NOVEMBER 29TH CSPC NEWSLETTER

Good evening Parents and Teachers.  Hoping that everyone had a great weekend! Please check out our website athttp://www.stleoparentcouncil.org and follow us on twitter @stleosfun

Reminder our CSPC monthly meeting is this Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30p.m. in the School Library.  Please join us.  Minutes from the last meeting are on the website. 

A huge shout out to our Sponsor of the Week, longtime St. Leo supporter OXYGEN BIKE COMPANY!  Thank you for all you have done for our school! 

Oxygen Bike Co  3731 Lake Shore Blvd West

Toronto, ON T: 416-259-2453

http://www.OxygenBikes.com   www.facebook.com/oxygenbikes

Looking for parent volunteers and baked items for our 2nd Annual Teacher Appreciation Breakfast on December 16th from 8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m.  Join us! 

Reminder to check out the Kindergarten blogs! Links are on the website! 

Athletic Update. Junior Soccer will begin in December.  Basketball will begin in January.  Reminder to all teachers to please book skate days with Ms LeBlanc.  We are seeking parents who are able to supervise these skate days at Mimico Arena in the New Year.  

Reminder that Pizza Day is this Wednesday.  

Registration for September 2016 will officially begin on January 13th at 10am EST. This includes all registrations: English and French kindergarten and all other grades moving into our school community. Evening registration will take place on January 19th, 5 to 8 pm. Our French Immersion open house will take place on January 11th at 6:30 pm in the library. 

It is important that parents register on SOAR as soon as the time frame opens on January 13th.

EcoTeam Update Earlier this week, due to safety considerations (icy conditions)  regarding the rock seating in the learning garden, pylons were placed around the rocks, indicating to the students that jumping from rock to rock was not a safe activity. Students are aware that It is best that the rocks be used for seating. Teachers may continue to take the students outdoors and students may continue to use the learning garden area for play.

 The wooden stumps were also relocated for safety and student well-being concerns. They are in various classrooms for the winter months. They will be returned to the  outdoors in the spring.

 

Alexandria Pham (a local Real Estate Agent) has partnered with a group of families from the Lakeshore West Community (the Lakeshore Syrian Connection) to raise $30,000 in support of a Syrian family's first year in Canada.  As parents, they hope to help one of the Syrian families find safety for their children. Their group, the Lakeshore Syrian Connection, is working with Lifeline Syria, an organization whose objective is to recruit, train and assist sponsors in welcoming and supporting Syrian refugees on their arrival and through the process of becoming permanent Canadian immigrants. In addition to financial support, they will provide community support by helping this family set up a home, access education and find employment. 

Shayne Henderson will be on CBC News Network this Sunday to discuss the initiative. Please watch and support her!

How can you help?

- Donate financially. This is the most direct way you can have an impact

Click here to donate: https://www.youcaring.com/syrian-refugee-family-445277#.VjzKiKSH7JV 
- Join the fundraising activities they have planned.  They are organizing several family friendly events and would appreciate your support. Events will be posted on their FB page athttps://www.facebook.com/lakeshoresyrianconnection/

- Take part in fundraising activities. If you're a business (or know a business) who is able to donate a gift card, service voucher, or other item for their online silent auction, please contact them.

- Purchase one of these specially-designed t-shirts available in men's, women's kids' and infant sizes  http://compassion-shirt.myshopify.com/

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alexandria at apham33@gmail.com or the Communication team at lakeshoresyria@gmail.com or visit their website athttp://lakeshoresyrianconnection.ca.

Please check out these great programs  from our sponsor CUES.