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Welcome back to another exciting year at Pope Francis School

Please check this page often to see news and events from this school year.

 

Celebration of Learning

 

On June 18th the parents and students from the ELP SK program gathered together in the park to celebrate the completion of the ELP program for the SK students. Thank you ELP team for all your efforts in preparing the students for Grade 1.

 

 
Grade 8's in Niagara Falls

On May 21st the Grade 8 class went to Niagara Falls. It was a very exciting time and they had the opportunity to experience the wonder of Niagara falls and the entertainment of Clifton Hill. Thank you Mr. Camilleri for organizing the day.

 

 

Soccer BBQ

On June 17th several our community members joined us for some fun in the sun. The 2nd annual Soccer/BBQ was a great success. Students and parents were able to enjoy a fun game of soccer and enjoy some BBQ. Thank you to all the community members that were able to join us and for the BBQ experience and assistance of the Grade 8 students. Thank you, Ms. Di Ciocco and Mr. Camilleri, for helping to organize the games.

 

 


Fun Fair

On June 14th the Pope Francis school community gathered together to celebrate another wonderful school year. This year's Fun Fair was bigger and better than ever before. Thank you to all the community members who donated items and for their participation in the event. Thank you CSPC for organizing an amazing event. Thank you Trustee Di Pasquale for joining us and supporting our school.





Appreciation Tea

Pope Francis school is a thriving community. As a way to show our appreciation for all the community does for us, we are having an appreciation event. Join us on May 16th from 2-3pm for a few snacks and conversation as we celebrate you!

Please RSVP before May 3rd

Tea Invitation 2019.pdfTea Invitation 2019.pdf

 

 

 

Catholic Education Week- Casino Night

Join us on May 7th from 6-8pm in the school gym for Casino Night. Spend an evening playing student create games of probability and chance. Prizes and fun await!

Casino Night Flyer.pdfCasino Night Flyer.pdf

 


Pizza Order May-June

order form May-June 2019.pdforder form May-June 2019.pdf

 

Stations of the Cross
On Holy Thursday, the school gathered together to experience the stations of the cross. The Gr 3 and 4 students along with the Gr 8’s took the students through the final steps of Jesus before his crucifixion. It was a very powerful and informational presentation. Thank you Ms. Baciao, Mr. Noto and Mr. Camilleri for all your efforts.
 


ECO Club at Pope Francis

The ECO club has started at Pope Francis. As a way to help save and support the environment, Pope Francis has an ECO Club. Their first initiative is to start a composting program at the school. As well as, a classroom herb garden. Thank you all the ECO Club members for your efforts and to Ms. Henderson for her leadership.


Jr. Boys and Girls Volleyball

On April 9th and 10th, the Jr. boys and Jr. girls volleyball teams were in full swing. Both teams were very competitive and  gave it their all. The boys faced some very prepared teams and were kept out of the finals.


The girls played very well all day long and found themselves in the final against a very strong  competitor. After an amazing come from behind victory the girls had to play an overtime match to determine the winner. With relentless spirit and determination the girls were victorious. Congratulations girls on being the Jr. Division Champions!
Thank you coaches Ms. Di Ciocco and Ms. Rego for all your efforts.


WENTT Conference
On April 10th the Gr 7 girls travelled to Bishop Marocco/Thomas Merton Secondary School to experience a very exciting day. During the day the girls were able to experience non-traditional careers and participate in some fun hands on learning.



CSPC Movie Night- March 29th @ 6pm

Movie Night Flyer.pdfMovie Night Flyer.pdf

All Pope Francis community members are welcome to attend the CSPC movie night.

If you would like to vote for the movie that will be played please click on the link below.

https://goo.gl/forms/Ij7kfJgMf4PgXtqu2

 

Prizes and food will be available at the show!

See you there!

 

Big Kid Entertainment "Red"

On March 26th the performers from Big Kid Entertainment presented their play “Red” to the students. It was based on the classic story “Little Red Riding Hood”. It had a focus on cyber safety and awareness and how to navigate the internet safely. We had a few celebrity performers from the staff at Pope Francis. Thank you to narrator, Ms. Rosati and Google expert, Ms. Fallico for helping with the production.



Shrove Tuesday Celebration

 

On March 5th, the Pope Francis CSPC were very busy, cooking over 400 pancakes for the school to enjoy. They dawned their spatulas and griddles and were flipping pancakes for a great morning of fun and food. Thank you to all the community sponsors that donated the pancake mix and cutlery. Dufferin Mall, No Frills and Fresh Co. Thank you also to the many CSPC members and parent volunteers who helped. We appreciate your efforts.

 





Fuel Fitness for the Gr. 5 Class

 

On Friday March 1st 2019 our Grade 5 students had the opportunity to work with Jerome Ferguson - a fitness trainer from Fuel Training Club - located on Dundas St. West. Jerome spoke with our students about the importance of physical activity and the positive effects it has on the mind and body. Our Grade 5s participated in a variety of dynamic stretching, rigorous active movements and exercises ​which proved to be challenging and fun! What a great opportunity it was to have Jerome offer his time and experience with our Timberwolves. Check out our students in action!​




Marlies Game

On Feb 27th, the students were able to participate in a very exciting Toronto Marlies game. The game was filled with great plays and exciting end to end action. Unfortunately our Marlies came up short in the last 30sec of the game. Despite the result we all had a great time. Thank you Angel Foundation for organizing the event.

