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Saturday, January 25 - Barrie Colts Game

Monday, January 27 - Family Literacy Day

Tuesday, January 28 - Dental Screening - JK, SK, GR 2 and GR 7

Thursday, January 30 - SPIRIT DAY - Jersey Day

Friday, January 31 - PA DAY

Friday, February 21 - Report Cards/Communication of Learning Sent Home


The Epiphany

"The Feast of Epiphany marks the end of the Christmas season: the decorations come down, school resumes, and life returns to its pre-Christmas routines. The visit of the magi, the three wise men who followed the star to find the infant Jesus and pay homage to him, signals for many the completion of the story of the Incarnation, of God taking on human nature for the sake of our salvation.

The celebration of the feast of the Epiphany, however, really signals for us a beginning, a beginning that has no end; it celebrates "the manifestation of the Messiah of Israel, the Son of God, and the Saviour of the world." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 528). What does this really mean? It means that God is faithful!"  ~Archdiocese of Toronto


Advent

In room 204 we will mark the beginning of the Advent season by decorating our desks.  Students are invited to bring in wrapping paper, scotch tape, non-glass ornaments, etc.  Desks will be decorated on Friday, November 29th in anticipation the Advent season.

What is Advent?

"Advent marks the beginning of the liturgical year. While it

expresses the deep longing of all humanity for God, it celebrates the three-fold coming of the Lord: remembering the events that surrounded the Lord’s coming long ago, celebrating his coming among us today, and looking forward to his final coming in glory.

Advent is a season of devout and joyful expectation. Its four Sundays (with its actual length determined by the weekday of Christmas) highlight our desire and longing for peace, justice and unity."    ~Archdiocese of Toronto     


Progress Reports


While Student Conferences occurred on the 14th and 15th of November, should you want to 

schedule a phone interview, please let me know, and we can arrange a time to speak.  


I am available most days when the students are in French class (2:35-3:15).  



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In addition to the supplies provided, it is essential for students to have their own: indoor shoes, gym clothing, pencils, pencil sharpener, erasers, geometry set (that includes a  protractor), subject dividers, coloured pencils, scissors, glue, 30 cm ruler, an inexpensive calculator, an agenda, and two binders (one is for French).
Daily Agenda
Every attempt is made to post daily work in the Agenda section before each school day.  

In the event of a meeting, appointment, absence or emergency, this may not always occur on the same day.

Absences and Vacations

If your child is absent and you would like to arrange for missed work, there is no need to contact the office!  Please go to our Daily Agenda page to see what work was missed.  From there you can access our digital file cabinets in each subject.   Print or read from the website, but days missed no longer need to mean work missed!

If you are planning to be away for more than three days, and would like the work that will be missed, please provide one full week's notice.  A lesson's momentum, student comprehension, teachable moments - all of this impacts our classroom timelines.  As such, work given is always an approximation of what the missed assignments will be.


Technology

As we adopt the Google Classroom format, parents can expect weekly updates about their student‘s progress, upcoming assignments, and/or overdue work. Of course, to receive these updates, parents and guardians must sign up.


Please read through your child's newsletter for more details, so that you can ensure you are on the mailing list. Please note that confidential results are ensured through individualized updates.


As we progress through the year, more and more will be completed on Google Classroom platform. In the meantime, most textbooks can be found in the "resource" folder in Google Classroom.


Cell Phones
Cell phones are collected each morning and returned at the end of the school day.  During the day, they are kept in a locked room.  If a phone is not handed in, and students are found using it, in accordance with Board policy the cell phones are brought to the office for parent pick-up.