In Memoriam

St Julia Catholic Elementary School
6770 Historic Trail, Mississauga ONT L5W 1J3
(905) 795-2706 Fax: (905) 795-9096
January 2014
P. Nichols
Vice Principal
M. Harrison
In Memoriam
December 27 is a very difficult day for the St. Julia Community as it
marks the passing of our beloved student Ruth Katelyn
Cruz. Beautiful memories of Ruth remain dear to our hearts as she has
touched our lives and will forever be loved.
A. Charette
S. De Carli
Mississauga Brampton
L. Papaloni
P. Ferreira
[email protected]
Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not
have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you
ask of him." Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again." Martha said
to him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day."
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe
in me, even though they die, will live.” John 11: 21-25
St. Joseph Church
5440 Durie Road
Fr. Marc-Andre Campbell
Fr. Matthias Kim
Mark Your Calendars:
PA DAY: Monday, January 20
Movie Night: Friday, January 24
Doors open @ 6:30. Despicable Me 2
School Hours
Start: 8:45 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 to 12:45
Dismissal: 3:15 p.m.
JK-SK AM 8:45-11:15
JK-SK PM 12:45—3:15
Report Cards go home:
Tuesday, February 4
First Term interviews:
Thursday, February 6
Saint Julia School is in constant need
of Lunch Monitors to assist with
student supervision over the lunch
hour. This is a wonderful way to
become more involved with the
school and to contribute to student
life. If you are interested, please
contact Mr. Harrison at St Julia (905)
Family Day-Monday, February 17
Attendance Verification
Line905-795-2706 press 1
PA DAY-Friday, March 7
March Break-Monday, March 10 to
Friday, March 14
Weekend Mass Schedule St. Joseph’s Parish
5440 Durie Road (905) 826-2766
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5:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
Please. note that the new Domino’s Pizza cycle goes from
Tuesday, February 11, 2014-Tuesday June 24, 2014.
The next cycle for the Sub Days begins on Friday
January 10, 2014 and runs until March 28, 2014
First Communion: Every Saturday @ 5:30 Mass and Every
Sunday @ 9:30 and 12:30 Mass from April 26, 2014 to
June 8, 2014.
Reconciliation: To be celebrated at St. Joseph Church
(First Holy Communion and Confirmation.)
Confirmation: Every Sunday @ 3:30 from May 4, 2014 to
June 8, 2014.
Many students use the Internet as a communication tool.
They are using "hot mail" to send and receive messages. At
times, students receive messages that are lewd or are sent
with an intent to harass or threaten. Listed below are some
online Internet safety tips that you may want to refer to when
discussing Internet use at home with your child.
• Get to know the Internet and any services your child uses. If you
don't know how to log on, get your child to show you. Have your
child show you what he or she does online, and become familiar
with all the things that you can do online.
• Set reasonable rules and guidelines for computer use by your
children. Discuss these rules and post them near the computer as a
reminder. Remember to monitor your children's compliance with
these rules, especially when it comes to the amount of time your
children spend on the computer.
• Be sure to make this a family activity. Consider keeping the
computer in a family room rather than the child's bedroom. Get to
know their "online friends" just as you get to know all of their other
We are pleased to continue our association with Peel Police. In
addition to our Neighborhood Policing Unit officers who are very
visible in our school community, we are pleased to once again
welcome back Officer Holly Faulkner. Officer Holly will be at St.
Julia in April to talk to our Grade 6, 7 and 8 students on a variety
of topics including bullying, cyber-bullying and on-line safety.
The office often gets requests from students to make phone
calls home to ask parents to bring forgotten items such as
running shoes, agendas or textbooks/homework. We are
reinforcing with students that it is their responsibility to
bring all necessary items to school and to arrange in
advance their out of school activities. Students will not be
given permission to use the phone to make such calls.
Also, please make after school arrangements with your
children prior to school. We make every attempt to
minimize interruptions to classes.
We consistently remind students of safety in the yard during our
public announcements and through our assemblies. Students are
well aware that rough play, contact games, shoving and pushing,
ice/snowball throwing, kicking snow at students and sliding down
hills or snow bank are not permitted in the school yard. It is
greatly appreciated if you could spend some time discussing the
seriousness of these activities with your child.
It is important that students come to school on time on a daily
basis. Yard supervision begins at 8:30 and the bell rings at 8:45.
Students who are late for school need to get a late slip from the
office. Visitors/Parents in the school must report to the office and
sign in. We ask that all volunteers and visitors to the school wear a
visitor/volunteer sticker so they can easily be identified by staff
and students. Please inform the school office if your address or
phone numbers have changed. It is important that we always have
an up to date list of all emergency phones number in the event we
need to contact you. Also, it is greatly appreciated when you make
a call to the school 905-795-2706 press #1 to let us know that
your son/daughter is absent or late.
