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									                       Bishop Filevich Ukrainian Bilingual School
                           Українська двомовна школа
                             ім. Владики Філевича
                                         125 – 105th Street, Saskatoon, SK. S7N 1N3
                                              Phone: 659-7230 Fax: 659-2074
                               Website: www.gscs.sk.ca/fil     Email: bishop.filevich@gscs.sk.ca
                                                 Principal: Mrs. A Wasylow
                                              Vice-Principal: Mrs. O. Kowaluk
#13                                           Office coordinator: Mrs. S. Kodak                                March 19, 2009

Friday, March 20          CDD – NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS
Tuesday, March 24 Report cards sent home
                          1:10 – Grade 6/7 visiting at St. Volodymyr Villa
                          Grades 5-8 sponsoring the Bake Sale for Lenten donations
                          Last day for Kovbasa orders
Wednesday, March 25       ski trip to Wapitti Valley Resort for students in grades 3-8 (leaving 7AM)
                          (regular day for those not going skiing)
Thursday, March 26        12:30-7:00 PM – 3way conferences NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS IN THE
Friday, March 27          1:00-3:00 PM – 3way conferences NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS IN THE
Tuesday, March 31         11:00 – Grade 7/8 Band students performing at Mother Teresa School for Music
                          1:10 – Grade 7/8 visiting at St. Joseph’s Home

 Notice of Change of CDD (Common Day Dismissal) – it has been previously advertised that we would
 have a CDD on May 15th. This will be changed to May 22nd in order to allow some of our teaching staff
 to attend a special second language conference in Edmonton on that day. This was discussed at the last
 parent council meeting and given full support. We thank the teachers for giving their extra time to attend
 this conference which will positively impact all children’s learning. Again, there will be regular classes
 on May 15th and no classes for students on May 22nd. THIS CHANGE IS JUST FOR OUR SCHOOL!

Notes from your administrators….

                                Слава Ісусу Христу! Glory be to Jesus Christ!
Sunday was a great example of our faith-filled larger Ukrainian community interacting. The day began with
about 20 children leading responses to the Divine Liturgy at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. The parish was very
complimentary and thankful. We thank Mrs. Blush and Mrs. Thachuk for teaching and leading the children.

In the afternoon, our parent council hosted a skate and hot dog party. As the children said – “It’s so fun!” Many
families skated, visited and enjoyed the good food. We were most pleased to have His Excellency Most Rev.
Bishop Bryan Bayda join us. He personally put his stamp of approval on the delicious chili! It was great to use
our fine skating rink. Thank you parents, for your efforts.

We look forward to meeting with you on Thursday and Friday next week for 3-way conferences!

Angela Wasylow, Principal

                                                    Lenten Reflections
Lent is a good time to renew our commitment to Sunday worship. Have we lost the significance of Sunday and
God’s commandment to keep it holy? Lent is a good time to commit ourselves into making this day a day of
worship and joy within our parishes during Divine Liturgy.

Let us pray: Father, help us to reclaim our holy Sundays so that we may worship You within a church
community. We pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Three-way conferences – report cards will be sent home Tuesday, March 24th. Parent, student, teacher conferences will be held
Thursday, March 26th (12:30- 7:00 p.m.) and Friday, March 27th (1:00-3:00 p.m.). Buses will take the students home @ 11:45 on these
days. Please be on time for you conferences. We have a strict schedule. Please call the school if you are unable to keep you
appointment time. (659-7230)

Lenten update – Pre Easter confessions will take place on April 6 at 9:15 AM.
We would like to thank the students and parents for their generosity in donating towards the orphanage in Ukraine project. The K-
Grade 4 bake sale brought in $327.60 and the total of all classroom donations to date is $410.45. Your donations of baking and money
are very much appreciated. We will make a difference in these children’s lives!
Fully Alive – Please send back to school any family books your child brought home.

Skipping update - Our school skipping team is made up of members from grades 6-8. This team travels to different schools and acts
as ambassadors of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan. We help to kick off fundraising efforts. We had a very
successful kick off at Holliston and Osler schools last month. On May 1st we will be traveling to North Park, Delisle and St. Anne.
Thank you to all our dedicated skippers. On April 27 our own school will be having a kick off in the gym at 9:15am, pledge forms
will be handed out that day. Our Jump off date is Tuesday May 12th. Our grade 5 skippers will begin practicing soon to learn some
tricks from the grade 6-8 team. Listen to announcements when your first practice will be.

Skiing update - Just a reminder that we will be going skiing next week on Wed, March 25. Please bring your child to the school @
7:00 AM because the buses will not bring them to school that early. Two chartered buses leave the school at 7:15 sharp. Don’t be late
because we don’t wait. Listen to the radio C95am for any cancellation notices. You can pick up your child @ 6:30 PM at the school.

