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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Welcome to Week 14 (Dec 3-7)


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 Annual Christmas Concert.  Be sure to get your tickets for this “Joy to the Ward” concert and bring your family and friends to this spectacular event.


 Reminders for the week:

  • This week is also Parent Teacher Interviews.  Please review the times listed in this edition of Varia for Thursday’s timelines.
  • 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 the same day as the Staff meeting this year, i.e. Wednesday, December 5th. It follows the Staff Meeting (3-5 pm) in the Library. Please refer to Visconti’s Nov 27 email re: payment details.
  • Lockdown Drill is on December 10th, next Monday morning. Please post the updated Emergency Response Procedure poster that you will receive at the Police training session on the Dec 7th PA Day and review the updated procedure with your students first thing Dec 10th Monday morning during morning TA. If you are going to be away on the Dec 7th PA Day, please let K. Wong know ahead of time and get the Emergency Response Procedure Poster for posting prior to Dec 7th. Thanks in advance for noting this important safety-related update!

    — Please submit a list of students who will be participating in the Christmas TA outing to Cardinale before Dec 19th.



This Week’s Schedule:


Monday, December 3 –WARD Unit Ext TA-B, Day 5

  • VP Brighton – off
  • IPRC meeting at SJPII, Magee out AM
  • SAC Photos with Santa (Until Tuesday)


Tuesday, December 4 – Day 6 – Unit 6 Suggested Target Date

  • SAC Photos with Santa (last day)
  • Toronto Public Library Visit, Period 1, 2, 3 in library - K. Wong unavailable Period 3, Rosseel unavailable Period 1-3
  • Winter Activity Day (WAD) Organizing Committee meeting, library conference room, lunch time – All are welcome!
  • I(Equity Plus Inclusivity Committee) meeting, office conference room, Period 5 – Bailey, Arturi, Largo, Mak, Weather, K. Wong, Magee unavailable
  • HPE heads meeting, Kennedy out all day
  • Robotics Team - Presentation & Mentoring Rookie FRC Team - Emer out 10:30am to 2pm


Wednesday, December 5 – Day 7 - Staff meeting - Special Schedule

  • Staff Christmas Party following the Staff Meeting (3-5 pm) in the Library
  • Stop the Stigma Student Mental Health Symposium, Bailey out all day
  • CCSDL Conference Committee planning meeting, lunch, library conference room
    —- PPL301 Boxing trip, 9-12noon, Kennedy/Peets out


Thursday, December 6 – Day C-3

  • National Day of Remembrance (Action on Violence Against Women)
  • Lunch & Learn in the Office Conference Room

  • THJ201/THM3M1 Trip to Yorkdale Cinema; meet at site 9:30am, dismissed from site 2pm, DeRose unavailable
  • Parent-Teacher Interview day special schedule


TA check-in    8:40 – 8:55

Period 1           9:00 – 9:40

Period 2           9:40 – 10:20

Period 3           10:20 – 11:00

Lunch              11:00 – 11:45

TA check-in    11:45-11:50

Period 4           11:50 – 12:30

Period 5           12:30 - 1:10

TA check-out  1:10


  • Parent- Teacher Interviews will run from 3 – 5 p.m. and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Swiss Chalet dinner will be served courtesy of Admin between interview times. Please return the order form that is in your mailbox to the main office.


Friday, December 7 – PA Day

  • VP Brighton - off



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 @Ward vs Newman, 4:30pm, Coach: Loconte, S
  • ahlani
  • Sr. Girls Volleyball Game vs Newman @Ward, 3pm, Coaches: Emer/Wong



  • Jr. Boys Basketball Game vs O'Connor @Ward, 4:30pm, Coaches:  Carabine/DaCosta/T
  • harshan
  • Sr. Boys Basketball Game vs O'Connor @Ward, 3:15pm, Coaches: Tuccitto, Vecchiarelli, Br
  • egar



  • This year's Advent Service Projects assemblies were a fantastic way to start this season of giving. Thanks to Harnum, Mak, Dabbagh, Zabana, Chau, Tucitto, and the student tech crew!  As we celebrate the virtue of Charity this month, let’s make this as wonderful an experience for others as we can!
  • 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 and 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/outing (December 20th) 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!​