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First Week Notable Items
First Week Notable Items
<h1>First Week Notable Items</h1><p>On behalf of the staff at St Anne Academic Centre, we are happy to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year and are excited to be a part of your educational journey!&nbsp; Here is some important information you need to know:<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Your school counselors will&nbsp;be:&nbsp;</strong>Ms.&nbsp;Debbie MacDonald, Ms. Jennifer Trigger and Ms. Susan Witwicki.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>First day of school:</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>The first day of school will be<strong>&nbsp;September 1&nbsp;</strong>and there will&nbsp;<strong>not&nbsp;</strong>be any staggered entry days.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>COVID –19 – safety and expectations&nbsp;for&nbsp;in-person classes:</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Masks&nbsp;will be&nbsp;required&nbsp;as per covid protocols.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Course Changes:</strong>&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>Students who are <strong>UPGRADING or in 4th year of&nbsp; high schoo</strong>l with St. Anne Academic Centre, please use this link to request a course change for Quarter 1 or Quarter 2:</p><p><a href="https://forms.gle/MrwtLomTbDW95c7G9">https://forms.gle/MrwtLomTbDW95c7G9</a></p></blockquote><blockquote><p>Students who are in St. Anne Online High School<strong> regular grades 10 - 12&nbsp; p</strong>lease use this link to request a course change form for Quarter 1 or Quarter 2:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://forms.gle/AwQYH7K52RvFYMdA7">https://forms.gle/AwQYH7K52RvFYMdA7</a></p></blockquote><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>NOTE: The schedule is&nbsp;fixed,&nbsp;and some classes may be full or cancelled.&nbsp;So not all requests may be granted.&nbsp;</p><p><br><strong>Bell Time for Live In-Person&nbsp;and Live Online&nbsp;classes:</strong>&nbsp;</p><figure class="table"><table><tbody><tr><td><strong>Quarter 1&nbsp;&amp; 2</strong>&nbsp;</td><td><p><strong>Time</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>(Monday&nbsp;–&nbsp;Thursday)&nbsp;</p></td><td><p><strong>Time</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>(Friday)&nbsp;</p></td></tr><tr><td>Warning bell&nbsp;</td><td>8:55&nbsp;</td><td>8:55&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td>Morning Class&nbsp;</td><td>9:00 – 11:50&nbsp;</td><td>9:00- 11:40&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td>TA&nbsp;time&nbsp;(to&nbsp;contact&nbsp;TA)&nbsp;</td><td>11:50-12:00&nbsp;</td><td>NO TA&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td>Lunch&nbsp;</td><td>12:00- 12:30&nbsp;</td><td>11:40-12:05&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td>Warning bell&nbsp;</td><td>12:30&nbsp;</td><td>12:05&nbsp;</td></tr><tr><td>Afternoon Class&nbsp;</td><td>12:35-3:25&nbsp;</td><td>12:10- 2:50&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table></figure><p><strong>Parking:</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>Parking&nbsp;is&nbsp;first&nbsp;come,&nbsp;first&nbsp;serve.&nbsp;There is&nbsp;no assigned parking. You can park&nbsp;on the street.&nbsp;But be careful to read all&nbsp;parking&nbsp;signs. If unable to find&nbsp;parking,&nbsp;you can park&nbsp;in the field directly&nbsp;across from&nbsp;the school.&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Textbook Pick-up&nbsp;Process (</strong>FOR STUDENTS&nbsp;THAT SIGNED UP FOR ONLINE COURSES)&nbsp;</p><p>Please come to St. Anne&nbsp;Main Campus (1010-21 Avenue S.E.) on either Monday, August 30, August 31&nbsp;or September 1 9:00am-3:00pm to pick up your textbooks.&nbsp;Go to the&nbsp;S.E.&nbsp;side door of the building to pick up the textbooks.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Student ID&nbsp;picture:&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>Using the following link, please submit&nbsp;your picture&nbsp;to&nbsp;get your student ID:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="https://forms.gle/m3EC96tBg2KiXKwi6">https://forms.gle/m3EC96tBg2KiXKwi6</a>&nbsp;</p><p><br><strong>St Anne 101&nbsp;- D2L:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong> Please look for the STANNE101 class in your D2L&nbsp;courses beginning Sept. 3&nbsp;and take a few minutes to look at all the information.&nbsp;It is VERY useful and will answer many of your questions!&nbsp; It will be updated as the year progresses.&nbsp;So,&nbsp;check back often.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>myPass:&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong> If you do not have a&nbsp;myPass&nbsp;account from last year, please create one as soon as possible as you will need it to check your marks and order transcripts.&nbsp; Information on how to do that is in STANNE101.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>School fees:</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>Fees can be paid online starting October 1:&nbsp; <a href="https://www.studentquickpay.com/cssd/">https://www.studentquickpay.com/cssd/</a>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;We are&nbsp;looking&nbsp;forward to&nbsp;seeing&nbsp;you.</p><p>Your St. Anne Staff</p>
St. Anne Robotics Club (Online & In-person)
St. Anne Robotics Club (Online & In-person)
<h1>St. Anne Robotics Club (Online &amp; In-person)</h1><figure class="table"><table><tbody><tr><td>&nbsp;</td><td><p><strong>Robotics Club</strong></p><p>We will be starting up the Robotics Club September 10 with our first virtual meeting. The focus of the club will be to build and compete in FTC (First Tech Challenge) robotic competitions. Not sure what FTC is? Here is a short video that explains what FTC is:</p><p><a href="https://youtu.be/sRuNnEWFNCs">https://youtu.be/sRuNnEWFNCs</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><figure class="image"><img src="https://i.ytimg.com/vi/sRuNnEWFNCs/maxresdefault.jpg"></figure><p><a href="https://youtu.be/sRuNnEWFNCs">FIRST Tech Challenge is...</a></p><p>In FIRST® Tech Challenge, small teams of students design, build, code, and operate Android smartphone-controlled robots to compete in an alliance format. Gui...</p><p>youtu.be</p><p>Here is a link to a Google Form that indicates your interest in the club. We will use this to invite you to the first meeting. Signing the form does not mean you are committed to the team, just that you are interested.</p><p><a href="https://forms.gle/qqYaKCwEyLHWa5pN7"><strong>https://forms.gle/qqYaKCwEyLHWa5pN7</strong></a></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>So the first meet with the team is Friday September 10 at 3:00 PM to see what it is all about.</p><p>This will be a recurring meeting link when we have virtual meetings:</p><p><a href="https://zoom.us/j/6459549178?pwd=RGFPaVlvVjBtcVMrS2NoajBmYlI5dz09">https://zoom.us/j/6459549178?pwd=RGFPaVlvVjBtcVMrS2NoajBmYlI5dz09</a></p><p>Meeting ID:&nbsp;971 7676 8753</p><p>Passcode:&nbsp;<strong>hL96jP</strong></p><p>If you have any questions email Mr. Pawliw (<a href="mailto:ed.pawliw@cssd.ab.ca">ed.pawliw@cssd.ab.ca</a>).</p></td></tr></tbody></table></figure>
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2021 District Opening Mass
2021 District Opening Mass
<h1>2021 District Opening Mass</h1><p>On August 27, Calgary Catholic School District trustees, administrators and staff came together virtually for the district’s annual Opening Mass to reaffirm and expand their faith. The Most Reverend Bishop McGrattan presided over the online celebration pre-recorded at St. Michael Catholic Community while Board Chair Mary Martin and Chief Superintendent Dr. Bryan Szumlas shared closing remarks of faith, hope and love. This school year, we continue our exploration of our rich three-year faith theme, focusing on the second part: “Faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13).</p><p>As this day is also the memorial of St. Monica (mother of St. Augustine), her feast day was also celebrated and woven into the messages from Bishop McGrattan. In his homily, the Bishop reminds us that in Catholic education, “It’s not so much what we teach as how we teach it.” St. Monica instilled in her son a great example, a witness that teachers and all staff can aspire to. She often mentioned to St. Augustine that “the love of Christ must always urge us on.” As we continue building Calgary Catholic Together, we can start the new school year full of optimism and secure in the knowledge that we are resilient and can overcome any obstacles that may lie ahead.</p><p>Last school year was an extraordinary one, but one personified by faith hope and love. Together, we managed to stay strong through our faith, overcoming our fears; united in our hope to inspire and believe in each other and our students; and being selfless, loving witnesses of Christ to those in our communities. As we prepare for the journey of a new school year, in addition to being guided by our faith, we are also called to give our very best every day to those we serve.&nbsp;</p><p>You can watch the Opening Mass below.&nbsp;</p><figure class="media"><oembed url="https://vimeo.com/592571711/3a161ec634"></oembed></figure>
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Saint of the Month

