St Julia Catholic Elementary School

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St Julia Catholic Elementary School
6770 Historic Trail, Mississauga ONT L5W 1J3
(905) 795-2706 Fax: (905) 795-9096
www.dpcdsb.org/JULIA
VIRTUE OF RESPECT
February 2013
Principal
P. Nichols
God has given us the virtues of friends and companions to keep us company and
to help us out along the way.
Every person in our lives carries the Spirit of God—and so every person is our
Vice Principal
M. Harrison
brother or sister through Jesus Christ.
As brothers and sisters who share one Holy Spirit, we are all valuable to God. We
Secretaries
A. Charette
S. De Carli
all deserve to be shown courtesy, consideration, sensitivity and thoughtfulness,
which are different ways of saying respect.
That respect should come first and foremost from ourselves. We have to respect
Superintendent
Mississauga Brampton
Central
Lucy Papaloni
ourselves and then we will be able to respect others. We should also be able to
expect to be treated with respect by everyone we meet—our brothers and sisters
in Jesus.
Through prayer and concentration, we can get better at respecting ourselves as
Trustee
P. Ferreira
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Parish
St. Joseph Church
5440 Durie Road
905-826-2766
Pastor
Fr. Marc-Andre Campbell
Fr. Matthias Kim
Associate Pastor
Fr. Kim D’Souza
well as respecting those around us.
Mark Your Calendars:
February 14: Valentine’s Day
February 18: Family Day, no classes
March Break: March 11th -March 15, 2013
Good Friday: March 29, 2013
Easter Monday: April 1, 2013
March 1st…Movie Night!
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
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Weekend Mass Schedule St. Joseph’s Parish
5440 Durie Road (905) 826-2766
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Saturday:
5:30 p.m.
Sunday:
8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
AROUND THE HALLS
Welcome to Ms. Papaloni
At the January Board Meeting, Ms. Papaloni was promoted
to Acting Superintendent of the Mississauga Brampton
Family of Schools. Please join me in welcoming Ms.
Papaloni to our school. We look forward to working with
her for the benefit of all the students at St. Julia School. We
also wish Ms. Kazimowicz all the best as she begins her
retirement and a new chapter in her life.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
In 1995, February was officially designated Black History
month by the Canadian Parliament. This February St. Julia
will be recognizing the stories, experiences and
accomplishments of people of African origin. The dream of
Dr. Martin Luther King is demonstrated through the many
charitable initiatives at St. Julia School. The Virtue of
Respect is evident as we practice tolerance and
understanding for each others' differences. On February 27 at
9:00 a.m. students in grades K-4 will participate in an
exploration of the Land and People of Kenya through a
presentation from Down to Earth Conservation. At 1:00 p.m.
grades 5-8 students will experience Black History from
Africa to Canada through music, dance, film and artifacts.
This will be an informative and enjoyable experience for all!
EQAO DATES FOR 2013
May 27- June 6, 2013 have been designated for the
Provincial EQAO testing. We ask that parents of
Grade 3 and 6 students make sure that they mark
these dates on their calendars, and we ask that parents
do not book appointments at this time.
INTERMEDIATE BOYS BASKETBALL
The intermediate boys basketball season is off to a
great start! The team has been practicing 3-4 times a
week and is working hard to develop their skills.
Their hard work and commitment has paid off in our
first two wins. Good luck to the following players:
Even Z., Keanu L., Anthony V., David C., Rkyle P.,
Patrick R., Thomas F., Matthew M., Martin I., and
Aden D.
Mrs. Lawrence and Ms. Hewitt are very
proud of your dedication and teamwork. Let's keep
up the winning streak for the rest of the season!
ST. JULIA ECO-SCHOOLS
The waste and recycling audit for this session has been
completed. In an effort to reduce the amount of waste and
packing snacks and lunches in reusable containers. In addition
to this we urge students to bring to school a reusable water
bottle in place of single use plastic bottles. Eco tips are heard
daily on the announcements. Our young artists have been
involved in the creation of eco-themed and walking Wednesday
posters which are displayed throughout the school.
Walking Wednesdays have returned to St. Julia this year. Every
Wednesday all students are encouraged to make arrangements to
walk to school that day in an effort to cut down on pollution and
enjoy a healthy community activity. Each week the class with
the highest percentage of walkers will be honored with a
certificate and their name displayed on the coveted Golden shoe
of Midas.
