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St. Augustine CES March 2018 Newsletter

Message from the Principal                                                                                         

As we journey through the Lenten season we can take time to reflect on sacrifices that Jesus made for us throughout his lifetime and the changes/sacrifices that we are willing to make over the 40 days of Lent. Conversing with your child about what Lent means to you, beginning with the symbolism of the ashes is an excellent opportunity to continue developing that relationship grounded in faith.

On February 15th you received your child’s first term report card. Please ensure that any questions you may have or are thinking about are discussed with your child’s teacher as soon as possible. Take a look at the two reports issued so far and observe any patterns in your child’s work and progress. Are the same kinds of suggestions showing up this term as did on the progress report? Where are the areas of strength, areas of need that still need to be addressed? Are there reasons that you and your child can determine for his/her good achievement?


Congratulations to the grade two students who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesday Feb. 28th. Our grade 2 students will continue to prepare for the sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday April 28th. Please keep our grade seven students in your prayers as they continue to prepare to receive Confirmation on Wednesday May 23rd. We continue to work in partnership with Father Malcolm at St. Gregory Church.


Congratulations to the girls’ volleyball team on a successful conclusion to their season. Thank you to Mrs. Ritz and  for coaching the girls. As well, thank you to Mrs. Hawryszko and Mrs. Bradnam  for coaching the boys’ basketball team. The boys are to be congratulated for working well as a team and displaying great sportsmanship. Way to go Storm Athletes!

Have a safe and happy March Break!

Yours truly,

TL Geisel



Yearbook orders can be placed now!

This year, our yearbooks are being produced by Lifetouch, the company who does our school photographs.  You should have already received your order form.  They were sent home with students in early February.  If you have not already returned your form, or placed your order on-line (on-line orders are preferred), then please do so as soon as possible so that you can be sure to get your yearbook. Deadline for ordering yearbooks is April 30, 2018.


March is Nutrition Month!

 This year, the focus of the Dietitians of Canada’s National Nutrition Month campaign is “Unlock the Potential of Food.”

Throughout the month of March, Registered Dietitians across Canada will help people discover the potential of food to enhance lives, improve health, inspire children, fuel activities and bring people together!

Participate in Nutrition Month by unlocking the:

  • Potential to fuel: Help your child stay energized by preparing nutritious snacks each day.
  • Potential to discover: Foster healthy eating habits in your child by including them in meal and snack planning and teaching them to shop and cook.
  • Potential to prevent: Help your child understand how food can help to keep their body and mind healthy.
  • Potential to bring us together: Cook and eat together as a family as much as possible.

Try making this easy recipe with your child to “Unlock the Potential of Food” together.


Turkey & Veggie Stuffed Pita*

Makes 4 servings

Preparation Time: 10 min

This easy-to-make sandwich gives leftovers a new lease on life with some serious crunch factor. Use the turkey mixture to make an equally delicious salad. Add a splash of rice vinegar and enjoy.


1/3 cup   0% fat plain Greek yogurt                                75 mL

2 tbsp      light mayonnaise                                               30 mL

1 tsp        Dijon or yellow mustard                                    5 mL

1/4 tsp    fresh ground black pepper                               1 mL

1 ½ cups                                                                             chopped cooked turkey breast meat          375 mL

1/2 cup   diced red or green bell pepper                        125 mL

1/4 cup   grated carrot                                                       60 mL

2              whole grain pita pockets                                   2

4              leaves of lettuce                                                4

1/4           English cucumber, thinly sliced                      1/4



Step 1 In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard and pepper. Stir in turkey, red pepper and carrot until coated well.

Step 2 Cut pitas in half and open pockets. Tuck lettuce and cucumber slices into each half and spoon in turkey mixture.

Turkey & Veggie Stuffed Pita recipe is featured in Cookspiration (

* This recipe meets the criteria for Maximum Nutritional Value for an entrée.

Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ      

Lenten Resources for Parents

Our school’s Religious Education program, Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ, has a great selection of Lenten resources for families to explore at home. Celebrate the Lenten season together with Growing in Faith, Growing in Christ activities, videos, bible stories, and more!

Key Dates in Lent for 2018

February 14      Ash Wednesday

February 18      1st Sunday of Lent

February 25       2nd Sunday of lent

March 4            3rd Sunday of Lent

March 11           4th Sunday of Lent

March 18           5th Sunday of Lent

March 25          Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday)

March 26          Monday of Holy Week

March 27          Tuesday of Holy Week

March 28          Wednesday of Holy Week

March 29          Holy Thursday

March 30          Good Friday

March 31              Holy Saturday

April 1                    Easter Sunday

Resources found on Student-Home Website

Username: wcdsb99

Password: Student99

Unit 4 has Lent and Easter Themes

 Bible Stories

  • Jesus Raises Lazarus
  • Palm Sunday
  • Jesus and the Centurion
  • Holy Thursday and Good Friday
  • Washing of the Feet
  • The Sorrowful Mysteries
  • The Death of Christ
  • Paul and Silas in Prison

 Lenten Activities

  • The Sorrowful Mysteries
  • The Pillars of Lent
  • Holy Week
  • Healing Through the Sacraments

Lenten Videos

  • The Church at Lent
  • What’s with the Ash
  • Ash Wednesday & Lent in 2 minutes
  • Holy Week in 2 minutes
  • The 5 Sorrowful Mysteries

March Break

Just a reminder to all of our St. Augustine CES family that March Break this year is March 12th to 16th this year.

We hope that everyone has a fun, safe March Break to rest up, recharge and refresh themselves!





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