September Newsletter

Welcome to a New School Year!

Welcome to a new school year! We are so excited to start the year off with both returning students and newcomers to St. Aloysius. A special welcome to all of our Junior Kindergarten students who are starting school for the very first time.

Each month we will be sending a school newsletter (via newswire) to keep families up to date on all the great things happening here at St. Aloysius.

We look forward to another amazing year and want to thank you all for your continued support!

Dates to Mark on Your Calendar

Sept 4 – First Day of School

Sept 18 – Meet the Teachers School BBQ

Sept 20 – Opening School Mass, Pita Pit Lunch Orders Due

Sept 21 – PA Day (no school for students),

Sept 27 – Terry Fox Run, Intermediate Girls Baseball Tournament

Looking ahead to October…

Oct 4 – Kick-off assembly for the Dance-a-thon – collection envelopes go home

Oct 8 – Thanksgiving Monday (no school)

Oct 12 – Picture Day

Oct 15 – Dance-a-thon money / pledge form due (cash in envelope)

Oct 16 – School Council Meeting

Oct 19 – Dance-a-thon

Oct 22-23 – Mount Mary (Grade 8 Students)

Oct 26 – PD Day (no school for students)

School Cash Online—REGISTER TODAY!

There are a number of students that have not yet been signed up for School Cash Online. This is our main source of receiving payments  for pizza days, school trips, etc. If you have not yet signed up your child(ren) for School Cash Online, please contact their classroom teacher. They will send you a copy of the step-by-step instructions. Once your child is set up, you do not have to complete the process again.

If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please don’t hesitate to contact The Parent Helpdesk:

parenthelp@schoolcashonline.com OR 1-866-961-1803

WELCOME TO EXTENDED DAY!!!

Welcome to our St. Aloysius Extended Day Program. We are so happy to see how our program is growing which is giving us more opportunities to reinforce knowledge and develop learning skills with diverse activities that we plan according to the children’s interests. Throughout these first few weeks we have been busy playing and enjoying some activities to help us get to know one another. The kids had the opportunity to work together and create our rules’ chart. This chart will help to ensure a safe and respectful learning environment for everyone.

Just a few reminders…

  • PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS that students are bringing to the program! We have approximately  20 kids from different grades in the program and it is hard to keep track of items that are left behind.
  • Usually we go outside at the end of the day, so please send appropriate clothing for your kids to be outside.
  • Don’t forget that our program runs from 7:00am to 6:00pm. Drop off in the morning is no earlier than 7am and pick up in the afternoon is no later than 5:55pm.

Parking Lot Reminders

To ensure the safety of all staff, students and parents, we ask that you follow the rules of the parking lot. The first row of parking (closest to the school) is a NO PARKING area for cars with the exception of Accessible Parking (permits must be present). We also ask that when you park, you are in a marked spot. Cars parked outside of the marked lines pose a problem for buses and school transportation vehicles. Thank you for your support in keeping everyone at St. Aloysius safe!

Pizza Lunch

Pizza days are every Thursday of each week. We will be offering cheese or pepperoni slices for purchase monthly through School Cash Online only (https://wcdsb.schoolcashonline.com). Once you have signed up, an email will be sent to you when pizza is available to be purchased for the following month. We do not accept cash and unfortunately no late orders can be accepted.

Terry Fox Run!

It’s that time of year again! Time to come together as a school for one very important event: the annual Terry Fox Run.

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be participating in one of the greatest fundraising events in Canada.  St Aloysius will join over 8,500 schools all across Canada to raise money for cancer research.  Each school celebrates Terry’s legacy in their own way, but together we all play a role in finding a cure for cancer.

Terry Fox was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with bone cancer in his leg. Like many other people diagnosed with cancer, Terry had led a very normal life up until then.

Terry decided he would run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. Many people thought that the idea was silly in the beginning.  To get from one end of Canada to the other, Terry would have to run 8,500km, or roughly 200 marathons in a row! Terry ran a marathon a day, or roughly 42 kilometers every day.

Terry Fox once said that it would be the youth who would carry on his dream of finding a cure for cancer.  It’s up to us to shape the future and make a difference in our world.  By participating in the Terry Fox Run and fundraising for cancer research, together we are beating cancer one-step at a time!

How are we going to do it?  Fundraising is easy. We have a goal to raise $500.00. We are asking every student to donate a toonie for Terry and we will walk for cancer research.

St Aloysius can do this!  We are an incredible school filled with school spirit and Terry Fox pride.  Let’s go all out to meet this challenge head on, just like Terry did!

Dance-a-thon

Our school Dance-a-thon will be taking place on Friday, October 19. It is an opportunity to raise money that will be used here at St. Aloysius to benefit students. In the past, we have been able to purchase Chromebooks, provide new outdoor equipment as well as new gym equipment and provide classroom resources for student use.

We ask that when students are collection money, that they only collect from friends and family. We strongly encourage that they do not go door-to-door as their safety is our number one concern.

There are prizes for the top earners:

1st place – $100 bill

2nd place – $50 bill

3rd place – $25 gift card for Walmart

Top class will win a pizza party!

Glow sticks, pop and chips will be available for purchase on the day of the dance!

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