Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Hello Parents,
Tomorrow evening ( April 25) our grade 6's will be receiving the sacrament of Confirmation at the church at 7:00 p.m. All are invited. The Confirmation booklets will be coming home with all the students. Please retain these booklets as they may prove a valuable resource in the coming years.
The grade 6's will be going onto Theme 4 in Fully Alive and will be looking at the importance of fulfiling the commitmtents we make. They will the select a person who has displayed a great commitment in their lives, conduct research on the person and then inform the rest of the class on what they have learned.

The grade 5's will be learn
ing the Aposltes Creed and will be reflecting on Living In The World with an emphasis on being a steward of the earth. They will choose a topic and then research and educate their classmates.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Happy Easter Parents,
As we begin the 50 days in our Easter Season, I want to wish you and your family many blessings.

The grade 6' are reflecting on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit and preparing for Confirmation by working through their booklet. This booklet is a valuable resource as it lists important information of the Catholic church and your child may find it a useful reource in the years ahead.
We will be starting Theme 3 next week in Fully Alive. A note will be coming home with your child on Thursday. If you want a full outline of the material covered, please refer to the website at acbo.on.ca/fully-alive/.

The grade 5"s will be practising for our school Easter Mass (Tues. Apr. 10 at 11:00 a.m.). They will soon be starting Theme 4 in Fully Alive dealing with the Commitments we make and their impotance in our character development.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Hello Parents,
As we are nearing the end of Lent, the students have been participating in Liturgies and Thursday March 29, we will be having a Stations of the Cross service at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome.

The grade 6's have each been given a Confirmation booklet that we will work together on here at school. Even if your child is not receiving this sacrament, they are working through it as the topics discussed are what we as a group have been studying in class. On Thursday March 22nd, there is a reconcliation service at 7:00 p.m. at the church. There will be a number of priests to hear confessions.

The grade 5's will be preparing for Holy Week by assembling and collaborating on a wreath which marks this most holy time of year.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Hello Parents,
We have begun our Lenten Journey today.May your family walk even closer with God during this special time in the Liturgical year.

The Grade 6's will be researching the sacraments, as well as reflecting on our Lenten journey.

The Grade 5' will be starting Theme 3 in Fully Alive. Please refer to the note that will be coming home with your child. A more detailed coverage of mateial can be found at www.acbo.on.ca/fully-alive/ 

Thursday, 18 January 2018

All The Best In 2018!

Dear Parents,
I wish you a great New Year. The grade 6's will soon be finishing their Ten Commandments unit and will be going on to explore the Beatitudes. They will gain an understandig of a particular Beatitude and then, with thier group, create a skit which will showcase it.If your child is receiving the Sacrament of Confirmaton, you should have received notification of particular dates. Enrollment will take place during: Sat. Jan 27at 5:00 p.m.
                             Sun Jan. 28 at 9:00 a.m., or 11:00 a.m.

                              Sat. Feb. 3at 5:00 p.m.
                               Sun. Feb.4 at 9:00a.m.or 11:00 a.m.

Choose one of these masses. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early. You need to sign in and the Enroment Ceremony will take place at the beginning of the mass.

The mandatory retreat will be Feb.3 or Feb. 24. candidates must attend one of these sessions. The sessions will be conducted in the parish hall at the back of the Church.

The Sacrament of Reconcilliation will take place on Thurs. Mar. 22 at 7:00 p.m. There will be several priests available.

The night of confirmation is April 25 at 7:00 p.m.

In grade 5 we are finishing up Theme two in Fully Alive and discussing family life as well as friendship. From there, we will explore God's love for us through the parables in the Bible.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Dear Parents,
I want to wish you a wonderful Christmas holiday with your friends and family. May you have a safe journey if you're travelling and may you find peace and joy at the coming of our Saviour into the world.

The grade 5's have been researching and working on their Jesse tree.
The grade 6's have been reflecting and discussing the importance of effective  communication and the blessing of close friends.

May all of you have a Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Hello Parents,
We are quickly approaching the season of Advent and I will be incorporating our Gospel value of Hope into our discussions.

The grade 6's will be starting Theme 2 in Fully Alive that focuses on Living in Relationships. We will examine normal stresses that occur in family life and friendships as well as effective communication. The students have been working on the Image of God that is portrayed in the Bible as well as their own personal perception of God. We will be moving on to examine the importance of the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes.

For grade 5's we also will be starting Theme 2 in the Fully Alive program that also focuses on Living In Relationship. This theme examines the uniqueness of all families and the support they offer each other as well as the essential qualities of lasting friendships. The students have been working on the Covenants that God has made to His people through the bible as well as their own personal covenant with God. We will be building a Jesse Tree to learn of the ancestry of Jesus as we prepare our hearts for His coming into the world.

Please refer to acbo.on.ca/fully-alive/ to see the full outline of the Fully Alive program.
If you have any questions, please contact me.