Monthly Archives: December 2019

Thank you!!

Thank you to our parent community who came out to support our wonderful Christmas Concert!  Thank you for your patience with our facility as it was a packed house!!  The students were incredible and again I want to acknowledge the work of the staff for preparing the students! In addition – we were able to raise about 100 items for the food drive.  We appreciate the effort in bringing in a canned good item to help those in need. Our Angel families are always here to help those in need!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is PJ Day!  A nice and comfy way to spend the last day before Christmas break!

Christmas Sock Day tomorrow!

Don’t forget to wear your Christmas socks tomorrow!!  We can’t wait to take some pictures of your twinkling toes!!

Early Years/Primary Christmas Concert Tomorrow afternoon!

Just a reminder that we will be having our Early Years and Primary Christmas Concert tomorrow afternoon starting at 1:00pm.  The parking lot will be full – so please park on the street if possible.  We have also arranged for the use of the side parking lot if need be.  The monitored arm will be up for you to have access.

In addition, we will be collecting food bank items for needy families.  Please consider donating.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.

We are very excited to see our Angel’s shine!

Festive Feast TOMORROW!! Don’t forget your plate and cutlery!!

We are so thrilled to be able to offer all students a Festive Feast tomorrow courtesy of our custodian, Mr. Gibson and our parent volunteers!  The Early Years and Primary students will enjoy lunch starting at 11:15 and the Juniors and Intermediates will enjoy lunch at 1:00pm.  There is no cost to you but we ask that you have your child bring in a reusable plate and cutlery in a zip lock bag to support our ECO initiatives!  We are excited to share in a meal together!

Thank you to everyone – and don’t forget to wear your Santa Hat tomorrow!!

 

ALL WCDSB SCHOOLS ARE OPEN THIS WEEK – DEC 16-20

The potential one day strike announced by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) will NOT affect WCDSB elementary and secondary schools.

Our school will be OPEN as usual on Wednesday and running on a normal schedule.

Mr. Gibson’s Festive Feast!

Please see the flyer below for this amazing event!  This year we are asking that all students bring in a reusable plate and cutlery in a ziplock bag to help with our ECO initiatives!  What an amazing and generous gift that Mr. Gibson does for the students of St. Michael School.  Looking forward to a great event!

 

CHRISTMAS WEEK AT ST. MICHAEL!

We have so much to feel festive about here at St. Michael School and next week we will be showcasing our joy for Christmas with many Christmas events and activities!  Please take a look below to see what is taking place!

Monday December 16th!

Wear your best Ugly Christmas Sweater!  If you don’t have one – make one!

Tuesday December 17th!

Wear Red and Green Day!  Lets make the halls feel like Christmas!

Wednesday December 18th!

Mr. Gibson’s Festive Feast! We will be enjoying a turkey dinner (turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing and gravy) with all the trimmings for lunch.  The Early Years classes will be eating from 11:15-11:45 and the Juniors and Intermediates will be eating from 1:00-1:45.  All students are asked to wear your a Santa Hat or any Christmas Head Wear and your holiday best attire!  In addition this year we are asking all students to bring in a reusable plate and cutlery in a ziplock bag on this day for the lunch.  This will help our ECO Team meet its goal of supporting our schools mission to decrease our carbon footprint!  Please help us out!!  We want to thank Mr. Gibson, our head custodian, who donates all of the items for the lunch – it is quite the feat to feed 320 kids – be he does it with a smile!!  Thank you Mr. Gibson!!

Thursday December 19th!

Early Years/Primary Christmas Concert will be taking place at 1:00pm.  All parents are welcome to attend.  Please consider bringing in a canned food item donation as admittance to the concert.  It would be great if you are able to help support those less fortunate during this holiday season!

Wear your coziest Christmas socks!

Friday December 20th!

Our final Student of the Month Assembly will take place at 10:30am.  In addition, we will also be celebrating Mrs. Huddleston’s retirement.

It is also PJ Day!

We have a fun week planned – please encourage your child to participate.  Awesome Angels!!

Merry Christmas!

 

 

STOCKINGS FOR SENIORS!

Just a reminder that we are collecting items for our Stockings for Seniors fundraiser!  We will be collecting all week.  Please consider donating items such as slippers, socks (with grips), toiletry items such as toothpaste, shampoos and lotion.  Donations of candy and cookies are welcome as well.  Thank you in advance for your support of the great initiative!

STOCKINGS FOR SENIORS!!

Please be reminded that we are collecting items all week for the Stocking for Seniors initiative!  We are donating all items to the Fairview Mennonite Home for the holidays.  Items needed include the following:

  • Small tubes of toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Candy
  • Puzzle books
  • Deodorant
  • Chapstick
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Facial Tissue
  • Hand Warmers
  • Winter Hats
  • Gloves
  • Socks (with grips are helpful)
  • Soft Chocolate (Mars, Aero etc.)

Thank you in advance for all you do to help the community!

ADVENT – WEEK 2 – PRAY FOR PEACE

WEEK 2 OF ADVENT – PEACE – HOW ARE YOU SHOWING PEACE IN YOUR LIFE?

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INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES

Below is a summary of important points regarding our school board policies related to Inclement Weather. Please reference this policy for detailed information regarding cancellations and early dismissals.

It is critical that students be dressed appropriately for Canadian winter.

We will reference www.weather.ca for accurate forecasts using PointCast location. You can also check this information from home. Simply type in the postal code for the school (N2N 3A6) and get localized information.

  • When the temperature (including windchill or “feels like”) is –14°C or warmer students will be outside for the entire duration of recess.
  • When the temperature (including windchill or “feels like”) is –15°C to—19°C students will be limited to 20 minutes of outdoor time at a time.
  • When the temperature (including windchill or “feels like”) is –20°C or colder students will be kept indoors.
  • Please make sure your child has a hat, mitts/ gloves, snow pants, winter coat, boots. If you need assistance providing this for your child we are happy to help out.

Click the following link for the AP Policy Memo:

Inclement Weather Procedures

All arrangements and decisions regarding student transportation are coordinated by Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region. For detailed information regarding the procedures for Inclement Weather and Student Transportation decisions please refer to the following link:

School Bus Cancellations due to Inclement Weather

STSWR Inclement Weather 2019-20 .

It is extremely important for parents/ guardians to subscribe to the STSWR email notification service to be informed of any delays to your child’s transportation. Please do not call the school when your child’s bus is running late as we have no control over transportation delays. We subscribe to the STSWR Twitter feed and email notifications and therefore, receive the same updates as families through this subscription service. Please add this subscription to your personal email service to receive up to date information.