Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Summary of Last School Council Meeting (Nov. 8, 2017)

Hi all,

Thank you very much for attending our November School Council Meeting!

Please find below a summary of what was discussed.

We are looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting on Dec. 7, 2017 at 6pm.

Sincerely,

Natacha and Sarah
Co-Chairs St. Anthony School Council

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Agenda

  1. Prayer

  1. Principal’s report
    a)Advent liturgy is coming, the parents will be invited at the events to highlight the weeks of advent
    b)Discussion on EQAO report and how the school performed
    c)Discussion on the success and wellbeing program implemented in the school

  1. Teacher’s report (Mrs Draper)
    a)Lots of activity going on in the school (intramural activities, piano lessons, etc.)
    b)Remembrance day event going up in the gym (parents invited)
    c)Math events

  1. Items of discussion
    1. Lessons learned from Halloween Party
    2. School Council Blog
    3. Breakfast Program
    4. CSPA next Events
    5. Books and clothing donation: the school is always in need of books and clothing (especially mittens and snow pants), if you have extra at home, any donation is deeply appreciated
      f. We are looking at ideas for parents who would like to volunteer at school. For now, are talked about watering the plants during the summer & reading book to the kids during the school day. If you would like to give some of your time to the school, volunteers are always welcome.

  1. Next events (brain storm)
    1. Movie night or dance (Feb-March. 2018)
    2. Education week (May 2018)
    3. Start planning the Year end BBQ (June 21, 2018)


The next School Council Meeting will be on December 7th, 2017 at 6pm.


Sarah and Natacha
Co-Chairs, St. Anthony School Council

Monday, November 6, 2017

Message from the school: Community Update November 6th – 10th

St. Anthony Catholic School Community Update
November 6th – 10th


Dear Parents/Guardians,

A highlight of our week was having Mathletes into our school this past Thursday. Students in Grades 2 to 6 had a high energy day of math activities in the gym. It was great to see our students working together. And it was great to have our former St. Anthony students back for the day as our Math
Leaders! For more information on Mathletes, go to mathletes.ca.

We thank Ms Rupnik and her students who were busy raking our yard this past week. They also did a beautiful job creating pumpkin bird feeders, which are now hanging from the trees in our yard.

We hope you can join us for our third School Council Meeting of the year this coming Wednesday, November 8th at 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the Learning Commons. Why cook dinner when you can bring the kids for pizza? We’ll also provide babysitting while you attend the meeting. Come join us and learn about what is going on at our school!

Progress Reports were sent home this past week. Parent Teacher Interviews for students in Grades 1 to 6 will take place this Thursday, November 9th at 3:00 – 8:00 pm. Letters with interview times were sent home with your child. Please return the letter with your child.

This coming Friday, November 10th at 10:30 am is our Remembrance Day Liturgy in the gym. Parents and guardians are welcome to join us!

Please see the list below of upcoming events in our school.
Have a great week!
Ms AB
Principal
St. Anthony Catholic School


Upcoming Events


Monday, November 6th

 Girls Volleyball Practice 11:35 am in gym


Tuesday, November 7th

 Grades 3, 5&6 Trip to Museum of Nature
 Piano Lessons at lunch hour in book room w/Rebecca Dunk
 Intramural Soccer at 11:35 am in gym
 Knitting & Crochet Club at 11:35 pm


Wednesday, November 8th

 Thursday Recycle Day
 Piano Lessons at lunch hour in book room w/Rebecca Dunk
 School Council Meeting @6:00–7:00pm Pizza & Babysitting
provided in Learning Commons
 Pingpong/Badminton Club in gym@3:00 pm – Grades 4,5,6


Thursday, November 9th

 Girls Volleyball Tournament
 Parent Teacher Interview Evening, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 Thursday Recycle Day
 Piano Lessons at lunch hour in book room w/Rebecca Dunk
 Poppa Jack Popcorn


Friday, November 10th

 Remembrance Day Liturgy @10:30 am in Gym – all parents invited
 Pizza Day
 Intramural Soccer @ll:35 in gym
 English Choir – last recess


Coming Up:

 WE DAY – Wednesday, November 15th

– Grade 5/6
 Boys Volleyball Tournament – Thursday, November 16th

Monday, October 30, 2017

Message from the school: Community Update Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

St. Anthony Catholic School Community Update
October 30th – November 3rd


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Progress Reports for students in Grades 1 to 6 will be sent home this Wednesday. You will be hearing soon from your child’s teachers regarding Parent Teacher Interviews, which will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 9th.


Tuesday, October 31st is Halloween - Orange & Black Day - Students in Grades 1 to 6.will wear orange and black and are asked not to wear costumes to school that day. Only our kindergarten students will wear their costumes on that day.

Thursday is Mathletes at St. Anthony - a full day of math activities in our gym for Grades 2 to 6. Some of our former students, currently at Notre Dame HS, will join us that day as math leaders! We are looking forward to a great day of learning!

Please see the list below of upcoming events in our school.

