Register for the Scotiabank Marathon and we could win the Earn, Burn and Learn Contest!!

Ce7BAUwVAAE46N1There are so many benefits to getting kids running early. It improves physical well-being, reduces stress, helps build a stronger immune system, and prevents muscle and bone loss. Running builds self-confidence and is something you can do alone or as a family unit and is essential for many sports.  Perhaps the most important for us, running promotes a healthy, active lifestyle.

The chance to win some money for our school is just icing on the cake!

 St. Michael could win $3,000 in fitness gear or programming in the following category:

  • School with population of 1 to 499

All Earn, Burn and Learn participants will receive a $5.00 rebate on their race registration within 10 days of their transaction.  Just select the “school contest” box when you register here with Events.com.

 Register to walk/run  on May 29th 2016 and St. Michael could win the Earn Burn & Learn School Contest!!

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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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St. Michael Parish-Sacrament Updates

Upcoming Sacrament Preparation Spring 2016

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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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St. Michael Warrior Way!!

Thank you Mrs. Vecchio-Romano for capturing the many activities going on at our School! Enjoy!

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Building Student Resilience

Creating Safe  Resilient School Communities_Page_1 Creating Safe  Resilient School Communities_Page_2What is Resiliency? It is the ability to adapt to challenges that may cause stress, including tragedy, trauma, threats, setbacks and loss. By developing resilience, we are able to better manage stress or feelings of anxiety and uncertainty. The ability to work together and thrive despite these challenges arises from skills of resilience. St. Michael will be working with the Calgary Police as an S4 School: Stay smart, stay safe. Please open the brochure below put out by the Calgary Catholic School District. Creating Safe Resilient School Communities

 

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