Friday, December 15, 2023

Monday, December 18th



On Sunday we entered the third week of our Advent season. In the third week of Advent, we celebrate JOY.  

Dear Heavenly Father,
Please open our eyes and our hearts 
to the joys that surround us in our world.

Help us to focus on the good that is around us,

rather than focusing on the things that may not be going our way.

Let us share our joy with everyone around us.

We ask this in your name. 



Main Entrance - Mr. Bashutsky
North Entrance - Mr. Hunko
South Entrance - Mrs. Ruszkowski


Monday - Chicken Strips & Fries $3.50


SLC SPIRIT WEEK: December 18th – 22nd
Monday – Cultural Day
Tuesday – Jersey Day
Wednesday – Christmas Hat Day
Thursday – Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Friday – Pajama Day


The SLC will be selling candy cane messages for $1.00 outside the SLC office during the lunch hour on Monday, December 18th – Wednesday, December 20th. The candy canes messages will be delivered on Friday, December 22nd during Period 3. 

UPSTAGE PRODUCTIONS: Drama January 11th - 13th

École St Mary High School would like to invite the community to Upstage Productions' drama, Puffs or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic. In this hilarious parody of a familiar story, three potential heroes are just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers. Their epic quest takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be. Showtimes at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre are at 7:30 p.m. fromThursday, January 11th to Saturday, January 13th.  Tickets cost $22.00 for adults (ages 19 and over) and $18.00 for students (ages 18 years and under) and are available at the E.A. Rawlinson Box Office, online at or by phoning 765-1270.​ 


Over the next 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 “December Overdue/Lost”. The message is 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.

WE WILL ROCK YOU: Auditions for Spring Musical

Students who are interested in auditioning for the musical can get an audition package from Mr. VanOtterloo in room B27, use the QR code on the door of room B27, or use the link


Students or staff who want to purchase a 2022/2023 yearbook are to go to the main office.

Twenty-one (21) female high school students from Japan will be in Prince Albert from Tuesday, March 19th - Sunday, March 31st, 2024. Host families are needed for this time period. The students will attend classes at École St Mary High School on school days, and spend time with host families during evenings and weekends. Additional information (responsibilities of Host Families, Global Partners North America, Students) is available at If you are interested in being a host family, please contact Jeannette Eddolls: 306-960-4648 or


“Thinking about becoming a lifeguard? Great news! In December, the City of Prince Albert is offering both prerequisites for National Lifeguard which allows employment at swimming pools across Canada.

1)    Bronze MedallionDecember 15th-December 17th, at the Frank J. Dunn Pool

The prerequisite is either being 13 years of age or possessing Bronze Star (need not be current). No formal swimming lesson experience is required; however, applicants must have swimming ability and skill. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross. The fee is $176.50. Registration can be completed in person at the pool or online at the link:

2)    Bronze CrossDecember 27th - December 31st at the Frank J. Dunn Pool

The prerequisite is possession of Bronze Medallion (need not be current). This is an assistant lifeguard course, and the prerequisite for National Lifeguard - Pool, the standard course required to work at swimming pools across Canada. The fee is $191.00. Registration can be in person at the pool or completed online at the link:


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).


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


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


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


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


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. 


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

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 (


Monday - Chicken Strips & Fries $3.50
Tuesday - Pork Katsu Rice Bowl $4.00
Wednesday - Nachos $3.50
Thursday - Smoked Ham, Veggies, Potatoes & Gravy $3.50
Friday - Hotdog on a Bun $3.00

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