ST. DAVID OF WALES JUNE 2013

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ST. DAVID OF WALES
JUNE 2013
Principal
B. Gillis
Secretary
D. Gibson
Trustee
Peter Ferreira
(416) 805-7110
Peter
[email protected]
Superintendent
C. Saytar
905.890.1221
PARISH
St. Martin of Tours
1290 McBride Lane
Mississauga, ON
L5C 1M8
905.279-5742
SCHOOL HOURS
Grades 1-8
8:45 -11:45
12:45-3:15
Grades JK-SK
8:45-11:15 or
12:45-3:15
St. David of Wales
4200 Beacon Lane
Mississauga, ON
L5M 2N6
905.848-4200
WebSite
http://
www.dpcdsb.org/
DWALE
End of School Year Prayer
Let us give thanks for the past year. For the
things we have learned, for the fun we have
had, for the skills we have gained, for the help
we have had, and for the friends we have made.
Let us pray for those leaving school at the end
of this year. For pupils, teachers, helpers; for
their new schools, new friends, and new activities, and for their well being.
Let us pray for ourselves and for the future.
For a happy holiday time, for safety for those
who travel, for families and friends, for help
and guidance in the new school year, and for
continuing growth in faith and hope and love.
Principal’s Message
As this school year draws to a close, please
know that I am grateful that God has allowed me the privilege of working with a
highly dedicated group of people; amazing
students, staff, volunteers, and parents/
guardians!
Thank you to Fr. Joyson, Fr. Gijo and the
Parish team at St. Martin of Tours Parish
for their spiritual leadership through
school Masses, Liturgies, visits and Sacramental preparation.
CONGRATULATIONS TO
STUDENTS!
St. David of Wales students are to
be commended for their excellent efforts at co-operating
with instruction and regular reminders about safety and
appropriate play, both in the school and on the playground. The expert guidance of staff and the support of
parents combined with the students’ desire to co-operate
and do well, helps keep behavior problems at a minimum. We emphasize celebrating successes and learning
from our mistakes. This results in our school being a
safer, happier place where students feel valued and respected.
FIRST COMMUNION
A very special thank you to our trustee
Peter Ferreira, for the on-going support of Congratulations are extended to all our Grade Two students, who recently celebrated the Sacrament of First
our school community.
Holy Communion.
Thank you to their teachers, Mrs. Suraci, Ms. Collins
Special thanks to our Mississauga South
and Ms. Borges for preparing them for this Sacrament.
Superintendent C. Saytar, for her support
The Liturgy was a beautiful demonstration of our comand encouragement throughout the year.
mitment to our Catholic Faith. Also, a special thank you
to Mrs. Meloche, our Parish Representative for purchasFrom the bottom of my heart, I thank you ing the gifts, food and decorations for this beautiful celebration. Thank you to our School Council for supporting
the parents and guardians of these amazthis Sacramental Celebration for our students. Thank you
ing children! Your work in raising your
to Father Joyson for joining our celebration.
children in a Catholic community is truly
commendable.
It was wonderful to see our parents/guardians, school and
the Parish supporting our students Faith Journey. Thank
you to parents/guardians for supporting your child in
My final heartfelt appreciation is to the
their Sacramental preparation. Special thanks to our
students of St. David of Wales School. You
Grade 8’s for serving our Grade 2 students. Our Grade
are a remarkable group of young people
8,’s, after serving, joined the Grade 2’s and enjoyed a
and to our Graduates I will pray that God sundae to celebrate their sacrament of
confirmation.
will keep you safe and happy always!!! I
will continue to hold all of you in my
heart!!!
PEACE GARDEN
On behalf of the entire St. David of Wales
staff, I sincerely wish everyone a safe, restful and enjoyable summer with family and
friends.
B. Gillis
Principal
Doesn't our garden look beautiful?? Special thanks to Mrs. Myszkowski, Mrs. Zoffranieri, Mr. Diolanda (our day custodian), Mr. DiFilippo and
Mr. Pascali, (our night custodians) for cleaning out, pruning,
planting, watering and adding some TLC to our gardens. As
we strive to provide a positive environment for everyone, keeping our gardens manicured is essential. Special thanks to P.
