October 2016

October 2016

Help Me Thanksgiving Day Prayer

O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work, help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.

Soon we will be celebrating Thanksgiving, a time of year when we should take the time to count our blessings. Keeping in mind our theme “Merciful Hearts” we should also take some time to think of those who are less fortunate and discuss with our students and with our families at home how we can reach out to help during this month. Some simple ideas may be:

  • Invite someone that you don’t know well to share thanksgiving supper with your family
  • Set an extra place at the table to start a discussion with your children about those less fortunate and pray for them
  • Provide food to the food bank
  • Help serve thanksgiving dinner at organizations such as the Salvation Army
  • Make some special treats and take a walk down Franklin Avenue and give to those less fortunate
  • Drop off treats to any organization in town that serves the less fortunate

The month of September was very busy for our athletes as programs started off. Students were successful in bringing home banners to St. Joe’s for tennis and St. Pat’s for soccer. Students were involved in outdoor soccer, tennis and cross country run. Now students are gearing up for volleyball as Junior Spike It will take place at the end of the month and Senior Spike It at the beginning of November. To keep up with dates for sports events check out your school calendars on their website.

We enjoyed a beautiful month of September but now the colder weather is upon us. Time to get those warmer jackets, hats and mitts out for your children. A reminder that our policy has children going out for fresh air up to -30C, including the wind factor.

Wednesday, October 5th is World Teacher’s Day. Take a moment to thank those who strive to educate your children.

Communication with our parents is very important. If you have not set yourself up with parent assist please contact your school. Parent assist allows you to look up your child’s attendance at any time, check out their marks and see if they are up to date on their assignments or if they have outstanding assignments. It is a great tool to help keep you informed.

Safety of your children is highly important to us. Please let your school Principal know if you see a hazard in the school or playground. Together we can continue to do our best to ensure your child’s safety.