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Weekly Update October 15, 2018

Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge ~ Carl Sagan

Thank You!

We want to say a great big THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who came out this week to support our Breakfast Program and our Pizza Treat Lunch Day. It is such an important community-building piece for the children to be able to break bread together. We want to say a very special thank you to the organizers of our Breakfast Club and Treat Lunch Day programs, Mrs. Stefania Carone, Mrs. Jean Robertson, Mrs. Janice Mothersill, Mrs. Kelly Williams, and Mrs. Heather Murphy. We are truly indebted to these incredible ladies who work tirelessly to support our children and our school.

Family Math Power Fun!

On Wednesday, October 17th at 6:30 pm, we will be having a night of SUPERHERO Math fun! Families can enjoy hands-on activities that increase math confidence and abilities. There will be games, prizes, and one loot bag per family. The event requires an RSVP. If you haven’t already done so, please bring in your forms on Monday, October 15th. For more information: https://elem.hcdsb.org/standrew/2018/10/family-math-power-fun-a-family-numeracy-night/

Boogie-A-Thon Fundraiser

On Wednesday, October 31st, we will be hosting our ANNUAL ST. ANDREW BOOGIE-A-THON! This is our one major fundraiser for the year. The money from our fundraiser will be used to purchase items and activities for our students that will enhance their experiences here at St. Andrew School. We appreciate any financial support you can give us, it all goes towards enhancing our children’s education! For more information, and to learn how you can support our school, please see our Boogie-A-Thon Announcement.

Cross Country

We wish all of our Cross Country runners in Grades 4 – 8 and our Special Olympians the best of luck on Wednesday, Oct 17th as they compete in the Oakville Municipal Cross Country Meet at Kelso Park. We thank their coaches for supporting them; Go Avengers!

Reconciliation

We are grateful to Fr. John Van Hees who will be coming to the school on Thursday, October 18th to hear the confessions of our students in grades 3 – 7. Fr. John will be joined by several priests in the diocese. We are so blessed to have this connection with our parish community and the spiritual guidance we receive.

Grade 8 Tour of Holy Trinity and Pink Football Game

On Thursday, October 18, our Grade 8 students will be attending a tour of Holy Trinity High School which will include an opportunity to root on the Titans.

IB Program Parent Information Night

St. Thomas Aquinas is inviting all parents of Grade 7 & 8 students who are interested in the IB Program to an information night on Oct 18th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. For more information: https://sta.hcdsb.org/ib/i-b-information-dates/

Picture Re-Takes

Edge Imaging will be returning to our school for picture retakes for those interested on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

The Great Big Crunch!

To promote healthy eating, our school will be participating in the Great Big Crunch. Halton Food For Thought partners with schools to help promote healthy snacks at school. The Big Crunch Date is October 25th. Each child in our school will be given an apple to eat as a healthy snack, and we will be crunching on them in unison. Pictures will be tweeted out!

Important Information for Students with Anaphylaxis

If your child or someone in your family has anaphylaxis and carries an EpiPen, please review the following information from Health Canada about a potential issue with the devices getting stuck in their delivery tubes: http://www.healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/67860a-eng.php

As well, please note that the board policy states that epinephrine is the first-line medication that should be used in the emergency management of a person having a potentially life-threatening reaction. Antihistamines such as Benadryl must not be used as first-line treatment for an anaphylactic reaction.

Please contact the school if you have any questions about either point of information.

Upcoming Events

Oct
15
Mon
Boys’ Volleyball Game @ St. Andrew School
Oct 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Oct
17
Wed
Cross Country Competition @ Kelso Conservation
Oct 17 all day
Family Math Power! @ St. Andrew School
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Family Math Power! @ St. Andrew School

Join us for hands-on activities that increase math confidence and abilities.

Games! Great Prizes! Tons of Fun!

Free loot bag for each family.

Oct
18
Thu
Trustee Elections
Oct 18 all day
Gr 8 Tour of HT and Pink Football Game
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
St. Andrew School Confessions
Oct 18 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm
Girls’ Volleyball Game @ St. Andrew School
Oct 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
IB Program Parent Information Night @ St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
22
Mon
Boys’ Volleyball Game vs St. Luke @ St. Andrew School
Oct 22 @ 3:01 pm – 4:01 pm
Girls’ Volleyball Game @ St. John Paul II School
Oct 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Weekly Update October 15, 2018

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