On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 the St. Alphonsus School community went to Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church to celebrate Ash Wednesday. It was our first visit as a school community this year and it went really well. Father Ugo and Deacon Ron were both very welcoming and provided great context to the meaning of Ash Wednesday and the Church’s teaching. Thank you to Ms. Riegel for her work with the choir, Mrs. Arcuri’s Grade 2 class and Mrs. Stone’s Grade 3 class for their work, making this a meaningful and memorable experience.
On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 the school united against bullying by Wearing Pink. The slogan for this day is “The Pink Shirt says enough”. Students and staff were encouraged to wear pink as a show of force to end bullying in our society. This same message is also delivered nationally on April 8th, 2015 with “Day of Pink”. The focus is for workplaces, institutions of learning and society to support this cause in the home, place of work, the grocery store and wherever you may travel on that day.
The St. Alphonsus School will be holding our annual “Day in the Life” on Friday, March 6th, 2015. We will be hosting potential Grade 7 students who are currently in Grade 6 that are interested in attending St. Alphonsus School in the fall of 2015. During this time our current Junior High students will be at Cardel Place participating in an Activity Day. A special thank you to all staff for their work on hosting a happy, safe and successful event. On that note, if you are aware of any families who may be interested in attending St. Alphonsus for Junior High who live within our geographical area, please have them contact our office directly.
A HUGE thank you and accolades to our Italian teachers under the leadership of Miss Stagliano and to our parent volunteers who made our Carnevale an overwhelming success. The morning explained the significance of Carnevale in the Italian Culture and the afternoon provided a flurry of Italian Culture activities.
Progress reports will be sent home on Friday, March 13th 2015. Parent Teacher conferences will take place on Thursday, March 19th from 4:30 pm until 7:30 pm and Friday, March 20th from 8:30am until 2pm. The St. Alphonsus Conference Manager https://stalphonsus.schoolsoft.ca will open on March 13th, 2015 at 6 pm.
Staffing news!! Mrs. Loria will return to work on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 as the Elementary Italian teacher. Miss Stagliano will be replacing Mrs. Kelly as our Kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Kelly is the very proud mother of a new baby girl, Evelyn, who joined us on March 25th.
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