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Weekly Update May 13, 2019

“To be a mother is a great treasure. Mothers in their unconditional & sacrificial love for their children are the antidote to individualism.”

Pope Francis

Happy Mothers’ Day!

Thank you for celebrating Catholic Education Week with us!

We are so thankful for the many guests who came to St Andrew this week to share in our celebration of Catholic Education, and for the parents and families who support learning at home every day. We hope that you enjoyed the events and activities and were able to spend some time in our inspirational Good News Gallery. For those of you who bid on the Art in our Silent Auction, you will be contacted on Monday if you won any of the artwork. Thank you all for your support!

First Communion

Congratulations to our Grade Two students who received the Holy Eucharist for the first time this weekend. As you grow in your friendship with Jesus, may your words be gentle and my your touch be kind. May you hear the whispers of Love in your heart each day. May you see God in everyone you meet and may you always know that you are dearly loved!

Student Safety When Signing Out Over the Lunch Hour

To help keep our students safe, please remember that we require written permission for students to leave school property unaccompanied by a parent or guardian during the lunch hour.  As well, we continue to ask all students to sign out and back in again at the school office if they will be leaving school property over the lunch hour. This request includes students who go home daily at lunchtime. We would ask for your help in reminding them of this procedure, reviewing your expectations for where they should be and how they should conduct themselves when they are off school property over the lunch hour, and in reminding them to be on time when they return to school in the afternoon. Please remember that students are not supervised by school staff when they are off school property, and this includes when at the park across the street.

Yearbook

Our yearbook will remain on sale until midnight, Sunday, May 12th. They can be ordered through School Cash Online.

DRESS LOUD DAY!

The month of May is Speech and Hearing Awareness Month. VOICE is an organization for Hearing Impaired Children. They are a Canadian charity that serves children with hearing loss. On Friday, May 17, 2019, we will be having DRESS LOUD DAY at St Andrew in support of this charity. Everyone is asked to wear their wackiest, loudest and wildest clothing to raise awareness for children with hearing loss. We will be collecting toonies if you would like to donate to support VOICE.

Victoria Day

Monday, May 21st is Victoria Day. This is a holiday and the school will be closed.

End-of-the-Year BBQ Extravaganza

Make sure to mark your calendars for our Annual St. Andrew School BBQ Event on Thursday, June 6th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Back by popular demand will be our raffle baskets. Classes will be collecting items for themed baskets to raffle off during the BBQ.  A flyer along with a raffle basket letter will be coming home with your children this week. You can download the raffle basket list by grade here: Copy of BBQ raffle basket letter 2019 and the flyer here: 2019_BBQFlyer. Our preferred method of payment is School Cash Online, however, you can print off a REVISED order form here if you do not wish to order online: 20190425_BBQOrderForm 

ABA for All Bonanza

ABA stands for Applied Behaviour Analysis and it is a form of therapy based on the science of learning and behaviour.  The Special Education Department is excited to announce the ABA for All Bonanza event running for one entire day in our school on Wednesday, June 5th. Please click on the link below to view our Feature Story for more information!

ABA for All Bonanza

EQAO – Let’ Show What We Know!

At St. Andrew Catholic School, we understand that the purpose of the E.Q.A.O. assessment is to promote academic excellence and improvement in student achievement throughout all schools in our province.  As educators, we respond to our E.Q.A.O. results with appropriate accountability, integrity and due diligence.  As a Catholic school and as Catholic educators, however, we are called to respond in a distinctive manner for we believe that our students are described not only in terms of knowledge and skills, but also in terms of values, attitudes and actions. When we encourage our students to utilize all of their God-given gifts to the best of their ability, we are fostering an environment of servitude and promoting the understanding that we are loved and valued as children of God because of who we are rather than how we perform and what we produce.

Our Grade 3 students will be participating in the EQAO Primary Assessments on Wednesday, May 22nd, Friday, May 24th, and Tuesday, May 28th in both the mornings and afternoons.

Our Grade 6 students will be participating in the EQAO Junior Assessments in the mornings from May 21st – May 28th.

The types of questions in the EQAO test booklets will be familiar to your child as they are based on the work your child has been doing throughout the year. Sample questions can be viewed on the EQAO website at www.eqao.com.

We ask that you make every effort to avoid holidays during these days and to try to make sure your children are in attendance each day during the assessment.  In advance, we appreciate your efforts in scheduling appointments around this block of time.

The EQAO assessment results help us to continue to improve upon the quality Catholic education offered to your children

Moving? Please let us know!

Please let the office know as soon as possible if your child(ren) will be attending another school in September. This information helps us with our planning as we begin to think about building tentative classes for next year.

