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

October 19 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!

Last week was another a big week for St. Leo’s Lions in Cross Country!  Congratulations to ALL the runners and thanks for making us so proud!  Four students are moving on to the City Meet this week.  Best of luck to Maya, Isabella, Jack and Fintan for their races on Tuesday!  Go Lions Go!

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

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

  1. Flyers for the St Leo fundraising/community event with the Marlies on December 2nd will be sent home in back packs this week.  Tickets are priced at $25.00.  Tickets include an after game skate on the Marlies’ ice.   Hope to see you there.

  2. The parent information meeting for the Grade 8 Graduation Trip will be held on Monday October 22nd at 6:00 pm in Room 318 

  3. The October Virtue and Awards Assembly will be held on Friday October 26th at 1:00 pm in the gym.  All are welcome.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

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

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

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

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

Don’t forget to vote on Monday!!!!

October 12 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

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

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

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

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

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

October 8 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Voting members include:

·         Chair – Monique Beechey

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

·         Treasurer – Tania Zoldak

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

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

Non-voting members include:

·         Principal – Mrs. Ugrin

·         Teacher Rep – Mlle. Hunter

·         Student Rep – Chantelle Schoeller

·         Community Liaison – Brandi Ward

·         Social Media – Chantelle Nakhooda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

June 29 Newsletter

Happy Canada Day St Leo Community!!

 

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

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

A FEW REMINDERS AS WE KICK OFF THE SUMMER:

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

YEAR END NOTES OF THANKS:

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

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

June 22nd Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!

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

NEW REMINDERS FOR THIS WEEK:

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

REMINDER REPEATS IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM THE FIRST TIME:

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

June 15 Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!

 

NEW REMINDERS FOR THIS WEEK:

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

REMINDER REPEATS IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM THE FIRST TIME:

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

June 8th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community!!

 

Best Wishes and a Million Thank yous

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

NEW REMINDERS YOU NEED FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKS:

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