Alison Acheson presented two workshops to the students at St. Patriick School on May 11th. The grades 1 to 4 were treated to a presentation entitled "Where's your Funnybone?" She explained that funny stuff is all around us, even on blue days. She read a passage from her brand new book Cul de Sac kids, which our grade 2/3 had studied. She told the children that humour is like a fingerprint and just a bit different for everyone. It's something that makes each of us unique.
The grade 5 to 8 workshop was entitled " One eye to see & Another Eye to see Again" She explained to the students how she finds ideas for stories, from beginning, through middle, through to end. She read from one of her books and illustrated the rewards in re-writing. Students were able to ask questions.
It was a great opportunity for our students.Picture of student presentation by Author/Writer Alison Acheson
St. Patrick School had 2 special prayer services with luminaries to celebrate Walking in the Light of Christ, the theme for Catholic Education Week.
Students learned the theme song with actions which we sang each day and during our prayer services.St. Patrick School Celebrated CEW with Special Prayer Services
St. Patrick School students in gr. 7 received the Sacrament of Confirmation on May 6th. This was our schools opening event for Catholic Education Week.Picture of St. Patrick School Students Confirmation Ceremony
Macy Piche, a St. Patrick School grade 1 student in our French Immersion program, won the Royal Canadian Legion Public Speaking Provincial Competition in Niagara Falls on the weekend. Her speech was delivered in French on the topic of her dad. She won at all levels and went to the provincial level in Niagara Falls this past weekend.
She did an amazing job and St. Patrick School is so proud of her. She was the only one who spoke in French.
Last year, Elaina Turcotte won at the junior level and Carlee Weidhaas won at the primary level all at provincials. The staff and students at St. Patrick school are very proud of their accomplishments!Picture of Macy Piche
St. Patrick School choir competed in the Kapuskasing Music Festival on April 19 and received 88 and 90 for their musical selections under the direction of Mme Lanthier.
Congratulations, your hard work has paid off!Picture of St. Patrick School Choir
Macy Piche a grade 1 French Immersion student competed in the Royal Canadian Legion Public Speaking Competition Area Competition where she placed first. She will be competing in the Provincial Level on May 5 in Niagara Falls. Last year two of our students competed at the Provincial level and came first.
We are so proud of all of our students' accomplishments.Picture of Macy Piche
On March 7th our whole school participated in ice fishing at Camp Cadanac on beautiful Remi Lake. We enjoyed hot dogs and marshmallows on the fire. Many thanks to Mr. Dube, Mr. Lessard, Mr. Chmelik, Mr. Marin and Mr. Roussy who dug all the holes. As well thank you to Mr. Rickard for the firewood. Many thanks to all the parent volunteers who made this day very special for so many children. The weather was gorgeous and a good time was had by all. We would also like to thank the teacher committee for organizing such a great day!!!
For more pictures of Students ice fishing go to the St. Patrick School Phtoto Gallery.St. Pat's Students Ice Fishing
St. Patrick School participated in the Heart and Stroke Jump Rope for Heart on March 1, 2012.
We had a great time learning about our hearts and the importance of exercise.
For more pictures of St. Pat's students Jump Rope for Heart event please go to the Photo Gallery.Heart and Stroke Jump Rope for Heart
St. Pat's students were exposed to all the literary works of Dr. Seuss throughout the week. On Friday, March 2, we had a culmination activity including a breakfast of Green Eggs and Ham, and an invitation to parents to join us for literary activities in the afternoon on March 2, which was Dr. Seuss's birthday. Many parents joined us and a fun afternoon was had by all.Dr. Seuss is enjoyed by all
St. Patrick School students competed in the annual Legion Public Speaking Contest on Tuesday February 28th. The speeches were excellent and all students did a great job!
