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Toronto Catholic District School Board

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Welcome to Week 36 (May 27 - May 31)
 
Welcome to week 36! Welcome back to Josee Molloy who is returning from maternity leave!
 
Reminders for the week:
·       Asian Heritage Month concludes this week. The final cooking class will be held on May 28 (Tues) at lunch in Family Studies Room. Do drop by if you would like a taste of Korean Beef Noodle Soup!
·       This Thursday is the last day to submit units WITH tests.
·       The Closing Liturgy will be taking place this Friday, followed by the SAC Closing BBQ. Please send messaging to your TA groups that attendance and participation is important and expected, particularly for grades 12s.
This Week’s Schedule:
 
Monday, May 27 – Day 6
·       Boys' Softball Tournament @ Hendon Pk, meet at park @ 8:00 a.m., dismissed from Park, Cushieri, Harrison unavailable
·       Toronto Star Newspaper Awards @ Toronto Reference Library, depart @ 11:00 a.m., dismissed from location, Powell unavailable
·       LSSAC meeting @ lunch in the office conference room
·       Wolverine Run Period 4/5
·       St. Sylvester using cafeteria all day
·       Sosniak out
 Tuesday, May 28 – Day 7
·       Calendar Committee Meeting #5 during lunch in the office conference room
·       Religion Heads Retreat & PD - Code 83, Rosseel out all day
·       Asian Heritage Month cooking class during lunch
·       EPIC celebration/dinner
·       Magee out for Secondary Principals meeting all day
 Wednesday, May 29 – Day 8
·       Spec. Ed. trip to Mini Olympics, be at school 8:40 a.m., depart @ 9:00 a.m., return @ 2:30 p.m., Parise-Bullock, Adourian, all E.A.s unavailable
·       Ministry and Board site facility inspection all day
·       St. Sylvester Dress rehearsal in cafeteria 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
·       Magee out chairing IPRC meetings @ Kolbe; time TBA
 Thursday, May 30 – Day 9 – Last day to submit units WITH tests
·       Last day to submit units with tests
·       St. Sylvester Dress rehearsal 9:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.; play performance @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 21 – Day C-8
·       Closing Liturgy
·       SAC Closing BBQ
8:40 – 9:00 a.m.          TA Check-in               
9:00-10:00 a.m.           P1
10:00-11:00 a.m.         P2
11:00-12:30 p.m.         Liturgy
12:30-2:50 p.m.           BBQ and School Activities
 
* The Test Centre is open after the liturgy.
 
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.  
 
Tuesday
·       Girls' Softball Playoff Game, location TBA, girls’ to miss after lunch check-ins, Zidara and Bullock unavailable
 
 
Kudos:
·       Thanks to OASIS Selection Committee for very difficult work in selecting next year’s future leaders.  Thanks also to our Teacher Advisors for taking the time to submit advisees’ names!
·       Thanks to Ms. Lena and Mr. Dabbagh for efforts with student council elections!
·       Thanks to everyone for your support of our Asian Heritage Month celebrations! The Cultural Expose/Fashion Show was well attended by staff and students. Some even described it as a “Rock Concert” for the audience’s response was tremendous! This event was possible because of the support generously provided in various ways to the Asian Heritage Month Celebrations Committee by M. Carabine, Tuccitto and the tech crew for lighting/sound, Parise-Bullock and EAs for preparing the Special Ed. students, Powell for her student photographer, Ferrante, Vecchiaraelli, De Silva, Tharshan, Rayman, Lena, Titus, and Ignatius for their showing off cultural costumes and dance performances, Rayman for stage decorations, Athill and Sersanti for supervision, and Artymowycz for securing the doors!
·       Of course, leading up to the Cultural Expose/Fashion Show involved several weeks of raising awareness of the Asian Heritage Month’s celebrations. Thanks to many colleagues for their efforts, especifically McAndrew for integrating into curriculum and having students make the display of posters of note-worthy Asian Canadians, Zidar for integrating into curriculum and having students put up big board displays that rotated weekly through the regions in Asia. Thanks are extended to the various colleagues including Chan, Tbanjajian, and others, for lending artifacts so the committee can put together a wonderful display of which great praise was received from visitors. As well, Ferrante for leading the cooking classes, Tharshan and Ignatius for directing the Henna Services, and also Harnum, Mak, Dabbaugh, and Zabana of our Chaplaincy team for working with students in making morning prayers that coincided with the Asian Heritage Month theme! Thanks again for everything! 
·       Thanks to Bozek, Bullock, Largo, and Notten for putting on the very impessive DaVinci’s Dilemma. Students experienced a challenging and very memorable day of learning that included an opportunity to work with lasers!!! This was cross-departmental collaboration and learning at its best! Congratulations to all the students for their participation, and to the teachers for putting on such a successful day of learning.
 

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The closing mass will take place on Friday, May 31.  SAC has fun activities planned! Please remind advisees that they are expected to stay at school until the end of the day.
 
Have a great week, everyone!

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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