May Message – Khrystos Voskres! Voistyno Voskres!

Khrystos Voskres! Voistyno Voskres! We have just recently come back from Imageour Easter break. Often we get focused on our Lenten journey and Christ’s Passion before Easter that we do not get excited about being an Easter people. Do not just celebrate the Lenten journey, but celebrate the destination. In the Ukrainian culture it is tradition to greet someone after Easter saying “Khrystos Voskres!” which means Christ is Risen. The response to this greeting is “Voistyno Voskres!” which means He is Truly Risen. As we continue to celebrate being an Easter people, I ask you to remember Christ’s example of unconditional love and devotion to God, and let us truly praise His resurrection.

Thank you to all the parents and staff that completed our recent ThoughtStream. The information gathered in this community input tool will truly guide us in the creation of our Continuous Improvement Plan for next year. Also, thank you to all the members of our learning community that completed our survey about the 2014-15 bell times. By now, you have probably heard about the decision to continue to follow the Balanced School Day. Please see my recent blog for more information regarding this decision.

Congratulations to the participants and winners of our Science Fair and the Regional Science Fair. Our Assumption School students did an awesome job! Please check inside this newsletter for more information on the participants and their results. A thank you is extended to all of the students for their submissions. I would also like to thank Mrs. Graf, Mrs. Lank, and Mrs. Kraemer for their leadership with the Science Fair.

As you may know, our school community has raised close to $280,000 for Jump Rope for Heart over the past 31 years. We are one of only a few schools in all of Canada that have accomplished this. Thank you for supporting the event and thanks everyone who worked on the committee.

Our Grade 5 parents have been busy planning for the Spring Fling BingoImage which will occur on Friday, May 30th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., so come early to get a good seat. All parents are welcome to donate prizes. Prizes may be dropped off at the office. The Spring Fling Bingo is a very important community event so we’d love to have you attend. Funds raised at the bingo support next year’s Grade 6 SABC trip (any extra funds will go to our playground project).

Have a terrific May!

Greg Kostiuk

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