San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic School

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San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic School
100 Barondale Dr
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 3R1
(905) 501-0400
Fax (905) 501-9275
http://www.dpcdsb.org/LRUIZ
Volume 2,Issue 5
January 2014
Principal
L. Scardicchio
Vice-Principal
D. Brkic
Secretaries
G. Brazeau
N. Hajdinjak
Parish
St. Francis Xavier Parish
Pastor
Msgr. Edgardo Pan
Welcome Back!
Happy New Year!
As we return from the holidays having had an
opportunity to celebrate with family and
friends and a chance to renew our bodies and
spirits, it is an excellent time to reflect on the
past year as well as a time to take stock and
to look forward to the new year and the remainder of the academic year.
At this time we are presented with an excellent chance to renew our commitment to be
the best that we can be in all facets of our
lives. Each of us takes on different roles within our lives: daughter or son, brother or sister,
student, classmate, friend or team-mate, but
throughout all of these roles we are called to
be disciples of Jesus.
(905) 890-5290
Trustee
T. Thomas
(905) 890-1221
Superintendent
As we start this new year, together again as a
school community, it is an excellent time to
think about what it means to be one of Jesus’
followers in each aspect of our lives and
make a resolution to demonstrate this vision
each day.
L. Papaloni
School Council Chairs
Silvia Rinaldi
Attendance
We would like to take this opportunity to wish
all students and families of San Lorenzo Ruiz
School a Happy New Year. We hope this
coming year is filled with many blessings for
you and your loved ones.
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L. Scardicchio
Principal
D. Brkic
Vice-Principal
Blessings for a New Year
P.A. DAY
JANUARY 20
NO SCHOOL FOR
STUDENTS
LUNCH
TIME
If you are taking
your child out for
lunch, please be
aware that you or
your designate must
come in to the front
foyer to meet the
child.
Children cannot wait
outside for pickup.
Students must be
signed out and into
school via the binder
in the main office if
entry or exit times
are different from
regular school hours.
BUS
INFORMATION
If you are looking for
general bus
information or
information specific
to your child, you
may check the
Student
Transportation
website at
www.stopr.ca
Daily information
about delayed
before and after
school bus runs may
also be found on this
site.
Holy Father, God of our yesterdays, our today, and our tomorrows,
We praise You for Your unequaled greatness.
Thank You for the year behind us and for the year ahead.
Help us in Your new year, Father, to fret less and laugh more, to teach our children to laugh
by laughing with them and to teach others to love by loving them.
When Love came to the stable in Bethlehem, He came for us so that Love could be with us,
that we could know You, and that we could share Love with others.
Help us, Father, to hear Your love song in every sunrise, in the chirping of sparrows in our
backyards, in the stories of our elderly, and the fantasies of our children.
Help us to stop and listen to Your love songs, so that we may know You better and better.
We rejoice in the world You loved into being.
Thank You for another new year and for new chances every day. We pray for peace, for light,
and for hope, that we might spread them to others.
Forgive us for falling short this past year. We leave the irreparable past in your hands, and
step out into the unknown new year knowing You will go with us.
We accept Your gift of a new year and we rejoice in what's ahead, depending on You to help
us do exactly what You want.
I say it again, we rejoice! In Jesus’ name,
Amen.
VIRTUE OF THE MONTH: SELF-CONTROL
From the perspective of the Catholic Graduate Expectations, a Person of Self-Control…
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Is patient
Knows how to wait his/her turn
Adapts to situations in light of the common good
Can calm him/herself down and think
before reacting to situations
Knows how to avoid physical aggression
(e.g., hitting, kicking, pushing, fighting,
etc.)
Thinks first about what is best to do for
everyone in the group
Has a positive, confident sense of self and
others
Thinks reflectively to solve problems
Applies effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving & resource
management skills
Reflects on personal values, abilities and
aspirations
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Participates in leisure and fitness activities for a balanced and healthy lifestyle
God has given us the ability to choose. We
are able to control how we react to what happens around us. We may feel pressure from
inside or from outside ourselves to react aggressively to a situation. We’ve all “lost it” at
one time or another. We are never proud of
those moments. As soon as they happen, we
make a promise that they will not happen
again. Through prayer and concentration, we
can get better at controlling our reactions.
God wants us to do what we know and feel is
right.
San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic School
ANGELS AMONG US
Our Angels Among Us/St. Vincent de Paul Christmas
Charity was an amazing success. We received a wide
variety of gifts and gift certificates for boys and girls of
0—18 years old.
The San Lorenzo Ruiz spirit and generosity is amazing
and we know that we have made so many children’s
Christmas better.
