June 7th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!

 

Once again there are so many things to be proud of and grateful for.

  • Apart from a few supplier glitches, the Spring Fling this year was again successful.  Thanks to everyone who planned, set up, manned events and food stands, sold tickets, played the tunes, counted money and tore down the Spring Fling this past Thursday.  Thanks to the sponsors who bore the costs of bouncey castles and stages and cotton candy machines.  Thanks to our entertainers who danced and sang and played throughout the evening.  Special thanks to the teachers and all of the Grade 7 and 8 students who gave us their time and also the many many alumni who came back to support the Spring Fling.  The teacher, student and alumni engagement was amazing and we appreciate your contributions very much.

  • Thank you to everyone who came out to the Spring Fling and brought their kids (and their neighbours).  If you have any suggestions about how we can make the Spring Fling better – we will happily welcome you on to the 2020 Spring Fling organizing committee.

  • Congratulations to Jelina Sanchez-Sabando.  Her family is now the proud owner of a Honda HRR MicroCutTM Rear-Bag lawnmower.  Thank you to the Gauthier Family and Roadsport Auto Group for donating the lawnmower for this raffle and to all the St Leo families, teachers and staff who bought raffle tickets.

  • Congratulations to our intermediate soccer teams!

    • The intermediate boys soccer team didn't end up placing in the tournament but showed SO much school spirit, positive sportsmanship and even more positive attitudes.  The boys pushed through the pouring rain playing four games and still managed to have a ton of fun.

    • The intermediate girls soccer team came 1st in the West Divisional tournament!  They played amazing and exceeded all expectations.  We are so proud of them!  The girls are moving on to the Regional Division tournament on Monday June 10th.  Go Lions Go!! 

  • A thank you and shout out to Lee Merricks from LM Premier Football Academy for his generous donation of two large bags of soccer balls to St. Leo C.S.  So wonderful!!

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

  1. The Spring Concert will be held on Wednesday June 12th at 6:30 pm in the school gym.  All are welcome.

  2. The Senior Kindergarten graduation will be held on Friday June 14th at 1:00 pm in the school gym.

  3. The final Virtue and Awards Assembly will be held on Monday June 17th at 1:00 pm in the school gym.  All are welcome.

  4. All Grade 8s are invited to a pizza lunch on Monday June 17th.  No need for them to bring lunch that day.

  5. The St. Leo talent show will be held on Wednesday June 19th at 1:00 pm in the school gym.  All are welcome.

  6. All intermediate soccer players are invited to a pizza lunch on Friday June 21st.  No need for the soccer players to bring lunch that day.

  7. The final school mass of the year will be held on Friday June 21st at 9:30 am in the school gym.  All are welcome.

  8. The Grade 8 graduation mass will be held on Monday June 24th at 6:30 pm at St Leo Church.  The awards and reception follow afterwards in the school gym

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. The final St Leo CSPC hosted parent yoga/wellness evening will take place this coming week on Monday June 10th from 7 to 8 pm in the school gym.  All are welcome.  Bring your own yoga mat.  Childcare will be provided if you need it.  If you will be using the childcare, please let us know in advance so we have enough sitters.  Either respond to this email or send a message directly to Nikki at aniquerobitaille@gmail.com.

  2. The next set of auditions for the 2019 St Leo talent show will be held on June 10th.  Sign-up sheets are posted on the gym doors.  Come out a show us your hidden talents!

  3. The pizza party for the swim team will be held on Friday June 14th.

  4. The final 2018/19 CSPC meeting will be held on Tuesday June 18th at 6:30 in the staff room.

  5. St Leo community partner Math Learning Academy wants you to know that it is holding several “Math Refresher” weeks in the summer for Grade 3 to Grade 8 students.  Please see the attachment for more information.

  6. St Leo community partner Dr Koh from Specs & Spines wants you to know that the Eye See Eye Learn program is available for JK kids, in the 2014 birth year, to use until the end of June 2019.  If your JK child requires glasses, they are eligible to receive them for free.  Contact Specs & Spines Optometry at 416-251-4448 to book an appointment.

May 31st Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!

 

It is June!!  We are in the final stretch of the 2018/19 school year.  Yikes!  Time sure does fly.

 

This is the last week to buy your tickets for the Honda Lawnmower.

  • You can buy on-line until the end of day on June 5th or you can purchase tickets in person at the Spring Fling.  The draw for the lucky winner will be held at the close of the Spring Fling.  Special thanks to the Gauthier Family and Roadsport Auto Group for donating the genuine Honda HRR MicroCutTM Rear-Bag lawnmower for this raffle.  Tickets are 1 ticket - $5.00, 5 tickets - $20.00, 20 tickets - $50.00.  Anyone who buys 20 tickets for $50 will receive a St Leo string bag.  If you are buying tickets for other people, please fill out the names and phone numbers of the purchasers on the attached sheet and return it to school.  No ticket receipts will be sent home.  Your name and phone number will be written (for each ticket you purchase) on a ballot sheet which will, in turn, be put into the raffle box.  Please share this raffle with all your friends. 

