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Welcome to Week 33 (May 7-11)


We have had an amazing couple of weeks here at Ward.  This week, we look forward to the fantastic Art Show!  “Resonate” is open all week: Be sure to get your tickets!  Tickets are $5 for a week of access to all events, $8 for a T-shirt, and the Gala Special is $10 for a full-week access pass AND a T-Shirt.


Also, don’t forget to also check out some great school sports teams in action this week and note that we have a number of students involved in team sports.


 Reminders for the week: 

  • Please remind students that five weeks remain to submit units and write tests. 
  • Friday is the last day for excursions! 
  • As we continue in this busy season of sporting events and excursions, we ask that you please follow up with your advisees in TA to remind them to carry an Epi-pen with them if they require one.  Feel free to ask that they show you their personal Epi-pen and if you continue to run into any hesitations; please send them to the office.


This Week’s Schedule:  


Monday, May 7 - Day 2 – Art Show Opening

·       At around 11:45am, Grade 10 & Grade 12 students will be called to come to cafeteria for a quick assembly – Tsang-Lee, Candiotto​

·       Lunch & Learn  - Office Conference Room

·       Gala Opening of “Resonate” - 6:30-10:00 pm

·       Safe and Accepting Schools Team meeting, office conference room, 3pm – De Silva, Sersanti, K. Wong unavailable

·       Skills Canada Competitions @Toronto Congress Centre, depart:  Mon., May 7 @11:30am, Return:  Wed., May 9, 1pm, Powell/Emer/DeRose unavailable


Tuesday, May 8 – Day 3

  • Art Show (9 a.m. until 4 p.m.)
  • Calendar Committee Meeting, 12-1pm, Office conference room
  • Gr. 10 Science Trip to Toronto Zoo, 9am-2:50pm, Frair & Loconte unavailable
  • Skills Canada Competitions @Toronto Congress Centre, depart:  Mon., May 7 @11:30am, Return:  Wed., May 9, 1pm, Powell/Emer/DeRose unavailable
  •  ​Safe Schools Student Symposium @Montecassino Place, all day, Sersanti unavailable​



 Wednesday, May 9 – Day 4 - Unit 15 Suggested Due Date

  • Art Show (9 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.)
  • Skills Canada Competitions @Toronto Congress Centre, depart:  Mon., May 7 @11:30am, Return:  Wed., May 9, 1pm, Powell/Emer/DeRose unavailable
  • Sr. Business Trip to Cadbury, depart @11:30am - 3:30pm, Scarano, Pezzetta unavailable
  • Year of the School Showcase @Montecassino Event Centre, all day, Mak unavailable


Thursday, May 10 – Day 5

  • Art Show (9 a.m. until 4 p.m.)
  • Province-wide Mass/Peace Walk @CEC, 9:30am-2:30pm, Dabbagh unavailable
  • SHSM PD - Engalla out


Friday, May 11 – Day 6 – Last Day for Excursions

  • Art Show (9 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.)
  • Faith Concert @Dante Alighieri, 7:15pm, Supervisor:  Mr. Dabbagh
  • International Students' Trip to Wonderland, depart 10am-6pm, Zidar, Ferrante unavailable


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.  



  •  Boys' Soccer Game @Ward vs SJPII, 3pm, Coaches: Vecchiarelli



  • Girls' Soccer Game @Ward vs OCS, 3pm, Coaches:  Rossi, Emer, Ventura, Gintoli
  • Boys' Soccer Game @Ward vs McLuhan, 3pm, Coaches: DeRose, Vecchiarelli, De Silva





  • Congratulations goes out to the Business Department for a wonderful Marketing Fair filled with tasty treats and positive entrepreneurial spirit!
  • A big thank you to Anna Sersanti and her Safe Schools team for spearheading Mental Health Awareness Week.  There were a number of fantastic activities that occurred last week during lunch and we greatly appreciate all of the forums, discussions and guest speakers that attended the school.  Well done!
  •  Re: Asian Heritage Month’s celebration, thanks to

o   Kitty, JP, Mike C., and Sheri for the planning and auditioning of students performances for representing Mary Ward CSS at the Annual Expose at St. Joseph’s Morrow Park!

o   S. Mak for coordinating the themed morning prayers!

o   Kara for leading a team of students in putting together the interactive World Map “Friends around the World” display plus the information board with lots of interesting information about various parts of Asia!

o   Adam and Maureen for giving students opportunities to earn units by researching into Asian Canadians who have made a positive difference to our society and creating Bristol boards/posters for display throughout this month!

o   Anna S. for leading her Health Action Team of students and made smoothies out of ingredients popular in Asia for the tasting event that kicked off Asian Heritage Month celebration!

o   Lucy for coordinating with her ESL students in offering Asian Snacks Tasting events (one day a week there is a featured snack from an Asian country) during lunch time for four weeks!

o   John N. for encouraging participation by students from his Anime Club to offer our general student population full-length Japanese Animation Film instead of the usual short episodes for three Wednesdays after school during the month of May!

o   Mary-Lynn for inviting an Asian Film Director who was born in a sinking ship in the middle of the ocean to give a presentation that is open to all students. The director will speak to students about her work which explores how cultural expectations impact First generation Asian Canadians. ​

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TA Tip(s) of the week

r     TAs to remind students if there are any courses they have finished or dropped earlier in the year to return the textbook before the rush.


Have a blessed and joyous week, everyone!​