January 18 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community,

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • The 3 top selling families:

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

      • Nathanael Burnett $1,000 with 30 units sold

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

    • Winners of the Sky Zone Passes:

      • JK/SK/ME:  Braeden Naval

      • Gr 1- 3: Nathanael Burnett

      • Gr 4- 8: Grace Larsen

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

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 11th Newsletter

Happy New Year St Leo Community,

 

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

 

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

Incentive prizes include:

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

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

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

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

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

December 14th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community,

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 7 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

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

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

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

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

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

November 30th News Letter

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

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

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

November 23 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community – Just a quick one tonight.

 

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

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

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

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

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

November 16 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!

 

A warm welcome to Ms. Carnovale who will join the St. Leo CS staff tomorrow as the new grade 8 teacher.  We are certainly sad to see Mr. Punter leave St Leo, but we wish him all the best in his new position at The Holy Trinity C.S. … and hope that his and St Leo’s paths will cross again in the future.


Thanks to Duke, the Marlies’ mascot for visiting the Se Leo C.S. this past week.  Special thanks to parent April Kalloo for making that happen.  The kids loved Duke’s visit.

 

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

  1. Congratulations to Mme. Macri’s class.  You have won the Ice Cream Sundae party for the class selling the most Marlies tickets.  The parent council will be in touch with Mme. Macri to make arrangements for this special treat.  Thank you for supporting your school.

  2. Marlies tickets are still on sale.  The game is on Dec 2nd and tickets are on sale for $25.  Tickets can be purchased through cash on-line (www.schoolcashonline.com), or you can send cash or a cheque to the school with your child.  Please write cheques to St. Leo CSPC.  There is still time to get a spot in the fan tunnel for being a top 20 ticket seller.  Tickets will be available for sale until Tuesday November 27th.

  3. The much needed re-construction of the library ceiling will begin this week or early next week.  All work will be done after 4:00 pm and on weekends.  During the construction period, of approximately eight weeks, all are advised to stay clear of the construction work area. 

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. The TCDSB is having a French as a Second Language (FSL) Parent Outreach event for K-12. The goal of the event is to promote and establish a strong parent, school and French community connection.  All are welcome on Saturday, November 24th, 2018 from 10 am -2 pm at the TCDSB Board offices at 80 Sheppard Ave East.

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

November 9 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!

 

Another word about parking.  Please be aware that during the day, the north parking lot is for teachers and TCDSB staff only.  It’s not for parents or even parent volunteers.  During drop-off, please do not use this lot.  Even for a quick run in and run out.   Please park elsewhere.  

 

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

  1. As you know the Marlies fundraiser is on.  The game is on Dec 2nd and tickets are on sale now for $25.  Tickets can be purchased through cash on-line (www.schoolcashonline.com), or you can send cash or a cheque to the school with your child.  Please write cheques to St. Leo CSPC.  
    New information:

    • To raise excitement for the Marlies game, Thursday November 15th is Jersey Day at St Leo.  Wear your favourite team Jersey – hockey, basketball, little league baseball – whatever team jersey makes you happy – wear it to school on Thursday.

    • The class selling the most tickets will win an ice cream sundae party.

    • All ticket orders received on or by November 15th will be considered for the ice cream sundae party – so get your orders in this week.

    • Marlies tickets will be on sale during the evening of November 15th during parent teacher interviews.

    • This week the Marlies sweetened the pot by offering the top 20 ticket sellers a spot in the fan tunnel to high five the players going on the ice.

    • This event is a great fundraiser for the school and community event for us all.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.

  2. The TCDSB is having a French as a Second Language (FSL) Parent Outreach event for K-12. The goal of the event is to promote and establish a strong parent, school and French community connection.  See attachment.  All are welcome on Saturday, November 24th, 2018 from 10 am -2 pm at the TCDSB Board offices at 80 Sheppard Ave East.

