From the Principal’s Desk
The weather of the past week has definitely shown us that spring is here to stay. The staff and students at St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School have been busy over the last number of weeks participating in activities in and around the school. During the month of May and in the first week of June our students have taken part in the following:
▪ The Primary and Junior EQAO Provincial Assessment;
▪ The Canadian Achievement Test for grade seven and;
▪The St. Augustine track and field meet for our students in grades four to eight at Mons Doyle CSS.
I would like to congratulate our grade seven students who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on May 23 rd. The students did a wonderful job during in class preparations and were able to spend time with Father Malcolm and Bishop Crosby getting ready for this momentous occasion. Thank you to our Catholic School Council who provided a beautiful keepsake for our confirmed students.
Please keep our grade eight students in mind as they prepare for their graduation from elementary school. These students have been an important part of the St. Augustine Catholic School Community for the past ten years and we wish them luck as they move on to Secondary School.
Best of luck to the intermediate soccer team who will be participating in the Cambridge Large schools tournament later this month. Good luck to the junior girls and boys 3 pitch teams as they prepare to participate in their respective Cambridge Large schools tournaments on June 18th. Thank you as well to the coaches who spent time preparing the athletes for these competitions. Best wishes are extended to those students who will be representing St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School at the upcoming area track and field meet.
Please remember that Term 2 Report Cards will be coming home on Tuesday, June 26. You are asked to sign and return the appropriate section by Thursday, June 28th. Students will be dismissed for the year on Friday June 29th. at 3:15 PM which is our regular dismissal time. Be sure to wear your Red and White in celebration of Canada Day.
Thank you for your ongoing support of St. Augustine Catholic Elementary School. Have a safe and enjoyable summer.
Mrs. Terri-Lynn Geisel
First Day of School Next Year in September 2018:
Students will be welcomed back to class on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. New Junior Kindergarten students should refer to the schedule provided by the Kindergarten teachers for their first day visits and first day of attendance. All students ( Jk-Gr 8) will attend school on Friday Sept. 7, 2018.
Save the Date:
Our Meet the Teacher/Family Pizza night will be held on Thursday Sept. 13th. Please save the date as this is a fun way to get to meet your child’s new teacher and say hello to those you have missed over the summer. More information regarding ordering pizza etc will be sent home in your first day packages. Please watch for it as the form will need to be returned to the school in order for your pizza order to be placed.
Transportation details for the 2018-2019 school year should be available from STSWR on Monday August 20, 2018.
Parents can login and view their child’s transportation details by going to www.stswr.ca and following these easy steps:
- Click on “Student Login”
- Enter your child’s Ontario Education Number (OEN)
- The OEN can be found on your child’s report card
- Numbers only, no space, no dash
- Enter your child’s birth date
- Enter your child’s street number
- house number only
- Select the school your child is attending from the drop down menu
Please note that any address changes must be done at your child’s school. If you are moving in the summer or changing caregiver arrangements for the fall, you should communicate the change of address to your child’s school before the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
Visit our website at www.stswr.ca to find bus delays and cancellations, subscribe to receive e-mail notifications for late buses and closures and follow us on Twitter @STSWR.
Thank you to our Volunteers
We would like to say a great big St. Augustine “Thank You” to all of the many volunteers who helped out in our school community this past year. Perhaps you helped on a committee or with a particular group, maybe you helped with a special event or activity. Some of our volunteers spend countless hours one on one with students helping them with their reading or math skills. Whomever you are and wherever you spent your time volunteering at St. Augustine, please know that it was appreciated by the entire school family. Volunteers truly do make a difference and you have contributed to that this year!
We would like to remind all of our families that the parking lot connected to the complex by the school is private property. There have been several issues lately that have resulted in their management company contacting the school asking us to remind parents to please not park in their parking lot when dropping off or picking up their children. By-Law enforcement officers will be called and cars that do not belong to residents of the complex will be ticketed.
We would also ask that parents who come into the school parking lot, when vehicles are safe to enter, please be aware of where you are stopping/parking. We have had several occasions where parents have parked in crosswalk areas, blocking students from using assigned cross walks to get to the school building safely. This is particularly the case near the crosswalk on the childcare side of the school.