Band Festival – this year the band section of the Saskatoon Music Festival will be held at our school for the grade 6 bands and at
Mother Teresa School for the grades 7 and 8 bands. From March 30th – April 3rd our gym will be busy with the great sounds of school
bands from all areas of Saskatoon. During this time the library and band room will be used by various student bands. Our grade 7/8
band will perform on Tuesday, March 31@ 11:00 AM at Mother Teresa School. Admission at the door.

Science Fair – The local Science Fair held at our school on March 6th was a huge success. There were many terrific projects by
students all the way from grades 1-8. Five grade 8 students have been selected by judges form the University of Saskatchewan to
represent our school at the Regional Science Fair to be held on May 7 th and 8th. Congratulations and Good Luck goes out to: Austin
Shirley, Troy Baschuk, Ivanna Kindrachuk, Olena Olenick, Kaitlyn Chomitzky. Thank you to Mrs. Blush and Ms. Baran for their
work with the students.

Homework Help – Starting Wednesday, Feb 25, pani Olya (Mrs. Kowaluk) will be available every Wednesday morning @ 8:00 AM
for students who need extra help with assignments and homework.

Skating – we sincerely thank the Megyesi and Grabowski families for once again maintaining the community rink in our back
playground. We know it takes a lot of time and effort to do this and we are very grateful to them. Some classrooms have used the rink
for Phys. Ed. time and others may as well. It’s been so cold! We will open the rink to skaters (not hockey) at noon hour (12-12:25) on
these dates: March 23, 24, 31 and April 2 providing the weather is good. Children need to be able to skate on their own and need to
wear gloves or mitts and hockey helmets. We have some helmets and skates here. If your child needs to use our helmet or skates,
please inform the teacher a day ahead of time. Parents are welcome to come and help tie skates in the blue boot room. Parents are
welcome to skate as well. Thanks to Mrs. Thachuk, Mrs. Kelln and Mrs. Kowaluk for offering to help with extra supervision.
Remember that the rink is available every evening free of charge for anyone to skate. Since the school is not open, skates and helmets
are not available in the evening.

Congratulations and God’s Blessings to Nicholas Clay, Payton Tratch and Oleksa Wasylow on receiving their Solemn Holy
Communion at Ss. Peter and Paul Parish on Sunday, March 8 th. Поздоровляємо Вас!

                                     PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES (PEDS)
The school board limits the student use of PEDs, including but not limited to cell phones, portable internet devices, cameras, video, or
audio recording devices. We endeavor to provide learning environments which are safe, productive, and reflective of Catholic values.
PEDs can disrupt this state and are subject to restriction. Our school policy is that we discourage students from bringing valuable
devices to school but if they are brought they need to be powered off and stored out of view during class time. IPods and MP3 players
may be used outside during breaks. Parents are asked to monitor their child’s choice of music. Staff will as well. Cell phones are not to
be used for calls or text messaging within school hours. If you need to contact your child, please do so through the office. Photographs
may not be taken of other students without the permission of those students’ parents.

We sincerely ask parents not to allow students to bring cell phones, electronic games, Ipods, etc, to school. These items are causing a
lot of problems in the school. Students are showing off in front of others and items have gone missing. You are reminded that the
school is not responsible for the loss or theft of any of these items. At this point, we are not banning these items, just asking for your
cooperation and understanding.

           “Working on Words” – from the Speech/Language Department at Bishop Filevich School
   Last newsletter, we provided some ideas of activities you can try in your home to help promote your child’s
   learning of two (or more) languages. This week, here are two more ideas for you to help you “work on words” with
   your child and develop your child’s language skills!

        1) Write short letters to family members who speak the languages used at home. Your child can dictate what
           he/she would like to say and a parent can write down the words and read them back to the child. If your
           child is older, he/she can write the letter themselves. Writing letters allows your child to express his/her
           ideas. In addition, they will also be able to see the connection between spoken and written words.

        2) For a younger child, when reciting familiar rhymes or doing fingerplays in either of the two languages,
           leave out words from time to time and encourage your child to fill in the blanks. Your child will love
           demonstrating how well he/she remembers the words while gaining important practice in using both
           languages in a way that is fun.