The 2019 Spring Fling is this Thursday from 5-8:00 pm.  Bring your kids.  Bring your neighbours.  New this year – “the Zorb experience”.  Come try it out!! 

  • Don’t forget to send in your used (but washed) stuffies and small toys for the stuffie wall and game prizes.  Please drop off your washed stuffies and small toys at the St Leo front office.

  • Please drop off baked goods on the morning of June 6th at the school for the Spring Fling bake sale.  The bake sale ladies let me know that individual items for consumption on site are the most desired items.

  • We still have sponsorship opportunities available.  If you are interested in sponsoring a bouncy castle or game (or know a business that would be) please get in touch.  The sponsorship prices are as follows – regular bouncy castle ($350), games ($150).

  • The last Spring Fling meeting will be held on June 3rd in the school gym after yoga at 8pm.

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

  1. There is no CSPC meeting this week.  The next and final 2018/19 CSPC meeting will be held on Tuesday June 18th at 6:30 in the staff room.

  2. Auditions for the 2019 St Leo talent show will be held June 7th and 10th.  Sign-up sheets will be posted on the gym doors starting Monday.  Let your kids know that this is their opportunity to show off their hidden talents!  Sing, dance, juggle or beatbox your way into the annual talent show!

  3. St Leo community partner Math Learning Academy wants you to know that it is holding several “Math Refresher” weeks in the summer for Grade 3 to Grade 8 students.  Please see the attachment for more information.

  4. St Leo community partner Dr Koh from Specs & Spines wants you to know that the Eye See Eye Learn program is available for JK kids, in the 2014 birth year, to use until the end of June 2019.  If your JK child requires glasses, they are eligible to receive them for free.  Contact Specs & Spines Optometry at 416-251-4448 to book an appointment.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. The third of four the St Leo CSPC hosted parent yoga/wellness evenings will take place this coming week on Monday June 3rd from 7 to 8 pm in the school gym.  All are welcome.  Bring your own yoga mat.  Childcare will be provided if you need it.  If you will be using the childcare, please let us know in advance so we have enough sitters.  Either respond to this email or send a message directly to Nikki at aniquerobitaille@gmail.com.  The final session will be held on Monday June 10th

  2. The pizza party for the swim team will be held on June 14th.

May 24th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!

 

This week (May 27th – 31st) is EQAO week for the Grade 3s and Grade 6s.  Please be sure your children are on time for school this week and that no early pick-ups are scheduled.  Also, keep in mind that a good breakfast, healthy snacks and a good lunch are most important!

 

We had our first parent yoga session this past week.  It was very well attended.  Thanks to Nikki Dettbarn who applied for the grant that allowed us to offer these sessions, and also made all the planning arrangements with the yoga teachers and the school. Please see below for details of the next three sessions.

 

Thanks to Dorothy, the parent volunteers and the Grade 8s who prepared and delivered the pasta lunch the children enjoyed this past Thursday.

 

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

  1. The annual Mimico Village Tulip Festival will take place on Tuesday May 28th from 4 to 8 pm on Royal York Road from Evans to Newcastle.  See attachment.  When you attend the festival see if you can pick out the tulip painted by the St Leo grade 8s.  Happy hunting!

  2. May’s Virtue Assembly will be held on Friday May 31st at 1 pm in the school gym.  All are welcome.

  3. Friday May 31st is Civvies Day.  Don’t forget to bring your toonie.

  4. We have three super kid-focused auction items left for the silent auction.  It would be a shame for these activities to go to waste.  If you are interested in any of the items below, please respond to the email with your best offer by 11:59 pm Friday May 31st to be considered.  Don’t delay.  Send in your best offer.

    • A LM Premier Football Academy 2019/20 6-week Winter Development Training (Boys or Girls 2010-2012 born) - $250 Value

    • The Stop – 1 week of Pop Star Boot Camp for Teens (August 6 – 9, 2019).  Ages 11-15. – $351.20 Value

    • Wizzy (www.getwizzy.com) – 4 sessions of online esports coaching – $100 Value

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. The second of four the St Leo CSPC hosted parent yoga/wellness evenings will take place this coming week on Wednesday May 29nd from 7 to 8 pm in the school gym.  All are welcome.  Bring your own yoga mat.  Childcare will be provided if you need it.  If you will be using the childcare, please let us know in advance so we have enough sitters.  Either respond to this email or send a message directly to Nikki at aniquerobitaille@gmail.com.  This is a great opportunity to take some time for yourself … and even meet a few more parents from the St. Leo Community.   We hope to see many parents at these sessions.  The next sessions will be held on Monday June 3rd and Monday June 10th

  2. There will be a pizza party for the track team on May 31st.  No need for the athletes to pack lunch that day.

  3. The pizza party for the swim team has been rescheduled to June 14th.  No need for the swimmers to pack lunch that day.  I will remind you again closer to the date.

