St. Julia Update Week of April 18-29, 2016 Upcoming Events Lunch Moms every Monday & Thursday Pizza lunches every Tuesday Sub lunches every Friday Popcorn, Popcorners, Baked Chips sales every Friday Monday, April 18- Intermediate girls basketball game @ St. Julia - Inuit Games @ 1:30 in gym Tuesday, April 19- Board Dance Competition @ Rose Theatre Wednesday, April 20- Intermediate girls basketball game @ St. Julia Wednesday, April 20- Intermediate boys basketball game @ Pauline Vanier Thursday, April 21- Author Janet Wilson presentation for Grades 3-6 students in the am Friday, April 22- Movie Night @ St. Julia featuring “Hotel Transylvania 2, The Game” Friday, April 22- Intermediate boys basketball game @ St. Julia Monday, April 25- Intermediate girls basketball game @ St. Barbara Tuesday, April 26- Grade two Communion Retreat Day Tuesday, April 26- Spring Photos Tuesday, April 26- Intermediate boys basketball game @ St. Gregory Thursday, April 27- Intermediate boys basketball game @ St. Veronica Thursday, April 28- Author Annaleise Carr presentation for Grades 7 & 8 in the am Friday, April 29- Diversity Conference Please refer to the following attachments: We Are The World Flyer Summer Literacy 2016 Used Book Drive St. Julia Movie Night Flyer 2016-17 Public Budget Consultation Parent Math Engagement Volunteer Appreciation RSVP CLASS PLACEMENTS FOR 2016-2017 Planning for next September is well under way. Current grade level teachers, Resource staff and the administration will soon begin the process of developing tentative classroom placements. We spend much time taking into consideration not only the needs of the individual child but the needs of all children in the context of the larger classroom group. In each class we strive to balance learning styles, gender, learning needs and a cross section of abilities and behavioral needs. Please note that Ministry regulations of class size will impose flexibility in class configurations. As you know your child best, we appreciate your input concerning the learning style and environment in which your child learns best. If you feel that there are specific needs which should be addressed in determining the placement of your child, please send Mrs. Nichols a letter outlining the strengths and needs of your child along with a description of his/her learning style and type of environment he/she excels in, no later than May 12, 2016. We remind you that it is not appropriate now or in September to request a specific teacher as staffing is tentative and things are continually changing or to make requests to avoid necessary combined grades. We will consider your input as well as input from the classroom and resource teachers and if we can accommodate your wishes, we will do so. However, this is not always possible. Rest assured, our decisions are made only after careful consideration of all the information and are based on the individual good of each child balanced with the common good of the entire school community. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION REHEARSALS WITH PARENTS & CHILDREN Please attend one of the following dates: Tues. April 19 7pm-8:30pm Sat. April 23 10am-11:30am Mon. May 2 7pm- 8:30 pm Please plan to attend a rehearsal before your FHC date. These rehearsals help prepare you and your children to understand the procedures of a FHC mass. CONFIRMATION & RECONCILIATION REHEARSALS All sessions are on the Saturday from 9 am to 11:30 am prior to your confirmation date. April 23 , April 30, May 07, May 14, May 21, May 29 & June 04 COMMUNION RETREAT DAY On April 26th, the Grade 2 students will be participating in a First Communion Retreat Day. Students will be making Rosary bracelets and rotating to different stations around the school for reflective activities such as bread making, crafts, drama, prayer, and meditation. Please join us in congratulating the Grade 2's on this sacred and special time in their lives. Catholic Education Week: May 1-7, 2016 Opening the Doors of Mercy Catholic Education Week begins on a Sunday to highlight the partnership that remains the foundation of Catholic education between our Catholic schools and local Catholic parishes. The sub-themes for Catholic Education Week 2016 are as follows: Monday: Mercy that Welcomes (Jesus and the Woman at the Well: John 4: 1-42) Tuesday: Mercy that Loves (The Good Samaritan: Luke 10:25-37) Wednesday: Mercy that Forgives (The Prodigal Son: Luke 15:11-32) Thursday: Mercy that Lives the Gospel (Zacchaeus: Luke 19:1-10) Friday: Mercy that Rejoices (Healing of the Paralytic: Luke 5: 17-26) Our daily morning prayers will reflect the sub themes of Catholic Education Week. We will also be highlighting some of the wonderful things that occur at St. Julia during this week, all parents are welcome to join us. Monday, May 2-Music Monday K-8 @ 1:00 pm in the school gym Tuesday, May 3-Grade 5 Virtue assembly @ 2:30 pm in the gym Wednesday, May 4- Grade 7 & 8 Ballroom dancing @ 10 am in the school gym Thursday, May 5- Volunteer appreciation @ 2:00- in the library **Please RSVP “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” – Matthew 5:7 SCHOOL COUNCIL NEWS School Council for St Julia strives to support school activities not covered by the board budget. To do this and minimize the impact to our families, we have chosen to raise money via two main events, our annual Boogie-aThon and Pizza Days. In total we raise approximately $22,000. These funds are used to pay for such things as bussing our kids to opening/end of year School