School-wide Balanced Literacy Program designed to develop strong skills in both reading and writing.
French as a Second Language for Students in Grades 4-6.
Inclusive programming for English as a Second Language designed for new Canadians, or for students whose first language is other than English.
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are integrated into the core subjects.
Daily Physical Activity encouraging all students to be active.
Learning Coach working in collaboration with the homeroom teacher to support learners achieving below grade level using an inclusive model.
Home Reading Programs are available in all classrooms.
Grade 1-6 Music Program taught by a Music Specialist.
Wireless Internet Environment
iPads, Chromebooks, Lenovos
In addition to our regular academic programs, we also offer extensive co-curricular programs. In the area of extracurricular programming the following are available to your child:
Our patrols show commitment and dedication all year round. They begin training at the end of the school year in grade five, so they are ready to begin at the start of September in grade six. They arrive early in the morning, stay late after school and are often out in cold or wet weather to help keep us safe when crossing the street. We appreciate their hard work and the time they put in to help ensure our students get to school and home safely.
Basketball Free Throw - Knights of Columbus
Each year, St. Lucy students compete in the Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw competition. Students in grades 4 - 6 tryout for this competition by successfully shooting basketballs into a hoop. Tryouts are open to any students in these grades and will begin in January. Students who are selected to compete will receive a letter from the supervising teacher indicating the date, time, and location of these two competitions which typically occur in February and March.
Board Game Club
Grades 1-3 students will be invited to participate in the Board Game Club starting in January. This club will develop a strong sense of community, promote positive social skills and most importantly encourage and enhance critical thinking and 21st century learning skills. The students will be given the opportunity to identify and solve problems, premeditate actions, learn and define new vocabulary, and assist others, all while having fun!
Card Making Club
During the months of December, January, February and March, a Card Making Club will be offered to the grade 2 and 3 students. This club will take place on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays during lunch recess (12:20-12:40 p.m.). The students will have the opportunity to make seasonal and special holiday cards (e.g. Christmas, Birthday, Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day etc.). The cards created by the students may be taken home and given to their loved ones.
The choir is open to all grade 4-6 students, running from Sept-Dec. for the Christmas Concert Choir, and then, Feb- April for the New Life Mass choir. Participating in choir is a great way to build friendships, be part of a team, and allow our students to increase their education of the world through music. In addition, our choir members learn about what it means to be "servant leaders" to their school community as choir members often sing for school-wide celebrations.
Cross Country Running Club
Each September, St. Lucy students compete in the annual ECSD Cross-Country Run. Students in grades 4 - 6 tryout for this competition by successfully running for about fifteen minutes without stopping. We encourage as many athletes as possible to come train with us. We train outside at noon and then eat our lunch afterwards during recess time. This big afterschool race takes place the third week of September. Students are bussed to and from the race back to our school. This race, weather permitting, can be a nice fall event to enjoy at the finish line watching all our St. Lucy students come in wearing their special team t-shirts.
During the months of January, February and March, a Drawing Club will be offered to the grade 2 and 3 students. This club will take place on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays during lunch recess (12:20-12:40 p.m.). Through these sessions students will have the opportunity to doodle for fun, be creative artists and develop their drawing skills. Art activities will be based around monthly holidays and themes (e.g. Winter, Snowman, Valentine's Day, Friendship, St. Patrick’s Day, etc.).
In September, the Grade 4 students at St. Lucy School were asked if they would like to join our "Environment Club" which runs once a week, all year long. The students who decided to join are excited and energized about taking care of the Earth that God has given us, as well as learning about some of the most important environmental issues facing the world in the 21st century. Specifically, the grade 4 students are recycling juice boxes, cans and bottles, all while learning and discussing how their service is impacting our local environment and the earth as a whole. The money raised from the proceeds of the bottles will be put toward a new water fountain to refill water bottles (we have one in the school currently and are hoping to buy another).
Students in grades 4 - 6 tryout for this team by successfully showcasing their hockey skills - passing, shooting, and puck movement. Tryouts are open to any students in these grades and begin in April. There is a boys’ and girls’ team of about 12-15 players. St. Lucy students will compete in the St. Dominic floor hockey tournament in May. Students who are selected to participate on the teams will practice twice a week at lunch recess till the tournament date. The season ends in late May with a staff vs. teams fun match.
Guitar drop-in is open to students in grades 5 and 6. This drop-in time, allows students to work further on skills learned in music class. Every Thursday at first recess in April and May, the music room is available for drop in guitar. Occupancy for drop in, is first come first served.
Intramurals for Grades 4-6 commence once the cold weather settles in and run until March. They take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at recess. Boys' and girls' teams are comprised of players from all 3 grades.
Our grade 5 students have the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership skills by monitoring grades 1 - 4 in their designated classroom during lunch and indoor recess. The monitors encourage students to behave appropriately and often lead them in indoor recess games.
Running Room Indoor Relay Race
Every February, St. Lucy students compete at the annual Running Room Indoor Games in the relay competition. Students in grades 4 - 6 tryout for this competition in early January by timed races in our gym. Students selected will be invited to join our St. Lucy team to train 2-3 times a week for one month before the first race in mid-February. The race takes place at the University of Alberta, so athletes are bussed to and from this event. If our teams make it to the next level of competition, we continue to train until the finals in mid-March. Training and tryouts are done at noon on selected days and then the students eat lunch afterwards. We usually send six teams with eight people on each relay team to compete, as well as substitutes, in case they are needed last minute. This is a very exciting race to come and watch.
Social Justice Team
The Social Justice Team is comprised of grade six students who guide students in younger grades to prepare to be responsible global citizens in the 21st century. The grade six leaders raise awareness in the school community about causes, charities and important issues. The students will also have a key role in deciding what social justice activities will take place throughout the year. During the 2019/20 school year, the leadership team planned a Break a Rule Day raising funds in order to support Catholic Social Services/Sign of Hope Campaign.
Spirit Club is a fun way for grade three students to help create a positive environment at St. Lucy School. The students meet every month to work on ways to promote school spirit through various theme days such as Crazy Hair Day and Twin Day. This club runs from October to June each year.
Student Leadership Team
In September, students wishing to be part of this team are asked to complete a series of questions focusing on their leaderships skills and why they would like to be a part of this team. The Student Leadership team provides a group of grade 6 students with the opportunity to utilize their leadership skills and inspire those around them to do the same. They assist with organizing and promoting school Spirit Days, greeting parents at celebrations and assemblies, taking on leadership roles during assemblies, leading Social Justice activities and helping with any other events happening at the school. The team is active for the entire school year, focusing on one activity per month.
Students in grades 4 - 6 are welcome to try out for this team by successfully showcasing their volleyball skills, serving, bumping, and setting. Tryouts are open to any students in these grades and begin in October. There is a boys’ and girls’ team of about 12-15 players. Each year, St. Lucy students compete in the Sir John Thompson Invitational Volleyball Tournament. Students who are selected to participate on the teams usually practice twice a week for an hour each day till the tournament date. They also play exhibition games against neighbouring schools. The dates, times, and locations of these events typically occur in late November after school. The season ends in December with a staff vs. teams fun match.
Young Authors’ Conference
This conference is open to grades 3 to 6 students who engage with professionals in the field of literacy, to discover their gifts and talents through the art of the author, the illustrator, the storyteller, and the musician. This yearly conference is held on a Saturday in November at Monsignor Fee Otterson School.
A heartfelt thank you to the staff for organizing these opportunities for our students.