We had a wonderful week celebrating the beginning of the Lenten Season. Students bellies were filled with delicious pancakes served by our wonderful parent council, we received ashes as a school community as Father Peter facilitated and we encouraged each other to be kind and spread joy as we honoured Pink Shirt Day. Each week at St. Michael School is filled with love, comfort and joy as we continue to recognize that St. Michael is a GREAT place to be!
GRADE 2 FIRST RECONCILIATION
Please be reminded that our Grade 2 students will be making a very important Sacrament this Wednesday at St. Clement’s Church at 7pm. They will be making their First Reconciliation. Please continue to keep our students in your prayers as this is a very important time in their Catholic journey. A special thank you to the teachers who continue to prepare and help students understand their Catholic faith.
SHROVE TUESDAY CELEBRATIONS
It was an incredible day as our Catholic School Advisory Council volunteered and cooked over 600 pancakes for our entire school community. The hallways smelled delicious as we entered school and students smiles were glowing as they filled their bellies with fluffy pancakes. Each class also participated in prayer and a learning powerpoint in which teachers helped them to understand the meaning behind Shrive Tuesday. It was a great day!
It is an incredible honour to be a Catholic Principal and my pride was beaming for the staff and students as we prepared for the Lenten Season by coming together in community for our Ash Wednesday liturgy. Father Peter led the spiritual ministry as our entire school community received ashes. Teachers helped them prepare ahead of time and encouraged them to make their Lenten promises. Lent is a time of fasting, prayer and almsgiving and the students of St. Michael’s are all in! We encourage you to ask your son/daughter how they contributing to the Lent.
PINK SHIRT DAY – WE SAY BE A BUDDY – NOT A BULLY!
Our students – and staff – wore their pink shirts with pride as they messaged to everyone that our Angel community welcomes all! We believe that we should Be a Buddy and NOT A BULLY! Classrooms were shown a video on the origins of Pink Shirt day and students were encouraged to pledge their commitment to encourage kindness and include all. They were also encouraged to stand up to bullies and as a school community we can all work to create a more inclusive and caring space for everyone!
PICTURE DAY ON TUESDAY MARCH 3RD
Get those smiling faces ready! Picture Day is here for our Grade 8 Graduates, SK graduates and Siblings photos. Pictures will start first thing in the morning and will continue until the photographer is complete. Pictures are offered through Lifetouch and you will be able to order online if you choose.
COLD WEATHER AND PROPER ATTIRE
PLEASE ensure that your child is being sent to school with proper clothing for outside weather. Temperatures can vary during the day and we are seeing MANY students come to school without gloves, boots or hats daily. We do not have these onsite and are unable to provide them for students. Nor are they able to stay in due to proper attire as we do not have the supervision to accommodate. If you are struggling and need support around acquiring the items needed, please contact the office. Thank you in advance for your support and in ensuring your child is warm!
PARKING AT FRONT OF SCHOOL
As the weather is colder, we see many parents dropping their children off at the front of the school. The school parking lot is not open to parents in the morning prior to school. The only parents that are able to park are those that are utilizing the Kiss and Drop (JK/SK parents only). Parking is located at the back of the school yard on Winterhalt Drive. You are also free to park on Concession at the front of the school and walk the children to the back of the school for drop off. We have supervisors out front and they will be stopping cars to ensure that this is monitored. Please understand that we want to ensure that all of our Angels are safe when coming to school.
NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY MARCH 5TH
There will not be school for students on Thursday March 5th due to job action. Extended Day programs will continue to run as usual.
INCLEMENT WEATHER AND BUSING
Please note that when buses are cancelled for inclement weather – this means that they are cancelled the entire day. If your child takes the bus you would have to provide transportation for them to come to and from school on these days if your choose. Thank you.
- Tues. Mar 3 – Lifetouch Picture Day (Grad, Sibling, SK)
- Wed. Mar 4 – First Reconciliation at church (7pm) – Grade 2
- Wed. Mar 4 – Boys Basketball Tourney – 3:30-6pm
- Thurs. Mar 5 – OECTA Strike Day – Schools closed
- Fri. Mar 6 – Movie and Popcorn Lunch (Intermediates)
- Tues. Mar 10 – Lenten Confessions (AM)
- Tues. Mar 10 – Student of the Month Pizza Lunch
- Fri. Mar 13 – Movie and Popcorn Lunch (Intermediates)
- Mon. Mar 16 – Fri. Mar 20 – March Break!
- Tues. Mar 24 – Vision Screening (JK, SK, Gr 2, Gr 4)
- Thurs. Mar 26 – Lenten Mass (AM)
- Fri. Mar 27 – Movie and Popcorn Lunch (Intermediates)