Season's GreetingsJust a reminder to students and parents/guardians that on Friday, December 19 students will be dismissed at 11:50 for the Christmas break.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.

District Day with the Calgary Hitmen – February 13/15

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District Day with the Calgary Hitmen will take place on February 13, 2015. There is no better opportunity than now to get your tickets! Aside from making great stocking stuffers for Christmas, this day is a wonderful time for school communities to get together – teachers, students, parents and friends.

  • Tickets are only $11 plus a Ticketmaster service fee.

With an exciting game, the event will also feature:

  • performances from CCSD bands
  • face painting
  • prizes
  • a 50/50 draw in which the funds collected will be split between one lucky winner and the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation
  • a Lunar New Year celebration showcasing a dragon dance and fireworks.

Click here and get your tickets early!  

  • $2 from each ticket sold to CCSD friends and family will go to the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation as well. Make sure to enter the offer code “Lunar” to get our special price.

We Create Change – The Year of Empowerment

As the Christmas season approaches, we thought it would be a great time to ramp up our school’s current fundraising effort – Goat Giving! This is the year of Alternative Income (goat farms being one way for a family to generate income). The sales of Rafiki Friend Chains that are sold at St. Helena School will help purchase goats for families in a developing country.  Every $50 gives a goat to a family, empowering women and men to support their children and take charge of their futures.

It would be great if individuals could spread this information to other family members to see if we can raise a bunch of goat funds before Christmas break. For each goat purchased, a certificate is provided, so if you want to give a goat to someone on your list, you’ll get a certificate with their name on it to give them at Christmas!

WHY GIVE A GOAT?

For a family in a developing community, one goat can open a world of possibilities. A dairy goat means daily nutrition from milk. Selling milk means ongoing income to pay for school fees or medicine. Or a breeding goat can be an investment that will grow and one day multiply into a herd.

Goats are just one resource that we use to empower families. Free The Children partner communities worldwide also gain income from farming, fishing, beekeeping, beading, knitting and rearing other livestock. The best part: every project includes business workshops that equip people with skills that will help them stay independent for the rest of their lives.

A year of empowerment. A lifetime of opportunity.

Ready, set, goat!

 

Thanks for your continued support!!

Ms. Davis & the We Create Change team

 

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