St Leo Weekly Newsletter - week ending December 8th

Good evening St Leo Community!

 

Below are the reminders you need for this week:

  1. Pizza forms for January till March are due back this week - by December 13th.  Please find the form attached.
  2. Pssst … don’t tell the teachers … we are holding our annual teacher appreciation breakfast on December 19th between 8:00 and 9:00 am.  If you can volunteer your time that morning and/or are willing to provide some breakfast foods for the event – please respond to this email including what you will be bringing.  We need a few volunteers in by 7:30 to get coffee and bacon going but most are needed between 8:00 and 9:00 to serve and clean up.
  3. The Primary Christmas Concert (Grades JK to 3) will be held on December 20th at 6:00 pm (note time change) in the school gym.  We will be selling pre-ordered pizza prior to the concert.  Order forms will be sent home this week.
  4. The Grade 8 students are leading the Food Drive for the Food Bank which will run from December 1st to December 21st.  We ask our families to donate generously.
  5. The Grade 8s continue to sell cookies, and now popcorn, on Fridays as a fundraiser for their graduation trip.  Popcorn and cookies each cost $2.00.
  6. The Swim Team will soon start recruiting swimmers.  Watch for upcoming notices.
  7. January 29th is Literacy Day at St Leo’s.  If you will have some time to volunteer to read to a class in the morning that day – please respond to this email.
  8. Don’t forget that the St Leo Silent Auction is around the corner – February 9th.  It is never too soon to start collecting donations.  Even Christmas gifts that you may consider re-gifting could find a lovely home from our auction tables!
  9. The instrumental music program is looking for donations of band instruments such as saxophones, clarinets and flutes as well as amplifiers and music stands.  If you have any usable instruments, equipment or stands that you would be willing to donate to the school, please respond to this email.  Also – if there is a person in our midst who is adept at instrument repair – we would really love to have your help.  Let me know if you have some time to volunteer for this activity.

As always feel free to contact me if ever you have concerns … or just want to share some great ideas … and don’t forget to check out our website at http://www.stleoparentcouncil.org and follow us on twitter @stleosfun

 

Have a great week!

 

Cheers, Fiona

St Leo Weekly Newsletter - Week ending Dec 1st.

Happy December St Leo Community!

 

Below are the reminders you need for this week:

  • The December CSPC meeting will take place on Wednesday December 6th at 6:30 pm in the school library.  All are welcome.
  • Pizza forms for January till March are due back by December 13th.  Please find the form attached.
  • The Primary Christmas Concert (Grades JK to 3) will be held on December 20th at 6:30 pm in the school gym.
  • Families are invited to donate NEW hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to our school Christmas tree.  Ms. Starr, our CYW is spearheading this drive, running from November 21st to December 1st.
  • The Grade 8 students are leading the Food Drive for the Food Bank which will run from December 1st to December 21st.  We ask our families to donate generously.
  • Don’t forget that the St Leo Silent Auction is around the corner – February 9th.  It is never too soon to start collecting donations.  Even Christmas gifts that you may consider re-gifting could find a lovely home from our auction tables!
  • The instrumental music program is looking for donations of band instruments such as saxophones, clarinets and flutes as well as amplifiers and music stands.  If you have any usable instruments, equipment or stands that you would be willing to donate to the school, please respond to this email.  Also – if there is a person in our midst who is adept at instrument repair – we would really love to have your help.  Let me know if you have some time to volunteer for this activity.

As always feel free to contact me if ever you have concerns … or just want to share some great ideas … and don’t forget to check out our website at http://www.stleoparentcouncil.org and follow us on twitter @stleosfun

 

Have a great week!

 

Cheers, Fiona

St Leo Weekly Newsletter - week ending November 24th

Hello St Leo Community!

 

St Leo’s 5th Annual Clean Up Drive was a great success!  The children cleaned up the school grounds and surrounding area filling 50 bags of garbage and raising $2400.00.  Thanks to the children for their hard work and thanks to the parent volunteers who came out to help out – Claire McMullin, Kristi Gordon, Tonya Perri, Manuel Oropeza, Kathleen Santiago, Joyce Lising, Carlos Anthony, Paulina Anthony and Chris Szarka.  Special thanks to Michelle Nolden-Szarka for spearheading the whole event. The winner of the gift card and the ice cream sundae class were determined by donations received by Friday and will be announced on Monday morning. We are still accepting late donations however - all proceeds go directly to resources for the kids.