St. Jerome was a Christian convert who became a priest. St. Gregory of Nazianzen commissioned him to revise the Latin text of the Bible. He also wrote and translated works of history, biography, the writings of Origen and more. St. Jerome died in 419 and is a Doctor and Father of the Church. He wrote, “If the apostles and martyrs while still in the body can pray for others. . . how much more will they do so after their crowns, victories, and triumphs?”

Symbols of Our Faith

Christians adopted the anchor as a symbol of hope, as anchors symbolize safety in navigation. The anchor is also included as a symbol of hope in Hebrews 6:19 which reads, “We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain.” The one in which we place our hope is Christ, who is the unfailing hope of all who believe in him.

Prayer of the Month

Lord God, fill us with your Spirit and call us to be witnesses of your abiding love in our classrooms. Strengthen our faith and fill us with joyful hope that we may walk always on the path that leads to you. Open our eyes to the beauty, gift and strength of each student and help us encourage their growth in mind, heart and soul. During this year of St. Joseph, protector of the Holy Family and patron of the universal Church and of Canada, we also ask for his intercession. May his prayers and the example of his life draw us closer to Jesus that we may do all for the praise and glory of your name. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Share Goodness

Pope Francis invites us to celebrate September 1 as a World Day of Prayer for Creation. We can extend this into a Season of Caring for Creation all the way up to October 4th, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the ecology and the environment. Share your goodness by practicing good stewardship over things such as water. Reduce your use of plastic and paper. Get outside and celebrate the beauty and diversity of creation.