Catholic Education Week 2023

We, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members, one of another.” (Romans 12:5)

Weekly Prayer for Catholic Education

We are many, we are one; we all form one body in Christ.

Lord, when we see the one before us, let us reverence your presence within;
when we listen to one another, let us hear with our hearts;
when we reflect on each encounter, may we discern to understand;
when we learn from those around us, let us respect our differences with joy;
and when we act, may we be kind and generous to all,
for each person is a member of your body, with all that they are.
We are many, we are one. Amen.

Information Items:

  • Thank you to the 395 people who have signed up for the BBQ. It will run rain or shine.
  • If it is raining please split your time between the gym, ESQ Cube and the library. The folk dancers will be performing in the gym at 5 pm. BBQ tickets will be distributed to one student from each family on Tuesday. Please bring a reusable water bottle, as we work to eliminate single-use plastic bottles.
  • Due to staffing shortages. There will be no Junior/Intermediate Music until further notice. 

Parent Action Items

  • Yearbooks are available for sale on Cash online. The last day for sales will be May 12. Please encourage your child to submit a design for the cover contest.
  • Mission Day planning is well underway. There is an all-inclusive pass available on Cash Online. The suggested donation is $10 per child. The first class to have all of the passes purchased will win a pizza party! We will be accepting donations until May 5th at 11:59 pm.
  • Each class is making a raffle basket. Every child will be given one raffle ticket. Additional tickers are for sale through Cash Online until Wednesday, May 3 at 11:59 pm

This Week at a Glance:

Monday, May 1, 2023 – When We See

  • Toronto Maple Leaf  & Edmonton Oiler Day – wear blue or your favourite jersey!!
  • 9 am Catholic Education Week Liturgy – Beacon of Hope & Staff Recognition
  • Soccer Practice
  • Folk Dance Practice

Tuesday, May 2, 2023 – When We Listen

  • All classes participating in Engineering Science Quest from the University of Waterloo
  • Folk Dance Practice 
  • Grade 4-8 Cross Country Practice at Lunch
  • Family BBQ 4:30-6 pm – Rain or Shine

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 – When We Reflect

  • Hot Lunch Day
  • Happy Wednesday!

Thursday, May 4, 2023-When We Learn

  • Spirit Wear Day
  • May the 4th Be With You:)
  • Innovation Activities
  • Soccer Practice
  • Folk Dance final practice
  • Grade 4-8 Cross Country at lunch
  • Evening – Folk Dance Festival

Friday, May 5, 2023 – When We Act

  • Pizza Lunch & Mission Day
  • Please wear red
  • Innovation Activities
  • Mission Day – there will be many treats distributed in the afternoon.

Our school’s Catholic Graduate Expectation theme for May is I am a Team Player. We will continue to reflect on how we can work together in unity and continue to build inclusive, caring, and productive class and school communities.

Please check out Woolwich Counselling May Programs

Important Dates:

  • May 1-5 –  Catholic Education Week 
  • May 2 – ESQ Returns!! & Family BBQ 4:30-6 pm- Please register
  • May 4 – Folk Dance Festival
  • May 5 – Mission Day/Jump for Heart – On Cash Online
  • May 15-17 – Grade 8s at Mount Mary
  • May TBD – CSAC FOS Meeting #7
  • May 25- Track and Field with St Teresa @ St David’s – Grades 4-8
  • May 29 – Grade 7 Confirmation
  • May 31 – Cross Country Meet for Grades 4-8
  • June 2 – PD Day
  • June 12 – Special Olympics
  • June 26- Grade 8 Graduation 5:30 pm