  3. Our community partner Royal York Football Club would like parents to know that their House League starts on November 18th and runs to April 24th on the Lakeshore Turf Field (bubble behind Lakeshore Collegiate).  Find out more at ROYALYORKFC.com.  See attachment.

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

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. Photo retakes will take place on Tuesday November 13th starting at approximately 9:15 am.

  2. Parent Teacher Interviews will be held Wednesday November 14th and Thursday November 15th between 5:30– 8:00 pm

  3. Cookie Dough orders will be delivered to the school for pick up on November 15th

  4. The last spirit wear sale of the year will take place during parent teacher interviews on the evening of November 15th

November 2 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!

 

Best wishes to our Intermediate Boys and Girls Volleyball teams as they compete at the Divisional level this Tuesday November 6th and Wednesday November 7th.  Go Lions Go! 

 

Clocks Fall Back on November 4!  Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed.

 

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

  1. November 5th-9th is Treaties Recognition Week.  Treaties Recognition Week the first week of November every year. It was introduced in 2016 to honour the importance of treaties and to help Ontarians learn more about treaty rights and treaty relationships. Ontario is covered by 46 treaties.

  2. Photo retakes will take place on Tuesday November 13th starting at approximately 9:15 am.

  3. Parent Teacher Interviews will be held Wednesday November 14th and Thursday November 15th between 5:30– 8:00 pm

  4. Cookie Dough orders will be delivered to the school for pick up on November 15th

  5. The last spirit wear sale of the year will take place during parent teacher interviews on the evening of November 15th

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. The St Leo fundraising/community event with the Marlies on December 2nd (see attachment).  Tickets are priced at $25.00.  Tickets include an after game skate on the Marlies’ ice.   Please fill in the form and return it to the school with funds.  You can pay by cash or cheque (made out to St. Leo CSPC), or purchase your tickets on-line (www.schoolcashonline.com).  If you use the cash on-line system – please still send in your order form to the school so we can line up $ with names for issuing tickets.  The class selling the most Marlies tickets will be rewarded with an ice cream sundae party!!!

October 26 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!

 

Congratulations to Maya, Isabella, Jack and Fintan for making us all proud at the Cities Cross Country meet this past week.  What a great season.  Many thanks to the teachers who have been coaching the cross country team five days a week since the beginning of September.  High fives to Mlle. Hunter, Mr. Punter, Ms. Dorgan, Ms. Ryan, Ms. Palacio, Mme. Simas and Mr. Vlasschaert!

 

Congratulations to Claire McMullan who has been nominated by her peers for the OAPCE Parent Volunteer of Excellence award.  For many years St. Leo has been able to rely on Claire to support all manner of activities at the school.  In fact, the existence of the daily nutrition program at St. Leo is largely due to Claire’s hard work several years ago.  If you would like to cheer Claire on, the awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, November the 6th at 6:00 p.m., at the TCDSB offices (80 Sheppard Avenue East - 2nd floor Atrium).  We are lucky to have you Claire.  Thank you for all that you do!

 

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

  1. Flyers for the St Leo fundraising/community event with the Marlies on December 2nd were sent home in back packs on Friday (also attached).  Tickets are priced at $25.00.  Tickets include an after game skate on the Marlies’ ice.   Please fill in the form and return it to the school with funds, or purchase your tickets on-line (www.schoolcashonline.com).  If you use the cash on-line system – please still send in your order form to the school so we can line up $ with names for issuing tickets.

  2. The intermediate volley ball teams have an exhibition game on November 1st against John English.

  3. High School Applications are due in the school office by Tuesday October 30th

  4. Students are allowed to wear costumes on Halloween Day but must come to school in costume as they will not have the opportunity to change once at school.  No masks or props (weapons, wands, broom sticks, etc.) are allowed.  Costumes must be Catholic School appropriate and also must not be threatening for younger children.  As we are an allergen aware school, please do not send FOOD TREATS for your child to share at the Halloween class party.  There are many alternatives, such as pencils, small toys and stickers.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

Cheers, Fiona