday, December 20th at 12:15 p.m. in Rm 246. Items include a discussion about the assembly, feedback from students, and next steps. Please see one of the staff advisors if you cannot attend.
PRESIDENT’S CHRISTMAS CUP DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT
President's Christmas Cup Dodgeball tournament is BACK!!!!!! The tournament will run Monday, January 10th – Thursday, January 14th during noon hour from 12:15 pm -12:45 pm in the big gym. Team sign-up sheets are available at the office, Room B21(basement) or at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/school/extracurricular/clubs/. All team sign-up sheets are due by Friday, December 17th at 3:30 pm. Teams of five can be submitted. As well, names of any individual players who want to participate can be given to the office for teams to be compiled. A tournament schedule will be posted online and on the gym wall by Wednesday, January 5th.
CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WEEK: December 13th – December 21st
Monday, December 13th: Red and Green Day
Tuesday, December 14th: Christmas Hat Day
Wednesday, December 15th: Crocs and Socks (Socks and Sandals)
Thursday, December 16th: Pajama Day
Friday, December 17th: Ugly Sweater Day
GAMES at lunch
Monday, December 20th: Wacky Hair Day
Tuesday, December 21st: Crazy Christmas Day
(Any Festive Christmas Clothing)
LIVES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE ESSAY CONTEST
Students in Grade 5- Grade 12 may enter the contest by writing an essay (300 words or less) based on someone they think made the biggest impact (positive or negative) on Canadian society in 2021. Prizes are awarded in two grade levels: Grade 5-8 and Grade 9-12. Two winners will be selected in each level: Grand Prize is $3,000 for the student and $1000 for the Department/Classroom of the teacher. First Prize is $2,000 for the student and $1000 for the Department/Classroom of the teacher. The deadline to enter is December 31st, 2021. For more information, as well as rules and teacher resources, please visit http://www.livesthatmakeadifference.com/
SASKATCHEWAN AGRICULTURE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
For students passionate about telling the story of the agriculture industry, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are proudly offering the Agriculture Student Scholarship for the 12th 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 on transparency. This year’s scholarship theme encourages youths to explore their 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 2022. 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, 2022. For more information: visit saskatchewan.ca/ag-scholarship; or, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
U of A GETAWAY
U of A Getaway is a whirlwind weekend of exciting events from May 27 - May 29, 2022. Twenty Grade 11 students will be selected for this unique experience. Students will stay in residence, explore state-of-the-art facilities, learn about our 200+ programs, discover hidden gems on campus, and experience all the U of A has to offer! Students can learn more and apply at uab.ca/getaway. The application deadline is January 28, 2022.
Students who are interested in attending Olds College in Olds, Alberta are encouraged to visit oldscollege.ca/programs to learn more about programs in the following areas: Agriculture, Agriculture Technology, Animal Science, Business, Equine, Horticulture, Land & Environment, Tourism, Brew & Meat, Trades & Apprenticeships. As well, check out the website oldscollege.ca/visit for more details about personalized visits or events.
PADDY O’ROURKE POETRY SCHOLARSHIP ($1000)
The Paddy O’Rourke Poetry Scholarship was established in 2018 to recognize and encourage young Saskatchewan poets. It is named in honour of Patrick (Paddy) O’Rourke, a teacher, literary editor, mentor and prominent friend of Saskatoon’s and Saskatchewan’s arts community. The Paddy O’Rourke Poetry Scholarship will be awarded annually, at the discretion of the Scholarship judges and administrators. The amount awarded will be determined in part by donor support. The 2022 scholarship will be for $1,000 CDN. Applications will be accepted from April 1 to April 30, 2022. Applications must be submitted by mail or courier. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For more information, and to submit an entry, please visit http://www.orourkepoetryscholarship.ca/
DRIVER EDUCATION 2021-2022
Students who are interested in 2021-2022 driver education program are encouraged to register online for a session by completing a Microsoft Forms at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/. Once the registration is complete, students will be contacted, through Edsby, by Mr. Bourdon to confirm the start date for your driver education session. The sessions are as follows:
September 7 - 28 (after school); October 4 - 26 (after school); October 25 - December 8 (lunch hour); November 16 - December 6 (after school); January 6 - January 26 (after school); January 28 - February 18 (after school); March 1 - March 23 (after school); March 28 - April 25 (after school); May 2 - May 24 (after school); July 4 - July 12 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm).
ACCESS TO SCHOOL LIBRARY
A document that outlines how to access and request material at the library is available at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/ . Please note that students cannot take out more than 4 books at a time. (This does not include classroom textbooks/novels). Happy reading everyone!
FREE MICROSOFT 365 FOR STUDENTS
Students enrolled in the Prince Albert Catholic School Division have the opportunity to install Microsoft Office 365 on their desktops, laptops and mobile devices. Instructions and additional information is available at http://pa.pursueonline.com/index.php/community/
STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL EDSBY PAGE
Welcome to École St. Mary! To keep up to date on student initiatives and activities, students of École St. Mary High school can join the Edsby page by searching for the name: École St. Mary High School SLC in the Edsby search area along the top of your Edsby page or follow the link posted here and click to join. https://pacsd.edsby.com/p/Place/15319724
Monday - Fettuccini Alfredo & Garlic Bread $2.50
Tuesday - Sweet 'n' Sour Meatballs & Rice $3.00
Wednesday - Beef Dip Au Jus $2.50
Thursday - Christmas Dinner $4.00
(turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, gravy, bun, dessert, juice)
Friday - Leftovers $2.50
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