 

Below are the reminders you need for this week:

  1. Pizza forms for January till March were handed out last week, but you will also find one attached.  Forms are due back by December 13th.  Thanks as always to Marion Camilleri who organizes this for all of us.
  2. The Primary Christmas Concert (Grades JK to 3) will be held on December 20th in the school gym.
  3. Families are invited to donate NEW hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to our school Christmas tree.  Ms. Starr, our CYW is spearheading this drive, running from November 21st to December 1st.
  4. The Grade 8 students are leading the Food Drive for the Food Bank which will run from December 1st to December 21st.  We ask our families to donate generously.
  5. The instrumental music program is looking for donations of band instruments such as saxophones, clarinets and flutes as well as amplifiers and music stands.  If you have any usable instruments, equipment or stands that you would be willing to donate to the school, please respond to this email.  Also – if there is a person in our midst who is adept at instrument repair – we would really love to have your help.  Let me know if you have some time to volunteer for this activity.
  6. Caribou Math practice is this Monday at lunch.

As always feel free to contact me if ever you have concerns … or just want to share some great ideas … and don’t forget to check out our website at http://www.stleoparentcouncil.org and follow us on twitter @stleosfun

 

Have a great week!

 

Cheers, Fiona

 

Make sure to let our St Leo’s Community Partners know that you found out about them here.  A special thanks goes out to this week’s Community Partner of the week – Kingsway Health by the Lake.  Please see their attachment about Chiropractic Care and children.

St Leo Weekly Newsletter - week ending Nov 17, 2017

Hello St Leo Community!

 

It’s a super short newsletter this week: 

  1. St Leo’s 5th Annual Clean Up Drive will take place on this Friday - November 24th.  Pledge forms are due back to your child’s teacher on the morning of the 24th.  Thanks to the parents who have volunteered to help out.  If you are interested in volunteering and are available between 9:00 and 10:30 am on the 24th and you haven’t already let me know – please respond to this email.
  2. Officer Leanne Beckwith will be speaking with the students in the afternoon of Wednesday November 22nd to review safety while in our school community; specifically as they are out and about during the Community Clean Up Drive on November 24th.  Officer Beckwith will speak with CSPC at the December meeting (December 6th).
  3. Thanks to all those who participated in the cookie dough fundraiser.  The award ceremony for this fundraiser will be held on Wednesday November 22nd.
  4. Please find attached a letter about the after-hours international language program, which the TCDSB has asked be shared with our parent community.

As always feel free to contact me if ever you have concerns … or just want to share some great ideas … and don’t forget to check out our website at http://www.stleoparentcouncil.org and follow us on twitter @stleosfun

 

Have a great week!

 

Cheers, Fiona

St Leo Weekly Newsletter - week ending November 10th 2017

Hello St Leo Community!

 

Congratulations to our intermediate volleyball teams.  The volleyball tournaments were real nail biters! The boys fought hard and made some incredible plays to earn a spot in the finals, where they came in second behind St. Ambrose. The girls faced opponents who stood a whole foot taller, but what St. Leo lacked in size, it made up for in heart. The girls finished in third place.  Both teams should be very proud of their performance!  We are all proud too!

 

Thanks to Mlle. Hunter and Ms. Lehane for coaching the volleyball teams and to M. St. Pierre and Mme. Rego who supported the teams and coaches.

 

***

 

Below are all the updates you need for this week:

  1. The next Caribou Math practice is Monday November 13th with the next contest taking place on Wednesday November 15th (at 7:45 am).
  2. The Rosary Apostolate will visit all classes on Wednesday November 15th.
  3. Parent Teacher Interviews take place on November 15th and 16th in the evening.  You will be alerted of your time slot in advance.
  4. Cookie dough orders will be delivered on November 16th and can be picked up in the evening in Room 211 (at the end of the main floor corridor by the doors to the gym).
  5. We will also be holding another Spirit Wear sale on November 16th in the evening.  While you can order other items, there are plenty of shorts and short sleeve T-shirts that can be purchased and taken home that evening.   A table will be set up in front of the office.  Stop by after you parent-teacher interview.  We will be able to accept cash or cheques.
  6. School photo RETAKE day is Thursday November 16th.
  7. Friday November 17th is a PA Day.
  8. St Leo’s 5th Annual Clean Up Drive will take place on Friday, November 24th.  Pledge forms were sent home last week – but you can find one attached here as well.  We will need a few parent volunteers for this event.  If you are able to help out between 9:00 and 10:30 am on the 24th, please respond to this email.  Thanks to the one parent who has volunteered so far.  We will need some more though for sure.
  9. Officer Leanne Beckwith will be speaking with all students in the afternoon of Wednesday November 22nd to review safety while in our school community; specifically as they are out and about during the Community Clean Up Drive on November 24th.  Officer Beckwith will speak with CSPC at the December meeting (December 6th). 
  10. A reminder that the Grade 8s are holding their cookie fundraiser every Friday for their year-end overnight trip.  Students may bring in $2 to purchase a cookie.  All proceeds will go towards the Grade 8 trip to Ottawa.
  11. The date for the St. Leo French Immersion Open House has been set for Thursday January 11th at 6:30 pm in the school library.  Current parents as well as parents of prospective students are invited to attend.
  12. Due to availability of the auction house the Silent Auction date has been changed to Friday February 9th in the evening.  Details will follow much closer to the date.

