Feb 15th Newsletter

Happy Family Day!

 

Thank you to all the families who supported the danceathon fundraiser.  Thanks to the children who collected pledge forms and danced up a storm.  Thanks to the parents who counted money, purchased goods and stuffed glow stick bags.  Thanks especially to DJ Nikki and side kick Claire who kept the fun going all day for the children.  It took everyone’s support to put this fun event on.  Thank you.

 

Congratulations to all the students and teachers who put so much effort into the family portrait displays and the math galleries.  The portraits were wonderful and the different problem solving methods were very interesting.  Great job everyone!

 

Below are all the updates you need for the coming weeks:

  1. The Ski Trip takes place on Tuesday, February 19th and Tuesday, February 26th.   Buses leave promptly at 7:15 am.  Children going on the ski trip should be picked up at school at the end of the day at 5:00 pm.

  2. We received from a St Leo family a generous donation of Maple Leaf tickets to be raffled off.  The game is Leafs vs Panthers on March 25th at 7:00 pm. Tickets retail for $480!!!!  Please see the attached raffle ticket form (one will also go home in backpacks on Tuesday).  The cost for one raffle ticket is $20 and the cost of five raffle tickets is $50.  Tickets can be purchased online through www.schoolcashonline.com or by sending money or a cheque (made out to St Leo CSPC) to school with your children.  Regardless of your payment method, please return the form with your student’s name and the number of tickets you have purchased on it.  Raffle ticket sales open on February 19th and will close at noon on March 4th.  The draw will be held on March 5th during morning announcements.

  3. Pancake Tuesday takes place on March 5th.  We need 10 parent volunteers to help make pancakes and serve the children.  We need people from 9:00-12:00 that day.  If you can volunteer for one hour or the whole time, please respond to this email.

  4. St. Leo Community Partner, Royal York Football Club wants you to know that their Summer House League Soccer registration is now open at www.royalyorkfc.com. Pick your team, bring your friends and play!  Don't hang about, spots are filling out quickly so register today!  Please see attached flyer.

  5. St Leo’s Eco Team reminds us during this Energy Conservation month that devices which are plugged in, but not in use, are still needlessly drawing energy.  Remember to turn off and unplug!!!

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. The annu al St Leo Auction and Community Night has been rescheduled to Friday April 26th.  If you would like to volunteer for this event, please let me know and I will make sure you are invited to the kick off meeting which will be called shortly.

Cheers, Fiona

Feb 8th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community,

 

Congratulations to the boys and girls basketball teams which made St. Leo’s proud this past week.  Both teams came in 3rd.  Go Lions Go!!

 

Thank you to all the parents who ran hot dog day on Friday.  Thanks to the families that supported the Swim Team with this fundraiser.

 

The annual dance-a-thon will take place the Thursday, February 14th.  Pledge forms are due no later than Monday February 11th.  Please note that if you want tax receipts to be issued, please ensure the addresses on the pledge forms are complete (including postal codes) and legible.  If you would like a tax receipt and you are writing a cheque, please make it payable to St Leo C.S.

 

Below are all the updates you need for the coming weeks:

  1. As part of our Physical Education program, the grades 4-8 students will be participating in 2 days of downhill skiing at Mount St. Louis Moonstone on Tuesday, February 19th and Tuesday, February 26th. This year we have added a second ski date as part of a promotion that we were the recipient of. Therefore, the cost is the same if a student cannot attend a second date.  IMPORTANT: Spaces are limited.  We are only accepting 50 students on a first come, first served basis, but there are a few spots left. Please make your online payment to reserve your spot, then return the permission form by Monday, February 11th.  NOTE: WE HAVE RECEIVED A LOT OF PAYMENTS BUT ARE MISSING PERSMISSION FORMS. PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE FORMS ARE SENT TO THE OFFICE.

  2. Report cards will be sent home in backpacks on Tuesday February 12th.

  3. Parent teacher interviews will be held this week on the evenings of Wednesday February 13th and Thursday February 14th

  4. When coming to the school to meet with your children’s teachers this week, please be sure to leave some time to visit the gym.  There you will find the Math Gallery and also one of Mrs. Ugrin’s favourite displays all year – family portraits drawn by each and every student.  Don’t miss them!

  5. Friday February 15th is a PA Day.

  6. Monday February 18th is Family Day and a school holiday.

  7. The annual St Leo Auction and Community Night has been rescheduled to Friday April 26th.  If you would like to volunteer for this event, please let me know and I will make sure you are invited to the kick off meeting, which will be called shortly.

