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ST. MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS CATHOLIC SCHOOL 355 Waterloo Drive Kingston, Ontario K7M 8P5 Principal: Karen Moran Tel: (613) 549-4499 Vice Principal: Ian Stuart Fax: (613) 549-9903 Mission Statement: Our Remembrance Day Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, November 11th. Our thoughts and We, the community of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys prayers are directed to those who gave so much by Catholic School, in keeping with our namesake's their involvement in wars and peace-keeping endeavours. Our students will be attending a mission of living a life of prayer and service, will Remembrance ceremony at 11:00 in the gym on work in harmony to provide all students with the Friday, November 11th. Please join us if you can. opportunity to develop to their fullest potential by promoting spiritual growth, academic Volleyball Tournaments: Good luck to students excellence, and a life long love of learning. currently trying out for school teams. System- wide volleyball tournaments will be held as Prayer of Solace: May Christ support us all the follows: Junior Boys, December 1st , Junior Girls, day long, till the shadows lengthen, and the December 2nd, Senior Boys, December 7th and evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, Senior Girls, December 8th . Thank you to and the fever of life is over and our work is done. coaches: Mr. Coleman, Miss Bulmer, Miss Then in his mercy may he give us a safe lodging, Pikaart, Mrs. Castro and Ms. Woodcock. and holy rest and peace at the last. Amen Parking on Waterloo Drive: Thank you to all Liturgical Celebration: Please join us for the Parents / Caregivers who are obeying the parking November Mass scheduled for Thursday, signs on Waterloo Drive in front of the school for November 24th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul the student safety. It is dangerous for our students to Apostle Church. weave between parked cars. Students are to look both ways before crossing the street. This will Family Mass: Please mark your calendars and become even more dangerous with the build up of make plans to attend our Advent Family Mass snow in the winter. Please yield to student which will take place on Thursday, December 8th, pedestrians at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys 7:00 p.m., in the school gymnasium. Let us Catholic School. together celebrate the true meaning of Christmas as a school community. Alternatively, Parents / Caregivers are most welcome to park in the empty spots of school’s Friday, November 25th is a P.A. Day. There parking lot beside the school. The majority of will be no classes for students. vacant parking spots are located at the back of the lot, closest to the Primary dismissal doors. This School Council Meeting: Please join us for our may also be a convenient option for you as you next St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School pick up your little ones at the end of the day. Council meeting scheduled for Monday, November 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library. Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board 151 Dairy Avenue, Napanee, Ontario K7R 4B2 (613) 354-2255 / 1-800-581-1116 Fax: (613) 354-4772 Inclement Weather Procedures: Sudden and severe winter snowstorms often pass through our To our Cross Country team during the recent area. On the front of the Family Information competition held at Fort Henry. Form, which you received in September, you were Thank you to our coaches Mrs. Canning, asked to indicate your preferred plan of action & Mrs. Nuvoloni should it become necessary to dismiss students Tyke Boys: Carter Pollock, Noah Gilholm, Connor during the school day to ensure their safe passage Asuncion, Josh Bunnett, Nickolas Hogan, home in the event of such storms: Bryan Oliveira, Matthew Murphy, Dorion I give my child permission to walk either King, Darius King, Jake Ledford and home or to the sitter. Brandon Evaristo Tyke Girls: Alexis I give my child permission to ride home Cound, Tegan Smith, Gillian Pond, Riley on the bus. Neill, Makayla Cabral, Ainslie Bratus, I prefer my child to remain at school. I Ariel Vandervoort and Natacha will pick him/her up before 4:00 p.m. Yakoviychuk Junior Boys: Nathan Should your plan change, please notify us Oliviera, Matthew Migneault, Max immediately so that we can update our Dantzer, Antonio Almeida, Ares Dragonas information. It is also very advisable to regularly and Sam Bratus Junior Girls: Jeannelle review your plan with your children to avoid Cousineau, Mallory Wylie, Madison confusion. When confusion is apparent, we will Norris, Grace Gilbert, Natasha Saccon and retain a child at school until a parent has been Abby Tryon Senior Boys: Dylan Hoare, notified. Student safety is the overriding Adam Flisikowski Senior Girls: Claudia consideration. Please note that the school will not Murphy, Cassidy Neill, Diana McDonald, Sydney close due to weather-related early dismissal. Gauthier, Cristina Tavares, Alex Demers, Kaitlyn Kobayashi and Mariah Emmons. Confirmation: Congratulations to all of our grade eight students who will receive the Sacrament of Cookie Dough & Muffin Mix Fund Raiser: Confirmation on Sunday, November 13th, at 2:00 Thank you to all families who participated in this p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Fall’s Cookie Dough and Muffin Mix fundraiser. Thank you to Mrs. Castro & Ms. Woodcock for A special thank you to Cindy LeBlanc for their preparation of the students. coordinating this event again. Profits from this campaign will be used to Dismissal Procedures: Again a big thank you to subsidized student activities and pay for Parents / Caregivers who are collecting children