May 2015

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe it’s May already!  Students continue to actively learn through their natural wonderings and investigations.  We have enclosed some of the learning that is going on within this newsletter. 

April was a busy month.  Nine students received the Sacrament of First Communion on Sunday, April 26th and eight students were confirmed on April 17th by Bishop Colli.  We are very appreciative of the Catholic Women’s League who served cake, coffee and juice to celebrate these occasions.  Eva Olsson presented her story of giving respect, forgiveness, compassion and being a bystander that makes a difference.  The students were so interested in Eva’s message and they asked many thought provoking questions. 

May is an even busier month than April.  It begins with Catholic Education Week and a prayer service to celebrate our theme, ‘Exploring Paths of Joy’.   From May 4 to 6th, the grade 8s will go to Confederation College in Thunder Bay to learn about the professions in the trades followed by a day at high school to experience life as a high school student.  A faith day for all students is planned for May 5th with Mason Normand leading the activities.  The day will begin and end with a school wide assembly.  On May 6th, Magnus Theatre will present ‘Peacemaker’ a play about inclusion.  On May 7th there will be a province wide Mass led by the grade 3s.  We will end Catholic Education Week with ‘The Living Rosary’ led by Father Mike, Mr. Plemel, Mr. Vinczeffy and Mr. Schuurman.  On May 19th, the OPP will be holding a bike rodeo at our school for grades 1 to 5. We also have a talent show happening on May 14 and an anti-bullying session information session for parents on the evening of May 13th.  Tutoring for grade 3s and 6s is happening weekly as it is for many other students, as many teachers stay after school to support students in reflecting more deeply on their understanding of big ideas.  This year, the grade seven parents will be hosting a hot dog lunch on May 15th, 2015 to raise funds for the 2016 Toronto trip.  Students are trying out for the Track and Field competition that will be held on May 20th at the high school.   Lastly, the EQAO assessment will begin May 26 and end June 4th.  As always, and for all students, we ask that they are well rested and eat breakfast before coming to school.  Please see your child’s teacher if you should have any questions with regard to EQAO.

Sacred Heart School continues to be a School of Hope due to the care given by our teachers, parish and families.  Please feel free to come into your child’s classroom or visit our school and see the thinking.  Thank you for expecting success and for letting your children know how important it is that they do their best with their thinking, sharing and work.

Yours in Christ,
Mrs. MacLellan

To read or download the full May newsletter, please click here.

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