December 2023 News at-a-glance

Please continue to watch for Newswire Reminders from the Office or D2L messages in classrooms!

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Athletics: Intermediate Boys’ Volleyball team finished 3rd in their tournament at St. Benedict SS on November 30th. Congratulations to our boys! Thank you to Mr. Nic and Ms. Walker for coaching!

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St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School Grade 8 Parent and Student Night is December 7th from 6-7:30 p.m.

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Catholic School Council will meet Wednesday December 6th at 6:15 p.m. Welcome Mrs. Bogias as our NEW Chair, Mrs. Pendergast and Mrs. Brochu as Assistants to the Chair, Mrs. Sullivan Names-Petra as our Secretary and Mrs. Caddigan as our Treasurer.

Cambridge Firefighter Food Basket Fund: This year marks The Cambridge Firefighters 102nd year of Basket Fund Operations. -Our goal is to provide 400 hamper baskets of nonperishable food for the Cambridge families supported by the Cambridge Fire Fighters. -It will run from November 27th – December 8th and the class with the highest class # of non-perishable items from all of Cambridge schools, wins a pizza party for their class and a tour of the firefighter’s truck.

Christmas Week Activities will be posted separately.

Christmas Concert will be Wednesday December 20th from 12:45 – 3:00 p.m. More information will be sent home. Parents are welcome to attend!

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Dogs on the yard after hours. Please ‘scoop when your dog poops’ so students aren’t stepping in it!

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Our Forest is off-limits and ‘out of bounds’ for staff and students for safety reasons.

Faith:

First Holy Communion and Confirmation information letters will be sent home during the month of December from St. Patrick Church. Stay tuned.

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Poinsettias will arrive at the school on December 11th. They can be picked up at the Office between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Dec. 11th. Thank you for supporting our Grade 8 students with their will be to raise money for their Mount Mary Retreat.

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Hot lunches are organized by our Catholic School Council. New vendors are being added, so keep watching for changes. Orders are found on SchoolCash online. Orders need to be in the previous Sunday by 12:00 p.m. Please check weekly to confirm your order.

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Inclement Weather protocol: A bell will ring at 8:35 p.m. when our supervision starts. STUDENTS SHOULD NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 8:35 A.M. Students will enter at the gym ramp and stay in the gym, supervised until the bell rings at 8:50 a.m.

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Kernels Popcorn will be starting up again on Dec.1. Orders can be placed until Dec.14 on SchoolCash Online. (Click on Link) Orders will be delivered to classrooms on Dec.15. & Dec. 22. The last day to order will be the week leading up to Christmas break Thursday Dec.21.  We have many flavors to choose from based on availability. Each bag costs $3

  • Butter and Salt
  • Dill Pickle
  • White Cheddar
  • Creamy Caramel

Do not miss out on this opportunity to support our school. All money raised for popcorn will go towards fun school activities led by student leadership such as: Halloween Dance, Christmas Play Day, and Play Day at the end of the school year.

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Monthly Themes and Student Recognition has begun. November focus was COMMUNICATION and the Grandfather Teachings theme of HUMILITY. Staff select a student from each class to receive a certificate. December theme explores LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS.

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Nutrition for Learning is available to all our students every day!

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Parking Lot Safety! Our parking lot is ONLY for staff, approved transportation vehicles and parents contacting the Office for a specific need. PLEASE find drop off and parking areas safely in the community!

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Student Leadership Team consists of 25 grade 7 and 8 students. Regular activities are planned for the school community.

Safety Patrollers on our Bus are thanked with a Movie Day December 10th at Landmark Cinema, Boardwalk.

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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.

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Volunteers will be welcomed back into the school this year. Stay tuned for the opportunities we offer! All volunteers (classroom, drivers, trips etc.) will need a Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check. Call the Office for the ‘paperwork’ and procedure to follow.

Mr. J. Schnarr

Principal