Please call St. Anthony's School (403-823-3485) to register for the Kindergarten Open House. Please click this link to register for kindergarten or any grade: https://stanthonys.redeemer.ab.ca/register
Great Learning Starts at At. Anthony's School! Register today for kindergarten. Program options are full days/five days a week or two full days per week! Students must be five years of age by Dec. 31, 2022. Registration in our kindergarten program guarantees placement in Grade 1 and beyond. We accept registrations year round. All students are welcome both Catholic and non-Catholic. Visit our website for full registration information. Through an authentic Catholic education, your child will: ➡EXPLORE their world through story, numbers, and play in the classroom and in nature. ➡CONNECT with God. With Others. With the World. ➡GROW while teachers walk with them as they learn through discovery, relationships and faith. CTR Catholic promotes the spiritual, academic, cultural, physical and social development of all students in a safe and caring environment. Learning is a journey and it all starts at Christ the Redeemer! Come Learn With Us! #greatlearningCTR https://youtu.be/YoRFa4Bq07M
Here is the official list for the last 5 days of Christmas Spirit from the Student Council Christmas Spirit Days are here starting Monday, December 13 leading up to Christmas break. All students and staff are welcome to join in the fun. Let's all show our school spirit! Dec 13 - Dress like an Ornament Day Dec 14 - Ugly Sweater Day Dec 15 - Dress like a Candy Cane Dec 16 - Dress in Christmas Colors Dec 17 - Christmas Morning PJ Day
Here is the official list for the 10 days of Christmas Spirit from the Student Council Christmas Spirit Days are here starting Monday, December 6 leading up to Christmas break. All students and staff are welcome to join in the fun. Let's all show our school spirit! Dec 6 - St. Nicholas Day Dec 7 - Tinsel Day Dec 8 - Dress like a Christmas Character Day Dec 9 - Christmas Hat Day Dec 10 - Lumberjack Day
Thank you to our local Knights of Columbus for dropping off a box of new coats for our students. When families struggle to clothe their children with warm coats in the winter, Knights of Columbus councils help meet this basic need with the Coats for Kids program. We are blessed to be part of such a caring community.
Upcoming CAREERS virtual events - these are great opportunities for students to learn more about a variety of different career pathways and how a CAREERS Internship can help them explore the possibilities. Students, parents and teachers are welcome to register and attend these FREE events.
Thank you to all our students who participated in creating a cover for the 2021 - 22 yearbook. This year’s theme is “We Are One”. Posted is the winning submission and honourable mentions.
Can you spot the presenter? (aka moi) I have been involved with Junior Achievements since the early days of Meringue3.14. When I first started presenting I was young and single - now I am presenting to my own child, a student in Grade 7! St. Anthony's School Speaking of the early days - does anyone know which city was the birthplace of Meringue3.14? https://www.mmm314.com/ #juniorachievements #dollarswithsense #presenter #meringue314 #volunteer #giveback #stanthonys
Please support and celebrate the artists in our school community by bidding on the amazing artwork donated by our students, staff and community artists. All proceeds will go back to the school for fun, school-wide activities. Here’s how to do it! 1. “Like”* the St. Anthony’s School Students Art Auction @artauction.sta or https://www.facebook.com/artauction.sta (*look for the like button on the page and click it) 2. Turn on notifications for the pieces you love to stay up to date with the bidding. 3. Place your bid in the comment section of the pieces you want to bid on. The highest last bid at 8:15 pm on Thursday, November 25th will be the winning bid. 4. Challenge your friends, fellow parents and colleagues and spread this fun Christmas fundraiser for our school. Happy bidding!
Tomorrow is the start of our 4th annual online art auction. Everyone is welcome to bid on the amazing artwork for our school community and even a few works donated by local artists. This is a great way to celebrate the talent in our community and pick up a few gifts for Christmas. Please go to the link below for more details. https://www.facebook.com/artauction.sta
The book fair opens at midnight tonight and ends at midnight on November 26th. Is it a virtual book fair and you can place your orders just in time for Christmas by clicking on the link below. https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5151491
Go to the St. Anthony's Student Art Auction page to bid on the amazing artwork starting Tuesday, November 23! Just in time for Christmas!
Go to the St. Anthony's School Student Art Auction for more details on this year's auction which starts next week.
Join us on Thursday, November 18 at 6:30 pm for a presentation by Bonnie Annicchiarico, Director of GrACE. She will be sharing about the value of Catholic Education in Alberta and how we can support this unique education system in Alberta. The mission of GrACE is to inspire, invigorate and embolden the spirit of Catholic education in order to unite, engage, educate and communicate with one voice on its behalf. GrACE is a partnership of stakeholders resolutely committed to Catholic education within the province of Alberta.
