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Welcome to Week 20 (Jan 29-Feb 2)


This Friday is Winter Activity Day! Welcome to February!



Reminders for the week:

  • First there was Invigor8. Now there is also InvigoATE! To celebrate the launch of Invigor8, Admin has arranged for a pancake breakfast to be served between 8-8:30am on Jan 29, Monday.
  • Stop the Stigma team will be hosting a TA activity on Jan 31 (Wed) Bell Let’s Talk day. To prepare for this activity, each TA group will receive some materials on Tuesday morning). There will also be reflections on health and well-being during morning announcements.
  • Please ensure your advisees have registered for a Winter Activity Day event and know the departure, return, and all other important details for their event.  Registration has been extended to lunch time in guidance office. Please remind advisees to pay attention to the call down.  This will be the final opportunity to be part of WAD!


This Week’s Schedule:


Monday, January 29 – Day A – INVIGOR8 Week Starts

·       Pancake breakfast for students and staff, 8-8:30am in cafeteria. FREE!

·       TA Credit Review meeting at lunch in Math Room 302 (open to all interested)

·       Stone Soup Cooking Club 3pm


Tuesday, January 30 – Day B



Wednesday, January 31 – Day A

  • WAD meeting in library conference room at lunch
  • Bell Let’s Talk Day


Thursday, February 1 – Day B – District Review Day

  • Unit 9 Suggested Target Date
  • District Review Team Visit – 8am Coffee in Library, 8:20am DRT Intro to staff, 9:10-11:30am visits, 12:10pm DRT debrief in staff room (all are invited)


 Friday, February 2 – Winter Activity Day!!


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.  



  • Sr. Boys' Basketball vs CHAT@Ward, 3-4:30pm, Buck/Vecchiarelli unavailable



  •  WAC - 'Homecoming' Sr. Boys' Basketball vs Libermann @Ward 3-4:30pm. 

  • ​A thank you once again to Adam, Solere, Eileen, and the student helpers representing the Angel Foundation for their continued work with the Student Nutrition Program.  It is an excellent opportunity to provide important nutrition to our students and staff!
  • Congratulations to the members of the Religion department who ran a very successful day for the Grade 9 Exams as well as the Grade 10 kick off. The same goes to the members of the Physical Education Department for the final assessment and then the kick off in the Gym! We appreciate your efforts!
  • We would like to thank Nadia and SAC for organizing all of the cake materials and arranging for a wonderful cake design competition! Thanks also to TA committee for lots of great activities that helped students learn more about Mary Ward, to Chaplaincy team for the morning reflections, and to all TA’s for the fantastic job in helping to celebrate Mary Ward’s Birthday.  Once again we were amazed by the creativity and hard work that went into all of the cake designs.  It is truly a special way to honor Mary Ward and it is wonderful to see the enthusiasm and bonding that is fostered by this event.  Well done! 
  • In addition to the above, you may like to know that Sr. Evanne’s response to the above celebration was as follows, “Good to see Mary Ward alive and well. We IBVMs are so pleased that you and all the Mary Ward community appreciate and celebrate and promulgate the life and work of, as you say, this amazing woman. All the best to all at Mary Ward.”
  •  A big thank you to the WAD committee for all of their hard work in distributing and collecting registration forms and for organizing the Winter Activity Day.  A special thank you also to all of the teacher supervisors for your hard work in planning and running the events; the Mary Ward community is very grateful.
  • Lastly but certainly not least, thanks very much to the Steering Committee and all of our teachers and support staff for the work and preparation that has gone into Invigor8. We truly appreciate it all.

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TA Tip(s) of the week

The tip is to Rest up for Invigor8!!

Have a great week, everyone!