We are looking forward to a great week ahead for our Angels!

There is so much to celebrate and the student smiles show it all!  Take a look at our staff that go above and beyond to run club/committees over their lunch hour for our students.  Showcased is our knitting club, Dungeons and Dragons and Volleyball!  Smiles everywhere!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

We are celebrating Black History Month and showcasing our amazing thoughts and dreams that are inspired by those before us!  We know that we all belong and will continue to promote and celebrate diversity in all we do at St. Michael’s!

                  

SHROVE TUESDAY

On Tuesday February 25th our Catholic School Parent Advisory Council will be in to cook and serve the entire school community pancakes to recognize Shrove Tuesday.  Pancakes were traditionally eaten on the day before Ash Wednesday because they were a way to use up eggs, milk, and sugar before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. Many people “give something up” during Lent as a way to prepare for Easter.

Each class will be served pancakes in their classrooms.  Students will b served throughout the morning.  The pancakes are a “treat” and not a lunch replacement. Students who bring a lunch to school need to bring a lunch on this day as well. If your child has an allergy to pancake mix and syrup, please be sure to inform their classroom teacher to make alternate arrangements.

We are asking all students to please bring in a PLATE and UTENSILS for their pancakes. By reducing the amount of garbage, we can continue to be stewards of the environment. Please put your plate and utensils in a Ziploc!  Thank you for your support!

ASH WEDNESDAY

We will be having an Ash Wednesday Liturgy on February 26th at 9:30AM. Father Peter will be presiding over this very important event which marks the beginning of Lent. All parents are welcome to attend.

PREPARATION FOR LENT

What can you do to prepare your family for Jesus’ Death and Resurrection? Busted Halo is a great resource that is online that can be utilized to help explain Lent to your children. Please click on the link below to access.

Lent in 3 Minutes

“PINK SHIRT DAY” 2020 Date Change

The St. Michael Pink Shirt Day has been moved to Thursday February 27th so as not to conflict with Ash Wednesday.

From its humble beginnings in 2007 in small-town Nova Scotia, Pink Shirt Day has spread across the globe as a way to take a stand against bullying and to show support for those who have been affected by it in schools, workplaces, homes, and online.  Last year alone, people in almost 180 countries shared their support of Pink Shirt Day through social media posts and donations.

Please wear pink on Thursday to support this very worthwhile cause. We encourage everyone at the Waterloo Catholic District School Board to practice kindness and wear pink to school or work to symbolize that you do not tolerate bullying. The focus for 2020 is “lift each other up.”

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Mon. Feb 24 – OECTA Job Action Day – NO SCHOOL
  • Tues. Feb 25 – Grade 7 Confirmation Parent Mtg at church
  • Tues. Feb 25 – Shrove Tuesday – Pancakes served to classes
  • Wed. Feb 26 – Ash Wednesday at 9:30am
  • Fri. Feb 28 – Movie and Popcorn at lunch (Junior)
  • Tues. Mar 3 – Lifetouch Picture Day (Grad, Sibling, SK)
  • Wed. Mar 4 – First Reconciliation Mtg at church (7pm) – Grade 2
  • Wed. Mar 4 – Boys Basketball Tourney – 3:30-6pm
  • Thurs. Mar 5 – Lenten Confessions at school
  • Fri. Mar 6 – Movie and Popcorn Lunch (Intermediates)
  • Fri. Mar 13 – Movie and Popcorn Lunch (Intermediates)