  4. The Gauthier Family and Roadsport Auto Group graciously donated a genuine Honda HRR MicroCutTM Rear-Bag lawnmower to St Leo C.S. to raffle off.  We started the raffle at the auction and it will continue until the Spring Fling.  At the close of the Spring Fling, Mrs. Ugrin will pull the lucky winner’s ballot out of the raffle box.  Starting Monday, you can buy your tickets to this raffle on-line:  1 ticket - $5.00, 5 tickets - $20.00, 20 tickets - $50.00.  If you are buying tickets for other people (Your neighbours? Your granny?), please fill out the names and phone numbers of the purchasers on the ticket sheet being sent home in backpacks (and attached) and return it to school.  No ticket receipts will be sent home.  Your name and phone number will be written (for each ticket you purchase) on a ballot sheet which will, in turn, be put into the raffle box.  Please share this raffle with all your friends.

  5. The annual Spring Fling will take place on June 6th in the evening

    • We need volunteers for this event.  Please respond to this email if you are interested in volunteering to help plan the event or to run a station (game or food) on that evening.  Thanks to all the parents who have put their name forward already.  I will be in touch shortly with assignments.

    • We have some items left requiring sponsors.  If you are interested in sponsoring a bouncy castle or game (or know a business that would be) please get in touch.  The sponsorship prices are as follows – regular bouncy castle ($350), games ($150).

    • If you would like to rent space (with or without a table) please respond to this email.  A 10 X 10 ft space (without a table) is $50.

    • We are collecting used (but washed) stuffies and small toys as prizes for the Spring Fling games.  Please drop off your washed stuffies and small toys at the St Leo front office.

    • Please drop off baked goods on the morning of June 6th at the school for the Spring Fling bake sale.  Please note – the bake sale ladies suggested that individual items for consumption on site are the most desired items.

May 17th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!

 

Congratulations to all of the St Leo track team who competed on Friday.  Congratulations especially to Brooklyn who placed first in his event!!  Well done.

 

Thanks to parents Stephanie and Ashanti who cleaned up the CSPC lockup this week.  Great work!

 

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

  1. The first of four the St Leo CSPC hosted parent yoga/wellness evenings will take place this coming week on Wednesday May 22nd from 7 to 8 pm in the school gym.  All are welcome.  Bring your own yoga mat.  Childcare will be provided if you need it.  If you will be using the childcare, please let us know in advance so we have enough sitters.  Either respond to this email or send a message directly to Nikki at aniquerobitaille@gmail.com.  This is a great opportunity to take some time for yourself … and even meet a few more parents from the St. Leo Community.   We hope to see many parents at these sessions.  The next sessions will be held on Wednesday May 29th, Monday June 3rd and Monday June 10th

  2. The Travelling Stage Dance Workshop Performances will take place on May 23rd at 1:00 pm in the school gym.  All are welcome.

  3. The St. Leo Snack and Nutrition Program at will be having a free pasta lunch for all students on Thursday May 23rd instead of a morning snack.  The meal will include a juice, pasta with marinara sauce and a piece of fruit for dessert.  No need to pack a lunch for your kids that day.

  4. The annual Spring Fling will take place on June 6th in the evening

    • We need a lot of volunteers for this event.  Please respond to this email if you are interested in volunteering to help plan the event or to run a station (game or food) on that evening. 

    • If you are interested in sponsoring a bouncy castle or game (or know a business that would be) please get in touch.  The sponsorship prices are as follows – zorbs ($500), regular bouncy castle ($350), games ($150), cotton candy ($125) and main stage ($400).

    • If you would like to rent space (with or without a table) please respond to this email.  A 10X10ft space (without a table) is $50.

    • We have started collecting used (but washed) stuffies and small toys as prizes for the Spring Fling games.  Please drop off your washed stuffies and small toys at the St Leo front office.

    • Please drop off baked goods on the morning of June 6th at the school for the Spring Fling bake sale.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. There will be a pizza party for the Junior Girls Basketball team this Friday May 24th.  No need for our ballers to pack lunch that day.

  2. The dates for Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO testing this year is the week of May 27th.  Please keep this in mind and refrain from booking appointments for your child/ren between May 27th and May 31st.  If you would like more information about EQAO testing, please visit the EQAO website at www.EQAO.com

  3. There will be a pizza party for the track team on May 31st.  No need for the athletes to pack lunch that day.  I will remind you again closer to the date.

  4. The pizza party for the swim team has been rescheduled to June 14th.  No need for the swimmers to pack lunch that day.  I will remind you again closer to the date.

