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Weekly Update May 27, 2019

“I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least.”~ Dorothy Day

Goodbye and God Bless

Each year at this time we have to say goodbye to those who are leaving St Andrew to share their gifts and talents in other communities. We have enjoyed much laughter, much joy and much love with you here at St Andrew and we wish you every blessing as you heed God’s calling and serve where He leads you. We have been enriched by your presence here at our school and you will be greatly missed!  May God bless you abundantly as you continue your journey in Catholic Education.

At this time, we also say goodbye to the following staff members:

~ Mrs Linda Young will be moving on to teach at St. Timothy School in Burlington

Mrs. Grace Rogulski and Mrs. Inese Hill will be retiring this year. We wish them all the best as they move onto a new chapter in their lives and thank them from the bottom of our hearts for the many years they served in Catholic Education.

Welcome to St Andrew

We all welcome Mrs Susan Brioux, who will be teaching Grade One, she joins us from St. Teresa of Calcutta.  Mrs. Brioux has a wealth of experience especially with teaching the Primary Grades. We also welcome Miss Katelynn Johnston, joining us from St. Mary School. Miss Johnston will be our Teacher of the Arts, and is an accomplished musician, dancer, and choreographer. Lastly, we welcome Mrs Anna Santini who will be teaching Grade 5. Mrs. Santini was most recently working as an Instructional Coach with our Curriculum Department and is highly knowledgeable in Pedagogy K-8. We feel blessed to welcome all three of these accomplished teachers into our school community and we are grateful for the gifts and talents they bring to share.

Annual School BBQ

Please join us on Thursday, June 6th  at 5:30 pm as we celebrate another fantastic year at St Andrew. There will be games and events for all the children at the school. As with all volunteer-run events, more volunteers mean a smoother running event. Thank you to our many community partners, parents, staff and student volunteers who are making this all possible! Please continue to have your children bring in items for our Raffle Baskets.

Families who have pre-ordered play-all-day wristbands, treat tickets, raffle tickets, and meal tickets will be receiving them on Wednesday, June 5th.

The girls in our Little Flower Club have been working hard making beautiful candles that they will be selling at the BBQ to raise money for the Carmelite cloister in St. Agatha.

Professional Activity Day

Please be advised that Friday, June 7th is a scheduled PA Day. Staff will be involved in assessment and evaluation activities. There will be no school for students on this day.

Eco Update

Bike to School Week begins this week at St Andrew School. Staff and students are encouraged to make the environmentally friendly decision to bike to school this week. Please share your pictures on social media using #biketoschoolHCDSB#biketoschool#bikemonthHCDSB

For more information:

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

Busing and Courtesy Seat Requests – 2019-2020

Halton Student Transportation Services has posted busing eligibility for the 2019-2020 school year. As well, they have opened the courtesy seat request process for 2019-2020. (Courtesy seats may be available for students who are not eligible to ride the bus due to the location of their residence but may still want a seat.) For more details, and to complete an application, please see the HSTS website at

Summer Camp Opportunities

Please see the fliers below for local summer camp opportunities for your children:


Girls Inc of Halton Summer Camp Flier

Summer School Opportunities

The Halton Catholic District School Board is pleased to be offering a Literacy and Mathematics Summer Program for Grades 6, 7, and 8 students from July 2 – July 12, 2019 (Session 1) and July 15 – July 26, 2019 (Session 2). Both sessions will run from 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

Sessions 1 and 2 will take place at the following locations:

  • Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School (Burlington)
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School (Oakville)
  • Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School (Milton)

For program details, please review the following information sheet:

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 by calling our Office staff at 905-257-7102. This information helps us with our planning as we begin to think about building tentative classes for next year.

Closing School Mass

As we leave for the summer, we take time to thank God for the gift of Catholic Education, and for the wonderful school year, we have spent together as a community at St Andrew. Our final school mass will be taking place on June 13, 2019, at Mary Mother of God Parish at 10:00 am. We will be celebrating the Eucharist in honour of our graduating students. Please join us in praying for our young people as they leave us and take the next step in their faith journey.

Grade Eight Graduation

Our wonderful Grade 8’s will be graduating from St Andrew on Friday, June 21st at 7:00 pm. The ceremony will be followed by a dance in the gymnasium. Pick up will be at 10:45 pm. Parents of our graduates are reminded to watch for communication coming home about the Graduation Ceremony and events leading up to this special occasion.

Sunny Days

Sun Protection – With the warm, beautiful days of spring and summer approaching, parents need to be aware of, and take action to prevent damage from the sun’s rays to your child(ren)’s skin. Students are outside for two separate 15-minute recess breaks and a 40-minute lunch recess break each day. Please assist us in keeping your children safe and healthy by ensuring your children wear appropriate clothing, including close-toed shoes, a hat and sunblock. Our staff cannot apply sunblock on to your children.

Dress Code – With the warmer weather upon us, we remind students that they are expected to dress in a manner appropriate for a learning setting; i.e. we do not dress for the beach at school. We ask that students not wear: tank tops, muscle shirts, halter tops, or very short shorts; no undergarments should be showing. Students are running and playing at recess and during physical education. The clothing they are wearing should allow free and flexible movement with comfort, and their footwear should not fall off and should be close-toed. Students are reminded that their clothing should represent the values we aspire to as Catholic students, offensive language or images are not appropriate on school premises. If your child is wearing clothing that is not appropriate for the school learning environment, they will be given something else to wear, or alternatively, a call home will be made to make arrangements for your child to change. We thank parents and students for cooperating with our school dress code.

Personal Electronic Devices

Digital Citizenship – We would like to remind our students and families of the policies around the acceptable use of personal electronic devices on school premises. Students who bring a cell phone or any personal electronic device to school must demonstrate digital citizenship through the appropriate use of technology, as outlined in our school Code of Conduct. They must use board technology for curriculum-related/educational purposes only. Lastly, in order to maintain the order and safety of our students, they are to use the office phone to contact parents during the instructional day, with permission from the teacher.

Coming Up

Bike to School Week
May 27 – May 31 all day
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


          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)



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

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


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


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





Pizza Day
May 31 all day
Grade 7 Religion Assessment
Jun 4 all day
Oakville Track and Field Meet @ Loyola HS
Jun 4 @ 8:50 am – 3:00 pm
ABA for All Bonanza
Jun 5 all day
Annual School BBQ Extravaganza!
Jun 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
PA Day – No School
Jun 7 all day
Weekly Update May 27, 2019