Welcome to our New Kindergarten Students for September 2015.
Kindergarten Orientation & Bus Safety: Thursday, May 28th - 9:15 am to 11:00 am
Happy May to all of our Families,
This month we begin with our systems biggest celebration of our faith: Catholic Education Week. The theme for this week is "Exploring the Paths of Joy." A multitude of spiritual events have been planned beginning with the proclamation by our students at Sunday masses in all parishes. Each day we will begin with special prayers dedicated to the virtues of living in relationship. Highlights of the week include: The Catholic Education Community Mass on Monday at 5:00 PM at St. Patrick's in Dublin, Tuesday a day of celebration on the teachings of Pope Francis, Wednesday the Living Rosary, Thursday a Community mass for the "Crowning of Mary" at St. Patrick's Church at 9:15 am, and a "Celebration of Joy" in both schools on Friday. Please join us for any or all of these events, as always All are Welcome!
The balance of May is equally busy with several events planned for the intermediate students who are celebrating the sacrament of Confirmation - we ask all of you to pray for them. May concludes with the Grade 3&6 EQAO test of reading, writing, and math. This measure of student achievement is an important source of information on how our children are performing in relation to other students in the province. We appreciate the support our community, particularly the Catholic Advisory Council, has provided to support the growth and excellence in academic achievement of our students. Good luck grade 3's and 6's!
Lastly, I would like to thank all members of our parent council for contributing to student and staff improvement this year. Our CSAC have met four times to review and discuss the School Improvement Plan and to organize events that support student well being and community spirit. Special thanks to our Chair Colleen Pletch who guided our council so graciously this year. We would also like to send deep thanks to the chair of our Healthy Snacks committee. Kim has tirelessly provided healthy snacks to students in both schools; thanks Kim for all your time and caring! We extend a warm welcome to all parents to take part on our parent council next year. Our first meeting is scheduled for the second week of September - stay tuned.
John McCarroll, Principal
The best gift we can give to any child is to make that child feel wanted, loved and cared for because that child is the greatest gift of God." Mother Teresa