Theme for the year: “ONE FAMILY, ONE HOPE IN CHRIST”
Reminders for the Week of September 13th-17th:
- This week only: Mrs. Mortimore will be teaching Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and Mrs. Reilly will be teaching Wednesday and Friday. Mrs. Reilly is away at a wedding in Osoyoos.
- P.E. on Tuesday and Thursday (gym strip, outside running shoes and light jacket/hoodie needed).
- Optional cross country practice Friday at 7:45am.
- Mass live-streamed from our school gymnasium on Friday.
- Raz-Kids login info. located on the agenda’s inside cover… try logging on and reading a few books to see if the level is appropriate. Level can be adjusted. Just let us know.
- Please bring in a labeled pair of plug-in headphones so your child can listen to reading on our school iPads.
Have a great weekend!
Welcome to a new school year! Please have the following on hand the first week back at school.
- Only ONE pair of all black athletic shoes for use inside and in the gymnasium (NOT dress shoes plus gym shoes).
- St. Catherine’s gym strip. Only the black Suns’ t-shirt and shorts are required. The hoodie is optional. That being said, on cold or wet days, your child will need a lightweight jacket or sweater appropriate for running during outdoor P.E. classes.
- A backpack large enough to fit your child’s agenda, lunch bag, water bottle and gym strip, plus anything additional he/she may require when the weather gets colder. Having a good-sized backpack cuts down on the number of personal items that get accidentally left at school. No roller bags, please.
- As in Kindergarten, please include an old tea towel or facecloth in your child’s lunch bag every day that he/she may use as a placemat.
Please remember to clearly label everything. We can’t wait to see you in September!
GRADE 1 CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
Our primary goal is for students to learn how to live as chosen children of God. Students will understand that God loves them, that they are made in His image, and that God wants to build a relationship with each of them.
By focusing on the Sacrament of Baptism, students will understand how they came to belong to God’s family. They will develop a deeper understanding of the signs, symbols and significance of the sacrament and its role in their discipleship. They will learn that God has a plan for each of them, and about the unconditional love they receive through God’s grace.
Through spending time in prayer and participating in liturgical celebrations including Mass, students will learn to deepen their relationship with God and community. They will continue to build their knowledge and understanding of the Hail Mary, Our Father and Glory Be prayers.
During the liturgical seasons of Advent and Lent, students will learn about the significance of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. By identifying the name, colour and significance of each preparatory season as it relates to their own lives, students will further their understanding of Christmas and Easter.
Students will come to know Jesus as a teacher, role model and friend. Through stories about Jesus’ life, students will learn how Jesus loved others, and how they can follow his example and live as disciples. Recognizing Mary as mother of God and role-model of the Church, students will learn the value of being a participating member of the Christian community.