A special thank you to our dedicated student council
who came every morning to help collect and organize
presents. The DPCDSB social workers were impressed
by their effort!
Thank you San Lorenzo Ruiz school community for
your generosity and continued support to spread the
Christmas spirit to children in our Dufferin-Peel community.
FULL-DAY KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year, will be held at all Dufferin-Peel Catholic elementary schools on
the following days:
January 27 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
January 29 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
January 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
January 31 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A snow date has been designated on January 28 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dufferin-Peel will be offering the Full-Day Kindergarten program in all 123
Catholic elementary schools in Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Bolton and
Orangeville. Registration materials will be available for pick-up at the schools
by January 13. Parents/guardians are to register their child in person at their
designated Catholic school. To find out which Catholic school is in your area,
please contact our Planning Department at 905-890-0708 ext. 24440.
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Parents/Guardians should bring the following documents when registering their child:
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Proof of age of the child (birth certificate or passport)
Original Catholic Baptismal Certificate of the Roman, Greek or Ukrainian Rite, for parent (one) and child (if the
child has not been baptized, a letter of counseling with the parish priest, to complete the process will be accepted.
Updated immunization records
Proof of home address (utility bill, bank or credit card statement)
Proof of English Separate School support (may be done at the time of registration by completing an Application
For the Direction of School Support and/or Separate School Lease Agreement available at the school.
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Kindergarten entry planning information session for parents of children with special needs
PARISH OFFICE
HOURS
Monday Evening
5:30 p.m.- 9:00
p.m.
Tues-Fri.
9:00 a.m.– 9:00
p.m.
Sat. 3:30— 6 p.m.
Sun. Before/After
Masses
SCHOOL
COUNCIL
The next meeting
of the Catholic
School Advisory
Council is on
March 5, 2014
CCCSC MBC Family
meeting is on
Jan 16 at St. Julia
6:30 pm
On Wednesday, January 22, the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board’s Special Education
and Support Services Department will host a Kindergarten entry planning information session.
This meeting is for parents and guardians of children with special needs which affect their learning, such as vision, hearing, physical, developmental or autism, who are entering Kindergarten in
September 2014. The meeting will be held at the Catholic Education Centre from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30
p.m. For more information about this session, call 905-890-0708 ext. 24284.
WHAT:
Kindergarten Entry Planning for Children with Special Needs –
Parent Information Session
WHEN:
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE:
Catholic Education Centre – Room 301 (Third Floor)
40 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga (Hurontario & Matheson)
Important Sacramental Preparation
Dates
Jan. 7: Confirmation Parent Meeting
with Bishop Boissonneau at 7 p.m.
at the parish
Jan. 20: Confirmation Preparation Mass
at 7 p.m. at church
Jan. 23: First Reconciliation at 9:15 a.m.
at church
Jan. 30: Confirmation Preparation Mass
at 7 p.m. at church
May 3: First Holy Communion at 10:00
a.m. at church
May 15: Confirmation at 7:00 p.m. at
church
EXTENDED FRENCH INFORMATION
MEETING
Grade 4 parent(s)/guardian(s), who wish to
enroll their child in a Grade 5 Extended
French class for September, 2014 are invited
to attend an information meeting at San Lorenzo Ruiz School on January 14th, 2014 at
7:00 pm.
At the present time, our school is the designated centre for our area.
Applications will be accepted at San Lorenzo
Ruiz until 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February
12th, 2014.
VOLUNTEERS
Any individual who
works as an employee of the
Board or volunteers to assist with
our programs
MUST have a Criminal Reference Check (CRC)
completed by the Peel Regional Police. For
volunteers, CRC are free of charge. Forms
are provided through the office.
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San Lorenzo Ruiz Catholic School
OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOL HERITAGE
The next installment in understanding our Catholic
Schools heritage:
3. Why did the United Legislature of Canada East and
Canada West keep improving separate school legislation?
It responded to Catholic parents, trustees, bishops and
priests, editors of the four Catholic newspapers, members of the business and professional world, all of
whom argued for legal and financial rights for separate
schools.
4. Was there opposition to separate schools before
Confederation?
Yes, as now, there were advocates of one school system. Protestant spokepersons believed in the adequacy
of the common (now public) school’s basic nondenominational Christianity, which constituted an important element of the common school’s religion lessons and their readers. They held that beliefs specific to
certain religions should be taught in the churches and
homes.
DPCDSB RE_ACCLAIMS MARIO PASCUCCI AS CHAIR
AND ELECTS SHARON HOBIN AS VICE-CHAIR
Incumbent Mario Pascucci was re-acclaimed as chair of
the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board at the
board’s annual organizational meeting held on December 3.
