Week of April 10 - 14


This week the children began their "Spelling Challenges." They all did a wonderful job! Thank you, parents, for practicing spelling at home with your children. Please be sure to check your child's homework folder for this week's full list. The Spelling Challenge this week, will be on Thursday. 

As we enter Holy Week, the children continue to learn about the events leading up to Easter Sunday. Thank you for filling in the Mite Boxes and praying for the Seminarians; the boxes are due back to school this week. Please send them in your child's backpack between Monday and Thursday. As well, please continue to colour in one space in their 40-day lenten journey maps! We also encourage all students to try to attend morning Lenten Mass at 8:15 am. 


This week at a glance:

Student of the week: Anina

Show & Tell Theme: My favourite stuffie 

Letter of the week: O

Number of the week: 22



Show & Tell: Jasmine

*Miss Costales Away at Badminton with Intermediate Students

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • Hot Lunch
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • French with Mme. Caprilli
  • Library with Miss Guevara
  • Spelling Challenge #2 List sent home


Show & Tell: Marko

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • P.E. with Mr. Kelly
  • Class and School Panoramic Photos - Please be sure your child comes to school in full uniform this day! 


Show & Tell: Allison

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • PE with Mr. Kelly
  • Early Dismissal at 2 pm 


Show & Tell: Linden

  • Morning Lenten Mass @ 8:15 am
  • Music with Mr. Kelly 
  • Spelling Challenge #2
  • Holy Thursday Shadow Stations @ 11 am - We will be gathering in the gym with our buddies and the rest of the school to go through the Stations of the Cross 


  • Good Friday - No School


  • Easter Monday - No School




  • Reminder Lenten morning masses are @ 8:15 am
  • We gather as a school community to prepare our hearts and our minds for the Lenten season leading to Easter
  • If your child is able to join us, they may sit at the front of the church with the rest of the students attending mass (they do not sit by grade, but rather all students sit together)
  • Children are encouraged to make as many Lenten morning masses as possible
  • Please ensure your child wears their purple HoBo pins to mass



  1. Spelling Challenge #2: Please take the time to review your child's 5 spelling challenge words. Eack week they will have Monday-Thursday to review at home and in class, and will have their spelling challenges every Friday in Term 3.
  2. Home reading: 15 minutes (please use "My Reading" book, "Readwell" book, and books from home)
  3. IXL: Choose an activity from any of the "Numbers and Counting" A.1 to F.9 section
  4. Lenten Journey: Continue to fill your 40 Day Lenten Journey Map with your children. Please colour in one space per day, leading to Easter!
  5. Lent Mite Boxes: Continue to fill your Lent Mite Boxes to help support the Seminarians in our Diocese. You are also encouraged to pray for them! Please return to school between Monday, April 10th - Thursday, April 13th.


Parking Lot Update: Changes have been made! 

Please review Mrs. Moorehead's e-mail regarding parking lot closures and changes to traffic! Please review both documents attached in the email thoroughly to ensure the safety of all our children! 

  • The front parking lot is now closed to school families. 
  • The back parking lot continues to be open for drop off and pick up; before and after school. 
  • The north entrance is open; the roundabout by the parish centre is open again for drop off and pick up. 
  • Please be sure to update and inform all caregivers for your children of these changes. 


Upcoming Dates:

  1. Sunday, April 9th- Holy Week begins
  2. Monday, April 10th - Thursday, April 13th- Lent Mite Boxes Due 
  3. Tuesday, April 11th - Class and School Panoramic Photos
  4. Thursday, April 13th- Holy Thursday
  5. Friday, April 14th- Good Friday - No School
  6. Saturday, April 15th- Student Led conference online booking begins @ 8:00 am
  7. Sunday, April 16th- Easter Sunday
  8. Monday, April 17th- Easter Monday - No School 
  9. Tuesday, April 18th- Early Warning System (EWS) Earthquake Drill
  10. Friday, April 21st- Student-Led Conferences - No Classes; you and your child will come to school for your conference at your scheduled time 


Please let us know if you have an questions, comments or concerns!  


With love,

Miss Costales & Miss Guevara

kcostales@stpaulschool.ca & cguevara@stpaulschool.ca