Interational Week-Farewell to our Japanese friends!!

St. Michael celebrated our Annual International days this week and it was extra special this year as we had the Gr. 8 students visiting from Tarui, Japan! 12 girls and 4 boys stayed with 16 host families from our school. We learned many things about Japanese culture and they too took part in many traditional Canadian activities, and learned of the multicultural make up of our country and our school. Please see the highlights in our video below:

 

 

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Parent/Child night- Learn the Language of Friendships

GirlPower + GoodGuys Language of Friendship - St Michaels School (2016)v2

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St. Michael Parish-Sacrament Updates

Upcoming Sacrament Preparation Spring 2016

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Support Our School on a Fun Parent evening!!

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Order Form Click here: St. Mikey’s Fundraiser Oder Form

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Calgary Catholic Education Foundation – ‘Chance 2 Enhance’ Car Raffle

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We are excited to inform you that the Calgary Catholic Education Foundation is conducting our second ‘CAR Raffle’ in support of schools and students. You can purchase a raffle ticket through your child’s school or on-line.

Fact: Through fundraising initiatives like this, St. Michael School has received more than $20,000 from the Foundation.

Fact: Since its beginning in 2009, the CCEF has contributed more than two million dollars for student-focused educational initiatives, enhanced learning opportunities, programs and equipment for Calgary Catholic students.

Order your tickets now at www.theccef.ca  or from your child’s school. (Contact Mrs. Verna)

Tickets are $20 each or three for $50.           Draw date: February 17, 2016

The Calgary Catholic Education Foundation (CCEF) was started by community volunteers in 2009 in the response to the need for external fundraising.  Supported by community, the Foundation is a resource dedicated to enhancing educational experiences of students in the Calgary Catholic School District.

We thank you for your support!

Calgary Catholic Education Foundation

 

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Help Plan our Future- Aspen Wood School Opening September 2017

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As noted during our Help Plan Our Future public participation events, and in previous postings on our district website, the new Calgary Catholic School in Aspen Woods had been scheduled to open for September 2016. As a result of a number of delays beyond our control, construction was not able to begin as soon as expected, and will likely begin later this fall. This has resulted in a delay in the opening date for the new school. A mid-year opening is not necessary, as there is room to accommodate students in existing schools (St. Joan of Arc, John Costello, St. Michael and St. Gregory). Because we are able to manage space constraints and current enrolments at existing schools throughout the 2016-2017 school year, the new Calgary Catholic school in Aspen Woods is now scheduled to open for September 2017. All current boundaries remain the same and boundary changes outlined in the Final Decision Letter – Aspen Woods School Boundary sent home in June will come into effect in September 2017. Kindergarten students residing in Cougar Ridge may still register at John Costello for the 2015-2016 school year as previously indicated in the June letter.  This same offer will be extended to Kindergarten students residing in Cougar Ridge for the 2016-2017 school. Information on the Aspen Woods school can be found here: http://www.cssd.ab.ca/schools/aspen-woods/

Please see the companion document linked below for answers to frequently asked questions.    FAQs September 1

Click here to open the District letter in regards to the community boundaries and designated schools for  when the new Aspen Woods Elementary school opens.             Letter Aspen Woods

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2015-2016 Parent & Trustee Meeting Dates

These meetings are highly informative and are open to all parents of Calgary Catholic Children. Why get involved? Watch the video below!  2015 - 2016 Parent  Trustee Meeting Dates

 

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BP Outstanding Calgary Youth Science Fair Award- Ms. Robertson

IMG_1638 A big thank you to two of our Gr. 7 students who took the time to nominate our outstanding Science teacher, Ms. Robertson, for this prestigious award. Ms. Robertson received a $500 prize to purchase materials for her classroom! The students wrote “She encouraged us to really take science seriously but also to be creative with it and to explore in depth, things that interest us. She takes a very hands on approach to teaching and allows us to learn from the mistakes we make in the process, to be innovative while still following rules and instructions and encourages us to communicate with our peers.” Well said ladies! Thank you to Vanessa and Matt for coming to present the award and honoring great work in education. IMG_1639

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Thank you to BP Energy!!

We are pleased to announce that our school has won the A+ for Energy competition! Our students  will be involved in producing films on renewable energy and environmental sustainability! The funds will pay for technology and training sessions and will incorporate our Learning Commons area that the Library is transforming from. We are very excited to be part of this entrepreneurial and global citizen initiative!

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St. Michael attends World Water day!!

On Wednesday, March 18th our Water Warriors will attend the CAWST summit to promote healthy water and conservation world wide. Check out last year’s event and our students at about 1:30 min!

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