Feb 1st Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community,

 

Congratulations to the boys and girls soccer teams which made St. Leo’s proud this past week.  The girls even brought home the pennant for first place.  Awesome!!


Best wishes to the boys and girls basketball teams which will be competing at tournaments this week.  Go Lions Go!!


Below are all the updates you need for the coming weeks:

  1. The last day to send in money and forms for Hot Dog day is Monday February 4th.  Hot Dog day itself is Friday February 8th.   This is a fundraiser for the St Leo Swim Team.  Kudos to the Swim Team Coaches and Swimmers who are doing their best to be self-sufficient.  Well done!

  2. February’s St Leo Parent Council (CSPC) meeting is on Wednesday February 6th at 6:30 in the staff room.  All parents are invited and welcome.

  3. National Sweater Day is Friday February 8th.  The St Leo ECO team continues to encourage responsible student stewardship of our planet’s resources and is promoting National Sweater Day as a fun way to learn about the importance of saving energy and using less heat all winter. Make sure you wear your warm sweater on Friday.  Facilities Services will turn down the heat in the school by two degrees to support your efforts.

  4. The annual dance-a-thon will take place on February 14thPledge forms will go home this week.  Check for them in back packs.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. The boys' basketball tournament will be held on Tuesday February 5th.

  2. The girls’ basketball tournament will be held on Thursday February 7th.

  3. Kindergarten Registration in Toronto Catholic Schools has begun.  Children born in 2015 are eligible for kindergarten starting in September 2019.  Parents can complete their application online at SOAR.tcdsb.org, and follow up with a visit to the school to present the required documents. The online application is available 24 hours.

January 25th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community,

 

Friday was Ms. McCann's last day before her maternity leave.  On behalf of St Leo’s parents and St. Leo’s CSPC, we wish her much joy over the coming year as her family expands.  Best wishes Ms. McCann.


Thank you to all the families that came out for the Raptors 905 game on Saturday and supported St Leo’s fundraising activities.  It was a great afternoon. 


Best wishes to the boys and girls soccer teams which will be competing at tournaments this week.  Go Lions Go!!


Below are all the updates you need for the coming weeks:

  1. On Monday January 28th, there will be a meeting for students interested in participating in St. Leo's first ever French spelling bee. The event will be open to students Grades 1 to 8, in both the French Immersion program and the Core French program.

  2. The next Virtue Awards Assembly will be held on Friday February 1st 1:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

  3. The boys' basketball tournament will be held on Tuesday February 5th.  Practices continue.

  4. The girls’ basketball tournament will be held on Thursday February 7th.  Practices continue.

  5. Attached is a copy of a community notice from Councillor Grimes regarding the recent installation of a Pedestrian Crossover (PXO) on Royal York Road and Symons Street. The activation of this PXO is scheduled for the coming weeks, and Councillor Grimes wanted to give parents in the community some notice about it.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. Canadian Parents for French (CPF) in partnership with St Leo CS is presenting IDÉLLO on January 30th at 6:30 in the school gym.  Please join us for this free event to learn about the wonderful resources available through IDÉLLO to support your child’s learning and engagement in French language and culture.

  2. The Junior Boys soccer tournament is on January 30th.  Practices continue.

  3. The Junior Girls soccer tournament is on January 31st.  Practices continue.

  4. Kindergarten Registration in Toronto Catholic Schools has begun.  Children born in 2015 are eligible for kindergarten starting in September 2019.  Parents can complete their application online at SOAR.tcdsb.org, and follow up with a visit to the school to present the required documents. The online application is available 24 hours.

January 18 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community,

 

Last call for Raptors 905 tickets.  The last day to purchase tickets is Tuesday January 22nd at 11:59 pm.

  • The game is on January 26th and tickets are on sale for $25.  Tickets can be purchased through cash on-line (www.schoolcashonline.com), or you can send cash or a cheque to the school with your child.  Please write cheques to St. Leo CSPC

  • Tickets purchased prior to Tuesday this past week will be distributed to children on Monday.  Please note that all of each family’s tickets went into one envelope to one child.  Check backpacks on Monday evening.

  • Tickets purchased after this past Tuesday and by the deadline next week – will be sent home in backpacks on Friday January 25th. 

  • Congratulations to Jayden Williams (and his Mum) who sold a whopping 21 tickets and is the winner of the locker room tour for himself and his family,

  • I will be sending an email to all attending families regarding fan tunnel participation.  Thanks for supporting your school!

