“Nothing is impossible if we turn to God in prayer. We can all be builders of peace.” ~Pope Francis
Me To We Food Drive Update
Congratulations and a heartfelt thank you to the St. Gabriel School Community for generously donating 630 pounds of food to the Burlington Food Bank! Thank you also to our Me To We Team for organizing this community initiative and to Mrs. Clayton and Mrs. Anders for working with our Me To We Team.
Term 2 Milk Orders
Term 2 Milk orders begin on Monday, February 4th.
St. Gabriel School’s Movie Night
Thank you to Mrs. Bodley for organizing a very successful and enjoyable Movie Night to beat the cold on Thursday evening! Thank you also to Mr. Troyan for taking care of the sound system and to Robert from Silver City for donating the popcorn for this event. The Movie Night raised $433.30 which be used to support our Breakfast Club Program.
Notre Dame Basketball Tournaments
Good luck to our boys and girls basketball teams as they participate in the Notre Dame Feeder School tournaments this week. The boys’ tournament is on Tuesday, February 5th and the girls play on Thursday, February 7th. Go Storm!!!
Hamilton Bulldogs School Day Hockey Game
Our students in grades 4-6 will be attending the Hamilton Bulldogs School Day hockey game this Thursday, February 7th. The Hamilton Bulldogs play the Oshawa Generals and author Kevin Sylvester will speak about his new book titled: Mucus Mayhem. The theme is of his book is “Super Powers – Learning From Your Mistakes”.
St. Gabriel Church Valentine Pasta Dinner
St. Gabriel Church is hosting a Valentine Pasta Dinner in the Parish Hall on Sunday, February 10th.
Spring Fling Committee Meeting – Thursday, February 7th
If you would like to be part of the Spring Fling Planning Committee, please join us in the library on Thursday, February 7th at 6:30 pm.
Professional Activity Day – Friday, February 15th
Friday, February 15th is a Professional Activity Day.
Family Day – Monday February 18, 2019
The basic purpose of Family Day is to provide a special occasion on which Canadians can celebrate family and community life and to provide a holiday in the otherwise holiday-vacant, three-month span between New Year’s Day and Good Friday. Alberta first instituted Family Day in 1990 to celebrate the family life of the early pioneers, Saskatchewan made it a public holiday in 2007, Ontario in 2008, and British Columbia in 2013.
School children and private-sector workers get Family Day off, but as the holiday is a provincial and not a federal matter, federal workers do not get it off. Despite most people being off work to spend time with their families, post offices are still open as are public transportation facilities, though sometimes on a reduced schedule.
On Family Day, many take part in winter sports like ice skating, hockey, skiing, or snowboarding. There are community events and winter festivals to attend all over Canada this time of year. It is also popular to attend art exhibits and various museums, which frequently have discounts or even free entry on Family Day.
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Wishing you a great week! – the Staff of St. Gabriel School