Corpus Christi Catholic Elementary School June 2014 Newsletter Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Catholic Elementary School
June 2014 Newsletter
volunteers and parish. I continue to feel
honoured to work here.
Corpus Christi
Elementary School
4155 Elora Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5B 3N4
Tel: 905-897-7037
Fax: 905-566-4333
Mr. E. Filippozzi
Mrs. A. Tognon
School Council Chair
Mr. S. Mavely
Mr. C. Blanchard
Ward 4 Trustee and Past
Chair of the Board
Mrs. A. Abbruscato
905-890-0708 x 24239
Ward 6 Trustee and Past
Chair of the Board
Mr. P. Ferreira
Parish Team
Rev. Carlos Macatangga
Cristo Rei Parish
Thank You God Prayer
Dear God,
We give You thanks
For all the blessings
You give us each day.
Thank you for the world
And all of creation.
We know that everything
You made is good.
Thank You for our family and friends
And all the people who care about us.
We especially give you thanks
For your love for each of us.
I look forward to September 2014 and the
many new things that each new school
year brings. I wish each of you a very
restful, fun-filled and safe summer. If
you are moving away from our community, we wish you well and hope that
your future brings all the happiness you
deserve. If you are returning to Corpus
Christi Catholic School in the fall, may
you do so renewed, re-energized and
ready to “journey into learning” once
again. May God bless each and every
one of you.
E. Filippozzi
PA Day
Reminder that Monday, June 9th, 2014 is a
PD Day. There is no school for students on
that day
Principal’s Message
We are in the midst of preparing for the
closing of another school year. In looking back over the year I am very proud
of the work our students and staff have
completed. The learning, the friendships
and the support that is part of our
school is very evident. Anyone coming
jnto our school quickly understands and
feels that we are more than a school
here, we are a family.
EQAO Primary and Junior Assessments
Each student in Grades 3 and 6 in Ontario
will be assessed in Reading, Writing and
Math. This year our students began the
testing on May 26th and the period continues until June 6th, 2014. Kindly avoid
booking dental, doctor and other appointments during this period. If you have a
child in either grade 3 or 6 you will receive
specific communication and information
regarding the Provincial Assessment just
I am very thankful for the tremendous
support I have received from parents, the prior to the start of the testing.
Corpus Christi Catholic School Council,
community partners, students, teachers,
Teaching for The Father Inspired by The Son Guided by The Holy Spirit
Thanks to all our volunteers who helped us throughout the
year. Your presence greatly benefited our staff and stuCLASSROOM PLACEMENTS AND OFFICE HOURS
dents. Your contributions to our school are always appreciated. We hope to see all of you again in September and
Student classroom placements will be made available on
would like to encourage others to volunteer in our school. the first of school on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014.
For further information please contact Mrs. S. Rossi in September. Together, we make our school a success.
The last day of school is on Friday, June 27th, 2014 and the
office will close at 4:00 p.m.
Are You Moving?
To help us with our planning for September, it
would be appreciated if
you could let us know
now if you will be moving out of our school area over the summer.
The office will re-open on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at
8:30 a.m.
Student Transportation for September 2014.
For information regarding student transportation for September 2014 please visit:
905-890-6000 or 1-800-668-1140
If you are planning a move that is still within our school
area, please inform us so that we can update our school
records. If you have any questions, please call the school.
Kiss “N” Ride
Emergency Contact
If you have changed your phone number(s), address or
workplace it is im p erative that you notify the school
promptly. It is extremely important that our records be
current and up-to-date. In the event of an emergency, we
must be able to contact you immediately.
Please ensure the school has updated information with
regards to emergency contacts and phone numbers.
We would like to thank those who have been using the
Corpus Christi “Kiss and Ride Program.” However, in order for it to run smoothly and safely both before and after
school for all our students, everyone needs to follow the
same procedure:
School Hours for September 2014
We would like to remind you of our school
hours for September 2014.
8:30 a.m.
10:35 – 10:50 a.m
11:30 - 12:30
1:55 – 2:10 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Opening Bell
Morning Recess
Afternoon Bell
Afternoon Recess
School Dismissal
When dropping off students at the school please drive
into the driveway of the school.
In order to ensure the safety of your children, please do
not let your child out of the car until you have come to
a complete stop.
Students should be let out in the Kiss “N” Ride Lane
not the Bus Lane.
Never drive or park in the Bus Lane at the front of the
school. This is strictly reserved for busses all day.
Never leave your car unattended in the Kiss “N” Ride
Lane or any other lane. It is against the law and you
may be ticketed by traffic police.
If you need to walk your child to school or you need to
stop at the office, please park in the parking lot. DO
NOT PARK in the Kiss “N” Ride Lane. We appreciate
your co-operation in following these procedures.