the new play structure. The dough and outside their designated dismissal doors. By now, batter tubs will be delivered to the school on arrangements for routine dismissal are well November 10th ready for pick up. The school will established and going very smoothly. be open from 2:30 until 5:30p.m. for parents to pick up their frozen orders on November 10th. St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School Since this product is frozen, every effort should be Artists: Congratulations to the following made to pick it up on November 10th as the students, as their artwork was selected for the school’s freezer space is limited. Thanks again for Hotel Dieu Art Gallery Fall Display: all of your support! Thank you to money counters: Dominic Robin, Grade 1 (Miss Alyea) Sherri LaDuca, Lynn Shorts, Sonja Dantzer and Connor Harrigan, Grade 1 (Mrs. Ows) Kim Byers. Congratulations to our top sellers: Monica Fadil, Grade 2 (Mrs. Ows) Daniella Marin-Lucumi, JK (B) Ms. Bulmer 1. Kale Myers – Mrs. Grey JS2 Thank you to all who submitted ARTWORK! 2. Livia Taylor – Miss Chabot 3. Megan Beckstead – Miss Pikaart 4. Savannah Leger-Moraal – Miss Pikaart 5. Robbie Gannon – Mrs. Grey JS2 6. Noah Grasley – Mrs. Bulmer JS1 7. Carter Sly – Mrs. Bulmer JS1 8. Bruno Branco-Soares – Miss Chabot 9. Dylan Hoare – Mrs. Castro 10. Celina Marques – Miss Pikaart Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board 151 Dairy Avenue, Napanee, Ontario K7R 4B2 (613) 354-2255 / 1-800-581-1116 Fax: (613) 354-4772 Creating Strong Literacy Skills at home too! United Way Campaign 2011: Thank you to all Thank you to all primary families who are diligently families for participating in our fundraising following the home reading bag program and for activities in support for the United Way. filling out the reading log book. Your support of young readers will last a life time! Here are some Friday, November 4th Hat and or Sports Jersey for ways that you can think about spending time with the day. Pay a loonie and wear a hat and or a your son/daughter “reading” at home. While your sports jersey in class for the day! son/daughter may need to practice decoding (reading aloud to and with you as the audience), your Friday, November 11th Twins for the day. Pair up son/daughter will also benefit from discussing with with a friend and come dressed as twins. Pay a you what they read. loonie and come dressed alike! As parents and guardians, you too can encourage your child to go beyond recalling or retelling by You could also be Principal for the Day. asking higher order thinking questions that allow Purchase tickets each of the three Fridays during them to reflect on the Big Ideas within the text. For the campaign and enter a draw to be Principal for example, other higher order questions that could be the day. Tickets are 25 cents each or 5 for a asked include: loonie. Enter to win! The draw will happen on 1. How do you think the story would be different if November 11th. _____________ was telling the story? 2. Do you think ______is a good title for this story? Please mark these dates on your calendar! We Explain your thinking. thank you in advance for your support! Students 3. What do you think would have happened if . . ? can simply bring in their loonies on the Friday 4. Who is the target audience of the text? How do event days. We will be talking to the children you know? throughout the campaign about how we can make 5. Do you think ____ solution to the problem was a a difference in peoples’ lives through fundraising good idea? initiatives that benefit our community. Thanks for 6. Whose point of view is being expressed in this your ongoing support! story and whose point of view is missing from the text? Catholic Character & Culture: 7. If you were a character in this story, what would Each year our school staff develops a School you do differently? Improvement Plan aimed at improving students’ achievement as well as planning for lessons and Students are engaged in critical literacy that is based on deep thinking and action. By reading and events that will highlight, promote and articulate analyzing texts, they have begun to question what our Catholic character and culture. To help us to they can do to make a positive difference in a ground our thinking and planning, we have chosen relationship, in being stewards of the earth and in to focus on the Catholic Graduate Expectations – recognizing the importance of social justice issues, “Becoming a caring family member” and “Being a such as fair trade. Students have shared the responsible citizen.” During this school year following reflections about their critical literacy lessons, events and displays will teach students to experiences. relate to family members in a loving, compassionate and respectful manner and to do so “It is interesting to read what is in the book and then within the immediate family, school, parish and think about what is missing or not talked about within the family of the wider community. much. I wonder how many people don’t know there is more to know than the book says.” (Student) As responsible and caring family members, we will act in ways that demonstrate respect for “I learned that if you read in a critical way, you learn members of our wider school community. more. It gives you more than one way to look at something. It works in school, and works outside of school, too.” (Student) Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board 151 Dairy Avenue, Napanee, Ontario K7R 4B2 (613) 354-2255 / 1-800-581-1116 Fax: (613) 354-4772 ECO School: The ECO/Social Justice Teams are Author Visit: We are pleased to welcome noted up and running again this year. We have student author and presenter Eric Walters who will be compost teams and recycling teams who work visiting our