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May 6th, 2019

“At every moment in our life we have an opportunity to choose joy…” ~ Henri J.M. Nouwen

Congratulations To Our Chess Team

The St. Gabriel School Chess Club did a fabulous job representing our school at a tournament hosted by St. Anne’s School on Friday.  All of our participants had a wonderful time.  Congratulations is extended to:  Lukas who won Gold at the Intermediate level, Graham who won Silver at the Advanced Level, Ben who won Silver at the Beginners Level and Jack who won Bronze at the Beginners Level.  Finally, thank you to Mrs. Knight and Miss. Drakeford for coaching the team.

Catholic Education Week  May 5th-10th

This week is Catholic Education Week and the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will celebrate the significant contribution that Catholic education has made to the community, the province and to Canada.

Throughout the week, students, staff, parents, parishes and members of our community are invited to participate in a variety of activities and reflections that celebrate the distinctiveness of Catholic education.

The province-wide theme of this year, ‘Living as Joyful Disciples’, reminds us that our Catholic schools exist to help students form and grow as disciples of Christ.

For St. Gabriel  School’s Catholic Education Week Events click here

Our Catholic Education Week Mass takes place on Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 9:00am at the Church.  Our Volunteer Breakfast takes place after the Mass at 10:15am in the Library.

Civvies Day for Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation Friday, May 10th

Once again this year the last day of Catholic Education Week will be a Civvies Day for our students.  We will be collecting a toonie to support the Halton Catholic Children’s Education Foundation.  This organization assists children and families in our school community and throughout Halton.  Please make your donation online or send a toonie with your child/children on Friday to support this worthwhile cause.

 Football Tournament – May 10th

Good luck to our Co-ed Football Team who are participating in the Notre Dame Touch Football Tournament this Friday. Go Storm!!!

Senior Kindergarten Graduation Pictures – May 13th

Edge Imaging will be at St. Gabriel School on the morning of Monday, May 13th to take Graduation Photos of our Senior Kindergarten students.

Promoting Well-Being – Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines For Children And Youth:

For optimal health benefits, children and youth (aged 5–17 years) should achieve high levels of physical activity, low levels of sedentary behaviour, and sufficient sleep each day.

A healthy 24 hours includes:

SWEAT: MODERATE TO VIGOROUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY – An accumulation of at least 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity involving a variety of aerobic activities. Vigorous physical activities, and muscle and bone strengthening activities should each be incorporated at least 3 days per week;

STEP: LIGHT PHYSICAL ACTIVITY Several hours of a variety of structured and unstructured light physical activities;

SLEEP: Uninterrupted 9 to 11 hours of sleep per night for those aged 5–13 years and 8 to 10 hours per night for those aged 14–17 years, with consistent bed and wake-up times;

SIT: SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR No more than 2 hours per day of recreational screen time; Limited sitting for extended periods.   https://csepguidelines.ca

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Wishing you a great week!  – the Staff of St. Gabriel School

 

Elementary PrincipalMay 6th, 2019