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. 

May 04 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!

  • Congratulations and best wishes to our Grade 2 students who will make their First Holy Communion this Sunday May 6th at the 11:30 Mass.
  • Thanks to all the children and families who took part in today’s board-wide civvies day and wore their favourite Star Wars gear.   All funds raised will go to the TCDSB's Angel Foundation for Learning (http://www.angelfoundationforlearning.org/)
  • Best of luck to all the students who will participate in the Track and Field meet on Thursday May 10th.  Go Lions Go!!

NEW REMINDERS YOU NEED FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKS:

  1.  Raffle tickets for two Mother’s Day gift baskets went on sale today.  Tickets are 1 for $2 or 3 for $5.  You can purchase the tickets with Cash Online or send the money to school with your child.  Either way be sure to fill out the raffle form and return it to school with your child by Thursday May 10th.  A raffle form is attached.  The draw will be held on Friday May 11th.
  2. A First Communion breakfast will be served to all Grade 2s on Monday May 7th at 9:00 am.
  3. A pizza party for the Swim Team will be held at lunch on Monday May 7th.  Please wear your swim T-shirt. 
  4. Intermediate soccer practices are Monday and Thursday after school.
  5. The TCDSB is undertaking a budget consultation process.  Please use this link to let your views be known. https://www.tcdsb.org/Board/TCDSB-Community-Consultations/Pages/Budget-Consultation.aspx Our survey responses impact how the TCDSB will identify the areas for funding that are a priority for our school.

OTHER REMINDERS IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM THE FIRST TIME:

  1. On Monday May 7th at 1:00 pm a Community Clean Up event has been organized by the ECO Club.
  2. The Track and Field meet is on Thursday May 10th.  Please note the practices:
    • Mon Wed Fri   8:15 - 9:00 long jump Grades 5-8 
    • Tues and Thurs 8:15 - 9:00 am: 400m, 800m, 1500m runners grades 5-8 
    • Wed and Thurs 3:30 - 4:15 pm: relay practice 
  3. 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.            
  4. As EQAO approaches (May) parents and students can access extra practice questions and preparation resources at EQAO.com
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. One of our Community Partners, Math Academy, is offering summer camps.  Please see the attachment for more information.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

April 27th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!

  • Did anyone see the glow radiating from St Leo C.S. on Wednesday?  That was from the coaches of the Junior Boys’ Basketball Team who were still beaming from the fantastic showing at Tuesday’s tournament.  The boys lost the finals by just one basket!!  They still brought home a pennant!  Thanks to Coach Lehane, Coach McCann and Coach Jordon.  Thanks also to the Grade 8s and even the St Leo Grade 9 Alumni who helped with the coaching.  The fruits of all that support were clear on Tuesday.  Congratulations Boys!   Go Lions Go!
  • Watch out for the glow you will see radiating throughout Mimico tomorrow.  This one will be on account of all the proud coaches, proud parents and of course our awesome St Leo Swimmers.  This weekend’s swim meet was amazing.  St Leo had all kinds of swimmers in the finals today, many top ten finishes and even a bronze medal in the freestyle relay.  Despite some game day jitters yesterday morning, the kids did a fantastic job and made St Leo proud.  Congratulations to all of them.  Thanks to Coach Jackie, Coach Claire and Coach Blair who have worked so hard with the swimmers these past few months.  Go Lions Go!

Below are the reminders you need for the upcoming weeks:

