May 10th Newsletter

Happy Mother’s Day St Leo’s!


Congratulations to the St Leo track team.  On Friday we had students competing in the 4x100 relay, the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, and 1500m, as well as long jump, shot put, and javelin.  In terms of total points accumulated, we finished fourth in Division B schools.  The students moving on to Regional Meet are: 

Laila (grade 3) for the 100m

Brooklyn (grade 7) for the 100m and long jump

Ashley (grade 7) for the 100m and long jump

Melanie (grade 3) for the 200m

Jack (grade 4) for the 200m

Katherine (grade 5) for the 200m

Drewmar (grade 7) for the 200m

Maria (grade 6) for the 800m

Hailie (grade 8) for shotput and javelin

Sam (grade 7) for javelin

Thanks to the coaches – Ms. Ryan, Mme. Hunter, Ms. Gaughan, Ms. Carnovale, Ms. Dorgan, Ms. Palacio, Mme. Simas, M. St. Pierre and Mr. Vlasschaert – for working with the students leading up to the event.


Thank you to all the parents who volunteered at the Book Fair.  Best volunteer sign up ever!  Thank you all.  Volunteers are vital to our success in so many things.  Thank you to those who gave us their time, including Chioma Ofor, Nella Perri, Danielle Parratta, Stephanie Wolfe, Kristi Gordon, Jane Camara, Stephanie Naval, Tania Zoldak, Claire McMullin, Claire Michaud, Michele Warener, Caroline Kiska and Tricia Jereb.


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

  1. There will be a pizza party for the swim team on May 17th.  No need for the swimmers to pack lunch that day. 

  2. There will be a pizza party for the Junior Girls Basketball team on May 24th.  No need for our ballers to pack lunch that day.  I will remind you again next week.

  3. There will be a pizza party for the track team on May 31st.  No need for the athletes to pack lunch that day.  I will remind you again closer to the date.

  4. The Gauthier Family and Roadsport Auto Group graciously donated a genuine Honda HRR MicroCutTM Rear-Bag lawnmower to St Leo C.S. to raffle off.  We started the raffle at the auction and it will continue until the Spring Fling.  At the close of the Spring Fling, Mrs. Ugrin will pull the lucky winner’s ballot out of the raffle box.  Starting Monday, you can buy your tickets to this raffle on-line:  1 ticket - $5.00, 5 tickets - $20.00, 20 tickets - $50.00.  If you are buying tickets for other people (Your neighbours? Your granny?), please fill out the names and phone numbers of the purchasers on the ticket sheet being sent home in backpacks (and attached) and return it to school.  No ticket receipts will be sent home.  Your name and phone number will be written (for each ticket you purchase) on a ballot sheet which will, in turn, be put into the raffle box.  Please share this raffle with all your friends.

  5. To support our busy St Leo parents who take little time out for self-care, the St Leo CSPC will be hosting yoga/wellness evenings for parents Wednesday May 22nd, Wednesday May 29th, Monday June 3rd and Monday June 10th from 7 to 8pm in the school gym.  All are welcome.  We are currently working on providing childcare if you need it.  Confirmation on that to follow.  Thank you to parent Niki Robitaille who secured the grant for these evenings and sourced the instructors.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.

  6. We need some volunteers to clean up the CSPC lock up.  Stephanie Naval has graciously offered to spearhead this activity so even if you didn’t know we had a lock up or don’t know what’s in it, we can use your help.  Stephanie knows what’s what in the locker so extra hands are all we need.  This would be a daytime activity during the week, so let me know if you have time and which days would work for you, then Stephanie will be in touch to make arrangements.

  7. Thanks to everyone who participated in the on-line auction this past week.  I will be in touch with everyone in the next day or so – whether or not your bid was successful.

  8. This week we will hold a second on-line auction for the items still remaining.  Now is the time to pick up a good deal.  There are a few very interesting items still available.  Final bids need to be sent to this email by 11:59 pm Friday May 17th to be considered.  Don’t delay.  Send in your best offer.

    1. A LM Premier Football Academy 2019/20 6- week Winter Development Training (Boys or Girls 2010-2012 born) - $250 Value

    2. A $100 certificate which can be used towards a Suitcase Theatre Summer Camp - $100 Value

    3. Lakeside Dentists – Professional Dental Cleaning – $200 Value

    4. Extreme Couture 3 month gym membership (expires Dec 31, 2019) – $179 Value

    5. The Stop – 1 week of Pop Star Boot Camp for Teens (August 6 – 9, 2019).  Ages 11-15. – $351.20 Value

    6. Kingsway K-9 Chiropractic – New patient canine exam and treatment plus follow up treatment (expires Dec 31, 2019) – $175 Value

    7. Wizzy ( – 4 sessions of online esports coaching – $100 Value

    8. HBXO Beauty Box and Certificate – Certificate is for $30 (for LimeLife by Alcone beuty products) and a LimeLife bath bomb – $46 Value 

  9. The annual Spring Fling will take place on June 6th in the evening

    • We need a lot of volunteers for this event.  Please respond to this email if you are interested in volunteering to help plan or set up the event or to run a station (game or food) on that evening. 

    • If you are interested in sponsoring a bouncy castle or game (or know a business that would be) please get in touch.  The sponsorship prices are as follows – orbs ($500), large bouncy castle ($500), regular bouncy castle ($350), games ($150) and cotton candy ($125).

    • If you would like to rent space (with or without a table) please respond to this email.

Reminders in case you missed them the first time:

  1. The dates for Grade 2, 5 and 7 CAT/4 Assessment this year is this week commencing May 13th.  Please keep this in mind and refrain from booking appointments for your child/ren between May 13th and May 17th

  2. 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