October 12 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!

  • What a big week for St. Leo’s Lion at the Cross Country meet this week!  We won't have the official list until Monday morning, but we're estimating that out of the 40 participants, 10-15 runners will be advancing to the Regional meet this week. Three top ten finishes!  Congratulations to ALL the runners and thanks for making us so proud!

  • A reminder to parents and guardians who drive when dropping and picking up their children at school.  Please drive and park responsibly.  No double parking.  No leaving children unattended in cars.  No leaving cars running.  For the sake of all of our children, please use common sense and obey the street and parking signs.  Make good choices. Make safe choices.  The parking enforcement officers have been policing our school area this past week and we expect to continue to see them going forward.

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

  1. The Cross Country Regionals meet is on October 18th at Centennial Park.  Best wishes to all the students who will be competing.  Go Lions Go!!

  2. We will be holding a spirit wear sale on Wednesday, October 24th between 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm at the school.   Sample sizes for T-shirts and hoodies will be available to try on so you can place your order.  Hoodies are $35 (with or without a zip) and t-shirts are between $15 and $26 depending on fabric and sleeve style.

  3. For the month of October the school is holding a food drive for the ‘Me to We' "We Scare Hunger" initiative.  Please drop your non-perishable food items in the boxes outside the office at school.

  4. The Angel Foundation is holding its annual “Feed the Soul Gala” on November 9th at the Riviera Event Centre in Vaughan.  Tickets on sale now.  More information can be found at www.angelfoundationforlearning.org

  5. The Ontario government has launched its promised consultation and is encouraging all members of our school communities to provide feedback on the education system in Ontario.  All parents have the opportunity to submit their viewpoint by the consultation closing date of December 15, 2018.  There are three ways for people to participate:

    • An online submission form, available now, that allows people, organizations or groups to provide their views on any of the consultation topics. Submissions can also be sent to the ministry by emailing fortheparents@ontario.ca  or auservicedesparents@ontario.ca.

    • An online survey that will be available soon in English and French, with questions that relate to the key themes below.

    • Telephone town halls across Ontario, with separate town halls in English and French. The telephone town hall discussions will be aligned with the themes discussed in the survey. The dates and times of these town halls will be posted on fortheparents.ca as they become available.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. Cookie dough orders and money are due back to the school by Wednesday October 17th.  Fulfilled orders will be delivered on Thursday November 17th - which lines up with parent teacher interviews - so parents can pick up the cookie dough that evening.  All funds raised will be going back to your children via the nutrition program and other important programs.

  2. Picture day is this week - Friday October 19th. Proper uniform attire is required – navy blue and white!

  3. October’s Civvies Day will be on Friday October 26th.  Don’t forget to bring your toonie.

  4. The See Hear Vision Clinic will be held on October 29th and October 30th.

  5. SAVE THE DATE!!! St Leo is holding a fundraising/community event with the Marlies on December 2nd.  Ticket price is $25.00 and will go on sale shortly.  Keep your eyes peeled.

October 8 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community

 

It seems we haven’t started off the school year on the right foot with respect to safety at drop off and pick up times.  St Leo staff, parents and local neighbours all have serious safety concerns about the St. Leo parking lot and surrounding streets.  Below are a few key rules:

 

YOU MAY NOT PARK YOUR CAR ILLEGALLY IN THE PARKING LOT.  In case you are not clear – parking down the middle of the lot is illegal.  Double parking is illegal.  Please stop this reckless behaviour.

 

YOU MAY NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR RUNNING AND UNATTENDED IN THE PARKING LOT.  Cars are left idling and unattended on a regular basis in the parking lot.  This is terribly unsafe behaviour in an area with so many children.  Please stop this reckless behaviour.

 

YOU MAY NOT JUMP THE CURB ON ELIZABETH STREET TO DROP YOUR KIDS OFF IN THE MORNING.  It’s bad enough that the road is unsafe with all the double parked cars, please refrain from making the sidewalks unsafe as well.  Please stop this reckless behaviour.

 

For the sake of all of our children, please use common sense and obey the street and parking signs.   Make good choices. Make safe choices. 

 

In the meantime, we have engaged parking enforcement to help with these problems on the surrounding streets and in our parking lots.