  1. We will start sales of the raffle tickets for the mother’s day gift baskets this week.  Watch out for flyers in backpacks.
  2. We are looking for photos for this year’s yearbook.  If you have any photos from St Leo sporting events (hockey games, volleyball games, etc.) or other activities (school mass, Christmas concert, field trips, etc.) please respond to this email with your photos as attachments.  Thanks to those who have sent some to me already.
  3. 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.
  4. The Rosary Apostolate will present the Crowning of Mary on Monday April 30th at 9:00 am in the school gym.
  5. April’s Virtue Assembly will be held on April 30th at 1:00 pm.
  6. Marian Mass will be held on Tuesday May 1st at 1:00 pm.  All are invited.
  7. On Tuesday May 1st at 6:30 pm in the school gym, St Leo C.S. will be hosting an EQAO Information Meeting for all parents of Grade 3 and Grade 6 students.  All are welcome.             
  8. As EQAO approaches (May) parents and students can access extra practice questions and preparation resources at EQAO.com
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Welcome to Kindergarten will be held at 5:30 pm on May 2nd in the school gym.
  12. To accommodate Welcome to Kindergarten, the May CSPC meeting will be start at 7:00 pm on May 2nd in Room 211.  At this meeting, we will be outlining for everyone what roles exist on the parent council so that you can start thinking about volunteering for the 2018/19 school year.  We do appreciate all the volunteers that come out for the auction, Spring Fling and other events, but we do need some steady hands that can manage the executive roles on the council throughout the year.  At this meeting we will discuss the various positions and those who hold these positions now will share with you what they entail both from a content and time commitment perspective.  Please consider joining us for this meeting.  Nothing we do is rocket science, but committed parents are required to get it all done.
  13. Don’t forget that pizza day this week will be Thursday May 3rd.  Pizza day will go back to Wednesdays next week.
  14. The TCDSB's Angel Foundation for Learning has a Board-wide civvies day this Friday, May 4th, when students are encouraged to dress in anything Star Wars (t-shirts, costumes or civvies) and donate $2 or whatever they can afford to the charity.  For more information about the Foundation and all the important work they do, parents can check out their website here:  http://www.angelfoundationforlearning.org/
  15. The CPIC-OAPCE Parent Summit will be held on Saturday May 5th.  Please see the attachment for more details.
  16. The Grade 2s will have their First Holy Communion on Sunday May 6th at the 11:30 am mass.  A breakfast will be held for these children the following day at 9:30 am.
  17. On Monday May 7th at 1:00 pm a Community Clean Up event has been organized by the ECO Club.
  18. The Track and Field meet will be held on Thursday May 10th.  Please note the practices:
    • Mon Wed Fri   8:15 - 9:00 long jump Grades 5-8 
    • Tues and Thurs 8:15 - 9:00 am: 400m, 800m, 1500m runners grades 5-8 
    • Wed and Thurs 3:30 - 4:15 pm: relay practice 
  19. One of our Community Partners, Math Academy, is offering summer camps.  Please see the attachment for more information.
  20. 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.
  21. Mrs. Ugrin wanted me to note that there are a lot of extra-curricular activities going on right now and she encourages students to make use of the agenda books to note various practice dates in order not to miss a practice or over extend themselves.

April 20th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!

  • Congratulations to the Grade 7s who made their confirmation last Sunday.
  • Thanks to DJ Nikki (Nikki Dettbarn) who ran the dance-a-thon this past week.  Thanks also to Jackie McGrath and Kim Daniel who helped Nikki package up all the glow sticks for the event and to Ms. Bonnici who gathered and aligned all of the sponsorship forms.  We raised over $2,000.  Therefore, thanks also to all the children and parents who participated.
  • Good luck to the Junior Boys basketball team who will play in the Basketball Tournament this week on Tuesday April 24th at St. Wilfrid C.S.
  • Good luck to St Leo’s swimmers who will compete in the Swim Meet next weekend (Saturday April 28th, Sunday April 29th) at the Etobicoke Olympium.  Please be at the Olympium for 12:30 pm and don’t forget to wear your cool new swim team t-shirts.  Parents, remember to bring your green wristband to get in to the stands to watch your kids.

