Weekly CSPC Newsletter Oct 7th

Good evening St. Leo Community!

I hope everyone had a fantastic week.  Below are the reminders and updates you need for next week.

Thanks to our Community Partners for joining us at this week’s curriculum night and to Kylah Connolly from the Parent Education Network for her interesting and informative presentation on raising confident children.

Tuesday October 11th is the Cross Country Divisionals meet at Centennial Park.  Parents of participating students are reminded to pack an extra pair of running shoes in case of mud/inclement weather, as well as plenty of fluids and healthy snacks

The 4th Annual St. Leo Cleanup Drive is scheduled for November 2nd, 2016 from 9:15 am – 10:30 am.  Students will seek pledges to clean up the streets of Mimico as a school community.   Forms will be sent home next week, however Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to get a head start on pledges from Grandma and Grandpa and other family members.  Donations over $10.00 will get a tax receipt.  We are still looking for parent volunteers to assist teachers and staff with supervision during the cleanup! Please respond to this email orfundraisingstleos@gmail.com if you are able to help or you have questions.

The next parent council (CSPC) meeting will be on October 12th.  At this meeting we will have a one-time committee breakout session for all committees.  Our committees include:

·         Heritage Committee

·         Eco Team Committee

·         Religious Celebration and Sacrament Committee

·         Sports and Wellness/Athletics Committee (note we are in particular need of parents to support the Soccer Team (December – January), the Volleyball Team (February – March) and Track and Field (April – May)
If there is anything in particular you are interested in, please join us on October 12th at 6:30 in the school library.

The Nutrition Program is always looking for volunteers to prep for the following day.  Many hands makes light work.  If you can volunteer regularly or even only once, we would be grateful for your support.  You can reach Claire directly to discuss and set up a time atclaire_mcmullan@yahoo.ca.  In the meantime, thanks to Suzy Opoka, Stepahnie Marcoux Naval and Kim Daniel for volunteering this week. 

The online store for spirit wear http://www.tshirtsondemand.ca/st_leo remains open featuring sweatshirts and hoodies etc. with our new school crest (designed by our students) as well as golf shirts with the St. Leo name.  There are sizes for students, teachers and parents.  The final order date for this first batch is Friday, October 28th.  Clothing will be delivered approximately two weeks later.  For those who would prefer to do a manual order or to try on sample sizes, Ms. LeBlanc will be available in the office on Fridays from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. 


Mabels Labels are an amazing way to keep track of your kids’ clothes, water bottles, etc. and they stick to anything.  Visit the website http://www.mabelslabels.com then click the “Support a Fundraiser” button located on the top of your screen, and then select St. Leo from the drop-down list.   A portion of your purchase will go back to the school. 

As always feel free to contact me if ever you have concerns … or just want to share some great ideas. 

Don’t forget to check out our website at http://www.stleoparentcouncil.org and follow us on twitter @stleosfun

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


Our Community Partner Math Learning Academy is offering beginner French classes for adults and children.  Classes will begin the week after Thanksgiving