October Principal's Message

October is here and we have had a busy start-up at St. Mary.  
Many thanks to all families for your support during our transition back to learning in person and online. Please ensure you have access to your son / daughter’s TEAMS page. Each student has been given a user name and password.
Many thanks to all parents who joined us for our first virtual Meet the Teacher Evening. We really appreciate your time as partners in your child’s education. Please contact the school or individual teachers, if you have questions about student schedules, assignments or safety protocols.
Please check the school website and our Facebook page for updates. We also have a Twitter account and we invite you to follow us @stmarycp. Our school website has been revised and we appreciate your patience as we get the new format up and going.
We have many special events taking place this month including our CDSBEO Week taking place Oct. 5th – 9th:  Looking Out for One Another #CDSBEOFaith
This month we are kicking off our year long theme “Celebrating Strengths”.
Please complete the survey emailed to all families on Friday Oct. 2nd. Students are asked to complete a sheet outlining their top 5 strengths (identified through the survey). We will then look at our student strengths and design learning opportunities that highlight these skills including strength based activities and projects.  More detailed information will be sent home later in the month.
Our first fundraiser is done in conjunction with the CDSBEO. It is the Guatamala fundraiser on Friday October 16th.
It is CRAZY HAIR DAY. Students pay $2.00 through school cash online. All proceeds go to “ONE by ONE”, an organization that works year round to support small and fragile communities in Guatamala.
This organization has worked with our board for over 10 years helping to organize service trsips for High School students.
October is the month of the Rosary and we will be learning and reciting the rosary in school. On  Oct. 21st, 2020 we will participate in the Virtual Rosary with members from our parish (Rosary Apostulate).
Halloween falls on a Saturday so our Black and Orange day will be celebrated on Friday Oct. 30th. On behalf of our St. Mary Catholic School staff, we extend wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving to all our families!        
Principal, Karen Carriere