                                  Bishop Filevich Health and Nutri tion Facts
                                              HEALTHY BAKING TIPS:
 #5 – Eliminate trans fats and lower saturated fats by replacing butter, lard, shortening and margarines with oil or non-
 hydrogenated margarine that does not have trans fats. Try using applesauce or ripe, well mashed bananas instead of
 butter, lard, shortening or margarine to help reduce fat in your recipes.
 Visit www.bchealthyliving.ca                                                                      Saskatoon Health Region
 Fundraising Committee
       Kovbasa Fundraiser - Order forms and information went home last week. Please return your orders with
          payment to the school no later than Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Please make cheques payable to Bishop
          Filevich CSCC. Due to limited storage at the school, orders MUST be picked up at the school on Tuesday April
          7, 2009 between 7 - 8:30 p.m. If indicated on your order form, 5lb orders will be sent home with your child on
          the bus on Wednesday, April 8, 2009.
       Spring Bulbs Fundraiser - This fundraiser runs April 1-22, 2009. The school council will receive 50% profit.
       Bottle Drive – May
 Easter Breakfast
 This annual event has always been successful because of the efforts of our parents. We need many volunteers -
 please be one of them! We need 10 volunteers to boil and peel 3 dozen eggs each and to bring them to the school
 early on April 21st. Please do not cut them. You will be reimbursed as long as you turn in your receipts to the office. All
 else will be supplied by the Community School Council. Volunteers are also needed to help set up, prepare, serve and
 clean up on Tuesday, April 21st. Several sharp cutting knives and cutting boards are also needed. To volunteer please
 call Chrystal Polanik at 933-3052, Teresa Ternowsky at 652-1146 or Sonia Kodak at 659-7230.
 Thanks to everyone for helping with Telemiracle. We raised $1046.33. Thanks to the children, Mrs. Bergermann and
 parents that helped present the cheque. We all had fun meeting Beverly Mahood.
 What a prefect day for the skating party. Thanks for everyone that came out and had a good time. Thanks also to
 Bishop Bryan for coming to play with the children. They love you, Thank you to the Megyesis and Grabowskis for
 cleaning the ice.
 Recognitions from the Chair
 I wanted to take some space in the newsletter to recognize all the committee members that have been working so hard
 behind the scenes with all the various aspects that make our council a very successful and active one for our school.
  Please take the time to thank them next time you see them.
 Social Committee: Tanis Shipman-Chair, Shanna Lux, Curtis and Teresa Hiebert, Michelle Gartner, Mimi Marchewka,
 Teresa Bartko
 Fundraising Committee: Chrystal Polanik-Co-Chair, Dawn Ewert- Co-Chair, Teresa Ternowsky, Sherri Reynolds, Illona
 Bodnarenko, Carolyn Hoshowsky
 PR Committee: Shanna Lux-Chair, Tanis Shipman, Mimi Marchewka, Teresa Bartko, Curtis Hiebert, Teresa Ternowsky
 Recognition Committee: Shelley Olsen- Chair, Kerry Kropelnicky, Mimi Marchewka, Adele Akoulov, Chrystal Polanik
 Easter Breakfast Committee: Chrystal Polanik- Co-Chair, Teresa Ternowsky- Co-Chair, Mimi Marchewka
 Landscaping Committee: Chrystal Polanik- Chair, Cec Kachkowski, Mary Holowachuk, Lyle Wiebe
 Fully Alive: Vera Olenick


Easter Teas and Bake Sales – Dormition Parish – March 29 – 11:00 – 2:00
                                 St. George’s Cathedral – April 4 – 1:00 – 3:30
                                 All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church – April 4 – 1:00 – 3:00
St. Volodymyr Eparchial Camp 2009 – Registrations are now being accepted for camp at the Ukrainian Park near Pike Lake from
July 5 – July 19. Boys and girls ages 8 – 14 are welcome. Call 664-3459 for further information.
                                         - Applications are being accepted for the following camp positions: Director, Teacher of
language, Maintenance, Counselors (Monitors) Teacher of Religion, cooks and a Nurse/EMT. Application deadline for all these
positions is April 25, 2009. Mail an application and resume to 214 Ave. M. South in Saskatoon S7M 2K4.

Kyiv Chamber Choir is having a concert on Saturday May 2 @ 7:30 PM in the Knox United Church (838 Spadina Cres East). For
group and local ticket information, call 1-877-266-2557 or visit www.platinumconcerts.com

Volunteers needed at Vesna Festival – This year, Vesna Festival will be on Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9 at TCU Place. If you
are interested in volunteering for 3 hours (minimum), please contact 652-2280. All volunteers will receive free admission to Vesna
plus a free meal ticket. Thank you for supporting Vesna!

