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Thunder News Flash – September 23, 2023

  • Orange Shirt Day & National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    ORANGE SHIRT DAY

    Wednesday, September 27th – this will be a dress down day (no uniform), but in order to participate, students must wear something orange – this could be an orange shirt, orange pants, orange shoes, etc.  It could also simply be an accessory that is orange.  Please note that as always, the students must be dressed appropriately with no spaghetti straps, no short shorts, no ripped jeans and no clothing with inappropriate logos or sayings.  Please send $2 – this will go to the Archbishop’s Fund for Truth & Reconciliation.

    NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION

    Monday, October 2nd – NO SCHOOL 

    During the week, time will be spent learning about Truth and Reconciliation in age-appropriate ways.  Using story books and resources recommended to us from the CISVA, students will learn about how every child matters.

  • Rosary Group

    Rosary group meets every Thursday at 8.30 to 9.00am in the school library. Please join us to pray for our school community. Everyone welcome.

  • Endow's The Science of Love Study

    Have you ever wanted to learn more about St. Thérèse of Lisieux?  She once said, “Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God.”  For more than a century, many have been inspired and encouraged by her writings, and the witness of her simple but extraordinary life.  All women are invited to join us as we learn more about her “Little Way” through Endow’s newest study.  Endow (endowgroups.org) is a study program for women.  With a balance of rich content and thought-provoking discussion questions, Endow is a great option for any women looking to cultivate friendships in the community and grow in their faith.

    We will gather bi-weekly for 8 Wednesday sessions, starting on September 27th and ending on January 31st, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the St. James Church meeting room.  Cost is $20 USD for a digital copy or $40 USD for a hard copy.  For more information and to register, contact Eileen Gaudet at eileenmgaudet@gmail.com.

  • Parent Participation

    Dear Parents, 

    Thank you for your patience as we transition to our new online volunteer tracking system. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during this process.

    We wanted to inform you that all families should have received an email on Tuesday, September 19 with their volunteer assignment. If you haven’t received your assignment or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Dlugan at office@stjameselementary.ca. We’re here to assist you every step of the way. Your dedication and support means a lot to us, and we look forward to a successful volunteer program with your participation. Thank you!

  • Hot Lunch

    Our hot lunch ordering system, Munch a Lunch, will be open on Monday September 25th and will close on October 2nd. The first Hot Lunch will be October 10th.  Orders will not be accepted after October 2nd, due to ordering timelines with vendors.

    If you have an existing account please log in and update your account (ie; student information/Grades) prior to ordering.  If you are a new family to our school, please create an account by clicking the link below:

    https://munchalunch.com/schools/stjamesandstanns/

    HOW TO REGISTER:

    1. Go to: https://munchalunch.com/schools/stjamesandstanns
    2. Click the “Register Here” button (as shown below). The system will guide you through
    3. After adding your children, click the green “Order Lunch!” button to order
    4. Next time, just click the “Login Here” button to access your account.

    NOTE: 

    Payments will be made by Electronic Funds Direct Debit from your account on the 15th of each month.  

    You will see a “pay now” option at the end of the ordering process, please click pay now to submit your order but please do not submit a cheque.  

    Payments will be deducted, and account balances will be updated on the 15th.

    If you need assistance with ordering, or do not have access to the internet,
    please contact our hot lunch coordinator Gina White @ 604-309-8558 (call or text). 

    St. James and St. Ann’s
    munchalunch.com

  • Thunder Community Meal Train - Volunteers needed!

    Wouldn’t it be nice to offer support to a fellow Thunder family who is going through a challenging time? We would like to create a network of individuals who are interested in being on a meal train email list to support families throughout our school who may need a helping hand for one reason or another. If a request has been made, then those volunteers that have added their name to our list would receive an email asking them to sign up for a specific date to make and deliver a meal. Please note that this is not a parent participation activity, but just a nice gesture to provide support for other families in our school community. If you are interested in having your name added to our list, please email Tasha at community@stjameselementary.ca

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