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Weekly Update September 23

“They are like the angels for they are God’s children.” ~ Luke 20:36

Thank you:

Thank you to all the families that continue to support our St. Benedict community.  We appreciate parents continuing to follow our entrance and dismissal routines each day.  This really helps cultivate a safe learning environment.  Thank you to all the staff and students that continue to make St. Benedict School reflect our Gospel Values.

Supervision & Attendance:

  • Supervision does not begin until 9:05 on our playground, unless there is a pre-planned team practice.  Students should not be arriving before then.
  • Please remember that students arriving after the morning bell (9:20am), must sign in at the office.  Parents are reminded to use the School Messenger mobile app,  the web site, or by calling an interactive toll-free phone line 1-844-445-4505, when reporting a child’s absence.  The safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority.

Terry Fox Run:

On Friday, September 27th, students are asked to bring in a donation $ to support the Terry Fox Foundation.  Our school community will be coming together to continue “The Marathon of Hope” that started August 13, 1980, where Terry Fox ran across Canada while battling bone cancer.  The Marathon of Hope is to continue to bring Canadians together to search for a cure for all cancers!  The Terry Fox legacy supports cancer research to support Terry Fox’s ultimate goal before he started his run, “I’m not a dreamer, and I’m not saying this will initiate any kind of definitive answer or cure to cancer, but I believe in miracles, I have to.” Terry Fox Oct. 15, 1979

Touch of Orange Day:

On Monday, September 30th, students are asked to wear orange with their uniform bottoms (t-shirt, etc) to recognize and bring awareness around the harm done to residential school students, showing a commitment to the principle that every child matters.  This day is to promote meaningful conversations and reflection, focusing on our own anti-racism and anti-bullying strategies we have at St. Benedict School.  Orange shirt day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

Concussion Protocol:

Recent research shows that a concussion can have very serious implications on a child’s cognitive and physical abilities.  Parents and guardians are reminded that a comprehensive protocol, based on current research and best practices, has been developed to help parents, students and staff prevent, recognize and respond to a concussion.  Please click on link below, for more information:

Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents

School Cash Online:

This is a board-wide initiative that allows parents to purchase items and pay for optional student activity fees (i.e. field trips, milk).  Please note to order and pay for PIZZA, MILK and AGENDAS, you must use this system.  Please find the black and white link on our website, labelled SCHOOL CASH ONLINE,  to pay and/or register.

School Mass:

Please join us for our first school mass of the year on Wednesday, September 25, @ 9:45am in our school gym.  Thank you to all the students and staff that are leading this mass.

Scents and Sprays:

We are reminding all students that perfumes, body sprays and other scented spray products are not to be at school.  In the mindset that we want to create a welcoming and safe environment for all, this will address some related allergies and misuse of these types of products.  We appreciate your continued support.


Elementary Vice-PrincipalWeekly Update September 23