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May 17, 2019 Update

“Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.”
Pope Francis

We wish our school community a wonderful Victoria Day long weekend!  Classes resume on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.


On Wednesday, May 22, Thursday, May 23, and Monday, May 27, 2019, our grade 3 and 6 students will be taking part in the Provincial Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division (Grades 1-3), or Junior Division (Grades 4–6). This assessment is administered to all Grade 3 and 6 students in Ontario’s publicly funded school system by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), an independent agency of the Government of Ontario.  We have advised you of these dates well in advance and appreciate that you have scheduled any appointments for your child outside of these dates.


The St. John’s Bible will visit our school on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.  The St. John’s Bible is the inspiration of Donald Jackson, renowned calligrapher and official scribe to Queen Elizabeth II. Donald Jackson dreamed of creating a handwritten, illuminated bible in the tradition of the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Book of Kells. After approaching St. John’s University, Jackson was commissioned to produce the St. John’s Bible in 1998. Under the direction of Donald Jackson and a Committee on Illumination and Text from St. John’s University, an international team of artists, calligraphers, and biblical and theological scholars, worked for thirteen years to complete the St. John’s Bible. It is the first complete bible to be handwritten and illuminated since the advent of the printing press over 500 years ago.  You can learn more about the St. John’s Bible here https://hamiltondiocese.com/stjohnsbible/


Full STEAM Ahead!  Our Catholic School Council is busy planning our family STEAM night on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  In order to assist with the preparations, families who are interested in attending the evening are asked to pre-register and select the activities you would like to participate via the following link:  Full STEAM Ahead  


The process for creating classes for the 2019-2020 school year will soon begin.  To learn more about this process, please review the information found here:  Class Placements 2019-2020


Our detailed event calendar for the week of May 21, 2019:

May
20
Mon
Victoria Day
May 20 all day
May
21
Tue
Lunchbox Orders (Tuesday-Subway, Thursday-Swiss Chalet, Friday-Boston Pizza)
May 21 all day
May
22
Wed
EQAO Assessment (Grade 3 and 6 Students)
May 22 all day
Salad Day Lunch
May 22 all day
Festival of Harmony – Intermediate Band @ Jean Vanier Catholic Secondary School
May 22 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
May
23
Thu
EQAO Assessment (Grade 3 and 6 Students)
May 23 all day
Grade 7 Trip to Second City & Blue Jay Game
May 23 all day
Lunchbox Orders (Tuesday-Subway, Thursday-Swiss Chalet, Friday-Boston Pizza)
May 23 all day
May
24
Fri
Grade 1 trip to Springridge Farm
May 24 all day
Lunchbox Orders (Tuesday-Subway, Thursday-Swiss Chalet, Friday-Boston Pizza)
May 24 all day
Elementary PrincipalMay 17, 2019 Update