Friday, November 17, 2023

Monday, November 20th



Yesterday at mass, the Catholic Church recognized “World Day of the Poor”.  This is an annual day of recognition instituted by Pope Francis so that, “Throughout the world Christian communities can become an ever-greater sign of Christ’s charity for the least and those most in need”. If we think of the Beatitudes, Jesus asks each of us to be merciful, but what does showing mercy look like? Mercy can take many forms and caring for those who are in need – whether it be donating to a foodbank, volunteering at a homeless shelter, or giving a few dollars to someone in need – are all ways we can show mercy and live as Jesus has taught us.  

Dear God,

Today we pray for those in need.

Guide us to be merciful in our deeds and in our thoughts.

Help us to continue to embrace our spiritual theme of a Family of Faith

by showing love, grace, empathy,

and sharing our resources with those who are less fortunate than us.

We ask this through Jesus Christ,

your only son our Lord,



Main Entrance - Mr. Burkhart
North Entrance - Mrs. Daniel-Minier
South Entrance - Mrs. Reichle


Monday - Grilled Cheese with Bacon $3.50


you are appreciated and loved – “kimiwehyimikawin  
                              (pronounced: kih-mi-way-ye-meka-win)


There will be an important Model UN meeting on Monday, November 20th at 12:30 pm in Rm 238. Students who cannot attend are to let a staff advisor know.

Any new or returning students who did not attend the last meeting are required to attend a meeting on Tuesday, November 21st at 3:30 pm in Rm 236.


Another clinic will be held on Monday, November 27 at 6:30 pm at Carlton High School in classroom G003 which is located near CPAC gym.  This will be a SBOC led presentation for new officials and for experienced officials.  All high school students interested in learning how to officiate should attend.  It is FREE.  If you have any questions, please see Mr. Noble.


Parent/Student/Teacher Early Conferences for Semester 1 will be held Tuesday, November 21st from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm. This year parents/guardians will have the option to meet with teachers in-person or over the phone. An Edsby message that includes a link has been sent to all parents/guardians asking them to book an appointment time with teachers. When parents select their time slot they will be prompted to "Add note" to type one of the following: 1. In-person or 2. Phone (xxx - xxx - xxxx).

SOUL WEEK COMPETITION: Monday, Nov. 20th – Friday, Nov. 24th

Monday, November 20th – Math
Tuesday, November 21st  Science
Wednesday, November 22nd – Sports
Thursday, November 23rd  ELA
Friday, November 24th  Arts

* It is the responsibility of the Team Captain to ensure the team member attends the competition. Good luck! 


To sign up for tryouts, click on the link Girls Basketball Sign Up or scan the QR code posted around the school.

Monday, November 20th 

Grade 9 & 10: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grade 11 & 12: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Tuesday, November 21st

Grade 9 & 10: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Grade 11 & 12: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, November 22nd

Grade 9 & 10: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Grade 11 & 12: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

*Some Grade 9 & 10 students may be asked to stay for the Grade 11 and 12 timeslots.
** The first Sr. A Girls practice will be Thursday, November 23rdbeginning with a meeting at 5:00 pm in Room 210 (Mrs. Gareau's classroom) followed by practice from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. in the main gym.


To sign-up for try-outs go to or scan the QR code on Edsby.

Monday, November 20th  

Grade 9 & 10: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 21st

Grade 9 & 10: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

*Shortlisted Grade 10 players will be notified during tryouts whether they will attend 11 and 12 tryouts. *

Wednesday, November 22nd

Grade 11 & 12: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday, November 23rd

Grade 11 & 12: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Friday, November 24th

Inter-squad Game (Shortlisted Players Only) 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


In a few days, all Grade 9 – Grade 12 students with Overdue/Lost library books, textbooks, novel sets and calculators will be receiving an Edsby message titled “Overdue/Lost November” that will have a screen capture of their library account listing these items. A similar process will occur each month. All Grade 11 students and Grade 12 students with Overdue/Lost textbooks, novel sets and calculators will have these items added to their SchoolCash account. These items can be paid online (SchoolCash access on the division website at or in the main office. Please note that if an item on the SchoolCash is returned to the library, the main office will be notified to remove the item from the SchoolCash account. If an item is returned to the library after payment has been made, the main office will issue a refund. 


