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Weekly Memo-March 2-6

posted Mar 3, 2020, 5:27 AM by Kayla Collins   [ updated Mar 3, 2020, 11:16 AM by Joanne Blackburn ]

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Lenten Prayer

“Almighty and Everlasting God, You have given the human race Jesus Christ our Saviour, as a model of humility.

He fulfilled Your Will by becoming Man And giving His life on the Cross. Help us to bear witness to You By following His example of suffering,

And make us worthy to share in His Resurrection. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen”

Week-At-A Glance:                 

March Virtue of the Month: BE HUMBLE

Monday, March 2- Pizza Day, Saints & Games Club (Ms Cathy, Mrs. Dougan and Mrs. Hickey),                                                                                     Tuesday, March 3- Kindergarten & Grade 6 Grad pictures, Choir @ 12:20 pm (Mrs. Fitzel)                               

Wednesday, March 4-  Dance Crew @ 12:20 pm in gym (Mrs. VP)     

Thursday, March 5- School Closed Due to Strike Action (if no resolution)                                               

Friday, March 6-Lenten Theme Day: Disney Character Day, Running Club @ 12:20 pm (Mrs. Lewis), Home Alone @ 12:00-1:00

Boston Pizza Lunch (moved to Friday), Dental Screening for JK, SK and Gr 2 students                                                                          



Another Big Thank you to our School Council and Parent Volunteers for making delicious pancakes for all of us to enjoy.

Many, Many smiling faces! Please see our twitter feed for some fabulous pictures and videos.

Thank you also to Mrs. Fitzel, Mrs. Shea and Mrs Gorman for a beautiful Ash Wednesday Liturgy. 

The choir and grade 3 students all did an amazing job. 

The best part of my job is seeing smiles.  It is important to lift each other up. On Wednesday we celebrated Pink Shirt

Day by wearing our New JAM Kindness T shirts because Kindness Matters. Proud to be part of an amazing school and

community that promotes Kindness each and every day.

Lenten Initiatives:

To fulfill the Church’s Lenten mission of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we will be supporting, throughout the

Lenten season, two worthwhile organizations: Planting Seeds International and Pyjama Patrol (local). During our

Theme Days, all funds collected will go to Planting Seeds International.  Throughout Lent we are asking students

to please fill our Pyjama Patrol Hampers with new pyjamas. Students can bring in new PJs for the Hampers


The following Theme dates, are as follows (Thank you to our Student Voice for their leadership!:

Friday, March 6th-Disney Character Day ($2.00 donation)

Friday, March 13th-Hooray For PJ Day! ($2.00 donation for Planting Seeds International, also collecting


for Pyjama Patrol. Wear PJs--Donate PJs!!!

Friday, March 26th-”ER”/Career Day (teachER, officER,...)

Friday, April 3rd-80s Theme Day

Upcoming Events:

March 10-Mathletics (grades 2-6)

March 13-Last Day before March break

March 23-First Day back after March Break                                           

March 31-School Council @ 6:30 pm      

April 10-Good Friday              

April 12-Easter Sunday

April 13-Easter Monday                                                                          

April 16-Grade 6 Transition Meeting to Holy Trinity

April 21-Cake Raffle

April 23-Welcome New to Kindergarten (4:30-5:30 pm)                          

May4-8-Catholic Education Week

May5-Open House/Muffin Breakfast

Please follow us on Twitter: @StJamesOCSB      

And our website: jam@ocsb.ca