June 28, 2017
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Parenting your child/children is the most important job you will ever experience. As parents and caregivers, it is important to be aware of the risks of drugs, including overdose.
Ontario and Waterloo Region have seen a rise in opioid related deaths in recent years. There are many factors contributing to the rise of overdose in our community, one being the presence of a drug called fentanyl. According to the Office of the Chief Coroner for Ontario, the number of drug related overdose and deaths in Ontario is increasing. Local data shows that the number of overdose deaths in Waterloo Region doubled between 2009 and 2015 and continues to rise.
On June 27, 2017 Waterloo Regional Police Services reported that there were 35 suspected overdose related deaths in Waterloo Region since the start of the year, that’s nearly as many deaths as the entire 2015 year.
Being a parent/caregiver in the current climate of social media can be very difficult and stressful. As a parent/caregiver we constantly worry about the safety of our children. Drugs are part of our society and the best way to decrease harms is to […]
Every Year St. Agnes School uses a portion of the money we raise on Mission Day to help a child somewhere in the world through Plan International Canada. Plan Canada sends us a little update to let us know how our Sponsored Child is doing and how our money has helping our child and their community.
Tharsise T. is a 9 year old boy living in Rwanda, Africa. He attends primary school and his favourite subject is math. Tharsise has been ill this year, but he received treatment at the health facility and is now fully recovered. There has been a new addition to his family, they have welcomed a new baby girl this year.
Plan International helps children around the world with; education, clean drinking water, sanitation systems, basic healthcare, and helping parents to improve their livelihood.
We have a picture of Tharsise in the office.
Thank you for supporting Tharsise and Plan International!!!
On behalf of the St. Agnes Spirit Team, we want to say thank you for supporting our candy guessing contest and our “Break the Rule” day. We raised a total of $507.00 to donate to the Pura Vida Foundation through the St. Agnes Church. We appreciate all of your generosity and kindness. You truly have made a difference in the lives of young women in Peru.