Announcements: March 28th

Fresh Grade

A notice was sent home last month regarding Fresh Grade.  I am setting up our class profile and hoping that we can get started with using this new app.  Please check for an email inviting you to join Fresh Grade to access your child’s portfolio.  Please be patient with me as I am still learning to use this app.

Holy Thursday 

Most students came to school with their bag for tomorrow’s Holy Thursday Retreat.  For those that did not, we provided a plastic bag so they can begin packing the materials needed for the activities tomorrow.  If you have not already done so, please remember to send your child with a water bottle and a plain bun or bread (this will be their snack for the day).  Also, please note that tomorrow is a noon dismissal.

Good Friday & Easter Monday

Just a reminder that there is no school on Friday and Monday.


Have a Blessed Holy Week and a Happy Easter!

Announcements: March 27th

Parent Volunteers

We are looking for more parent volunteers to help with our Aladdin costumes.  We have enough parents to help with decorating the shirts.  However, the grade ones will now have a second part as peacocks.  We will need a few parents to help with the peacock costume.  We will be making masks and a couple tutus.  This is something that can be done at home as it is mostly just tracing, cutting and gluing.  Please leave me a note in the planner tomorrow if you are able to help with this.

Holy Thursday Retreat

An email was sent out yesterday from the office regarding the Holy Thursday Retreat.  Students are asked to bring a plastic/reusable bag with the following items:

  • water bottle (for drinking)
  • empty toilet roll (I have extras in the classroom if you don’t have this)
  • bread or a plain bun (this will be their snack for the day)

There are other items we will be putting in the bags.  If possible, please send your child to school with the bag tomorrow so we can start packing the other items and prepare for Thursday.

Shirts for Aladdin

There are still a few students that have not brought in their shirt for Aladdin.  Please send the shirt to school tomorrow as they will be sent home with our parent volunteer for decorating soon.

Announcements: March 9th

Reading Log

I decided to give the students a real break and pause on the Reading Log during Spring Break.  If your child would like to continue reading through Spring Break, they are welcome to do so.  It will not be necessary to record it in the Reading Log.

Speech Arts

Several students in our class decided to try out for the individual portion of the Speech Arts Competition.  Markeisha was one of the students selected to move on and represent our school in the Bible reading category for the Archbishop Carney Speech Arts Competition.  It is with great pleasure to announce that she received a Silver ranking!  Congratulations on your achievement Markeisha!

Aladdin Costume

A couple months ago, a notice went home about the costumes for the Aladdin play.  Students were to bring in their t-shirt for decorating by February 23.  I have not received t-shirts from all the students yet.  If you have not already done so, please make sure your child returns to school with the t-shirt after Spring Break.


I am looking for a few parent volunteers to help with decorating our class’ t-shirts for Aladdin.  Please let me know if you are available to help after Spring Break.

Hot Lunch

Calhoun’s will not be delivering hot lunch on Monday, March 26th.  Please make sure you send your child to school with lunch on that day.


Sorry it took me awhile to get this up but here is the March Show and Tell Schedule and Newsletter.

Have a Great Spring Break!  God Bless!

Announcements: February 15th

Lenten Promises

Yesterday marked the begin of the Lenten season.  As a sacrifice for Jesus, each student came up with their own lenten promise (ex. give up something such as candy, chocolate, playing on the ipad or watching TV…) Please ask your child about the promise, and help him/her successfully keep it.

Mite Boxes

Mite Boxes were distributed today.  Money collected during this lenten season will help support our Seminarians.  We will be collecting the mite boxes after Easter.

Chinese New Year Celebration

We will be having our Chinese New Year celebration tomorrow.  Students may wear their Chinese New Year outfits to school.  If they do not have a Chinese New Year outfit, they are expected to come to school in their uniform.  Please note that it will be a noon dismissal.


Announcements: February 1st

Speech Arts

Our class has been working hard at practicing for the Speech Arts Competition.  The SFX Speech Arts Competition will be held on Tuesday, February 6th.  Parents are welcome to come watch and show their support.  The Individual Speech Arts portion will take place in the morning.  The Class Speech Arts portion will take place in the afternoon.  The time has not been confirmed yet.  Students will write the time in their planner when it is confirmed.

1D Mass

Wednesday, February 7th is the 1D class mass.  Some students will have a mass part.  If your child has a part, please continue to practice with them at home.  Parents are welcome to join us for mass.

No School

Just a reminder that there is no school on:

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 (Professional Development Day for teachers)

Friday, February 9th, 2018 (Professional Development Day for teachers)

Monday, February 12th, 2018 (Family Day)

Family Project

We will be working on a Family Project in class in the next few weeks.  Students are asked to bring ONE PHOTO OF EACH family member rather than a group family photo.  Group family photos will be cut up. These photos will NOT be returned as they will be glued into the project so please make sure it is not your only copy.  Please have your child bring the photos by Monday.

To help your child with this project, please take some time with your child to fill out the information needed on the family sheets sent home today.  Family sheets are to be completed and returned by tomorrow.

Valentine’s Spirit Day

Since Valentine’s falls on Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent), the Valentine’s Spirit day will be on Tuesday, February 13th instead.  Students may wear Valentine’s day colours (red, pink, white) to school.  Please keep in mind that it is a PE day.  Students will need to wear their PE clothes under or bring their PE strip to change into.

