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Weekly Update: January 20, 2020

“Bear with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgive each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” ~ Colossians 3:13

Labour Negotiations Update

Our school will be CLOSED to students on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 as a result of the recent announcement by OECTA of a province-wide, one-day full withdrawal of services.

Although classes will be cancelled on Tuesday, January 21stour school office will remain open for Advanced Kindergarten Registration on January 21st.  

Please note that there may be picket lines present at our school location, which may impact traffic flow and cause potential minor delays in our school parking lot.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. For more information, please visit the Halton Catholic District School Board’s website: Labour Negotiations Update.

Cheese Pizza Day Rescheduled- Jan. 24

Due to the upcoming school closure on Tuesday, January 21st due to labour negotiations our Cheese Pizza day will be cancelled on Tuesday, January 21.  Students who ordered Cheese Pizza for Tuesday, January 21st will now receive their Cheese Pizza order this coming Friday, January 24th.

Advanced New Registrations for 2020-2021 School Year – Jan. 21 & 22

To facilitate planning for the 2020-2021 school year, we encourage all families intending to register new children at St. Mary School (including Kindergarten registrations) by following the guideline posted on the front page of our website: New Registrations Please plan to come to the school on Tuesday, January 21st or Wednesday, January 22nd between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm to complete your child’s registration. The School Board also sent an email to parents earlier this week with instructions on the registration process.

Gr. 6, 7 & 8 Ignite Program- Jan. 28

We are thrilled to offer this lunch time program-K4K Ignite Leadership Program.  This program will take place starting on Tuesday, January 28 from Noon- 1 p.m. It will run for 5 consecutive weeks. The cost is $85 per child.

This program promotes mentorship and leadership development. Topics include:  How the characteristics of a leader will build an impenetrable personal brand, anti-bullying strategies, social media and how it can affect your reputation and so much more.  This program is recommended for all Gr.6- 8 children. Please see the registration form  for more details.

Family S.T.E.M Night- Jan. 30

Parent Council presents an exciting fun filled family STEM night on January 30th from 6:30-8:00pm.  Please send in your family registration form  by Friday January 24th.  This year, we not only want to show case the fun math our children are exposed to but we also want to spot light science, engineering and technology.  Some highlights of the evening include a TVO/mPower representative and the Learning Tree will set up the gym with creative problem solving stations that will engage families to use ideas and knowledge using STEM!  Stations will intrigue our young JK learners as well as our critical Intermediate students and all students in between.  We have also extended the online order and special pricing for the STEM Kits.  All orders must be placed through cash online and are due by January 29th.  Orders will go home the week of February 17th.  Please see the attached flyer  for more details.

Pancake Tuesday- Feb. 25

Save the date – On Tuesday, February 25th our school will continue our wonderful tradition of preparing pancakes for the entire school.  It takes many volunteers to make this wonderful tradition come about.  If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to:  indicating your interest.  Griddles, large bowls, spatulas, serving trays & extension cords are also needed for the day.  If you are able volunteer these items for the day, please let us know.

Upcoming Events

Please check our school calendar found on our school website for upcoming events:

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Upcoming Events

Cheese Pizza Day
Feb 18 all day
Girls Basketball @ St. Mary School Gym
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lunch Lady
Feb 19 all day
Term 1 Reports Go Home
Feb 19 all day
Boys Basketball Game @ St. Bernadette
Feb 19 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Hockey Tournament @ Canlan Arena
Feb 20 all day
Pepperoni Pizza Day
Feb 20 all day
Steel Pan Drummers Presentation
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Gr 7 Trip to Career Centre (Alexander/Bruno)
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Gr 7 Trip to Career Centre (Schmitz)
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Elementary Vice-PrincipalWeekly Update: January 20, 2020