April 2023 News at-a-glance
Please continue to watch for Newswire reminders. Important dates are also our school calendar. Classroom teachers continue to communicate through their google classrooms.
Athletics are back:
-Boy’s Intermediate Basketball Tournament were CHAMPIONS! Thanks Mr. Patrick.
-Girl’s Intermediate Volleyball Tournament were CHAMPIONS! Thanks Mr. Nic
-Springs activities will be starting soon!
Behaviour Policy for Students at St. Margaret is under review. Stay tuned for the highlights!
St. Benedict will be hosting ‘Social Media and On-Line Safety’ for parents with Paul Davis May 4th at 6:00 p.m. during Catholic Education Week.
Bus Safety Patrollers have a fun movie day April 22nd or 29th as a thank you from STSWR.
Catholic School Council meeting for April 3rd at 6:15 p.m. in the school’s Conference Room will need to be rescheduled. Stay tuned!
Catholic Education Week is April 30th to May 5th. Stay tuned for the daily themes and schedule of activities for the week!
Dog Safety has improved. Thanks for keeping pets a safe distance from the students during drop off and pick up.
EQAO for Grades 3 and 6 will be between May 10th and June 14th. Individual letters including the dates for each grade will be sent to the grade 3 and 6 students.
Forest on our school yard is off-limits and ‘out of bounds’ for staff and students for safety reasons.
-April 19th will be our Easter Mass at the school beginning at 9:15 a.m. Parents are welcome.
-Grade 7 Confirmation is at St. Patrick on Friday April 21st at 7:00 p.m.
-Grade 2 First Holy Communion is at St. Patrick on Sunday April 23rd at 4:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker Tristyn Day sharing FNMI experiences with grade 5-8 students April 20th, 24th and 25th
Hot lunches are organized by our Catholic School Council. Gino’s pizza is every Tuesday. Fridays there is a rotation of East Side / Pita Pit / Harvey’s / Subway
Inclement Weather protocols are being reviewed. At this time, a bell will ring at 8:35 p.m. when our supervision starts. Students will enter at the gym ramp and stay in the gym, supervised until the bell rings at 8:50 a.m. Bus students receive a message when busses are late or cancelled through STWR.
When busses are cancelled and school is open, parents of walkers MUST call the Office if the children will not be attending. Bus parents DO NOT need to call in.
Little Mermaid School Play is Wednesday April 26th at 7:30 p.m. / Thursday April 27th
May and June, we will once again be welcoming students from Columbia into grade 4 to 8 classes.
No Peanut butter or other substitutes like soya etc. If it looks and smells like Peanut butter it will be treated as peanut butter.
Nutrition for Learning is available to ALL students every day in classrooms.
Parking Lot Safety! Our parking lot is ONLY for staff, approved transportation vehicles and parents contacting the Office for a specific need. We now have 2 busses, so there is a longer time for approved vehicles to remain parked before leaving the lot. PLEASE find drop off and parking areas safely in the community!
PD Days – No School for students on Friday March 31st and Friday April 21st.
Students in Grade 5 Mrs. Freitas’ class experienced the ‘Tiny Home Takeout’ experience in Kitchener to support the homeless.
Trips with families are common. Please contact the school Office if the student (s) will be away for any period. Please continue to contact the classroom teacher for absences and copy the office to ensure safety.
UMBRELLA SKILL for April is SELF COMPASSION
Water Protection activities continue in classes. World Water Day was March 22nd.
Zones for students during Recess and Lunch breaks continue. There are 3 zones on the school yard: Primary (grade 1-3), Junior (grades 4-6), Intermediate (grades 7-8). Students in combined grade classes have a choice of either area. In addition, there are weekly scheduled times for the soccer fields, baseball field and basketball areas.
Mr. J. Schnarr