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9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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April 2020

Message from the Administration

It is hard to believe that it is already April. This week is the start of Holy Week. Easter is the day we celebrate the crowning, central truth of our faith in Jesus Christ. Easter is the most important day of the Christian calendar, even more important than Christmas. It is the day of the Resurrection and Christ”s triumphant victory over sin and death. It marks the birthday of our eternal hope. "Easter" literally means "the feast of fresh flowers." We celebrate it with pride and jubilation for three reasons:

1) The resurrection of Christ is the basis of our Christian Faith. The Resurrection is the greatest of the miracles - it proves that Jesus is God.

2) Easter is the guarantee of our own resurrection. Jesus assured Martha at the tomb of Lazarus: “I am the Resurrection and the life; whoever believes in Me will live even though he dies” (Jn 11:25-26)

3) Easter is a feast which gives us hope and encouragement. In this world of pain, sorrows and tears, Easter reminds us that life is worth living. It is our belief in the Real Presence of the Risen Jesus in our souls, in His Church, in the Blessed Sacrament and in Heaven that gives meaning to our personal, as well as to our common, prayers. Our trust in the all-pervading presence of the Risen Lord gives us strength to fight against temptations and freedom from unnecessary worries and fears.

We may not be able to celebrate Easter in church this year or physically be with our extended families, but this Easter gives us hope and encouragement that God will help us face the uncertainties of COVID-19. Our staff family of St. Richard wishes your family a Joyful Easter and prays that you and your family stay safe. We miss your children in our classrooms and seeing their joy in person when they learn something new.

The start of on-line learning this last week has been a learning experience for teachers, parents and students. My staff has been working very hard to provide your children with the best learning experience possible under the difficult conditions we all face because of COVID-19. We thank you for your patience during the steep learning curve to provide an on-line education.

In March, we sent you emails explaining that we will be following instructions from the Ministry of Education regarding expectations for on-line delivery. As directed, we planned for a 5-hour week for our students.

Please note:

K – 3: content will focus on language/literacy and mathematics/numeracy outcomes and some Religion

4 – 6: content will focus on language/literacy and mathematics/numeracy outcomes and there will be opportunity to incorporate science and social studies outcomes through cross-curricular learning and some Religion
We will also provide some suggestions for physical literacy.

Every Monday by 10am we will provide your children with their new lessons for the week. Please check the school website or our St. Richard's Online Distance Learning site for weekly updates. Encourage your children to try the weekly STEM Challenges. We encourage you to email pictures of your solutions to the challenges to and put in the subject line “STEM Challenge”. By emailing a photo of your STEM creation, you are giving St. Richard School permission to post a photo of your work onto our “St. Richard Online” web site.

There are some changes that will be occurring at St. Richard School for next year. Mrs. Kowalchyk will be leaving us at the end of June to become the assistant principal of St. John Bosco School. I want to personally thank her for all her hard work and dedication to our school. We were fortunate to have her at our school for two years and now the St. John Bosco school family will be blessed to have her. As a school community, we would like to wish Mrs. Kowalchyk all the best in her new path of educational leadership.

We welcome our new assistant principal, Mrs. Bromley. She is currently the assistant principal at St. Monica School. She is extremely excited to be joining our St. Richard family. She said she has heard so much about our school and can hardly wait to start. Mrs. Bromley has a wealth of knowledge, talent and experience to share with our community.

Let your children know that we love them and miss them. Ensure them that the challenges we are facing are all learning experiences that we will never forget. Tell them that we will get through this together.

God Bless!

Daryl Chichak

Danielle Kowalchyk
Acting Principal

Michel Gagnon
Acting Assistant Principal

Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”
 John 11:25-26




Homework for Vacations

When choosing vacations during our regular scheduled school term, you are also choosing to have your child miss out on valuable instructional time.  Teachers are not responsible for providing homework for those on vacation during school hours.

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A Green STEM Focus School

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. For a number of years, we have been focusing on caring for God's creation and following the words of Pope Frances in his encyclical "Laudato Si".  Now that we have been approved as an academy, we will continue to learn about taking care of our environment as well as improving our higher level thinking skills by introducing a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  We will, of course, continue to offer a strong reading program as well as art, music and dance.

St. Richard is a  small, family-oriented school with a caring and inclusive environment that provides an academic program for students in 100 Voices through to Grade Six. Our highly motivated and dedicated staff are committed to nurturing the personal and academic growth of each student - growing and learning to his or her potential. St. Richard is a Christ-centered learning community fostering leadership and service to others. We have a spiritual partnership with our parish.   Parents are recognized as a child's first teacher and encouraged to become active participants in nurturing our students within a Catholic faith based environment.  At St. Richard's, parents are accepted, respected, and valued!

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