Dear Parents and Guardians:
We would like to congratulate Nathaniel, Veronica, Isabella, Isabella, Adam, Julia, Daniel, Lovre, Taya, and Jordan who represented their grades in the school’s Grade 4 – 8 English Public Speaking Competition. Good luck to Lovre who will go on to compete at the regional competition.
Congratulations also to the Girl’s Basketball Team for their recent first-place finish at Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School’s First Annual Black History Tournament. Thank you to Mr. Zielke and Mr. Mahaney for your on-going support of our students.
Good luck to both our Senior Girls and Boys Basketball teams who have made it to the Municipal Semi-Finals this week!! We are very proud of you. Thank you to our coaches Mr. Mahaney, Mr. Zielke, Mr. Stelter, and Ms. Marzilli.
We will continue to collect filled backpacks to support displaced children in the middle east, through the Maryan the Divine Mercy Foundations’ Bundle of Love campaign. Backpacks can come in up to the end of March. We thank all those who have requested backpacks. If you would like to participate, please send in the bottom of the attached to your child’s teacher.
Friday, March 13th is Rock your socks to support World Downs Syndrome Day. This is a full uniform day. Students may wear mismatched and vibrant socks.
We are happy to announce the Bishop Reding Family of Schools has invited a renowned guest speaker, Ann Douglas, to speak to all our family of schools (Bishop Reding, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Peter, Our Lady of Victory, Holy Rosary). She is a bestselling parenting author and columnist for CBC Radio. She has also written several books; The Mother of all Books (series), Parenting Through the Storm, Happy Parents, Happy Kids.
The focus of Ann’s discussion will be raising resilient children – specifically looking at strategies for encouraging mental health and resilience in all family members, including yourself. In this practical and story-rich presentation, bestselling author Ann Douglas will share some parent-proven and science-backed strategies for thriving as a family. You’ll learn about parenting strategies that bring out the best (as opposed to the worst) in both kids and parents; stress management and coping skills that work well for all family members; and why it’s so important to prioritize the four pillars of good mental health (sleep, physical activity, nutrition, and tapping into support from others). Good for all ages!
Please join us on April 30th (6:30 PM) at Bishop Reding for an evening of information. We will also have our community partners available to answer questions on any topics that might be of significance to you. We are offering a free copy of Ann’s most recent book Happy Parents, Happy Kids to the first 200 registrations. Please look at the attached flyer for more information and the format for the evening.
For more information on our guest speaker please follow the link http://www.anndouglas.ca/
To be eligible for your free copy of Ann’s book please ensure that you have filled out the form attached to this link https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=fas3Jb0likmmQnwTV3nm0gIJJowhZ4NFm5Nh3TYTkYdUNDdGM1I4QzgyV1pERUpLWFZRRkw3WktLMC4u This offer is only valid for the first 200 registrations. Registration closes on April 14, 2020.
Enjoy your time with your families over the March Break!
For all upcoming events, please refer to the school calender: http://
Yours in Catholic Education,
Mr. G. Giacalone, Ms. L. MacLennan, Mrs. D. Owens