St. Augustine School

Contact: office@saschool.ca 

tel: 604.731.8024 • fax: 604.739.1712 

2154 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC  V6K 0E3 Canada

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WEEKLY UPDATE

November 18 to November 22, 2019 

Our campaign continues until Dec. 31. Thank you for your continued support and your generous donations to date. Our goal is 100% participation by all families.

MONTH-AT-A-GLANCE

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1 (ALL SAINTS DAY)

  • SATURDAY, NOV. 2
    -FAMILY DANCE (6PM-9PM) 

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6
    9:15AM SCHOOL MASS

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 7
    -PHOTO RETAKES

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 8
    -2:15PM REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY (ALL INVITED)

  • MONDAY, NOV. 11
    NO SCHOOL (REMEMBRANCE DAY)

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13
    7PM PARENT PRESENTATION IN GYM (DR. DEBORAH MACNAMARA)

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 21
    MOVEMBER AT SAS (WEAR A MOUSTACHE FOR CANCER AWARENESS)

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 22
    -NO SCHOOL (PRO-D)

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • DEC. 1 - FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

  • DEC. 6 - CHRISTMAS MARKET

  • DEC. 12 - ADVENT CONCERT

  • DEC. 13 - NO SCHOOL (PRO-D)

  • DEC. 16 - FIRST TERM REPORT CARDS GO HOME

  • DEC.20 - 9:15 MASS & 12:00PM DISMISSAL

NO SCHOOL Friday, Nov. 22 (Pro-D)

MOvember at SAS 

 

As most of you know, the month of November has increasingly and endearingly become known as MOvember, the month during which men grow a mustache to support awareness of and raise funds for men's health, specifically prostrate cancer and male mental health initiatives. 

Although not necessarily affected by prostrate cancer, at SAS, over the years, our community (students, parents, teachers, and friends) has been affected and saddened by the effects of cancer. In an effort to help the MOvember initiative and to continue to raise an awareness of the real threat of cancer in any form, Thursday, November 21 will be "MOvember at SAS" day! 

 

Students are invited to draw on, paint on, or glue on a mustache for the day. We leave it to you, the parents, to decide how you would like to go about doing this for your child(ren). We ask that students arrive at school with their "mustache" already applied.

Please, send $2 (or more, if you are able) with your child to take part in this initiative. All funds raised will be donated to Prostate Cancer Canada in support of MOvember. 

This will be a day of fun for our community with the very serious goal of raising 

awareness of the health effects of cancer and of the initiatives that aim to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. 

Teachers will be explaining this initiative with your children in their classrooms this week. Please, continue these conversations with them at home. 

Thank you in advance for helping to support SAS help support a fantastic cause. 

St. Augustine School Christmas Market

This event is meant to be an affordable, fun way for students to surprise special people in their lives by providing parent donated items that students will shop for; pay for using their own money; and wrap at school.  Proceeds will be donated to those in need.  The market will take place in the school gym on Friday, December 6.  Students will need to bring change to pay for their gift purchases, and they will be brought to shop with their class at the market at a designated time throughout the day. Students will initially be allowed to make 2 purchases during the day, but depending on how many items are received, that might be increased.

 

For more information about WHAT TO DONATE AS PARENTS, gift wrapping, parent volunteer opportunities, and more, please, visit the following link:   SAS CHRISTMAS MARKET 2019

ADVENT EVENING OF

SONG & PRAYER 

AND THE OBLATE MISSIONS
St. Augustine School has always had a special relationship with the Oblates of Mary Immaculate and a special place in the heart of the Oblates. Since it was founded in 1911 a number of Oblates have served as pastors, most recently Fr. Terry MacNamara, Fr. John Brioux, and presently Fr. Andrew Stendzina. At last year’s Advent Evening of Song and Prayer we raised over $4,000 to support the Missionary Oblates and their work at St. Paul’s Primary School in Kenya.  This year’s Advent Concert will be on December 12 at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Mark your calendars!