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation is pleased to invite you to the 9th annual ‘Swing Into Spring’ Fashion Show &
Dinner on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at TCU Place. Once again, plans are well under way for a fabulous evening of fun, food,
fashions, camaraderie and great prizes. Support school division employees as they step out of their traditional roles to walk the
runway in the latest spring fashions. Please check the posters displayed at your school or your parish bulletin boards or the
Foundation website at www.gscs.sk.ca/foundation. Tickets are $50 each and are available through the Foundation office. Your
presence helps us put faith in education. Phone: 659-7003 Fax: 659-2013 Email: catholicschoolsfoundation@gscs.sk.ca

The 2009-2010 school year schedule for Saskatoon has been approved in principle by the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Board
of Education. The approval of this school year is pending the Ministry of Education’s final approval of the number school days for
next year. The 2009-2010 school year calendar is online at www.gscs.sk.ca on the News & Calendar page.

HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR TAX ASSESSMENT NOTICE? Please take a minute to check your property assessment notice
to ensure you have correctly specified which school board should receive your property taxes. The notice, which was recently mailed
out, tells you the assessed value of your property and whether the education portion of your property taxes goes to the public or
Catholic school board in your community.
If you are Catholic and live within the boundaries of a Catholic school division, but your notice does not state you are a Separate
School Supporter, you can switch your taxes by filling out a tax declaration form, available at your RM or town office, in Saskatoon at
City Hall or online at www.city.saskatoon.sk.ca You may also pick up a form at your school or at the Greater Saskatoon Catholic
Schools Board Office at 420 22nd Street East.
There is no fee for changing your tax declaration. Deadline to submit your form for this tax year is April 20.
Only people who are Catholic may pay their property taxes to the Catholic school board. Under provincial law, it is not a matter of
choice, personal preference, where one works or where one’s children attend or have attended school.
If you would like more information about any aspect of property tax declaration, you may contact Dr. Donald Lloyd, Superintendent,
Administrative Services, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Phone 659-7021 or email dlloyd@gscs.sk.ca You may also check the
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools website (www.gscs.sk.ca) for more information.
                                       LENTEN MISSION at Ss. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
                                                         (Corner of Munroe and 10th Street East)
                                                               March 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th
                                                              with Father Thomas J. Loya
                  Father Thomas J. Loya, STB, MA is currently the pastor of Annunciation of the Mother of God Byzantine
Catholic Parish in Homer Glen, IL. He is also the host of “Light of the East” radio program. Father Loya has served the Church in
youth and young adult ministry as well as an artist. He has directed many retreats and has been a guest speaker at several conventions
including World Youth Day 2002.
Saturday, March 21st - Homily at 5:00 p.m. Liturgy followed by Youth Night in the Church Auditorium.
Sunday, March 22nd – Homily at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Liturgies; 7:00 p.m. - Acathistos Service & Homily
Monday, March 23rd –9:00 a.m. Liturgy & Homily; 7:00 p.m. - Moleben Service & Homily
Tuesday, March 24th – 9:00 a.m. Liturgy & Homily; 7:00 p.m. - Vesper Service & Homily
                           Opportunity for confessions each day
Lenten Activity: Feed the Hungry -You may wish to bring a non-perishable food item for the food barrel.
- For more information contact Father John Sianchuk or Father Dmytro Dnistrian at 343-6516

Canada Day Youth Award – Canadian Heritage would like to recognize the contribution of young people from Saskatchewan 18
years and younger who exemplify the qualities of citizenship that strengthen our social fabric and enrich our national life. If you know
an outstanding young person, please submit their nomination for the Canada Day Youth Award. Deadline is March 31, 2009. For more
information or to obtain a nomination form, visit http://www.pch.gc.ca/special/canada/youth/index_e.cfm or call Bianca Currie –
Poirier at 306-780-80059 (collect)

Saskatoon Adlerian Society Presents A DAY FOR PARENTS Saturday, April 25, 2009. Morning session (choose one): Positive
Parenting For Little Ones; Socks, Toys, Dirty Dishes; Love Languages; Parenting on Your Own. Afternoon Session (Choose one):
Taming the Time Tiger; Anger, The Misunderstood Emotion; Sex, Drugs, Rock n’ Roll; Discipline: Where Do I Start? For details
see www.saskatoonadleriansociety.org or phone: 975-0885

The Diocese of Saskatoon and One More Soul Canada invite you to the National Theology of the Body Conference June 5-7,
2009. For more information, please contact your parish office, call 1-866-966-7685 or go to www.tobconference.ca
                             “If you have a body, this theology is for you.” Christopher West

CHILDREN’S AUTHOR EXTRAVAGANZA - On Saturday March 28 several Saskatchewan CANSCAIP authors (Canadian
Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers) will read from their newest books, sign autographs, chat and discuss their
writing process. The event, held in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Reading Council conference, and will take place from 1 pm to
3 pm at McNally Robinson Bookstore. Authors to be present include: Linda Aksomitis, Mary Harelkin Bishop, Beverley Brenna,
Myrna Guymer, Alison Lohans, Judith Silverthorne, Arthur Slade, and Edward Willett.