 

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

1.      The St Leo CSPC elections were held two weeks ago and your new CSPC council is as follows:

Voting members include:

·         Chair – Monique Beechey

·         Vice Chair – Fiona Kerr (and OAPCE rep.)

·         Treasurer – Tania Zoldak

·         Secretary – Kim Daniel (and special education rep.)

·         Parent Reps – Anique Dettbarn, Stephanie Naval, Andrea Larsen

Non-voting members include:

·         Principal – Mrs. Ugrin

·         Teacher Rep – Mlle. Hunter

·         Student Rep – Chantelle Schoeller

·         Community Liaison – Brandi Ward

·         Social Media – Chantelle Nakhooda

Thanks to our returning members and to our new members who stepped forward.  Special thanks to all the new faces who joined our elections and meetings this past month.

2.      Best wishes to all the students who will be competing on October 10that the Cross Country meet.  Go Lions Go!!

3.      Cookie dough orders and money are due back to the school by Wednesday October 17th.  Fulfilled orders will be delivered on Thursday November 17th - which lines up with parent teacher interviews - so parents can pick up the cookie dough that evening.  All funds raised will be going back to your children via the nutrition program and other important programs.

4.      Picture day is Friday October 19th. Proper uniform attire is required – navy blue and white!

5.      SAVE THE DATE!!! St Leo is holding a fundraising/community event with the Marlies on December 2nd.  Ticket price is $25.00 and will go on sale shortly.  Keep your eyes peeled.

6.      If you have some time in the morning, we can always use some help with the nutrition program.  If you are interested please present yourself in the morning at the office and let them know you are there to help out with the snacks.  Once you are signed in, you will be directed to the servery.

7.      Father John Redmond CHS is holding an Open House on Tuesday October 9th at 6:30 pm.

8.      Thanksgiving Mass will be held on Thursday October 11th at 1:00 pm.  All are welcome.

9.      October’s Civvies Day will be on Friday October 26th.  Don’t forget to bring your toonie.

10.  The See Hear Vision Clinic will be held on October 29th and October 30th.

11.  Keep in mind that St Leo has been certified as an Ontario ECO school.  As such, we continue to uphold our commitment to “BAN THE WATER BOTTLE – TURN ON THE TAP”.  Please ensure your child comes to school with a litter free lunch and a reusable bottle for water.

12.  We will continue to accept orders for spirit wear Hoodies throughout the month of October.  A hoodie costs $35 and sample sizes are in the office.  Ms. Bonnici asks that if you are wishing to order a hoodie, please avoid the times around the start of school and the end of school to visit the office.  These are already busy times for the office so it is difficult to receive your order at these times.

13.  One of our Community Partners, Specs & Spines, wants to remind you that October is Children's Vision Month for the Ontario Association of Optometrists.  Specs & Spines promotes routine eye exams for children every year and are currently running a promotion of 20% off eyewear for students valid until the end of October 31.  See attachment.

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

June 29 Newsletter

Happy Canada Day St Leo Community!!

 

Welcome to the last newsletter of the 2017/2018 school year.  The next newsletter will be sent out after the 2018/2019 school year starts in September.

  1. Congratulations to Mrs. Turczyn on her retirement.  We wish you all the best for a long and happy retirement.
  2. Congratulations to the Grade 8 students who graduated this week.  Very best wishes to you all!
  3. Congratulations to Nicole Koterba who won the Blue Jay tickets.  We hope you enjoy the game.
  4. Thanks to all the teachers who organized Play Day this week and thanks to Dorothy and all the parents who helped make and serve hot dogs.   The kids really enjoyed the day!
  5. Thanks to all the families who have taken on a week (sometimes two weeks) of watering this summer to keep our garden pods producing vegetables for those less fortunate in our community.

