Published on
Nov 10, 2023
Weekly Update

While November is recognized as a time of Remembrance for many across Canada, Remembrance is a year-long commitment. There are many opportunities available to anyone wishing to show their appreciation for those who served.

We encourage all community members to pause and reflect at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day in November in remembrance of the women and men who served and sacrificed for all we have today, and to pray for peace and eternal rest for all who lost their lives protecting the freedoms of Canadians.

Lest We Forget​.

Don't Miss Out: A Night Out for ALL SPHS Parents on Tuesday, 16 November

The Parent Guild Volunteers are organizing a social evening for SPHS Parents who have sons in grade 9–12 on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Join us for a casual evening with food, drink, laughter and making new memories! There will also be a fun Scavenger Hunt organized by one of the teachers that will take place in the nooks and crannies of the school. Wine, beer, non alcoholic beverages and appetizers will be served as a part of the ticket price. Tickets are $10 per person and they are available to purchase below.

Reach out to your SPHS friends, team parents, band parents etc. and help make this very popular pre-Covid event a hit again! 

Tickets ($10 per person) are available to purchase now.


Crusader Cash Raffle

Ticket sales in the Crusader Raffle will close on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at midnight, and the draw will take place on Thursday, November 23, 2023.

The link for purchasing tickets can be found here: Crusader Raffle Tickets

The grade 9 class has earned a free relaxed dress code incentive for all next week (November 13–17) after successfully reaching half of their ticket sales quota. Grade 10, 11, and 12 classes fell short of the incentive and will be expected to follow the regular dress code next week.

Students are asked to sell a minimum of $200 worth of tickets in support of the Bursary and Grad Fund.

The top 3 student sellers will also win:

  • 1st place – $300 Amazon Gift Card
  • 2nd place – $200 Apple Gift Card
  • 3rd place – $100 Cru Shoppe Gift Card

Six cash prizes include:

  • 1st prize - $10,000
  • 2nd prize - $5,000
  • 3rd prize - $2,000
  • 4th prize - $1,000
  • 5th prize - $1,000
  • 6th prize - $1,000

Thank you for your support for the 2023 Crusader Raffle. For more information, please feel free to contact the Advancement Office at (204) 831-2344 or email


Wednesday, 15 November: Late Start for Students

Schedule IV is in effect. 


Friday, 17 November: All School Assembly

We will follow a modified Schedule III for an all-school assembly as part of Manitoba Public Insurance's Friends for Life Speaker Series. Click HERE for more information and see below for the schedule for the day. 

Modified Schedule

  • Period 1: 8:30–9:25 (55) 
  • Period 2: 9:30–10:40 (55 + 5 for prayer and announcements)
  • Period 3: 10:45–11:40 (55)
  • Lunch: 11:40–12:25 (45)
  • Assembly: 12:30–1:25 (55)
  • Period 4: 1:30–2:20 (50)
  • Period 5: 2:25–3:15 (50)

Students will report to their core groups at the end of lunch in the same locations used for the recent Remembrance Service.


Upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences will occur on:

• Thursday, 23 November, 3:30–8:00PM
• Friday, 24 November, 9:30AM–3:30PM

The online system for booking conferences will open on Monday, 13 November at 7:30AM and will close at 5:00PM on Wednesday, 22 November.

Log into the PowerSchool Parent Portal to access Conference Manager, the online booking system.

Click HERE for detailed instructions for viewing progress report marks and comments and scheduling parent-teacher conferences.  

Tickets for St. Paul's Dramatic Production of the Wizard of Oz are now available for purchase online. The Show runs from Thursday, November 30th – Saturday, December 2nd and tickets are $10. 

Please use the following links to order tickets online. If you wish to pay cash for your tickets, you may purchase them directly from Mr. Comeault or Ms. Janzen. Get your tickets early to enjoy this wonderful production! 

  • Tickets for Thursday, November 30th may be purchased HERE.
  • Tickets for Friday, December 1st may be purchased HERE.
  • Tickets for Saturday, December 2nd may be purchased HERE.

Please note that all three dates have a start time of 7:30 pm.

From the Counselling Department

University of Toronto

Students considering studying at the University of Toronto are invited to set up a virtual meeting with their recruitment specialist:

This week we are featuring a local scholarship: The United Way Youth Leaders In Action Scholarship is for students who participate, volunteer, or work at a United Way agency partner and are sparking positive change.

Application deadline:  April 5th, 2024

Virtual Workshops at the University of Manitoba

Upcoming Webinar: The Ultimate Guide to Applying to UM
Join online to learn about the application process, UM programs and services, and financial planning for their time at university. Registration is now open.

Career Choices Workshops
Students interested in studying at UM are encouraged to attend this virtual workshop to explore their interests, values, and favourite subjects and how they relate to the world of work and what to study at university. Multiple dates and times are available in November, register today.

University of Winnipeg
New Students' Evening is November 28th, 6:00–8:30 p.m., at Duckworth Centre.

Advent Music Concert: Tuesday, 28 November

Come out and celebrate Advent and prepare for Christmas! Our annual Advent Concert takes place on Tuesday, 28 November at 7 pm in the Albrechtsen MultiPlex. This is a wonderful evening filled with musical and vocal performances by our Concert Bands, Junior and Senior Jazz Bands, and Choir. All are welcome to attend.

Semester 1 Exam Schedule

Click HERE for the schedule for Semester 1 Exams. As a reminder, students are expected to write exams at the end of each semester as scheduled. Planned absences during exams should be avoided except in cases of emergencies. In such cases, students may be permitted to write exams on alternate dates with administrative approval. Writing exams prior to the first day of scheduled exams will not be accommodated. 

All grade twelve students are required to write the Provincial English Assessment administered over four days: January 9–12, 2024. In addition, grade twelve students enrolled in Pre-Calculus Math in Semester 1 are required to write the Provincial Pre-Calculus Mathematics Assessment on Thursday, 25 January 2024.

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From the Parent Guild

Clothing Donations

The Nearly New Shoppe is looking for gently used and cleaned dress shirts, dress code pants, and suits jackets. If your son has outgrown any of these items, we would be happy to use them for our upcoming Nearly New Sale. All the profits are donated to the SPHS Christmas Hamper Program to support those in need in our community. Please drop off the clothing at the front reception at your earliest convenience.