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APRIL 19, 2013

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Hot Lunch
April 26, 2013


I can complain because
rose bushes have thorns or
I can celebrate because
thorn bushes have roses!



Save the date and donate! Bingo night on Friday, May 3
Please donate new household and toy items that can be used as prizes. All students who bring a donation will be entered into a draw for an iTunes card. Donations can be dropped off at the Sister O’Brien office or to any CSCC member. Prizes will be listed on the CSCC facebook page: If you have questions about the program, please contact CSCC member, Staci Lukan at


Are you frustrated with shopping for school supplies? Don’t like the crowds? Can’t find what is on the list?
A new option for purchasing school supplies will be available for school in the fall. Benefits include:
Quality - Teachers receive standardized supplies in the classroom and students receive brand name products
Easy - Parents save time and money.
Environmental - No driving and no shopping.
School fundraiser - Schools earn 10% as a fundraiser
Supports a Canadian company - Based in Calgary2

How it will work

April/May - Sister O’Brien will confirm quote from School Start that is based on teachers requirements. June - Parents order standard and option items. Online payment only. September - Packages will be delivered to the school on a specified delivery date, labeled with students name and grade level. If you have questions about the program, please contact CSCC member, Tanya Turner at or check-out School Start website: This is of course, optional. Parents wishing to go to their favorite store to purchase their own supplies will still have the choice to do so.

2013 MEAT FUNDRAISER - Proceeds for Sister O’Brien School CSC

It's almost BBQ season again! 2013 Meat Fundraiser is on the way! Watch for forms in April 24th newsletter for more information to follow... Thanks in advance for your support!


St Anne’s Parish is excited to invite you to celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion on Saturday, April 20th (5pm ) and Sunday, April 21st at (9am) and (11am) in which students from Sister O’Brien School will be participating. We hope you are able to come celebrate with us! Mark B. (Gr. 2) 11 a.m., Ty D. (Gr. 2) 9 a.m., William D. (Gr. 2) 9 a.m., Chloé D. (Gr. 2) 11 a.m., Ella E. (Gr.2) 11 a.m., J’Lyn F. (Gr.2) 11 a.m., Cohen H. (Fr.2) 9 a.m., Hadyn L. (Gr.2) 9 a.m., Robert M. (Gr.2) 5 p.m., Sharissa P. (Gr.2) @ St. Patrick’s, Rebecca S. (Gr. 2) 11 a.m.


We are currently taking orders for the 2012 – 2013 yearbook. The yearbook will be completed over the summer and ready to be picked up in September but the only way to purchase one is to pre-order. The school will accept orders until May 15th and we need a minimum of 75 orders to maintain the price of $26. Please make cheques payable to Sister O’Brien School and return your order to the office for a receipt.


Kids for Christ continues to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Our next session of Kids for Christ will take place on April 28th at 1:00 pm in the Fr. Donlevy Hall at St. Anne’s Church. We will continue to celebrate Easter with song, activities, games and prayer. Parents are welcome to accompany their children, from the ages of 4 years to Grade 3. Regulars are invited to bring a new family. For more information or to register call Sr. Dianne at 306 931 4700 or email Parents wishing to become a part of our core team are welcome to contact Sr. Dianne. Blessings.


The Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon invite video entries celebrating life and family, as a way to mark Life and Family Week May 12 to 19, 2013. Get out your cameras and in two minutes or less celebrate something about life and family! The judges will be looking for creative, inspiring and engaging messages of hope and celebration. The possibilities are endless! For instance: focusing on the beauty of life at all stages, reflecting on the joys of marriage or parenting, showing generations of faith and love, telling us how family life matters, considering God’s role in a family, celebrating the blessings of family, examining what makes a family, family and prayer AND THE LIST GOES ON! The deadline to create a two-minute (or less) original video for this contest celebrating life and family is 5 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013 - and it is open to all ages! For more information, visit



Our Viriditas, “the greening power of God”, initiative is off to a great start! We have many who already are actively involved in continuing this great project in our school. In upcoming newsletters, we will also be looking for parent helpers to maintain our garden over the summer. More information will be forthcoming.
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We eMail our school newsletter to those who have given us their email addresses. Those not on our list will receive a paper copy via their child. Contact the office should you wish to be included. View our weekly newsletter on our school web sight. Please don't forget about our web site. It also keeps a running diary of our newsletters, parent council meeting minutes, school calendar and pertinent school information. It can be found at http://www.scs.skca/obr
school community info

Bingo Night Date has been changed
Posponed to May 3rd

Friday, April 19
Student Bake Sale postponed indefinitely

Tuesday, April 23
Concours des arts oratoires – St. Gerard School
(7:00 p.m.)