A FEW REMINDERS AS WE KICK OFF THE SUMMER:

  1. The lost and found will remain available for collecting items for most of this coming week.  Anything not picked up by Thursday July 5th (note date has changed since last week’s newsletter) will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
  2. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment has provided a Promo Code (STLEOARGOS) for the St Leo Community to use for a discount on Argos home football games from now through October.  See attachment for more details.  Enjoy the game!!
  3. The 2018/19 first day of school is Tuesday, September 4th.
    • From 8:45 to 9:00 am, all students will assemble in the school yard at their grade level signage.
    • Teachers will meet, greet and check off student names on their class list and they will all proceed to the gym for the opening exercise (O Canada, prayer and introduction). 
    • JK/SK children will meet their teachers in the kinder courtyard.
    • If there is inclement weather morning – students will gather in the school gym to meet their teachers. 
  4. Students in grades 1 – 8 will receive their agenda books in September.  Please do not purchase generic agenda books for your child.
  5. St. Leo achieved Platinum standing as a Certified Ontario ECO school.  As such, we will continue to uphold our commitment to “BAN THE WATER BOTTLE – TURN ON THE TAP”.  In the fall, please ensure your child comes to school with a reusable bottle.  St Leo will continue to have stainless steel water bottles with the St. Leo C.S. Crest available for purchase, however ALL reusable water bottles will be perfect for refilling at our new water filling station which will be coming in September.
  6. As per the update Mrs. Ugrin emailed to us last week, we expect to have a school community meeting in the fall regarding the New School Building Project.  Stay tuned for dates and times.
  7. The first Catholic School Parent Council meeting will be held on Wednesday September 12th.  CSPC elections will be held on Wednesday September 26th.  Over the summer, please give some thought to taking on a CSPC role in the fall.  We are always looking for help.

YEAR END NOTES OF THANKS:

  • Thank you to Mrs. Ugrin, all the teachers and all the support staff for your hard work with our children this year.  You foster a wonderful culture within the walls of the school which the children take with them into the community.
  • Thank you to all the teachers, staff and parents who volunteered for extra-curricular activities.  There is the stuff we see and a whole bunch of stuff we don’t see that is happening in the background.  Thank you for giving your time this way to the children.  These activities are so important for their well-rounded development.
  • Thank you to all the teachers who took their kids on field trips this year.  Field trips add so much value to the learning process.
  • Thank you to Ms. Dorothy and all of the parent volunteers who delivered nutritious snacks to our children each and every day.  Thanks to Stephanie Naval who kept the books for the program and Brandi Ward who did a lot of the shopping.
  • Thanks to the caretakers.  While we hope to have a new school in the near future, you currently have an old building (with all its idiosyncrasies) that requires a special kind of loving.  Thank you for making us look the best we can.   
  • Thank you to all the parents who volunteered for the many activities this year – literacy day, teacher appreciation breakfast, the Spring Fling, the Silent Auction, clean-up day, etc.  … it surely takes a village …
  • Special thanks to my fellow CSPC executive and voting members for all their hard work this year - Jackie McGrath (Vice Chair, Swim coach), Tania Zoldak (Treasurer, knower of all rules and regulations), Carey Burleigh (Secretary, veteran Spring Fling pizza slinger), Stephanie Naval (Nutrition Program bookkeeper), Kim Daniel (Special Education liaison, backup secretary), Niki Dettbarn (DJ supreme, newly christened grant writer).
  • Special thanks also to our veteran CSPC meeting attendees and volunteers – Brandi Ward (Community Liaison and fundraising queen), Michelle Nolden-Szarka (champion of so many initiatives and whom we will miss tremendously come September), Claire McMullin (Pancake Day leader, and always always there when you need her), Andrea Larsen (ticket producer, keeper, tracker, voice of reason). 
  • And special thanks to our newest cadre of CSPC volunteers - Chantelle Nakhooda (website and social media manager), Tonya Perri (volunteer and newest Spring Fling pizza slinger) and Kristi Gordon (volunteer for many activities).  We have appreciated so much having the addition of your voices and opinions at our meetings.

That’s it.  Another school year over.  I wish the whole St Leo Community the very best for the summer months.  Please stay safe and enjoy the time with your families.  We will see you in September.

June 22nd Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!

