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Welcome to Week 6 (Oct 8-12)


Reminders and information for the week:


  • Please join me in welcoming back Joshua Buck who has now been hired for the Science open position!
  • Thanks to Social Committee for organizing our first Staff Social on Oct 11th, Thursday! Come join us!
  • We had a very busy week of excursions last week and we continue to see a lot happening in this week’s calendar.  In this short week, we continue to host Grade 8 visits to those students interested in our school.
  • Photo Re-take Day is on Tuesday (Oct 9th, right back from Thanksgiving Day).  Please remind students to be in full uniform and go to the back Stage area in the cafeteria between 9-11am to get their photo taken if they have missed the original photo day. They will be called down by TA #.
  • Free Dental Screening by Toronto Public Health has been arranged for students who do not have a dentist that they go to on Oct 9-10. While this screening program has been benefiting youth who cannot afford to pay for dental care and also the new comers who do not have a dentist yet, we open this opportunity up to everyone in our school community for voluntary participation. No parents/custodians’ approval is needed. Please encourage your students to participate especially if they do not have a dentist.
  • In Canada, October is Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month.  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that includes impairments in language, communication skills, and social interactions combined with restricted and repetitive behaviors, interests or activities.[1] Today prevalence rates of ASD in Canada are approximately 1 in 66. Please refer to TCDSB internal website for resources -


This Week’s Schedule:


Monday, October 8 - Thanksgiving Day


Tuesday, October 9 – Day 7

  • Photo re-take day 9-11am on stage in cafeteria (will call down by TA #)
  • Dental Screening, Office Conference Room, whole day (invitational, will call down by TA #)
  • SLIP planning session #2,  Guidance Conference Room, 10am, Literacy, Numeracy, Guidance, Special Education, Student Success teachers, and Admin unavailable.
  • Lunch'n Learn, at lunch, in library conference room
  • Meeting – Special Education K-code Teachers, lunch time
  • School visit to OL of Grace @12:30pm, Cunningham-Reimann unavailable
  • St. Sylvester visit to MW (20 students), 10am, Burley unavailable
  • Winter coaches meeting @ lunch in Rm 110b


Wednesday, October 10 – Day 8

  • Fire Drill #2 (2pm with Fire Dept on-site)
  • CGC1D1/1P1Trip to Niagara Falls, On, 8am-4:30pm, Adourian, Cunningham, Mak, Schwan, Waud and Zidar out

  • First Lego League @St. Edward Elementary, depart@12pm, dismissed from location, Emer unavailable​
  • HRT3M1/HRT3F1/HRF301 Trip to Places of Worship, meet @9am-dismissed @2:30pm, Morra/Coleman unavailable
  •  Jr. Tennis team game @York University, depart @7am, Return 3pm, via TTC Simone unavailable
  • St. Bartholomew visit to MW @10am, Burley unavailable
  • TDCAA Winter Coaches' Meeting @Brebeuf, 7pm
  • Cross-country Meet, Boyd conservation, Hayes/M. Carabine out all day

Thursday, October 11 – Day 9

  • Co-op Health & Safety Seminar (Unit 4), Pezetta
  • Gr. 10 AVI201 trip to downtown Toronto, depart 8:15-9am, dismissed @1:30pm, Notten/Largo/Sahlani unavailable
  • School visit to St. Lawrence @1pm, Morra unavailable
  • ​Green Quest York U visit - Bailey out all day
  • Prince of Peace visit to MW (26 students), 10am, R. Wong unavailable
  • Holy Spirit visit to MW (51 students), 1pm, Zabana
  • Settlement Worker Presentation to Visa Students, 1-2:30pm, Lib – Zidar unavailable
  • Staff Social at Major Milliken Pub, 3:30-6pm

​Friday, October 12 – Day 10  - Angel Foundation Civvies Day

  • SHSM Trip to Loblaws, depart @9am, return @12:15pm, Engalla, Filazzola unavailable 
  • St. Timothy visit to MW (75 students), 10am, French Dept.
  • School visit to St. Albert @1pm, Zabana unavailable
  • TCDSB Leadership & Welcoming Conference @CEC, depart @8:30 - 2pm, Zidar unavailable



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. Boys' Soccer game @Ward vs Libermann, 3:30pm - 5pm coaches: D'Addario, Vecchiarelli 

·        Sr. Boys' Volleyball vs Mother Teresa @Ward, 3pm, coaches: Sersanti, Harrison

·        Varsity Girls' Basketball vs PJP @Ward, 3:15pm, Coaches: Rossi, Gintoli, Ventura


·        Jr. Boys' S​occer game @Ward vs CHAT, 3:30pm - 5pm coaches: D'Addario, Vecchiarelli

Kudos for last week:


·        We greatly appreciate the efforts of Dabbagh, Mak, Harnum, and Zabana in organizing our Faith Day Retreat! We all needed the together time.

·        A big thank you to members of the Phys. Ed department who endured the chilly nights and took our students camping the week before and the colleagues for helping with supervising the Drama Department’s trip to Stratford! The trips would have been impossible with your support!

·        You can tell that we are in full Mary Ward mode by the number and variety of trips that are taking teachers and students out of the school.  Thanks to teachers for organizing such great experiential education opportunities and to those of you who remain at the school helping support your colleagues. 

·        Thanks also to colleagues who stepped forward to do Grade 8 visits! Your efforts help build our community and keep it strong in numbers!! We appreciate your efforts!


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TA Tip(s) of the week


Spot Checks: What are they? When to use one. Spot checks are a great way to call your TA group together. They can be used for multiple reasons:  If you need to find a particular advisee, making sure advisees are following their daily plan, if you have something immediate you need to discus with your TA etc.  To call a spot check, call down to the office and give the secretaries your TA name, number and location of where you want to meet.