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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Welcome to Week 25 (Mar 4-8)

 

The season of Lent begins on March 6th this year. Let’s prepare ourselves for Lent not just in the traditional ways of praying, fasting, and almsgiving but also through reflecting on our ways of being – how should I “be” during Lent this year?

 

 

 Reminders for the week:

 

  • Monday, March 4th is Education Support Staff Appreciation Day. Our Child and Youth Workers, Education Assistants, Instructional Assistants, Job Coaches, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Support Staff and other professionals in our schools support student achievement and well-being. We are extremely grateful for the tremendous contribution that these professionals make, not only to the individual students with whom they work with on a daily basis, but also for the sense of caring community that is inherent in our Catholic schools. Please take time to thank this group of colleagues in person when you have a chance!
  • Gender Justice is hosting a week of activities focusing on Violence Against Women, the #MeToo Movement, Sex Trafficking, and International Women's Day. Students will also participate in a Civvies Day on Tuesday and a Krispy Kreme/Button Fundraiser for charity on Tuesday & Wednesday.  Please encourage your TAs to participate.
  • Dan-Lee Athill out all week.

 

 This Week’s Schedule:

 

 Monday, March 4 – Day 6 - Gender Justice Week Begins!!  

  • IPRC's meeting all morning in co-op office
  • Literacy Team meeting to put together a literacy package for students, at lunch in Family Studies, Peets, van Rooyen, McAlpine, Visconti, Bailey and Bregar unavailable
  • Reach for the Top Competition @Ward, 3pm, Holmes, Simone unavailable
  • TPJ3M1 Early Bell ringer Exam, in Biology, periods 4&5, Engalla unavailable
  • PD - Vecchiarelli out all day

 

Tuesday, March 5 – Day 7 – Civvies for Gender Justice (raising funds for potentially one to two organizations, students looking into making a decision)

  • Shrove Tuesday – Pancake for all in cafeteria around 7:45am, 8:15am staff room
  • Gender Justice Week – Activist/Journalist Speaker, Period 4 in the Library
  • Grad proof distribution today
  • Gr. 10 Religion Retreat to Scott Mission, be @school 7:15am, depart@7:30am, return @2:30pm, A. Carabine, Scarano unavailable
  • OFSAA Swim Competition @Pan Am Sports Centre, all day, Coleman unavailable
  • TCDAA Boys Indoor Soccer @MLS, meet @location; first game@8:30-last game 1:30, dismissed from site, Rossi/DeSilva unavailable
  • IPRC's meeting all day in co-op office
  • TCDSB book buying event @Tinlids, Rosseel unavailable pm only
  • SHSM, Engalla out on code 83 all day
  • Farewell Music Concert (before Italy trip starting March break), cafeteria, 7:30pm

 

Wednesday, March 6 – Day 8 – Ash Wednesday Ext-TA-A - Unit 11 Suggested Target Date

  • Ash Wednesday Prayer Service
  • Potential PA interruption - Toronto Public Health Nurse in Office Conference room 10am – students to be called down if their names are on the nurse’s list on the day of
  • Gr. 10 Religion Retreat to Scott Mission, be @school 7:15am, depart@7:30am, return @2:30pm, Largo, Ragell unavailable
  • OFSAA Swim Competition @Pan Am Sports Centre, all day, Hayes unavailable

 

Thursday, March 7 – Day 9

  • Lunch & Learn - Office Conference Room
  • NTIP mentor-mentee day - A. Carabine and Morra unavailable whole day
  • Gr. 10 Religion Retreat to Scott Mission, be @school 7:15am, depart@7:30am, return @2:30pm, A.Carabine, Zidar unavailable
  • TCDAA Boys Indoor Soccer @MLS, meet @location; first game@8:30-last game 1:30, dismissed from site, Rossi/DeSilva unavailable
  • SAC semi-formal at Grand Cinnamon Banquet and Convention Centre (3895 McNicoll Ave), colleagues please arrive for 6pm
  • Stone Soup program 3pm in Family Studies

 

Friday, March 8 – Day 10 - International Women's Day

  • OKOF's 10th Annual "Rumble Mode" - Rumble In The Den: Staff vs. Students Charity Basketball Game, gym, Periods 4 & 5, McAndrew/Schwan/Weathers are the organizing teachers. Colleagues who are interested in joining the staff team, please advise Weathers asap.