Join us on Thursday, November 18 at 6:30 pm for a presentation by Bonnie Annicchiarico, Director of GrACE. Bonnie will be presenting on the work of GrACE in Alberta. The gift of publicly funded Catholic education in Alberta is a true blessing. As a community we are called in gratitude, faith and action to ensure that our children and future generations continue to learn and grow in our Catholic schools.
St. Anthony School parents and guardians are invited to join us on Thursday, November 18 at 6:30 pm for a presentation by Bonnie Annicchiarico, Director of GrACE. Bonnie will be presenting on the work of GrACE in Alberta. The gift of publicly funded Catholic education in Alberta is a true blessing. As a community, we are called in gratitude, faith and action to ensure that our children and future generations continue to learn and grow in our Catholic schools. Given COVID restrictions, this will be a ZOOM presentation. If you are interested in attending, please contact Cheryl Elkes at email@example.com for the code.
Please take a moment to read the letter from the Catholic Bishops of Alberta and Northwest Territories on Catholic Education Sunday.
Let's all celebrate Catholic Education and particularly on Catholic Education Sunday, November 7, 2021.
The Year of St. Joseph is almost complete. We invite you to join in this novena to St. Joseph leading up to Catholic Education Sunday.
All St. Anthony's School parents are welcome to join us for this special presentation by Dr. Bonnie Annicchiarico. Dr. Annicchiarico is the director of GrAce (Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education). The mission of GrACE is to inspire, invigorate and embolden the spirit of Catholic education in order to unite, engage, educate and communicate with one voice on its behalf. GrACE is a partnership of stakeholders resolutely committed to Catholic education within the province of Alberta.
What a beautiful day for our Terry Fox Run. Terry was Métis, so while we celebrated his legacy we also honoured his Indigenous heritage. Lots of orange shirts out there today!
We are looking for some people that would like to coach volleyball. If interested, call the school at 403-823-3485
On Wednesday, September 22, our local McDonald's restaurant will be hosting McHappy Day, a national fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House.
Thank you to lour local Tim Horton for Smile Cookies. 100% of proceeds from every Smile Cookie support the breakfast programs in our local schools. #timhortons
Lifetouch School picture day is Tuesday, September 14. We are looking forward to seeing all those great smiles.
First Days of School - what a blessing to see all our students again. We are going to have a great year with the continued support of our school community!
The first bottle drive for the 2022 graduation class will be on Saturday, September 11th. If you are interested in having one of the grads pick up your bottles please call Tammy at 403-820-2856.
Drumheller Dragons & St. Anthony’s School Breakfast Academy is back! For further information, check email or contact the school.
You can order labels for all your child’s personal items at school through Mabel’s Labels. Please go to this link:campaigns.mabelslabels.com Select St. Anthony’s School (Drumheller). Start shopping😊
Grace Lutheran Church is offering a new pair of shoes to children in Drumheller and immediate surrounding areas whose parents may be struggling with the cost of back-to-school supplies. The program runs from August 15 to 25. Please call 403-820-4441 to arrange a time for your child to pick out their shoes. Thank you to Grace Lutheran Church for their generous support!
Our Convocation and Formal Event was an outstanding and regal event. It had faith, pomp and circumstance and beauty. Everyone worked hard to give our students their moment and we capitalized on the unique venue to create a sense of pageantry that will never be forgotten. Thank you to all the staff, students and parents who worked hard and supported this unique and special day.
Congratulations to all of our graduates! May you continue to be blessed along your path. Holy Trinity Academy Notre Dame Collegiate St. Luke's Outreach Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Academy St. Anthony's School St. Joseph's Collegiate Holy Cross Collegiate The Centre for Learning at Home
On Monday, June 21st, citizens across Canada recognize and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. In the spirit of reconciliation, all staff and students are invited to join in a Division-Wide Prayer Liturgy to commemorate this day from 9:00 – 9:30 AM. The Faith & First Nations, Metis & Inuit leadership teams have planned a liturgy that will be appropriate for all students in K – 12. As well, everyone is encouraged to wear orange on this day. Together let us gather as a faith community in partnership with the Indigenous peoples of Canada, to pray for guidance, healing and peace as we journey with one another in truth and reconciliation.
In our Senior High Robotics program, students built their REV robots in teams and then coded their robots to be able to move forwards, backwards and in circles. They also programmed their bots to move an arm and attached claw to be able to pick up and move objects as well as sense colour and touch with sensors. Our class celebrated all their hard work by having a year end competition.
We love our seniors. The Grade one and two classes had a wonderful visit with the seniors in continuing care. Those smiles are enough to make your heart burst with joy.
The Drumheller/Starland and Special Areas Rural Mental Health Networks are collaborating to provide the Community Helpers program virtually to the Drumheller and Starland County area’s. Community Helpers is an AHS program designed to help with mental health intervention by training individuals to hone in on their helping skills while learning how to take care of themselves.
