June 2019 Newsletter

June 2019 Newsletter!
We are thrilled to announce that we reached over our goal of $15,000! 
Our walk-a-thon was fantastic and a great time was had by all!  Thank you to those who walked with classes, manned the check points and rode the route and to all those that cooked/served lunch. 

Special thanks to all who supported the walkathon by pledging our students!

Congratulations to Jayden Phan for raising the most funds and to Ashlee Crabe for collecting the largest number of individual pledges!  Jayden will be principal for the day and Ashlee won an iPad!

Grade's 5 and 6 will be treated to pizza parties for collectively bringing in the most pledges!
To celebrate reaching our goal, the students will enjoy a BONANZA DAY on June 25th.  Classes will partake in a number of fun activities that day. 

Classes will also be treated to a “swimming day” on June 13th.
The Grade 7’s will be going to the waterslides, Grades 2—6 will swim at the Leisure Centre and Kindergarten and Grade 1 students will play at the outdoor water park.
June Highlights

KWC selling Krispy Kream donuts @ Canadian Tire 10—2 pm, June 1st

School Mass 9:30 am, June 2nd

PFG (Parent Assoc.) Meeting 7 p.m. in the staff room—EVERYONE welcome to attend! June 3rd

PRO-D Day (Planning for 19/20) - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, June 7th

PRO-D Day—NO SCHOOL, June 10th
Last hot lunch day of the year, June 11th

Gr 7 to Waterslides, KG & Gr 1 to Water Park, Gr 2-6 to Leisure Centre, June 13th

SPORTS DAY and 12:30 dismissal June 14th

Parish Education Committee Meeting 6 pm, June 17th

SD 33 Track Meet, June 20th

Preschool Grad 6 pm, June 20th
Grade 7 Farewell  - Mass at 6 pm, June 21st
Parent/ Volunteer appreciation and class dance performances, June 21st

COLOUR DAY, June 21st

Awards DAY at 1:15, “Dress in your Best Day”, June 24th

BONANZA DAY, June 25th

Mass at 11 am, LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, NOON DISMISSAL, Report cards sent home, June 27th

Staff in Session, June 28th

Summer Camp, July 2-5th

SCHOOL OFFICE WILL BE OPEN 9 am—3 pm, July 2—5th

St. Mary’s School staff and students extend a HUGE  ‘thank-you’ to our generous parents/volunteers.  We are a great school because you gift us with your presence and hard work.  We are also very grateful to the volunteers at Mother Teresa’s, the CWL and Knights of Columbus who support our school in so many ways. 
Thanks to a generous grant from
Art Starts, Project Dance has been teaching each class a dance from one of the Decades.   This gathering is an opportunity to showcase what they have learned!

Please join us on Friday, June 21st at 9:15 a.m. in the gym.

Just a reminder that polo shirts and school sweaters are to be purchased from our local supplier;

Hallmark Promotions #6—8465 Harvard Place (792-5311).
Hours of operation are:  Monday to Friday —9 a.m.—5:00 p.m.
Hallmark will be hosting a Uniform sale on August 27th (3 pm to 6 pm) at their store.  Stop in and get 5% off your order. 
Pants, shorts, skorts and tunics may be purchased at local stores such as Old Navy, Sears, Walmart, Marks Work Wearhouse etc.  Please note that they MUST be DARK NAVY.  Pants must be dress pants (not cargo pants).
Black or Navy SHOES are to be worn with navy or white socks/navy or white tights.
Gym t-shirts are to be purchased at Hallmark Promotions.  Navy blue shorts are to be worn as part of the gym strip.  Note—Gym strips are required for Grades 4-7 only.

Our Bronze sponsor; Cheam Sports will bring in a stock of ALL BLACK SHOES to suit our uniform requirements. and these will be available from July onward. Velcro and lace up shoes will be included. 

Cheam Source For Sports, 9077 Young Road (604 792 1130)
Lost and found items are on display in our lower hallway. 
Last chance to claim items will be on Sports day (June 14th).  All remaining items will be taken to Value Village after that date.
Kids Who Can will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts at Canadian Tire
on Saturday, June 1st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Pre-orders welcome!  Contact Mrs. Olivares @  rolivares@saintmarysschool.ca
Monies raised will go toward supporting the children they have sponsored.
Just a reminder that that September’s tuition will be taken out on Monday, July 15th/19.

If you have any outstanding fees for 18/19, please
contact the school office as soon as possible.
 Our fiscal year ends June 30th.  

Edupro is looking for a few families to host students during the Summer.
Homestay families are needed for 4 weeks—July 22nd to August 16th- Host family will be paid $1,000
If you are interested in hosting a student, or need further information, please contact Christine at:     eduprocanadachristine@gmail.com

Friday, June 14th
On sports day, a hot dog lunch will be provided to all students before they are dismissed at 12:30.
Extra hot dogs will be available to parents and
siblings who come out for Sports Day.

Grade 7 Farewell will be celebrated on Friday, June 21st beginning with Mass at 6:00 and followed by a reception.
 Grade 7 parents/guardians and siblings are invited to attend our farewell ceremony, celebrating the culmination of this stage of our children’s lives and new beginnings.


and Awards DAY— June 24th—1:15p.m.  In the church.  We hope all parents will be able to attend this celebration.


Join us for our Year-end
Parent Fundraising Group Meeting
Monday, June 3rd @ 7 p.m. 
Confirming plans for fundraisers and builders for the 2019/20 school year.  EVERYONE is welcome to attend this meeting!

SPORTS DAY  - We are in need of a few volunteers to help set up (8 a.m.) /clean up (Noon) , assist with hot lunch etc.  Please complete the “volunteer form” and return via the brown envelope. 
GRADE TWO PARENTS needed to come and swim with the class on June 13th.    Students 7 years of age are required to have an adult within arms reach (Ratio 2 students: 1 adult).  Parents are encouraged to join the class for swimming (no charge for parents).  See permission slip in brown envelope.

Pick up a community card from the school office.  Show the card each time you make a purchase—Hofstede’s gives a percentage of what you spend, back to the school!


INVENTORY CLEAR OUT—Pop by the school office to purchase your grocery and gas gift cards (we also still have a few Tim’s, Starbucks, Fraser Valley meats and Greek Islands)

The school library is now closed.  We ask that students return any books they may have out, as soon as possible, so that inventory can be taken.
Thank you for your co-operation.
CISVA Calendar for 2019/20

The following is the school calendar for 2019/20 as determined by the Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese.  This calendar applies to all schools within the Archdiocese.  Individual schools set their own Pro-D days and these should be determined by the beginning of September.  We will advise dates of the Pro-D days in your September newsletter.
First Day of School - Tuesday, September 3rd
Thanksgiving Day - Monday, October 14th
Remembrance Day Holiday - Monday, November 11th
Schools Close for Christmas Vacation - December 20th

Schools reopen after Christmas Break - January 6th
Catholic Educators’ Conference
(NO SCHOOL) - February 13th & 14th
Family Day - Monday, February 17th
Schools Close for Spring Break - March 13th

Schools Reopen after Spring Break - Monday, March 30th
Good Friday - April 10th

Easter Monday - April 13th
Victoria Day - May 18th
Last Day of School for Students - June 25th

Our Sponsors

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill

We are so very grateful, and appreciative of the support
provided to us by our amazing corporate sponsors!

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