St. Michael Catholic Secondary School Open House
on Wednesday November 18, 2015 from 7:00 -8:30 pm
Hello St. Pat's & St. Columban Families,
As we set our clocks back this weekend we try to hang on to some of that summer heat for the long months of winter that lie ahead. There will be no shortage of warmth however in our two great schools! This is a month of remembrance, a month for appreciating the sacrifice that has given us our freedom and our pride. The Catholic Graduate expectation is to be reflective, creative, and holistic thinkers. What better way to be reflective than in our ritual of remembrance for our ancestors. Families are invited to join us for the Remembrance Day Mass on Nov. 11 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Following the mass we will recite and reflect on the classic Canadian peace poem "In Flander's Fields." This month is also the beginning of the special St. Patrick's Youth Masses at St. Patrick's in Dublin. This youth mass is scheduled for 9:00 am on November 8th, led by St. Columban’s Grade Eight class - see you there!
This is also the month that parents receive the progress reports (Grades one to eight). This report focuses on Religion and Family Life, and on the Learning Skills (responsibility, organization, independent work, collaboration, initiative, and self-regulation). Comments on progress in all subjects are also part of this report. It is important that all parents take time to meet with teachers following this report: please take time to schedule an interview with your child's teacher.
This is the month we also chose a name for our school teams. Our Catholic Student Council will be organizing this process and we will announce the new team name this month. Give me a "C"!!!!! In the theme of sport our St. Patrick's hockey league begins as well as house leagues at St. Columban. Our intermediates will also be participating in the HPCDSB volleyball tournament at the end of the month.
Have a great month,
Mr. John McCarroll
Principal, St. Patrick's & St. Columban Catholic Schools
Lest we Forget
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