  5. The Gauthier Family and Roadsport Auto Group graciously donated a genuine Honda HRR MicroCutTM Rear-Bag lawnmower to St Leo C.S. to raffle off.  We started the raffle at the auction and it will continue until the Spring Fling.  At the close of the Spring Fling, Mrs. Ugrin will pull the lucky winner’s ballot out of the raffle box.  Starting Monday, you can buy your tickets to this raffle on-line:  1 ticket - $5.00, 5 tickets - $20.00, 20 tickets - $50.00.  If you are buying tickets for other people (Your neighbours? Your granny?), please fill out the names and phone numbers of the purchasers on the ticket sheet being sent home in backpacks (and attached) and return it to school.  No ticket receipts will be sent home.  Your name and phone number will be written (for each ticket you purchase) on a ballot sheet which will, in turn, be put into the raffle box.  Please share this raffle with all your friends.

May 10th Newsletter

Happy Mother’s Day St Leo’s!

 

Congratulations to the St Leo track team.  On Friday we had students competing in the 4x100 relay, the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1500m, as well as long jump, shot put, and javelin.  In terms of total points accumulated, we finished fourth in Division B schools.  The students moving on to Regional Meet are: 

Laila (grade 3) for the 100m

Brooklyn (grade 7) for the 100m and long jump

Ashley (grade 7) for the 100m and long jump

Melanie (grade 3) for the 200m

Jack (grade 4) for the 200m

Katherine (grade 5) for the 200m

Drewmar (grade 7) for the 200m

Maria (grade 6) for the 800m

Hailie (grade 8) for shotput and javelin

Sam (grade 7) for javelin

Thanks to the coaches – Ms. Ryan, Mme. Hunter, Ms. Gaughan, Ms. Carnovale, Ms. Dorgan, Ms. Palacio, Mme. Simas, M. St. Pierre and Mr. Vlasschaert – for working with the students leading up to the event.

 

Thank you to all the parents who volunteered at the Book Fair.  Best volunteer sign up ever!  Thank you all.  Volunteers are vital to our success in so many things.  Thank you to those who gave us their time, including Chioma Ofor, Nella Perri, Danielle Parratta, Stephanie Wolfe, Kristi Gordon, Jane Camara, Stephanie Naval, Tania Zoldak, Claire McMullin, Claire Michaud, Michele Warener, Caroline Kiska and Tricia Jereb.

 

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

  1. There will be a pizza party for the swim team on May 17th.  No need for the swimmers to pack lunch that day. 

  2. There will be a pizza party for the Junior Girls Basketball team on May 24th.  No need for our ballers to pack lunch that day.  I will remind you again next week.

  3. There will be a pizza party for the track team on May 31st.  No need for the athletes to pack lunch that day.  I will remind you again closer to the date.

  4. The Gauthier Family and Roadsport Auto Group graciously donated a genuine Honda HRR MicroCutTM Rear-Bag lawnmower to St Leo C.S. to raffle off.  We started the raffle at the auction and it will continue until the Spring Fling.  At the close of the Spring Fling, Mrs. Ugrin will pull the lucky winner’s ballot out of the raffle box.  Starting Monday, you can buy your tickets to this raffle on-line:  1 ticket - $5.00, 5 tickets - $20.00, 20 tickets - $50.00.  If you are buying tickets for other people (Your neighbours? Your granny?), please fill out the names and phone numbers of the purchasers on the ticket sheet being sent home in backpacks (and attached) and return it to school.  No ticket receipts will be sent home.  Your name and phone number will be written (for each ticket you purchase) on a ballot sheet which will, in turn, be put into the raffle box.  Please share this raffle with all your friends.

  5. To support our busy St Leo parents who take little time out for self-care, the St Leo CSPC will be hosting yoga/wellness evenings for parents Wednesday May 22nd, Wednesday May 29th, Monday June 3rd and Monday June 10th from 7 to 8pm in the school gym.  All are welcome.  We are currently working on providing childcare if you need it.  Confirmation on that to follow.  Thank you to parent Niki Robitaille who secured the grant for these evenings and sourced the instructors.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.

  6. We need some volunteers to clean up the CSPC lock up.  Stephanie Naval has graciously offered to spearhead this activity so even if you didn’t know we had a lock up or don’t know what’s in it, we can use your help.  Stephanie knows what’s what in the locker so extra hands are all we need.  This would be a daytime activity during the week, so let me know if you have time and which days would work for you, then Stephanie will be in touch to make arrangements.

  7. Thanks to everyone who participated in the on-line auction this past week.  I will be in touch with everyone in the next day or so – whether or not your bid was successful.

  8. This week we will hold a second on-line auction for the items still remaining.  Now is the time to pick up a good deal.  There are a few very interesting items still available.  Final bids need to be sent to this email by 11:59 pm Friday May 17th to be considered.  Don’t delay.  Send in your best offer.

