185 Conestoga Drive, Brampton, Ontario L6Z 2Z7

R. Romanet
185 Conestoga Drive, Brampton, Ontario L6Z 2Z7
Phone (905) 846-2086 Fax (905) 846-9464
905-890-0708 press 9 ext 54200
A. M. Condotta
School Council
M. Podnar
We will have shortly reached the end of another successful and memorable school year. My
thoughts turn to our Grade 8‟s as we celebrate their graduation and many years of joy, learning and faith development which I know will serve them well as the enter high school.
L. Zanella
(905) 890-1221
My thoughts also turn to the many people responsible for making our school year as successful as it has been. These include many people but in particular:
A. Tucciarone
(905) 890-1221
Fr. A. Maderak
(905) 846-5385
We, the community of
St. Leonard, are
committed to life-long
learning and respect
for God’s creation.
We will nurture our
unique gifts and entrust each member to
Our School council who meets regularly with the sole purpose of helping the staff help
our children.
Our teachers who work endlessly in doing all the extras that make our students experiences so rewarding
Our custodial staff who make our school resonate pride, cleanliness and safety
Our parish team who are able to maintain a personal connectedness with our students
particularly as they celebrate their sacraments
All of our parents who spend time with their children reaching their goals
Our trustee Linda Zanella and her presence and positive influence on the well fare of all
of the St. Leonard community.
To our dear Mrs. Rudensky who has given and career of love, teaching and service to
the children and parents of our school and now enters the next part of her journey and
We are many but we are all one special community of St. Leonard School. May you all enjoy the blessings of relaxation, family, friends, safety and health during the upcoming summer holiday.
See you all back in September.
Mr. R. Romanet
As we come to the end of another school year, and may now relax from our studies a little,
we pause to thank you, Dear Lord, for all of your guidance and support in our work,
throughout this past year. Please forgive us for any times that we may have offended you by
not using our talents and gifts to serve you (and ourselves) best.
Watch over us as we begin to enjoy our summer vacation. Keep us safe and free from harm.
We ask this of you, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.
Class Placements and September Entry
Class placements for September
will not be available until the 1st
day of school because of the need
to respond to last minute enrollment changes. On September 6th,
which is the first day back for
students, all returning or newly registered students
will be met in the playground at entry time by their
teachers, and escorted to the gym. Signs indicating
each grade will be posted. If you are moving,
please let us know so that we can provide a student transfer form.
We are fortunate at St. Leonard
School to have had parents sharing our day-to-day school life as
part of our volunteer program.
Volunteers have assisted at the
school in a variety of ways. We
have benefited from the additional individuals who accompanied classes on field trips or helped out with special
events in the classrooms or on trips. Thank you to all of
our volunteers! We hope to see many of our volunteers
back in September. Remember to please pick up your
Criminal Reference Forms.
Would you like your child to
become Catholic?
Our annual program for children in Grades 2 to 8,
who are not baptized or have been baptized in a nonCatholic Church, who would like to become Catholic, will begin at St. Leonard‟s Church in September.
This program will lead to Baptism of the children or
their Reception into the Catholic Church. For those
parents who would like to have their child baptized/
received, now is the opportune time to register and
begin attending at St. Leonard‟s and if you have not
already done so, make a commitment to practicing
your faith. Further details about this program will
be available at the Church in July. One of the parents will be required to provide a copy of their Roman Catholic baptism certificate. Please note that
only Catholic children are able to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation.
Returning School Books
As the year draws to a close students are
reminded to return any books belonging to
St. Leonard School. Parents please assist your children in
checking all the “nooks and crannies” for any books that
may be hiding there. If any have our school stamp in
them, please send them to the school.
Fr. A. Maderak, St. Leonard Church
Report Cards
Your child‟s report card will be sent home
on Monday, June 28. We wish to bring to
attention once again, page 3, called the
Response Form. Please return page 3, if you wish, to
your child's teacher on June 29 or 30th.
Congratulations to Grade 8 Graduates
Congratulations to the grade 8 graduates of St. Leonard
Catholic School. The students have worked very hard,
showed leadership and cooperated well. We wish all
the students well in their future endeavours. Our prayers
go with them as they enter secondary school. The graduation ceremony will take place on the morning of Monday,
June 28 at 9:00 a.m. in the St. Leonard School gym.
Bussing Information
Virtue for June—Fairness
Every September Parents wonder if their child(ren)
are eligible for bussing. The board has implemented
new software to determine eligibility
for bussing. Please check out the link
on the side of our main page “Bussing
Eligibility” or http://businfo.stopr.ca/
Please indicate for the 2011/2012
school year as the distances have
changed for September. As soon as
we receive the bus schedule for September it will be
posted on line and on our front doors. If you move
over the summer please check out the STOPR newsletter on line for details on how to update the transportation department so your child has bussing for
This month we will celebrate the virtue of fairness.
A Fair Person…….
Listens to all sides before
forming opinions
Shows good sportsmanship at
all times
Knows that the same rules
apply to everyone
Refuses to twist rules to avoid consequences
Works to bring about peaceful solutions to problems
Cheers on the successes of others
Can balance their own rights and responsibilities
with those of others.
Student Absences
We continue to have a large number of
parents not calling the school to report
their child‟s absence. This is especially problematic
on Mondays and Fridays. Please use the answering
machine to leave a message at any hour of the day
on each day your child is absent.