Danko and her class for planting flowers in our garden.
KISS AND RIDE REMINDERS
This is another reminder to follow the directions for the Kiss and Ride. Please remind your children that they are never to
exit the car from the drivers side and to stop and look before
getting off the sidewalk.
ARE YOU MOVING??
If you are anticipating a move over
the next few months, please let us
know. We are preparing classes
for September, 2013 and this information is helpful in determining
class sizes. Please call the school
at (905) 848-4200 or send a note to
your child’s teacher.
LOST AND FOUND
We remind students and parents /
guardians to check the Lost and Found for
any items that may be yours and were misplaced throughout the year. Our custodian
has placed these items on a table near the
Library. Please check it, as any items left
will be donated to the needy in our community on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
TERM 3 REPORT CARDS
Report cards will be distributed to students on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. As in the first term, we ask that
parents/guardians sign and return the bottom portion of
page 3 with your comments. Please ensure that you forward page 3 by Friday, June 28.
Our projected enrolment for September continues to
fluctuate, and changes may occur throughout the summer and into September. Please be aware that our reorganization day; if necessary will be on Friday, September 13. On the first day of classes, Tuesday, September 3, students will gather in
various areas of the school and be
directed to their classes. When the
bell rings, students will gather in the
following areas:
Kindergarten students in the Kindergarten Courtyard
Gr. 1, 2 & 3
students in the gym
Gr. 4, 5 & 6
students in the library
Gr. 7 & 8
students in room 109
(DPA rm.)
Parents/Guardians are reminded that only students are
to enter when the bell rings. Thank you for your cooperation.
The last day of school will be Friday June
28, 2013 following regular hours from
8:45 a.m. — 3:15 p.m.
NEW REGISTRATIONS
The School office will be open for new
registrations starting Tuesday, August
27—Friday , August 30, 2013 between
the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
SCHOOL HOURS FOR 2013/2014
Kindergarten a.m.
Kindergarten p.m.
Grades 1—8
Morning Recess
Lunch
Afternoon recess
8:45 a.m.—11:15 a.m.
12:45 p.m.—3:15 p.m.
8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
10:10 a.m.—10:25 a.m.
11:45 a.m.—12:45 p.m.
2:15 p.m.—2:30 p.m.
SCHOOL DAY BEGINS
Just a reminder to everyone that the school day begins
at 8:45 a.m. with the bell. Any student coming into the
school after 8:45 a.m. that has not arrived on a school
bus is considered late and will be marked as late on the
daily attendance. Recently we have seen an increase in
the number of lates. Punctuality is very important.
Each time a student is late, that student disrupts the
whole class when entering and has quite possibly
missed important instructions. If your child/ren have a
frequent number of lates or absences, you will receive a
letter to acknowledge this concern. A copy of this letter
may be sent to our Social Worker and placed in your
child/ren’s OSR.
Punctuality is a life skill which students need in order to be successful in the future.
THANK YOU AND APPLAUSE TO:
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Parents/Guardians for reminding
their children to be respectful
towards others and to play
safely.
Parents/Guardians who continue to practices
safe driveway and parking routines.
Parents/Guardians who are encouraging their
children to let an adult know if someone is
bothering them.
Parents/Guardians who got their Criminal
Reference Check so they can supervise class trips.
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HERE COMES THE SUN
With the arrival of warmer weather we are aware of
the concerns regarding the ultra violet rays. There are
a number of scheduled outdoor activities and field
trips during the months June. We encourage you to
dress your children for the events and weather. For
example, hats, t-shirts with sleeves, etc. It is recommended to use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or greater.
We cannot accept the responsibility for applying sun
screen at school.
Recommendations from Peel Health to reduce the effects of radiation include:
 Wear protective clothing to cover the skin
 Wear a hat to protect both the eyes and skin on the
head, particularly if there is a little hair (students are
reminded to remove hats before
they enter the school building).
 Wear sunscreen, (it is available
in a variety of protection factors –
the high the factor number the
greater the protection).
 Stay out of direct sunlight i.e.,
remain in shaded areas, particularly during midday, when the sun’s rays are most
direct.
