Photo Retake Day (Oct. 28)

Photo Retake Day is not far away! Below are a few pieces of information to keep in mind:

  1. Please have your child take their proof envelope, from original photo day, to the photographer on retake day.
  2. If you have lost the proof envelope, please send a handwritten note to request a retake.
  3. If your child was absent from school on original photo day or is new to the school please tell your child to have their photograph taken on retake day.

 

We Create Change

We Create Change – The Year of Empowerment This year the We Act program, supporting Free the Children, will have a special focus on empowerment! St Helena’s We Create Change group will explore the Alternative Income and Livelihood pillar of Adopt A Village. Free the Children has set a goal to empower 25,000 families with the resources and skill sets to financially equip themselves to send their children to school, and St Helena’s We Create Change group wants to help out! Check out this link to learn more about how to get involved: http://www.freethechildren.com/year-of-empowerment/.  Keep your eyes and ears open for great volunteer and fundraising opportunities coming up this school year!

Our first school campaign is “We Scare Hunger” - This October, we’re holding a food drive at St. Helena School and around the community – we’re going to collect food donations all month, then trick-or-treat for non-perishable food items instead of just candy on Halloween! The non-perishable donations will support the St. Vincent du Paul Society (Corpus Christi Chapter).

We Scare Hunger

Family Curling

Family Curling is unique in that parents and youth, as young as 6 years old, throw the rock from half way down the ice using a delivery stick.  This allows all ages to play and have fun together.  You can see more at www.familycurling.com
Why this initiative is important:
  • Curling has enhanced the lives of many youth
  • Approximately half of youth in the city do not participate in winter team sports on a regular basis
  • Curling is a different type of team sport, which will appeal to many youth who have not found the right sport for them
  • Family curling is a great way for youth to try the sport and for families to bond in a unique environment

Transportation

Where can I find out about transportation to St. Helena?

If you live in Sage Hill, we share a yellow bus route with Monsignor Neville Anderson school. The map and schedule is HERE.  You must fill out a charter transportation form for your student to ride this bus, and there is an annual fee.

For Calgary Transit students, you must purchase a transit pass at a retail outlet, and then part of your purchase is refunded through the school’s rebate program.  The information is HERE.  Route and schedule information is on the Calgary Transit website, and you should check for updates!

Twitter

St. Helena has twitter this year. To stay up to date with our school events and happenings, follow us @StHelena_CCSD