Newsletter October 1 – October 5, 2018

 

Mission Statement: The mission of St. Malachy’s Memorial High School is to create an environment in which students excel academically and to provide a safe and supportive community which encourages growth and contribution to the larger community.

Vision Statement: St. Malachy’s Memorial High School is committed to educating the whole person.  Through a rigorous and comprehensive program of studies we prepare students academically, socially and morally to assume their places as conscientious, involved and contributing members of society.

I would like to thank our students, staff and alumni for a wonderful Terry Fox Run – “Run for Ray” event held on Friday at Rockwood Park.  Ray’s entire immediate family plus other relatives were able to join us again this year.  Even with the weather not cooperating fully the family atmosphere was wonderful making for a great event.  In the end, the school raised over $ 5,000 and still counting for a great cause.    Thank you again to all who took part in this year’s Terry Fox Run - “Run for Ray” event.

In the spirit and support of truth and reconciliation, tomorrow Monday October 1 it is Orange Shirt day at St. Malachy’s.  In honour of Orange Shirt Day and in the spirit of healing and reconciliation, there will be a screening of the feature film Indian Horse beginning at 12:30 in Room 220.  It will require 2-3 sessions to watch the entire film.

Congratulations to St. Malachy’s Golf team who competed in the Regional South/West tournament in Hampton on Friday during some challenging weather conditions. Members of this year’s golf team are James Quinn, Margaret Quinn, Grant Richards and Elijah Dollar.  I would like to thank our coach Mr. Kevin Quinn for supporting the team.

** Please remember to pay school student fees as soon as possible.  School Cash Online as its preferred method of payment for all school fees, everything from field trips to sports teams to graduation events.  By using School Cash Online, you help increase efficiency and security at schools.

 

Register today – a simple task that takes less than two minutes – by visiting asd-s.schoolcashonline.com or visiting our website and navigating your way to the School Cash Online page. All that is required your child’s last name and date of birth to register. Should you encounter any difficulties, you can use the parent help desk at 1(866) 961-1803 or by visiting schoolcashonline.com/Home/Support.

 

Schedule this Week:

Monday, October 1st – Regular Schedule ** Orange Shirt Day ** CLT Meeting - 8:00 a.m. Learning Commons ** Scholarship Committee meeting – 12:30 pm in the Guidance Center.

Tuesday, October 2nd – Regular Schedule ** 11:00 am (advisory) Guidance presentation Applying to Post Secondary - Interested Grade 12 students in the Auditorium.

 

Wednesday, Oct 3rd – Regular Schedule ** 9:15 am ESST Meeting – Guidance Centre   

 

Thursday, Oct 4th – Study Hall / Saints in Action Schedule - Schedule as follows P1, SH/ SIA, P2, P3, L, P5, P4.  This is our first day for this year’s Saints in Action program.

Friday, Oct 5th – Regular Schedule. ** Grade 9 SRC Speeches and Voting – During 1st Period. 

 

** Please Note - Monday, October 8th is Thanksgiving Monday.  There are no classes on October 8th.  Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

 

Upcoming Events:

St. Malachy’s – Annual Academic Awards evening has been scheduled for October 18th - Invitations will be mailed out.   Please mark the event in your calendars.

Acadia University Information Booth: A representative will at STM on Wednesday October 3 during the noon hour in the main hall to discuss programs and applications. The application fee will be waived for any graduate who wishes to apply on this day. Obtain a transcript from the Guidance Centre if you plan to apply.

 

Upcoming Post-secondary Information Sessions

University of Alberta: October 10

St Thomas University: October 11

Western University: October 12

Bishops University: October 17

St Mary’s University: October 18

UNB/UNBSJ: October 24

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Have a great week!

Brad​