  • Congratulations to all the students and teachers who took part in “The Wizard of Oz” this past week.  What wonderful performances from all the actors and singers and dancers and musicians.  Wow!!!  The set, costume, and sound people did a great job too.  What a fantastic way to close out the year!  Congratulations to all of you.
  • Congratulations St Leo CS Green Team! St Leo CS is officially a Certified Ontario Eco School attaining Silver Medal Standing. Wonderful news for students, staff and school community. We are on our Eco School journey!
  • Congratulations to our Senior Kindergarten students who graduated on Friday!  We expect great things from you in Grade 1!!
  • Best wishes to our Grade 8 students who will graduate this week.  We wish you all the best for high school.
  • Wednesday Pizza has finished for the year.  Thanks to Marion Camilleri and Herman Mejia for all their pizza efforts this year.  We all appreciate this one day a week when we don’t have to pack a lunch.  Thank you. Thank you.   A reminder though to everyone to pack a lunch this Wednesday!

NEW REMINDERS FOR THIS WEEK:

  1. The Primary Play Day is tomorrow - Monday June 25th starting at 9:30 am.  Make sure your kids wear hats and sunscreen, and bring a refillable water bottle.  Please note it is a normal uniform day.
  2. The Blue Jay tickets raffle will also take place tomorrow Monday June 25th at 2:30.
  3. Yearbooks will be sent home on Monday.  If you would still like a year book, but didn’t order one, please get in touch with the school office.
  4. There will be a pizza lunch held for all Eco Club members as well as Mme. Aumeer and Mlle. Currie’s class (litter less lunch winners) on Wednesday June 27th.
  5. The last school day of this academic year is Thursday June 28th.  The children will be singing “Oh Canada” at 9:30 in the school yard.  Two dress options for the day are either 1) tacky tourist or 2) red and white.
  6. The last Virtue and Awards Assembly will be held at 1:00pm on Thursday.
  7. Please take the opportunity to look through the lost and found for missing items.  Clothing will be on display this week in the main floor hallway (outside the office).  Anything not picked up by July 6th will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
  8. Please send plastic bags to school with your kids this week to help facilitate the cleaning out of desks.

REMINDER REPEATS IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM THE FIRST TIME:

  1. The Grade 8 graduation mass is on June 26th at 6:30 pm.

June 15 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!

 

NEW REMINDERS FOR THIS WEEK:

  • The last CSPC meeting for the year will take place on Wednesday June 20th at 6:30 pm in Room 211.  Everyone is always welcome.
  • CSPC will be raffling off two Blue Jays tickets in the coming days.  There is no cost to participate.  Teachers will coordinate getting all of the students’ names into the hat.  The draw will be held on Monday June 25th at morning announcements.  The only requirement is that you must be able to attend the game on July 2nd.  Good luck everyone.
  • If you have a Spring Fling lawn sign, please return leave them on the porch of 30 Centre Street.  We reuse these every year - so please return any you may have.

REMINDER REPEATS IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM THE FIRST TIME:

  • The Canada Day Photo will be taken tomorrow - June 18th.  Remember to wear red and white.
  • The Wizard of Oz play is this week – Tuesday and Thursday.  Don’t forget to buy your tickets for either June 19th at 6:30 pm or June 21st at 6:30 pm.  You can buy your tickets on-line.
  • The last civvies day of the year is on June 22nd.
  • The Senior Kindergarten graduation is on June 22nd at 1:00 pm.
  • The Grade 8 graduation mass is on June 26th at 6:30 pm.
  • The Primary Play Day is on Monday June 25th starting at 9:30 am.  We need at least two more parent volunteers to assist Ms. Dorothy with the preparation and delivery of hot dogs.  Please respond to this email if you can help.  Thanks to those who have already put their name forward.

June 8th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!

 

Best Wishes and a Million Thank yous

 

This past Friday was Mr. Charlie’s last day at St Leo.   Mr. Charlie was St Leo’s caretaker for two years.   He helped out with many activities and events at the school.  He was always prompt in responding to the many requests to maintain a clean school, set up the gym, move furniture as needed and retrieve balls from the roof.  Thank you Mr. Charlie for all the effort you put into our little school.  We wish you well in your future endeavors.  You will definitely be missed.

