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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Skill Builder Program For Grade 7 & 8 – Free

From Saint Louis

Grade 7 & 8 students receive FREE non-credit literacy and numeracy support to develop problem solving, mathematics and literacy skills, study and organizational skills, confidence and friendship building to succeed in Gr.7 and 8 and ease their transition to Secondary School.

Taught by Ontario Certified Teachers with support from school board consultants. Students from Public & Catholic education systems welcomed.

Details Attached.2017 Skills Builder for School Newsletter

Mount Mary Return

To the parents of the grade 8 students that are currently at Mount Mary:

Many parents had asked what time the students will be returning, Mr. Henriques expects that they will return by 1:30pm on Friday.



St. Agnes Thanksgiving Food Drive

Starting tomorrow and all next week we will be collecting non-perishable and canned food items to donate to the families in our community that don’t have enough food to eat.

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all that we have and to always give back to those who are less fortunate.

Some suggested items are:

Peanut Butter, Tuna, Pasta, Soup, Pasta Sauce, Cereal Boxes, Canned Vegetables and Fruit, Toilet Paper and Paper Towels.

Thanks for your contribution.

PIZZA Online

This is a reminder that Pizza and Milk for month of October are available online ONLY.  Today is the last day to order milk and Pizza will be available to purchase until Wednesday October 4th at noon.


Math Resource

There is an excellent Math resource package for parents called Inspiring Your Child to Learn and Love Math. It is from the council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE). If you would like a copy of this, please call the school and we will arrange for your child to bring one home.

Umbrella Project

We just had our first Student of the Month Assembly this week! We are so excited to be starting the Umbrella Project in our school! Please click on the link below for the parent letter and see how you could also get involved in the Umbrella Project at home. Sign up for newsletters and tips from Dr. Jen Forristal of the Umbrella Project.

Volunteers Needed


Volunteers needed urgently!  All of our amazing events could not be run if it weren’t for the AWESOME volunteers we have. However, we need more volunteers to help make these events even more successful. Please consider donating your time to our school. To volunteer, please click on this link and sign up:

Fire Drill

Today, we had our first Fire Drill!  The students learned about exiting the building in a safe and quiet way.  Please ask your child about why we have fire drills!

October Newsletter

Hello Parents and Guardians, October, 2017

September seems to have flown by… the students have arrived, ready to learn!

The beginning of school is always exciting and eventful and this year was no different. We welcomed new students and staff to our school at our opening assembly and our theme for September was “Being a Welcoming Friend”. Our students have done a very good job of making new students and staff feel welcome. I am very proud of our students for this. Our students have continued to create friendships and build community – which continues to be an on-going theme at St. Agnes. We also introduced our “Umbrella Project” theme. The idea is that if we have a good sense of well-being (happy brains, happy hearts, feel good physically and socially), then we will do better in school and in life. We all have “umbrellas” that carry the skills we need to weather our storms. Monthly themes will include Empathy, Growth Mindset, Purpose, Kindness, and more. The Umbrella skill that we will focus on for October is EMPATHY. Ask your child(ren) about what this might look like at school, home or in our community. Some stories were shared at our monthly assembly by our students.

LET’S GET FIT!!!! – Our FITNESS FRENZY fundraiser will be starting soon. The actual event will take place on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Information will be coming home soon. Please consider donating money to our school and promoting this fundraiser with relatives to help your child(ren) raise money for our school. Money raised will go toward supporting your children’s programs in school. WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!! …we are setting a goal of $10,000!

Our school is fortunate to have a church beside us. All our masses will be celebrated at St. Agnes Church. Please check the school calendar to find out the dates or call us at school. You are most welcome to join us in celebrating mass. Our students will be given opportunities to prepare the masses with their teachers and classmates, and to participate in one way or another (altar servers, choir, readings, etc. ) Please visit our website at for information about our school and community. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at

Thanksgiving is my favourite time of the year! The beauty of this season is a precious gift from God. It is a time for family and friends and to reflect on how fortunate we are and how thankful we should be for all that we have. I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Enjoy time with loved ones and thank God for them!


Gloria Lasovich

Principal of St. Agnes School