Report cards will be sent home with students in
grades 1 to 8 on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Junior
and Senior Kindergarten students do not receive a
formal report card at this time. A request for
Teacher/Parent/Student conferences will be sent
home to all parents of students in Junior kindergarten
to grade 8. Parents are asked to complete and send
the conference form back to the classroom teacher so
an interview time can be arranged. You will receive
confirmation of the interview schedules on Tuesday,
February 4. Interview times have been set aside for
the evening of Thursday, February 6. We look
forward to discussing your child’s progress with you.
Please be aware that there are pupils in the school
with a severe life threatening food allergy
(anaphylaxis). This is a medical reaction that causes
a severe reaction to certain allergens and can result in
death within minutes. Although this may or may not
affect your child’s class directly, please do not send
any peanut or nut products to school. Please consider
sending non edible items for birthdays, such as
stickers, erasers or pencils. Thank you for your
understanding and cooperation.
This Christmas, Student Council sold cookie grams as an
alternative to the famous candy grams. It was a success!
Proceeds from the cookie grams went towards buying gift cards
for St. Vincent de Paul. In the true St. Julia Spirit the
community supported this event and we were able to buy
$600.00 worth of gift cards to donate to St. Vincent de Paul as
well as the hundreds of gifts that were also donated.
Dufferin-Peel Catholic Institute for International
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
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
the world.
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
or to contact:
Rita Borg, Principal of the International Student Program
[email protected]
(905) 412-3341 Ext. 31460
Mrs. Hewgill and Mrs. Quintana would like to thank the
Student Council for their time and commitment to this project.
We look forward to the other projects that Student Council will
do in the new year!
Intramurals began on January 6, 2014 and run until March 7,
2014 and are fun for everybody!
Grades 1, 2, &3 participate on Thursdays and Fridays.
Grades 4 & 5 participate on Mondays.
Grade 6, 7, & 8 participate on Monday, Thursday and Fridays.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays students enjoy the reading and games
club in the foyer. Thank you to Mrs. Lawrence for organizing
these activities.
The cold weather has arrived and it is important that all
students come to school with warm clothing for playing
outside. (Snow pants, hats, gloves, scarves and boots.)
Unless weather conditions are extreme, students will go
outside during recesses for fresh air. We obtain our
information from Environment Canada and follow Board
guidelines when making decisions to limit the amount of
outdoor play.
Please ensure that your child has a pair of shoes to wear
indoors in the event that there is an emergency evacuation.
Students will not have time to put on shoes, boots or coats.
Indoor shoes are important for students to wear to keep
their feet warm during the winter months.
The Don't Fret Fridays Guitar Club continues to meet every
Friday at lunch time in room 102 with Ms. Laing. New members
are always welcome. Just bring your guitar to school that day and
So far this school year, our fundraising money has been
spent in the following ways...
come on by at 11:50 to play with some friends.
Updates from your friendly Teacher-Librarian, Ms. Cheong!
The end of 2013 was a busy time of the year!
An Operatic Experience!
On Wednesday, November 27th, our students were wowed by a
performance in our school gym by the Canadian Opera Company. The
company performed, “The Brothers Grimm”, outlining the lives of two
famous brothers were penned many classic tales. What an experience
for many! As one student put it, “I have never been to an opera before
but I sure know what it’s like now!” It was a real treat to have such
artists in our school!
Santa Claus at St. Julia!
Santa Claus stopped by St. Julia on Thursday, December 5 th to visit
with our K-3 students. Classes were entertained with festive stories,
sing-a-long songs and lessons about the true meaning of Christmas.
Santa happily answered questions about his job and what a busy time of
the year is was for him. Thanks for coming by Santa! We hope to see
you again next year!
The Forest of Reading Program
The Forest of Reading Program is back for the 2013/2014 school year!
The program is a voluntary reading program organized by the Ontario
Library Association for different age groups. Over 250 000 students in
Ontario participated last year! Students are to read a selection of books
by Canadian authors and then vote for their favorite in the month of
April. The author is then given recognition for this honor at the Forest
of Reading Festival.
Our school has been registered for the Blue Spruce Reading Program
(Grades K-2) and the Silver Birch Express Program (Grades 3-6). The
Blue Spruce Program will be run by Ms. Cheong in the library during
all class visits to the library. The Silver Birch Express Program kicked
off last month with interested students meeting to begin reading this
years selected books!
$926 for the Grade 6 wish list including math
geometry supplies
$3,780 for Artists in the School including the
Groove Workshop, the Canadian Opera event
and the Harriet Tubman presentation
$2,619 for general school support including
buses for the year's opening mass, the cross
country bus, and playground supplies
including balls and other items.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 1st from 2pm
to 4pm at the Mississauga Valley Community
Centre. We will be using our Pro-grant funding to put
on a free skate for all members of the St. Julia
community and their families to promote health and
wellness. Hope to see you there.
Healthy tips for parents – Head Lice
Facts: Head lice are tiny insects. They live in hair,
eyebrows and eyelashes of humans. Head lice cannot
be spread between animals or pets and humans. Head
lice are not a health hazard. Anyone can get head lice.
It has nothing to do with being dirty or clean.
