Catholic taxes brochure for parents
Physical Literacy Summer send-off
June 7, 2017
Just like learning to read and write, children need to learn how to move! Children learn through play, experiencing a variety of activities in different environments, and through practice and repetition. All year long, your child has been developing physical literacy here at St. Patrick’s Community School in Physical Education, in the classroom, on the playground and beyond. We encourage to keep moving over the summer! For inspiration we have attached the Canada 150 Playlist. This list was created in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and includes many activities that you and your family can try over the summer. You can find more information online (and entered to win great prizes!) at www.participaction.com/150-Play-List. Have a fun and active summer!
FNMI - June 6 Liturgy
The First Nations, Métis, and Inuit team is getting ready to host their Second Liturgy of the Word on June 6, 2017. Our theme is Rooted, Nourished and Growing.
A World of Flavours
May 1st, 2017
We would like to celebrate the many cultures which are part of our school by having an International Appetizer/Dessert Event – A WORLD OF FLAVOURS. All students and families of St. Pat’s are invited to attend. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, in the school gym.
This evening will be an opportunity to sample a variety of appetizers/finger foods and desserts from various cultures. Families are asked to bring an appetizer (finger food) or dessert from their home country; enough to serve ~ 12.
Due to allergies, please do not use any nuts.
We encourage families to dress in any traditional clothing from their native countries as part of the celebration.
You can phone the school with the number attending, and whether you will be bringing an appetizer or dessert: office 403-343-3238.
Alberta Health: Whooping Cough notices
St. Gregory the Great Info Night
Our new Blackfalds school, St. Gregory the Great, is hosting an information night for new students on April 19. Please see attached poster for details.
Division-wide School Suppers
School Project Announcement
Province announces modernization of St. Patrick’s Community School
School Lenten Commitments
Please click the attachment to see the commitments our classes have made to participate in for Lent!
Parent Teacher Interviews Spring 2017
PAT 2017 Parent Letter
Lenten Family Calendar
Grade 9's to Notre Dame for Try-A-Trade letter
Fifth Disease letter Dec. 2016
As per the attached letter regarding Fifth Disease, the link for information is below as it cannot be clicked on in the body of the letter.
Academic Recognition letter Dec. 7
Welcome back/Meet the staff BBQ 2016!
Fire Drill and Evacuation letter
RDCRS Reads - Survey
This summer, we had a school-wide reading program called RDCRS Reads, and we would greatly appreciate your feedback about it. The program has expanded a great deal and the feedback we receive is very important to guide us. Thanks in advance for your effort to support this program!
Alberta Education Curriculum Survey
Last week, Education Minister David Eggen and Premier Rachel Notley announced the launch of our online curriculum survey as part of our broad engagement to hear feedback from Albertans in every corner of the province. The survey can be accessed at curriculumsurvey.alberta.ca, and will be available for everyone in the province until November 18, 2016.
Emergency Response Plan
Schools are considered to be one of the safest places in our communities. However, in reality an emergency can strike anywhere at any time.
During any emergency, our first priority is the safety of our students and staff. In order to provide an effective response to any school crisis the Division has developed an Emergency Response Plan. This works in conjunction with other local emergency plans since a school emergency could require the involvement of numerous agencies. The plans created for individual schools, along with the Division Plan, are reviewed annually and after an emergency occurs.
To help better understand our emergency protocols, we have please review the "School Emergency Program" handout. This handout includes important information about student release in an emergency that may happen from an evacuation site. It also introduces our new "Community Hotline" number, which is where a recorded message will be available when any functional protocol is initiated.
We ask parents to familiarize themselves with our School Emergency Program.
PE Assessment Letter to parents
Parent Teacher Interview Letter 2016
Book Donations Welcome!
This year we have a book exchange at St. Pats. Students can bring an appropriate reading book from home and take a different book home to read. This book exchange is in the hallway bulletin board by the (Elementary Hallway ) in St John Paul 11. Ave. We are getting low on books for all ages so please bring in some books to donate. Thanks for using our book exchange. Happy reading!
Fentanyl Information Sheet
Deputy Minister of Education, Curtis Clarke, has asked schools across the province to share information regarding a growing health crisis across Canada related to rising numbers of deaths associated with illicit Fentanyl.
Fentanyl is a pain reliever that is more potent than morphine. Illicit Fentanyl may be mixed with, or substituted for, heroin, prescription opiates or other street drugs to strengthen their potency. Substance users are at risk of overdosing when they unknowingly ingest drugs mixed with Fentanyl.