    1. A LM Premier Football Academy 2019/20 6- week Winter Development Training (Boys or Girls 2010-2012 born) - $250 Value

    2. A $100 certificate which can be used towards a Suitcase Theatre Summer Camp - $100 Value

    3. Lakeside Dentists – Professional Dental Cleaning – $200 Value

    4. Extreme Couture 3 month gym membership (expires Dec 31, 2019) – $179 Value

    5. The Stop – 1 week of Pop Star Boot Camp for Teens (August 6 – 9, 2019).  Ages 11-15. – $351.20 Value

    6. Kingsway K-9 Chiropractic – New patient canine exam and treatment plus follow up treatment (expires Dec 31, 2019) – $175 Value

    7. Wizzy (www.getwizzy.com) – 4 sessions of online esports coaching – $100 Value

    8. HBXO Beauty Box and Certificate – Certificate is for $30 (for LimeLife by Alcone beuty products) and a LimeLife bath bomb – $46 Value 

  9. The annual Spring Fling will take place on June 6th in the evening

    • We need a lot of volunteers for this event.  Please respond to this email if you are interested in volunteering to help plan or set up the event or to run a station (game or food) on that evening. 

    • If you are interested in sponsoring a bouncy castle or game (or know a business that would be) please get in touch.  The sponsorship prices are as follows – orbs ($500), large bouncy castle ($500), regular bouncy castle ($350), games ($150) and cotton candy ($125).

    • If you would like to rent space (with or without a table) please respond to this email.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. The dates for Grade 2, 5 and 7 CAT/4 Assessment this year is this week commencing May 13th.  Please keep this in mind and refrain from booking appointments for your child/ren between May 13th and May 17th

  2. The dates for Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO testing this year is the week of May 27th.  Please keep this in mind and refrain from booking appointments for your child/ren between May 27th and May 31st.  If you would like more information about EQAO testing, please visit the EQAO website at www.EQAO.com

May 3rd Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community,

 

This week has given us so many reasons to be proud and grateful:

 

Congratulations to our Grade 2s who made their first communion today.  Thank you also to all of the teachers that worked so hard to get the children ready for this sacrament.

 

Congratulations to Mrs. Ugrin.  A few weeks ago I shared with you that Mrs. Ugrin had been nominated by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) for Educational Leader of the Year Award 2019.  This past week, Mrs. Ugrin became the recipient of this award.  Well done Mrs. Ugrin!

 

Congratulations to the Junior Girls Basketball Team who came in 3rd place at the tournament this past week.  Thank you to Ms. Lehane, Ms. Gaughan, Ms. Magsila and Coach Blair for coaching the girls leading up to the tournament.  Thanks also to St Leo alumni Mason Flores who came back to coach the girls along with Grade 7 Junior Coaches Ella and Oyin.  What a team effort!

 

Congratulations to the St Leo swim team.  Over the past two days, our swimmers made St Leo proud in so many ways.   The swimmers had a great showing in the preliminaries and many athletes moved on to the finals today.  They swam their hearts out and the team returned home with a cache of medals including:

Freestyle:  Laila – 2nd place, Nolan – 3rd place

Backstroke:  Abby – 3rd place, Laila – 3rd place

Breaststroke:  Reid – 3rd place, Nolan – 3rd place

Relay – Girls 9 years old:  Charlotte, Isabella, Jona, Laila – 3rd place

Relay – Boys 9 year old:  Nolan, Carter, Damon, Fintan – 3rd place

Relay – Mixed:  Abby, Laila, Reid, Tony – 1st place

Thanks to Coach Jackie, Coach Blair, Coach Claire and St Leo alumni Coach Jackson for all their efforts with the swimmers these past few months.  Thanks to Coach Andrea for keeping the swimmers nerves at bay in the bleachers this weekend and thanks to the parents who volunteered on the deck as swim meet officials.

 

Best wishes to all the students participating in the Track and Field meet taking place on Friday May 10th at Centennial.  Go Lions Go!!!

 

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

  1. The St Leo Book Fair takes place this week.  The children will have an opportunity preview the books on Tuesday and then will have the opportunity to make purchases on Wednesday and Thursday.  The Book Fair’s evening sale will take place on Wednesday between 5:30 and 8:30 pm.  The book fair is quite an undertaking and so we are grateful to the following parents who will be volunteering their time this week - Chioma Ofor, Nella Perri, Danielle Parrotta, Stephanie Wolfe, Kristi Gordon, Stephanie Naval, Claire McMullan, Claire Michaud, Michele Warenr, Caroline Kiska, Tania Zoldak, Jane Heo and Tricia Jereb.

  2. The Welcome to Kindergarten event will take place on Wednesday May 8th starting at 5:30 pm in the Gym and moving to the classrooms.

  3. The on-line auction is now underway.  Final bids need to be sent to this email by end of day Friday May 10th to be considered.  Don’t delay.  Send in your best offer.

  4. The dates for Grade 2, 5 and 7 CAT/4 Assessment this year is the week of May 13th.  Please keep this in mind and refrain from booking appointments for your child/ren between May 13th and May 17th

  5. The annual Spring Fling will take place on June 6th in the evening.  We need a lot of volunteers for this event.  Please respond to this email if you are interested in volunteering to help plan the event or to run a station (game or food) on that evening.  Additionally, if you are interested in sponsoring a bouncy castle, game or candy floss machine, please reach out to me by email.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. St Leo’s has organized an EQAO presentation for parents which will take place on Monday May 6th at 6:30 pm in the school library.  All are welcome.