We are currently asking the school community to assist us
with the Kiss “N” Ride Program. If there are any parents/guardians who would be interested in volunteering
with the Kiss “N” Ride Program please contact Mrs. Rossi
our School Volunteer Co-ordinator.
School textbooks are school property and are loaned to the students
annually. The expectation is that
textbooks will be returned at the
end of the school year. Students are
responsible for the textbooks and
will be asked to pay if these books
go missing or have been vandalized.
Track and Field
The Track and Field season is well underway. Teachers have been busy preparing Junior and Intermediate students for the Family Meet on June 17th
and ultimately the Board Meet on June
20th. Best of luck to our students.
Safety Awareness-Protecting the
Over exposure to the sun can cause
skin damage. We remind students
regularly to take precautions to protect their skin during recess times.
The following are some suggestions
to help protect skin:
Wear protective clothing to cover the skin
Wear a hat to protect both the eyes and the skin
When possible, stay out of direct sunlight
Know your skin type, for example fair skinned people
are more sensitive to the ultraviolet radiation
Wear sunblock; the higher the protections factor number, the greater the protection.
Parents are encouraged to reinforce these strategies with
their children.
School Dress Code Reminders
The warm weather has finally arrived, making some classrooms somewhat warm and bringing about casual dress.
With this in mind, we will be discussing with students,
what is generally considered to be suitable clothing for
school. Clothing should be comfortable, tasteful and appropriate for a Catholic school environment. Please refer to
the Dress Code Section of Student’s Agenda.
Shorts are permitted, as long as they are neither too tight or
too short. Tank tops, tube tops, halter-tops, muscle shirts
or anything that exposes midriffs are not suitable for any
student from Kindergarten to Grade 8 at school. Slogans on
T-shirts will be carefully monitored. The intent of our
school dress code policy is to continue to provide modest,
yet comfortable work atmosphere for our students during
the school day. We look forward to your continued support as concerned parents.
Lost and Found
The “Lost and Found Boxes”, located in the school are a
good place to start looking for missing items. Periodically,
we remind students to check the box for any items they
may have lost. Please remind your child(ren) to check the
Lost and Found Boxes if anything is lost.
Safe Play in the School Yard
We continue to remind our students regularly that they are
to choose activities that do not involve “rough play” or
“body contact” of any sort. We are finding that most of
our students are becoming more clear on the meaning of
NO “body contact” and we would ask that you also encourage the rule at home in an effort to support our school
rules and maintain consistency and safety for all students.
We applaud our students for improving their behaviours
on the playground, and we encourage them to continue to
work together as a caring, catholic community.
Toonie Tuesday and Fabulous Fridays
Once again our school will be having Toonie Tuesdays and
Fabulous Fridays. All items being sold will be sold at $1
each. It’s called Toonie Tuesdays because generally speaking some students will purchase a Cookie from Terracotta
Cookies and Milk or juice for a total of $2. All funds raised
will go towards supporting school activities and events.
The Sacraments
SK Graduation
Our SK Graduation is planned for Monday, June 23rd,
2014. Information regarding the SK Graduation will be
Grade 8 Graduation
Our Grade 8 Graduation Celebration is planned for Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in our school gym. We
look forward to celebrating graduation with the students,
their families and friends.
Congratulations to our Grade 8 students who received the
Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at
Cristo Rei Church. Our Grade 2 students will be receiving
the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday, June
14th, 2014.
Our Catholic School Council will be distributing gifts to the
students who received these sacraments on Monday, June
16th. Thank you to our Catholic School Council for their
constant support.
The Virtues
June Virtue of the Month is FAIRNESS
During the month of June, we celebrate the virtue of
“Fairness”. God has given us the virtues of friends and
companions to keep us company and to help us to get
School Council
A fair person:
Our next Catholic School Council meeting is scheduled for  Listens to both sides of the story
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Faculty
 Is a good team player
 Knows that the same rules apply to everyone
 Works to bring about peaceful solutions to problems
School Community BBQ
Our Parish Team and Parish Information
Our Year End BBQ evening will be on
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014. Information regarding the BBQ has been sent Cristo Rei Parish
3495 Confederation Parkway
home in early May.
Mississauga, ON L5B 3G5
Telephone (905) 270-1133
This is a great opportunity to….
Fax (905) 270-0904
 Celebrate the year with your child’s Email: [email protected]
 Enjoy a tasty BBQ by Fired Up
Rev. Carlos Macatangga
 Meet our Catholic School Council
Associate Pastor:
Rev. Michael Do
 Meet old friends and make new ones!
Priest in Residence:
Rev. Chacko Parekat
Mr. Inacio Rodrigues
We look forward to seeing you and having fun together as Deacon:
Maria Fatima Ferreira
a Catholic School Community.