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Toronto Catholic District School Board

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Welcome to Week 35 (May 20 - May 24)
Welcome to week 35! We hope all of you had a relaxing Victoria Day long weekend and feel rejuvenated as we approach the final three weeks before exams. This week is Respect For Life Week, during which we are reminded that all human beings have value and are deserving of being treated with dignity and respect.
Reminders for the week:
·       Asian Heritage Month celebrations continues this month! Please encourage your students to check out the calendar posters posted around school to note the many activities planned. Henna services are available for $1.50-$5 on May 22 in addition to the continuation of FREE Asian food cooking classes with Master Chef teaching registrants. Checkout how to make Indian dessert on May 21st!
·       The highlight of this month’s Asian Heritage Month celebrations is the Cultural Expose/Fashion Show. It will be held on May 23 during lunch in the cafeteria. Come and see our students and staff showing off their talent and fashion acumen!
·       Thursday marks Unit 16 Suggested Target date.
·       The final fire drill for the school year will be taking place on Thursday. Please review the fire drill procedures with your TA groups.
·       Friday marks W.A.R.D. Day #7 – Ext TA B.
This Week’s Schedule:
Monday, May 20 – Victoria Day
Tuesday, May 21 – Day 2
·       Calendar Committee Meeting #4 at lunch in the office conference room
·       Department Heads Meeting @ 2:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room
·       Girls Softball vs Notre Dame, @ Blantyre 1:30 p.m.; vs JPII @ 3:00 p.m. Coaches: Bullock, Zidar
·       Parent Council Meeting
·       “We Celebrate:” Nurturing Our Catholic Community – Final Gathering: TMJ3C1/THJ3M1 trip to Cardinal Carter C.S.S., be at school @ 8:40 a.m., depart @ 9:00 a.m., dismissed from site, DeRose unavailable
·       June Exam Scheduling – Sosniak out
Wednesday, May 22 – Day 3
·       Boys' Softball Tournament @ Hendon Pk, depart @ 8:00 a.m., dismissed from Park, Cushieri, Harrison unavailable
·       Gr. 10 Art, Math, Science, DaVinci's Dilemma, cafetorium, Per. 4&5, K. Bozek, Notten, Ignatius, Bullock, Largo unavailable
·       Computer Science PD – Chan, D’Addario out
·       K-12 Meeting online – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. – Magee unavailable
Thursday, May 23 – Day 4 – Unit 16 Suggested Target Date
·       Asian Heritage Month – Fashion/Cultural Show during lunch in the cafeteria
·       Fire drill in the afternoon
·       Unit 16 Suggested Target Date
Friday, May 24 – Day 5 – W.A.R.D. Day #3 – Ext TA B
·       Gr. 10 Art, Math, Science participating in DaVinci's Dilemma in the cafetorium, full day, K. Bozek, Notten, Ignatius, Bullock, Largo unavailable
·       W.A.R.D. Day #7 – Ext TA B
·       St. Sylvester in for after school play practice
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' Softball Tournament @ Hendon Pk, depart @ 8:00 a.m., dismissed from Park, Cushieri, Harrison unavailable
·       Varsity Girls Flag Football game @ Mary Ward vs AY Jackson, 3:45 p.m., Coaches: Adourian, Tuccitto, Vecchiarelli
·       Varsity Girls Flag Football game @ Northview, depart @ 2:00 p.m., Coaches: Adourian, Tuccitto, Vecchiarelli unavailable
·       Congratulations to the Music Department on their very successful “Spring It On” concert. Performing in front of a sold out crowd, Mary Ward students were the epitome of refined musicians. The choirs demonstrated their versatility when performing complex pieces exquisitely.” Thank you to Musical Directors Mr. Carabine, Ms. Cormier, Mr. Dabbagh, Mr. Volpe, and Mr. Chau for their infectious enthusiasm for music, performance, and for giving everyone a concert that they will “Treasure” for many years to come. Also, thank you to Mr. Tuccitto, Mr. Notten, Ms. Rayman, Ms. Shanks, and Ms. Powell for assisting with sound and lighting, printing, ticket sales, concession, and a number of other responsibilities that were looked after behind the scenes. “The true beauty of music is that it connects people,” and this concert was proof of just that.
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TA Tip(s) of the week
The Final Forty Google Doc was completed and sent via email last week. Please refer to it for clarification when discussing, with advisees, what courses are offered in summer school and what units students are permitted to take zeroes.
TA Check In’s: Please ensure when taking attendance you see your advisees at each check-in. While we recognize this is a hectic time and everyone is feeling a bit tired, please remind advisees that they are expected to stay at school until the end of the day unless they have signed out through the Main Office. If students do not have a sign out form or excused absence, they must go to the Main Office. We cannot participate in a “sign-in” sheet system. We have noticed there has been a spike in students signing in for one another and/or ahead of time which poses a significant issue when a particular student has not even shown up. Attendance is a legal document and therefore must be completed by the TA themselves. Thank you for your understanding and on-going support.
Have a great week, everyone!