Coming Up

May
14
Tue
HCDSB Girls Soccer Tournament
May 14 all day
May
15
Wed
HCDSB Boys Soccer Tournament
May 15 all day
May
17
Fri
Pizza Day
May 17 all day
May
21
Tue
Hearing and Vision Clinic (JK to Grade 8)
May 21 – May 22 all day
Grade 7 Immunizations
May 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
May
27
Mon
Bike to School Week
May 27 – May 31 all day
May
28
Tue
Boys’ Intermediate Municipal Soccer Tournament @ Lions Sports Park Milton
May 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:10 pm

North Halton Boys Municipal Tournament Schedule (May 28, 2019)

30 Minute games for Pool A, B  and 50 Minute games for Pool C,D at Lions Park in Milton

Divisions

          Pool A                                               Pool B                                    Pool C                             Pool D

Field 1                                               Field 2                                   Field 3                            Field 4

A1 St. Anthony of Padua                   B1 St. Peter                      C1 St. Benedict               D1 Queen of Heaven

A2   St. Andrew                                    B2 St. Catherine              C2 St. Francis of Assisi   D2 St. Joseph (A)

A3 Our Lady of Fatima                        B3 Guardian Angels       C3 Lumen Christi            D3 St. Brigid

A4 Our Lady of Victory                        B4 Holy Cross

Pool A Schedule

8:00am to 8:35am               A1 vs A2                   B1 vs B2

8:40am to 9:15am               A3 vs A4                    B3 vs B4

9:20am to 9:55am               A1 vs A3                    B1 vs B3

10:00am to 10:35am          A2 vs A4                    B2 vs B4

10:40am to 11:15am          A2 vs A3                    B2 vs B3

11:20am to 12:00pm          A1 vs A4                   B1 vs B4

Pool B, C, D Schedule

9:00am to 9:50am                                 C1 vs C2                    D1 vs D2

10:00am to 10:50am                             C1 vs C3                    D1 vs D3

11:00am to 11:50am                             C2 vs C3                    D2 vs D3

Quarter Finals

12:30pm to 1:00pm    A 1st Place vs B 2nd Place (M)                 C 1st Place vs D 2nd Place (O)

A 2nd Place vs B 1st Place (N)                  C 2nd Place vs D 1st Place (P)

Semi Finals

1:20 to 2:05pm      Winner (M) vs Winner (N) (1)        Winner (O) vs Winner (P) (2)

 

Finals                               

2:30pm to 3:10pm           Winner of Semi- Final (1) vs Winner Semi- Final (2)   1st Place

May
29
Wed
Girls’ Intermediate Municipal Soccer Tournament @ Lions Sports Park Milton
May 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:10 pm

Oakville Girls Municipal Tournament Schedule (May 29)

30 Minute games for Pool A and 50 minute games for Pool B, C at Lions Park in Milton

Divisions

Pool A                                               Pool B                                    Pool C

Field 1                                              Field 2                                   Field 3

A1 St. Joan of Arc                            B1 St. John Paul                    C1 St. Marguerite

A2 St. Andrew                                  B2 St. Nicholas                     C2 St. Matthew

A3 St. Dominic                                  B3 St. Anthony of Padua    C3 Holy Family

A4 Our Lady of Peace

Pool A Schedule

8:00am to 8:35am               A1 vs A2

8:40am to 9:15am               A3 vs A4

9:20am to 9:55am               A1 vs A3

10:00am to 10:35am          A2 vs A4

10:40am to 11:15am          A2 vs A3

11:20am to 12:00pm          A1 vs A4

Pool B,C Schedule

9:00am to 9:50am                B1 vs B2               C1 vs C2

10:00am to 10:50am            B1 vs B3               C1 vs C3

11:00am to 11:50am            B2 vs B3               C2 vs C3

Quarter Finals

12:30pm to 1:00pm    A 1st Place vs Highest ranked 3rd Place team (M) Field 1

A 2nd Place vs C 1st Place (O)  Field 2

B 1st Place vs 2nd ranked 3rd Place team(N)  Field 3

B 2nd Place vs C 2nd Place (P) Field 4

Semi Finals

1:20 to 2:05pm      Winner (M) vs Winner (N) (1) Field 1     Winner (O) vs Winner (P) (2)  Field 2

Finals                              

2:30pm to 3:10pm           Winner of Semi- Final (1) vs Winner Semi- Final (2)   1st Place  Field 1

 

 

 

 

May
31
Fri
Pizza Day
May 31 all day
Weekly Update May 13, 2019