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.




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!



  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.