February 7th CSPC Newsletter

Happy Superbowl St. Leo CS Community.  Check out our website at http://www.stleoparentconcil.or twitter @stleos fun and our Facebook page at  https://m.facebook.com/stleopcspc       Lots in this week's newsletter!!!!  
As part of our Carnaval festivities, Monday is "Wear your favourite Canadian Jersey day".  Be it soccer, basketball, baseball etc.... 
Thank you to all parents volunteering to serve pancakes on Carnaval/Shrove Tuesday!  Please meet in the school office at 9:15a.m. All parents are welcome to join in the Festivities.
Father Frank will be delivering ashes to the school on Wednesday at 9:30a.m.  Parents welcome to receive ashes at the school.  
It is Believe in Angels week. As well as being Ash Wednesday,  it is our Board-wide civvies day when we are encouraging families to donate $2.00 to the Angel Foundation.  The Angel Foundation for Learning is an official charity of the TCDSB. It provides much needed support to students who live below the poverty line within our school board. If you're curious about it, please look up: 

A huge shout out the St. Leo Children's Choir and their angelic voices.  Everyone left with a smile on their face.  Thank you to Mrs Park, Mrs Ugrin and Mrs Shaw for coordinating today's Choir. 
The Dance-a-thon was a huge success!  Thank you to all families who participated.  We raised almost $2500.00!!!!  All monies will go to much needed resources at the school with a percentage being donated to a Syrian family.  The kids had so much fun!!!  A special shout out to Jackie McGrath and Carey Burleigh for their organization and leadership.  
The Red House is the winner of the Ice Cream Sunday party for the most participation.  Date TBD. An enormous thank you to our top pledges from the Williams and McMahon families!!!! 
Ballet Creole was a huge success!  Positive comments from Staff, students and parents.  Looking forward to another cultural/arts presentation this spring.
A special thank you to our snack team Claire, Julie and Susie for making hot chocolate
and to all our croissant bakers (staff and parents)
Thank you to our parent swim coaches Jackie McGrath, Claire McMullan, Blair Larsen and to Mrs Figueredo and Mlle Hunter.
Bon Voyage to Mr. Punter, Mr. Chyz and the Grade 8 students as they enjoy Quebec City, this week

Reminder: Thursday evening and Friday morning ---- Parent/Teacher interviews.  Parents are invited to drop by the gym to see our Family Portraits, as drawn by our students. Come and See your Family!
Everyone is invited to join us for our Lenten Mass on February 17th at 9:30 am

February 24th is PINK T-SHIRT DAY at St.Leo CS. Wear a pink t shirt in support stopping bullying everywhere!  (NO CIVIES DAY charge*
Special Family focus on the Family at our February Virtue Assembly on Monday February 29th, organized by our grade 3/4 class Mrs. Policelli
The next CSPC meeting will be on Wednesday February 17th at 6:30p.m. in the library.  Please join us. 
GREAT NEWS!  As of Friday February 5th evening - St. Leo Catholic School is wireless in ALL instructional areas.
Reminder that we are collecting used stuffed animals and small toys to be used for prizes in our upcoming Spring Fling.  Please drop off in the school office or at 129 Symons Street.
CSPC and the School are working hard to make the sand an enjoyable experience for all.  The children absolutely love it but please encourage them to dust themselves off and empty shoes and pockets before entering the classroom and leaving for the day.  Brushes and bins are outside each classroom as well as on the fence beside the sand pit.  Too much sand was initially delivered, making it difficult to contain. The TCDSB contractor will be on site this week to remove any sand not in the pit and to bring the level of sand below the pit perimeter.   In addition, children will have designated sand playtimes to minimize the amount of sand leaving the pit but still maximizing the proven and enormous benefits of sand play.   Further literature and an update will follow.   A huge shout out to Mr Charlie, our caretaker for going the extra mile! 
A huge thank you to our Community Partner Sandy Bodnar of REMAX Homes.  She continues to support our school year after year and I can personally say is a fantastic Real Estate Agent! Check her out at www.sandybodnarhomes.com
There will be no newsletter this upcoming Sunday.  If you have any questions or concerns this week, please contact our CSPC Vice Chair Carey Burleigh.  
Have a wonderful family day weekend and wishes for a blessed and joyful start to our Lenten season.  As always if you have any questions, concerns or ideas to make St. Leo even more awesome please do not hesitate to contact me.  Go Broncos Go!!!!
Warmest regards,