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Welcome to Week 14 (Dec 4-8)


Fifteen more school days until the Christmas break! One of our wonderful Christmas traditions is fast approaching.  Next Wednesday and Thursday, our wonderful Music Department will be presenting their 27th annual Christmas Concert.  Be sure to get your tickets and bring your family and friends to this spectacular event.


 Reminders for the week:

  • TA’s are reminded that they have been assigned an Advent Service Project.  Please refer to the e-mail from Chaplaincy and feel free to contact them if you have any questions or concerns.
  • A reminder that the Mary Ward Staff Christmas Party is on Monday, December 11 at The Junction Kitchen and Bar starting at 3:30 p.m.  Please see the Social Committee for payment details.


This Week’s Schedule:


Monday, December 4 – Day 8 – Unit 6 Suggested Target Date

  • SAC Photos with Santa (Until Friday)
  • Lunch & Learn in the Office Conference Room
  • TPL presentation in library (Grade 9 on Dec 4-5, Grade 11, Dec 6-7)
  • TPJ20 CCAS Presentation, Dr. Engalla, in Caf, 10am
  • Safe and Accepting Schools Team (SAST) meeting, 3pm, office conference room


Tuesday, December 5 – Day 9

  • TPL presentation in library (Grade 9 on Dec 4-5, Grade 11, Dec 6-7)
  • Co-op Unit 5 integration #1
  •  NTIP @St. Bonaventure Church, N. Lena out all day
  • Winter Activity Day Meeting, office conference room at lunch time​
  • Religion Council Meeting - Steve Rosseel - out @ 1:15pm
  • Safe Schools PD at St. Martin's - Sersanti out all day
  • Trades in-service – DeRose out all day 

Wednesday, December 6 – Day 10

  • Staff meeting schedule as per agenda book
  • TPL presentation in library (Grade 9 on Dec 4-5, Grade 11, Dec 6-7)
  • Literacy Leads meeting – Bailey, 2-4pm
  • Heads meeting - R. Kennedy out on code 83
  • National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women


Thursday, December 7 – Day 1

  • Visitors to Mary Ward (OUIT)
  • TPL presentation in library (Grade 9 on Dec 4-5, Grade 11, Dec 6-7)
  • English Heads Mtg., @TINLIDS, 1:30pm-4pm, Rosseel out
  • ESL Workshop, Code 83, 8:30am - 2:45pm, Valentini out
  • Stop the Stigma Symposium at UofT Hart House, all day, Arturi unavailable


Friday, December 8 – Day 2

  • Gifted Students trip to St. Michaels College, 8:30-2:30pm, McAndrew out
  • Code 83, Chan, Ste-Croix, unavailable all day
  • Grade 12 Town Hall – Period 4-5
  • Kinesiology Trip to Waterloo Univ., 7:30 - 4:30pm, R. Kennedy out


Sports/Clubs (Home Games Noted): 


Please check our Google Mary Ward Sports Calendar by clicking on “School Calendar” on the left side panel, then “Calendar of Events”, and “Mary Ward Sports”. Come on out and support our teams!  Because the list can get very long, we’ll try publicizing just the HOME games.  



  • Jr. Boys' Basketball @Ward vs St. Pat's, 3-4:30pm, McAlpine



  • Thanks to all staff who gave of their time to meet with Parents/Guardians of their subject students and TAs! We appreciate your preparation and honest conversations and hope you found the evening to be productive. Thanks, also, to Paulette for arranging our delicious dinner that provided fuel for the evening session and thank you to Eileen for helping to coordinate Parent Teacher Interviews and for gathering volunteers! Our caretakers and volunteers did an amazingly efficient job of setting up and clearing the gym out too! Thanks everyone for your support to enable these great things to happen!
  • Congratulations to Sylvia Fortura, the volunteers, and the Design students whose Jewellery sale was a huge success.  Thanks for supporting their efforts.  We are certain the Design Students will be extremely busy in the next few weeks fulfilling orders!
  • Congrats to Dave Emer an​d his team of students and staff volunteers for all their hard work in organizing the Lego Challenge Event this past Saturday.  This was a huge endeavor with lots of outside community involvement and collaboration.  We look forward to getting some great Photos and info for the Mary Ward Website!

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TA Tip(s) of the week


The most anticipated TA celebration is fast approaching! The TA Christmas celebration ( December 21st) is a great time to enjoy the holiday season with your group. Whether you stay in or go out for an afternoon of fun, this is a great week to plan your celebration. 



Have a great week, everyone!​