Know your skin type for example, fair-skinned people
are more sensitive to ultra-violet radiation.
Parents, please reinforce these recommendations with
your children.
DRESS CODE
With the approach of the warmer weather, we ask you
to review our dress code with your children. At all
times, clothing should be comfortable, tasteful and
appropriate to our Catholic school environment.
 Clothing must display appropriate and acceptable
words and graphics.
 Girls tops must have a minimum of 5 cm.
(approximately the width of 3 adult fingers) at the shoulders.
 Boys tops must have sleeves.
Shorts and skirts must reach the bottom of the student’s
fingertips when hands are relaxed to their side.
Specifically not allowed are: Bandanas, string tops,
tube tops, halter tops, or anything that exposes bare skin,
midriffs and/or undergarments, skin tight clothing, spandex shorts and pants, sheer materials (including mesh), cut
-offs, torn or ragged clothing and pants which sag below
the waist.
Thank you for your co-operation in helping to instill the
values of common sense, good
taste and modesty in our students.
CCCCAT (Catholic Community and Caring Action Team)
The St. David of Wales CCCCAT
met on several occasions to collaboratively provide Safe
School initiatives for our school. As a committee, we decided to implement activities that create a safe environment whereby all students feel a sense of inclusivity. The
following initiatives were implemented; primary soccer
club, floor hockey for Junior and Intermediate students,
bracelet making club, knitting/skipping club, and ―Fill
Your Bucket Program (Grades 1-4), 2 student nominated
Virtue awards, 1 teacher nominated Virtue award,. A special thank you goes out to our Grade 4 skipping club leaders. During the announcements, students’ birthdays are
recognized and children receive a small token gift from
our treasure box. St. David of Wales community received
a $800.00 grant through our Healthy Eating Program.
Hockey equipment and whale skin balls were purchased.
The CCCCAT’s initiative is also based on achieving an
equitable and inclusive school climate whereby all members of the school community feel safe, comfortable and
accepted. It is our commitment to establishing a caring
community.
Co-Chairs M. Mete & S. Borges
JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN 2013/2014
CALLING ALL BOOKS
Parents/Guardians of JK students
will receive a letter at the end of
June with a date for a school visit
with parent/guardians during the
school day during the 1st week of
school. All JK students will begin
their program on Monday, September 9, 2013.
The end of the year means returning all Library/School books. Please have a look
around your home for any library or school
textbooks and return them to the school. All
Library books are due by June 14th, 2013
PALS
Our Peer PALS (Playground Activity Leaders in the School) program continues to
have much success at St. David of Wales
School. The following students have continued to make a commitment to participate in
this programs.
KINDERGARTEN RECESS
The Senior Kindergarten students will be
going out for recess starting on Monday,
June 17. This will help them prepare for
grade one. We appreciate our older students making them feel welcome as the
big yard can be quite overwhelming for P.A.L.S. PARTICIPANTS:
the little ones.
Zachary C.
Precious H.
Josh B.
Yvonne V.
Alexandra M.
Ryan S.
STORAGE OF MEDICATION
Anjili J.
Isabel D.
New medications and the proper forms
Amica A.
Samantha C.
for storage will need to be filled out for
Matthew R.,
the new school year. All medication
Alyssa C.
will need to be sent home on the last
day of school. If you prefer to pick
Co-ordinators: N. Siconolfi, M. Mete & S. Borges
up the medication, please send in a
note with your child stating that you will be picking it
SCHOLASTIC SPRING BOOK FAIR
up on June 28, @ 3:15 p.m. Otherwise, it will be sent
home with your child.
A big thank you to all families and staff who supported our
Scholastic Spring Book Fair ―Story Laboratory‖. A thank you
goes out as well to the Gr. 2 and 3 students for all their adverBUS TRANSPORTATION
tising .
The eligible bussing distances within Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board are as follows:
See you again at our Fall Book Fair!!