The winners of our annual Public Speaking contest were: Primary- Macy Piche, Derik Anderson, Mason Marin,
Junior- Ashley Piche, (tie for second) Elaina Turcotte & Carlee Weidhaas Intermediate- Kaylin Laflamme, Meagan Roussy, Kendra Cove
The first and second place winners will now compete at the Legion Branch 85 on Tuesday March @ 7 p.m.St. Pats Annual Legion Public Speaking Contest Winners
Just wanted to send you some photos of our students who attended a special family mass at St. Patrick Church on the weekend. In our endeavours to get students to participate, we have a wonderful Youth Ministry worker, Mme Rejeanne Wood who has been coordinating masses with the school and parish to involve our children.
This mass took place on Feb. 5 and had 12 students animate the mass. Mme Wood made all the students special treats to mark this special occasion.
I am very proud of those students who took the time to celebrate the mass with us.St. Patrick School Students Attends Special Family Mass
Congratulations to James Croteau (gr.8) on his second place finish in the Royal Canadian Legion Intermediate Black and White Remembrance Day poster contest at the District level. Mrs. Louise Harrison presented James with a certificate and prize for his efforts. We are all very proud of James!Picture of James Croteau Receiving Certificate from Mrs. Harrison
Good News from St. Patrick School,
Our students participated in the Remembrance Day Legion Poster contests and had great results.
Intermediate Black & White category-- First place: James Croteau, His poster also won First at the Zone level and now has advanced to the District level.
Junior Black & White-- 3rd place: Rachel Routhier
Primary Black & White-- First place: Michelle Meilleure, 2nd place: John Dalton, 3rd place: Ryan Leveque
Intermediate Colour-- First place: Maddy Giasson
Junior Colour-- First place: Rachel Routhier, 2nd Cameron Weidhaas
Primary Colour-- First place: Achante Lanteigne, 2nd place: Derik Anderson, 3rd place: Isabel Harris.
We are all very proud of our students.Remembrance Day Legion Poster Contest Winners
Today we held our annual Christmas concert for parents of St. Patrick School. Despite the wintery weather we had a full house. The students put on skits, Christmas Carols and readers theatre productions. The school choir under the direction of Mrs. Lanthier sang 3 songs set in the 50's. These were enjoyed by all. The youngest students stole the show with their rendition of the Christmas story. The staff and students at St. Patrick School wish everyone a very blessed Christmas.St. Patrick School Christmas Concert
Our Grade 7/8 students under the direction of Mr. Lessard, sang Christmas Carols this morning for the residents of the North Centennial Manor. The students enjoyed the experience with the elderly people and said it was nice to see the joy on their faces. Mr. Lessard was proud of the way the students presented themselves.St. Pat's Students Sing for Seniors
St. Patrick School's Book of Wisdom
In our JK/K class, the class read an assortment of Wisdom books
1. The Good Samaritin
2. 10 idees ecolos: je protege ma planete
3. Yoon and the Jade bracelet
4. Marguerite Bourgeoys
We put them up on our wisdom tree, see photo below.
Our grade 6 class, linked Wisdom to various areas of the curriculum. For instance, in the prayer center, students used their ideas to create a collage that would represent what they felt. Our grades 7/8 created powerpoints to illustrate their ideas about Wisdom.
Other classes used Wisdom to create an atmosphere of wise choices.St. Patrick School Wisdom Tree Picture
Congratulations to Joelle Casonato and her teams that did exceptionally well at the Timmins Science Olympics. We had 16 students participate. Our Intermediate team placed 4th out of 21 with only a 3 point difference. Our second team placed 9th out of 21 teams. Our grade 5 & 6 Jr. team did very well considering this was their first time. We are very proud of our students!Picture of Students at Science Olympics
On September 28, our whole school participated in the Annual Terry Fox Walk. We collected $306.75 for Cancer Research. This is a very important walk for our students as a former principal Mr. Maurice Macdonald passed away several years ago from cancer.St. Pats School Supports Annual Terry Fox Walk Picture
On September 22, St. Patrick School hosted a family BBQ and a Passport to Math Challenge. Families were given a passport and then asked to complete all the challenges by going to different areas of the school. They had their family picture done and pasted into the passport. At the end, everyone was treated to a BBQ provided by the Catholic School Council.Passport to Math Challenge Picture