January 17th CSPC Newsletter

Good evening St. Leo parents, teachers and supporters.  

THIS IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT!  This Thursday, January 21st we will be delegating to the Trustees for a new building for St. Leo.   If there was ever a time that we needed you to stand up and help support, it is now.   We would like to rent a bus and bring all of our families, teachers and supporters of our school together (children too!) to the Catholic Education Centre on Sheppard to have our voices heard.  The TCDSB Directors Report has recommended that St Louis be amalgamated into St. Leo and Holy Angels and that the TCDSB apply for Ministry funds for a  new building for both St. Leo and Holy Angels. This is a great start but the Trustees need to know that our building is in such dire need of repairs that we must be the priority.  We have been passed over for decades and it cannot happen again.  They will review all public input at Thursday's meeting and make a decision at the February 11th meeting for Strategic and Corporate Planning. Please respond to this email asap if you are able to come.  We really need you!   The bus leaves the school at 5:30p.m. and will return following our delegation.  

copy of the Director's letter with a link to the report is attached to this email.

The next Pasta Day will be January 28th.  Pizza Day is Wednesday.

Reminder that we are looking for parents to read to students on Literacy Day on January 27th.  Please respond to this email if you are interested.

Shout Out to our sponsor of the week  CHILDREN'S URBAN ENRICHMENT STUDIO.  They offer many programs and opportunities to host events.  Located right on Lakeshore they are the go-to place for children's fun and learning.

OAPCE is doing amazing things as your parent representatives!  Please check out their attached newsletter.

A huge shootout to Lakeshore Arts for coming in to work with our 7 and 8 students.  They are such a huge supporter of our school and community.  Check out their upcoming fundraiser "Dancing throughout the Decades" on February 27th.  Tickets can be purchased at https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/42344/chk/f5cf)

Your hard fundraising dollars are being put to good technology use and we are now able to order additional iPads for the students!  New smart boards are also being put to good use.  Thank you to each of you for your hard work.

We are looking for volunteers to serve pancakes to the students on Shrove Tuesday/ The French Cafe on February 9th.  Please respond to this email if you are interested.

Reminder that this Friday is a PA Day.  There will be no Friday morning Swim Practice.