On December 1st, we began the season of Advent. We wish blessings to you and your families as we prepare for Christmas.
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Congratulations to our Grade Seven students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday! We are very proud of you as you deepen your relationship with our Lord. Thank you to Mr. Abraham, Ms. Ferlisi, Mr. Zilli, Mr. De Rosa and Mrs. Borstock from Holy Rosary Parish for preparing our students.
Thank you to the families who came out to Kindergarten Movie Night presentation of ‘The Star’. Much enjoyment was had by all. Thanks to the Kindergarten team for hosting this event.
Thanks as well to all who wore red and donated to the United Way on Friday’s Paint the Town Red Day. The United Way provides much-needed support to those in our community.
As we continue into our winter months, please ensure that your children are dressed for varying weather. To play on the field when there is snow on the ground, students should be wearing snow pants and boots. This will allow for students and classrooms to remain dry throughout the day.
Please continue to be cognizant of safety in and around the schoolyard during entrance and dismissal times.
Please enter the school through the front door and sign in at the office. Parents wishing to speak with portable teachers should be doing so through the office.
Thursday, December 12th & 19th: Kernel’s Popcorn Delivery
Popcorn will be delivered to those students who have ordered on-line. Families will have the opportunity to order for the New Year later in the month.
Thursday, December 12th: Family Christmas Night
Santa will be at our school to take pictures with families who will have the opportunity to decorate a gingerbread house and participate in other fun pre-Christmas activities.
Friday, December 13th: Advent Mass
Students will be bused to Holy Rosary Parish to celebrate the Eucharist at 10:00 AM. Families are welcome to join us for mass.
Wednesday, December 18th: Kindergarten Christmas Concert
Parents of our Kindergarten students are invited to attend our annual Christmas Concert which will begin at 2:00 PM. Please sign in and get a visitor’s sticker at the table when you enter the school.
Thursday, December 19th: Joy Day – students invited to wear pyjamas to school today.
Classes will participate in fun and faith-based activities throughout the day.
For all upcoming events and spirit days, please see the calendar:
Catholic School Council is hosting a family fun night with refreshments, music, gingerbread decorating, and photo with Santa. Please register on School Cash online.
Advent Mass @ Holy Rosary Church for Grades 1-8
On December 20th, school will dismiss at 2:15 PM, 90 minutes prior to our regular dismissal time.
Thank you for the continued support for our popcorn program! Buttersalt seems to be the fan favourite here at St. Anthony of Padua! The next deliveries will be happening on February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 5, 12, 26. Are you brave enough to try a new flavour? Check out CASHONLINE and get your orders in for the month of February and March, as the deadline to order is January 20th.
Kindergarten Registration will take place between 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM on the 21 and 22 of January. Please click on the link for further information: https://elem.hcdsb.org/stanthonyofpadua/2020/01/we-are-excited-to-welcome-your-child-to-kindergarten-2/
Your partners in Catholic Education,
G. Giacalone, L. MacLennan, D. Owens