Message from the Principal
Welcome back! I hope that everyone had a relaxing and joyful holiday season. The staff at St. Augustine CES has taken the time away from school as an opportunity to rejuvenate their batteries and is looking forward to an exciting and productive winter.
I would like to extend a very special thank you for supporting our Christmas projects. Due to the hard work of staff and the generosity of families and students we were able to help others celebrate the season. Our Angel Tree Gift Bags are a demonstration of our willingness to help others in our community. A special thank you is extended to our Planning Time Teachers and Itinerant Music Teachers for directing and coordinating our annual school Christmas concert.
Our Grade Seven students are continuing to prepare for the Sacrament of Holy Confirmation and our Grade Twos for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please continue to keep them in your prayers.
Good luck to our Intermediate Boys’ Basketball and Girls’ Volleyball teams as they embark on their upcoming season. Thank you to Mrs. Hawryszko and Mrs. Bradnam for coaching the boy’s basketball team. Much gratitude is also extended to Mrs. Ritz for coaching the girl’s volleyball team. We are proud to have our student athletes represent us in the community in a proud and respectful manner. Go Storm!
As we begin the New Year, I would like to remind parents about a few of our guidelines designed to keep all students at St. Augustine CES safe:
- Parents are asked to park their vehicle on one of the side streets around the school and walk their child(ren) to our property.
- Please refrain from entering into the parking lot in the entrance marked do not enter. It is unsafe with the number of pedestrians we have outside the school at entry and dismissal times, and you could get a ticket from the by –law officer.
- Parents and visitors must sign in at the office and display a visitor/volunteer badge before proceeding elsewhere in the school. At no time are parents permitted on the yard.
- Lunches may be dropped off outside the office. Please label the bag with your child’s name.
Thank you for your continued support as we try to make our school the best possible learning environment for all of our students.
JK/SK Registration for September 2018
New JK/SK students can be registered for the coming school year beginning in February. Registration can be done on line. Find the link on the WCDSB.ca website. On line registration can be used for any students who have never previously attended school within the WCDSB. Additional forms must be completed at the school. Please contact the school to set up an appointment to complete the registration after you have completed the on line process. Evening appointments will be available on Feb. 7th only . New registrations are not considered complete until all documentation is provided. Please be prepared to bring your child’s birth certificate, baptismal certificate ( or if not yet baptized, please provide a baptismal certificate of the Catholic parent), and one piece mail that shows your current address. Since St. Augustine CES is a capped school, new students must live within the St. Augustine boundaries in order to be eligible to enroll. New JK students entering school in Sept. 2018 will have been born in 2014, new SK students who have not attended school this year can register then as well– they will have been born in 2013.
Arrival at School
We would like to remind all families that supervision on the school yard in the mornings does not begin until 8:30 a.m. In order to ensure the safety of our students, we ask that students not arrive at school prior to 8:30 a.m.
Informing the school of your child’s absence or late arrival
We would also like to remind parents that per our Safe Schools Policy, every student must be accounted for every day. If your child is going to be arriving at school after 8:45 a.m. or not coming to school at all on a particular day, we ask that you please call the school and leave a message on the attendance line. It is not necessary to call through to the office, you can just leave a message on the attendance line. If you do not call, we must call you. With a large number of students falling ill lately, we have had to call many families each morning to confirm that students are safe. We appreciate any help you can provide by making that call to our attendance line before 9:00 a.m. The answering machine is on 24 hours per day, so you can call to leave your message at any time.