The Eco-club along with Student Council is in the process of
designing a lovely peace garden which will be dedicated to the
memory of Ruth Katelyn Cruz. Monies raised through the sales
of the rosaries will be put towards this initiative.
INTERMEDIATE GIRLS BASKETBALL
The St. Julia Intermediate girls basketball team is
busy challenging their opponents under the basket.
With crisp passes and accurate shooting our girls
look forward to a great season. Our team consists of
Cassandra M., Emily P., LaurenV., Sydney B.,
Charlotte L., Sheaniqua R., Leandra D., Erica S.,
Jessica A., and Victoria P.
INTERMEDIATE CO-ED HOCKEY
The St. Julia Intermediate co-ed hockey team
participated in the annual All Saints tournament and
demonstrated excellent teamwork and sportsmanship.
We finished the tournament with a shooting victory
to win the Bronze medal. Our team was Emily P.,
Thomas F., Hunter N., Nicholas M., Arianna F.,
Lucas E., Matthew C., Jordan P., Matthew M.,
Hormoz C., Christian D., and Damian G.
AROUND THE HALLS
LENT
Lent is a season of turning to God in simplicity and
sincerity, as we prepare to celebrate the joy of Easter.
Our hearts feel heavy as we remember our sins, but
we are also confident in God’s mercy and
forgiveness. We will also have the opportunity to
celebrate the virtue of Respect that guides our prayers
and celebrations during the month of February. We
will gather as divisions in the front foyer for a liturgy
and distribution of ashes during the day of Ash
Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of
our Lenten season.
LENTEN ALMS GIVING
Each school within the Parish is asked to contribute
to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank once during the
school year. Our school is asked to make our
contribution during Lent. Therefore we would like to
ask families to contribute dry goods, and nonperishable foods to those less fortunate.
In
preparation of our Lenten Mass on Tuesday, March
5, we ask students to bring donations starting
Tuesday, February 19.
PANCAKES FOR TOONIES
On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 we will be having
pancakes at the school for all students. Students are
asked to donate a Toonie for the pancakes. Proceeds
will be donated to Share Life. Thank you to Mrs.
Kukolic who has organized the parent volunteers to
make this day a success. If you can volunteer your
time, please contact Siobhan Kukolic at
[email protected] Special thank you
to Lunch Moms who have donated all of the
syrup, plates, napkins, and cutlery.
MARDI GRAS ACTIVITIES
On Tuesday, February 12 students will be participating in a
variety of activities to mark Mardi Gras and celebrate the
French culture/language. Students from Junior
Kindergarten- grade 3 will be making colourful crafts while
students in grades 4-8 will be playing Bingo in French.
This year we are also collecting PENNIES for the
Pure Water Campaign through the Sisters of Notre
Dame De Namur.
SHROVE TUESDAY
Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent starts. It’s a
day of penitence, to clean the soul and a day of
celebration as the last chance to feast before Lent
begins. Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things
up. Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge
yourself and to use up the foods that aren’t allowed in
Lent. Shrove Tuesday gets its name from the ritual
of shriving that Christians used to undergo in the
past. In shriving, a person confesses their sins and
receives absolution for them.
During Lent there are many foods that some
Christians historically and today would not eat: foods
such as meat and fish, fats, eggs and milky foods. So
that no food was wasted, families would have a feast
on shriving Tuesday and eat up all the foods that
wouldn’t last the forty days of Lent. The need to eat
up the fats gave rise to the French name “Mardi Gras
/ Fat Tuesday”, pancakes became associated with
Shrove Tuesday as they were a dish that could use up
all the eggs, fats and milk in the house with just the
addition of flour.
100 DAYS OF SCHOOL
On Monday, February 11, 2013 St. Julia celebrates the 100 th
day of school! In celebration grades 1s and 2s will be
participating in hands on activities that involve counting and
numbers to 100. What a FEN-dred filled day!
Des Sculptures de glace
PARENT INFORMATION
SCHOOL COUNCIL NEWS
Pizza counting
School Council has taken over the pizza funds for the second
term and any excess money after the pizza is paid for will go
towards enriching the educational experience of St. Julia
students. Thanks to the following parents for taking days to
count, organize, cross-reference, and prepare the funds for
deposit: Cathy Runstedler, Susan Laughton, Anita Menezes,
Mary DiFiore and Jennifer Fabrizi.
