Dear Parents and Guardians:
This year in Canada marks the 17th anniversary of National Bullying Awareness Week, running from November 17th to November 23rd. Bullying is defined as a form of repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals that is intended to cause (or should be known to cause) fear and distress and/or harm to another person’s body, feelings, self-esteem or reputation. Bullying occurs in a context where there is a real or perceived power imbalance. Bullying is a relationship problem. Our lifelong goal is to help ensure that we all have healthy, safe, respectful, and caring relationships with the people in our lives.
Our school will be focusing on ways to continue building positive relationships by highlighting the things that we are already doing to promote healthy relationships within our school. Examples of this would be school clubs, teaching social skills and building on classroom community. We will have daily announcements that focus on bullying awareness and prevention and classes will participate in activities during Religion and Health lessons.
Progress Reports and Interviews:
Progress Reports go home on Wednesday, November 20th. The focus of progress reports are learning skills and work habits as well as a general overview of achievement in academics. Please find attached further information about interpreting the Progress Report. Understanding your Child’s Progress Report
Interviews take place during the evening of November 21 and throughout the PA Day on November 22. To book an interview for your child, please go to the St. Anthony of Padua scheduling webpage at https://stap.parentinterview.com The website will be open until 4:00 PM on November 20th.
Used Uniform Sale:
SAOP Catholic School Council will be hosting a used uniform sale in the foyer of the school during interviews. Items will be sold for $5.00 each. Hours will be as follows: Thursday, November 21st from 4 PM – 9PM and Friday November 22nd from 9 – 3:30 PM or until sold out. UNIFORM SALE
Sensory Friendly Mass:
In support of all students with differing abilities, their family and their friends. Mary Mother of God Parish 2741 N. Trail Ridge Rd. Oakville will celebrate ‘Sensory friendly’ eucharistic celebrations, every other Sunday at 3:00 PM beginning November 10th. All are welcome. Sensory Friendly Mass
For all upcoming events and spirit days, please see the calendar:
Staff and students are invited to wear red today and bring in a toonie in support of the United Way.
Students are asked to be at the church one half hour before the beginning of mass.
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.
Your partners in Catholic Education,
G. Giacalone, L. MacLennan, D. Owens