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Weekly Update March 2 – 6

Dear Parents and Guardians:

As we enter the last weeks of winter, we would like to remind you to please ensure children are dressed in layers for a variety of weather conditions. Please also be reminded of the Kiss n Ride routines. The through lane is just for dropping students off. If you must exit your car, please find a parking spot. The staff on duty is happy to assist your children in exiting the car.

We have staff on duty between 9:00 AM and 9:15 AM, when the bell rings. Please ensure children are prompt to school to ensure a smooth transition into their day.

Grades 4 – 8 have been holding their grade level public speak-offs in preparation for the school-wide competition. SAOP annual Public Speaking Competition will take place in the gym on Wednesday, March 4 at 9:45 AM. All are welcome.

There will be a parent meeting on Wednesday, March 4, at 7:00 PM at Holy Rosary Parish for those who are receiving their First Communion in April.

The teachers’ union has announced that on Thursday, March 5th there will be a provincial walkout. Schools will be closed to students on this day. Due to the fact that schools will be closed to students on Thursday, March 5th,  the pizza scheduled to be delivered on Thursday will be delivered on Monday, March 2nd. 

For on-going information about the labour negotiations, please refer to:

Lenten Initiative: Maryan’s Backpack, Bundle of Love Program

During the Lenten season, St. Anthony of Padua School will be supporting Christian refugees in the Middle East through the Maryan the Divine Mercy Foundation. Families will be given the opportunity to purchase and fill a backpack with new toys, school supplies, clothes, non-liquid hygiene items, creative crafts, and personalized letters of hope and prayer.

For upcoming events and spirit days, please see the calendar: 

Grade 4-8 Public Speaking Competition:
Mar 4 all day
Dental Screening: FDK & Grade two classes
Mar 10 – Mar 11 all day

MESSAGE FROM ORAL HEALTH   Dental Screening Information

A registered dental hygienist from the Halton Region Health Department will be visiting your child’s school to conduct dental screening for grade JK, SK and 2. The dental hygienist will wear latex-free gloves and take a quick, non-invasive, look in your child’s mouth using a sterilized dental mirror. A note will be sent home the day of the screening with the results. If your child needs urgent dental treatment, important information will also be mailed to your home. If you wish for your child to be screened who is not enrolled in one of the mentioned grades please call 311 or email to request a screening with the Oral Health program. If your child needs dental care and you cannot afford it, please call 311 for information on the Healthy Smiles Ontario program. You do not have to wait for the school visit to request assistance.


Downs Syndrome Awareness Presentations
Mar 12 all day

Adele Purdham and Emily Boycott will present to staff and students. See Bios attached. Adelle and Emily Bios Talks 2020

Gr. 6-8 10- 11 AM

Gr 1-5 11:10- 12:10

Rock your socks for World Downs Syndrome Day
Mar 13 all day
Superhero Day – Dress as your favourite superhero
Jun 12 all day

Students are invited to wear tee-shirts or dress as their favourite superhero. Students are not to wear masks or carry accessories. Please ensure outfits reflect our Catholic values.

Your partners in Catholic Education, 

G. Giacalone,    L. MacLennan,     D. Owens

Elementary Vice-PrincipalWeekly Update March 2 – 6