As always feel free to contact me if ever you have concerns … or just want to share some great ideas … and don’t forget to check out our website at http://www.stleoparentcouncil.org and follow us on twitter @stleosfun

 

Have a great week!

St Leo Newsletter - week ending November 3, 2017

Hello St Leo Community!

 

Congratulations to the intermediate boys’ volleyball team which won an exhibition game against St. Elizabeth this past Wednesday.  Amazing!!

 

Good luck to both volleyball teams who will compete in their respective tournaments this week - intermediate boys (Tuesday November 7th) and intermediate girls (Wednesday November 8th).  Go Lions!!!

 

***

 

Below are all the updates you need for this week:

 

  1. St Leo’s 5th Annual Clean Up Drive will take place on Friday, November 24th.  Under the supervision of teachers, support staff and volunteer parents, ALL students of St. Leo will clean up the parks and streets around our school.  Not only will this activity teach our kids about environmental stewardship, responsibility and community pride, it is also a great way to raise some money for our school in a way that allows our students to be involved.  Pledge forms were sent home this week – but you can find one attached here as well.  We will need a few parent volunteers for this event.   If you are able to help out between 9:00 and 10:30 am on the 24th, please respond to this email.  Thanks to Michelle Nolden-Szarka for spearheading this for us.
  2. Parent Teacher Interviews take place on November 15th and 16th in the evening.  Sign up forms will come home shortly.
  3. Cookie dough orders will be delivered on November 16th and can be picked up after parent teacher interviews.
  4. School photo RETAKE day is Thursday November 16th.
  5. A reminder that the Grade 8s will be holding their cookie fundraiser every Friday for their year-end overnight trip.  Students may bring in $2 to purchase a cookie. All proceeds will go towards the Grade 8 trip to Ottawa.
  6. The Caribou Math form, with all the essential dates, is attached(to email) again as I have received a few requests.  This is a great opportunity for our children

 

As always feel free to contact me if ever you have concerns … or just want to share some great ideas … and don’t forget to check out our website at http://www.stleoparentcouncil.org and follow us on twitter @stleosfun

 

Have a great week!

St Leo weekly Newsletter- Week ending October 28th

Hello St Leo Community!

 

Congratulations to our young cross country runners – Joseph and Fintan – who participated in this week’s city championships.  You made St Leo’s very proud!!

 

***

 

Below are all the updates you need for this week:

  1. Dental Screening takes place on October 30th, November 1st and 2nd.  Please send an email to Mrs. Ugrin if you do not wish your child to participate in the Dental screening provided by Toronto Public Health.  Thank you to those who have already informed the school if this is the case.
  2. 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.
  3. The intermediate boys’ volleyball team has an exhibition game against St. Elizabeth this Wednesday, November 1st.  Go Lions!
  4. The November CSPC meeting will take place on November 1st at 6:30 pm in the Library.  All are welcome.
  5. Very important date for Grade 8 students – High School Applications are due to the office NO LATER THAN 9:00 am Friday November 3, 2017.
  6. Mass will be held on Friday November 3rd at 1:00 pm with Father Frank and Father Galea.  All are welcome.
  7. The intermediate volleyball tournaments will be held on November 7th (boys) and 8th (girls).
  8. School photo RETAKE day is Thursday November 16th.
  9. A reminder that the Grade 8s will be holding their cookie fundraiser every Friday for their year-end overnight trip.  Students may bring in $2 to purchase a cookie. All proceeds will go towards the Grade 8 trip to Ottawa.

As always feel free to contact me if ever you have concerns … or just want to share some great ideas … and don’t forget to check out our website at http://www.stleoparentcouncil.org and follow us on twitter @stleosfun

 

Have a great week!

 

Cheers, Fiona

 

Make sure to let our St Leo’s Community Partners know that you found out about them here.  A special thanks goes out to this week’s Community Partners of the week – Lilette Weins Real Estate

CSPC Newsletter week of October 23rd, 2017

Hello St Leo Community!
 
Welcome to the new families who are receiving this weekly newsletter for the first time.  I hope you will find it useful.  Special thanks to Michelle Nolden-Szarka who diligently added everyone into our database.  If ever you hear of someone who is not receiving this newsletter and you know that they would like to – please send along their email address to me and I will be happy to add them to the distribution list.  And of course – if you ever want off this list – let me know and I will remove you immediately.
 
Congratulations and Good Luck!
 
I was so proud to watch the St Leo runners this past week at the TCDSB Regional Cross Country meet.  Congratulations to all of you – Aidan, Fintan, Joseph, Reid, Angelica, Grace, and Ashley.  Well done.  Best wishes to Fintan and Joseph who will be representing St Leo’s at the TCDSB City Championships this week.  GO LIONS!!!!
 
