Published on
Nov 24, 2023
Weekly Update

St. Paul's Dramatic Society Presents

Last Call for Tickets!

Tickets for St. Paul's Dramatic Production of the Wizard of Oz are still 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 today! 

  • 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.

Mission Week Supporting Inner City Youth Alive (ICYA)

From November 27th to December 1st, the Maroon & White Society will be hosting Mission Week 1 - a campaign of education and fundraising supporting Inner City Youth Alive (ICYA). ICYA is a Christian North-End organization that provides a safe, active, and nurturing environment for children and youth, many of whom experience poverty, abuse, and neglect. ICYA engages local kids by offering quality programs through which relationships grow. These supportive relationships play a vital role in the lives of hundreds of children who are at risk. ICYA volunteers run valuable programs, such as a drop-in program, a hot meals program, a summer and winter wilderness camp, and much more!

To help support ICYA, the Maroon & White Society is hoping you will contribute through the following initiatives:

Casual Dress Code: Each day from Monday, November 27th to Friday, December 1st, there will be a casual dress code available in support of ICYA's wonderful work. With a minimum donation of $2, you can purchase a dress code sticker from a booth at the Student Entrance or Cass Gym Link. NEW this year: Students can pay with cash, debit, or credit (with an additional $0.25 tap transaction fee).

Donut Sale: Start your week off on a sweet note! On Monday, November 27th, for a suggested donation of $2 you can purchase a donut. There will be a great assortment to choose from! Donuts will be available in the main hallway between the library and the Aulneau room.

Food Drive: On Wednesday, November 29th you can EITHER provide a non-perishable food item in support of ICYA's Christmas Food Hamper OR donate a minimum of $2 in exchange for a dress code sticker. (Requested food items are pasta sauce, canned tomatoes, canned corn, canned mushrooms, canned soup, canned fruit, noodles, pasta, and beans.)

Pizza Sales: What better way to help a great cause than to buy some pizza! On Friday, December 1st, you can enjoy a medium pizza and a canned drink of your choice for just $10! Please order your pizza using THIS FORM. Then pay for your order using cash, debit or credit (with an additional $0.50 tap transaction fee) at the Maroon and White booth near the Cass Gym Link EVERY LUNCH HOUR between Wednesday, November 22nd and Tuesday, November 28th. Orders and payment are due by November 28th.

Walking United Educational Presentations: Multiple workshops and presentations will take place on Wednesday, November 29th (Schedule V - Mandatory A.M. Activity). Grade 9s will be in their core groups watching a documentary and participating in a simulation activity. Grade 10, 11, and 12 students have signed up to attend one of several educational workshops being presented by several guest speakers.

Thank you, and let's make Mission Week 1 a great success!

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.

Wednesday, 29 November: All School Learning

Students will participate in learning sessions at 8:30 a.m. as part of Mission Week 1. Attendance is compulsory for all students. Schedule V is in effect. Note: the late start previously schedule on this date has been cancelled. 

Friday, 1 December: Regular Schedule

This day will be a Schedule I as our Advent Liturgy has been rescheduled to Monday, 4 December. 

The Crusader Raffle – WINNERS!

Thank you to all of our supporters who helped us raise over $86,000 in support of our Bursary and Grad Funds. Your Support Changes Lives!
Congratulations to the 2023 Crusader Raffle Winners:

  • 1st Prize $10,000 – Noraliza Malapitan
  • 2nd Prize $5,000 – Craig Braschuk
  • 3rd Prize $2,000 – Betelhem Abegaz
  • 4th Prize $1,000 – Jeff Mager
  • 5th Prize $1,000 – Paige Lloyd
  • 6th Prize $1,000 – Curtis Breslaw

Congrats to our top 3 student fundraisers too!

  • 1st place – Ethan Limsiaco '27
  • 2nd place – Miguel Dado '27
  • 3rd place – Juan Miguel Guaring '25

The Crusader Raffle is our annual fundraising event for students by students. Funds raised from the raffle will support the Bursary Fund and the Grad Fund. The Bursary Fund is essential in ensuring that all qualified students have access to a Jesuit education at St. Paul’s High School.

Revised Exam Schedule

The Semester 1 exam schedule has been adjusted to avoid having Grade 12 AP Physics and Grade 12 AP Calculus on the same day. Click HERE for the revised schedule which runs Janaury 25–31, 2024. The singular change is highlighted in the schedule. 

From the Parent Guild

Thank you!

Thanks so much to all our volunteers. We needed a lot of help to run our Parent Guild Activities this month and the SPHS parent community stepped up! 

The only thing we require this month is some baking for the November 28th Band Concert. If you are a band parent or an avid baker, please consider donating some items for this event. Please drop off cookies, dainties etc to the front reception on November 27th or November 28th