Where Each One Counts! 

  • Monday, April 8 – Monday is a PD Day!!! Solar Eclipse, NO SCHOOL!
  • Tuesday, April 9: Pita Day,  D & D at lunch,  Choir at lunch. Grade 8s go to Mount Mary
  • Wednesday, April 10: Hot Lunch Day. Folk Dance at lunch.
  • Thursday, April 4:  Please wear your spirit wear!! Visit from Director Dowling  Grade 8s return from Mount Mary
  • Friday, April 5 – Pizza Day

Thought for the Week:  Sometimes INSPIRATION comes from a single ray of Sunshine!

Prayer: May the sunlight and the rain be reminders that You are at work renewing the earth. As a God of renewal, You are ever at work in our lives, too. Open our eyes and lives to the needed changes in our lives this Spring. Awaken us to new life and perspective, for we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen

Solar Advice: Looking directly at the Sun causes serious eye damage, especially during a solar eclipse.  

To watch a solar eclipse safely, you need eye protection that has been designed for watching a solar eclipse (i.e., meets the ISO 12312-2 standard). Sunglasses are not sufficient to protect your eyes. In addition, viewing any part of a solar eclipse through a smartphone camera, a camera lens, binoculars, or a telescope without a special-purpose solar filter secured over the front of the optics will cause serious eye damage.


A total solar eclipse is a rare and exciting natural phenomenon. However, it is crucial to view it safely to prevent any damage to the eyes. Here are some tips for safely experiencing the solar eclipse: 
  1. Use Proper Eclipse Glasses: Regular sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for viewing the sun. Special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers, must be used. Ensure they meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. 
  2. Adult Supervision for Children: Ensure that children are supervised when using solar filters or eclipse glasses. Teach them the importance of not removing the glasses while looking at the sun. 
  3. Alternative Methods: For those who do not have eclipse glasses, using a pinhole projector is a safe way to view a projection of the eclipse. This can be a fun and educational activity to do with children. 
  4. Avoid Unsafe Methods: Do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays can damage the filter and enter your eyes, causing serious injury. 
  5. Check the Weather: If it is cloudy, you may not be able to see the eclipse. Use online resources to watch it live if the weather does not permit outdoor viewing. 
  6. View it Safely via Livestream: The eclipse can be viewed via livestream broadcast through the NASA Exploratorium.
We hope these tips are helpful for you and your family to safely experience this spectacular event.  

Parent Action Items: 

  • Please complete the survey that was emailed to you last week.
  • Please review the dress code expectations in the student handbook.
  • Please remember that it is a scent-free school. Please remind your child not to wear perfume or scented products.
  • Grade 8 Parents!!  Mount Mary is on April 9, 10 & 11 and Graduation is on June 24 at 5:30. 
  • Yearbooks are for sale! They are available on CashOnline for $20.
  • Save the date – May 7th Family Night – details to be provided closer to the date.!!



Upcoming Events & Important Dates

  • A8 PD Day
  • A9, 10 & 11 Grade 8 Mount Mary Retreat
  • A11 Visit from Director Dowling
  • A20 Earth Day
  • A24 Grade 7 Vacciniations
  • M6-10 Catholic Education Week
  • M7 Family Night 5:30-7
  • M10 Mission Day!
  • M9 Folk Dance
  • M15 Track & Field
  • M16 Welcome to Kindergarten Evening
  • M22 Intermediate Soccer
  • M24 Gr 1 & Gr 1/ 2 Trip
  • M28-30 Grade 6 EQAO
  • M31 PD Day
  • J3 Special Olympics
  • J4-6 Grade 3 EQAO
  • J5 Cross Country
  • J7 Year End Mass 10:15
  • J7 New Kindy Library Visit 11:30
  • J11 Regional Track & Field
  • J17 Junior 3 Pitch
  • J20 Ultimate Frisbee
  • J24 Graduation 5:30
  • J25 Play Day
  • J 27 Last Day for Students
  • J28 PD Day – Last Day for Staff