It's World Ocean’s Day today, June 8th and TruEarth is offering us a 10% off with the code OCEAN10 at checkout. This fundraiser will continue to run over the summer! There will be a huge Back to School sale in August!
We may not be able to do swim lessons but, thanks to Drumheller Aquaplex, our students are learning the importance of water safety. Shout out to Andrea and Raine for providing engaging virtual presentations to our grades 1-3 classes on how to have fun in and around the water safely.
June 3 is mental wellness say for schools. The theme is “take care of yourself and others”. To build our collective capacity to support mental health and well- being, everyone is invited to participate in this free event hosted by Alberta Education. Please visit the website below for links.
The Drumheller and Area Asset Development committee is a community group consisting of multiple agencies coming together to enhance the life of teens in the area. All the events they have planned are following the current AHS Covid protocols and will continue to adapt as they change. Due to restrictions, they will be capping their participant numbers for events, so encourage youth to sign up as soon as possible. If they get high-interest numbers they will open up more dates. Attached is the poster for the event and watch the Drumheller Asset Development page for more posts and promotions of this event. Here is the link to the registration form through the attached QR code or visit online at: https://bit.ly/3f8xHNz
Thank you to all our staff, students, and parents who helped us celebrated Catholic Education Week. We are truly blessed to have such a caring and supportive community.
Celebrating Catholic Education Day! We are grateful for Catholic Education. Working in Catholic Education has contributed to our hope by strengthening our relationships with God, our colleagues, our students, and our parents. The focus on love, support, and understanding for each other, especially in such trying times, is a focus in our school. Catholic Education is a gift, a way for all of us to lean on the truth, the way, and the life of Christ to lead us through, not only this pandemic but also to eternal life.
A couple of weeks ago we had some colour fun with colour wars in each classroom. There was certainly a burst of colour everywhere in the school.
Let us know how important Catholic Education is to you. Dress up in blue and send us a picture to share on our website. It would also be great if you could add a few words about why Catholic Education is important to you. Please submit your picture to JoAnne Akerboom, Principal.
This is Catholic Education Week. We celebrate the witness and mission of our Catholic School. The theme for this year, "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength" ~ Isaiah 10:3
Parent council invites you to our May zoom meeting on Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 pm. Please email Cheryl Elkes if you would like to be added to the zoom link.
Last week our graduates had a delicious treat complements of the Black Mountain Roasters, a local business in Drumheller. A very big shout out and thank you to Sharon and Nathan. Their help in celebrating our graduates is greatly appreciated. We are so blessed to live in a community that looks out for one another 🙏🏿
Morris the HikeAsaurus is joining us to #GetPreparedDrum! A Flood Readiness Guide, featuring Morris, has been given to grade 4 classes at St. Anthony's School and Greentree Elementary School. If you didn’t get a book, or are in another grade, or even another school and want to participate you can download the activity book, colouring sheet and get the info for our colouring contest here: https://floodreadiness.drumheller.ca/ep-week-colouring-contest/
Thank you to all our students who helped celebrate Earth Day. The day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The day inspires us to act towards the protection of the environment and focus on the need for conservation. The environment is God's gift to everyone, and in our use of it we have a responsibility towards the poor, towards future generations, and towards humanity as a whole. . . Our duties towards the environment are linked to our duties towards the human person, considered in himself and in relation to others. It would be wrong to uphold one set of duties while trampling on the other. (Pope Benedict XVI, Charity in Truth [Caritas in Veritate], nos. 48, 51)
Grade 11 students Lorenzo Pulvinar and Weston Snider did a presentation for Ms. Boyne’s grade 4 class on our 3D printer. The grade 4’s were working in the computer lab last week when the printer was producing one of Lorenzo and Weston’s projects. They were so intrigued we arranged for the two grade 11 boys to show the grade 4’s how it all works, from the creation of the project in the computer program to how the printer itself works. These projects are CTS modules Lorenzo and Weston are doing in Art and Media.
Today is National Laundry Day! We All Need to Do Laundry Do it the Right Way! Save 10% for ONE Day only on National Laundry Day Click through our fundraising link https://fundraising.tru.earth/StAnthonysDrum and enter Discount Code LAUNDRY10 at checkout. Please share with others! Happy Fundraising!
Fundraiser for St. Anthony's School– the grade 7 science class has undertaken an environmental fundraising initiative with TruEarth Products to support school-based initiatives. We encourage all our parents and friends of St. Anthony's School to support our fundraiser. The school will receive a 20% commission on all regular purchases. Click the link to shop https://fundraising.tru.earth/StAnthonysDrum
Thank you to the schools in #Drumheller that participated in the Kilo of Kindness for the local food bank. These local schools raised 1,918 lbs of food for the food bank at The Salvation Army Drumheller. A great big thank you to Greentree Elementary School, St. Anthony's School, Drumheller Valley Secondary School for your generosity and community spirit!