This year was extra special as 5 of our Pope Francis students were able to skate on the ice and participate in the opening ceremonies of the game. Maybe in a few years, a Pope Francis Grad could be suiting up for the Marlies.

 




Junior W5H

On February 20th the Pope Francis  W5H team competed in their completion. W5H consists of a series of trivia and general knowledge questions that the academic athletes answer in order to score points. This years team were well prepared and competed well against very strong competition. This the year, the team finished in 2nd place. Congratulations team and thank you Coach Rego for preparing the team so well.


Intermediate Basketball

 

On February 5th the Boys basketball team competed in their Divisional Tournament. They played very well and worked as a team to finish in third place. Great job boys and thank to their coaches, Mr. Walsh and Mr. Noto.

On February 6th the Girls basketball team hosted a number of area schools in their Divisional tournament. Throughout the day the girl played very well and had a lot of exciting games. The girls finished in 4th place and would like to thank their coach, Mr. Noto for
guiding them in their basketball experience. 

 



Valentine's Day Dance

On February 14th the Gr. 8 students hosted a Valentine’s Dance for the school. It was a great time and the students showed their spirit by dressing in pink, red and white. Thank you Gr. 8’s for organizing a great time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Drumming Presentation

 

On February 28th, the school gathered together for a drumming presentation focusing on the concept of "

"Ubuntu" is a very compelling and riveting ancient African philosophy that deals with the way we relate to one other: "Umuntu Ungumuntu Ngabantu" (A person is a person because of people) Ubuntu was the ideology that Nelson Mandela credited when asked how the reconciliation among races in his country could occur with no bloodshed and without retribution. This philosophy states: "because we are all connected in our humanity, to harm another person would be to harm ourselves, to seek revenge on others would be to hurt ourselves" This ties in spiritually with the Biblical admonition of “love thy neighbor” The Ubuntu workshop not only teaches conflict resolution and assertive communication, but also instills in the students a sense of self and purpose: tools necessary to deal with bullying.
The Ubuntu assembly combines music (80 drums and percussion instruments) media, story telling, history, philosophy and anecdotes to teach students on how to build good and virtuous character.







Pizza March-May Order Form

 

 

 

 

order form Mar-May 2019.pdforder form Mar-May 2019.pdf

 

Pope Francis Sweater Orders

Sweater Order Form.pdfSweater Order Form.pdf

 

Parent Teacher Conferences- February

Parent-Teacher Interviews February.pdfParent-Teacher Interviews February.pdf

 

Advent Mass

On December 13th the communities of St. Francis of Assisi School and Pope Francis School joined together to celebrate the season of advent. It was a beautiful celebration lead by our Parish Priest, Fr. Jimmy. Thank you all the students who participated in the various readings and to Ms. Rosati, Ms. Lamb and Mr. Colucci for organizing the mass.

 

 

Christmas Concert 2018

Join us on December 12th @ 6pm for an evening of song and entertainment.

Flyer 2018.pdfFlyer 2018.pdf

Christmas Concert Pizza Pre-Order.pdfChristmas Concert Pizza Pre-Order.pdf

 

Students Use Technology to Support Math Understanding

On a regular basis, students use the schools technology to support and enhance their learning. In the pictures you can see the students using computers to display their Data Management information in a series of Bar graphs. Thank you to the support of the Pope Francis CSPC for purchasing additional computers for the students to use.



Pizza Order Form Dec-Feb

order form Dec-Feb 2018.pdforder form Dec-Feb 2018.pdf

 

Financial Literacy Comes to Pope Francis

On November 20th, a group of volunteers from Willis Towers Watson, a financial advisement company, visited the students from Grades 4-6 to inform the students on the importance of financial management and responsible use of finances as they grow older. Thank you to Ms. Isabel for organizing the event as well as Mr. Leroy from Willis Towers Watson for allowing his staff to help our students.


Remembrance Day Assembly

On November 9th, the students joined together to recognize the sacrifices of our fellow Canadian Heroes. The assembly had poems, prayers and a moment of silence. Thank you to all the students that participated and reminded us to Never Forget.


St. Francis Table Food Drive
On November 8th the Gr. 2 and 7 students walked over to St. Francis Table to deliver the many items that were collected over the last few weeks.
Thank you to all the families who donated items. The donations were very much appreciated.

Intermediate Volleyball
On November 6th and 7th, the boys and girls intermediate volleyball teams participated in their tournament at Pope Francis School. Both teams competed very well and had an excellent day of competition. Thank you coaches, Mr. Camilleri, Ms. DiCiocco and all the Go Timberwolves!



 Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Interviews.pdfParent-Teacher Interviews.pdf

 

Halloween Dance Information and Order Form

Halloween letter 2018.pdfHalloween letter 2018.pdf

 

Popcorn Day Order Form

Popcorn Order Form Nov-Dec.pdfPopcorn Order Form Nov-Dec.pdf

 

International Languages Elementary (ILE) Program: November Update

 

IL Survey to Be Conducted in All TCDSB Elementary Schools
On July 12th, the Board of Trustees of the TCDSB approved a motion to survey parents in all TCDSB Elementary Schools to determine whether parents wish to continue or initiate an International Languages program at their child’s school.   
Process and Timelines:
  • One survey will be sent to each family with the Progress Report card with the oldest or only child in each family.   
  •  All surveys must be completed and returned in the sealed envelope provided, to the school principal no later than November 27, 2018.  
  • No survey will be accepted after November 27th.
Should parents wish to have a translated version to assist with the completion of the English survey, they can request a translated copy from the school principal or download a copy of the target language from: https://www.tcdsb.org/ProgramsServices/SchoolProgramsK12/InternationalLanguages/International-Language-Survey/Pages/Default.aspx. Translations are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, Arabic,   Filipino, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) Tamil,  and Italian. 
 
All parents are encouraged to participate to ensure that results reflect the individual and collective voice of the school community.  Surveys from 67% of all families in the school must be completed and returned in order for the results to be considered viable. In order to determine if the program is to be continued, using the Board approved model or to move the IL program to an alternative model, the majority of 51% should be attained for the preferred selection. 
In January, a report will be submitted to the Board of Trustees.  This report will include a list of results by school, including the response rates for each school.  However, only schools with the required 67% response rate will receive a detailed summary of parent responses.
 

 

For updated information regarding the International Languages  Elementary (ILE) Program please visit: https://www.tcdsb.org/programsservices/schoolprogramsk12/internationallanguages/pages/change-to-international-languages-program.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis School Socks

Show your school spirit from head to toe with Pope Francis Socks.

Please consider placing an order

Pre-Order Form (Francis Elementary).pdfPre-Order Form (Francis Elementary).pdf

 

Vote for the new Pope Francis School Crest

Have your say and vote for your favourite design for the new school crest.

Click on the link

https://goo.gl/forms/OyTLdXGz0JGHA5sj1

 

Cross Country

On October 16th and 23 the Pope Francis Cross Country Team travelled to the Beaches Boardwalk to compete in a Cross Country meet. The athletes had a wonderful time and competed very well. Congratulations to all the athletes and thank you to their coaches for the many hours of time training our student-athletes.







Terry Fox Walk

On September 27th the students and staff participated in the annual Terry Fox walk. We walked around the neighborhood to show their support for Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope. This year, we were very successful and a donation will be made to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Thank you Ms. DiCiocco for organizing the event.





1st School Mass

On September 27th the student joined with St. Francis of Assisi school for our community mass. Thank you St. Francis of Assisi for leading us in our first mass of the year it was wonderful and you certainly made us feel that we belonged.



NED Presentation

On September 26tht he school participated in a presentation to inspire students to be like NED.

NED stands for:

Never Give Up

Encourage Others

Do Your Best

The students heard about Ned's day where he changed is attitude from negative to positive with the help from people around him. They were also entertained by yo-yo tricks and magic.

Thank you Soupy for joining us!



  

Nutrition Program Donation Form

Donation Letter September.pdfDonation Letter September.pdf

 

Curriculum Night BBQ

Curriculm Night Order Form.pdfCurriculm Night Order Form.pdf

 

1st Communion and Confirmation Registration

 Poster Pre-Registration.pdfPoster Pre-Registration.pdf

 

Orange Shirt Day- September 28th

Orange Shirt Day.pdfOrange Shirt Day.pdf

 

CSPC Nomination Form Flyer

Nomination Flyer.pdfNomination Flyer.pdf

 

Pizza Order Form September- November

order form Sept-Nov.pdforder form Sept-Nov.pdf

CSPC Nomination Form
CSPC nomination form.pdfCSPC nomination form.pdf

 

International Languages Program Update
The Board of Trustees of the TCDSB voted on July 12, 2018 to maintain the International Languages Program in 44 elementary schools.  Pending Ministry of Education approval, the program will be taught for 30 minutes a day, four days a week within the 300-minute school day for the next school year. 
A survey will be distributed to all IL schools in November to determine whether parents wish to keep the current format or select another alternative delivery method for International Languages.
The program will also be formally evaluated within the school year and more information will follow as the year progresses.
All schools will maintain:  60 minutes per day of Mathematics instruction; 60 minutes per day of Literacy; 30 minutes per day of Religion; 20 minutes of daily physical activity; and the current mandatory French program as previously delivered, be it Core French, Immersion or Extended French.   Curriculum Leadership & Innovation staff with be providing resources to assist classroom teachers in covering all curriculum expectations.
For updated information regarding the International Languages Integrated Day Pilot, please visit: https://www.tcdsb.org/programsservices/schoolprogramsk12/internationallanguages/pages/change-to-international-languages-program.aspx

 

 

Please complete and return the following package by September 20th.

pink package 2018-2019.pdfpink package 2018-2019.pdf

 

 

 

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