Below are all the updates you need for the coming weeks:

  1. Seems I forgot to share the winners from the fall cookie dough sales.  They were as follows:

    • The 3 top selling families:

      • Ms. Ryan $1,010 with 36 units sold (Ms. Ryan won the tablet)

      • Nathanael Burnett $1,000 with 30 units sold

      • Naval Family (Joshua and Braeden) $582 with 32 units sold

    • Winners of the Sky Zone Passes:

      • JK/SK/ME:  Braeden Naval

      • Gr 1- 3: Nathanael Burnett

      • Gr 4- 8: Grace Larsen

  2. On February 1st, the students will be treated to a story teller reading a book entitled Henry’s Freedom as St Leo C.S. celebrates Black History Month

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. Friday January 25th is a Civvies Day.  Don’t forget your twoonie.

  2. Canadian Parents for French (CPF) in partnership with St Leo CS is presenting IDÉLLO on January 30th at 6:30 in the school gym.  Please join us for this free event to learn about the wonderful resources available through IDÉLLO to support your child’s learning and engagement in French language and culture.

  3. The Junior Boys soccer tournament is on January 30th.  Practices continue.

  4. The Junior Girls soccer tournament is on January 31st.  Practices continue.

  5. Save the date – the annual silent auction is scheduled for Friday March 1st.  Please start collecting donations from your favourite vendors.

  6. Kindergarten Registration in Toronto Catholic Schools has begun.  Children born in 2015 are eligible for kindergarten starting in September 2019.  Parents can complete their application online at SOAR.tcdsb.org, and follow up with a visit to the school to present the required documents. The online application is available 24 hours.

  7. In person evening registration in the St Leo C.S. office is also available on Wednesday January 23rd at 5:30 PM.

January 11th Newsletter

Happy New Year St Leo Community,

 

Calling all basketball families.  The Raptors 905 fundraiser is on.  Get your tickets ASAP.  See attached flyer.

 

The game is on January 26th and tickets are on sale now for $25.  Tickets can be purchased through cash on-line (www.schoolcashonline.com), or you can send cash or a cheque to the school with your child.  Please write cheques to St. Leo CSPC.

Incentive prizes include:

  1. The student who sells the most tickets will receive a personal locker room tour prior to the game.  We’ve extended the cut off to be eligible for the locker room tour.  January 15th is the deadline for this awesome fan experience. That's only 2 days away!!!!

  2. Highest ticket sellers will be included in the pre-game fan tunnels or as anthem buddies to the players.

  3. Every student who purchases tickets will be invited for an ice cream treat.  Date for ice cream to be scheduled after January 26th. 

If you are planning to buy tickets please do so ASAP. The cut off for ticket sales is Tuesday January 22nd.  Come out and have fun and support your school.


 Below are all the updates you need for the coming weeks:

  1. The Grade 4 students will be writing the OLSAT this week on Wednesday January 16th at 9:00am.  This is an important assessment tool.  Please ensure your Grade 4s are at school on time, on Wednesday and please do not book overlapping appointments for them at this time.

  2. Friday January 18th is a PA Day designated as an Assessment, Evaluation & Reporting Day for teachers.

  3. Friday January 25th is a Civvies Day.  Don’t forget your twoonie.

  4. Canadian Parents for French (CPF) in partnership with St Leo CS is presenting IDÉLLO on January 30th at 6:30 in the school gym.  Please join us for this free event to learn about the wonderful resources available through IDÉLLO to support your child’s learning and engagement in French language and culture.

  5. The Junior Boys soccer tournament is on January 30th.  Practices continue.

  6. The Junior Girls soccer tournament is on January 31st.  Practices continue.

  7. Save the date – the annual silent auction is scheduled for Friday March 1st.  Please start collecting donations from your favourite vendors.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. Kindergarten Registration in Toronto Catholic Schools begins January 16, 2019.  Children born in 2015 are eligible for kindergarten starting in September 2019.  Parents can complete their application online beginning on January 16th at 10 AM at SOAR.tcdsb.org, and follow up with a visit to the school to present the required documents. The online application is available 24 hours.

  2. In person evening registration in the St Leo C.S. office is also available on Wednesday January 23rd at 5:30 PM. 

  3. A reminder that during the winter months, students should have a pair of indoor shoes to wear at school.  Outdoor shoes/boots will be kept for outdoor use only.

  4. Please make sure your kids are dressed appropriately for the cold weather – including a hat, mitts, scarf and warm winter coat.