Congratulations to parents Tania Zoldak and Brandi Ward who have both been nominated for the Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE) Parent Volunteer of Excellence Award.  Tania and Brandi volunteer a tremendous amount of their time for St Leo’s and have been doing so for years.  They are both well deserving of this award.  The award ceremony will be held on November 6th at the TCDSB building (80 Sheppard Ave East) at 6:00 pm.  All are welcome.

***

Below are all the updates you need for this week:
Thanks to all the families who participated in the cookie dough fundraiser.  Fulfilled orders will be delivered on November 16th - which lines up with parent teacher interviews - so parents can pick up the cookie dough that evening.  All the funds raised will be going into the nutrition program.  Thanks for your support.
The SEE HEAR CLINIC will be held tomorrow – Monday, October 23rd. If you want your child to participate, please have your child bring in the permission form (and fee - $15.00) first thing in the morning.
School photo RETAKE day Thursday November 16th.
Please add the following important dates to your calendars:
Confirmation:  Sunday April 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm
irst Holy Communion:  Sunday May 6, 2018 at 11:30 am Mass
rade 8 Graduation Mass:  Tuesday June 26th at 6:30 pm
SPC Silent Auction:  Saturday February 10, 2018
018 Spring Fling:  Thursday June 7, 2018
See below all the community partners who have come on board to support St Leo’s.   When you patronize our partners, let them know you are from St Leo’s.  Thanks to Brandi Ward, our Community Liaison focal for all the work she has done in bringing these partners on board. 
We are always seeking additional community partners.  See attachment.  For $250 we will advertise your business in all of our fundraising paper and e-mail correspondence throughout the year.  Each partner is featured on our website and St. Leo’s will even tweet out your special promotions.  See attachment for more details.  Feel great knowing that your donation will be put towards much needed technology, schoolyard improvements and educational enrichment programs.
A special thanks goes out to this week’s Community Partner of the week – Lilette Weins Real Estate

Have a great week!
 
Cheers, Fiona

St Leo Weekly Newsletter - week ending June 23, 2017

Good evening St Leo Community,

Mimico’s Got Talent!!!  Congratulations to all who organized and took part in the Talent Show on Friday.  What a bunch of talented children attend St Leo CS.  There were wonderful dancers and singers and some impressive musicians.  Who thought up the cup dance?  So creative!  Where else could you get such entertainment for a few non-perishable food items?  Thanks to all the students who performed, to Ms. Starr and Ms. Lehane for organizing, to Grade 4s Madelyn and Audrey who were props and stage leads, to the Grade 7s who provided much needed support, especially MCs Evelyn and Lily, and to Grade 8 Jonah, the lead stage hand.  It was a wonderful afternoon.  You should all be very proud of yourselves.

Thanks very much to Allseas Fisheries - Seafood Markets (55 Vansco Road, Etobicoke) who once again donated the fish for Kiss the Fish.   Lucky Ms. Majchrowski and lucky Ms. Hennessy got to kiss it!!!

This final week of school is another jam packed week:

  1. Canada Day photo will be taking place Monday, June 26th.  Students are encouraged to wear red and white.
  2. The Spring Concert for grades 4/5, 5, 6, and 7 will also be taking place Monday, June 26th at 6:30 pm in the school gym. 
  3. Report cards will be sent home Tuesday, June 27th.
  4. The Grade 8 Graduation mass and ceremony takes place Tuesday, June 27th in the evening. Refreshments will follow in the school gym for the graduates and their families.
  5. Play Day is on Wednesday, June 28th, weather permitting. Please remember sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water! Please bring in your twoonie by Monday for ice cream (or a popsicle) on Play Day.
  6. Thursday, June 29th is the last school day for this academic year.  Thursday will be Tacky Tourist Spirit Day (civvies day) and the final Virtue and Awards Assembly will be held that day. 
  7. It’s probably a good idea to send your kids to school with some plastic bags this week for when they clean out their desks.
  8. Don’t forget there is no pizza day this Wednesday.  At this time, on behalf of all of us, I would like to thank Marion Camilleri and Herman Mejia for making all the arrangements for Wednesday pizza days for the whole year.  They very quietly took on this role in the background and did an amazing job. Thank you!  Thank you!  We all benefitted from this.
  9. There are still a few year books available for purchasing.  Money ($14) can sent in attention Mlle. Hunter.

As always feel free to contact me if ever you have concerns … or just want to share some great ideas … and don’t forget to check out our website at http://www.stleoparentcouncil.org and follow us on twitter @stleosfun

 Fiona

Make sure to let our St Leo’s Community Partners know that you found out about them here.  A special thanks goes out to this week’s Community Partners of the week – Sandy & Rayissa Real Estate