Welcome Father Oliver

Father Oliver will begin visiting classes this Tuesday - we are so excited to have you in our school!

The Umbrella Project launched October 1st!

The Umbrella Project is a program that is used to help improve student, staff and family well being. It has been in existence for several years and data collected has shown significant improvement in mental health parameters such as emotional intelligence, adaptability, stress management and interpersonal skills. Our overriding message to students and families is that challenges are normal and an expected part of life and when our children face challenges, we allow them to develop lifelong coping strategies. The umbrella represents the skills we will learn and the rain represents the challenges. The power lies in building the umbrella skills to face challenges and our goal is to move away from "fix it for me" mindset to a felling of empowerment and a sense of control over our lives. When students believe stress is healthy they become stronger. What is so great about the program is that it provides a wraparound service that provides strategies, resources and support (on-line and in-person) for our entire community to incorporate well being strategies. 

We will launch the umbrella skill for October which is empathy - the same as our virtue of the month - coincidence? I am adding the Welcome Video below:

Welcome Video: https://umbrellaproject.co/2019/05/01/umbrella-welcome-video/

Mrs. Tovell's grade 5/6 class spent a great day at the Frink learning all about biodiversity and God’s amazing creations!

Frink Centre

Relationship Building

Mrs. Tovell's class loves solving math problems together!

Look at the many great things happening in Mrs. Lightfoot's class!

Orange Shirt Day

Every child matters

Terry Fox Walk

Like Terry, we will never give up on our dreams!

Collaborating

Working together on math is fun!

Grade 12 Buddies

Reading with our Senior Falcons!

I see a bumblebee

It's Mr. Cox at Cricklewood!

Mrs. Stockermans' students are busy as bees!

Cinnamon toast is a real treat!

Looking for signs of Autumn

So much to see on our walk to Walmart

Getting fit at "The Gym"

Thank you Buster for teaching us about bus safety!

Waste Reduction Week October 21st-27th

Our ECOteam is busy at work planning for our waste reduction week - stay tuned for updates!

Toronto Raptors' Print Raffle

We will be raffling off a Toronto Raptors' Print on October 30th - tickets are $1 and all proceeds go to our playground fundraiser.

The virtue for October is faith!

Because of your generosity, we collected 780 pounds of food for our food drive!

ThoughtExchange Survey

We want to hear from you! ALCDSB is creating a Multi-Year Strategic Plan and wants to know what you think is important for our Catholic school communities. Complete this quick survey: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/#821842860/hub

The Thoughexchange Survey will be live on Monday, September 16, 2019 to mid-November.

Hot Lunches for this week!

For hot lunch program this week we have hot dogs on Tuesday, pizza on Wednesday, gilled cheese on Thursday and macaroni and cheese on Friday.  We are always looking for volunteers from 11-12 Tuesday to Friday to help prepare and serve.

Catholic School Council Meeting

Join us Wednesday, October 23rd at 6 pm for our parent council meeting.  Please join us as we embark on another year creating wonderful opportunities for our children and community.

Terry Fox Walk

Our annual Terry Fox Walk took place Monday, September 30th. Our Terry Fox fundraiser goal was  $1,000 however, because of your generosity, we far exceeded that goal!  We raised a staggering $3,060.  Thank you everyone!

 

School Mass

Our first school mass of the year will be held on Thursday October 24th at 9 AM at St. Peter in Chains church. Family members are always welcomed and encouraged to join us as we celebrate mass together.

PA Day is Friday, November 1st

Our staff will be busy at school planning for numeracy initiatives and working in our Family of School's.