School News & Announcements

School Council Postponed

posted Apr 16, 2018, 4:16 AM by Carole Parent

Tonight’s School Council Meeting is postponed to next Monday, April 23rf, due to the freezing rain. 

Buses are cancelled today, April 16

posted Apr 16, 2018, 3:13 AM by Carole Parent

Due to freezing rain conditions, especially in rural and outlying areas, OSTA has CANCELLED all yellow bus and small vehicle school transportation for today, all day – Monday, April 16. 

Electronic Waste April 14-15th

posted Apr 9, 2018, 7:48 AM by Carole Parent

Just in time for spring cleaning St. Theresa school is having an e-waste (electronic)  and metal disposal fundraiser. We will be collecting old electronics such a computers, televisions and remote controls as well as metal objects this might include cables, washing machines, bed frames and patio furniture.The disposal bin will be in the Ray Friel parking lot on April 14th and 15th between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. All money earned will be reinvested in the school’s technology plan.. Please tell your friends and neighbours. 

THE PLASTIC BAG GRAB CHALLENGE:

posted Mar 29, 2018, 8:50 AM by Carole Parent

The Plastic Bag Grab challenge is a waste reduction program for elementary schools across Canada that engages schools and students on the 3Rs hierarchy: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
 
For two years, the challenge has encouraged students to collect as many single-use plastic bags from their homes and communities as they can for recycling.
 
Now in its third year, the program will focus on reduce and reuse – the most important step in the 3Rs hierarchy. As such, the challenge will reward schools that encourage and promote ideas and solutions that result in reducing how many bags are used and wasted in their communities.

St. Francis of Assisi School is participating in the Plastic Bag Grab Challenge again this year.  Please send your plastic bags to the school throughout the month of April.  Many thanks.

Workshop for Parents & Teachers:

posted Mar 29, 2018, 8:44 AM by Carole Parent

Dear Parents,
You are invited to participate in the following workshop:

Stories from the Forest: How Play and Nature Shape Childhood

This presentation will explore the possibilities and great potential for children when they are provided with regular opportunities to play in and connect with the natural world.
Come and learn the stories and the evidence that will inspire you to open your front doors, and advocate for, increasing connections to nature and the outdoors for your children.

Guest Speaker: Marlene Power, Child and Nature Alliance of Canada  

Wednesday, April 18, 2018; 7:00 - 9:00 pm 
St. Francis Xavier High School, 3740 Spratt Road, Riverside South

Support our Grade 6 Classes and Purchase some Socks:

posted Mar 23, 2018, 1:25 PM by Carole Parent

Dear Staff, Parents and Friends,
Our grade 6 students are selling socks as a way to fund raise for some of their end of the year activities.  You can help by clicking on the link below and purchasing socks for yourself, your family members or even your friends.  Thanks for your continued support.
http://fundsocks.com/shop/stfrancisofassisi

Anxiety in School-Aged Children Workshop

posted Mar 8, 2018, 10:34 AM by Carole Parent

Anxiety in School-Aged Children  - Tues. April 3, 2018
​Speaker: 
D
r. Jean Clinton
 ​
St. Paul High School:   2675 Draper Avenue
7:00 - 9:00 PM


Both parents and teachers are expressing increased concern about the number of children exhibiting anxiety. This talk will explore what some of the causes may be and some strategies for helping.

​ 
Register Now: http://bit.ly/CSPAdrjean2018 ​




School Buses are Cancelled Friday February 23

posted Feb 23, 2018, 4:07 AM by Carole Parent

Due to poor weather (freezing rain) expected this afternoon, all yellow bus and small vehicle school transportation are CANCELLED for today, all day.  All our schools are open.

Parent/Teacher Interviews:

posted Feb 15, 2018, 8:17 AM by Kerry Clarke   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 8:20 AM ]


Report cards will go home today.  Parent/Teacher Interviews will be held on Thursday, Feb 22. 
Online books are now open, for teacher links click on view more and then click here.
Thank you.

Workshop for School Council Members:

posted Jan 29, 2018, 10:45 AM by Carole Parent

CSPA and PIC present Boot Camp II, an opportunity for school council members and any interested parents to come together and learn.  
Guest speaker, Jacqui Strachan from People for Education. With over 20 years experience working on and with school councils, Jacqui has a wealth of knowledge to share.  Plan to attend in person or listen in from home via the webinar.


St. Patrick's High School, 2525 Alta Vista Drive
Monday, February 12, 2018 7:00 - 9:00 PM



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