Kindergarten—Grade 1
Grades 2 - 4
Grades 5—8
Secondary
1.0 km
1.6 km
2.0 km
4.8 km
GRADUATION
Our grade 8 students celebrate their
Graduation on Thursday, June 27 beginning with a luncheon at The Novotel
Mississauga @ 12:00 p.m. Parents/
Guardians are asked to drop their son/
daughter off at the Novotel Mississauga and students will
all return by bus to the school by approximately 4:30 pm
Parents/Guardians are asked to be at the school awaiting the
arrival of our students. There will then be a mass at St.
Martin of Tours [email protected] 6:30 p.m. Graduation will follow
the Mass.
Librarian: C. Zoffranieri
HEADS UP
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
On May 1st and 2nd, a selection of
Junior and Intermediate students
represented St. David of Wales in
the Mississauga South Academic
“Heads Up” competition. Students tested their knowledge
in a variety of subject and interest areas through responding to challenging questions.
Congratulations to the Junior Team:
Annie L. Grade 4
Rodolfo F. Grade 5
Isabelle D. Grade 6
Alyssa C. Grade 6
Alex M. Grade 6
And the Intermediate Team:
DATE CHANGE!!!!!
Our Volunteer Appreciation will be held on Wednesday, June 19 @
2:00 p.m. Thank you to all the parents/guardians and community
members who have volunteered their time for the students of St.
David of Wales. We look forward to seeing all of you.
We will send an invitation home to all volunteers. However, if you
volunteered and we inadvertently missed your name, please contact
the school.. We want to personally say thank you to each of you
for volunteering at St. David of Wales School.
YEAR END LITURGY
We will be celebrating our Year End Liturgy with Father Joyson
around our Peace Garden. This celebration will be held on Thursday, June 13 @ 10:30 a.m. All parents/guardians are welcome to
attend. Hope to see many of you there!
Kyle P. Grade 7
Franka S. Grade 7
James T. Grade 8
Andre S. Grade 8
Matteo S. Grade 8
Both teams put their heads together and did an excellent job
at the tournaments. Ms. Smutnicki and Mrs. Danko would
like to thank the members of both teams for putting in a great
effort!
Friday June 7
P.A. Day—(no school for students)
Monday, June 10
12:45 Virtues Assembly followed by Blue Veil Performance Families are welcome to attend
Tuesday, June 13
1:30
Year End Liturgy—families are welcome to attend
Tuesday, June 18
Family Track and Field Meet
Wednesday, June 19
2:00
Volunteer Tea in the Library
Friday, June 21
Board Track and Field Meet
Monday, June 24
1:30
Awards Assembly—families are welcome to attend
Tuesday, June 25
Report Cards sent home
10:45 SK Graduation a.m. students
2:45
SK Graduation p.m. students
Thursday, June 27
12:00 Graduation Luncheon @ Novotel Mississauga
6:30
Graduation Mass & Ceremony @ St. Martin of Tours
Church
Friday, June 28
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Have a safe, relaxing Summer
Tuesday, September 3—First Day of Classes
Are you interested in working at our school beginning in September? We have openings for:
Student Monitor
Part-time: 1.2 hours per day
The rate of pay is $11.45 per hour plus 4% vacation pay
Position Summary
DUTIES OF THE STUDENT MONITOR
Under the supervision of the Principal or designate, the Student Monitor will:
 Carry out supervision duties assigned by the Principal;
 Ensure that all reasonable safety procedures are carried out in activities for which the Student Monitor is responsible
Co-operate with the Principal and teachers to maintain consistent disciplinary practices in the school.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE STUDENT MONITOR
Be aware of the school rules;
 Be prompt in reporting for supervision assignments;
 Become informed of specific medical/behavioural situations pertaining to students supervised
 Be aware of the school emergency plans;
Notify the teacher on duty when a problem arises.
To be considered for these positions please contact the school Principal at the school location that you wish work at for more
information.
ALL new employees will be required to submit a current original criminal background check (CBC) including a "Vulnerable
Sector Screening" (VSS) issued within 6 months prior to commencing employment with the Board.
We thank all applicants, but advise that only those under consideration will be contacted.
If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at (905) 890-0708
extension 24616 to provide your contact information. Support Services staff will contact you within 2 business days.
The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board is an equal opportunity employer. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario
Human Rights Code.
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