Thunder News Flash – April 20, 2019

April 19, 2019
  • What do you want of me, Lord?

    In the midst of all the celebrations this weekend, let us remember that this is the most important holiday for Christians as we commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.  We wish you all a very blessed Easter weekend.

  • Important Dates - April and May

    Please note these important dates in April:

    • Monday, April 22nd – Easter Monday – no school
    • Friday, April 26th – Walkathon – dismissal at 12:15pm
    • Wednesday, May 8th – Early dismissal at 12:55pm
  • Walkathon Fundraiser - Job Sign Up Here

    Please click here to sign up for your Walkathon Fundraising Assignment.  This is first-come, first-choice, so do not delay.

    The Fundraiser requirement of your Parent Participation commitment is fulfilled by working up to 3 hours at one of our fundraisers held each year.  This is in addition to the 20-hour parent participation commitment to a task group.  Walkathon is the last fundraiser of the year, so if you did not work at Fun Night or Movie Night, this is your last chance to sign up for a fundraiser.  If you do not fulfill your Fundraiser commitment, your $150 Fundraiser cheque will be cashed in June.

    If you have any questions, please email Erika by clicking here.

  • Spirit Week

    We will once again be celebrating Spirit Week from April 23rd – 25th as we lead up to the Walkathon.  Our Dress Down Day themes for those days are as follows:

    • Tuesday, April 23rd is Favourite Character Day – your child may come dressed as their favourite fairy tale character, superhero, character from a novel or picture book, etc. 
    • Wednesday, April 24th is Wacky Wednesday – this could mean your clothes are put on inside out or backwards, it could mean your hair is wacky, it could be a twin or triplet day, etc.
    • Thursday, April 25th – P.J. Day – no explanation required!

    Please note that as always what your child wears must be appropriate with no ripped clothes, spaghetti straps, inappropriate sayings on t-shirts, short shorts, masks or weapons on Character Day, etc.  If your child does not want to participate in a particular Spirit Day, they can show their school spirit by dressing in their Thunderwear on any or all of these days.

  • June Early Dismissal Day

    We had originally planned our June early dismissal day for Wednesday, June 5th.   However, due to their Graduation Mass, SJB needed to change this early dismissal day to Tuesday, June 4th.  In order to be aligned with their calendar as much as possible, we have decided that we will also change our early dismissal day in June to Tuesday, June 4th.  Please mark this change on your calendars.

  • Parent Prayer Group

    Why not celebrate the Easter season by joining the Parent Prayer Group in praying the rosary for our school community at 8:30am on Thursday mornings.  Please note that they meet each week in the school Library.  Small children and babies are welcome.

  • Hospital Mass

    The monthly Hospital Mass will take place on Sunday, April 28th at 4:00pm at the Sacred Space in the Abbotsford Hospital.  Any students wishing to read, please meet Mrs. Wakely at 3:45 at the Sacred Space.  This is a wonderful outreach opportunity for our students and their families.

  • Walkathon - Friday, April 26th

    Walkathon 2019:  Friday, April 26th – ONLY 1 WEEK AWAY!  

    EARLY BIRD PRIZE:  Bring your pledge sheets in on TUESDAY, APRIL 23 by 8:45am for an Early Bird Prize.  We will tally up how much we have raised so far and reveal the number at that afternoon’s Pep Rally!

    The WALKATHON is coming this FRIDAY (APRIL 26TH)!  It is always a fun and exciting day filled with school spirit.  There will be a free hot lunch after walking, for all students, participating families and staff.  We hope that students have been busy collecting pledges to raise money for a 3D Printer, new Sports Equipment and new Science Equipment.

    Every student who collects Walkathon pledges WINS A PRIZE and there are lots of exciting Walkathon prizes to be won!

    • $1 – $150:  candy bag
    • $151 – $250:  $10 High Street gift card
    • $251 – $450:  $20 High Street gift card
    • $451 – $750:  $30 High Street gift card
    • $751 – $1000: $50 High Street gift card
    • $1001+:  $100 High Street gift card


    • IN PERSON using the pledge sheet (cash or cheque accepted and tax receipts are issued for donations of $25 or more). Please click here if you need additional pledge sheets
    • ONLINE through our school website by clicking here.  (Visa, Mastercard and Amex accepted online and tax receipts are issued for donations of $25 or more).  

    Let’s show our community that every little bit helps and together we can raise $25,000!

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  • Parent Participation Program

    Thank you for your support!