Health Protocol Guides:
Please do not send your children to school if they are sick.
Updated Back to School Plan: can be found here: https://www.ecsrd.ca/apps/news/article/821182
Summary of Evergreen Active Cases – within the Back to School Plan (above) is a link to the summary of active Covid-19 cases in Evergreen. Parents are encouraged (but not required) to communicate any positive cases of their children to the school. Personal health information will always be help in the strictest confidence. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
K-6 Cohorting – in accordance with last week’s provincial announcement, SJPII K-6 classrooms have now begun class cohorting for indoor activities. Essentially, classes will not be mixing and working together when indoors. Cohorts are still able to pass in common areas, as all students will be masked. There are no cohorting expectations when students are outside, so they are still able to have regular recesses.
Meet the Staff – we are again unable to host a school wide “Meet the Staff” event this year. Please see this fun presentation for a view of who we are! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2Y26Nu_aa4
Seeds of Hope - “Seeds of Hope,” is a brief weekly look at the lives of the saints who stand as heroes and examples for all of us as we seek to grow, learn, and live our lives in Christ. The videos are produced form Evergreen Chaplain Mike Landry and feature Holy Trinity pastor Fr. Paul Moret. https://youtu.be/y0FcOLTjAkI Also, don’t forget to check out the Holy Trinity Parish YouTube Channel.
2021-22 School Council Executive – special thanks to these parents who are again volunteering their time to lead our School Council. Look for more news from this group shortly on fundraising initiatives for the new playground.
Chair – Nancy Koch
Vice-Chair – Vacant
Treasurer – Kim Ayers
Secretary – Carla Seredynski
Parish Liaison – Amanda Wilson
Fundraising – Jamie Suglo
School Visitors – a gentle reminder that currently there are no parents permitted in the school for any purpose without first arranging a time with a staff member. All protocols are in place for the health and welfare of the entire community. Thank you for your continued cooperation.
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation - as you are aware, Evergreen Catholic Schools and offices will be closed to observe National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. In the days leading up to September 30th, the staff and students of St. John Paul II will be involved in various lessons and activities to deepen awareness and understanding to honour and remember those who have been impacted by Residential Schools. One of the activities will be an outside gathering for classes to dedicate a bench that was painted orange by students last June. The painting project was completed by students in grade seven with the support of the Town of Stony Plain and with paint donated by our local Co-Op. Over the next week, classes will have the opportunity to gather near the bench, pray, read a story, and talk. This activity will also include a traditional smudging ceremony. Please see the permission note that was sent home on Friday that includes additional information. If you have any questions please reach out to Ms. Lamothe. ayihay. maarsii. Thank you.
Thanksgiving Food Drive – in support of our local Food Bank, SJPII is once again participating in a Food Drive, beginning Sept 28 and concluding on October 5. Students are encouraged to bring whatever they can, but the Food Bank is particularly in need of canned fruit and vegetables, peanut butter, canned mixed beans, coffee & tea.
Bus Reminders – on behalf of Parkland Transportation, we have been asked to remind families about a few important details. All students scan their bus pass when they enter and exit their assigned bus. As per provincial guidelines, all public transportation riders are expected to be masked at all times. A parent guide to student transportation can be found HERE
Student Vote – Gr. 6-8 students have the opportunity to participate in Student Vote! Students have been following elections news and will have the chance to mark an unofficial ballot. Thank you to our Gr. 6’s for their leadership with this important learning opportunity!
Fire Drill – all staff and students will be practicing our first Fire Drill on Weds Sept 22 at 9:45AM. This planned and announced drill will reinforce understanding of what to do in the case of an emergency. Teachers will prepare students in advance, so there should be no stress on anyone.
“Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence".
St. John Paul II