During his 30 years as a trustee, Mr. Pascucci, who represents Mississauga Wards 1 & 3, has served in various
leadership capacities, including three previous terms as
chair of the board. He has also served as chair of the
board’s Administration and Finance Committee, Audit
Committee and Faith and Program Committee.
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Sharon Hobin, trustee for Mississauga Wards 2 and
8 was elected vice-chair, a position she held on
two previous occasions.
Ms. Hobin has also chaired the board’s Faith and
Program Committee, and Administration and Finance Committee, a committee on which she also
served for two years as vice-chair. She has sat on
the board’s Challenged Materials Committee, Discipline Committee, Special Education Advisory
Committee (SEAC) and the SAL (Supervised Alternative Learning) Committee.
“Catholic education in Dufferin-Peel continues to
thrive because so many believe strongly in the distinctive brand of values and morals-based education that our Catholic system provides,” said Mr.
Kostoff at the board’s organizational meeting.
OAPCE—ANNUAL PARENT CONFERENCE AND
AGM
The Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education (OAPCE), the voice of parents and guardians
whose children are enrolled in the Publicly Funded
Catholic System of Education in the Province of
Ontario, is holding its 75th annual conference in
May 2014. The conference is open to all parents
and educators who support and value Catholic education. Please visit our school website or http://
oapce.on.ca/oapce/ for more information.
WINTER ATTIRE
A reminder to all parents and guardians that as the
cold weather is upon us, students will need to be
dressed appropriately for outdoor weather. It is
important for students to have a winter jacket,
hat, mittens or gloves and boots so that they are
able to enjoy outdoor recess in the colder months.
Please remind your son/
daughter to ensure that if
they wear these items to
school, they are expected
to wear them for recesses.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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INCLEMENT WEATHER/BUS CANCELLATIONS
During the winter months inclement weather may cause
disruption of bus transportation and regular school operations. A decision to cancel school transportation
and/or to close schools is usually made by 6:00 a.m.
and will be announced on the following radio stations:
CKFM
CFNY
CHIN
CFRB
CHUM
CJCL
CHAY
Q107
DC103FM
CHFI
CJMR
CHWO
680News
AM640
CISS FM
CHEZ
CBC
CIAO
CJBC(Fr.)
You can also check the following website for delays or
cancellations:
http://www.stopr.ca
SNOW AND ICE
Now that the cold months have arrived and snow and ice
are plentiful, a reminder of our safety policy is warranted.
Throwing snowballs and sliding on ice are not allowed. As
much fun as snow and ice are, they can be very dangerous
when there are many people in one area. Most student injuries happen during the winter months. In order for our
school to be as safe as possible, the school rule must be that
snow stays on the ground—no snowballs, kicking snow or
any other activity with snow or ice that could be harmful. Please take a few moments to reinforce these important safety rules with your children.
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Please make sure that the announcement is for the DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD.
If buses are cancelled and
parents or guardians
choose to bring their child
to school, it is also their
responsibility to pick
them up at the end of the
day.
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Web Resources:
Primary:
Measurement
Clifford Big Red Dog Measuring Up
People with measurement sense have an
understanding of the “howmuchness” of different
standard units. (A Guide to Effective Instruction in
Mathematics, K-3, Measurement)
http://pbskids.org/games/math.html
Junior:
Units of Measure
www.onlinemathlearning.com
Family Math Activities
Grades K-2
 Compare large cans with small cans and large boxes with small boxes. Which one
is big? Which one is small? How do you know?
 Talk about heavy versus light items in a grocery store
 Find the shortest and longest line in a grocery store
 Estimate the number of footsteps between two trees on your walk
 Keep a record of the daily temperature outside and your child’s outdoor
activities. After a few weeks, ask your child to look at the record and see how
the temperature affected his or her activities
Grades 3-6
 Have your child use a measuring tape or ruler to measure the dimensions of
various household items (e.g. food containers). Encourage your child to estimate
the dimensions before measuring
 Discuss how far a kilometer is
 Walk a kilometer together – estimate the distance between two objects while on
your walk
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Grades
7 and 8
Measurement Game Show
www.resources.elearningontario.ca (OERB)
Ontario Education Resource Bank:
user id “dpcdsbstudent”
Password “oerbs”
Elementary Program Team
2012
January 2014
Sun
5
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Mon
Wed
Thu
Sat
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CHRISTMAS BREAK
CHRISTMAS BREAK
CHRISTMAS BREAK
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RETURN TO SCHOOL
CONFIRMATION PARENT
MEETING WITH BISHOP BOISSONNEAU AT 7 PM AT PARISH
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PIZZA TWICE/MONTH ONLY
EXTENDED FRENCH INFORMATION MEETING SAN
LORENZO RUIZ
7:00 PM
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YOUTH FAITH AMBASSADORS
COMMISSIONING AT CHURCH
10: 00 A.M.
