School Wide Balance Literacy Program designed to develop strong skills in both reading and writing.
French as a Second Language for Students in Grades 4-6.
Inclusive English as a Second Language designed for new Canadians, or for students whose first language is that other than English.
Information and Communication Technologies 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 suuport learners achieving below grade level using an inclusive model.
Home Reading Programs are available in all the classrooms.
Grade 3-6 Music Program taught by a Music Specialist.
In addition to our regular academic programs, we also offer an extensive co-curricular programs. In the area of extracurricular programming the following are available to your child:
Homework Club provides a quiet and collaborative space to either work on homework or receive extra help from a teacher and peers. The club will run from October until mid-June, and is open to Grades 4-6 students. The club meets on Mondays and Tuesdays after school from 3:15-4:00 pm in Room 110 (Kindergarten).
Volleyball is an afterschool team designed to work on basic volleyball skills in a fun and inclusive environment. The club is offered to grade five and six students from October 24- December 6th on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Grades 1-3 Intramurals will take place Mondays and Thursdays during the first recess for the months of November, January, February and March. Students that are interested in participating have already signed up, and various team building games will be played. The teams will be grade specific (only one grade per recess) to ensure games are age appropriate.
Intramurals for grades 4-6 have been running on Tuesdays and Fridays in the gym during the months of November and December. Throughout this time, students have been playing volleyball. In January and February the students will play floor hockey on mixed teams, and in March, students will participate in Mission Impossible. It's a great way to stay active during those cold winter months!
Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw is for students aged 9-12. Students will have the opportunity to practice free throw shots at morning recess during January and February to prepare for the competition. Students who qualify will move on. The competitions provide a very healthy, supportive environment and are a lot of fun for everyone!
Soccer club is designed for students to practice their soccer skills in a fun and inclusive environment. The practices (weather permitting) will take place outside in the field and will be offered to grade five and six students on Tuesdays and Fridays during morning recess in May & June.
Photo Club runs for grade 6 students every Friday from October to June in the library. The students learn about exciting photography techniques and spend time putting together their own portfolio of pictures based on topics covered. The students are also responsible for taking photos of daily events within the school, and ultimately creating the grade 6 yearbook, grade 6 movie and school year end movie. The program is running from September – June every Friday at lunch recess.
Spirit Club will run from November to May this year. The grade 4 students meet on the first and second Tuesday of each month in the flex room from 12:00-12:40. The students of Spirit Club work to promote school spirit throughout our school by choosing and promoting spirit days such as crazy hair, retro and pajama days.
Rosary Club is a time for students in grades 2-6 to gather and spend time in prayer and devotion to Mary. It is held on Wednesdays during the lunch recess from January to March.
St. Lucy's Heroes
This year the St. Lucy students did not participate in WE day but took it upon themselves to make an Action Plan for the year for how they can make a difference. The Grade 6 students started their canteen up in November with proceeds from November and December going towards completing our well in India from the WE day Foundation. The club will lead the St. Lucy School community in aiding both a local and an international organization and will serve to involve the entire school throughout different initiatives and activities. The club will run throughout the entire school year.
Older students who volunteer to be a Reading Buddy will be trained to Pair Read with younger students who require extra practice with reading. Grade 6 Reading Buddy partners are paired up with a Grade 2 or 3 student. Partners meet twice a week during morning recess to read together in the Learning Commons.
Card Club - Once again, St. Lucy School will be offering the Grade 5 & 6 students a card making club. This club will take place during first recess before special holidays. The students will make 2 cards for each holiday or occasion listed below, and are able to take them home and give them to whomever they wish. Students have already signed up for this club, and have made Halloween cards for loved ones.
Elementary Cross Country Run is open to all students in grade 4-6 who would like to participate in this 1 or 2 km race. This is a one-day event in September and the students train for a few weeks prior to the run.
Running Room Games Students from grades 4-6 are welcome to tryout in the yearly relay race event which are held in the Butterdome at the University of Alberta. At this event, students will be competing in an 8 person X200m relay race against other schools in Edmonton and the surrounding area. The initial qualifying competition takes place in February with the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals taking place one day in March.
Badminton is designed for grade five and six students who are interested in working on their badminton skills in a fun and inclusive environment. Badminton will run on March and April during morning recess on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Choir- Our school choir began practicing in November, and will continue until mid-June. This year the Choir includes students in grades 4-6 and meets in the music room every Monday and Wednesday during lunch. The students will be exploring traditional and modern repertoire and will be preparing for extracurricular performances.
Guitar – This club is for any student in grades 5 and 6 who wishes to gain or improve guitar skills and play in an ensemble setting. The club will meet every Monday and Wednesday at morning recess from November to mid-June.
A heartfelt thank you to the staff for organizing these opportunities for our students.