April 5th Newsletter

Hello St Leo Community.

 

Congratulations to the St. Leo’s Volleyball teams.  Both teams played very well and the girls placed second.  Great job all.  Thanks to Mme. Hunter and Ms. Gaughan who coached the volleyball teams.

 

Below are all the updates you need for the coming weeks:

  1. The Ontario government has outlined cuts to education.  If you are concerned, attached you will find a template letter than you can personalize and send directly to our MPP – Christine Hogarth at christine.hogarth@pc.ola.org.  Please take the time to consider the impact these cuts will have on your children’s education.

  2. In an effort to minimize waste in our school, the St. Leo ECO Team is introducing Boomerang Tuesdays.  To encourage our community to review and think about the way we prepare and package lunch foods each day, on Tuesdays all lunch packaging that comes to the school will return home in lunch bags that evening.  The purpose of the Boomerang Lunch is not to transfer trash disposal responsibilities from the school to home, but rather to reduce the amount of trash altogether.  For instance, is a juice box necessary?  How about using a reusable bottle for water or juice, not just Tuesdays, but every day.  Thank you ECO Team for continuing to push us towards becoming a greener school!

  3. The school Easter mass will take place on Friday April 26th at 9:30 am.  Everyone is welcome.

  4. The April Virtue Assembly will take place on Friday April 26th at 1:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome.

  5. The annual book fair will take place the week of May 6th.  We need a number of volunteers to make the book fair a success.  Please see below the times and dates and numbers of volunteers we require.  Please let me know ASAP if you can volunteer for any of the times notes below. Thank you to those who have already put their name forward.

Monday May 6

SET UP

three volunteers

9:30 am – 11:45 am

Tuesday May 7

PREVIEW

one volunteer

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Wednesday May 8

SALE DAY #1

two volunteers

9:30 am – 11: 45 am

Wednesday May 8

SALE DAY #1

two volunteers

1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Wednesday May 8

SALE DAY #1

one volunteer

EVENING:  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday May 9

SALE DAY #2

two volunteers

9:30 am – 11:45 am

Friday May 10

PACKING

two volunteers

9:30 am – 11:45 am

 

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. To show support for their autistic colleagues, students are invited to wear any shade of blue every Friday in April. 

  2. This year, ShareLife Week will be celebrated during the week of April 8th. St. Leo will be participating in the Board wide civvies day on April 12th. Please send in your toonie donation or (preferably) submit your donation online through KEV School Cash Online.

  3. During the week of April 8th St Leo will be hosting X Movement – a program combining Mindfulness, High Intensity Fitness, Executive Management, Feelings and Decisions, and Self-Regulation.  The X Movement team will be working with students on April 8th, 9th and 10th.  The X Movement community event for parents and students together will take place on Wednesday, April 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school gym.

  4. April 10th marks the International Day of Pink. This is a day where communities across the country and around the world unite in celebrating all manner of diversity and raising awareness to stop all forms of bullying.  Wear pink on April 10th to show your support.

  5. Grade 7 Confirmation will be held on Sunday April 28th at 4:00 p.m.

  6. Grade 2 First Holy Communion will be held on Sunday May 5th at 4:00 p.m.

  7. The dates for Grade 3 and Grade 6 EQAO testing this year is the week of May 27th.  Please keep this in mind and refrain from booking appointments for your child/ren between May 27th and May 31st.  If you would like more information about EQAO testing, please visit the EQAO website at www.EQAO.com

  8. The Annual St Leo Silent Auction and Parent night is on Friday April 26th at 7:30 p.m. at the Maple Leaf on Lakeshore.  See attached poster.  You can purchase your tickets through cash-on-line or by sending the attached form back to school with your child.  Thanks to everyone who has agreed to volunteered to make this another great auction.  If you have goods that you would like to donate for the auction or would like to volunteer – please respond to this email.

Have a great week!