2015-04 - Halton Catholic District School Board

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2015-04 - Halton Catholic District School Board
2750 Kingsway Drive
Oakville, Ontario, L6J 7G5
905-829-1700 (Telephone)
905-829-3369 (Fax)
Website http://schools.hcdsb.org/luke/default.aspx
FAITH ● HOPE● CHARITY
Principal: Mrs. C. Boiago
Secretary: Mrs. K. Rosati
Parish : St. Andrew Church
SAFE ARRIVAL PROGRAM: Please remember to phone in your child’s absence to (905) 829-1700.
The answering machine is available 24 hours - Messages are picked up regularly between 8:15 a.m. and 4:00
p.m
APRIL 2015
PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
ST. LUKE PASTA NIGHT
Sunday marked the beginning of Holy Week. Our
Lenten Journey at St. Luke School will culminate on
Thursday, April 2nd at 10:15am with the Stations of the
Cross, presented by Mrs. Chong’s grade 5/6 class.
St. Luke’s School Council cordially invites you to
PASTA NIGHT
Catered By: Liuna Gardens
Wednesday, April 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the Gym.
Tickets: Adults $10.00 , Children $7.00
Tickets must be purchased online by: APRIL 2nd
Menu includes: Lasagna, Salad, Dinner Roll, Ice Cream,
Water, Coffee/Tea.
Don’t miss out on this spectacular School Event!
Congratulations to our grade 7 students who received the
Gifts of the Holy Spirit on Saturday, March 28th during
the Sacrament of Confirmation. Bishop Miehm was
very impressed with our Confirmandi and commented
on how well prepared they were to receive this
sacrament. On Sunday, April 26th, our grade 2 students
will receive the Sacrament of the Eucharist. Please
continue to pray for our Confirmandi and our grade 2
students as they finalize their preparation for their First
Holy Communion.
Wednesday, April 15th is our second annual Pasta Night.
If you have not already done so, please purchase your
tickets online for this community event and join us for a
wonderful evening presented by our School Council.
Finally, during the week of May 3rd-8th, Ontario’s
Catholic School Boards will be celebrating Catholic
Education Week. Catholic Education Week celebrates
the distinctive contribution that Catholic schools make to
students, the community and society. This year’s theme
is “Exploring Paths of Joy”. An Education Week
brochure will be sent out at the end of this month.
On behalf of the staff of St. Luke School, I wish you a
very happy and holy Easter.
Your Partner In Catholic Education,
Cathy Boiago
SCHOOL COUNCIL
The next School Council Meeting will be held on
Thursday, April 9th at 7:00 p.m. Parents are always
welcomed and encouraged to attend.
MARCH SHINING STAR RECIPIENTS
Shining Stars are awarded to students for
exhibiting a good attitude, good effort and
good behaviour. The staff of St. Luke are
extremely proud of all of our students who won
Shining Star ballots this month. Congratulations
to the following raffle draw winners:
Movie Pass
Art Supplies
Volleyball
Subway Gift Card
Chapters Gift Card
Symphony B.
Athena T.
Hunter M.
Cameron P.
Kaitlyn T.
Room 1
Room 8
Room 7
Room 1
Room 12
COMIC BOOK CLUB
ST. LUKE ECO NEWS
The Comic Book Club is developing some exciting
comics this month. Several of the students are working
together to develop their own Pokémon comic entitled,
“Pokémon Mystery Dungeon.” The comic is about a
group of five Pokémon best friends that go on a mythical
journey through a dungeon to find treasure. Below is a
picture of the front page of the comic created by Robert
D., Logan G., and Jacob S., from Mrs. Chong’s class.
In preparation for
Earth Hour, that took
place on Saturday
March 28th, the St.
Luke
school
community celebrated
their own Earth Hour
on Friday, March 27th between 2:00 and 3:00 pm. St.
Luke joins in with over 120 countries to make our voices
heard, by turning off the lights and to protest climate
change.
We hope that you were able to participate in your own
Earth Hour with your families at home.
The students continue to create public service
announcements to draw awareness to water, energy and
oil sustainability. As the weather continues to warm up
we hope that more children will be walking to school on
Wednesdays to promote a clean community.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR
GRADE 8 GRADUATION COMMITTEE
Parents , guardians , family members (of all grades) and
High School Students requiring volunteer hours are
invited to be part of the Graduation Committee.
Assistance is needed in the following areas:
GRADE 3 & 6 EQAO
Similar to previous years, our Grade 3 and 6 students
will participate in the Education Quality and
Accountability Office (EQAO) Primary and Junior
Division assessments of Reading, Writing and
Mathematics between May 25 and June 5th.
These EQAO assessments will continue to be
administered to all students in Grades 3 and 6. Students
will be required to complete three test booklets: one
mathematics booklet, one reading booklet and one
writing booklet. The types of questions in the booklets
will be familiar to your child as they are based on the
work your child has been doing throughout the year.
