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Tuesday,
12 Feb 2019
8:37 PM
School Tomorrow – Update and Important Information!!
The weather has changed again and it looks like the snow is done with us for now.   School will be open for tomorrow unless an emergency blog goes out. In the spirit of snow and fun, tomorr

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Tuesday,
12 Feb 2019
1:30 PM
Sad News
Dear St. Joe’s families, It is will great sadness that I share this news about one of our past students – Alyssa Cabrera (St. Joe’s Missioning Class of 2014).  The followi

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Tuesday,
12 Feb 2019
6:25 AM
Update for Tuesday, February 12 – SCHOOL CLOSED
The Environnment Canada snowfall warning for Richmond is still in effect. Heavy snow is expected to fall throughout the day and well into the evening.  St. Joe’s will be closed for Tu

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Monday,
11 Feb 2019
6:31 AM
Snow Update – NO SCHOOL TODAY
The school/parish parking lot was not cleared and is a potential hazzard. The school is closed for Monday, February 11. Stay tuned for future updates

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Sunday,
10 Feb 2019
9:44 PM
Snow Update – Decision by 6:45am Tomorrow
We are closely monitoring the accumulation of snow.  The decision to call a school closure will depend on whether the snow actually stops falling by 10pm this evening as forecasted, and whe

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Thursday,
31 Jan 2019
8:06 PM
ALERT – Parking Lot Update for Tomorrow
A heads up that the parish has rented out a portion of the parking lot to a movie company tomorrow.  Drop off and pick-up will not be affected, but all cars must park ONLY in the row closes

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Monday,
14 Jan 2019
9:20 PM
Parking Lot Usage Alert for Tuesday, January 15
Please note that the parish parking lot will be used by a Steveston filming crew on Tuesday, January 15 (tomorrow).  The majority of our church parking lot will be used for filming staff be

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Monday,
14 Jan 2019
9:23 AM
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championsip this Saturday!
Knights of Columbus Free–Throw Championship. This annual event will be held on the 19th of January (this Saturday) at the school gym from 1pm-4pm. This is a fun event for all boys and

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Thursday,
03 Jan 2019
3:54 PM
Hot Lunch Date Correction – (There is NO January 9 Hot Lunch)
Due to the timing of our school holidays, there will not be a January 9 hot lunch.  The next hot lunch will be on Wednesday, January 30. Please see previous blog for a weblink to sign in or

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Thursday,
03 Jan 2019
1:54 PM
Happy New Year ! (and time to sign up for Hot Lunch from January to June)
Warm New Year’s greetings to each of our school families! Online Hot Lunch orders for the remainder of the school year are now open.  The first Hot Lunch will take place on Wednesday,

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Monday,
17 Dec 2018
4:53 PM
Seniors’ Lunch on Wednesday – Help Still Needed!
Thank you to those who have sent in their green forms and are able to assist with set-up, serving or clean-up.  At this point in time, we still need more servers (11:30am shift) and cleanup

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Thursday,
13 Dec 2018
11:14 PM
Food Drive and Seniors Luncheon
A reminder that tomorrow is the last day to bring in food for our St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive. We are supporting 134 different families this year (up from 73 last year), and our food dona

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Monday,
10 Dec 2018
6:31 PM
Gala Classroom Photos Ready for Pickup
The classroom word photo orders are ready!  Please drop by the school office anytime between 8am and 4pm to pick them up.  All unclaimed photo orders will be sent home via backpack on Frid

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Monday,
10 Dec 2018
6:27 PM
The St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive Is On!!
A reminder that our St. Vincent de Paul Food Drive is happening all week!  Students are able to dress down tomorrow (no toonie needs to be brought in), and we are asking families to bring a

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Sunday,
02 Dec 2018
8:33 PM
Class Project Word Photos – Orders Extended Until Tuesday
This is the last chance to order set(s) of the various 4×6 class word photos that were displayed the week prior to Gala.  Each complete set is $30.  Order forms went out by backpack m

