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February Administration’s Message
February is here and we are looking forward to a solid month of learning in our building.
Throughout the month we will focus on Black History and our Umbrella Project Theme: Resilience.
Please check our school calendar for various school activities including our first week - an ECO schools focus with Winter Walk Day on Feb.2nd and National Sweater Day, Feb. 3rd.
We also have a whole school trip to Icelynd skating trails in Stittsville and a Ski evening on Feb. 23rd to Pakenham.
Please note that all those skiing must be at an intermediate or advanced level as this is an evening ski.
Our next Spirit week takes place the week of Feb. 13th – 17th.  Please note the various fun activities for that week listed on our calendar.
We will exchange Valentine Cards this year, dress according to themes and have a half day outdoor winter carnival.
The final week Report Cards go home.  This marks the end of the term. Reports will be sent electronically. Interviews this term will take place at your request or the request of your child’s teacher. We encourage you to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Lent begins Feb. 22nd and we will have our Ash Wednesday mass at 1:30 pm that day. 
Finally, we encourage you as parents to get involved in our school. If you can offer time to assist with lunch time clubs or  supervise an outing, we ask that you send in your vulnerable sector checks to the office. This check must be updated on a yearly basis. 
A sincere thanks to our teaching staff and to you, our parent community, for working jointly to support students academically and offering time to support the many events here at ST. Mary, it is very much appreciated!
Yours in Catholic Education,
Karen Carriere
St. Mary Catholic School