PHE (Physical and Health Education) Homework 

Mr. Pietrusinski sent homework (Food Groups worksheet) for the students to complete.  Students will be bringing this home tomorrow.  Please have your child complete the sheet and return it to school on Monday.

Dance Workshop

The dance program will start soon.  Please note the dates and have your child come to school in PE uniform on these days:

Tuesday, February 13th

Thursday, February 15th

Wednesday, February 21st

Friday, February 23rd

Tuesday, February 27th


Here is the February Show and Tell Schedule and Newsletter.

Announcements: January 10th, 2018

Professional Development Day

Just a reminder that it is a Professional Development Day for teachers tomorrow.  There will be no school for students.

Grade One Mass

This Sunday, Grades One students are asked to attend Sunday Mass at St. Francis Xavier.  Students are required to wear full school uniform.  Please arrive at the church by 11:00 am.  If your child has a part to read for mass, please make sure they practice reading it at home.

Speech Arts

Our Speech Arts piece was sent home yesterday.  Your child’s part is highlighted.  Please have your child practice at home.  The paper should be kept in the front pocket of the planner so he/she can have it at home and at school to practice.

Movie Field Trip

Field trip consent forms are supposed to be due tomorrow.  Since there is no school tomorrow, please return the the consent form by Monday.  Several parents have been asking if there are other drink options other than pop.  Unfortunately, we only get two fountain drink options.  However, students may choose to fill their cup with water instead.  Please let me know if you would like to change your child’s drink selection.


Announcements: December 18th

Christmas Art Project

We will be doing a special Christmas Art project this week.  Please have your child bring $1 to help cover the cost of the materials.

Class Christmas Party

Our class will be having a Christmas party on Thursday.  Students are asked to bring something to share with the class.  Please make sure the treat your child brings is NUT FREE.

Christmas Spirit Day

A reminder that Wednesday is Christmas Spirit Day.  Students may wear Christmas colours or their Christmas clothes to school.

Dance Workshop

There are still a few students that have not returned their dance workshop consent form and money.  Please make sure to hand it in by Friday, December 22.

Report Card Cover & Envelope

If you have not already, please return the Report Card cover & envelope so we can reused them for term two and three.

PTA Hot Lunch & Concession

Just a reminder that Thursday, December 21 is PTA hot lunch (for those that ordered).  The concession will also be opened at the end of the day.

Aladdin Poster Contest

SFX is holding a poster contest.  Students are invited to create a poster featuring Disney’s Aladdin Jr.  The winning poster will be displayed at school and on our production programme.  If your child is interested in entering, he/she may come get an entry form from me.

Here is the contest information and rules:

  1. Each poster design must include:
  • The title: “Disney’s Aladdin Jr. – Proudly Presented by SFX
  • The dates for the shows: “Matinee and Evening Performances on May 2 and May 3, 2018
  1. The suggested poster size is 11” x 14”.
  2. Each poster must be submitted with the contest entry form.
  3. The deadline for entering the contest is January 11th. All posters must be submitted to Mrs. Li, Mrs. Brady or Ms. Connie on or before the deadline.


That’s all for now.  Hope you will be able to join our Christmas celebration in the church on Friday.  Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

-Ms. Deluz

Announcements: December 7th

Book Orders

Just a reminder that book orders are due tomorrow.

Report Cards

Report cards will be distributed to students on December 14th.  Please make sure to check your child’s backpack for it.  Report cards do not need to be returned but please sign the cover and return BOTH cover and envelope when you are finished with it.  We will be reusing the cover and envelope for term two and three.

Spirit Day

December 20th will be Christmas spirit day.  Students may wear Christmas colours or their Christmas clothes to school.  We will be collecting hygiene products and (new) clothing donations for the Covenant House backpack program.  For more information on the program, please visit:

Christmas Backpack Program

Christmas Celebration

Our Christmas celebration will take place on December 22nd after mass in the church.  Parents are invited to join us for mass and the celebration.  It will be a 11:00 am dismissal.

Here is the December Newsletter and the December Show and Tell Schedule

Announcements: November 21st

School Closure

The City of Vancouver will need to shut off the water to the school tomorrow, November 22nd(Please see email from Mr. Fader for more detail.)  As a result, the school will be closed.  Please make sure you make arrangements for child care.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Popcorn and Movie

We will be having a popcorn and movie day on Thursday.  All proceeds will go towards helping refugee families. Please have your child bring $2 if they will like to participate.

PTA Hot Lunch and Concession

Just a reminder that it is PTA hot lunch on Thursday.  The concession will also be open at the end of the day.  Students may bring money if they would like to buy a snack.

Announcements: November 10th

No School

Just a reminder that there is no school on Monday, November 13th and Tuesday, November 14th.  Enjoy the extra long weekend.

Jumbo Spelling test

Please take advantage of the extra long weekend to review all old and new spelling words with your child.  There will be a jumbo spelling test and it can happen any time.  Please make sure your child is prepared for this.

November Scholastic Book Orders

A few students said they were ordering books this month but forgot to bring their order today.  If you would like to order for this month, please send in your order by Wednesday.  Just in case there are orders for Christmas presents, I want to make sure the order is placed in time for the books to arrive before Christmas break.

Sorry for the delay in posting this.  Here is the November Newsletter and the November Show and Tell Schedule.