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JAN. 25 NEWS

GRADE 3 PATROL WEEK 

Jan. 28 - Feb. 3            Morning -  Damon K. & Paul M.  
                                      After school - * Isaac Y. Declan C.
Feb. 4 - 8                       Morning -  Samantha B. & Noelle A.   
                                      After school - Kaitlyn C. & Rafaela L. 
Feb. 11 - 13                   Morning -  Mya I. & Sofia A. 
                                      After school - Sarah K. & Paige C. 
Feb. 19 - 22                  Morning -  Eaton L. & Cassidy S. 
                                      After school - Gabriel L. & Nikki M. 
Feb. 25 - Mar. 3            Morning -  Anika Z. & Bella R.  
                                      After school - Matayo Z. & Scarlet L. 

* Will be completing Safety Patrol at Early Dismissal time for 15 minutes.
FOOTBALL JERSEYS OR ORANGE TOPS - Mon. Jan 28, 2019

On the morning of Monday, January 28 we will have members of the BC Lions visiting Corpus Christi with their BC Lions FortisBC Energy Champions program.  This program has been designed especially for children in kindergarten through grade seven and it emphasizes the importance of environmental responsibility and being an “Energy Champion”.  In keeping with this theme students may wear football jerseys or orange tops over their uniforms.  


ST. BLAISE - BLESSING OF THROATS


On Fri., Feb. 1 at 9:15 AM the staff and students will be receiving the Blessing of Throats.  Parents are welcome to receive this blessing.

Many Catholics might remember Saint Blaise's feast day because of the Blessing of the Throats that took place on this day. Two candles are blessed, held slightly open, and pressed against the throat as the blessing is said. Saint Blaise's protection of those with throat troubles apparently comes from a legend that a boy was brought to him who had a fishbone stuck in his throat. The boy was about to die when Saint Blaise healed him. Very few facts are known about Saint Blaise. We believe he was a bishop of Sebastea in Armenia who was martyred under the reign of Licinius in the early fourth century.
The legend of his life that sprang up in the eighth century tell us that he was born in to a rich and noble family who raised him as a Christian. After becoming a bishop, a new persecution of Christians began. He received a message from God to go into the hills to escape persecution. Men hunting in the mountains discovered a cave surrounded by wild animals who were sick. Among them Blaise walked unafraid, curing them of their illnesses. Recognizing Blaise as a bishop, they captured him to take him back for trial. On the way back, he talked a wolf into releasing a pig that belonged to a poor woman. When Blaise was sentenced to be starved to death, the woman, in gratitude, sneaked into the prison with food and candles. Finally Blaise was killed by the governor.          Blaise is the patron saint of wild animals because of his care for them and of those with throat maladies.
In His Footsteps:
Take time as Saint Blaise did to find out how you can help wild animals. Find out what is being done to support and protect the wildlife in your area. There is wildlife everywhere, even in cities. Even a birdfeeder can help God's creatures survive.
Prayer:
Saint Blaise, pray for us that we may not suffer from illnesses of the throat and pray that all who are suffering be healed by God's love. Amen     
https://www.catholic.org/saints/
 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) – TUES., FEB. 5th


The Annual General Meeting for Parents will take place on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 6:30 PM – Registration Packages will be distributed at the end of the AGM – Parents are expected to attend.

FULLY COMPLETED REGISTRATION PACKAGES MUST BE RETURNED ONLY TO MEMBERS OF THE PEC AS FOLLOWS:

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION:  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 in  SCHOOL GYM  from 2:30 PM – 4 PM  or REGISTRATION SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019 in SCHOOL GYM
  from 9:00AM – 11:00AM

** INCOMPLETE AND/OR LATE REGISTRATION PACKAGES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A PENALTY OF $35.00 PER CHILD **
 
REGISTRATION PACKAGES NOT RETURNED BY WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 will be considered not returning and spaces will be offered to families on the waiting list.


CATHOLIC SCHOOL'S WEEK 

Mon. Feb., 11 -  Showing Gratitude and love to the Religious in Our School &
                          Celebrating our Catholicity.  Assembly in gym @ 9:15AM

Tues., Feb. 12 - Showing Gratitude and love to our Teachers and Students -
                          DRESS DOWN DAY  - Students may come to school
                          dressed in different shades of pink, purple, red., etc. to                                 celebrate Valentines Day.  The Student Council will be
                         collecting Loonies for Outreach Initiatives. 

 
Wed., Feb. 13 - Mass 9:05 am Gr 6 Loving Our Parents and Celebrating
                          the Gifts We Have Been Given:  Gift of Parents, Our School,
                          Our Talents, Our Athleticism…

Tea & Entertainment following mass for Parents & Guest from 10 – 10:45 AM
At 1:15 - 2 PM  The Grade 7 Girls and Boys Basketball Team(s) will have a  fun
 Game of Basketball against the staff and Fr. Hamilton. 
 

UPCOMING SCHOOL CLOSURES


 Thurs., Feb. 14th, Fri., Feb. 15th for the Catholic Educators Conference & Mon., Feb. 18th  for Family Day.
DEADLINE FOR FIRST TERM PARTICIPATION – JAN. 31, 2019

GRADE TWO RECONCILIATION


Congratulations to the grade two students who received the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time.  Special thanks to Fr. Hamilton and Fr. James and to Mrs. Rogers and Ms. Lum for preparing the students for this sacrament. 

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION POSTER CONTEST


The Gr. 3 class entered the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Poster Contest earlier this year.  Two of the students’ posters were chosen as regional winners!  The winning posters were drawn by Bella R. and Chloe H.  They each received a letter of recognition and a $20 cash prize.  Congratulations!

YOUNG WRITERS 

 
Corpus Christi school is the SECOND PRIZE WINNER in the 2018 National Creative Writing Poetry Competition for young poets ages 5-11 years. The school is also featured in the fine anthology of creative writing: The Magic Cave

The school received a cheque for $50 and a commemorative certificate.
Congratulations to the following students who have achieved the following awards.
 
Audrey C.   (Award of Excellence winner), certificate
Natalie C.    (Award of Excellence winner), certificate
Edward L.   (Award of Excellence winner), certificate
Roselina L.  (Award of Excellence winner), certificate
Emilie M.      (Award of Excellence winner), certificate
Janice M.     (Award of Excellence winner), certificate

Ethan Mc.    (Award of Excellence winner), certificate
Christy W.    (Award of Excellence winner), certificate


We would like to thank the classroom teachers for their support.  

WEATHER MEMO…


We want to remind you of the following procedures if the school should close due to weather conditions.

1.   Visit the school website—http://www.corpuschristi-school.ca   (6:30 AM) approx.
2.   Check your email
3.   Listen to CKNW (980 AM) or watch Global News. 
4.   Anticipate a call from our school phoning tree


It is parent(s) responsibility to verify if the school will be open due to the weather based on the information sources noted above. Also, As the weather is getting colder please make sure your children are dressed suitably (hats, mitts, boots) for outside recess. 
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