Faith Friend activities underway at Christ-King

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Christ-King Chronicle

Welcome back to school! We are thrilled to see all of our returning students and also many new faces at Christ-King Catholic School. We extend a very warm welcome to the new students and their families.

Last Tuesday started with a school-wide welcome back assembly and the great news that we would be hiring a new teacher due to the increase in enrolment. This Monday, Mr. Joe Faught took over from Mrs. Sylvia St. Amand, who filled in while we searched for a permanent teacher for the Grade 6/7 class.

Congratulations, Mr. Faught, and we look forward to a great year.

After having a chance to meet their new teachers and classmates, students at Christ-King gathered together for a Faith Friend activity Wednesday. Faith Friends are pairs of students, one older and one younger, who walk and sit together at our monthly Masses and who also do other fun, school-wide activities together. We attended our first Mass last Friday at Christ-King Parish, where Father Arlan Parenteau, our parish priest, gave us our theme for the year — God is an Awesome God. He also encouraged us to find new ways this year to serve the poor and the hungry and to show God’s love to others.

We have recently established House Leagues at Christ-King School for our intramural program. On Thursday, our principal, Mr. Sheldon Gallagher, introduced the new team names and divided staff and students into the Bulls, the Lions, the Eagles and the Saints. These names come from the symbols given to the four evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and represent the four “living creatures” who, surrounding the throne of God in the Book of Revelation, give glory, honour and thanksgiving to God without ceasing.

Each team created a cheer and then we had a tug of war. The Lions are currently in the lead.

Mark your calendars for the following upcoming events at Christ-King School:

— Scholastic Book Fairs arrive today and will be at the school until Sept. 21.

— The school’s Open House is set for Sept. 19.

— There will be a Professional Development Day on Sept. 23 for teachers, so there will be no school that day for students.

— Archbishop Richard Smith from the Archdiocese of Edmonton will visit our school for a School Blessing at 1 p.m. on Sept. 29.

Please join us.

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