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Weekly Update: Sept. 16 – 20

In this week’s Gospel, Jesus tells a parable in three parts: the shepherd who loses one of a hundred sheep; the woman who loses one coin out of ten; and one of the most familiar stories in the Gospels: the prodigal son. In each case, great rejoicing occurs at the finding of the lost sheep, the missing coin, and the lost son. We, as faithful stewards, take comfort in knowing that if we stray from our heavenly Father’s love and mercy, we can be welcomed back to the parish communion, and reconciled with God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Please be reminded of the following information items:

  • Students are to be wearing full uniform on non-civvies days. The uniform includes ISW shirt, sweater, and bottoms. When wearing shorts, jumpers, or skirts, students are to wear blue or white socks or tights. 
  • Parents are asked to refrain from entering the school-yard during the school day. Supervision begins at 9:00 AM. If you need to drop off something or speak to a portable teacher, please do so through the office rather than approaching the portable directly. All visitors to the school must be signed in. 
  • Milk, pizza, and pita lunches begin the week of September 30th. Cash-on-line orders close for milk and pizza on September 15th. Pita Pit orders closed on September 13th. 
  • Please avoid dropping off or having fast-food delivered for students. As these are not guaranteed as nut-free, students will have to eat these in the office.

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, September 16th – PA Day for teachers (agenda posted)
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays – Cross Country Practice 8:20 AM (for those who have returned forms)
  • Wednesday, September 18th – Parent Meeting @ Holy Rosary- 7:00 PM ( for parents of Grade 7’s receiving sacrament of Confirmation )
  • Thursday, September 19th – Curriculum Night – 7:00 PM: Evening begins in the gym, followed by repeated classroom presentations at 7:20 and 7:40 PM

For all up-coming events, please refer to the calendar: 

Holy Rosary Parish Parent Meeting for Sacrament of Confirmation
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Holy Rosary Parish is holding a meeting for the parents of those receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this year.

Curriculum Night
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Opening Mass at Holy Rosary
Sep 24 @ 1:48 am – 2:48 am

Please join us as we come together in prayer to celebrate the beginning of another great school year at SAOP!

Orange Shirt Civvies Day
Sep 27 all day

All students are welcome to dress in an orange shirt.  This is in support of communities coming together in a spirit of reconciliation and hope because every child matters.  Please note that if students wear an orange shirt, they are not required to wear their uniform.


Your partners in Catholic Education, 

G. Giacalone,    L. MacLennan,    D. Owens

Owens, DonnaWeekly Update: Sept. 16 – 20