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The Grade Five class hosted a beautiful and solemn school assembly for Remembrance Day and the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. With each student doing his/her part, an atmosphere of reverence and respect was present in the room and felt by the entire community. We were blessed to have one of our very own parents, Captain Marte Rosales of the Canadian Armed Forces, with us to speak of the significance of Remembrance Day and shared his experiences in peacekeeping with the Armed Forces. The school heard a brief history of the World Wars and the recital of In Flanders Fields by John McRae, and the choir sang Where Have All the Flowers Gone. Those assembled observed a minute of prayerful and contemplative silence, and a message of peace was conveyed through song and prayer. Mr. Arntzen and our school choir provided the musical accompaniment for the assembly.

Thank you to the parents who were able to attend. Lest We Forget.

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Watch the Fall Campaign Video:

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Our annual Walkathon was a big success! Thank you to all the parents that supported the event by walking with the classes, supervising check points, organizing and preparing treats, transporting goods and counting money. The money raised from this event will help us purchase some much needed equipment, improve playground space, garden space, new technologies, and equipment and resources for our library and athletics programs.

Add your photos to our shared photo album here: Walkathon 2018

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As we launch into this year’s Fall Campaign, it’s people like Johnny M who have helped us keep the spirit alive and given so much of themselves to support our school.

For his family, the yearly school fundraising campaigns were simply part of a long-term commitment to support construction of the new school.

When Johnny brought his son Alex to St. Augustine’s in kindergarten eight years ago, he knew that there would also be demands on him as a new school parent... read more in the F&F Fall Newsletter

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Power of families, faith and community

Our annual Halloween Carnival is a special day for children both young and old. The carnival gives our children the opportunity to have fun while raising money for the Holy Childhood Association.

Thank you to all the parents who came to run the activities and a big thank you to Mrs. Moffat for organizing the event and to the team of staff members who helped set it up. Later in the Spring, there is a special mass celebrated by Archbishop Miller in support of the Holy Childhood Association. Our student representatives from grade 6 and 7 will take part at that mass and present our donation of $2330 raised at this year's carnival. A second wonderful attachment to Halloween is our annual Candy Drive for the Agape Street Mission. By giving some, or most, of our Halloween candy, we support the adult men and women who work in the downtown east-side with some of our most needy members of the community. The gift of treats is greatly appreciated by those who have little and is often used as a way to connect and begin conversations.

 

If you want to share some of your Halloween Carnival photos, you can add them to our shared SAS Halloween 2018 Photo Album.

More photos can be found here (courtesy of Bien Matute): SAS Carnival 2018.

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