school on Thursday, November 10th in hard to help classes reduce waste. Our goal is to the afternoon and will be conducting writer’s have less and less recycling as students try packing workshops with our junior and intermediate lunches in reusable containers. Energy students. The author of the recently released Tiger conservation is an ongoing goal with students and by the Tail, a comic novel about escaped exotic staff, turning off lights and monitors when not in animals, Eric is perhaps best known for his 1994 use. The Social Justice Team is working on novel Stand Your Ground which is taught in grade projects that will help us connect with others with 10 at both Regiopolis-Notre Dame and Holy awareness and generosity both locally and Cross. We are privileged to have Mr. Walters here globally. The students are researching potential to share his experiences and expertise with the projects for the year. We are looking forward to SMB community. continuing to create a school community that really shows how much it cares! Elementary Progress Report Card: The Provincial Progress Report for Grades 1-8, will be Magazine Subscription Fundraising Orders: sent home on Thursday, November 10, 2011. The Again this year, we are offering a Magazine Provincial Progress Report places significant focus Subscription fundraising campaign as we did for on the learning skills and work habits necessary the first time last year. Subscriptions that you had for success in school and in life. The learning ordered on line last year can simply be renewed on skills and work habits that will be assessed line again this year, with proceeds going to our include: school. Order forms for new subscriptions will be sent home on November 11th and are due back to Responsibility Collaboration the school on November 28th, in time to give as a Organization Initiative Christmas gift! All proceeds from this campaign Independent Work Self Regulation will be used to purchase learning resources for students and to help pay for our playground You will receive feedback on student performance structure. Thank you to Mrs. Janet Enright, who in these areas, which will serve to recognize their again this year who will co-ordinate subscription strengths and identify next steps which may orders. Thank you for your support! enhance performance. Similarly, you will receive feedback on their performance in subject areas as Bullying Prevention: Over the past ten years the well. Again, the comments will recognize Ministry of Education, Ontario has been strengths and identify next steps for learning and developing a comprehensive Safe Schools policy achievement. Please note the traditional mark or that encompasses general procedures like percent will not be given on the Elementary lockdown, fire safety, suspension and expulsion Progress Report Card. Rather the Progress Report protocol as well as bullying prevention. This year will tell you how well your child is progressing: at St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic School staff “very well”, “well”, or “with difficulty”. will continue to implement a Bullying Prevention Parent – Teacher conferences will be held on Program that includes a series of lessons designed Wednesday, November 16th (3:45 – 5:45 p.m.) to name, address and limit bullying behaviour in and Thursday, November 17th (3:45 – 8:45) by our school. Our school has established a Safe request. Please note that student attendance at the School Team. Thank you to Mrs. Rizzo who has conference is encouraged. The Conference agreed to be a parent representative. Our Safe Request Forms will be sent home in the next School Team will meet three times a year to plan couple of weeks. Conference times will be set as for school safety. close to your request as possible. You can also expect to receive two provincial report cards, one in the winter and one at the end of the school year. Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board 151 Dairy Avenue, Napanee, Ontario K7R 4B2 (613) 354-2255 / 1-800-581-1116 Fax: (613) 354-4772 The Sale of SMB Clothing: We are pleased offer for sale at no profit to our school, SMB short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts, hoodies, sweat pants and toques. Order forms were sent home on October 19th and are available in the main office. Order forms, with payment in full, are due on Wednesday, November 9th, to classroom teachers. Orders will be delivered before Christmas and in time for our ‘spirit day’ in late December. If you are unsure about sizes, please stop by the school to try on samples in the front foyer. Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board 151 Dairy Avenue, Napanee, Ontario K7R 4B2 (613) 354-2255 / 1-800-581-1116 Fax: (613) 354-4772 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 Hot Lunch 3 4 5 Gr. 8 Confirmation Retreat Day 6 7 8 Picture This 9 Clothing orders due 10 Progress Reports 11 Remembrance Day 12 Retake Day a.m. to office & IEPs sent home Ceremony in the School Gym @ 11:00 Hot Lunch Eric Walters will be visiting our school Magazine Subscription Fundraising orders Cookie & Muffin Mix sent home delivered to school for pick up 2:30 – 5:30 13 2:00 14 15 16 Hot Lunch 17 3:45-5:45 & 6:45 18 19 Sacrament of – 8:45 Parent/Teacher Confirmation at 3:45-5:45 Conferences the Church Parent/Teacher Conferences 20 21 7:00 School 22 23 Hot Lunch 24 Monthly Mass, 25 P.A. Day (no 26 Council Meeting grade 1 – 8 @ St. classes) Paul’s Church 11:00 27 28 Magazine 29 30 Hot Lunch See the remainder of our November 2011 Newsletter at: Subscription Orders due to the school http://schools.alcdsb.on.ca/marg/default.aspx Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board 151 Dairy Avenue, Napanee, Ontario K7R 4B2 (613) 354-2255 / 1-800-581-1116 Fax: (613) 354-4772