A HUGE thank you needs to go out to the Moose Jaw Police Association, working in partnership with Roots of Empathy. They were at St. Mary School on Thursday morning gearing up for Christmas with a program called “Shop with Cops.” They brought with them gifts for both the moms and dads of the household. Students could then shop for a unique gift for their parents. Their goal behind this project was to work closely with the youth of our community and foster positive relationships between youth and the officers. This visit did much more than that however. It also helped our grade 4/5 classroom spread Christmas cheer to their parents as well.
“This is about the joy on the child’s face when they can shop independently for a gift for their parents.”
The gifts were wrapped by our local officers and volunteers, so now each child who participated has something to put under the Christmas tree! Thank you to both the Moose Jaw Police Association as well as Roots of Empathy for demonstrating the giving spirit of Advent with our school. From the staff and students and families of St. Mary we want to wish you a Merry Christmas!
We have began our cooking group for Grades 5 and 6 students. We meet twice a month to teach students about healthy food choices and how to maintain good eating habits throughout life. The first meeting we made pancakes, which were enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Kurz, Mrs. Gottselig
Student Vote and Legislative Tour
The 5/6 and 7/8 Social Studies classes have taken part in a Nationwide Student Election. The nationwide results were discussed with Peter Mansbridge. If you didn’t see it, you can catch that clip here.
In total 6,760 schools participated in Student Vote this election with 922,000 students casting a ballot, representing all 338 electoral districts. The final results are available at www.studentvote.ca/results.
As part of this unit of study and in conclusion of our Education Week on Friday, October 23 students experienced a guided tour of our Legislative Buildings in Regina. Below are pictures from their experience.
It is official! The Adopt A School results have been released and St. Mary School finished in 3rd place winning $5 000 of brand new beautiful books for our library! Thank you to all of you who were so dedicated in adopting our school each day! This prize money is in addition to the generous donation of 190 books. Thank you so much to the many parents, grandparents, teachers, Moose Jaw Refinery, Moose Jaw Fire Department and friends who gave so generously!! And…we also found out that St. Mary School was chosen as the $1 000 Blog winner for Saskatchewan. It has been such an exciting day here at St. Mary School! We can’t wait to put these amazing new books into our students’ hands! Thank you for your amazing support!
9:00- Students enter the school
9:05- Classes Begin
10:35- Recess Bell- students go outside
10:50- Recess Bell- students come inside
11:55- Lunch Bell- students go out ( Kindergarten is done for the day)
12:45- Lunch Bell- students come in
2:20- Recess Bell- students go outside
2:35- Recess Bell- students come inside
3:35- End of the Day
For the past couple of years St. Mary has been running a successful nutrition program within our school that provided breakfast and lunch for students in need. The program has proven to be successful evidenced by positive transformations in the students both academically and emotionally. Children learn best when their physical needs are met. In providing a nutritious breakfast and lunch, we will help ensure all children have the best learning opportunity
However, this year due to some lack of funding from grants we are no longer receiving, our Nutrition Program budget is significantly lower than usual. If you are able to donate items or are willing to give a cash donation to support this program, we would be very grateful. Cash donations of more than $20.00 will receive a charitable donations receipt for tax purposes. If you have any questions, please speak with Ms. Inglis or Mrs. Phipps at the school.
Non-perishable item suggestions: Perishable suggestions
Sandwich bags or snack size baggies Milk
Spaghetti sauce Cheese, Cheese strings, Cheese slices
Boxes of noodles Eggs
Soup Ground beef
Pickles Ranch dip
Oatmeal (individual packs) Ketchup
Alfredo sauce Yogurt (tubs or tubes)
Juice crystals Fruit
Canned tomatoes & tomato sauce or paste Lettuce
Nutrition Program – Is back in full swing! We are happy to welcome back Mrs. Chantelle Cushway our Nutrition Worker.
For those of you who qualify for Hunger in Moose Jaw please pick up a form from Mrs. Cushway or Ms. O’Rourke so we can ensure to have lunch for your child(ren).
**Punch cards ($10 for 5 lunches) are also available to purchase for those students who do not qualify for Hunger in Moose Jaw but would like to eat the food provided in our Nutrition Room. Please see Mrs. Cushway or Ms. O’Rourke to purchase these.
Microwaves are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Breakfast will still be available between 8:45 – 9:05 **Please remind your children that if they want breakfast they must come straight into the school and check in at the office and not play on the playground first.**