 

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Wow!  Another Spring Fling has come and gone.  What a night.  There are so many people to thank for putting this event on:

  • Thanks to our organizing committee.  There is a lot of planning that goes into this.  Thank you for giving your time this way.
  • Thanks to the parents who have been checking off tasks over the course of the past few weeks – buying balloons and tickets, liaising with vendors, engaging entertainers, sending out our ads to the media, organizing the pizza delivery, making posters, and making final arrangements with the bouncy castle supplier.
  • Thanks to the parents who set aside the day of the Spring Fling to put prices on baked goods, build the stuffie wall, lay miles of extension cords, build stages, set up sound systems, mix fruit punch, carry water jugs, put up posters and put a boatload of popcorn into single serving bags.
  • To all of you who sent in yummy baked goods.  We hardly had a thing leftover.  Thank you.
  • Thanks to the parents and grandparents who manned games, bouncy castles, the pizza station and the bake sale, sold 50/50 tickets, shepherded entertainers and played the tunes.
  • Thanks to the parents who tore down the Spring Fling when it was over.  When we left, except for the scattering of popcorn here and there, it was hard to believe anything special had even taken place.
  • Thanks to the parents who counted the money and the end of the evening.
  • Thanks to our teachers who coordinated the student volunteers, manned bouncy castles and games (even the dreaded prize wheel) and sold tickets.  Some even helped us set up and tear down.  Awesome!
  • Special thanks goes to our St Leo Alumni who came back to help out.  They were so helpful in the last few minutes of set up and throughout the evening manning games, spinning cotton candy and carrying tables and push toys during tear down.  You continue to make us proud.
  • Ultra-special thanks goes to our Grade 7s and Grade 8s who did so much of the heavy lifting of setting up and tearing down.  They also painted a million faces, cut a billion freezie edges, served a gazillion slices of pizza, picked up bean bags and sombreros over and over and over again, handed out prizes, sold tickets and were generally there whenever we needed help.  We couldn’t ask for a better group of kids!!!

… so very much to be proud of and thankful for.  What a great community!

 

NEW REMINDERS YOU NEED FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKS:

  1. The Canada Day Photo will be taken on June 18th.  Remember to wear red and white.
  2. Don’t forget to buy your tickets for the Wizard of Oz play on either June 19th at 6:30 pm or June 21st at 6:30 pm.  You can buy your tickets on-line.
  3. The last civvies day of the year is on June 22nd.
  4. The Senior Kindergarten graduation is on June 22nd at 1:00 pm.
  5. The Grade 8 graduation mass is on June 26th at 6:30 pm.
  6. The Primary Play Day is on Monday June 25th starting at 9:30 am.  We need at least four parent volunteers to assist Ms. Dorothy with the preparation and delivery of hot dogs.  Please respond to this email if you can help.
  7. I will continue to take orders for spirit wear hoodies for this week only.  The price for hoodies is $28 including tax.  The hoodies can have zips down the front or no zips and come in youth (S, M, L, XL) and adult (S, M, L, XL).  Please respond to this email if you are interested and we will make arrangements for the funds transfer.  All orders must be paid for up front.

June 1st Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!

 

Congratulations to our Intermediate Boys and Girls Soccer teams who competed at Centennial this past week.  They battled extreme heat, yet put forth their best efforts and made us proud!

 

NEW REMINDERS YOU NEED FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKS:

  1. It is Spring Fling this week!!  We will have bouncy castles, games, cotton candy, face painting, loads of interesting vendors and a stage full of great entertainment.  Make sure to come out, bring your kids, their grandparents and your neighbours.  See you all on Thursday at 5pm in the school yard.
  2. We will be having a Spirit Wear clearance sale at the Spring Fling.  Short sleeve and long sleeve T-Shirts will be on sale for between $5 and $15 (including tax).  As spirit wear are all uniform compliant, at these prices, it a great time to stock up for next year.  You can pay by cash or cheque.
  3. We will also be taking orders for spirit wear hoodies at the Spring Fling.  The price for hoodies is $28 including tax.  If we have 12 orders, the orders will be completed before the end of the school year.  All orders must be paid for up front and can be paid by cash or cheque.

OTHER REMINDERS IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM THE FIRST TIME:

  1. Y earbooks are on sale for $15 each.  You cash purchase them on the School Cash On-Line site or send in money to the school with your kids.  175 yearbooks have been ordered.  It will be first come, first served, so don't delay! 

May 25 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!

