February 3 to February 7, 2020
FOOD BANK WEEK
We are asking students to support the Vancouver Food Bank so we can help to feed the hungry in our local community.
For one week, from Monday, Feb. 3 to Friday, Feb. 7, we will be collecting for the Vancouver Food Bank.
Outside each classroom will be cardboard boxes. Your children’s challenge is to see how many classroom boxes they can fill with food items. Let’s see which class fills the most boxes. To make it even more fun, for one week, each day they bring in an item, or a cash donation, they can wear something strange with their uniform.
On Monday, Feb. 3, if your child brings in a food bank item, or a cash donation, and they can wear a different shirt with their uniform
If on Tuesday, Feb. 4, they bring in a food bank item, or a cash donation, they get to wear a different sweater with their uniform.
If on Wednesday, Feb. 5, they bring in a food bank item, or a cash donation, they get to wear a scarf with their uniform.
If on Thursday, Feb. 6, they bring in a food bank item, or a cash donation, they get to wear different pants or a different skirt with their uniform.
If on Friday, Feb. 7, they bring in three food bank items, or a $5.00 cash donation, they get to be in complete non-uniform.
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank is on the lookout for the following high protein, whole grain, lower sodium (salt), lower sugar items:
Canned fish, chicken or turkey
Canned black beans, chickpeas, and kidney beans
Nuts and/or seeds
Natural Peanut butter
Brown rice, barley and whole wheat pasta
Powdered skim milk
Hearty stews with 10g or more protein
Please note, due to health and safety issues we are not able to accept the following items:
Products containing alcohol
Open packages of food
Please do NOT bring any treats like cookies or candies. These items clutter up the storage areas of the Food Bank as they do NOT distribute them.
FEBRUARY 3 - 7: FOOD BANK WEEK
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
6:00PM GRADE 2 FIRST RECONCILIATION
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11
VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATIONS IN CLASSROOMS (RED & PINK NON-UNIFORM DAY) BRING $2 FOR CHARITY
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12
VALENTINE’S THANK YOU TEA
NO SCHOOL - CATHOLIC EDUCATORS’ CONFERENCE
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17
NO SCHOOL - BC FAMILY DAY
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
9:15AM ASH WEDNESDAY MASS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27
-PEC AGM & RE-REGISTRATION & PARENT PUB NIGHT
-ANTI-BULLYING PINK SHIRT DAY
Just a friendly reminder to continually check your parent hours. The requirement for the year is 40 hours. Please, be on top of tracking your total to date. There are many volunteer opportunities for which to sign up on the Parent Participation Portal.
Pass the Torch
begin February 24
Celebration. Friendship. Dining and Dancing.
And all decked out in WHITE!
Our Annual Pass the Torch event, Le Gala en Blanc, is just around the corner on Saturday, April 25. This is the night where our school community comes together with a single vision:
the completion of our beautiful school.
It promises to be a night to remember.
Online ticket sales for School Families will open
Monday, February 24, 2020.
The website is: www.passthetorchgala.com
We sold out within a few weeks last year, so please get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
THE DOOR IS OPEN
Just a reminder that Friday, January 31 is our deadline for donations of underwear, socks, gloves, jackets, boots, blankets, and sweaters for both men and women for the Door Is Open Catholic Charity. Thank you to all who have contributed so far. Thank you all for your generosity.
VALENTINE THANK YOU TEA
Our annual Valentine's Tea is WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12. Come join us as we celebrate you, the parents, for all your support and for all that you do for the school. Please, come to the gym at your scheduled time below so we can thank you and serve you tea and refreshments as a little thank you for all you do for St. Augustine School! Here is the schedule for the day:
8:45 – 9:15 - Kindergarten
9:15 – 9:45 - Grade 4
9:45 – 10:15 - Grade 3
10:30 – 11:00 - Grade 2
11:00 – 11:30 - Grade 5 & 6
11:30 – 12:00 - Grade 1
12:00 – 12:30 - Grade 7
HIP HOP PRESENTATION February 5, 2020
Our Hip Hop classes begin this week for all grades culminating in a grade by grade school-wide presentation for parents Wednesday, February 5 at 1:00pm. We are excited to be able to work with 1-Vibe Hip Hop Productions again this year! Teachers will communicate your child's outfit for the performance. It will be a non-uniform day.
PARENT PUB NIGHT/ REGISTRATION EVENING
February 27, 2020
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our PEC AGM/ Registration Evening and Parent Pub Night. All proceeds of the social goes directly to support our Parish Refugee Programme. The refugee family we support will be joining us that evening. We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
February 9, 2020
Students from Grades 3 to 7 are invited to join the PARISH choir (not the school choir) Sunday, February 9 at the 9:00am Mass. Interested students are asked to arrive by 8:15am to practice. No school uniforms necessary. Wear your Sunday best and meet by the piano in the church. If you have any questions, please, contact Mary-Ellen Turnbull at the parish at