IRHS DIAMOND JUBILEE NEWS
MUSTANG BIO
Leah Drebit

Immac Student to Immac Teacher 1997 and beyond! Which years did you attend Immaculata as a student? 1997-2002 What are your best memories of being a student at Immaculata?

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ACHIEVEMENTS
SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS
STOP THE PRESS: EBOOKS ARE HERE!
CHRISTMAS PICTURES
Mr. Wilson's grade 12 Theology class took advantage of the green screen set up at the LC where students and staff can take perfect pics with their favourite Christmas themes.
Going for a jog, Mr. Wilson?
Cozy around our mantle
Tell the donkey to move over
Too bright?
I'm telling you buddy...the Mustangs are great!
#HOWDOYOUADVENT?
Advent:
To prepare, wait, be ready for the coming of Christ at
Christmas.

We are asking our students, how do you do this at home? Send a picture of how you prepare. Show us your Christmas tree, your advent wreath or calendar, Nativity scene, your outdoor decorations, or any other thing that shows how you prepare this season.

SCIENCE 9
We completed an Ice Shelf vs Ice Sheet simulation activity where students experimented to see which contributed more to sea level rise when faced with the effects of global warming.
BRAIN DISSECTIONS
BIO 12 just got brainier...
THEOLOGY 10
Theology 10 classes took a block to create Nativity sets for the school.


ANNOUNCEMENTS
MUSTANGS VOLLEY BALL WRAP-UP
We want to send big thank yous out to our volleyball coaches and teacher-sponsors who made the volleyball season a success. Although we couldn’t play against other schools, noticeable improvements were made across the teams and grade levels.

A big THANK YOU to Mr. Robertson for coaching and co-coaching the grade 8 boys, junior boys, and senior boys teams. A big THANK YOU to alumnus Mr. Pineault for coming back to Immaculata to help out our volleyball program coaching the grade 8 boys, and helping out with the junior boys and senior boys teams. A big THANK YOU to Mr. Drosdovech, who has been the leader of our volleyball program for many years, and this year took on the role of coaching the grade 8 girls, junior girls, and senior girls basketball teams. And to our teacher-sponsors Mrs. Griffin and Mr. Wilson for all of their work behind the scenes to ensure a successful season.

THANK YOU coaches and sponsors, and great work Mustangs on another successful campaign!

Mustangs Basketball

This week (November 30th) the Immaculata basketball program began its season. The teams are taking precautions by working on individual skills, such as dribbling, passing, and shooting. As well, the numbers in the gym are limited, and students always practice within their learning groups. We are fortunate that the small size of our school allows us to begin basketball practices, while still following health orders and proper precautions. Please find below the staff contacts for each team:

Gr. 8 Girls – Mrs. Griffin (Thursdays 3:15-4:30)
Gr. 8 Boys – Mr. Oliveira (Mondays and Wednesdays 3:15-4:30)
Junior Girls – Mr. Freire (Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:30-5:45)
Junior Boys – Mr. Oliveira (Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-5:45)
Senior Girls – Mr. Freire (Tuesdays and Fridays 3:15-4:30)
Senior Boys – Mr. Boechler (Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00 am)

Please contact teacher-sponsors for team-specific information. Please contact Mr. Freire if you have any general questions about the upcoming season.

Go Mustangs!

LEADERSHIP
GIVING
'Tis the season for giving. This year, with everything being turned upside down, we find that the need out there is greater than ever. We ask you to look at the three projects we have coming up, and that you consider donating to all of them. Let's show our city that our school community is proud to be people of service and generosity.
ANGEL TREE: DEADLINE DEC 9
Immaculata students are being asked to team up with five classmates to collect $30 towards the purchase of a gift card for a less fortunate child. Gift cards will be given to the local Society of St. Vincent de Paul for distribution. Cash donations or gift cards are due by December 9th. Our goal is to contribute 50 gift cards to SSVP.
PROJECT 18: DEADLINE DEC 14
Youth serving Youth….18 missionaries…..18 homeless youth getting new homes
The Immaculata missionaries who were scheduled to go to Costa Rica in January (JJ21) have been busy with local projects. “JJ21” is blessed to be invited to join the Benvoulin Youth Housing Initiative. The project is being coordinated by A Way Home Kelowna (the youth version of A Journey Home Kelowna), a coalition charged with the goal of preventing and ending youth homelessness in Kelowna. The developer is assigning one entire floor of this new building to this cause and building 18 micro suites for homeless youth. Each suite will have a bed, small kitchen and bathroom (like a dorm room) and there will be one common room on the floor….but all will be empty with nothing to make them “homes.” It will be our project to work on supplying these suites with some essentials. We are hoping to get the whole school involved as we gather new or gently used towels, bedding, cleaning supplies, kitchen apparel, non-perishable food items, home décor, etc.
Each class has been given the following suggestion for donations, but families are welcome to donate to any class collection. 
PROJECT 18 LIST OF SUGGESTED DONATIONS
  • 8a DAWSON: Small garbage cans (kitchen/bathroom), garbage bags, & brooms

  • 8b FREIRE: Comforters/Blankets

  • 9a PEREZ-LEFEVRE: Cleaning products (dish soap, toilet bowl cleaner, Windex, laundry soap, etc.)

  • 9b KOUWENHOVEN: Kitchen supplies

  • 10a RICHARD: Common Room (board games, books, cards, etc.)

  • 10b SALI: Non-perishable food items for kitchen cupboards (including tea, coffee, salt & pepper)

  • 11a BOECHLER: Bed sheets (Size Full/Double)

  • 11b WITKOWSKI: Pillows

  • 12a VOS: Home Décor (making that house a HOME!)

  • 12b WEIDNER: Towels 
TURKEY DRIVE: DEC 11 & 14
Immaculata is once again hosting a Christmas Turkey Drive in support of the Christmas hamper program at the Central Okanagan Community Food Bank. Demand is expected to be up from last year and the Food Bank plans to pack 2500 hampers. Our goal is 220 turkeys. Frozen turkeys and cash donations for the direct purchase of additional turkeys can be dropped off on the mornings of Friday, December 11 and Monday, December 14th between 7:30 and 8:45 am. Families are asked to bring donations to the front of the school for collection on either morning.
Due to public health restrictions, this year’s turkey drive will be only for school families and not open to the outside community. If your friends or neighbours would like to donate, please send the donation with a school family. 
Please CALL the office at
250-762-2730
and leave a recorded message for Mrs. Despins if your child will be absent or late. 
It is very important that every student is accounted for when marked away and Mrs. Despins will be calling if she has not heard from you
  • Continued prayers for those affected by Covid-19
  • Gracious Father, In this Advent time, may I see more clearly That you created me with purpose in Your plan. Thank You for giving me the time to serve You by helping others in whatever ways I can. Amen. heartofthenation.org
CALENDAR ITEMS:

SCHOOL MASS
DEC 8

LAST DAY OF CLASSES
DEC 17