Below are the reminders you need for the upcoming weeks:

  1. St Leo parent Sarah Proulx has donated two gift baskets containing handmade artisan beauty/bath products which will be raffled off for mother's day? Stay tuned for raffle ticket sales.  Thanks Sarah!
  2. We are looking for photos for this year’s yearbook.  If you have any photos from St Leo sporting events (hockey games, volleyball games, etc.) or other activities (school mass, Christmas concert, field trips, etc.) please respond to this email with your photos as attachments.  Thanks to those who have sent some to me already.
  3. 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.
  4. Friday April 27th is a Civvies Day.  Don’t forget to bring in your twoonie!
  5. The Rosary Apostolate will present the Crowning of Mary on Monday April 30th at 9:00 am in the school gym.
  6. On Tuesday May 1st at 6:30 pm in the school gym, St Leo C.S. will be hosting an EQAO Information Meeting for all parents of Grade 3 and Grade 6 students.  All are welcome.             
  7. As EQAO approaches (May) parents and students can access extra practice questions and preparation resources at EQAO.com
  8. 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 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Welcome to Kindergarten will be held at 5:30 pm on May 2nd in the school gym.
  11. To accommodate Welcome to Kindergarten, the May CSPC meeting will be start at 7:00 pm on May 2nd.  At this meeting, we will be outlining for everyone what roles exist on the parent council so that you can start thinking about volunteering for the 2018/19 school year.  We appreciate all the volunteers that come out for the auction, Spring Fling and other events, but we do need some steady hands that can manage the executive roles on the council throughout the year.  At this meeting we will discuss the various positions and those who hold these positions now will share with you what they entail both from a content and time commitment perspective.  Please consider joining us for this meeting.  Nothing we do is rocket science, but committed parents are required to get it all done.  I promise that no one will ask you to write a newsletter at midnight on a Sunday nights!!
  12. The CPIC-OAPCE Parent Summit will be held on Saturday May 5th.  Please see the attachment for more details
  13. 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.
  14. Please be aware that pizza day during the week of April 30th to May 4th will be held on Thursday May 3rd instead of Wednesday May 2nd, on account of some restraints with the vendor.  Pizza day this week ... and the week following the week noted above and go forward - will be on Wednesdays as usual.

April 13th Newsletter

ello St Leo Community!!

 

Best wishes to our Grade 7s who will have their confirmations tomorrow (4:00 pm at St Leo Church).

 

Welcome to Mr Kelly who will be joining the St Leo teaching staff as the Grade 7/8 teacher effective Monday April 16th to June 29th, 2018.

 

Below are the reminders you need for the upcoming weeks:

  1. It’s dance-a-thon week!!!! The St Leo Annual Dance-a-Thon will be held on Thursday April 19th.  If your child didn’t bring in their pledge form and funds on Friday, please send them in on Monday.  We will do our best to make sure your child still gets the glow items associated with the amount of funds they raised.  The top fundraising student will win a super prize!!  Thanks to DJ Nikki who will run the dance-a-thon.  It’s going to be AWESOME!
  2. We are looking for photos for this year’s yearbook.  If you have any photos from St Leo sporting events (hockey games, volleyball games, etc.) or other activities (school mass, Christmas concert, field trips, etc.) please respond to this email with your photos as attachments.
  3. Track and Field has begun.  Please see the attached practice schedule.  Before and after school practices will be on a weather permitting basis.
  4. We need some more volunteers for the nutrition program.  If you can volunteer once a week or more or less than that – we would love to have your help.  Please respond to this email if you are interested or just show up at the school office in the mornings during the week and tell them you are there to help with the nutrition program.  This program has become very important to the school, but it takes an army to keep it going.  Any help you can offer is appreciated.
  5. 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.
  6. The Rosary Apostolate will be at St. Leo’s on Wednesday April 18th.
  7. The TCDSB is sponsoring a free parenting workshop called “Raising Youth Together” at Monsignor Percy Johnson on Wednesday April 18th at 6:00pm (includes a free dinner for families).  See attachment for further details.
  8. St Ambrose C.S. is inviting the St Leo parent community to their PRO-Grant event entitled, “Digital Literacy and Internet Safety” on Thursday April 19th.  See attachment for more details.
  9. On Friday April 20, the students will participate in Clean Toronto Together as an Earth Day Activity.
  10. The Junior Boys Basketball Tournament will take place on Tuesday April 24th at St. Wilfrid C.S.
  11. The Swim Meet will be held on Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th at the Etobicoke Olympium.
  12. The Rosary Apostolate will present the Crowning of Mary on Monday April 30th at 9:00 am in the school gym.
  13. The CPIC-OAPCE Parent Summit will be held on Saturday May 5th.  Please see the attachment for more details
  14. As EQAO approaches (May) parents and students can access extra practice questions and preparation resources at EQAO.com
  15. 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 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Don’t forget to sign up for on-line banking.  Registrations are still quite low for the St. Leo community.  Please sign up when you can.  To register your child, go to https://tcdsb.schoolcashonline.com.  As more parents register, we will be able to initiate payments for field trips, yearbooks, activity fees etc.  The goal is to have NO CASH/CHEQUES being sent to the school through your child.  This will mean safe, fast and easy transactions.