Starbucks for Ruth
Thanks to the new Starbucks on Financial Drive for donating
100 cups of coffee to St. Julia for Parent-Teacher interview
night. Donations for cups of coffee will go towards a Prayer
Garden in honour of Ruth Katelyn Cruz, our fellow grade four
student who passed away in December after a long battle with
brain cancer. Thanks for your support.
Pancake Tuesday
Our Pancake Tuesday event is here once again. Thanks to
Nadia Mocan for donating the plates, cutlery, napkins and
syrup. Thanks to Bobby’s Hideaway in Streetsville for
supplying the batter at cost and mixing it for us for free. Thanks
to Tony Kukolic for picking up and delivering the batter (and
doing the same for the Starbucks coffee in our last story).
Thanks to the parents who volunteered on event day including
Paul Jarvis, Silvia Barajas, Teresa Persechini, Grace Selva,
Stacey Jarvis, Cathy Runstedler, Mary DiFiore, Jacquie Carere,
Jennifer Fabrizi, Stephanie Medina, Lorena Vital, Patrizia
Cafaro, Sandra Lima, Lori Brigido, Charlene Cini, Roshni
Veigas and Siobhan Kukolic. And for those who donated
griddles including Suzette Luis and Anita Menezes.
Movie Night
Mark your calendars for Friday, March 1 st to see Wreck it
Ralph in the school gym. Doors open at 6:30pm and the movie
is at 7pm. Four dollars gets you entrance plus a drink and
popcorn. There will be a snack bar with extra treats as well.
Remember to wear your pjs and bring some comfy blankets and
pillows. And parents are welcome to bring soccer chairs.
February 27th - Grade 4 Parent Information
Session “I Matter!”: Child Abuse Program
The practice of offering a central Parent Information
evening will continue. This session is open to all parents
of Grade 4 students in the Board.
Date: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Catholic Education Centre, 40 Matheson Blvd., West,
Mississauga, (northwest corner of Hurontario and
Matheson)ROOM 301
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Play-Based Learning in Kindergarten:
St Julia is still one year away from full-day kindergarten.
But that doesn’t mean that we aren’t bringing our
programming in line with Provincial changes regarding
early learning in Ontario. One of the key changes to the way
kindergarten classes are structured is the implementation of
Play-Based Learning. This approach was first put forth in
2011, and is now expected to be implemented in all
Kindergarten classes throughout the province.
What is Play-Based Learning?
It has long been known that there is a strong link between
play and learning. Children are full of natural curiosity and
they explore this curiosity through play. When kids are
playing, it's the perfect time to learn.Play teaches kids how
to problem solve, how to make friends, how to express
themselves, how to enjoy the world around them, and how
to recognize letters and numbers. All of these skills form the
foundation of a love of learning. In the new full-day
kindergarten program, teachers and early childhood
educators structure play to create learning moments. While
children play, they’ll chat with their friends, and figure out
how to stop their block tower from falling. They'll draw
pictures and role play. And they'll tell stories, and sit quietly
to listen to others. All of these activities help kids develop,
learn, and eventually acquire the skills that they will need in
grade one and beyond. For more information, try:
http://tvoparents.tvo.org/article/new-play-basedkindergarten-curriculum-explained
February & March
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
FEBRUARY
11
12
13
14
15
16
Shrove Tuesday
Mardi Gras
Pizza Day
Ash Wednesday
9:15 Virtue Assembly
Sub Day
18
19
20
FAMILY DAY
NO SCHOOL
Swim to Survive
Pizza Day
24
25
26
Swim to Survive
Pizza Day
3
4
17
10
Valentines Day
21
22
23
MBC Intermediate
Basketball
Tournament
Jr. Science Olympics
@ San Lorenzo
Sub Day
27
Black History Month
Presentation
28
MARCH 1
Gr. 2 McMichael Art
Gallery trip
Gr. 6 Lenten
Reconciliation
Movie Night!
Wreck it Ralph 7pm
Sub Day
2
6
7
Intermediate Math
Mania
Virtue Assembly
8
Rosary Apostolates
Sub Day
9
Aboriginal
Presentation
5
MBC Diversity
Conference
Pizza Day
11
12
13
14
15
MARCH BREAK
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