Finds: You may notice your child itching or scratching
their head and neck. Check for tiny white or grey
coloured eggs called nits. Nits may look like dandruff
stuck to the hair shaft however, they are difficult to
remove. Notify close contacts and your child’s school
if you find live lice.
Treat: Information about chemical treatments are
available from your pharmacist, doctor and the Region
of Peel-Public Health. Only treat your child if you can
see live head lice. You can choose to remove nits from
the hair after treating, though it if not necessary. Do a
second treatment 7 days after the first one to make sure
any newly hatched lice are also killed.
Tips: Be sensitive to your child’s feelings. Many
parents and children may feel embarrassed. Avoid
sharing combs, brushes etc. Tie back long hair.
When weather conditions are bad, parents are asked to listen to the local radio stations for announcements of transportation
services being cancelled and/or possible school closures. Announcements can be heard on CFRB, CHUM, CKFM, CHWD,
CHIN, CFNY, CHAY, CKHW, CFTR, CJCL, CJMR, CBC. The message usually says: “all buses for the Peel District School
Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board have been cancelled.”
If the announcement says Dufferin County, that is not our Board. You may also refer to the stopr website at:
Dufferin-Peel hosts Kindergarten entry planning
information session for parents of children with
special needs
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.
Kindergarten Entry Planning for
Children with Special Needs Parent Information Session
Wednesday, January 22,
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Catholic Education Centre –
Room 301 (Third Floor)
40 Matheson Boulevard West,
Mississauga (Hurontario & Matheson)
Catholic separate schools had a second obstacle to their
survival. How serious a problem for separate school boards
was the corporation tax issue?
This was very serious. As corporations like the Ford Motor Co.,
Inco, the Royal Bank of Canada and thousands of others came on
the scene, and as public utilities like the Ontario Hydro and the
Canadian National Railway were created, they could not pay
separate school property taxes. Thus the assessment of urban
public school boards received taxes from the only Catholic home
and property owners and from fully of partially owned small
businesses. By the 1920’s urban separate school boards were
operating with about one-quarter and one-fifth of the revenues of
their urban public school boards. There were no compensatory
government grants.
How did separate school boards survive without corporation
tax revenues?
The separate school trustees controlled the board’s budgets with
more pupils per classroom than in the public schools, with much
lower wages, with bare-bones programs, with small playgrounds,
and with minimum expenditures for the erection of new schools.
These methods still could not balance their budgets. The main
contribution for the survival of separate schools came from the
religious teaching orders. They supplied principals and teachers
and worked for salaries for $300 to $600 year when public
school teachers were earning $3000 and up. There is no question
the Ontario’s Catholics owe today’s separate schools to the
religious orders.
Registration for Junior and Senior Kindergarten for the
2014-15 school year, will take place at St. Julia the following
Monday, January 27, 2015 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.*
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, January 31, 2014 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
* Snow Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
**Registration packages are available to be picked up in
For more information, parents/guardians should contact their
local Catholic school, visit the board website at, or call the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District
School Board at 905-890-1221.
Lessons taught should have a curriculum goal which is clearly
stated for the students. This is the definition of a Learning Goal
and our expectation at St. Julia is that learning goals are always
made explicit for students. Students should never have to guess
about what their lesson is about or where it might be going. They
should have a clear roadmap of where the Teacher wants them to
end up at the conclusion of any lesson. Research has shown that
clear articulation of learning goals leads to increased student
achievement. But in addition, a clear understanding of the
learning goal helps students to self-assess whether or not they are
actually on track. Furthermore, learning goals that are clear for
parents, allow families to support their child’s learning at home,
by looking for alternate ways to get to the goal. Parents who
have a clear idea of the lesson’s goals are well equipped to
search the wealth of online resources for the best way to help
their child learn and achieve in school.
In the month of January, the BLAST Crew has been doing
their best to make St. Julia an anti-bullying school. We have
had meetings discussing ways to prevent bullying and how
to interact with the kids who have or are being bullied. The
BLAST Crew will have a presentation for grades 4 to 8
students on January 16, which includes a drama
presentation, a brief explaination of who we are, and our
initiatives for the school year, followed by a power point
presentation. We look forward to helping our peers this
year in become more aware and proactive in preventing
bullying in our school community. Stay tuned for further
news and updates…
January & February 2014
Milk orders due
BLAST presentation
& virtue assembly
Sub Day
Grade 3 classes to
Black Creek Pioneer
Youth Faith
Pizza Day
Sub Day
Anti bullying
Movie nightDespicable Me 2
Full Day Kindergarten
Registration night 7-9
Full Day Kindergarten
snow date 7-9 PM
Pizza Day
Senior Kindergarten &
Grade 8 graduation
Sub Day
Interview evening
3:30-8:30 PM
Sub Day
The Journey Home
Kindergarten-Grade 4
Sub Day
St. Marcellinus to visit
Grade 8 students
Reports Go Home
Pizza Day
Spirit of Harriet
Tubman performance
Grades 5-8
Pizza Day
School Council
Meeting @ 7PM
**February 17 is
Family Day-No
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