Gala Art Night – April 23/15 @ 6:00pm

IMG_7045On April 23, 2015, the St. Helena Fine Arts Program will host our annual Gala Arts Night!  Students from our school community, including the band and drama classes, will perform before family, friends and one another.  Our creative arts students will also showcase pieces throughout the school for all to view.  It is truly one of the cultural highlights of the school year and a great opportunity to show our guests what St. Helena’s talented students are all about.

We are also reaching out to our school community to help us stage this wonderful event by asking for assistance with set-up and take down, and serving refreshments during intermission.  We will be looking for a suggested donation of $1-2 per guest to cover refreshments.

If you are able to help out with this event please contact the school directly at 400-500-2049.

Set-up - 8:00am-12:00pm

Refreshments – 5:00-8:00pm

Take Down – 8:00-9:30pm

2015 Parent Satisfaction Survey

The district Parent Satisfaction Survey launched on March 15 and will remain open until May 15.  The survey will only be available on-line.  Parents that do not have access to the internet are encouraged to visit their child’s school to use a computer to access the survey.  Survey results reports for each school will be compiled at the end of May and provided to school principals for the purpose of sharing with the school community and to use in next year’s school plans.

Parent Satisfaction Survey Access:

The link below will launch the 20 questions for parents to complete.

http://tinyurl.com/2015SurveyCCSD

 

Spolumbo Fundraiser

Please don’t forget about our Spolumbo Fundraiser.  All money raised will help enhance technology and the Extension Time Programs at St. Helena School.  For more information please click on the link below.  Forms have been sent home with all students.  If you need extra forms or would like to purchase items you are invited to contact our front office either by phone (403-500-2049) or in person.

SpolumboFundraiser

We Are Silent Campaign

Students from St Helena are participating in Fundraising for Free The Children’s We Are Silent 2015 Campaign.  You can help support us by making a secure online donation using your credit card.

Click on the link below:

https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?SID=5534228&LangPref=en-CA

For more information on how YOU can Fundraise for Free The Children CAD 2015, please visit us at www.freethechildren.com.

Thanks for your support!

Help Plan Our Future- Evanston Community

As part of Help Plan Our Future Calgary Catholic School District consults with the community throughout the process of new school construction. Current numbers and expected growth for the Evanston community suggest that the new school to be built in Evanston will result in the school being at or near capacity soon after opening. As a result, it has been determined that the new K-9 Catholic School to be built in Evanston will provide educational programming to students who are resident to the district and residing in Evanston. The smaller communities of Sage Hill and Kincora will continue to be accommodated at Msgr. Anderson (Sage Hill), St. Bede (Kincora) and St. Helena (Sage Hill & Kincora) Schools It is important to note that only students residing in Evanston will be affected by the boundary change. All others will continue to be offered educational programming at their current school. Interested parents are invited to join us as we consider the options and opportunities presented by the opening of a new Catholic school in Evanston.

Date: April 21, 2015

Time: 7 – 8:30 PM

Location: St. Bede School (333 Bermuda Drive NW)

2014-15 Stakeholder Satisfaction with Education in Alberta Telephone Surveys

As in previous years, the Ministry of Education will be conducting its annual stakeholder satisfaction telephone surveys to collect public, employer and other stakeholder perceptions of Alberta’s education system.

The surveys gather responses from a random sample of parents, the general public, business and industry (employers of recent high school graduates), high school students, teachers, principals, superintendents and school board trustees in the province.  The total number of completed surveys will be over 7,000, ensuring that survey results for each of the 11 respondent groups are statistically representative.  The survey responses are completely confidential, and only aggregate data will be reported.

The purpose of the surveys is to determine stakeholders’ satisfaction with:

•     the overall quality of the education system;

•     the education system meeting the needs of students and supporting our society and the economy;

•     schools providing a safe and caring environment for students;

•     preparation of students for lifelong learning, employment and active citizenship;

•     the education system having effective working relationships with partners and stakeholders;

•     leadership and continuous improvement of the education system;

•     knowledge, skills and abilities of recent high school graduates; and

•     facilities and equipment in the education system.

Your participation is important as it provides valuable information to help the ministry identify areas of strength and areas needing improvement, thus helping provide a more effective and accountable education system.  Some survey results are also used in specific business plan performance measures and will be reported in the ministry’s  2014-15 annual report.

Please note that it would be beneficial if superintendents shared this information with both trustees and school principals.

CCI Research Inc. has been contracted to administer the telephone interviews beginning on January 8, 2015 and finishing at the end of February 2015.  A summary of the information resulting from the survey will be posted on Alberta Education’s website.  Last year’s survey instruments and survey results are available at www.education.alberta.ca/admin/resources/satisfaction.aspx.

If you have questions about the survey, please contact Jim Peck, Acting Senior Manager, Corporate Planning Branch, at 780-422-1963 (dial 310-0000 first for toll-free access in Alberta) or jim.peck@gov.ab.ca.