Friday, April 26
Hot Lunch




Come to the SASKATOON REGIONAL YOUTH HERITAGE FAIR at the Nutana Curling Club (2002 Arlington Avenue). It’s on Thursday, April 18 (6:00 pm to 8:45 pm) and Friday, April 19 (9:00 am to 2:30 pm). Students in grades four to nine from Saskatoon and area have been encouraged to investigate a heritage event, person or to seek out the living history that surrounds them. Students then decide on the medium of their choice to communicate their story. There are three ways that students can display their projects: three-dimensional, creative writing and performance, and multi-media presentations. Come see the results of their research. Cost is $2 for adults. For more information about heritage fairs visit


DAY FOR PARENTS - Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20, 2013 at John Lake School - Join fellow parents for a day of support and inspiration where you will discover valuable tools and strategies to overcome the challenges you may be facing in your parent-child relationships. Choose from a variety of topics ranging from preschoolers to teenagers and presented by knowledgeable speakers in an open and interactive format. Day for Parents is an annual event inspired by the former Saskatoon Adlerian Society which focuses on parenting through mutual respect and encouragement. Friday evening is complimentary. Bring a friend and havea coffee and enjoy a preview. For more details check us out on Facebook or on the Family Service Saskatoon Website. To register and make payment to secure your spot log onto


THE SASKATOON SUZUKI STRING PROGRAM is having an Open House on April 25th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Walter Murray Collegiate, 1905 Preston Ave. S. Come and explore the possibility of playing the violin, viola or cello the Suzuki Way! Watch our current students in both Orchestra and Group Lesson as they prepare for their Year End concert. This is a great chance to visit our musical petting zoo, where you can try playing the violin, viola or cello. Parents and children age 3years-100years are welcome. You are never too young or too old to learn a string instrument using the Famous Suzuki Method.


Children’s Summer Art Camps at the Mendel Art Gallery – Draw, paint, collage, design, build, photograph and play! Learn from professional artists in a fun studio space. Choose your camp in July and August for ages 5 and 6, 6-8, 7-11 and 9-12. Full-day camps: $240, Half-day camps: $130. For details: visit To register: contact Kristina at 306-975-8060 or


Saskatoon Open Door Society, our city`s premier employment service provider, warmly invites you to attend the WEconnect – Breaking Barriers, Building a Future event – Thursday, May 2 at Nutana Collegiate (411 11th Street East), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You will enjoy instant access to hundreds of jobs ranging from entry-level to highly skilled positions. Co-hosts Saskatoon Open Door Society and Conseil De La Coopération De La Saskatchewan are immensely excited to bring governmental, private, international and bilateral organizations together with highly competitive and professional job seekers under one Saskatoon roof; an ideal platform for open and wide-ranging employment opportunities.


Sherbrooke Community Day Program is hosting a Gigantic Book Sale on Thursday, May 2nd from 10 am to 8 pm. and Friday, May 3rd from 10 am to 2 pm at the Sherbrooke Community Centre at 401 Acadia Drive. Hot dogs will be sold over lunch on both days!


SASKTOON MINOR BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Spring league coaches urgently needed The SMBA requires coaches for the spring league that runs in April and May. Coaches would commit to two days a week for team practice and games. There is a $200.00 honorarium for the head coach. High School students in grade 11 & 12 can apply. For more information contact: Ian Mirtle (306-382-5508) or check out the web site


LEARN TO PLAY TENNIS LESSONS (Upcoming session held at Marion Graham Tennis Courts from May 2 – June 20, 2013)
For more information or to register call 306- 321-7540 or email


ssssThis is the perfect time to consider better food choices and eating habits by making little changes to your everyday diet – like reducing your intake of processed foods and eating more colorful vegetables and fruits. Our goal this month is not to turn everyone into health ‘nuts’, but to encourage small dietary changes that will help improve the overall health and well-being of our children.

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