April 6th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!  Who ordered more winter??

 

Congrats and Thanks

  • Congratulations to St Leo’s Junior Volleyball Teams who competed at the Divisional Tournament this past week. The boys showed incredible skill and steadfast determination until the very final point was allocated, but unfortunately did not advance past the first round in the playoffs. The girls remained undefeated in round robin and in playoffs, until they were defeated by St. Louis in the championship game, finishing second place. Both teams did St. Leo proud! Go Lions Go!!
  • The Swim Team would like to thank all the families who purchased Hot Dogs, it is greatly appreciated!  Special thanks goes to Almafe Konarzyck, Dorothy Babic, Montserrat Terrats, Andrea Larsen, Judria Lukai and Caroline Weigland.  Many thanks to our secretary Mrs. Bonnici for her assistance as well.

New School Build

  • The feedback from the parent survey will be provided to the architects this Friday – so if you have not sent back your responses and would like to – please send in your thoughts to Mrs Ugrin by Wednesday of this week.  The survey is attached in case you have misplaced it (see second page of community meeting attachment).

Below are the reminders you need for the upcoming weeks:

  1. We need some more volunteers for the nutrition program.  If you can volunteer once a week or more or less than that – we would love to have your help.  Please respond to this email if you are interested or just show up at the school office in the mornings during the week and tell them you are there to help with the nutrition program.  This program has become very important to the school, but it takes an army to keep it going.  Any help you can offer is appreciated.
  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:
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
  3. St Leo’s Wellness Day is Tuesday April 10th.  The school is holding an all-day event for students and parents.   The information flyer was emailed to all parents and is again attached here.  There is no cost to students, but a donation of a non-perishable food item is requested.  The parent component is the same day – 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
  4. Confirmation of Grade 7 students is Sunday April 15th at 4:00 pm.
  5. The TCDSB is sponsoring a free parenting workshop called “Raising Youth Together” at Monsignor Percy Johnson on Wednesday April 18th at 6:00pm (includes a free dinner for families).  See attachment for further details.
  6. The St Leo Annual Dance-a-Thon will be held on Thursday April 19th.  Pledge forms are due back by Friday April 13th (5 day extension).  A pledge form is attached for reference.
  7. St Ambrose C.S. is inviting the St Leo parent community to their PRO-Grant event entitled, “Digital Literacy and Internet Safety” on Thursday April 19th.  See attachment for more details.
  8. On Friday April 20, the students will participate in Clean Toronto Together as an Earth Day Activity.
  9. The Junior Boys Basketball Tournament will take place on Tuesday April 24th at St. Wilfrid C.S.
  10. The Swim Meet will be held on Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th at the Etobicoke Olympium.
  11. The Rosary Apostolate will present the Crowing of Mary on Monday April 30th at 9:00 am in the school gym.
  12. As EQAO approaches (May) parents and students can access extra practice questions and preparation resources at EQAO.com
  13. 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 24th and May 30th.  It is important that no medical/dental appointments, family vacations or early departures 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Don’t forget to sign up for on-line banking.  Registrations are still quite low for the St. Leo community.  Please sign up when you can.  To register your child, go to https://tcdsb.schoolcashonline.com.  As more parents register, we will be able to initiate payments for field trips, yearbooks, activity fees etc.  The goal is to have NO CASH/CHEQUES being sent to the school through your child.  This will mean safe, fast and easy transactions.

Cheers, Fiona