Good Evening St. Aloysius Families,

Just a reminder regarding events this week:

February 13th      Shrove Tuesday- Pancake Snack in the AM
St. Valentine’s Day Celebrations-PM
February 14th      Ash Wednesday- The Season of Lent Begins
February 15th        Term 1 Report Cards Go Home
February 19th       Family Day- No School


Kindergarten Registration for 2024-2025

St. Aloysius is currently accepting Kindergarten applications for the 2024-2025 School Year! Parents can access the Online Pre-Registration form by clicking on the Register for School link on the WCDSB Homepage and then select Kindergarten Registration.

The Main Office will be open to accept new Kindergarten Registrations on:
February 13th       10am to 12 pm and 1pm to 3pm

February 15th        4pm to 7 pm
Please contact Mrs. Kozak in the Main Office if you have any questions.

Shrove Tuesday

The season of Lent is fast approaching. On Shrove Tuesday (February 21st) we will be providing a pancake snack in the morning. Teachers will be leading the students in an activity/lesson about the significance of Shrove Tuesday.

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is one of the most popular and important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. Ash Wednesday takes place 46 days before Easter Sunday. The practice includes the wearing of ashes on the head. The ashes symbolize the dust from which God made us. We will have an Ash Wednesday liturgy as a school community and administer ashes. The ashes are made from blessed palm branches, taken from the previous year’s palm Sunday Mass.

Saint Valentine’s Day 

We are celebrating St. Valentine’s Day on February 13th.
We are doing this because Valentine’s Day falls on Ash Wednesday this year. To respect the importance of this holy day, it was necessary to move our Valentine’s Day activities a day earlier.

For Valentine’s Day this year, cards or treats (individually packaged) can be sent in from home to be distributed to classmates. We ask that if you are planning to do so, please ensure you provide enough for the entire class. In the Primary classes I would ask that the cards are addressed, “To My Friend”. Students can access the required number in their class through their Google Classroom/D2L class sites. All Valentines will be collected individually in paper bags and will be sent home to families. No treats will be consumed at school. In accordance with our Healthy Active Living policy, we encourage everyone to consider tokens of friendship like pencils or erasers instead of food treats. Teachers will still provide students with St. Valentine’s Day activities in class to maintain the spirit of the occasion.

Thank you again to all our Parent(s) and Guardian(s) for your continued support. I would encourage all Parent(s) and Guardian(s) to reach out to the Classroom Teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

Term 1 Report Cards- Go Home February 15th

Teachers and Students will be collaborating this month to provide every student with the opportunity to “show what they know and what they can do” as they continue to work towards meeting their grade level curriculum expectations. Over the next couple of weeks, Mrs. Fundak and Mr. McKinnon will be sharing infographics and other resources to support families in understanding what academic assessment and evaluation looks like in the classroom and how it is communicated on the Report Card.