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 Welcome to Week 19 (Jan 22-26)


This week we gear up for Winter Activity Day as we confirm registration and finalize some numbers.  Planning and organizing for Invigor8 continues. This week is also Health Action Week and Anna Sersanti and her crew have some fantastic events planned.


 Reminders for the week:


  • Mary Ward/TA Week starts from Jan 22 and ends on Jan 26. This coincides with Mary Ward’s birthday. The intention of this week is really meant to take time to highlight our namesake Mary Ward and her incredible contributions.
  • Grade 9 Religion Exam – Please ensure your advisees are aware of the requirements and procedures for Jan 25, Thursday’s exam.  All Grade 9’s should report to Religion Period 1 to submit units and pick up exam authorization slips.  The exam will take place during periods 2 & 3 in the Cafetorium.  Religion will be closed all morning.  
  • Friday is an official Exam Day.  There may be a few groups of students in the building writing various tests.  Please refer to Andrea’s e-mail on Jan 19 regarding staff attendance procedures for this day.
  • A reminder that the Mary Ward Birthday Celebration will take place on Jan 23, Tuesday.  Each TA should have already got a package of cake mix and icing for their respective cakes last week.  Although we know that you will plan the cake design as a TA group, we understand that groups of students might be baking the actual cake on their own time.  Cake designs will once again be displayed and judged at Lunch in the Cafeteria on Jan 23, Tuesday.


This Week’s Schedule:


Monday, January 22 – Day 1 - Extended TA “B” for WAD Collection

  • Math EQAO (Fast trackers), Rm 302, Period 1-3
  • LSSAC meeting at lunch office conference room
  • Department Heads' Meeting at 2pm
  • Stone soup begins 3pm-5:15pm


Tuesday, January 23 – Day 2 - Staff Meeting Schedule (early dismissal)

  • Mary Ward Birthday Celebration – Cake display and judging at lunch in cafeteria
  • Code 83 – Religion – Rosseel, Zabana, Tsang-Lee out


Wednesday, January 24 – Day 3 - Extended TA “B” for WAD Collection

  • SHSM Day in Gym, Per 4-5, Engalla
  • Parent Council Meeting – 7 p.m. in the Library
  • Parise-Bullock out at workshop
  • Andrea out at Secondary Principals meeting


Thursday, January 25 – Day C-7

  • Final Grade 9 Religion Exams (Students will hand in Units during Period 1 and pick up exam authorization slips; Exam will be written during Periods 2 and 3 in the Caf – Please check with Steve if you need more details)
  • Gr.10 P.E. final assessment periods 1-2 / Gr.9 P.E. Kick Off periods 4/5
  • Code 94 – Notten, Arturi, Fortura, Powell out


Friday, January 26 – Exam Day

  •  EA’s and some IA’s participating in 1st of 2 standard First Aid Training days



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 Neil, 3pm, Coach: McAlpine



  • Sr. Girls' Volleyball @Ward vs Notre Dame, 3-5:30pm, Emer/Wong



  • Jr. Girls' Volleyball @Ward, vs O'Conner, D.H., 3-5:30pm, Loconte/Walker
  • Sr. Girls' Volleyball @Ward, vs O'Conner, D.H., 3-5:30pm, Emer/Wong




  • Thanks to the WAD committee for their continued work on Winter Activity Day and a special thanks to those TA’s who are helping with activities and WAD collection in preparation for Feb 2.
  • ​A special thanks for Nadia Lena and the SAC Team for all of their organizing and planning for the cake mixes for Mary Ward’s Birthday.  We can’t wait to see the creativity!​

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TA Tip(s) of the week

This week is Mary Ward TA week! We will be learning about the life of Mary Ward during our morning reflections. The end of the week (Thursday) will culminate with a Mary Ward TA quiz.   This is a great time to re-focus your TA and have them pay special attention to what is being said, and the messages that we want them to reflection on for that particular day.   

Have a great week, everyone!