Masses ($4,000), subsidize school trips for all classes ($3,000), enhance the education experience through various artists in the school ($8,000), scientists in the school ($2,400) and other various items/events. To do this council meets 7 times during the school year. Each meeting is only 90 minutes. We encourage you to consider contributing your time to help us raise funds and spend them to benefit all students of our school. If you are unable to attend but can spare 30 minutes to one hour of your time there are several other tasks that support this work. GRADE 8 GRADUATION Our grade 8 graduation mass will be held at St. Joseph’s parish on Thursday, June 23 @ 10:00 a.m. The luncheon will he held @ the Mississauga Convention Centre on Monday, June 27th followed by an evening ceremony @ 6:30 pm in the St. Julia gym. More detailed information will be sent home closer to the date. LENTEN ACT OF MERCY For Lent this year, Mrs. Jenkins’ Grade 5/6 class decided to raise money in order to purchase animals through World Vision for families in need. Our Lollipop Sale was a HUGE success!! We would like to thank everyone for their support during the fundraiser. A special thanks to Mr. Pritchard’s class for their personal donations and to those who donated prizes for our big draw: Lee family, Pisani family, Kritzky family and Li family. Mrs. Jenkins would also like to thank her class for their personal donations and dedication to this project. With the overwhelming generosity, we were able to purchase a goat, 4 hens, 2 roosters, 2 piglets and 3 chicks. These gifts of health, nutrition and income are going to make a huge impact for the families who receive them!! EQAO DATES EQAO dates for grade 3 students are: May 30, 31, & June 1st EQAO dates for grade 6 students are: May 25, 26, June 2 & 3 St. Julia’s Sports Spirit Week Doctor Simone’s Warehouse and the CFFC are in great need of food, clothing and hygiene products for the poor. St. Julia will be hosting a Sports Spirit Week as an initiative to support this valuable organization. Student Council is asking that all students that would like to participate in Spirit week please bring in a donation to support the Canadian Foundation For Children. Donation items may include non-perishable food items, hygiene products and gently used clothing. Thank you in advance for your support. Day 1 (Monday, April 18th,2016) - Basketball Day- Lets Go Raptors! Students will show their Raptors Spirit by wearing any Raptors gear they have Or Red and Black. If the Raptors are not your team, then feel free to wear any basketball gear of your choosing. Day 2 (Tuesday, April 18th, 2016) – Hockey Day- Sadly, the Toronto Maple Leafs are not in the play offs this year but that doesn’t stop us from supporting them. On Hockey Day you can wear your Leafs gear Or support any other hockey team that you want to cheer on to victory in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Day 3 (Wednesday, April 19, 2016) – Soccer Day-T.F.C, T.F.C… Students can wear any T.F.C gear they have Or red and white to support our Toronto soccer team. Feel free to wear any soccer team fanfare of your choosing as well. Day 4 (Thursday, April 20th, 2016) – Blue Jays Day- Go Jays Go!!! Students are invited to wear any Blue Jays gear they have Or Blue and White on this day. Not a Jays fan? Wear any baseball team you like. Day 5 (Friday, April 21, 2016) – Support Your Sport Day- Are you a soccer player? Hockey or Baseball? Swimmer? Dancer? Gymnast? Today is the day to Support Your Sport and wear whatever gear you have that shows your passion. Go St. Julia Go!!! ENVIRONMENTAL WEEK AT ST. JULIA April 25-29 Mr. Pritchard and our Recycling team will kick off a week of announcements and activities the week of April 25-29 to promote environmental awareness and education. Our Recycling team will be actively encouraging students to participate in our theme days and offer helpful tips on how to make some litter less lunches, the benefits of organics and saving energy to decrease our environmental l imprint! Listed below are some highlights around Environmental Week! Monday April 25 9:30 am kickoff assembly Tuesday April 26. GREEN DAY!! Everyone wears green to keep the environment at the forefront in our minds. Wednesday April 26 Litter Less Lunch Day. Students are asked to wear RED Thursday April 27 GREAT GULP DAY!! Students are asked to wear BLUE Friday April 28 Energy day-Black Friday!! Students are asked to wear BLACK. Summer Literacy Camp 2016 A Literacy Reinforcement and Enhancement Program for Students SK through Grade Six Oral Language: Reading: Writing: Listening and Speaking Fluency, Motivation, Comprehension (Retelling and Proficient Reader Strategies) Text Forms and the Traits of Writing Writing Process Foundational Skills: Phonemic Awareness, Letter Sound Identification, Concepts about Print, Hearing and Recording Sounds in Words, High Frequency Words Spelling/Phonics/Working with Words/Grammar/Vocabulary Development Friday Fun Days! Reader’s Theatre Literacy experiences Literacy Camp provides a fun and innovative environment for learners! Small group and individual attention for students Balanced literacy curriculum with lessons planned for your child’s individual learning needs REGISTARTION INFORMATION Registration is available only through teacher referral. Dates: Monday July 11th-Friday July 29th Days: Weekdays Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm Cost: $300 for full 3-week session MISSISSAUGA Father Daniel Zanon 450 Hillcrest Ave. St. Bernard of Clairvaux 3345 Escada Drive St. Catherine of Siena 2350 Hurontario St. S. St. Gregory 1075 Swinbourne Dr. St. John of the Cross 3180 Aquitaine Ave. St. Louis 1450 Lewisham Dr. St. Pio of Pietrelcina 4765 Huron Heights Dr. BRAMPTON Lester B. Pearson St. Angela Merici St. Jean-Marie Vianney Ven. Michael J. McGivney 62 Heatherdale Dr. 140 Howden Blvd. 75 Jordensen Dr. 450 Fernforest BOLTON St. Nicholas Registration forms are available at All Dufferin-Peel Elementary Schools after March Break. For registration information please call 905-891-9263 ext. 0 Offered by the Department of Adult and Continuing Education Registration Forms to be submitted to school by May 27, 2016. 