Principal's e-letter Friday April 28/17

posted Apr 27, 2017, 11:28 AM by   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 11:30 AM ]
Dear parent/guardian,

A reminder that all Grade 9 to 11 students will be bused to St. Maurice parish on Thursday May 4 for a Catholic Education Week mass led by Fr. Tim Devine.  Students will board buses with their Period 4 teacher at 12:15 for the mass which will be followed by a reception in the church hall.  Students are free to leave directly for home after the mass and reception or they can bus back to school.  Grade 12 students will remain at the school for a class and for a grad assembly (they have their own grad mass a couple of weeks later).  Parents are welcome to join us for the liturgy which will start at 12:45 pm. 

On Friday May 5 the Social Justice club is running its annual cake auction fundraiser.  If you are a creative baker maybe you can provide a cake to be auctioned off.  Last year we raised over $3000 for a variety of charities.  Contact the main office if you can help out.  Your support is appreciated.

Throughout next week our Native Studies class will be hosting a variety of presentations for selected classes aimed at raising awareness of the role that Indigenous people have played in our country, both in the past and present and looking to a bright future.  Some students will learn about Inuit games, the residential school legacy, spiritual rituals, and Metis jigging (dancing).  Should be some interesting learning for our students!  Thanks to Ms. VanSickle and her students for organizing these events.

Every two years schools are mandated by the Ministry of Education to complete a school climate survey.  There are versions for students, parents and staff.  The information collected is summarized and shared with schools to help us reflect on ways we can make all members of our community feel safe and secure.  Your son or daughter will have an opportunity to complete this at school.  You are also encouraged to complete the parent version of the survey which is posted on our school website.  Thanks for taking time to do this.
A reminder to please check out the calendar on our website for a full listing of school events.

Have a good weekend!

Bill Barrett
St. Pius X