This bursary is open to any student who is in the process of graduating from high school or currently studying or registered at a post-secondary institution. Applicants will be evaluated on their community and school involvement, knowledge of Kin Canada and financial need. The application form must be submitted by February 1st, 2024 and winners will be notified before June 30 by their sponsoring club. For additional information and to apply, please go to


Curling practices are on Tuesdays from 3:45 pm to 5/5:30 pmand on Thursdays from 3:45 pm to 5 pmPractices are at the Prince Albert Golf and Curling Club. Students who need a ride are to contact a coach. Please note that there will not be any practice on Tuesday, November 21 due to interviews.


All Saskatchewan high school students are invited to submit poetry or prose (fiction and creative non-fiction) for a chance to be featured in Windscript Vol. 40, 2024 and earn $40. For important rules and guidelines, please visit The deadline to submit is Thursday, December 14th.


Attention grade 12 students! Applications are now open for admissions to the University of Saskatchewan. Apply early to take advantage of benefits like early admission and access to scholarships. Some scholarship applications are due before the application deadline. To find information about how to apply, programs and deadlines, scholarship applications, and how to submit your documents, please go to If you have any questions, or want assistance, please see Mrs. Rapin in Student Services (office 116).


Best and Brightest Entrance Scholarships

Best and Brightest Entrance Scholarships are USask’s highest valued, renewable entrance scholarships and are awarded based on academics, leadership and contributions to school and community life. Five of these awards, known as the Circle of Honour Awards, are designated for Indigenous students. To be considered, students must complete an application for admission by December 1, 2023 and must fill out and submit the online application for Best and Brightest Scholarships by December 152023 in PAWS

Competitive Entrance Awards

Competitive Entrance Awards include numerous scholarships and bursaries that can be accessed by many students with diverse experiences. Students can be considered based on academic achievement, financial need and/or contributions to school and community life. Some awards recognize backgrounds, acknowledge contributions to certain clubs or reward achievement in music and athletics. All entering students are encouraged to apply. To be considered, students must complete an application for admission by February 15, 2024 and fill out and submit the online application for Competitive Entrance Awards by March 1, 2024 in PAWS

Guaranteed Entrance Scholarships

Students will automatically be considered for a Guaranteed Entrance Scholarship when they apply for admission. These scholarships recognize academic achievements and are awarded based on the admission average.

Student best average

Scholarship value



93% to 94.9%


90% to 92.9%


85% to 89.9%


For additional information, please see Mrs. Rapin or go to


Chancellor’s Scholarship

The Chancellor’s Scholarship is awarded annually to 14 undergraduate students who meet a variety of criteria, including a minimum admission average of 95%. This scholarship is being offered to students directly from high school, or high school graduates who have not completed any post-secondary course (other than those completed while the student was still in high school, such as the High School Accelerated Program). One award is reserved for Indigenous applicants and one award is reserved for out-of-province applicants. The recipients will receive $10,000 a year over four years, plus on-campus housing for the first year. The value of each scholarship is just over $46,000.  An application is required and includes a written statement, resume, reference letter, and referee. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2023.

Application-Required Scholarships

Students can apply for undergraduate scholarships and awards using the Student Awards Management System (SAMS). There are lots of different awards available, some that require an application and others that are automatic. Students can browse the awards as a guest or create an account when they are ready to apply!

Automatic Entrance Awards

Students must be entering directly from high school to an undergraduate degree program.

Student best average

Scholarship value


$3,000 (March 15)

93% to 94.99%

$1,500 (March 15)

90% to 92.99%

$1,000 (March 15)

Faculty of Business: 85% or higher

$1,000 (August 15)

For more information, see Mrs. Rapin or go to

Find out about all the FREE print and digital access to novels, graphic novels, music, movies, comedy shows, crafts, book clubs and more that is available at the Prince Albert Public Library. For detailed information visit and/or view the November/December Newsletter. 