This year, all three schools throughout the Drumheller Valley participated in the Kilo of Kindness program. Students were tasked with bringing in food to donate to the local food bank, and this year they collected a whopping 867.6 kilos... That's 1908.9 pounds! Thank you to everyone from Drumheller Valley Secondary School, Greentree Elementary School, and St. Anthony's School who participated this year to bring all of these Kilos of Kindness to The Salvation Army Drumheller Food Bank! The Kilo of Kindness program is a program organized by Community Development and Social Planning department at the Town of Drumheller that encourages schools throughout our community to donate specific, non-perishable food items that go to the local food bank to support families and individuals in need. #DrumCares
The JH Construction class made this Easter scene to share with the school. After Easter, we will have 50 days of celebrating Christ's resurrection. May our families unite with all families this Easter, in love and blessing for the whole world, on this holiest of holy days.
Please help us celebrate the 50 days of Easter. We are so blessed to have the gift of Catholic Education. We are asking each family to fill out a brief response (1 question) accessible via the link sent in the school newsletter (50 Days of Eastertide & Catholic Education). This initiative is hosted by GrACE (Grateful Advocates for Catholic Education). This organization works year-round to advocate for the gift of publicly-funded Catholic education. Throughout each of the 50 Days of Easter, it is their hope to share a short testimony/quote from parents in the CTR Catholic community on how Catholic education has impacted your life or the lives of your children. In the spirit of almsgiving during this Lenten season, we pray that you might consider answering this one question: How has Catholic Education had an impact on you or your child?
Kilos of Kindness - Our students and staff answered the call to donate food to the disadvantaged in our community. We gathered 903.4 lbs of food. #makingtheworldabetterplace
On March 19 we invite you to join the celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph by joining the mass at 5 pm at St. Anthony's Parish. Please go to St. Anthony's School's YouTube at the link below: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVgyIFIvbOs2LuLs3emVomw
We had a visitor come to the school yesterday and no one saw him. He left a big mess and silly notes in some classrooms. Students even built traps to catch him but to no avail. The leprechaun eluded everyone and had some fun with the students.
St. Anthony’s Grad Class is hosting a bottle drive starting now and will continue until April 17. Fundraising efforts have been limited this year due to COVID and the graduating class has decided to do a bottle drive with all of the funds going towards a celebration of their successful completion of high school. If you have any bottles you would like us to pick up any day please contact Zoe Boland at (403) 334-1517 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org . We are aware that there are some people that would like to have the contact-less pick up so you can call this number provided to arrange pick up. On April 17 you can drop the bottles off at the Bottle Depot on 118 7 Ave SE and let them know it is for St. Anthony’s Graduating Class. All donations are appreciated as this is something special the grad committee is trying to do for the grads. Any community support is greatly appreciated. We are so happy that we have a great community and the St. Anthony’s Grad Committee that's really trying to focus on giving our students something positive to remember.
We are so blessed to have excellent substitute teachers at St. Anthony’s School. They have continued to be there to support our students and staff.
Ever wonder what it was like for Michelangelo painting The Sistine Chapel? Mrs. Schrock's 8B class got a taste in their Social class this morning as part of learning about the Renaissance.
In light of Pink Shirt day today, the student council worked with the entire school to create a simple mural which was a “mosaic of kindness”. They asked students to write different “acts of kindness” on a slip of paper and put together the mural to share with everyone. It is the infinity symbol with an outpouring of kindness and certainly helps everyone understand the importance and value of loving and respecting the dignity of all.
Tick Tock - Can't stop the clock! Deadline for ordering your Yearbook for 2020-2021 is Friday, March 26. Yearbooks are now on sale for $35 each. They can be purchased online with SchoolCash Online. If you have not yet created an account, you will need your child’s Alberta Student Number (this number can be found on your student’s report card.) Please call the school if you need any help ordering. The yearbook is packed full of memories of your child's year at school.
We are pleased to announce that this year we presenting the Christian Witness award to Chris Bzdel. Chris lives each day thinking about what Jesus would do. She is constantly seeking ways to help those around her. One of Chris's many charisms is prayer and she will often reach out and pray at the moment with someone in need of prayer. Her motto is "If I say I will do a prayer for you, I will do a prayer with you right there and hopefully this will put a little ease in your heart and mind knowing that Christ is with you". Another charism is giving. Chris gives where it is needed, One of everyone’s favourite giving is her baking. She is the first one to offer her homemade baking for any school or church event. Chris is someone who takes great joy in her faith journey and searches out resources such as Bishop Barron, Blessed is She and Abiding Together. Chris's care, concern and love for her family and colleagues is always evident. Reaching out and checking in with everyone is natural for Chris and we are so blessed to have her on the team at St. Anthony's School.