  2. The dates for Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO testing this year is the week of May 27th.  Please keep this in mind and refrain from booking appointments for your child/ren between May 27th and May 31st.  If you would like more information about EQAO testing, please visit the EQAO website at www.EQAO.com

  3. Santa Maria CS is hosting the motivational speaker, Sara Westbrook, on June 11th at 6:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend, but if you plan to attend, please let us know so that we can give Santa Maria an idea of numbers.  Please see attachment.

April 26th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community,

 

Congratulations to our Grade 7s who had their Confirmation today.  Thanks to teachers who spent so much time planning this event and getting the students ready.

 

Congratulations to the St. Leo’s Ice-Hockey Team for a terrific season! This year’s team showed tremendous dedication, earning them the title of FINALISTS in a hard fought championship game against St. Nobert two weeks ago.  Great job everyone!

 

Best wishes to the Junior Girls Basketball team who will compete in the tournament at St. Wilfrid on Tuesday April 30th. Go Lions Go!

 

Best wishes to our Swim Team who will be competing in the swim meet next weekend.  Go Lions Go!

 

Thank you to everyone who made the silent auction a success on Friday night.  Thanks to the parents who solicited donations, set up the event, tore down the event, spread the news with the press and social media, bought the balloons (great balloons by the way) and chips, counted the money, printed tickets, sold tickets, kept track of tickets, ran the games and came to auction to spend their hard earned money in support of St Leo C.S.

Thank you to the teachers who came out to the auction on Friday.  Thank you to Mrs. Ugrin, Ms. Lehane, Ms. Gaughan, Mme. Hunter, Ms. Arbour, Ms. Mullin, Ms. Carnovale, Ms. Dorgan and Ms. Palacio.  Special thanks to Ms. Ryan who used her great lung capacity to run one of the games.  It means a lot to us to have the teachers come out to support us.  Thank you!

 

Why is the auction and all the fundraising we do important?  If your child has been on a field trip over the last few years, funds from the CSPC have paid for the bus.  If your child has participated in Cross Country or Track and Field, s/he has travelled on a bus paid for by CSPC.  If your child has participated in any school sports team, s/he has used balls or equipment paid for by the CSPC.  If your child has graduated or has been confirmed or had his/her first Holy Communion, CSPC funds have supported these events.  If your child has used an iPad at school, more than likely it has been an iPad paid for by CSPC funds.  If your child has made a smoothie in the ME class, s/he has done so in a blender paid for by the CSPC.  There is no student in the school, not one, that has not benefitted from the fundraising that the CSPC does throughout the year.  To all those parents who support the CSPC fundraising activities – thank you.  All of our students are benefitting.

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

  1. The Tiny Toy Drive concludes Monday April 29th.  In a further effort to bring awareness to the problem of waste, the Eco club has been participating in a Tiny Toy Drive.  Please see attached flyer.  You are encouraged to bring in unwanted tiny plastic toy debris (must fit in the palm of your hand, must be recognizable).  The Eco club has partnered with Tiny Toy Co. which uses these unwanted toys (toy pieces) to create literacy instead of litter.  The collected toy debris will be donated to Tiny Toy Co. to be used in a variety of learning workshops in schools and other community programs.  Please read over the attached document outlining toys that can be reused and more ways for kids to tackle toy waste!

  2. The May CSPC meeting will be held on May 1st at 6:30 in the staff room.

  3. Friday, May 3rd is the Angel Foundation for Learning civvies day "May the Fourth Be with You" Star Wars civvies day? Students and staff are encouraged to donate $2.00 or more to the Foundation. 

  4. We still have a few open spots requiring volunteers for the book fair.  If you could volunteer during any of the times noted below, please respond to this email.

Thursday May 9

SALE DAY #2

two one volunteer

9:30 am – 11:45 am

Friday May 10

PACKING

two one volunteer

9:30 am – 11:45 am

 

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. Grade 2 First Holy Communion will be held on Sunday May 5th at 4:00 p.m.

  2. St Leo’s has organized an EQAO presentation for parents which will take place on Monday May 6th at 6:30 pm in the school library.  All are welcome.

  3. The dates for Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO testing this year is the week of May 27th.  Please keep this in mind and refrain from booking appointments for your child/ren between May 27th and May 31st.  If you would like more information about EQAO testing, please visit the EQAO website at www.EQAO.com

  4. Santa Maria CS is hosting the motivational speaker, Sara Westbrook, on June 11th at 6:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend, but if you plan to attend, please let us know so that we can give Santa Maria an idea of numbers.  Please see attachment.

April 19th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community,

 

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter and is enjoying this long Easter weekend!

 

Attention all St Leo Junior Volleyball players and associated coaches and all St Leo Hockey players and associated coaches.  There will be a pizza party for you at lunch on Friday April 26th.  No need for the players or coaches to bring a lunch that day.