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Thursday,
29 Nov 2018
11:41 AM
Gala Live Auction Update: Closing This Evening
Be sure to check out our Post Gala Auction as it closes tonight at 6pm. www.32auctions.com/guardiansgala2018 We still have Front Row Seats to the Spring Musical Matinee  (for those possible

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Monday,
26 Nov 2018
2:30 PM
St. Joe’s Toy Drive – Helpful Toy Suggestions
We have already started receiving donations for our  Toy Drive which supports BC Children’s Hospital and Richmond Christmas Fund. Many thanks to our early donors! To assist parents in

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Sunday,
25 Nov 2018
10:55 PM
Toy Drive All This Week!
Our November Spirit Day Dress down is happening this Tuesday, but our toy gathering will be happening all week! From Monday, November 26 to Friday November 30, students can bring in unwrappe

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Wednesday,
21 Nov 2018
8:18 PM
Remaining Gala Auction Items Available for Online Bidding!
For the first time ever we are excited to announce the online Silent Auction component of the Guardians Gala!  We have posted a few auction items; including our Grade 6 signed class project

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Tuesday,
20 Nov 2018
8:32 PM
Pizza Lunch This Week – Postponed Until Next Friday
On our November Newsletter, there is a pizza lunch listed for later this week.  This pizza lunch will be moved to next week.  The pizza lunch date is set for Friday, November 30. Order for

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Sunday,
11 Nov 2018
10:39 PM
Gala Ticket Update – Please Check Your Email for Verification
Ticket sales have closed and the committee is wanting to ensure everyone has received their electronic tickets.  If you purchased a Gala Ticket, please check your email for your dinner tick

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Thursday,
08 Nov 2018
7:09 PM
Tomorrow is the Last Chance for Gala Dinner Tickets!
Tomorrow is your LAST chance to get tickets for our upcoming Gala!  We will have our sellers in the school foyer both before and after school.  A credit card machine is available for ticke

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Thursday,
01 Nov 2018
11:10 PM
Gala Tickets: Early Bird Draw Tomorrow Morning!
A reminder that tomorrow morning is the Early Bird Ticket Draw.  Get your tickets before 9:00 and your name will go in the draw! Also a reminder that the Gala acquisitions deadline is Frida

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Wednesday,
31 Oct 2018
7:19 AM
Happy Hallwe’en! Dress Down, Eat First, and Costume Reminders
A reminder that students can wear non-uniform clothing to school today and bring their costume in a bag.  We’ll do eat first at 11:50am, then change into costumes at 12:35pm.  Kinder

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Sunday,
28 Oct 2018
2:50 PM
Gala Tickets and Raffles are Available for Sale in School Foyer Starting Tomorrow Morning
Members of the Gala Committee will be in the school foyer each morning beginning Monday, October 29  from 8:30-9am to sell Gala Raffle and dinner tickets.  To make purchasing as easy as po

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Wednesday,
24 Oct 2018
1:12 PM
Gala Alert: Decoration Creators Needed This Evening at 6:30pm
The Gala decoration committee is asking for assistance this evening, from 6:30pm-8:30pm, for decoration creation.  If you looking for some fun and easy Parent Participation hours, please em

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Thursday,
18 Oct 2018
10:19 PM
Band Practise Cancelled: Tomorrow After School
Due to a staff illness, there will be no band practice tomrorow afternoon.  Please make arrangements for band students to be picked up at the regular time. Thank you

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Thursday,
18 Oct 2018
8:31 PM
Pizza Lunch Tomorrow – Eat First
Tomorrow is the first pizza lunch of the year, and all students will be eating before they go outside for recess.  If your child has not ordered pizza and you are planning on dropping off t

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Monday,
15 Oct 2018
2:39 PM
Reminder – Spirit Dress Down and Toonie Day Tomorrow
Our October Spirit Day is for Chalice, a Catholic charity that supports children’s education in developing countries.  As your children head out the door in their dress down attire, p

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Thursday,
11 Oct 2018
11:24 AM
Prayers Requested For a School Family
One of our school mom’s parents passed away late last week.  Cheryl Boetzkes, mother of Maria Varju, was 66 when she lost her battle to cancer.   Our prayers of love and support are
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