Schulich Leader Scholarships are the largest and most prestigious undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarships in Canada. This scholarship was established to encourage the best and brightest students to be the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators. Schulich Leader Scholarships are open to all Canadian high schools with graduating students planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in an eligible STEM program at one of our 20 partner universities. This year the foundation is awarding 50 engineering scholarships valued at $120,000 each and 50 science, technology or math scholarships valued at $100,000 each. It is important to note that students who are planning for a career as a medical practitioner/researcher (doctor, dentist, nurse, psychologist, pharmacist, optometrist, etc.) are NOT eligible to apply. École 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 15, 2023, before 12:00pm to be considered for nomination. To find out more about  visit or .

RECONCILIATION PROJECT: Community Building Youth Futures
Are you passionate about creating awareness and pursuing reconciliation in your community? Join the Reconciliation Project with CBYF Prince Albert! Open to students in grades 10-12, the task is for students to research their own culture, or another culture of their choice, and create a bridge between colonial experiences in Canada and worldwide. This will include understanding the historical facts of real events, how those events have affected cultural groups, and what that means for reconciliation efforts and pursuing a healthy dialogue and healing. Students are to create a three-part project and incorporate their ideas and research into: 

(1) a video or essay to present your research 

(2) an art piece that will represent your chosen research culture and the pursuit of reconciliation, and 

(3) a short story or poem that will support your art piece. 

All supplies needed to create the project will be provided by CBYF Prince Albert, as well as writing and research support. For more information on The Reconciliation Project, contact For more information on CBYF Prince Albert visit our Facebook page or website


Student ages 7 to 18 are invited to attend the FREE open art studio at the Margo Fournier Arts Centre (#1010 Central Avenue, the former Prince Albert Arts Centre). Sessions with instructor McKayla Evanovich are Thursdays from September 7 to December 21st (5:00 pm to 6:30 pm OR from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm). All sessions are FREE!! Drop-in and leave a contact name and number.


Students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 are invited to enter the 2023/2024 National K-12 Student poetry and Short Story Contests.
 (32 lines maximum) deadline: November 30th, 2023
 (450 words maximum) deadline: November 24, 2023
For more information, please visit


Are you looking for a fitness and discipline activity? If yes, Prince Albert Budokai Karate is hosting its classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1405 Bishop Pascal Place (Elevation Academy Gym - Former Rivier). Beginners' classes are at 6 pm and advanced classes are at 7 pm. We welcome new and returning students. If you have any questions, please contact Sensei Chris Lair at 306-922-5247 or by email at


Students who are interested in the 2023 - 2024 driver education program are to register online through Microsoft Forms: 2023 - 2024 Drivers Ed Registration Form Mr. Bourdon will then place students into groups on Edsby. A reminder that spots fill up quickly, so it is important to select your three top options to best accommodate each student. 

The start dates for each session are as follows:

September 6 - 28 (after school)

October 2 - 23 (after school)

October 23 - December 7 (lunch hour)

November 1 - November 24 (after school)

December 11 - January 19 (after school)

January 31 - February 29 (after school)

March 4 - March 25 (after school)

March 4 - April 24 (lunch hour)

April 8 - April 26 (after school)

May 1 - May 23 (after school)

July 2 - July 10 summer class (9:00am - 1:00pm)

Please note the following:

·         Students must be 15 years old by the start of the session.

·         Sessions will be in the Room 246.

·         All sessions begin at 3:30pm and end at 5:30pm. (except for the summer/lunch sessions).

·         During your driver education class, you will need:

·         your birth certificate

·         your MYSGI account number(needed on the first day of class)

·         Students must go to SGI to get their MySGI customer number.

·         a pencil/pen and notebook

Information and instructional videos are available at


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


Monday - Grilled Cheese with Bacon $3.50
Tuesday - Sweet 'n' Sour Meatballs & Rice $4.00
Wednesday - Loaded Pepperoni Naan Bread & Caesar Salad $4.00
Thursday - Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich $4.00
Friday - Spaghetti & Meat Sauce $4.00

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