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St. Edmunds Newsletter – June 2022


What an incredible year it has been and it is hard to believe that we are into the last month of this school year!   We are so proud of amazing commitment that the children and staff have put into continuing our quality student programming with the support of our families.  We can look back with appreciation for all the learning and growth that has taken place and all the friendships that have been developed and enriched within our community.  The remainder of the school year will include many exciting events for our students such as the Track and Field finals, Sports Day, Talent Show, Grade 7 Farewell and a School BBQ Event! Please continue to check your emails for further upcoming information.

To our Grade Seven students and all others who are leaving St. Edmund’s School, we wish you much happiness. We trust that the Christian attitude you have developed and the skills you have learned will contribute to your success and the success of others in the future.

We extend a special welcome to our new Kindergarten class and new families who will be joining our St. Edmund’s community for the 2022/23 school year!

Staffing Updates:

St. Edmund’s has been blessed with a team of great educators who have shown loving care and dedication to bringing out the best in all our students.  As educators, we continue to challenge ourselves to grow and develop professionally. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with an amazing team of Learning Support Education Assistants. Miss. Szpak, Miss Wu, Miss Wong, Miss Littlejohn & Miss Miiller.  We have also appreciated the additional support of Ms. Maduro and Ms. Chartrand for a couple of days in the latter half of the year.  Please keep them in your prayers as we wish them the very best in their future endeavours.


Sacrament of First Holy Communion & Confirmation – Please continue to pray for our school and PREP students who received the Blessed Sacrament for the first time on May 1st and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit on May 29th.  We ask that you continue to pray for all our youth as they continue to grow on their journey of faith.  A special thank you to our PAC, Kindergarten, Grade 3, Grade 1 and Grade 6 parents for hosting a beautiful reception for each of these special events.

Remembrance Day Poster Winners

This month our Royal Canadian Legion Branch #118 recognized our school for the 85 entries that were submitted in their annual Poster Contest. Of these entries, 18 students were recognized for placing in the top 3 of their categories and were awarded Indigo gift cards.  We are grateful to the Legion for their service and to Mr. Derek Fry who attended the assembly and awarded the following students: Lily Oman, Maria Madureira, Tamarah Villanueva, Qamara Adatia, Victor Domisiw, Isadora Ruelles de Assis Peres, Bronwyn Organ, Elizabeth Nahanee, Valentina Fernandez, Isabel Erthal, Diana Cadar, Kate Fraser, Victoria Turner, Annebelle Stuart-Roca & Erica Ferguson.  Additionally, Sophia Bersolona, Evangeline riddall and Sophia Vicente were recognized at the BC/Yukon Level Judging for their Junior Video entry and shared the $200 prize.  Congratulations!

National “AccessAbility” Week Flag Contest

We also congratulate our Grade 6 students Isabel Erthal, Jedrich Landicho, Bronwyn Organ and Elizabeth Nahanee who were selected as the North Vancouver runner-ups for their poster entries which can be seen on the Easter Seals Website.  The week of May 29 to June 4 celebrates the contributions of Canadians with disabilities and recognizes the efforts of those who are working to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion.  Thank you to our students for helping raise awareness to issues of accessibility.

“Walking with Hope” Walk-a-thon

Thank you for continuing to send in your donations for our annual Walkathon.  We have currently collected $11,969 for the resurfacing of our playground. On behalf of our community thank you for promoting this event with your family and friends!

Upcoming Events & Reminders:

Bike to School Week – We are celebrating Bike to School Week this year from May 30 – to June 3!  We’re encouraging students and families to use active transportation for their trips to school all week – walking, biking, scootering, and skateboarding, to help reduce congestion in our school neighbourhood and help students arrive at school energized and ready to learn.

School & Class library books – Please return all library & class books by Friday June 10th so that we are able to complete our inventory.  Any misplaced or lost books will need to be paid for by the students/parents.  Thank you for your co-operation.

School Uniform: Order by June 15th – We recognize that uniforms may be furthest from mind, however, our provider, Cambridge Uniforms ask that your back-to-school order be placed by June 15th to ensure delivery during the month of August.

Please go to their website, create an account if you don’t already have one, and use the school code TED357 to place your order or book a fitting.  A reminder that all uniform pieces are to be purchased from our supplier. We may also have gently used uniform pieces available by donation.  Please contact the school office.

Grade 7 Farewell Evening – We will be recognizing our grade 7s for all their many accomplishments on Tuesday June 22nd at 7 pm.  Stay tuned for further details. We are so proud of our St. Edmund’s Class of 2022 and ask that you continue to keep them in your prayers as they move forward in their educational journey.

Last Day of School – The last day of school for students is Tuesday, June 28th.  We will have a whole school Mass at 9:00 am at which our Grade 7s will pass on the light of school leadership to our Grade 6 class.  Following classroom activities, report cards will be distributed and dismissal will be at 12:00.

School Safety & Gratitude – I would like to thank all the parents who have answered our call and have continued to provide safety at our crosswalks!  Your time and effort is much appreciated at morning drop-off and after-school pick-up.

Kindergarten Enrollment

We are still accepting applications for Kindergarten.  If you know of families looking for an amazing sense of community and Catholic education, please direct them to our school.

June Calendar Highlights:

May 30-June 3   Bike to School Week (or perhaps the month!)

June 9                 Sports Day (am) & Early Dismissal 12:00 pm

June 10               No School – Professional Day

June 21               Grade 7 Farewell – Recognition Ceremony

Aboriginal Day

June 24               School Community Year-end BBQ

June 28               Last Day of School for Students

9:00 Whole School Mass

Reports Home 12:00 Dismissal

July 1                  Canada Day Holiday


Important Dates for the 2022/23 School Year:

Please remember to check the online calendar and emails for the latest info/changes.

Sept. 6 – First Day of School
Oct. 10 – Thanksgiving
Oct. 21 – ProDay
Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day
Nov. 25 – Pro Day
Dec. 16 – School closes for Christmas vacation
Jan. 3 – School reopens after Christmas vacation
Feb 16 & 17 – Catholic Educator’s Conference
Feb. 20 – Family Day Stat
Mar. 10 – School closes for Spring Break
Mar. 27 – School reopens after Spring Break
Apr. 7 – Good Friday
Apr. 10 – Easter Monday
May 22 – Victoria Day
June 28 – Last day of school

Daily Health Screening

Please be sure to do the Daily Health Screening every day for your child before leaving for school. The BC Daily Health Check tool can be accessed at this link  Please follow the suggestions after completing the health check assessment or those of another health care professional.