The Government of Alberta knows the importance of informing students and parents of ways to avoid harm caused by the use of illicit drugs, in particular Fentanyl. We ask for your support by sharing the attached Fentanyl Fact Sheet with middle and high school students, parents and educators.
The Fact Sheet provides information on the potential dangers of illicit Fentanyl and offers reliable information.
Thank you for your assistance in spreading this information about the dangers of this illicit drug.
Trade Show 2016
Letter to Parents re: student groupings
Save on Foods 2016
Save on Foods has begun a fundraiser with our school. Please see attached letter for details. Save on Foods 2016
City of Red Deer - work Aug 2016
Notice about work being done in our playground area, in August 2016. City of Red Deer - work Aug 2016
2016 Exam Schedule
City of Red Deer letter
International Dessert Event 2016
Come out and eat dessert! We are having an International Dessert evening on April 28th, 5:30 - 6:30. Click letter for details.
Summer School at St. Gabriel
Kindergarten Here I Come!
Please bring your own Kindergarten aged children to this event and pass along this info, to any family or friends who have children Kindergarten age for next year.
CATCA - Community Evening
Subject: Community evening
Central Alberta Teacher's Convention Association's (CATCA's) community night on Wednesday, February 17th.
Time: 7:00 - 9:15 p.m.
Place: Margaret Parson's Theatre, Red Deer College
We are doing a FREE pre-screening of the show Generation RX
The link to the event can be found here
This event is held for anyone in the Red Deer Community as is completely free. The producer of the movie will be on site after to answer any questions you may have.
"Power of a Girl" Mother/Daughter Conference
See attached poster for details about the upcoming 5th Annual Mother/Daughter conference on Feburary 27th!
Guidelines for Best Practices letter
Please see the recent release of the Alberta Education document "Guidelines for Best Practices: Creating Learning Environments that Respect Diverse Sexual Orientations, Gender Identities and Gender Expressions"
Math Help for Grade 3 - 5
RDCRS Math Information Night for Parents and Students
"How to Help your Child in Grade 3 - 5 Math"
Wednesday January 27th 6 - 7:30pm
Notre Dame High School
Presentation by Sandi Berg from CARC
Session Description: Lost? Confused? Want to know more about the strategies your child is learning in math class? Together, we will build our understanding, explore ideas and make connections between what students are learning today and the traditional methods.
Don't let your lack of confidence in your math skills deter you from attending. This is a very hands-on session that will allow your to explore concepts beyond the memorization of algorithms. Grade 3 - 5 students are welcome to attend with their parents.
The google form provided below will be used to register for the session.
Please fill out the form RDCRS Math Information Night for Parents and Students. To fill it out, visit:
Term Grades and Comments - Parent Letter
Middle School parents, click on link for information letter explaining how to view all course grades and comments in PowerSchool.
Syrian Refugees - Frequently Asked Questions
Want more information Syrian refugees coming to Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools?
An information session will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle School (3821 39 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 0Y6) on December 8 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on refugee resettlement in Red Deer, and our Division’s plan to support this process.
A representative from C.A.R.E and Catholic Social Services will be present. Information will be shared to help support Syrian refugee resettlement in Red Deer.
Secret Santa Shopping - Elementary
St. Pat's Know-A-Thon & Dance-A-Thon
Please read the attached letter about our school's fundraisers, the Know-A-Thon and Dance-A-Thon! Fundraising St. Pat's
If you or your business are able to contribute in any way towards our prize packages, it would be very much appreciated - please see the donation letter for details.
How to Help Your Child in Math
Please view the grade appropriate workshop for your child.
CSD Parent Letter - Reporting
Please see the attached letter for information regarding Career and Skill Development (CSD) courses (formerly called option classes), and a new way teachers will be reporting student progress in these classes.
Digital Citizenship Letter
Parents of Grade 1 - 5 students, please click to see the Digital Citizenship Letter
RDCRS Reads! Summer Reading Survey
Our school, in conjunction with the public library, ran a summer reading program for the second summer in a row this past July. If your child participated in the Summer Reading Program we would be extremely grateful if you would fill out a short survey that will help us to determine how this program might run in future years. You could also try to print out a hard copy and send it to school with your child or ask for a hard copy.
Here are the links to the online surveys. Thanks in advance for your input. God bless.
Elementary Parents: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FT877HN
Middle School Parents: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/59XPQN7
Math Curriculum Update
Recent media attention has highlighted questions about Alberta’s math program. To assist school authorities and parents, Alberta Education has created a number of of online resources. For more information, visit Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools Mathematics Curriculum web page.