 

 

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.  

 

Monday - Friday

  • No games on site this week

 

Kudos: 

 

  • Thanks to all staff for helping with Course Selection and ensuring our students register for the 2019-20 school year.  Your support with this request is most appreciated.  Thanks also to Paulette and Lynn for doing all the behind the scenes work once the collection is done!  
  • A huge thank you to Paulette, Lisa W., Lisa B., Eileen, Dan-Lee Athill, and the students who helped out in putting together an amazing Black History Month Assembly this year! We truly appreciate all of the hard work and planning that went into this very worth-while event.  Well done!
  • Thank to guidance (Cindy, Angela, Ryan, and Lynn) and all the following colleagues for helping out during the Grade 9 Registration evening on Feb 27 (3:30pm - 8pm) – Cindy Burley, Imelda Ayson, Angela Zabana, Vince Gassi, Lynn Hayes, Jenn Hayes, Matt Candiotto, Grant MacNeil, Ryan Wong, Yvette Engalla, Bernie Burns, Mike Waud, Kathleen Wong, Maria Tbanjajian, JP Dabbagh, Elona Harnum, Angela Cardinale, Sandra Pezzetta, Maria Scarano, Marie Apostoli-Ventura, Andrew Carabine, Bea Dagva, Josephine Aceto, Tracy Ragell, Adam Coleman! It was exciting that 237 students were registered at this event - A new school record!
  • Thanks to Sheri Cormier for her amazing coaching of her vocal students! Her students have been invited to the National Finals of the Canadian Choral Festival (NFCCF) after having participated at the Eastern location of the Ontario Vocal Festival this past week! Essentially, how it works is that certain groups are selected from affiliated festivals by the adjudicators to represent Ontario at the NFCCF at the MusicFest Canada. We are so proud of our students who flared so well under the direction/instructions of Ms. Cormier!
  • Thanks to Nicole Powell for her great work with our students! Several students competed at the annual TCDSB Skills Comm Tech Competitions and here are the results we can all be proud of
    • Congratulations to Mackenzie Miranda, Lj Ramos, Nicole Taylor and Anna Taylor - all 4 students competed in the 2D animation competition and represented Mary Ward very well.
    • Congratulations to Jon Velasco and Don Quarlo Bernardino and Thomas Virtucio and Jaiden Maghirang who all competed in the video competition and again represented Mary Ward very well.
    • Congratulations to Michelle Ho who competed in the photography competition and represented Mary Ward very well.
    • Congratulations to Emmit Tam who placed 2nd in the graphic design studio production competition.
    • Congratulations to Jamie Edghill for placing 1st~!!!!! In the photography competition - she will now be advancing to the provincial competition in May as part of Team TCDSB Congratulations to Hazel Barredo who placed 1st!!! In the architectural design competitions - she too will now be advancing to the provincial competition in May as part of Team TCDSB And lastly Congratulations to Cassandra Casconne who also placed 1st!!! In the graphic design presentation competition - she as well will be advancing to the provincial competition in May as part of Team TCDSB
  • Congratulations to students and coaches of our Jr and Sr girls’ volleyball teams for their Silver and Gold finishes at the TDCAA competitions!
  • Congratulations to the athletes and their coaches who participated in OFSSA competitions (ski/snowboard and swim teams)! 
  • Congratulations to DECA who will be sending 4 MW students to the North American DECA competition in April!​

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TA Tip(s) of the week


With March break approaching quickly, please remind your advisees that their parents/guardians must inform Angela Cardinale if they plan on extending their break.

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Have a great week, everyone!​