“Be the I in Kind”
We are now gathering Halloween and Remembrance Day photos for our 2019-2020 yearbook. If you would like to contribute photos of school events and field trips, please email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and put the classroom teacher’s name on the subject line. Thank you in advance, for your photos.
As well, we have a few extra yearbooks (2018-2019 edition) for sale. If you would like to purchase a 2018-2019 yearbook, the cost is $26. We will accept cash or cheque at this time. The books will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
Paint the Town Red Day – Nov. 29
To support the United Way, students are encouraged to wear red on Friday, November 29. A donation of $2 towards this charity is greatly appreciated. This will be a non-uniform day.
Gr.2 Sacrament of Reconciliation- Nov. 30
Our Gr.2 students together with their families are invited to celebrate the sacrament of First Reconciliation on Saturday, November 30 with their families at St. Matthew’s Church.
Mrs. DeSantis and Mrs. Quinn’s students will celebrate this sacrament at 9:30 am at St. Matthew’s Church
Mrs. Simper and Mrs. Chamber’s students will celebrate this sacrament at 11 am at St. Matthew’s Church
St. Mary Poinsettia Fundraiser- Dec. 2
St. Mary Catholic School Council will be holding our first Poinsettia Fundraiser to assist with our fundraising initiatives. Beautiful poinsettias are a fantastic way to kick off this holiday decorating season. They make wonderful gifts. Multiple sizes and colours are available to choose from. Please complete this order form by no later than Monday, December 2nd. Poinsettias must be picked up at St. Mary School on Wednesday, December 11th between 2:30 – 6:00 p.m. Preferred method of payment is through School Cash Online or by cheque.
New ISW Uniform Items
Two new uniform items are now available for order. We are pleased to add a Navy and Grey Sport Hoodie to our approved uniform for everyday wear.
Oakville Speaker Series- Nov 28 & Dec. 5
Loyola, Holy Trinity and St. Thomas Aquinas are partnering together to run the Oakville Speakers Series for the parents of the community. Families from all schools (secondary and elementary) are invited to attend one, two or all three sessions.
- Thurs. Nov. 28 (7:00 – 8:30pm) at St. Thomas Aquinas – Vaping & Cannabis Use
- Thurs. Dec. 5 (7:00 – 8:30pm) at Loyola – Transition to Post Secondary
Angel Tree- Dec. 2
As we approach the beginning of the Season of Advent, our parish representatives have invited us to participate in their community outreach project, The St. Matthew Angel Tree. In partnership with St. Vincent de Paul at St. Matthew’s Parish, the students at St. Mary Catholic School will have the opportunity to choose an angel which will have on it a $25 gift card amount for either Wal-Mart or Real Canadian Superstore, Metro, Sobey’s/FreshCo. These gift cards will be given to families in need to purchase Christmas Gifts. This project will serve as our only Christmas charitable outreach for the season. We kindly ask that all gift cards are sent into school by December 2. Please see the letter that will be sent home with more information.
Christmas Concert – Dec.17
Our Christmas Concert will take place on December 17th at 10 AM &1:15 PM. Please note that Mrs. Marlin & Mrs. Jones Kindergarten class and Mrs. Romaniw & Mrs. Soares Kindergarten class will only perform in the morning concert and Mrs. Stevens & Ms. Jaworska Kindergarten class and Ms. Marai & Ms. MacLellan Kindergarten class will only perform in the afternoon concert. Our Gr.1-5 classes and our Gr.6-8 cast will perform in both the morning and afternoon performances. Please mark it on your calendars!
Please check our school calendar found on our school website for upcoming events: https://elem.hcdsb.org/stmary/
St. Mary Tips
Safety Tips to review with your child(ren) around Walking/Travel:
- Inform others when and where you are going and check in with them when you reach your destination
- Walk with a purpose. Be alert and attentive of your surroundings at all times.
- Be careful where you walk. Avoid lonely or unlit streets and shortcuts through parks and/or vacant lots. Walk on the curb side, away from alleys and doorways.
- If you suspect you are being followed, cross the street, go to the nearest house or store and call the police. Scream if necessary.
- When taking public transit alone, avoid waiting or getting off at isolated stations/stops. Arrange for a family member or friend to escort you to and from the station.
- It is dangerous to hitchhike and to involve yourself with strangers who are hitching a ride. Once trapped inside a car, it is difficult to call for assistance.
K. Dobbie & D. Comito
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