Notes from your administrators…Христoс нарoдився! Khrystos narodyvsia! Christ is Born!

“Start each day with God, grace and gratitude”

“Почнемо день з Богом, милістю, і вдячністю”

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and had time to rest and rejuvenate for 2022. We
would like to thank the CSCC angels for the St. Nicholas presents! We all enjoyed St. Nicholas’ visit and kind words,
and the students were over the moon when they saw the St. Nicholas gifts. Thank you to pani Olha for organizing this,
as well as to the many organizations and people who donated items. We would also like to thank all students and staff
for all their work in preparing the Christmas Concert Showcase and shared their gifts and talents with our Filevich
Families. The video link that was sent out was enjoyed by many during the Christmas break. We would also like to
thank the Knights of Columbus Sheptytsky Council #4938 and The Stephen and Micheline Worobetz Foundation for
their donations to our school programming. We appreciate your gifts very much.
Some exciting things happened at Bishop Filevich over the Christmas break. We were fortunate to get a bathroom
renovation. Our front girls’ bathroom was completely redone with new flooring, countertops, sinks, taps and partitions.
Thank you to the division and its team for getting this done for us, with very little disruption to our routine.
As of Monday, January 10th, our division has changed a few of the protocols in our school building. During this time,
there will be a pause on all parent volunteers within our schools. Parents are permitted to come in to pick up or drop off
their children but are encouraged not to congregate in entrances and hallways. Along with parents, guest speakers
are currently on pause as well. Thank you in advance for your cooperation through this.
The first week back definitely came in with some freezing temperatures, but we all made it into this week. Thank you
for your understanding with our busses being cancelled last week, and we hope that it did not cause too many
schedule interferences. This week we welcome the beautiful weather but ask that you remind your children to come
prepared with jackets, gloves and hats, to go outside during break times. Although it is warming up, we still want to
ensure they are warm enough to stay outside for the duration of the recess break. As always, if it drops below –25
degrees, we will have an indoor recess, but above that temperature, students will be expected to play outside.
As always, if you have any concerns, please feel free to contact the school and teachers. We are here to ensure
everyone is safe, happy and learning.

Stacia Horbay Ugalde / pani Stacia / пані Стася
Jana Lalach / pani Yana / пані Яна

IMPORTANT TO KNOW

Wednesday, January 19 – Theophany – virtual Divine Liturgy
– 1:00 – Father Janko blesses our school
Thursday, Jan. 20 – Spirit Day – wear your school team colour and “Alternate carrier Day”
– Hot lunch orders due at 9:00 AM – click this link to order:

Monday, Jan. 24 – PLD – no classes for students
Thursday, Jan. 27 – Spirit Day – Multiple Day / Double Vision
– Panago Pizza Hot lunch for those who previously ordered
February 21-25 – Family Day and February Break – school will be closed
No Peanuts/Nuts
No Sunflower Seeds

The UCBC Bishop Roborecki Branch/William & Elsie Hnatiuk Scholarship is a
scholarship awarded annually to support and encourage students to continue to preserve their Ukrainian language,
religion, culture, and education.
Congratulations to Aislynne O., a grade 6 student at our school, who received this Award and Scholarship from the
Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood of Canada, Bishop A. Roborecki Branch. Поздоровляємо тебе, Азлинo!

News from your CSCC & FOBF
We hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful holiday season!
Next Hot lunch – Back by popular demand, Parent Council has organized another Panago Pizza hot lunch! Please use
the link below to place your pizza hot lunch order by Thursday January 20, 2022 at 9am. The hot lunch will take place
on Thursday January 27, 2022.
https://www.cognitoforms.com/FOBF1/PanagoPizzaHotLunchOrderForm.
Next meeting – Tuesday, February 8th, 2022 at 7pm. It will be an online meeting. Thank you to our GSCS Board
Trustee liaison, Hudson Byblow, for joining us during our council meeting this past Tuesday. We look forward to our
future interactions!

Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan (UCC Saskatchewan) presents:
ENGLISH FOR EMPLOYMENT (E4E)
• Are you a newcomer to Saskatchewan?
• Do you want to improve your English language skills?
• Do you need to prepare for the Saskatchewan Labour Market?
E4E Spring 2022 Term – Registrations open soon! Stay tuned!
To learn more about E4E, please visit https://ucc.sk.ca/en/services/english-language-training
Follow us on Facebook for updated information about programs and services: https://www.facebook.com/UCCSPC/
Check out UCC-Saskatchewan’s
online calendar
for updated events in the Ukrainian community:
https://ucc.sk.ca/calendar.htm

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