E.D. Feehan Catholic High School is very pleased to present its Musical Theatre Presentation of “Wipeout.” This musical, set on a
sunny California beach, tells the tale of Mom and Poppy’s surf shack and the kids who hang out there. When developers want to turn
the beach into a parking lot, it is up to the kids to “Save the Shack.” Dates: Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26 Time: 7
pm in the school theatre. Cost: Adults $5, Students $3 and Children $1.

2009 Children’s Hospital Radiothon - We need you…If you have a child that has been hospitalized due to illness or injury, we
would like to hear your story for our next Radiothon. Sharing your story with us means that you and your family can help raise
awareness and inspire others to support the fundraising for the children’s hospital during the Children's Hospital Radiothon. Tell us
about your experience. Did you have to travel out of province for medical treatment? Tell us about an amazing staff member that
helped you through a difficult time. The 2009 Children’s Hospital Radiothon will occur on April 29, 30 and May 1, 2009 at The
Centre Mall Broadcast live by Magic 98.3, 92.9 The Bull and CJWW radio. Please call Shauna Korol at the Children’s Health &
Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan at 931-4887 or e-mail s.korol@chhf.sk.ca by March 31, 2008.

The HOPE Cancer Help Centre is hosting its 14 th Annual Race for Recovery on April 26th, 2009. We encourage all individuals,
families, groups and schools to participate. Walk for your health, in celebration of cancer survivors, or in memory of someone who
lost his/her life to cancer. HOPE is a local, non-profit organization that supports families facing cancer: “All Cancers – All People”.
Funds raised stay in Saskatchewan and help Saskatchewan men, women, and children through practical, hands-on support such as
wigs, food, travel, and special medications not covered by Medicare. Please join us in a 2 or 5 km walk, or 5 or 10 km run. We offer
great prizes for our participants in the following categories – top male and female runner (13-and-under, 16-and-under, and adult), top
fundraising individuals, as well as for top family, school, and corporate team fundraisers. For more information, please contact Irene at
664-8797 or by e-mail at imevents@sasktel.net. You can also visit the HOPE website at www.hopecancerhelpcentre.com.

Holy Cross High School presents “You're a Good Man Charlie Brown”. This musical tells the story of an average day in the life
of the famous comic strip child hero, Charlie Brown. The audience is introduced to the whole Peanuts gang, who have book reports,
lunch-time woes, poor marks, a baseball game and even Valentine's Day. April 1 - April 4 at 7:00p.m. Call 659 -8222 for tickets. All
tickets $8.

The Saskatoon Caribbean Canadian Cultural Association is hosting “Yes We Can – Celebrate A Dream” on Friday, March 20th at
7:00 p.m. at the Rock of Ages Church, 130 Kingsmere Place. The event is a celebration of the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and
the accomplishments of President Barack Obama. Guest speaker will be Darian Durant, quarterback with the Saskatchewan
Roughriders. Entertainment provided by the Caribbean Steel band and dancers plus other cultural groups within Saskatoon. Admission
will be food collection/donation, which will go to the Saskatoon Food Bank.

SPRING GALA: St. Ann’s Senior Citizens Village (St. Ann’s Home) will be holding its annual “Spring Gala” on Sunday, April19 th
at the Sheraton-Cavalier Hotel from 12 noon to 2:30 pm. The Gala will consist of a wonderful brunch, a program featuring “No
Hurry”, an up-and coming local singing group (featuring Greg Solie, Greg Hoiness and Brad Ehr), a silent auction (including golf
packages, restaurant packages, paintings, Waskesiu, Banff and Canmore packages and more) and many door prizes. Mark your
calendar and bring your friends along to a very enjoyable event while at the same time supporting St. Ann’s senior’s home. Tickets are
$50.00 for adults ($25.00 tax receipt) or a table of 8 for $360, $15.00 for children 6-12, free for under age 6 and are available at St.
Ann’s or by calling 374-8900, ext. 221. The cut-off for tickets is Wednesday, April15th at 4:00 pm.

Road Map 2020 will host its 5th Annual Forum on April 2 and 3rd at TCU Place. Join us Thursday evening, April 2 for a Keynote
presentation and Friday April 3, for a full day Forum focusing on sustainable and active transportation in Saskatoon- where we are
now and where we are headed. Register at www.picatic.com.

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