Weekly UPDATE Virtue of the Month: November 17, 2014 issue #10 Conscience We will be celebrating the virtue of Conscience as a school community on Friday, November 28 @ 2:45 p.m. in our gymnasium *Please join us for prayer and reflection The Light of God The light of God surrounds us, The love of God enfolds us, The power of God protects us, The presence of God watches over us, Wherever we are, God is, And where God is, all is well. AMEN School # 905-792-2251 School secretary: Mrs. Fay School principal: Mr. Maiolo Superintendent: Mr. Vecchiarino Trustee: Mr. McLauchlan School Parish: St. John Fisher Pastor: Fr. Grima THANK YOU! To all who attended our 2nd Annual Craft and Bake VISIT O Sale on Saturday. Seemed all had a great time. Vendors were happy to see so many people, Santa stopped in too! Thank you to our School Council for their assistance with the Bake Sale, To parents who contributed baking, Thank You! A special thank you to Mrs. Frizza for her gift of accordion music, to Ms. Commander, Ms. Romasco, Mr. Laporte, Mr. Archibald and Shari Klu for all their help. School WEBSITE: www.dpcdsb.org/GVANI School Council follow us on twitter: @thevikings28 The next School Council Meeting will be held on Monday, November 24 @ 7:00 p.m. SPORTS at VANIER this month: Intermediate Volleyball School hours: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Kiss’N’Ride Reminder: PLEASE do not park in the Kiss’N’Ride lane. If you need to leave your vehicle for any reason, please find a parking spot at the side of the building. (Parking Lot). Children’s safety is a priority at all times while on school property. Thank you for your assistance. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER Now that colder weather is upon us, we respectfully remind you to ensure that your children come to school dressed warmly to participate in recess activities. When weather conditions are severe, we may reduce the outdoor playtime, or have indoor recess entirely. Fresh air and exercise are vital components for successful learning, so we will endeavour to have children play outside whenever possible. Help your children come to school appropriately dressed with scarves, hats and mittens on those really chilly days! For health and safety reasons and to help keep the school safe and clean, we ask all students to have indoor shoes. Thank you for your support in this matter. Regional Health Unit Resources Please assist us by reviewing good hand washing procedures, as well as other preventative measures, as outlined in the various Peel Health resources available to you through their websites. As always, children who are unwell, should be kept at home. Flu Clinics Also available on the Peel Health website, are the schedules of local Flu Clinics. For more information, visit the health unit websites: Peel Health website: http://www.peelregion.ca/health Direct links to the above information can be found in the Parent Section of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board website at www.dpcdsb.org HOLY NAME OF MARY INFORMATION NIGHT On Tues., Nov. 20th, beginning at 7:00 p.m., Holy Name of Mary C.S.S. will be holding a Grade 9 Information & Registration Night for current Grade 8 girls, and their parents, in the school’s gymnasium. As a regional all girls school, they would like to invite all eligible Region of Peel girls to apply to Holy Name of Mary C.S.S. Please visit their website for further updates: www.dpcdsb.org/hnmry/guidance. The location of Holy Name of Mary C.S.S. is 115 Glenvale Blvd., Brampton, Ontario. For further information please call 905-458-5541 X 64104. GO VIKINGS! Dates ahead: Monday, Nov. 17 Intermediate Volleyball Tournament Tuesday, Nov 18 Reconciliation for our grade 3,4,5 students in our chapel. Wed. Nov. 20 National Child Day Monday, Nov. 24 School Council Meeting @ 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 Virtue Assembly Fri. Nov 28 @ 2:45 p.m. FRENCH IMMERSION INFORMATION MEETING Senior Kindergarten parents/guardians, who wish to enroll their child in a Grade 1 French Immersion class for September, 2015 are invited to attend an information meeting on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Providence, 35 Black Oak Drive, Brampton. EXTENDED FRENCH INFORMATION MEETING Grade 4 parents/guardians who wish to enroll their child in a Grad 5 Extended French class for September, 2015 are invited to attend an information meeting at St. Jean Brébeuf, 63 Glenforest Road, Brampton, on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS INFORMATION NIGHTS Grade 8 Information Night All current grade 8 students who are planning on registering at Aquinas for grade 9 in Sept. 2015 are invited to attend a Information Session and Open House on Wed. Nov.26th. The presentation will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. You will learn more about the transition process to Aquinas, and get an opportunity to tour the school. Regional Centre for the Arts Open House All students and parents interested in learning more about the Regional Centre for the Arts Program at Aquinas are invited to attend their Information Session and Open House on Thur., Nov. 13th at 6:30 p.m. You will learn more about the components of the program and the process for auditioning.