120 Harvest Moon Dr. Dear St. Julia Families, A HOME FOR YOUR GENTLY USED CHILDREN’S BOOKS Do you have gently used children’s books that your family has outgrown? Would you like to see those books in the hands of children who do not have their own books? The Children’s Book Bank is a charitable organization whose mission is to provide free books and literacy support to the children of low-income families in Toronto. Located in Regent Park at 350 Berkeley Street, The Children’s Book Bank supports families and children up to Grade Six. Essentially, the Children’s Book Bank operates like a children’s bookstore with one important exception: the books are available to the children free of charge. In addition to supplying free books to children and families, The Children’s Book Bank offers informal literacy support such as story hours and assistance choosing age-appropriate books. The Children’s Book Bank is appealing to communities to help build and sustain its inventory of books by participating in a community book drive. Once again, St. Julia will be running a book drive during Catholic Education Week. (Monday May 2 – Friday, May 6 inclusively). Please help us support The Children’s Book Bank by donating your gently used children’s books. Please take care to ensure that the donated books are gently used and are suitable for children up to grade six. Please take note of the donation guidelines on the back of this page. There will be well-labeled drop boxes in the foyer for your book donations. Thank you for your interest and support! For further information about this drive, please contact Ms.Cheong. Please visit www.childrensbookbank.com for more information about The Children’s Book Bank. Ms. Cheong, Teacher Librarian and Planning Time Teacher What books can I donate? Children’s books for kids aged birth to 12 years old Children’s books in new or gently used condition, meaning no missing covers, torn pages, or pages with colouring/writing on them. Children’s books printed within the last ten years, so a print date of 2006-present. What books are UNACCEPTABLE? Adult books or novels Young adult (teen) books or novels Books printed more than ten years ago School, library or text books Magazines Damaged books What books are the most popular? At the book bank, we are always in need of board books, workbooks, and dictionaries. Although our customer’s tastes are constantly evolving, we have compiled this list of “top sellers.” Since the majority of our books are second hand, we generally do not get man of the latest chapter books or graphic novels. Below are books that go flying off our shelves: Geronimo & Thea Stilton Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dork Diaries Captain Underpants Harry Potter Percy Jackson series Amulet Bone Minecraft Big Nate Pokemon Frozen Goosebumps DC & Marvel Superheroes The Children’s Book Bank endeavors to use all donated books. Donated books that are unsuitable for Book Bank customers are donated to local agencies, recycled, or are provided to other organizations. PLEASE HELP THE BOOK BANK BY RESPECTING THE DONATION GUIDELINES. 40 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga, ON, L5R 1C5, Tel: (905) 890-1221 April 13, 2016 Notice to parents/guardians and community members Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Public Budget Consultation Opportunities Regarding the Board’s 2016-17 Operating Budget The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is providing multiple options this year for parents/guardians and other community stakeholders to provide input regarding the board’s 2016-17 operating budget. Options include: Provide written input on the priorities you want the Board to consider in the development of the 2016-17 Budget. Email to [email protected] Make a five-minute presentation to trustees through the delegation process at the April 26 Board meeting or the May 24 Board meeting. Normal protocols and timelines for registering to delegate apply. Delegates must register and provide copies of their presentation to the board at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting date. Each presenter will have a maximum of five (5) minutes to make their presentation. To register to delegate, call (905) 890-0708, ext. 24433. Parents/guardians and community members may also provide input through their local Catholic school trustee. An outline of current issues and budget pressures is available on the board website at www.dpcdsb.org. Interested parties are encouraged to read the outline prior to delegating or providing a written submission. If you have any questions, please contact our Communications & Community Relations Department at (905) 890-0708, ext. 24278 or 24466. Mario Pascucci Chair of the Board Marianne Mazzorato Director of Education Extraordinary lives start with a great Catholic education.