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Toronto Catholic District School Board

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Welcome to Week 15 (Dec. 9 – 13)
Reminders for the week:
  • The Christmas season is upon us. Mary Ward is strong in Christmas Spirit which means Candy Grams will be available in the front foyer during lunch the entire week. Come and indulge in some sweet, sugary Christmas goodness!
  • A reminder to all teachers that there are no trips on or before the Christmas Concert.
  • If your TA group is planning a Christmas outing, please ensure you see Kathleen as soon as possible. It is important that permission forms are distributed and collected ahead of time. Please be sure to provide a copy of Josie Giancola and copy in the trip binder at Paulette’s desk. Also, please be mindful of extenuating circumstances and financial needs and plan accordingly.
  • The much-awaited Ward’s Winter Wonderland is here!!! This annual festive concert will be taking place this Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Please see Michael C., for a complimentary ticket (serves as a great early Christmas gift for someone special! 😉 ). Your attendance would be most appreciated by your colleagues and students.
Monday, December 9 – Day 8
  • Stage u/a - concert prep
  • Safe and Accepting Schools Team meeting, library
  • Natalia out
  • Mission to the Moon trip for Inspire 8:30 a.m. departure.  3:00 p.m. return TTC.  Hayes out. (No Music students in attendance).
  • SAC selling candy cane o-grams at lunch and delivery Friday Dec. 20th morning.
Tuesday, December 10 – Day 9
  • Stage u/a - concert prep
  • SHSM Monitoring & Tracking - Code 83, Engalla unavailable all day
  • Natalia out
  • K- 12 Full day @ Jean Vanier (Andrea out)
Wednesday, December 11 – Day 10
  • Christmas Spirit - Candy Grams in front foyer @lunch
  • Stage u/a - concert prep
  • Christmas Concert,. 7:30 p.m.
  • SSVPA Meeting - Sosniak, Wong unavailable all day
  • Christmas market in Library (Largo and Visual arts students)
Thursday, December 12 – Day 1
  • Christmas Concert,. 7:30 p.m.
  • Advent Projects Due Date
  • PSK4U1 trip to Waterloo University, be @ school 7:00 a.m., depart @ 7:30 a.m., return 4:00 p.m., Kennedy unavailable
  • Christmas market in Library (Largo and Visual arts students)
Friday, December 13 – Day 2
  • Gr. 11 & 12 SHSM trip, be at school at 7:45 a.m., depart @ 8:00 a.m. - return @ 3:00 p.m., Engalla, Filazzola unavailable
  • Gr. 9 Early Religion Exam, P1-3
Sports/Clubs (home games are highlighted): 
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, December 9
  • Jr. Girls Volleyball Game @ Ward vs JPII, start @ 4:30 p.m., Coaches: Loconte, Simone
  • Sr. Girls' Volleyball Game @ Ward vs Pope, start @ 3:30 p.m. Coaches: Wong, Emer, Zabana
Tuesday, December 10
  • Sr. Boys Basketball Game @ Ward vs SMT, 3:30 p.m., Coaches: Lena/ Torossian/Bregar
Wednesday, December 11
  • Jr. Boys Basketball Game @ Ward vs Brebeuf, 4:30 p.m. start, A. Carabine
  • Sr. Boys Basketball Game @ Ward vs Brebeuf, 3:15 p.m., Coaches: Lena/ Torossian/Bregar
Thursday, December 12
  • Jr. Boys Basketball Game @ Ward vs O'Connor, 3:30 p.m. start, coaches: A. Carabine
  • Sr. Boys Basketball Game @ St. Pat's, depart @ 1:50 p.m., start @ 3:30 p.m., dismissed from location, Coaches: Lena/Torossian/Bregar
Friday, December 13
  • Jr. Girls Volleyball Tournament @ Francis Liberman, all day, meet/dismissed from site, coaches: Loconte, Simone
  • Thank you to everyone who organized, participated in, and supervised the International Day festivities. Special thanks to Diana V., Su M., and Kathleen W. for taking the lead on this very large endeavour. It was a fantastic day of travelling around the world in less than 24 hours and learning so much about the diverse community that is Ward.
  • Thank you to all teachers for your time and efforts during Parent-Teacher Interviews. The parents/guardians and students appreciate your hard work and endless communication, all in the name of student success and well-being. Thank you to Paulette for ensuring everyone had the opportunity to refuel midway through the night, Jan and his custodial team for setting up the gym, and all the student volunteers for lending a helping hand.
  • Thank you to our Social Committee for organizing the Christmas Social and Grape Juice Draw (something we hope becomes an annual tradition). Thank you to everyone who came out to share some Christmas spirit.
TA Tip(s) of the week
  • This week the TA Advent Service Projects are due - during this special time of the year, it is important to remind our students of the reason for the season!  Encourage them to give what they can - no donation is too little or too small. When working together as a group these small actions amount to many great things!  To continue to momentum of giving, the most anticipated TA Christmas celebration is fast approaching! The TA Christmas celebration/outing (December 19th) is a great time to enjoy the Christmas season with your group. Whether you stay in or go out for an afternoon of fun, this is a great week to plan what your group will do to celebrate.  Lots of TA’s even buddy up for some friendly competition, and some stay in for a wonderful meal shared together.  Whatever you choose, encourage each and every member of the group to participate thus continuing to grow and foster the relationships in TA. 
Have a great week, everyone!