 

The two most important things you need to know this week:

  1. The Annual St Leo Silent Auction and Parent night is on Friday April 26th at 7:30 p.m. at the Maple Leaf on Lakeshore.  This is our most important fundraiser of the year.  You can purchase tickets on line or by sending the attached form back to school with your child.  Please note if you have purchased your tickets on line, you will be on the list at the door.  You will not receive hard copy tickets.  Please come out and support your children’s school.  It is through the auction that we are able to purchase technology, subsidize field trips and provide supplies to our teachers.  We need your support.  See you on Friday evening!  There are a lot of great deals on summer camps, family activities and sporting events to be had.  It will be a fun evening for all.

  2. We are still in need of a number of volunteers for the book fair.  If you are able to give us some time during the day the week of May 6th, please consider signing up for a time slot noted below.  Please respond ASAP to the email if you can volunteer. Thank you to those who have already put their name forward.

Monday May 6

SET UP

three two volunteers

9:30 am – 11:45 am

Tuesday May 7

PREVIEW

two one volunteer

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Wednesday May 8

SALE DAY #1

two volunteers

9:30 am – 11: 45 am

Wednesday May 8

SALE DAY #1

two volunteers

1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Wednesday May 8

SALE DAY #1

two one volunteer

EVENING:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday May 9

SALE DAY #2

two volunteers

9:30 am – 11:45 am

Friday May 10

PACKING

two one volunteer

9:30 am – 11:45 am

 

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. The Ontario government has outlined cuts to education.  If you are concerned, attached you will find a template letter than you can personalize and send directly to our MPP – Christine Hogarth at christine.hogarth@pc.ola.org.  Please take the time to consider the impact these cuts will have on your children’s education.

  2. The school Easter mass will take place on Friday April 26th at 9:30 am.  Everyone is welcome.

  3. The April Virtue Assembly will take place on Friday April 26th at 1:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

  4. To show support for their autistic colleagues, students are invited to wear any shade of blue every Friday in April. 

  5. Grade 7 Confirmation will be held on Sunday April 28th at 4:00 p.m.

  6. Grade 2 First Holy Communion will be held on Sunday May 5th at 4:00 p.m.

  7. St Leo’s has organized an EQAO presentation for parents which will take place on Monday May 6th at 6:30 pm in the school library.  All are welcome.

  8. The dates for Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO testing this year is the week of May 27th.  Please keep this in mind and refrain from booking appointments for your child/ren between May 27th and May 31st.  If you would like more information about EQAO testing, please visit the EQAO website at www.EQAO.com

  9. Santa Maria CS is hosting the motivational speaker, Sara Westbrook, on June 11th at 6:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend, but if you plan to attend, please let us know so that we can give Santa Maria an idea of numbers. See attachment.

April 12th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!

 

Congratulations to our wonderful Principal for her nomination, by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), for Educational Leader of the Year Award 2019.  Best wishes to you Mrs. Ugrin!

 

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

  1. St Leo’s has organized an EQAO presentation for parents which will take place on Monday May 6th at 6:30 pm in the school library.  All are welcome.  (Author’s note - in the lead up to the EQAO assessments last year, I attended such a presentation and found it very informative and useful.)

  2. Santa Maria CS is hosting the motivational speaker, Sara Westbrook, on June 11th at 6:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend, but if you plan to attend, please let us know so that we can give Santa Maria an idea of numbers.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  • The annual book fair will take place the week of May 6th.  We are still looking for a number of volunteers to make the book fair a success.  Please see below the times and dates and numbers of volunteers we require.  Please let me know ASAP if you can volunteer for any of the times notes below. Thank you to those who have already put their name forward.

Monday May 6

SET UP

three two volunteers

9:30 am – 11:45 am

Tuesday May 7

PREVIEW

two one volunteer

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Wednesday May 8

SALE DAY #1

two volunteers

9:30 am – 11: 45 am

Wednesday May 8

SALE DAY #1

two volunteers

1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Wednesday May 8

SALE DAY #1

two one volunteer

EVENING:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday May 9

SALE DAY #2

two volunteers

9:30 am – 11:45 am

Friday May 10

PACKING

two one volunteer

9:30 am – 11:45 am

  • The Ontario government has outlined cuts to education.  If you are concerned, attached you will find a template letter than you can personalize and send directly to our MPP – Christine Hogarth at christine.hogarth@pc.ola.org.  Please take the time to consider the impact these cuts will have on your children’s education.

  • In an effort to minimize waste in our school, the St. Leo ECO Team is introducing Boomerang Tuesdays.  To encourage our community to review and think about the way we prepare and package lunch foods each day, on Tuesdays all lunch packaging that comes to the school will return home in lunch bags that evening.  The purpose of the Boomerang Lunch is not to transfer trash disposal responsibilities from the school to home, but rather to reduce the amount of trash altogether.  For instance, is a juice box necessary?  How about using a reusable bottle for water or juice, not just Tuesdays, but every day.  Thank you ECO Team for continuing to push us towards becoming a greener school!

