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Weekly Update April 22, 2019

He is not here; He is RISEN ~ Mark 16:6

Easter Monday- April 22nd

We hope all of our families enjoy a blessed Easter, the holiest of holidays on the Christian calendar as it marks the fulfillment of God’s promise. Rejoice, He is risen! Following Easter Sunday, the season of Easter begins and lasts for seven weeks, ending with Pentecost. It is a time for rejoicing and reflection.

School will resume on Tuesday, April 23rd.

Earth Week April 23-26

For our Earth Day celebration will be on April 23rd, we will be exploring the wonderful world of pollinators and how incredibly important they are to the health of our planet.  Students will be watching the Disney documentary, Wings of Life, followed by some further exploration of the theme in their classrooms.  Classes will also be provided with seeds of native plants for pollinators for students to take home and plant in their gardens with their families.  If you would like further information regarding the planting of the seeds please follow the link: https://cvc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/17-uo-nativeplantsforpollinators-booklet-v8-web.pdf

For a trailer of the movie please follow the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VRvhFLRCk0

We will be having Walk to School Wednesday – staff and students who are able to are encouraged to walk or bike to school to help reduce our carbon emissions. Did you know that the average North American spends 18 days of the year in a car? That’s a long time on the road! It’s also a lot of carbon dioxide. The fewer cars on the road, the less CO2 from the exhaust.

We will be having Litterless Lunch on Thursday – please support this initiative by helping your child(ren) plan a lunch that supports a healthy Earth. It has been estimated that on average a school-age child using a disposable (lunch) generates 67 pounds of (waste) per school year. That equates to 18,760 pounds of (lunch waste) for just one
average-size elementary school.

Throughout the week, our Eco-Team will be sharing important eco-tips via our morning announcements!

Confirmation Luncheon

Our Grade 7 students will be having a Confirmation Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, April 25th at Tucker’s Market Place. We are grateful to our School Council for supporting this celebration for our Confirmandi.

Volunteer Tea

Our St. Andrew Staff would like to thank all of our volunteers that support our school community. We look forward to hosting you at our Volunteer Appreciation Tea at 2:15 on Wednesday, April 24th in our Learning Commons.

Catholic Education Week    

Each year, the Catholic community of Ontario engages in a week-long celebration of the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education during Catholic Education Week. This year’s celebration is entitled, “Catholic Education: Living as Joyful Disciples” and will be held during the week of May 5 – May 11, 2019. “Our Catholic schools help to form joyful disciples as hearts and minds are opened to the transforming love of God and to the flame of faith in action. On a daily basis, Catholic schools demonstrate the joy of believing and witness the Good News to the communities that they serve.”

At St. Andrew School, we will be celebrating the week by inviting families into the school to participate in a variety of events and activities. We hope to see many of you during our school celebrations. To learn about all of the events happening at our school, please see our flyer: Catholic Education Week May 2019

School Council

Our next School Council Meeting will take place in the Learning Commons (Library) at 6:30 on April 25th, 2016. All are welcome!

School Yearbooks

We have enjoyed so many wonderful memories at St. Andrew this year. We often wish we could go back in time and take a second glance at all of the joy we have shared. We are happy to tell you that we will once again be selling St. Andrew School Yearbooks. Our Yearbook committee, led by Mrs. Wilkinson, has worked very hard to ensure that all of our memorable events have been included. There are no order forms for the Yearbooks this year. You can order your book now for $21 from School Cash Online. The deadline to order is May 10, 2019.

New to Kindergarten 2019- 20 Parent Orientation Night

Have you registered a child to start Kindergarten for the first time in September 2019? If so, come to St. Andrew on Thursday, May 9th at 7:00 pm to find out what you and your child can look forward to in the Kindergarten Program! Meet our Kindergarten educators and bring your questions with you. To learn more, see visit this link: https://elem.hcdsb.org/standrew/2019/04/kindergarten-orientation-parent-information-night-2019/

September 2019

If your children will not be returning to St. Andrew in September, please let their teachers and the office know as soon as possible. This information will be helpful to us as we begin to consider our classes for next year. We appreciate your help and support.

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Weekly Update April 22, 2019

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