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Toronto Catholic District School Board

    Welcome to Week 21 (Feb 4-8)


    Last week was such a snowy week! We wanted to thank everyone for all the efforts during the week and especially on Friday which ensured yet another successful Winter Activity Day!


    This is an amazing community of dedicated and committed educators and this shone through so beautifully this past week. All our thanks!


    Reminders for the week:


  • This week we look forward to a couple of special school events including the DECA Provincial’s, and the beginning of Grad Photos.
  • February is TCDSB Energy Conservation month. Feb 8th is a Sweater day when students are allowed to wear sweater on top of school uniform. Thank you Green Quest for your initiative!

    This Week’s Schedule:

    Monday, February 4 – Day A - Unit 9 Suggested Target Date

  • Grad Photos 9am Main Office Conference Room
  • Reach for the Top Competition @Newman, depart @2:15pm, dismissed from site, Holmes, Simone unavailable 
  • Training – Vecchiarelli out all day

Tuesday, February 5 – Day B

  • Grad Photos 9am Main Office Conference Room
  • Grad Comm. Meeting, Lib Conf. room, lunch time
  • Len Dalton Award Committee meeting – in English Department area, lunch time​

Wednesday, February 6 – Day 1

  • Grad Photos 9am Main Office Conference Room
    • My Blueprint assembly in the Cafeteria during Period 1  - For all Grade 9 students and those who are new to using My Blueprint 
    • Physics PLN, 9am – 12noon, in Science lab (Grade 8) and the Library (Grade 7), Science teachers limited availability

      Thursday, February 7 – Day 2

    • Grad Photos 9am Main Office Conference Room
    • Canadian World Studies Fair all day
    •  PPL301/401 Boxing Trip, meet @9am, return @12:30pm, Peets/Kennedy unavailable
    • Shelter-in-Place Drill
    • Enrolment Meeting - Magee out for 2pm meeting at CEC
    • Lunch & Learn in Library Conference Room
    • Literacy Collaborative Inquiry Student Success In-Service at Norfinch, Bailey/Candiotto/Harnum/McAlpine/Parise-Bullock/Magee out whole day
    • Girls' Soccer Tournament @Hangar, all day, Gintoli, Rossi unavailable​
    • Special Education Department Head Meeting – OLMC, Adourian out all day
    • DECA Provincials, depart Feb. 7 - 2pm, return Feb. 9 - approx. 8pm, Ventura/D'Addario/Bullock
    • Stone Soup program, 3pm, Family Studies

      Friday, February 8 – Day 3 – Green Quest Sweater Day to promote energy conservation

    • Grad Photos 9am Main Office Conference Room
    • Canadian World Studies Fair all day
    •  TPJ20 Gr. 10 Presentation in Cafeteria, Per. 4 & 5, Dr. Engalla unavailable
    • Waterloo Coding Competition, computer lab, all day – Chan unavailable
    • Library Workshop, Rosseel out all day
    • HRT3M2/3M1 - Grade 11 Religion and the Arts/World Religion Trip, meet @ 10am at Aga Khan Museum, Largo out all day
    • Competitive Curling Team to High Park C.C., all day, Zidar/Mak unavailable
    • Ski/Snowboard Team @Hockley Valley, be at school 8:15am, depart 8:30, return 5pm, Coaches: Adourian/Kennedy
    • DECA Provincials, depart Feb. 7 - 2pm, return Feb. 9 - approx. 8pm, Ventura/D'Addario/Bullock
    • Gr. 9 Town Hall, Library, Period 4-5


      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 Volleybal​l Game@Ward vs Redmond, 3:30pm, Coach:  Loconte, Sahlani


    •  Jr./​Sr. Boys' Basketball game vs Brebeuf @Ward, 3pm, 4:30pm



    • Our students are so fortunate to have such a committed staff who are willing to give of their time in so many ways.  Friday’s Winter Activity Day was yet another testament to the special group of individuals that work in this building.  A very special thanks to the committee especially Candiotto, Peets, Wong, Zidar, and Brighton for leading this very successful event. Thanks very much to all of our event coordinators for your efforts! A great time was had by all!
    • A thank you once again to Maljian, Coleman, Raymond, 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!
    • Thanks to Morra, with assistance from Religion Department, for arranging to have Holocaust survivor Max Eisen come and speak to our students! Opening this event up and allowing all students who were present on the snowy day to sit in meant more were able to have a powerful experiencing!

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    TA Tip(s) of the week

    Please be sure to communicate to all parents that we are entering into course selection process for 2019-2020 beginning Wednesday, Feb 6th.​


    Have a great week, everyone!​