December 14th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community,

 

St Leo parents are hosting the annual Teacher and Staff Appreciation breakfast on December 19th between 8:00 and 9:00 AM.  We are looking for food donations and volunteers to serve it all up.  If you plan to drop food off and/or volunteer, please let me know ASAP.  I am keeping a running list so we know that we have enough volunteers and that we have a variety of breakfast foods.  Please remember that St Leo is an allergen aware school.  Please do not bring foods with nuts in them.

 

Below are all the updates you need for the coming weeks:

  1. Calling all basketball families.  The Raptors 905 fundraiser is on.  Flyers will be sent home in backpacks this week (see also attached).  The game is on January 26th and tickets are on sale now for $25.  Tickets can be purchased through cash on-line (www.schoolcashonline.com), or you can send cash or a cheque to the school with your child.  Please write cheques to St. Leo CSPC.  Tickets purchased before January 11th will count towards the prize for the class that sells the most tickets.  This Christmas, give the gift of basketball!!

  2. Pizza order forms for the January, February and March are due tomorrow, Monday December 17th.  Late orders cannot be accepted for any reason after due date.

  3. The last Virtue Assembly of the year will be held on Friday December 21st.

  4. Friday December 21st is also a Civvies Day.  Don’t forget your twoonie.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. The St Leo Advent celebrations will take place on December 18th

    • St Leo Kindergarten Students’ Advent Celebration takes place at 1:00 PM in the church.  All are welcome and encourage to come.

    • The Advent Mass and celebration for Grades 1-3 will take place at 6:30 PM in the church.  Children are asked to arrive at the school gym, in costume, by 6:00 PM.  The door of the church will be open at that time for parents to take a seat.

    • December’s Virtue of the Month is Charity.  Accordingly, in lieu of admission tickets, we are asking families to please bring in new socks for donation to shelters.  There will be a basket to collect sock donations at the main entrance of the church at both events.

  2. The annual Hat and Mitten Tree collection is underway.  St Leo is decorating the tree in the office with donations of new mittens, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, ear muffs, headbands and other cold weather gear.  All donations will be delivered to the St Vincent de Paul society.

  3. Kindergarten Registration in Toronto Catholic Schools begins January 16, 2019.  Children born in 2015 are eligible for kindergarten starting in September 2019.  Parents can complete their application online beginning on January 16th at 10 AM at SOAR.tcdsb.org, and follow up with a visit to the school to present the required documents. The online application is available 24 hours.

  4. In person evening registration in the St Leo C.S. office is also available on Wednesday January 23rd at 5:30 PM. 

  5. A reminder that during the winter months, students should have a pair of indoor shoes to wear at school.  Outdoor shoes/boots will be kept for outdoor use only.

  6. Please make sure your kids are dressed appropriately for the cold weather – including a hat, mitts, scarf and warm winter coat.

This is the last newsletter of 2018.  I wish you all a blessed and safe Christmas with your families.  See you in 2019.

December 7 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community 

 

Don’t forget St. Leo C.S. is hosting a presentation for Parents/Guardians on Internet Awareness and Safety by Paul Davis tomorrow evening - Monday December 10th at 6:30 PM – in the school gym.  Paul Davis, is a well-known expert in the area of cyber bullying and internet safety.  His message is direct, poignant and very important for students and parents alike.  We hope to see many of you tomorrow night.

 

Below are all the updates you need for the coming weeks:

  1. Calling all basketball families.  The Raptors 905 fundraiser is on.  Flyers will be sent home in backpacks this week.  The game is on January 26th and tickets are on sale now for $25.  Tickets can be purchased through cash on-line (www.schoolcashonline.com), or you can send cash or a cheque to the school with your child.  Please write cheques to St. Leo CSPC.

  2. Pizza order forms for the January, February and March will be coming home with children on Monday.  Look for the yellow form in backpacks.  Orders are due by December 17th.  Late orders cannot be accepted for any reason after due date.

  3. Pssst – don’t tell the teachers and staff … The St Leo CSPC is hosting the annual Teacher and Staff Appreciation breakfast on December 19th between 8:00 and 9:00 AM.  We are looking for food donations and volunteers to serve it all up.  If you plan to drop food off and/or volunteer, please let me know.  I will keep a running list so we know that we have enough volunteers and that we have a variety of breakfast foods.  Please remember that St Leo is an allergen aware school.  Please do not bring food with nuts in them.