  • To show support for their autistic colleagues, students are invited to wear any shade of blue every Friday in April. 

  • The school Easter mass will take place on Friday April 26th at 9:30 am.  Everyone is welcome.

  • The April Virtue Assembly will take place on Friday April 26th at 1:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

  • Grade 7 Confirmation will be held on Sunday April 28th at 4:00 p.m.

  • Grade 2 First Holy Communion will be held on Sunday May 5th at 4:00 p.m.

  • The dates for Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO testing this year is the week of May 27th.  Please keep this in mind and refrain from booking appointments for your child/ren between May 27th and May 31st.  If you would like more information about EQAO testing, please visit the EQAO website at www.EQAO.com

  • The Annual St Leo Silent Auction and Parent night is on Friday April 26th at 7:30 p.m. at the Maple Leaf on Lakeshore.  See attached.  You can purchase your tickets through cash-on-line or by sending the attached form back to school with your child.  Thanks to everyone who has agreed to volunteered to make this another great auction.  If you have goods that you would like to donate for the auction or would like to volunteer – please respond to this email.

Have a blessed Holy Week.

April 5th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community.

 

Congratulations to the St. Leo’s Volleyball teams.  Both teams played very well and the girls placed second.  Great job all.  Thanks to Mme. Hunter and Ms. Gaughan who coached the volleyball teams.

 

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

  1. The Ontario government has outlined cuts to education.  If you are concerned, attached you will find a template letter than you can personalize and send directly to our MPP – Christine Hogarth at christine.hogarth@pc.ola.org.  Please take the time to consider the impact these cuts will have on your children’s education.

  2. In an effort to minimize waste in our school, the St. Leo ECO Team is introducing Boomerang Tuesdays.  To encourage our community to review and think about the way we prepare and package lunch foods each day, on Tuesdays all lunch packaging that comes to the school will return home in lunch bags that evening.  The purpose of the Boomerang Lunch is not to transfer trash disposal responsibilities from the school to home, but rather to reduce the amount of trash altogether.  For instance, is a juice box necessary?  How about using a reusable bottle for water or juice, not just Tuesdays, but every day.  Thank you ECO Team for continuing to push us towards becoming a greener school!

  3. The school Easter mass will take place on Friday April 26th at 9:30 am.  Everyone is welcome.

  4. The April Virtue Assembly will take place on Friday April 26th at 1:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

  5. The annual book fair will take place the week of May 6th.  We need a number of volunteers to make the book fair a success.  Please see below the times and dates and numbers of volunteers we require.  Please let me know ASAP if you can volunteer for any of the times notes below. Thank you to those who have already put their name forward.

Monday May 6

SET UP

three volunteers

9:30 am – 11:45 am

Tuesday May 7

PREVIEW

one volunteer

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Wednesday May 8

SALE DAY #1

two volunteers

9:30 am – 11: 45 am

Wednesday May 8

SALE DAY #1

two volunteers

1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Wednesday May 8

SALE DAY #1

one volunteer

EVENING:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday May 9

SALE DAY #2

two volunteers

9:30 am – 11:45 am

Friday May 10

PACKING

two volunteers

9:30 am – 11:45 am

 

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. To show support for their autistic colleagues, students are invited to wear any shade of blue every Friday in April. 

  2. This year, ShareLife Week will be celebrated during the week of April 8th. St. Leo will be participating in the Board wide civvies day on April 12th. Please send in your toonie donation or (preferably) submit your donation online through KEV School Cash Online.

  3. During the week of April 8th St Leo will be hosting X Movement – a program combining Mindfulness, High Intensity Fitness, Executive Management, Feelings and Decisions, and Self-Regulation.  The X Movement team will be working with students on April 8th, 9th and 10th.  The X Movement community event for parents and students together will take place on Wednesday, April 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school gym.

  4. April 10th marks the International Day of Pink. This is a day where communities across the country and around the world unite in celebrating all manner of diversity and raising awareness to stop all forms of bullying.  Wear pink on April 10th to show your support.

  5. Grade 7 Confirmation will be held on Sunday April 28th at 4:00 p.m.

  6. Grade 2 First Holy Communion will be held on Sunday May 5th at 4:00 p.m.

  7. The dates for Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO testing this year is the week of May 27th.  Please keep this in mind and refrain from booking appointments for your child/ren between May 27th and May 31st.  If you would like more information about EQAO testing, please visit the EQAO website at www.EQAO.com

  8. The Annual St Leo Silent Auction and Parent night is on Friday April 26th at 7:30 p.m. at the Maple Leaf on Lakeshore.  See attached poster.  You can purchase your tickets through cash-on-line or by sending the attached form back to school with your child.  Thanks to everyone who has agreed to volunteered to make this another great auction.  If you have goods that you would like to donate for the auction or would like to volunteer – please respond to this email.

Have a great week!