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Communication Bulletin – February 18, 2020

The future passes through the family. So protect your families! Protect your families! See in them your country’s greatest treasure and nourish them always by prayer and the grace of the sacraments. Families will always have their trials, but may you never add to them! Instead, be living examples of love, forgiveness and care. Be sanctuaries of respect for life, proclaiming the sacredness of every human life from conception to natural death. What a gift this would be to society, if every Christian family lived fully its noble vocation! So rise with Jesus and Mary, and set out on the path the Lord traces for each of you. – Pope Francis

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Parking Lot Safety:

For the Safety of all our staff and students, we ask that parents do not park their vehicles on the curbs or sidewalks.  Please do not block the gated area leading into the playground. These walkways are intended solely for the use of pedestrians.  This poses a hazardous safety concern for all our students. Thank you for ensuring the safety of all our staff and students.

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Professional Activity Day – Friday, February 14, 2020

Please note that Friday, February 14th is a PA Day. There will be no classes for students.

Family Day – Monday, February 17, 2020

The basic purpose of Family Day is to provide a special occasion on which Canadians can celebrate family and community life and to provide a holiday in the otherwise holiday-vacant, three-month span between New Year’s Day and Good Friday. Alberta first instituted Family Day in 1990 to celebrate the family life of the early pioneers, Saskatchewan made it a public holiday in 2007, Ontario in 2008, and British Columbia in 2013.

School children and private-sector workers get Family Day off, but as the holiday is a provincial and not a federal matter, federal workers do not get it off. Despite most people being off work to spend time with their families, post offices are still open as are public transportation facilities, though sometimes on a reduced schedule.

On Family Day, many take part in winter sports like ice skating, hockey, skiing, or snowboarding. There are community events and winter festivals to attend all over Canada this time of year. It is also popular to attend art exhibits and various museums, which frequently have discounts or even free entry on Family Day.

Pancake Tuesday

On Tuesday, February  25, 2020, the Catholic Parent Council of St. Gregory School will be serving pancakes in celebration of Shrove Tuesday. We will be purchasing products and taking the precautions associated with allergies in our school. Thank you to our Pancake Day volunteers.

Term 1 Report Cards

Term 1 Report Cards for all students K-8 will be distributed on Wednesday, February 19th. We encourage you to use them as an opportunity to have conversations with your children about their learning and to assist them in setting learning goals for Term 2. Once you have discussed your children’s achievement, please complete and return the bottom portion of the last page. Thank you.

Black History Month

We are blessed at St. Gregory School to be enriched by a culturally diverse community. During the month of February, we enjoy learning about the legacy of Black Canadians, both past and present, and honour their contributions to our society.

 

ISW SALE…EXTENDED!

The ISW Sale has been extended until Saturday February 15th 2020! Families have until Saturday to receive 10% off of all orders, online and in store!

 

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Upcoming Events and Activities at St. Gregory the Great

Feb
17
Mon
Family Day – No School
Feb 17 all day
Feb
19
Wed
Grade 7 Immunizations: Menactra
Feb 19 all day
Feb
25
Tue
Shrove/Pancake Tuesday
Feb 25 all day
Feb
26
Wed
Ash Wednesday
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend our Ash Wednesday Liturgy to be held in the gym at 2 pm

Feb
27
Thu
Graduation Photos
Feb 27 all day
Public Speaking Festival @ St. Gregory Gymnasium
Feb 27 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Mar
4
Wed
Parent Meeting – First Communion @ Mary Mother of God Parish
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mar
13
Fri
“Rock you Socks” Day for World Down Syndrome Day
Mar 13 all day
Mar
16
Mon
March Break
Mar 16 – Mar 20 all day
Mar
21
Sat
World Down Syndrome Day
Mar 21 all day

Elementary Vice-PrincipalCommunication Bulletin – February 18, 2020