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Weekly Update May 6, 2019

When we all come together to educate our children, we will be one step closer to creating a world of good. ~ Pope Francis

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

Awards of Excellence Ceremony

Congratulations to Luke, our 2019 Award of Excellence Recipient and Ashley, our Spirit of Inclusion Award Winner. Both Ashley and Luke were honoured at a special ceremony on Monday evening at Holy Trinity High School. We wish them continued success in all of their future endeavours!

the Board’s Student Awards of Excellence Ceremony 2019 will be aired on:

YourTV Burlington/Oakville (23/HD700) on the following dates and times:

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

YourTV Milton/Halton Hills (14/HD700) on the following dates and times:

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, May 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

OCGE Awards

We would like to congratulate the award winners of the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation: A Caring Family Member.  A Caring Family Member is someone who attends to family, school, parish and the wider community in a loving, compassionate and respectful manner. A special thank you to each of them for demonstrating the importance of caring for one another.

  1. Calista
  2. Amanda
  3. Katie
  4. Deborah
  5. Shelagh
  6. Victoria
  7. Katrina
  8. Devin

ABA for All Bonanza

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

Growing Up in The Digital Age – May 7th

Please see the attached Screenagers flyer for information or visit–screenagers-film-screening/on for this free workshop given by Halton Healthcare.

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 

Yearbook Order 2017-2018

Place your order soon so you won’t be disappointed!!! 

Our Yearbook Committee has been creating our 2019-2020 St. Andrew Yearbook. You can order your copy now for $21 each. The method of payment is School Cash Online. Orders and payment are due by Friday, May 10th.  Late orders will not be accepted.

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

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.

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