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School Supply List

Please see the link on this page for school supply lists 2017/2018.  

School Closure & Opening

The School will be closed for summer break Monday, July 3 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017.  The office will open for new registrations on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.  School Tours for new students will be on Monday, August 28 @ 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday,…

School Bus Registration

Please see the instructions for school bus registration.  Click HERE

Exemption Letters (Grade 7 & 8)

Please read our Division Policy on Rules for exemption here

Cafeteria closing

The last day for the cafeteria will be on Thursday, June 22, 2017.  

Hot Dog Lunch

Parent Council will be hosting a hot dog lunch for all students and staff on Thursday, June 15, 2017.  

Grade 7 Year End Field Trip

All grade 7 students will be heading to the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller on Friday, June 16, 2017 

Parent Council

The last Parent Council meeting will be held on Monday, June 12 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons.  

Fine Arts Showcase

Our Fine Arts showcase will be happening on Thursday, June 8, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.  Student art work will be showcased along with the band will be playing and a slide presentation of the Lion King will be shown.  

Year End Mass

Please join us for our Year End Mass celebration at St. Mary's Parish on Friday, June 9 @ 10:30 a.m. Christian Spirit awards and Confirmation students will be recognized after the mass.  

June Newsletter

Click here for our June Newsletter 

Confirmation St. Mary's & Sacred Heart Parishes

Confirmation will be celebrated this Saturday, June 3, 2017 at both Parishes.  Congratulations to those being confirmed 

Grade 9 Farewell

Grade 9 Farewell will be celebrated at St. Mary's Parish at 4:00 p.m. followed by fellowship in the Parish Hall.  

Rob Melenchuk will be Assistant Principal starting September 2017

As Stefan LaBrecque transitions to Vice-Principal for 2017-2018 school year, we would like to congratulate Rob Melenchuk on being appointed our Assistant Principal.  Rob has been with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools for the past 11 years obtaining…

Red & White Day

On Tuesday, May 30th is Red & White day at St. Francis to celebrate Canada's 150th and is also the 150th day of the school year 

Spring 2017 Curriculum Survey

Spring 2017 Curriculum SurveyIn fall 2016, we asked Albertans to help confirm the direction of our work and provide feedback on the current K–12 provincial curriculum. Since then, Alberta Education has used input gathered from the fall curriculum survey…

School Bus service for 2017 - 2018

If your child requires school bus service for the 2017 - 2018 school year, please register online by June 15, 2017.  To register, please visit

World Catholic Education Day

Today is World Catholic Education Day! This year our schools will focus on one of the seven themes of Catholic Social Teachings, which is rights and responsibilities. God wants every child to have a healthy and happy life. Loving and forgiving God, you…

Thank you !!

Thank you to Parent Council for standing outside this morning in the wind handing out coffee to our parent(s) dropping off their students.  Also a huge thank you to Parent Council for the lovely cupcakes from Buttercream Blossoms for our staff to enjoy…

Grade 9 French Trip

Wishing our Grade 9 students, teachers and parents travelling to Quebec safe travels and lasting memories.  

Coffee Chat

Parent Council will be handing out hot chocolate and coffee on Wednesday, May 24 in the morning as you drop off your student(s).  Thank you to the volunteers for helping out and hoping the weather holds tomorrow morning.  

St. Gabriel Online School

Grade 9 Parents: St. Gabriel Online School is accepting registrations on Monday, May 1, 2017,  for online summer school classes.  Grade 9 students are eligible to register for Grade 10 courses!   Students may complete courses in three weeks: 3…

Victoria Long Weekend

There will be no school on Friday, May 19 and Monday, May 22.  School resumes on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  Please have a safe and relaxing long weekend.  

Grade 5 Visits

The students who are attending St. Francis in the 2017-2018 school year will be invited to St.Francis during the morning of Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. for a tour of the school, involvement in fun orientation activities, and…


The Grade 9 student's of St. Francis will be holding a Wake-a-Thon on Friday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m. to Saturday, May 13th @ 8:00 a.m. for the 49th Street Youth Shelter.  Please see the poster for more details.     Wake-a-thon