Pentacost is Sunday, May 23
June 7 to June 11, 2021
PARENT WEBINAR RECORDING
We are pleased to share the recording of last week's webinar on Zoom with Dr. MacNamara. We had a great turnout, and if you would like to view the presentation again or were not able to make it, you can enjoy it here:
Dr. MacNamara has given us permission to share it with you, but it will be taken down and deleted Friday, June 18.
MONTH AT A GLANCE
MAY 31 - NO SCHOOL (PLANNING DAY)
June 2 - 7pm Parent Webinar (Dr. McNamara)
June 10 - 7pm Grade 7 Parent Farewell Social
June 17 - 7pm New Kindergarten & New Family Welcome Social
June 18 - Fun Day (noon dismissal)
June 21 - Talent Show (pre-recorded individual video submissions)
10:45am Grade 7 Farewell Virtual Assembly
7:00pm Grade 7 “Drive-in” Farewell
June 25 - Dunk-the-Principal Day (9:30-2:00pm)
June 29 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
10:45 School Mass
Noon Dismissal (stagger to begin at 11:30)
ORANGE SHIRT DAY
June 4, 2021, we marked a special Orange Shirt Day at our school in honour of the 215 children whose remains were found in the former residential school in Kamloops. It was a prayerful day for our community.
The story and the link to our shared photo album of our day are now available under News & Events on our school website front page.
Father Andrew and the Oblates of Mary Immaculate have issued a statement in the PARISH BULLETIN this weekend.
Please, see below for the message from Father Andrew and refer to the bulletin for the message from Father Ken Thorson (Provincial, OMI).
Please, be sure to read through the updated Province-wide Restrictions now that the provincial "circuit breaker" restrictions have expired.
All K-12 school protocols remain in place.
DAILY HEALTH CHECKS
A reminder that it is essential that parents perform a DAILY HEALTH CHECK with their children before coming to school.
A WORD FROM FATHER ANDREW
All of us at St Augustine’s are deeply grieved by the news of the tragic deaths of hundreds of young Indigenous children at the Kamloops Residential School while under the care and protection of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. My deepest condolences go out to all who have been directly or indirectly affected by this unprecedented tragedy of Canadian history. Myself and my confreres owe it to each and every one of you to ensure that these children have not died in vain. As we struggle to move forward in a concrete and meaningful way, let the long-silenced voices of these innocents be heard.
Let their spirits guide us through the love they left behind and to the justice they deserve.
There is no sorrow without joy; no darkness without light. May the departed souls of these innocent children reach out to comfort and sustain all those who walk in their stead as we move forward to true and abiding reconciliation.
God bless you all,
SAFETY AND SECURITY: REPORTING CONCERNS
We are concerned about the construction and road work that are happening along Arbutus. We know that this will only increase as the Broadway Subway Project continues its work on the station and bus loop that will be built at Arbutus and Broadway. The work you are seeing now are part of the early works for the project. We are continuing our discussions with the project and its partners to ensure that our community and neighbourhood remains safe.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
CROSSWALK SAFETY: Please, be very careful at the intersections at 8th & Arbutus and 7th & Arbutus. We have parent volunteers working as crossing guards. Thank you to our volunteers and thank you to all of you for working with them to ensure everyone's safety.
ONLINE REPORTING FORM: Should you witness anything unsafe in terms of traffic management, please, fill out this form Reporting Safety and Security Concerns Around St. Augustine School. Whenever possible, take photos and submit then on this form, as well. It is always available on the school website front page under the Broadway Subway tab.