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Weekly Update: September 30 – October 4

“God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.”  –Tony Evans

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Thank you for continuing to follow our Kiss n Ride procedures and remembering to vacate the yard once supervision begins. Please note the following information items for this week:

Lunch Days:

Milk delivery begins on Monday. Pizza, Pita Pit, and Lunch Pails orders also begin this week.

Photo Days:

Class and individual photos will take place on Monday and Tuesday.

Monday, September 30: FDK classes D, E, F and Grades 1, 3, 5, 7

Tuesday, October 1: FDK classes A, B, C and Grades 2, 4, 6, 8

Cross Country:

Practices will take place on Wednesday and Thursday of this week at 8:20 AM. Students are asked to meet in the Junior Yard. The meet will take place on October 9th.


Tuesday, October 4: Both the Boys’ and Girls’ teams have games against St. Peter at 4:00 PM. Girls play @ St. Peter; boys @ St. Anthony.

First Reconciliation Parent Meeting:

Information meeting for parents of Grade 2 students receiving their First Reconciliation will take place at 7:00 PM. on October 9th at Holy Rosary Parish


The Ministry of Education has released the results from the 2018-2019 assessment. Information and school results are found on the EQAO page: EQAO results   Individual results are being sent home with grades 4 and 7 students.

PA Day:

Friday, October 11th is a PA Day for teachers. There is no school for students on this day.


The YMCA offers before and after school care at our school. If you have any questions or would like to contact the YMCA, please contact the supervisor Alicia Vetro at 905-699-3770 or Alicia.Vetro@YMCAGTA.ORG

SafeArrival Student Absence Reporting

Our school offers an automated student attendance management system called SafeArrival, provided through SchoolMessenger®.

The SafeArrival system is available 24/7, allowing you to report your child’s absence in one of three ways:

  1. using the SchoolMessenger® mobile app
  2. by logging into the SchoolMessenger® web site
  3. by calling into an interactive toll-free phone line at 1-844-445-4505

Click on the FAQ for more information about how to use the new SafeArrival student attendance management system.

The safety and wellbeing of our students is our highest priority, and SafeArrival enhances our existing student attendance procedure by making it more convenient for parents to report a child’s absence, and more efficient for our school office staff to follow up sooner on unexplained absences.

Expected Uniform Attire: ISW is the uniform provider for our school board. Clothing from ISW is the expectation for students. Jogging pants and legging are not uniform items unless used for gym classes. Please contact your child’s teacher or the office if you have any questions or if you need further information.

For all up-coming events, please refer to the calendar: 

Cross Country Meet – Postponed till April
Oct 9 all day
Holy Rosary Parish Parent Meeting for Grade 2 Sacraments
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Meeting being held at the parish for the parents of those students receiving the sacraments of First Reconciliation and Communion.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Oct 10 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm

Students in grades 3, 5, & 7 will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the school.

Grade Seven HBV & HPV vaccinations
Oct 17 all day
Big Crunch
Oct 24 all day

Halton Food for Thought is providing each student with an apple to promote healthy eating.

Bishop Reding Parent Information Night
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween Dance
Oct 31 all day

SAOP will be hosting a Halloween Dance during the day. Classes will be called to the gym for their dance time. A schedule will be posted closer to the date. Students are permitted to wear costumes on this day. Please ensure that costumes reflect our Catholic values, follow the board dress code and are respectful of human life. Masks, accessories and weapons should not be brought to school as they will be confiscated and returned at the end of the day.

Fall Back – Set Clocks back one hour
Nov 3 all day
AP Night at Bishop Reding CSS
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm
Remembrance Day Liturgy
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

FDK, Grades 1-5: 9:30 AM

Grades 6-8: 10:30 AM


Your partners in Catholic Education, 

G. Giacalone,    L. MacLennan,    D. Owens




Elementary Vice-PrincipalWeekly Update: September 30 – October 4