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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Ward Weekly Update


For the week of Monday October 22nd – Friday October 26th, 2018


Hello Parents & Guardians.  Below, please find our Mary Ward Weekly Update.  This was also sent out electronically by School Messenger.


Welcome to Week 8

 Tip of the Week:

Punctuality to School:  Just a reminder to all families that school STARTS at 8:40 a.m.  At that time all students are expected to be in their TA groups.  Being in the building (but not in TA) constitutes the student receiving a ‘late’.  Please encourage all students to arrive at school at 8:30 a.m.  This allows students to go to their lockers, remove their coats, collect their text books, etc… to have everything they will need for morning TA as well as what they need for the first period.   Experience tells us that there is a DIRECT CORRELATION between the success of our students and attendance in morning TA.  For clarification purposes, TA is not optional.  All students must attend all 3 TA check in periods each day.  Students will also receive an absent or late notification home when they miss lunch or end of day TA check in/out.  We are in the process of following up with some individual students who are beginning to collect high numbers of ‘lates’.  Thank you for your support in this important aspect of our work here at Mary Ward.


Reminders of the Week:

The Ontario College Fair takes place Oct 23 (5 p.m. – 9 p.m.) & 24th (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.) at the Greencare Centre.  100 Princes' Blvd., Hall B - Exhibition Place, Toronto.  Do try to attend with your grade 11 or grade 12 child to investigate College opportunities and programs.


We continue with the “We Scare Hunger” annual food drive.  Please send any donated canned goods with your child between Monday Oct. 15th and Wednesday Oct. 31st. 


Monday October 22 – DAY 6

·       Academic Awards night presentation.  Mary Ward cafeteria 7 p.m. for those students & families who have already received an invitation.

·       Trip:  Senior Art/Com-Tech/Design/Photo/Video Trip to NYC.  Depart Monday night and return Saturday night.  Students previously registered.

·       Girls' Field Hockey playoffs @ Mary Ward 3:15 p.m.

·       Gr 11 & 12 SHSM Workshop in Science Seminar room all day

·       Trip:  HSE4M Trip to Scarborough Town Centre - depart 10:30 a.m. and dismissed from location.  Students previously registered.


 Tuesday October 23 – DAY 7

·       College Fair starts today.  See Reminders…

·       Fire Drill #2

·       Parent Council meeting 7 p.m.  All are welcome.  Mary Ward Library

·       Varsity Girls' BB @ Ward vs McLuhan 3:15 p.m.


Wednesday October 24 – DAY 8:

·       College Fair continues today.  See Reminders…

·       Trip:  CGC1D trip to Niagara Falls 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Students previously registered.

·       Girls' Field Hockey playoffs @ Mary Ward 1 p.m.

·       Trip:  Gr. 10 History Trip to Spadina House - 11:15 a.m. depart - 3:15 dismissal from site.  Students previously registered.

·       Sr. Boys' VB vs Brebeuf 3 p.m. @ Brebeuf


Thursday October 25 – DAY 9:

·       Trip: HFI2O Trip to Scarborough Town Centre.  Depart 9:30 a.m. and dismissed from location.  Students previously registered.

·       Trip:  International students' trip to Mount Nemo Conversation area - depart 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Students previously registered.


Friday October 26 – DAY 10:

Professional Learning Community (PLC) morning.  10 a.m. start

·       PLC morning for teachers.  School open for quiet work only between 8:40 – 9:55 a.m. and for students who arrive on yellow school bus.  Morning TA begins at 10 a.m.

·       TDCAA Cross Country Meet @ Centennial Park all day.  All members of X-C team attending.