Please click on the above link to access our October Newsletter. We have hard copies available at the school.
Spirit Wear Orders will be extended until October 8th!
Please click on above link for flyer and the link below to access the store to order school spirit wear.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
We are collecting non perishable food items for our local St. Vincent dePaul organization to help those in need.
Please bring in food items or grocery store gift cards in denominations of $10.
St. Mary’s High School has entered the Aviva Community Fund competition with plans to transform the tennis surface with a Mateflex court system. This multipurpose court will be suitable for basketball, tennis, ball hockey, pickleball and a variety of other community events. This facility will be accessible to a wide range of user groups where everyone can gather, play, and learn.
Please visit the St. Mary’s High School website and click on “Aviva Community Fund” for instructions on how to vote. https://stmary.wcdsb.ca/
Voting takes place from Tues. Sept 25 to Oct. 4 5:00 p.m. Log on once to vote 10 times for the “Community Legacy Multi-Purpose Court for all Users“. The top 10 ideas by votes advance to the Judging Round where 3 will receive $100,000. The other 7 receive $15,000. Winners are announced in November.
In 2018, a new law called Rowan’s Law was passed in Ontario. It will help protect people who play sports, or play active games in schools, help teachers, parents/guardians and coaches learn about preventing concussions, and help people who get concussions to recover. Have you ever bumped your head or body? Probably! We’re all at risk of sustaining a concussion but because some bumps can hurt our brains and our brains may need a lot of time to heal, Rowan’s Law was created.
Thanks to Rowan’s Law, all sports organizations and schools in Ontario will have new rules in place around concussions. Even when we do our best to prevent injuries there is always some risk. Rowan’s Law will help coaches, teachers, and parents/guardians, know when a child has suffered a suspected concussion and that they should immediately stop participating in physical activities, and help them to identify when it’s safe to play again.
In support of Rowan’s Day, schools across the province are asked to wear purple on the last Wednesday of September. Students will be learning about concussions this day.
Friday September 21 – is a PA Day. Staff will be engaging in professional development activities.
Wednesday September 26th – Opening School Mass 1:00 pm at Blessed Sacrament Parish. All are welcome to attend.
Thursday September 27th – Terry Fox Run at school. We are collecting twoonies all week for this worthy cause.
Friday September 28th – Orange Shirt Day!
Phew… it’s October already!
Please click on above link for flyer and copy and paste the link below into the address bar to access the store to order school spirit wear. Online store will be open until September 30th.
Thursday September 13, 2018
5:00 – 6:30 pm
*Please note new format
The evening will start in the gym. All staff will be present.
We will have free refreshments and presentation of staff.
Once presentations are over, the classrooms will then be open for parents and students to explore the school!
See you there!
Dear Parents and/or Guardians
The September Newsletter was distributed to the youngest and only students today.
This will be the only newsletter sent home via hard copy. All other information tidbits will come home via newswire.
If you did not receive a newsletter, please send a note in your child’s Agenda and we will be sure to send one home.
Thanks so much!
We are very excited to greet our families and welcome our bears back home to another school year!
A reminder that Sneak Peek runs Tuesday August 28 to Thursday August 30th from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, with extended hours on Wednesday until 6:00 pm for Grades 1 – 8.
You will be able to finalize all paperwork and find out who your child’s classroom teacher will be.
We are hoping to have the Agendas delivered in time to be picked up also. You can still pay for your agenda using SchoolCashOnline if you have not already done so.
As students will know what classroom teacher they have before the first day of school, they will now be able to go straight to class on Tuesday. Students will be greeted by their teachers on the school yard and will be escorted directly to their classroom by their teacher.
We look forward to seeing you next week!