Grade Eight Graduating Class at Niagara Falls
1. Encourage your child to start a daily journal or diary for the summer
months. This journal will keep your child‟s writing and reading
skills in check.
2. Continue reading with your child on a daily basis.
3. Get outside. The worst thing for children during the summer months is having
them glued to a television or computer. According to the journal of School
Health, physical activity programs have positive effects on academic achievement, including increased concentration; improved mathematics, reading, and
writing test scores, and reduced disruptive behaviour.
4. Provide your child with fun and educational puzzles and games for those rainy
5. Try your best to continue with a homework routine. If your child does one
hour of homework each weeknight now, get them to do about half of that each
weeknight in the summer too.
6. Take trips to the local library, museum or zoo where fun learning always takes
7. Practice math skills using everyday chores and activities like cooking or going
grocery shopping.
8. Provide your child with opportunities to volunteer or help out the community.
This will help keep your child busy and socially active during the summer.
9. Keep up with classroom trends like „silent reading‟, „lunch hour‟, and „free
play‟ activities. This will help to eliminate a free-willed mindset in September.
10.If you‟re taking a car trip, play games like „I Spy‟ or finding license plates
from out-of-province cars. This will keep everyone entertained and make
learning fun.
Are you moving?
Last Day of School
The last day of school for students will be:
If you are moving during the summer, please inform the
office so that you may acquire transfer papers. If the office
is already aware of your leaving, you will receive a transfer
form with your child‟s report
card. If you move over the
course of the summer, or you
will be on vacation when
school starts, please leave a
message on the answering machine at (905) 846-2086. The machine is checked regularly during the summer. Please provide the name of the
new school which your child will attend.
Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Please find attached the school calendar for next year 2011
-2012. Keep this calendar for your records.
Lost and Found
Mr. Romanet will have the items from
the lost and found on display in the hallways of the school from June 8th to the
30th. Please have your child look for
any lost items. Any remaining items
will be donated to charity.
Share Life Fundraising
St. Leonard Talent Show 2011
At Graduation we will present Fr. Maderak with a
cheque for $1100 for Share Life. Thank you to Ms.
Bruni for organizing the Staff-Student hockey
game. Our Parent Council generously donated $750.
St. Leonard‟s Annual Talent Show was another
great success! Thank you to all the participants
who helped make it possible. Thank you to Ms.
Troina, Mrs. Pelaccia, Ms. Adams and Mrs. Tanner for
organizing this wonderful showcase. What a talented
Just a reminder as the year winds down, that we still need
to account for your children. Please make sure you call the
office to report your child‟s absence each and every day.
We continue to have a larger than normal number of lates
each morning. Your cooperation with this matter at this
extremely busy time of the year makes our job easier!
Congratulations and best wishes to Mrs. Rudensky.
Mrs. Rudensky has decided to retire at this time.
We would like to extend our thanks to her for the
many years of teaching here at St. Leonard School.
Best wishes from the entire school community.
Also leaving us this year is Mlle Santos who has
taken a full time position at Our Lady of Fatima.
On behalf of the staff and students
we wish you a safe and restful
summer !!
See you in September
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
40 Matheson Boulevard West, Mississauga, ON, L5R 1C5,
Tel: (905) 890-1221
A Tradition of Excellence in Catholic Education
First day of classes elementary and secondary schools
Last day of classes Semester 1 Secondary (Semester Schools Only)
First Day of classes Semester 2 Secondary (Semester Schools Only)
School Year ends Elementary and Secondary Schools
Number of school days for the 2011 – 2012 school year
Number of Instructional Days in Elementary Schools
Number of Instructional Days in Secondary Schools
Number of Professional Activity Days in Elementary Schools
Number of Professional Activity Days in Secondary Schools
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
School Holidays for the 2011-2012 School Year
Every Saturday and Sunday
Labour Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Break (inclusive)
Family Day
Mid-Winter Break
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Victoria Day
Monday, September 5, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011 to Friday, January 6, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012 to Friday, March 16, 2012 (inclusive)
Friday, April 6, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Elementary Schools – Professional Activity Days
1. Friday, September 16, 2011
2. Friday, November 18, 2011
3. Monday, January 16, 2012
4. Friday, February 3, 2012
5. Friday, May 11, 2012
6. Monday, June 11, 2012
Principal’s Day: Re-organization/Faith Development/Prov. Priorities
Provincial Priorities and Faith Development
Term 1 Assessment and Evaluation of Pupil Progress
Reporting to Parents on Evaluation and Pupil Progress
Provincial Priorities and Faith Development
Term 2 Assessment and Evaluation of Pupil Progress
Secondary Schools – Professional Activity Days
1. Friday, September 16, 2011
2. Friday, November 18, 2011
3.Thursday, February 2, 2012
4. Wednesday, June 27, 2012
5. Thursday, June 28, 2012
6. Friday, June 29, 2012
Provincial Priorities and Faith Development
Provincial Priorities and Faith Development
Principal’s Day: Semester Turnaround
*Principal’s Day: Year End Reporting and Activities
*Principal’s Day: Year End Reporting and Activities
*Principal’s Day: Year End Reporting and Activities
*Semester and year end evaluations and school wide promotion meetings; contact parents with summer school
recommendations, OSR and report card preparation; inventory management of books, equipment, learning materials;
curriculum development for new course outlines; goal setting for the upcoming school year.
Secondary Schools – Examination Days
Semester 1: January 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 2012
Semester 2: June 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 2012
2011-2012 School Year Calendar