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Toronto Catholic District School Board

 Mary Ward CSS Weekly Update:


For the week of Monday February 18th – Friday February 22nd, 2019


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


Welcome to Week 23


Tip of the Week:

  • Course selections are DUE this week.  Course selections for 2019-20 school year and student activity fees will be collected on Tuesday February 19th during extended TA AND for those who forgot, will also be collected on Friday February 22nd during extended TA.  Please be sure to review with your children over this extra-long weekend!

  • Our Math Department offers extra help through peer and teacher assistance every Monday- Thursday from 3 – 4 p.m. in the Math Department.  Please encourage your child to attend to receive additional assistance, to have help preparing for tests, to get help with their unit work.

  • The Science Department is now offering extra help sessions daily (Monday – Friday) at LUNCH in the Science Department.  A Science teacher will be present along with a number of strong senior science student-mentors.  All grades and levels of Science help will be available.  Don’t miss out!

  • Grade 12 Potential Grad Parents/Guardians:  We had a potential graduate meeting last Thursday February 14th and provided students information about their upcoming graduation.  Please look for a separate School Messenger email to you.  Ask your children about the assembly.  All college & university applicants MUST have 11 units submitted for March 26th.


Reminders of the Week:

  • School Cash Online:  I am reminding parents/guardians once again that we will be collecting My Blueprint course selection as well as student activity fees during the course selection process on Tuesday February 19th and Friday February 22nd.  All course selections will be done through My Blueprint, which is an online course selection process.  Families will also be able to pay for their Student Activities Fee on School Cash Online.  You may either print off a receipt that your child will bring to school as proof of payment or students can simply take a photo of the “paid” page which includes your child’s name.  This process is probably not necessary in the future but as we are learning together how to use this system, we believe this will be helpful.  Please take some time to register now for School Cash Online.  Families may also send cash or certified cheque/money order for those who do not wish to use School Cash Online.

  •  Important:  “Final Fifty” parent presentation takes place THIS Tuesday February 19th 7 p.m. at Mary Ward.  This is our annual FINAL FIFTY parent presentation.  It is the most important opportunity to learn/review tips & tools, and hear an interactive presentation on how you as parents/guardians can best help support your children to a successful completion to their school year at Mary Ward C.S.S. in the final “fifty” school days remaining of the year.  Most parents/guardians find this presentation extremely informative as well as helpful.  This is presented in conjunction with our Mary Parent Council.  This may be one of the most important presentation of this school year.  You do NOT WANT to miss this event!!! 


Monday February 18th:

  • Family Day – No school.


Tuesday February 19th – DAY C-6 – Extended TA; Special Schedule:

  • Black History presentation/assembly during extended TA.

  • Collection of course selection and student activity fees for 2019-20 school year during extended TA.

  • Test Centre will be open for grade 12’s to write tests when NOT in Black History assembly.

  • S.A.C. Spirit week:  Tropical Tuesday (Students wear tropical accessories OVER their Mary Ward school uniform).  No fee.

  • Athletics:  Ski & Snowboard team competition Mt. St. Louis.  Arrive 6:45 a.m. Depart 7 a.m. Return to school 5 p.m.

  • ‘FINAL FIFTY’ parent/guardian presentation 7 p.m. in Mary Ward cafeteria sponsored by our Parent Council.  All are welcome.  Please attend.  This is an important event for parents.  Students may accompany parents/guardians.

  • Excursion:  Gr. 9 trip to Ontario Science Centre.  Arrive at school 8:40 a.m. and depart 9 a.m.  Return to school 2:40 p.m.  Students previously registered for trip.


Wednesday February 20th – DAY 9 – UNIT 10 Suggested Target Date:

  • S.A.C. Spirit week:  Retro shoes & socks day (Students wear funky/colourful socks/shoes from 70’s – 90’s WITH their Mary Ward school uniform).  No fee.

  • S.A.C. Spirit week:  Dance-off in the cafeteria at lunch

  • Excursion:  MPM1P/2P trip to Toronto Auto Show.  Depart 9:30 a.m. and return 1:30 p.m.  Student previously registered.

  • Music Department parent/guardian meeting for Italy 2019 Band trip.  Meeting begins at 7 p.m. with lawyer available to sign notary authorizations at 6:30 p.m. in Mary Ward cafeteria.

  • Athletics:  Track & Field meet @ York University.  Depart 10:30 a.m. and return 6:30 p.m. 


Thursday February 21st – DAY 10:

  • Stone Soup cooking program begins at 3:00 p.m.

  • Athletics:  Jr. and Sr. girls’ volleyball TDCAA finals at University of Toronto.  Congratulations, girls!

  • Fan bus to watch girls’ volleyball finals.  $5.00 must be paid and registered ahead of time.  Permission form signed by parents AND TA.  Fan bus departs 10:30 a.m. and returns 6 p.m.

  • S.A.C. Spirit week:  Twin Day!  (Students to find a person to dress same as).  No fee.  Students choosing NOT to participate are expected to be in full and proper uniform.

  • S.A.C. Spirit week:  Trivia game at lunch in cafeteria


Friday February 22nd – DAY 1; Extended TA “A” for Course Selection/Collection:

  • Last day for collection of 2019-20 course selection forms and student activity fees during TA time.

  • Test Centre will be open for grade 12 students NOT returning to Mary Ward next year during Extended TA.

  • Athletics: Girls soccer team indoor tournament @ Hangar all day

  • S.A.C. Spirit week:  Rep your grade colour day.  (Students wear Gr. 9s GREEN; Gr. 10s WHITE; Gr. 11s BLUE; Gr 12s RED)  PAID Civvies.

  • S.A.C. Spirit week:  Pep rally in gym during lunch