Christ is risen! The disciples saw His wrappings in the tomb and believed in Him. God, our heavenly Father, gives us the greatest gift of all — salvation through His Son, Jesus. In the second reading on Easter Sunday, St. Paul reminds the Colossians that they have been raised with Christ, exhorting them to “think about the things above rather than things of earth.” We, too, have been raised with Christ. Let us rejoice and be glad!
Thank-you to the Grade 7’s for their wonderful presentation of the Stations of the Cross. Thanks also to Mr. Abraham, Ms. Clark, Ms. Erratt, and Ms. Ferlisi for their leadership.
Families, now that we are in nicer weather, we encourage students to walk or ride bikes to school. If biking, please ensure your children wear helmets and follow the safety rules. If you must exit your car when dropping off students, please park in a designated parking spot rather than parking along the kiss and ride. For kindergarten parents, once you have delivered your child to their appropriate gate, please promptly exit the yard. To ensure the safety of all students, only designated staff wearing a safety vest should be in the yard. Also, please remember that supervision begins at 9:00 AM. Students should not be in the yard unsupervised prior to this time.
Before School Reading Program:
For those of you who participate in our Before School Reading Program, while students are grouped with others of like reading abilities, the purpose of the program is to provide extra practice time reading rather than a reading intervention. While the Educational Assistants leading the groups may provide tips to the students and engage them in dialogue to develop comprehension skills, they are not monitoring the progress of the students. The individual class room teachers monitor and communicate progress to parents from the classroom level.
Earth Week: Apr. 21-Apr. 27
To recognize Earth week, staff and students are challenged to bring in a litter-less lunch this week. Globally, humanity has created 8.3 billion tons of plastic. Of this, only 9% is recycled. By using reusable water bottles and lunch containers we are able to lessen our eco-footprint.
April 23: We will have a civvies day for Earth Day. Students are encouraged to wear blue and green on this day. Sports teams pictures will also be taken for the yearbook.
April 25th: Grade 7 HepB & HpV immunizations
April 26th: Grade 8s Mass at Bishop Reding
May 1 & 2: Bike Drive
Attention SAOP families! This spring we are having a Bike Drive Collection. If your son or daughter has outgrown their bike and you’re not sure what to do with the old bike you can donate it to a child in need. We will be collecting bikes on May 1st and 2nd. The bikes will be donated to New Hope Community Bikes which services the GTHA. Even if the bike is broken, they can repair it and make a child smile ! Bikes can be dropped off at the front of the school.
Catholic Education Week BBQ: May 9th 5:00 – 8:00 PM
BBQ food will be prepared by Knights of Columbus
Hamburger, Hot Dog or Veggie Burger combos available on School Cash On-line for $6.25 per person. Orders close May 2.
BBQ Serving time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Classrooms are open: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Arts night featuring the SAOP choir, Glee Club, Band, and intermediate arts: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Please refer to the calendar for all upcoming events:
Grade 7 Students will receive vaccinations today. Grade 8s are celebrating mass at Bishop Reding.
Grade 7 Students will receive vaccinations today.
Grade 8s are celebrating mass at Bishop Reding.
Your partners in Catholic Education,
K. Cascone-Brown, L. MacLennan, D. Owens