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April 2015

Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s),

At Sacred Heart School, we celebrate how God’s Spirit is renewing our lives.   God sent his only Son to enlighten and guide us.   Christ’s resurrection reminds us that there’s hope for all and that we do not walk alone but with the light of Christ to guide us.         

In our school the Spirit of God is alive.   The grade eights will lead us in a Mass on April 10th, 2015.  The grade eights will be confirmed on April 17th, 2015 and they deepened their knowledge about Confirmation by attending a retreat on March 24th. The grade two students will have their Reconciliation on April 10th, 2015 followed by their First Communion on April 26th, 2015.  As part of our Catholic virtues, Eva Olsson, a holocaust survivor, will share her message about forgiveness, respect and dignity on April 23rd.  Congratulations to Hailey Goriak, Breanna Grenier, Brady Nichols, Braeden Bolen, Bernadine Westley and Ben Ropek who are going to Thunder Bay on April 1st and 2nd as part of the Equity and Inclusiveness Harmony Conference.   MacKenzie Zoccole,  Kerry Davis, Jenny Henry and Isabella Neegan will attend a Tim Horton’s Leadership Camp in mid-April.  The grade eights will re-enact the Last Supper and the Stations of the Cross on Holy Thursday.   May the gospel messages help us all to make the right choices for everyone’s common good.

Just prior to the spring break, we had a number of guests visiting different classes to share their knowledge.  Former Mayor McDonald shared his knowledge about furs and trapping with the grade three students as part of the settler unit.  Michelle Tymkins and Amy Lafroy brought the ‘Faceless Doll’ project to our grades 6, 7 and 8 students.  It allowed students to use their creativity to honour and remember the Aboriginal women and girls in Canada who have gone missing or been badly harmed.  This Circle of Life blanket which contains their faceless dolls will be displayed in our foyer.   The grade one parents joined their children and used pretend money to buy pieces of brownie from their children to support deepening children’s knowledge of money sense. Ms. Davies’ grade one class made a bank and store which gave the students practice using money.   It truly takes a community to raise happy and successful children whose knowledge and love for learning is extended by parental interest and by the support of our volunteers. 

Catholic Education Week begins on May 3rd and our theme for this year is ‘Exploring Paths of Joy.  During Catholic Education week, we will continue to deepen our knowledge about how to support one another and our learning through the use of mentor texts for building critical thinking skills related to our Catholic values and social justice. 

Yours in Christ,
Mrs. S. MacLellan

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