Message from the Principal
It was wonderful seeing so many of you out at the Meet the Staff evening and we are thankful to our school council and custodial staff for their support of the adaptations that we made to ensure the evening runs smoothly. I know we are blessed with a wonderful and supportive school community.
Tis the season of THANKS which is a time to reflect on how blessed we truly are. Our lives are busy with many day to day events and this busyness can make it hard to remember that God’s love and presence is evident around us. The changing season, the warm weather clinging on to the shorter days, the vivid hues appearing in the tree leaves and the sounds of children’s laughter and play … are all examples of God’s hand at work. Let us be thankful for all the Lord has given to us and may we never take it for granted.
St. Augustine was a man who believed in the relationship with God because God is love. Our school continues to be a place to celebrate our relationships with God and live out our lives with love.
This year’s theme is “Kindness Matters”. As a school community, we are family; we grow together, we build friendships, experience conflict and help one another. This is what Jesus taught us. “This is what I do. And I do it with my heart.” Throughout the year we will continue to develop and celebrate the theme of kindness in various school and classroom activities.
This month’s Umbrella Project theme is Empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand how others are feeling because you have experienced it yourself or can put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Sympathy, on the other hand, is acknowledging another person’s emotional hardship and providing assurance and comfort.
May each of our families continue to be blessed with the Lord’s bountiful goodness and abundant love and kindness.
Ms. A. Carroll
O’God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry; when I have work, help me to remember the jobless; when I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home; when I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer, and by remembering, help me to destroy my compliancy; bestir my compassion and be concerned enough to help: by word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted. Amen
Important Dates in October
Oct 2 to 4th our grade 8’s will be away at their Mount Mary retreat
Oct. 9th at 6:30 p.m. Grade 7 Confirmation Meeting will be held at St. Gregory Church
Oct. 14th Thanksgiving Monday-no school-enjoy the day with your family!
Oct. 15th 12:45 Thanksgiving Mass at school followed by our Grade 4 Bible Celebration at 2:15
Oct. 17-Grade 7 Immunizations
Oct. 25-PD Day-no school
Oct. 26 and 27th -Confirmation Enrollment Masses at St. Gregory Church
Oct. 29th-Warriors Team-Up Guest Speakers
Oct. 31-Happy Halloween! Wear your costume-remember no full face masks or weapons please!
We would like to thank our parents and students for their patience as we work with the WCDSB and the agenda providers to sort out the delay in receiving our 2019-20120 school agendas for those who ordered them. The concern is with the supplier at this point and our board is working hard to get the situation rectified. Should it be necessary, refunds to all who purchased agendas on School Cash on line will be done in a timely fashion. We hope to have more news for you regarding the agendas soon.
Little Jammers Returns to St. Augustine
We are pleased to announce that Little Jammers is returning to St. Augustine CES! Students interested in playing the guitar can sign up to have lessons at lunch time every Thursday for 8 weeks beginning on October 17th!
Mr. Wonka’s Art Program
Mr. Wonka’s Art Program at lunch recesses will begin in November. Watch for more details soon!