“To be a mother is a great treasure. Mothers in their unconditional & sacrificial love for their children are the antidote to individualism.”
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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)
1:20 to 2:05pm Winner (M) vs Winner (N) (1) Winner (O) vs Winner (P) (2)
2:30pm to 3:10pm Winner of Semi- Final (1) vs Winner Semi- Final (2) 1st Place
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
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
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
1:20 to 2:05pm Winner (M) vs Winner (N) (1) Field 1 Winner (O) vs Winner (P) (2) Field 2
2:30pm to 3:10pm Winner of Semi- Final (1) vs Winner Semi- Final (2) 1st Place Field 1