Have a great week!
Ms AB
Principal
St. Anthony Catholic School

Upcoming Events


Tuesday, October 31st - Halloween

 Kindergarten students wear costumes at school
 Grades 1 to 6 will wear Orange and Black at school
 Intramural Soccer at lunch hour in gym
 Knitting & Crochet Club at lunch hour


Wednesday, November 1st

 Progress Reports (Grades 1 to 6) will be sent home
 Rosary visits to classes
 Pingpong/Badminton Club in gym@3:00 pm – Grades 4,5,6


Thursday, November 2nd

 Mathletes – a special full day of math activities in our gym
for students – former St. Anthony students will be our math leaders!
 Thursday Recycle Day
 Piano Lessons at lunch hour in book room
 Intramural Soccer at lunch hour in gym
 French choir practice last recess


Tuesday, November 7th

 Grade 5/6 class to Museum of Nature
 Soccer Intramurals in gym
 Knitting & Crochet club


Wednesday, November 8th

 School Council Meeting – 6:00 pm in Learning Commons
 Pingpong/Badminton Club in gym@3:00 pm – Grades 4,5,6


Thursday, November 9th

 Parent Teacher Interview Evening
 English choir practice last recess

Monday, October 23, 2017

Message from the school: Water testing


Dear Parent/Guardian,                                                               October 20th, 2017

Over the course of this summer, all 1,173 of our designated water fixtures (89 schools) were sampled and tested and only 27 (2.3%) exceeded the Provincial Standards on the flushed sample. All of the designated fixtures at our school passed.

Since 2007, the Ontario government has been requiring child care centres and schools to flush the plumbing in their facilities and test drinking water for lead. New amendments to Ontario regulation 243/07 took effect July 1, 2017 that require lead testing within these facilities for all designated fixtures used to provide drinking water and/or prepare food or drink for children under 18.

The Ontario drinking water quality standard for lead is 10 micrograms per litre. This standard is based on a national guideline set by Health Canada. School Boards and Child Care Centres have three years in which to phase in the new sampling and testing procedures.

At OCSB we elected to complete sampling and testing of designated fixtures across the entire district this summer. In consultation with the School Principal, the Planning and Facilities Department is responsible for sampling, testing and implementing remedial action if and where required. Any water fixture that is available to persons under the age 18 that is not designated for drinking, or the making of food or drink will be posted with a sign illustrating that it is not to be used for those purposes. Principals, teachers, support staff and Child Care Supervisors and staff are aware of these protocols and are expected to communicate them to students.

If a child care centre or school gets a drinking water test result that is above the Provincial Standards for lead, the local Medical Officer of Health will issue a water advisory notice and consult with Planning and Facilities on corrective actions to be taken. When the Planning and Facilities receives an advisory the fixture in question is no longer accessible to students. After corrective action (flushing, removal/replacement of the fixture) and additional sampling and testing shows that the fixture is within Provincial Standards the local Medical Officer of Health lifts the advisory and the fixture is made available. These local processes have been in place since 2007 and are working well.

Again, we are pleased to inform you that all designated fixtures for drinking water, making of food and drink tested satisfactory at our school. The results will soon be available to the public at our school.
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this letter.

Sincerely,


Cindy Aldrich-Braddon
Principal

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Message from the school: Update Oct 16-20

St. Anthony Catholic School Community Update
October 16th– 20th


Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you to all of our parents who attended our School Council Meeting last week after school. We spent most of our time planning the first event of the year, our Family Halloween Party, which will take place on Thursday, October 26th at 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the gym. We’ll have various stations that students and their parents can visit, including a pumpkin craft table, a Halloween Cake Raffle, and face painting too. All students are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes that evening. If you wish to volunteer for this event, we would be happy to accept your help. Simply respond to this email and we will get back to you. 

Our next School Council Meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 8th at 6:00 pm. Pizza and babysitting will be provided. 

On that note, on Tuesday, October 31st, the actual day of Halloween, kindergarten students are asked to wear their Halloween costumes to school. We ask that students in Grades 1 to 6 not wear their costumes to school and instead, wear orange and black on that day. 

Take note that Photo Retake Day takes place next Monday, October 23rd. 

Also, please reserve the evening of Thursday, November 9th as it our Parent Teacher Interview Night. More information will follow on that. 

See below for important upcoming events in our school.

Have a great week!

Ms AB
Principal
St. Anthony Catholic School


Upcoming Events



Monday, October 16th
 Students learn how to play Gaelic Football – Coach Angie

Tuesday, October 17th
 IEP’s go home 

Wednesday, October 18th
 Girls and Boys Gaelic Football

Monday, October 23rd
 Photo Retake Day

Thursday, October 26th
 Family Halloween Party in gym, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
 Recycling Thursdays

Wednesday, November 1st
 Progress Reports (Grades 1 to 6) will be sent home

Thursday, November 2nd
 Mathletes – a special full day math activity in gym for students – former St. Anthony students will be our math leaders!

Wednesday, November 8th
 School Council Meeting – 6:00 pm in Learning Commons

Thursday, November 9th
 Parent Teacher Interview evening