The total amount of time that the students will spend on
the testing will be six hours and is generally spread over
the course of two or three days.
▪ Planning and organizing
▪ Decorating the gymnasium
▪ Take-down of decorations in the gymnasium (the day
after graduation)
▪ Graduation reception – The reception is normally
hosted by parents of the students in Grade 7, with
assistance of Grade 7 students.
One or two parents are required to organize and
coordinate this event. Time commitment: a few hours
prior to Graduation Day and 3-4 hours the afternoon /
evening of Graduation.
If you are interested in volunteering and have a
Criminal Reference Check on file at the office (not
required for high school students), please contact Mrs.
Boiago and come to our Grad Decorating Committee
Meeting on Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:00 p.m.
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Congratulations is extended to Jacob P. for doing an
outstanding job representing St. Luke School at the
Board Public Speaking Competition. Jacob delivered an
informative speech on the topic of Poverty. Jacob we
are extremely proud of you.
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK
APRIL 6th – APRIL 13th
Research shows that school
volunteers can make a school
better for all the students.
Volunteers contribute to the
vitality and spirit of our
school community through
the selfless giving of their time, talents, and experience.
On Wednesday, April 22nd, the staff of St. Luke would
like to recognize our team of dedicated volunteers at a
Volunteer Tea in the library from 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Invitations will be sent home on April 8th. Please RSVP
to the office no later than Friday, April 17th.
STUDENT PLACEMENT REQUESTS FOR
2015 - 2016
The creation of class lists will not take place until late
May/early June. Class requests will only be received for
students with Special Needs and/or special
circumstances that are addressed with the principal prior
to a request being made in writing. This should take
place by May 8th. For those who will be able to make a
request, please note that specifying individual teachers
will not be accepted. We do have a process in place to
create the classes and staff considers a number of factors
when devising class lists.
IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT RETURNING TO
ST. LUKE IN SEPTEMBER…
We ask any family who knows that their child(ren) will
not be returning to St. Luke for the 2015-2016 school
year to please notify the office in writing as soon as
possible. We are in the process of projecting student
enrolment for September 2015 and this information will
greatly assist us.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK IS COMING!
MAY 4 – MAY 8
Catholic schools are Catholic
communities. Catholic schools
are faith communities. We –
parents,
students,
teachers,
administrative and support staff –
walk and grow together in the
faith which we received at our
Baptism. And it is the ‘together’ we grow. Our growth is
primarily a relationship with God, who at our Baptism,
called us by name. But the response of each of us to that
growth is both personal and communal. We grow in our
faith in the nurturing atmosphere of our Catholic
community be that of our local parish, our home, or our
Catholic school community.
Our school community will celebrate Catholic Education
Week 2015 in ways that are appropriate to our students’
age. We invite you to participate in one or other of these
activities as your personal time and work schedule may
permit.
There are five sub-themes for each day of Catholic
Education Week:
Monday – Walking Together and Sharing Our Stories
Tuesday – Opening the Scriptures
Wednesday – Welcoming Others to the Table
Thursday – Recognizing Jesus in the Breaking of the
Bread
Friday – Proclaiming the Good News
Every year, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’
Association (OCSTA) provides our Catholic schools
with a resource kit to help schools prepare for Catholic
Education Week. Using these resources as well as our
own developed activities we have prepared a series of
activities which will highlight how our school is
‘Exploring Paths of Joy’.
We hope to see many of you during our school
celebrations. Details will be coming home soon!
APRIL 2015
Sunday
Monday
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29
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
1
Thursday
Friday
3
2
GOOD FRIDAY
(No School)
Don’t forget to register your
child(ren) for online banking at
https://hcdsb.schoolcashonline.com
QUICK EASY SECURE
Pasta Night Online
Ticket Orders Due
PIZZA DAY
6
5
Saturday
4
7
EASTER MONDAY
(No School)
8
9
Dental Hygenist Visits
FDKs and Grade 2s
10
11
School Council Meeting
7:00 p.m.
Performance Choir
Singing at
Toronto Marlies
Hockey Game 3:00 p.m.
First Day of
New Pizza Orders
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
PASTA NIGHT
6:00 p.m.
PITA DAY
19
20
RSVPs due for
Volunteer Tea
PIZZA DAY
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22
VOLUNTEER TEA
1:30 P.M.
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25
24
MASS 10:15
P.A. DAY
Graduation Committee
Meeting 6:00 p.m.
PITA DAY
26
27
PIZZA DAY
28
29
30
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Grade 2’s
First Communion
4:00 p.m.
St. Andrew’s
PITA DAY
PIZZA DAY
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK IS MAY 4 – MAY 8 …. DETAILS WILLCOME HOME SOON!
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