  4. A reminder that during the winter months, students should have a pair of indoor shoes to wear at school, in the classroom and in the gym for physical education classes.  Outdoor shoes/boots will be kept for outdoor use only (e.g. out of the classroom), in order to reduce the amount of dirt, sand and mud brought indoors.  This will assist our custodial staff in keeping the classrooms and corridors clean and safe for everyone. 

  5. Speaking of winter months … it is cold outside and children go out for recess and the lunch break.  Please make sure your kids are dressed appropriately for the cold weather – including a hat, mitts, scarf and warm winter coat.

  6. Kindergarten Registration in Toronto Catholic Schools begins January 16, 2019.  Children born in 2015 are eligible for kindergarten starting in September 2019.  Parents can complete their application online beginning on January 16th at 10 AM at SOAR.tcdsb.org, and follow up with a visit to the school to present the required documents. The online application is available 24 hours.

  7. In person evening kindergarten registration in the St Leo C.S. school office is also available on Wednesday January 23rd at 5:30 PM. 

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. The St Leo Advent celebrations will take place on December 18th

    • St Leo Kindergarten Students’ Advent Celebration takes place at 1:00 PM in the church.  All are welcome and encourage to come.

    • The Advent Mass and celebration for Grades 1-3 will take place at 6:30 PM in the church.  Children are asked to arrive at the school gym, in costume, by 6:00 PM.  The door of the church will be open at that time for parents to take a seat.

    • December’s Virtue of the Month is Ch arity.  Accordingly, in lieu of admission tickets, we are asking families to please bring in new socks for donation to shelters.  There will be a basket to collect sock donations at the main entrance of the church at both events.

  2. The annual Hat and Mitten Tree collection is underway.  St Leo is decorating the tree in the office with donations of new mittens, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, ear muffs, headbands and other cold weather gear.  All donations will be delivered to the St Vincent de Paul society.

November 30th News Letter

Hello St Leo Community – It's another quick one tonight.

 

Thanks to everyone who supported the Marlies fundraiser today.  It was a great afternoon with so many from our St Leo school community.  Our next event is a Raptors 905 game on January 26th!  More details will be in next week’s newsletter.

 

Below are all the updates you need for the coming weeks:

  1. The St Leo Advent celebration will take place on December 18th.  December’s Virtue of the Month is Charity. Accordingly, in lieu of admission tickets, we are asking families to please bring in new socks for donation to shelters.

  2. Our St Leo Community Partner, Royal York Football Club, wants you to know that their Annual Membership registration open December 1st.  It is a great opportunity for students to get involved in different soccer programs for an entire year.  See attached flyer.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. The annual Hat and Mitten Tree collection is underway.  St Leo is decorating the tree in the office with donations of new mittens, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, ear muffs, headbands and other cold weather gear.  All donations will be delivered to the St Vincent de Paul society.

  2. On Monday December 10th St Leo will host a special presentation on Internet Awareness and Safety.  Students will receive a presentation during the day and Parents/Guardians are invited to attend a presentation for parents and care givers in the evening at 6:30 pm in the school gym.  The presenter, Paul Davis, is a well-known expert in the area of cyber bullying and internet safety.  His message is direct, poignant and very important for students and parents alike.  Please add this date to your calendar.

November 23 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community – Just a quick one tonight.

 

Below are all the updates you need for the coming weeks:

  1. Marlies tickets are still on sale.  The game is on Dec 2nd and tickets are on sale for $25.  Tickets can be purchased through cash on-line (www.schoolcashonline.com), or you can send cash or a cheque to the school with your child.  Please write cheques to St. Leo CSPC.  There is still time to get a spot in the fan tunnel for being a top 20 ticket seller.  Tickets will be available for sale until Tuesday November 27th.
    Tickets will be sent home in backpacks this week.  Any tickets purchased before November 15th will be standard card tickets.  Any tickets purchased after this date will be pdf print-outs.  They all get you in on Dec 2nd.

  2. The annual Hat and Mitten Tree collection is underway.  St Leo is decorating the tree in the office with donations of new mittens, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, ear muffs, headbands and other cold weather gear.  All donations will be delivered to the St Vincent de Paul society.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. On Monday December 10th St Leo will host a special presentation on Internet Awareness and Safety.  Students will receive a presentation during the day and Parents/Guardians are invited to attend a presentation for parents and care givers in the evening at 6:30 pm in the school gym.  The presenter, Paul Davis, is a well-known expert in the area of cyber bullying and internet safety.  His message is direct, poignant and very important for students and parents alike.  Please add this date to your calendar.