SUB DAY
TERM 2 BEGINS
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KINDERGARTEN ENTRY PLANNING INFORMATION SESSION
FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN
WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
7:00 PM—8:00 PM AT CEC
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FIRST RECONCILIATION AT
9:15AM AT CHURCH
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FDK REGISTRATION SNOW
DATE
7:00—9:00 PM
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FDK REGISTRATION
9:00 AM—11:00 AM
1:00 PM—3:00 PM
30 CONFIRMATION PREPARATION MASS AT 7 PM AT
CHURCH
FDK REGISTRATION
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PIZZA DAY
ONCE/MONTH
TWICE/MONTH
FDK REGISTRATION
7:00 PM—9:00 PM
Fri
1
6
CONFIRMATION PREPARATION MASS & 7 PM AT PARISH
PA DAY
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Tue
SKATING GR. 4 AND 5
9:00 AM—11:00 AM
1:00 PM—3:00 PM
SKATING GR. 4 AND 5
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FDK REGISTRATION
9:00 AM—11:00 AM
1:00 PM—3:00 PM
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February 2014
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
1
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REPORT CARDS GO HOME
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6
INTERVIEW EVENING
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8
9
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
PREPARATION MASS
12:00 p.m.
10
PIZZA– TWICE/MONTH
11
12
DEADLINE FOR EF APPLICATIONS 3:00 PM
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VALENTINE’S DAY
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FAMILY DAY (NO SCHOOL)
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SUB DAY
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SCHOOL RECONCILIATION
9:00 AM
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PIZZA ONCE/MONTH
TWICE/MONTH
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Dufferin-Peel Catholic Institute for International Education
International Student Program
Now Accepting Applications
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is now accepting applications from international students who wish to study in our
outstanding elementary and secondary schools.
Education means the world to us.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) is Ontario’s second largest Catholic school board operating 149 school
facilities (including 123 elementary and 26 secondary schools) throughout Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon and Orangeville. Schools
are connected to and supported by Catholic parishes and our faith.
Internationally recognized for excellence in education.
One of the truly defining characteristics of a Dufferin-Peel education is the diversity that comes with having a student body from over
150 countries. We celebrate both our internationalism and the uniqueness of each member of our community - students, staff,
parents, and parish. As a school community we are greatly enriched by this diversity.
Opening minds to a better world.
Located just west of the City of Toronto, on the north shore of Lake Ontario, and less than a 90 minute drive to Niagara Falls and the
U.S. border, Dufferin-Peel is home to the Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s largest airport with non-stop service to 180
destinations in 60 countries around the world. Plus, the region boasts an extensive network of local and regional train and bus services
with direct connections to 16 universities and colleges within a 60 kilometre radius.
Students wishing to apply to our International Education programs are encouraged to visit our website at
www.dpcdsb.org/CEC/Programs/International+Students/ or to contact:
Rita Borg, Principal of the International Student Program
[email protected]
(905) 412-3341 Ext. 31460
UPDATE: Ice Storm Recovery at DPCDSB Sites
January 3, 2014
To our community,
We hope everyone had a safe Christmas break and look forward to seeing everyone
back at school on Monday January 6, 2014. As you know, our school communities
experienced a significant ice storm over the winter break. Our custodial and
maintenance staff continue to work with plant services contractors to remove ice and
snow, broken tree branches and other debris from our sites, however it is difficult
work that will extend into next week.
For everyone’s safety, please note the following:
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Please walk carefully when on school/board property; do not run.
Please ensure students dress appropriately for the conditions. We ask all
visitors to wear proper footwear for the conditions, including boots/shoes with
non-slip soles.
Although efforts have been undertaken to clear sidewalks, paths, patches,
parking lots and paved play areas, in some cases these efforts were less than
successful due to the ongoing freezing temperatures combined with the base of
ice resulting from the ice storm. These situations will continue to be
addressed.
Our parking lots do have ice buildup. Please exercise caution when leaving your
vehicles. As always, please drive safely.
Every effort is being made to remove all downed trees/limbs and hanging
branches at our sites. To this end, there might still be some branches at our
sites awaiting removal next week. Please be aware of this when on our
property.
As this situation will change daily, please note when we use pylons to indicate
unsafe areas to avoid.
Also, the City of Brampton and the City of Mississauga have asked residents to
avoid City parks due to icy conditions, downed trees and falling branches.
Please let us know if you see any concerns while on our school/board properties.
We thank our custodial and maintenance staff for their hard work in preparing our
sites for next week under some very challenging conditions.
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