  • Congratulations to the students in Ms. Arbour's M.E. class. Joseph, Jelina, Max and Mirek participated in the Special Olympics at York University on Wednesday, May 24th. Everyone ran a stellar race and they brought home two bronze medals! An extra special thank you goes out to our cheering section, Mlle Hennessy's Grade 1/2 class, who brought signs and pompoms and supported all of our athletes with excitement and enthusiasm. It was an awesome day on the track!
  • Best wishes to the Intermediate Boys and Girls Soccer teams who will compete at Centennial Monday and Tuesday this week.  Go Lions Go!!

 

NEW REMINDERS YOU NEED FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKS:

  1. Ms. Arbour’s and Mrs. Park’s ME DD classes will participate in the annual bowling banquet on Wednesday, May 30th.
  2. The Virtue and Awards Assembly will take place on Thursday May 31st.  All are welcome.
  3. Students and staff from Bishop Allen will give a special Self Esteem presentation, called the LILY Project, on Friday June 1st.
  4. Yearbooks are on sale for $15 each.  You cash purchase them on the School Cash On-Line site or send in money to the school with your kids.  175 yearbooks have been ordered.  It will be first come, first served, so don't delay! 
  5. A rehearsal calendar will be sent home shortly for the Wizard of Oz - please anticipate after-school practices in the weeks prior to the performance days.

OTHER REMINDERS IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM THE FIRST TIME:

  • We still need families to sign up for a week (or two) of watering the St. Leo pod gardens throughout the summer.  Half of the pods will have self-watering systems so all that will be required is to fill up those barrels twice a week, and water the other pod gardens as needed.  Please email lucy.messore-dorgan@tcdsb.org if you and your family can take on a week of watering this summer.  Be sure to state which week you can be available.
  • The Spring Fling is in less than two weeks on Thursday June 7th.  We need some help setting up during the day.  If you will be available to help, please respond to this email.  Additionally if you are available to volunteer in the evening during the Spring Fling itself, please respond to this email.
  • We are looking for entertainers for the Spring Fling.  If you have a dance group or a band that you’d like to showcase at the Spring Fling – please get in touch with me.
  • We are still looking for sponsors for the Spring Fling bouncy castles and games.  Please respond to this email if you have an interested sponsor.
  • Please bring your washed stuffies and little toys to the school office if you would like to donate them to the Spring Fling stuffie wall.
  • The Grade 8s continue to sell cookies and popcorn, on Fridays as a fundraiser for their graduation trip.  Popcorn and cookies each cost $2.00.

May 18 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!

 

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who participated in the Track and Field Regional meet on Friday!

 

NEW REMINDERS YOU NEED FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKS:

  1. EQAO and CAT/4 assessments start this week on Wednesday May 23rdand Thursday May 24th respectively.  Make sure your kids get lots of rest and relaxation in the evenings this week.  They will have some heavy lifting during the day.  Parents are reminded that it is important that no medical/dental appointments, family vacations or early departures (AM or PM) be scheduled during this testing time.  Full attendance is required to provide the students ample opportunity for the students to complete all components of the tests.
  2. Once again we need some families to volunteer to water the St Leo Pod Gardens throughout the summer.  This past week, the Eco club planted the garden pods with the Gardens crew from Humber College. They planted a variety of vegetables which will ultimately be shared with the community (food banks, low income families, etc.) when they are harvested. We need help from the St. Leo community to assist with the watering throughout July and August.  As has been done for the past few years, we are organizing a watering schedule for the summer.  Humber College will be installing a self-watering system again this year, so volunteers will only be responsible for filling up the four barrels twice a week and watering the classroom gardens as needed.  Please email lucy.messore-dorgan@tcdsb.org if you and your family can take on a week of watering this summer.  Be sure to state which week you can be available.
  3. The Spring Fling is on Thursday June 7th.  We need some help setting up during the day.  If you will be available to help, please respond to this email.  Additionally if you are available to volunteer in the evening during the Spring Fling itself, please respond to this email.
  4. We are looking for entertainers for the Spring Fling.  If you have a dance group or a band that you’d like to showcase at the Spring Fling – please get in touch with me.
  5. Civvies Day is this Friday May 25th.  Don’t forget your twoonie.

