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Weekly Update: May 3 – 7

Dear Parents and Guardians:

This week we celebrate Catholic Education! We are so proud of all of our staff and students and how they model their faith and the teachings of Jesus Christ on a daily basis. Please click on the link to view the Catholic Education Week greeting from our parish priest, Father John.

Parents are invited to virtually join into the classroom activities according to the following schedule:

Walk with Jesus Around Your Neighbourhood!

Each year during Catholic Education Week, on Thursday, members from each of the schools of the board participate in the Walk With Jesus. This year, to commemorate the Annual Walk with Jesus, families are encouraged to participate in their own walk around their neighbourhood!

Students and families are also welcome to bring their own personal or homemade cross on their walk. Click here for a cross-making activity you can do at home.

Students are encouraged to wear green on Thursday as a sign of hope in in solidarity with one another.

Don’t forget to follow along and join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #HCWWJ.

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week also marks Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for this year is ‘Get real about how you feel!’ Each day there will be a separate focus as described below. Thank you to our CYC, Mrs. Bozzo-Bulatovic for supporting our staff and students around this important issue.

O.C.S.G.E. Award Winners

Congratulations to the following recipients of the April Medallion which focused on Being a Caring Family Member.

Kindergarten: Sophia S, Janine C, Benjamin V, Evelyn F, Mia S, Jonathan A

Primary: Audrina B, Sophia A, Tanzeelah O, Mikail P, Shalom I, Drei E, Emily S, Carter P, Blanka Z, Leah W, Tatiana G.

Junior: William C, Casey E, Emily T, Evangeline H, Salome M, Maximillion B, Sienna S, Heidi S, Michelle M, Gabriel H, Brooke T, Olivia N

Intermediate: Isabella D, Niko K, Courtney D, Bianca M, Jack F, McKenna M, Emilio A.

The focus for May is being a responsible citizen. A student knows they are responsible citizens when they can say:
I am a peace-maker
I am fair
I am forgiving
I follow rules and do my share
I help the poor and care for people in need
I stand up for what is right
I know that all life is precious
I respect and protect the world and all that is in it
Because I accept my responsibilities, I can make a difference and will live my life like Jesus

We All Belong in Our Catholic School

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”  Micah 6:8.

At St. Anthony of Padua School, we believe that we are all created in the image and likeness of God, and we honour the dignity in each person by treating one another with care, compassion and respect

We are committed to nurturing a safe, welcoming and inclusive learning environment for all of our students – regardless of their race, gender identity, gender expression, disability, sex, sexual orientation, creed, or age. As a school we will continue doing all we can to ensure the 2SLGBTQ+ members in our community experience a positive sense of belonging and well-being.

To learn more about our commitment to Equity and Inclusive Education, please take a few minutes to read Responding with Faith, Hope & Love.

Public Health Tip of the Week

We continue to hold you and your families in our hearts and prayers as we go through these difficult times. Please continue to follow Public Health directives.

Your Partners in Catholic Education,

G. Giacalone, E. Scannell, D. Owens

Owens, DonnaWeekly Update: May 3 – 7