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Welcome to Week 16 (Dec 17-21)


We are almost there!  We have a fun filled week ahead of us full of TA activities, Christmas celebrations and of course, the annual Christmas Assembly!!


Reminders for the week:


  • A reminder that if students wish to pick up their extra units to work on over the holidays, they must do it well before Friday (The Unit they are currently working on plus 1 more).  As per past practice, we will permit students to hand in 2 units per course from Monday January 7th, 2019 to Friday January 11th, 2019.  After that time, we are back to the 1 unit per course per week policy.
  • Cafeteria Service will end on Wednesday. Please ensure your TAs are aware and plan accordingly.
  • If you are leaving the school for your TA Christmas activity, please ensure Angela is aware of any students who are NOT attending, and advise her of any no-shows.  In saying this, we ask that you please provide the Excursion list for your TA outings to Angela by no later the Wednesday @ 12:00 p.m.
  • Student Supervisor - Dan-Lee Athill out all week
  • SAC activities this week –

o   Monday, December 17th - Christmas Karaoke in the Cafeteria & SAC Caroling

§  Christmas Karaoke in the cafeteria  at Lunch

§  SAC Christmas Caroling in departments

o   Tuesday, December 18th - TA Gingerbread House Decorating Competition

§  TAs are in charge of getting their own gingerbread house kits and decorating with members (similar to Halloween pumpkin contest)

§  Gingerbread houses will be brought down to the caf at lunch

o   Wednesday, December 19th- Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

§  ​Ugly Christmas Sweaters to be worn​ on top of the uniform 
This Week’s Schedule:

Monday, December 17 – Day 3

  • V​P Brighton – off
  • SAC Christmas Karaoke in the Caf & SAC Caroling
  • Life After MW – Visual Arts/Comm Tech Alumni Event (all morning) – Alumni sharing experiences/work via keynote, breakout sessions, and portfolio walk-about. Staff and senior Visual Arts/Comm Tech students are welcome.
  • Department Heads' meeting @ 2 p.m. in the Library
  •        Student Success meeting @ 1pm in the office conference room


Tuesday, December 18 – Day 4

·       TA Gingerbread House Decorating Competition  
·       Principal’s meeting – Magee out all day


Wednesday, December 19 – Day 5 – Unit 7 Suggested Target Date

  • Ugly Christmas Sweater Day


Thursday, December 20 – Day C-4

  • Advent Liturgy and TA Christmas Activities


TA                   8:40-9:00

Period 1           9:00-10:00

Period 2           10:00-11:00

Liturgy            11:00-12:00

Lunch              12:00-1:10

Period 4           1:10-2:00

Period 5           2:00-2:50


  • TA Activities in the afternoon (where previously planned)
  • Resource Centers and Test Centre to remain open for students will be present in the afternoon


Friday, December 21 – Day C (No Floor Schedule)

  • Civvies Day – no cost!
  • Annual Christmas assembly
  • Staff Christmas Breakfast in Family Studies
  • Test Centre open before and after assembly
  • Special Schedule:

Staff Breakfast                8:00 – 9:15 in Family Studies

Extended TA                   9:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Christmas Assembly     11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch                             12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

​Extended TA                   1:15 – 2:50 p.m. 


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. Girls Volleyball Game vs JPII @Ward, 3pm, Coaches Loconte/Sahlani
  • Sr. Girls Volleyball Game vs JPII @Ward, 3pm, Coaches Emer/Wong



  • Varsity Badminton tryouts @Mary Ward, 3pm - 4:30pm, Coaches: Harnum/MacKay



  • Finally, thanks to all TAs for preparing the students well for the Lockdown Drill! It was done efficiently! Thanks also to the shakers and movers who took their tasks seriously and really shook the doors hard and gave some of you quite a drill experience!
  • The Christm​as Season officially arrived at Mary Ward last Wednesday and Thursday night when our community experienced the inspiring musical talents of our Music Department! A special thanks to M. Carabine, Cormier, Dabbagh, Chau, and John Volpe; to our volunteers - Rayman, Notten, MacKay, Powell, Largo, TuccittoShank; thanks for your support behind the scenes! Thanks also to staff members who attended the concert and show your support!


Meanwhile, here is a list of the iRaffle winners from the concert:



1st Prize: iPhone XS Max

Ticket #: 280

Winner: D. Joseph

Seller: T. Joseph


2nd Prize: iPhone XS

Ticket #: 11575

Winner: N. Valencia

Seller: N. Valencia


3rd Prize: Apple Watch Series 4

Ticket #: 1133

Winner: A. Lin

Seller: R. Deng


4th Prize: Apple Watch Series 4

Ticket #: 10704

Winner: M. Outow

Seller: M. Rocha-Sersanti


5th Prize: iPad

Ticket #: 6947

Winner: D. Leung

Seller: R. Leung


6th Prize: iPad

Ticket #: 2303

Winner: J. Tarulli

Seller: M. Tarulli


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TA Tip(s) of the week


The much anticipated Christmas Assembly will take place on Friday morning! Some of your former advisees may come back to watch the assembly. If they do, please remind them that they must check-in at the main office prior to the assembly. Have a blessed holiday!


Have a great week, everyone!