OTHER REMINDERS IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM THE FIRST TIME:

  1. The TCDSB is seeking our feedback on sharing school fundraising revenue. Please click on this link https://www.tcdsb.org/Board/TCDSB-Community-Consultations/Pages/proposed-fundraising.aspx The deadline for responding to this survey is Noon on Monday, May 28th.
  2. Intermediate soccer practices are Monday and Thursday after school.
  3. We are still looking for sponsors for the Spring Fling bouncy castles and games.  Please see the attachment for a listing of items and sponsorship costs.  Please share this listing with businesses you think would be interested in being a Spring Fling sponsor.
  4. If you have started your spring cleaning, don’t forget that we are always looking for stuffies for the stuffie wall and small trinket toys which we will give away as prizes.  You can bring these washed stuffies and toys to the school office who will set them aside for the Spring Fling.
  5. The Grade 8s continue to sell cookies and popcorn on Fridays as a fundraiser for their graduation trip.  Popcorn and cookies each cost $2.00.

May 11 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!

  • Congratulations to Charlie (Mme. Aumeer’s class) and Christina (Ms. Figueredo’s class) who won the wonderful Mothers’ Day baskets from today’s raffle.  Your Mums are going to love those!!  And thanks to Myra who made the draw and her mother who made it possible!
  • Congratulations to all the boys and girls who participated in the Track and Field meet yesterday at Centennial Park.  Our St. Leo Lions went home very happy, many with ribbons in hand! We had a huge number of third and fourth place finishes, as well as a handful of first and second place finishes who will be advancing to Regionals.  You all made us proud.  Good luck to all of you who will be continuing on to the Regionals next Friday.  Go Lions Go!!

NEW REMINDERS YOU NEED FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKS:

  1. The Track and Field Regionals will take place on Friday May 18thWe are still waiting on the official e-mail from the athletic association to determine how many students are advancing to Regionals.  As soon as the teachers know who will be advancing, they will let the children know. Stay tuned.
  2. The TCDSB is seeking our feedback on sharing school fundraising revenue. Please click on this link https://www.tcdsb.org/Board/TCDSB-Community-Consultations/Pages/proposed-fundraising.aspx The deadline for responding to this survey is Noon on Monday, May 28th.
  3. We are holding a Spring Fling meeting on Thursday May 17th at 7:00. If you are interested in joining us, please respond to this email.

OTHER REMINDERS IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM THE FIRST TIME:

  1. Intermediate soccer practices are Monday and Thursday after school.
  2. The Spring Fling is scheduled this year for June 7th.  We are in preliminary planning stages but here are a few items we would like to raise to your attention:
    • We are looking for sponsors for the Spring Fling bouncy castles and games.  Please see the attachment for a listing of items and sponsorship costs.  Please share this listing with businesses you think would be interested in being a Spring Fling sponsor.
    • If you have started your spring cleaning, don’t forget that we are always looking for stuffies for the stuffie wall and small trinket toys which we will give away as prizes.  You can bring these washed stuffies and toys to the school office who will set them aside for the Spring Fling.
    • If you are interested in volunteering for the Spring Fling, please respond to this email.
  3. As EQAO approaches (May) parents and students can access extra practice questions and preparation resources at EQAO.com
  4. A reminder to parents of Grade 3 and Grade 6 students regarding the EQAO annual provincial assessment.  This year’s testing period will take place between May 23rd and May 30th.  It is important that no medical/dental appointments, family vacations or early departures (AM or PM) be scheduled during this time.  Full attendance is required from the students at this time to provide ample opportunity for the students to complete all components of the Language and Mathematics sections.
  5. A reminder to parents of Grade 2, 5 and 7 students regarding the CAT/4 assessment.   This year’s testing period will also take place between May 24th and May 31st.  It is important that no medical/dental appointments, family vacations or early departures (AM or PM) be scheduled during this time.  Full attendance is required from the students at this time to provide ample opportunity for the students to complete all components of the Language and Mathematics sections.
  6. One of our Community Partners, Math Academy, is offering summer camps.  Please see the attachment for more information.
  7. The Grade 8s continue to sell cookies and popcorn, on Fridays as a fundraiser for their graduation trip.  Popcorn and cookies each cost $2.00.
  8. Mrs. Ugrin reminds us that there are a lot of extra-curricular activities going on right now and students are encouraged to make use of their agenda books to note various practice dates in order not to miss a practice or over extend themselves.