The other day I was helping to set up for the CISVA Track Meet. In order to set up for the day, Principals and Teachers often arrive between 6:00-6:30am. It is an early day for all involved with the meet, but it is worth it as we get to witness students striving for their best. While I was threading ethernet cable to one of the computers, my phone started to ring. When I answered, I heard the voice of my almost 3 year old daughter. She did not get to see me that morning as I left the house when all were still sleeping. She needed to hear my voice and her voice was like warm sunshine on my soul. It got me thinking about the simple things of life and how God often speaks to us in these moments if we are able to listen and reflect. In her voice she said, “I love you Dad” and I replied with an “I love you too.” Simple, yet those words stayed with me throughout the day. I think any expression of authentic love is an expression of the divine. For in 1 Jn 4:8 we are told that “God is love.”
CAMBRIDGE UNIFORMS CORRECTION
Please note the following:
Cambridge Uniforms is NOT coming on site for the Focus Week. They are requesting that parents book online for fittings during that week. Any purchases made online or in-store will save the GST.
PRESS RELEASE - SCHOOL DRAMA PRODUCTION JUNE 12 AT 1:30 PM
St. Jude Drama Club proudly presents: The Comic Book Artist by Pat Lydersen. When a comic book villain comes to life it’s up to Stanley Sappovitz and his quirky group of superheros to save the city in the nick of time! Will they find the strength to overcome their differences and defeat the evil Dr. Shock Clock? Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver Colorado.
Come see the show on Wednesday June 12 at 1:30 pm. Doors open at 1:00 pm.
OUR LIBRARY IS MOVING DOWNSTAIRS
We are moving our Learning Resources department upstairs and consequently our computer lab and library will be moving downstairs. This is a big undertaking but a worthwhile one. We need your help! If you can bring boxes to our library we would appreciate it. If you are available to assist with moving in the last week of school please reach out to us.
JUNE 14 SPRING RAFFLE
The draw for the Spring Raffle will be hosted on June 14, 2019. We do encourage as many people as possible to come out for the draw. However, if you are unable to make it you can still win the draw and claim your prize. We will call the winners and we will hold the prize for those individuals.
JUNE 14 SPORTS DAY
Sports Day is on June 14, The day will start at 9am and will run to 11:30am. Dismissal will be at noon on the 14th. Come out and cheer on the students.
JUNE 20 GRADE 7 PROMOTION
The Grade 7 Promotion Ceremony takes place on Thursday, June 20th starting at 3:30pm with Mass. This is a half day for Gr. 7 ONLY. It is a Care Day and as such non-uniform. For grades K to 6 the day will be a 8:45 am – 3:00 pm school day.
JUNE 24 STEP UP DAY
Step Up Day is on June 24 in the afternoon. It will start at 1:00 pm and will go to 2:30 pm, after which students will return to their classes. Students who are not returning to our school for 2019-2020 can either be picked up at 1:00 pm or they can attend the Step Up Day activities. The purpose of Step Up Day is to allow for students to meet their teacher for the next school year. Miss Handy, who is still in Ontario, will not be able to make it for Step Up Day.
JUNE 25 RECOGNITION ASSEMBLY
On Tuesday, June 25, at 9:00 am, we will be having our Recognition Assembly. The purpose of the assembly is to recognize the students for their achievements throughout the year.
JUNE 26 PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY DAY
On Wednesday, June 26, the students will be cleaning their desks and classroom. Some classes may have already begun this process. All supplies and personal belongings will go home with the student that day. Please ensure your child comes to school with a mostly empty backpack and send along a large reusable shopping bag so that they can bring home their belongings.
If your child no longer needs or wants their used stationary items (pencils, pens, rulers, scissors, etc…), please consider bagging them in a ziploc bag and have your child drop the donation off in the Gr. 2 classroom. These will be sent to students in need in third world countries. Please do not send in broken items.
UNIFORM STOCK FOR SALE
Our school has purchased the uniform stock from Neat Uniforms. There are some larger sizes still available for sale. The items are good for two years as we make the transition to the new uniform. All sales are Final Sale. No refunds or exchanges. The items are discounted as a result. We are asking families to consider purchasing items first through the school and then if an item is not available in our stock they go to Cambridge Uniforms. Kindly email the office if you would like to purchase these.
PE Shirts – $12
PE Shorts – $14
School Sweater – $33
Girls Tunics – $40
Girls Kilt – $50
PARENT PARTICIPATION HOURS
We are nearing the end of the school year for participation hours. Emails are currently being sent out to families. If hours have not been met, participation cheques will be cashed on June 30, 2019. For more information please contact Ann Tang, the Parent Participation Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure you contact Ann Tang about your hours. It is the responsibility of parents who have opted into the Parent Participation program to ensure they complete their hours. If you do not complete your hours then cheques will be cashed. Ann Tang has reached out to parents via email so please look for the email in your inbox. If your email address has changed it is your responsibility to let Ann Tang know this by emailing her.
PARISH EDUCATION COMMITTEE (PEC)
Our PEC members have been voted in by acclamation for the 2019-2020 school year. Our PEC for 2019-2020 is:
A special thank-you to Ruby Villamin for her hard work on the PEC for the last few years.