St. Francis Xavier Catholic School
Newsletter Sept. 2011 111 Bartley Bull Parkway, Brampton L6W 2J8
905-459-0646, Fax: 905 -459-8386
Blessing for a New School Year
Good and Gracious God, as a new school year begins, fill the hearts of our students
with an eagerness to learn about the world you have created, about themselves and
most of all, about you.
Bless our teachers with the gifts of wisdom and patience that they may help students
find the truth. Give our parents generous hearts to encourage and support their
L. Dalia sons and daughters.
Principal Help us all work together to form a community of learning that teaches not only
M. Baldino skills for material success, but all that we need to love our faith fully in this world.
A. da Silva No single person is responsible for the education of our children: not the classroom teacher, the school
Trustee support staff, the principal, the parish priest or the parents. Instead, we are all responsible as a group
firstname.lastname@example.org and therefore we have to be able to work co-operatively, sharing the responsibilities, the care, the
planning, teaching, evaluating, as well as sharing the joys, sorrows, and the frustrations that are part
St. Mary’s Parish
Fr. L. Amaral of every child’s emotional, spiritual, academic and physical development if we are to succeed. During
Pastor the school year, periodic newsletters will be sent home. This is one means of communicating between
Fr. R. Quinones
Associate home and school and informing parents about various school programs, routines, events and so forth.
905-451-2300 In the future one copy of the newsletter will be sent home with the oldest child in each family.
During the month of CLASS REORGANIZATION
September we As you may be aware, the provincial government has capped the number of students in
celebrate the virtue primary classes (JK to Gr.3) at 20 students. This has resulted in a substantial increase in
the number of combined grade classes. All school organization plans are subject to
Faith - God made us to live review in early September and based on actual enrolment, where there is a need to
together as a family adjust class plans, re-organization will be implemented effective September 16th. As we
community.Faith…is an review our numbers, it may be necessary to re-organize our school make-up in the next
attitude which encourages us
to involve God in our lives and few weeks.
helps us to maintain and
develop our relationships with STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE
God and with others both
when things are going well As required by the Education Act and the Ministry of Education, the Dufferin Peel
and when they are not. Catholic District School Board annually provided parents with information about cost-
This month our daily prayer effective student accident insurance coverage via student courier. Although enrolment
Themes & classes are:
Mr. Valley – Positive Attitudes is voluntary, the board encourages parents to take advantage of the inexpensive
Ms. Fitzgerald – Listening/ insurance coverage, especially if their child/children participate in sports,
Following Instructions excursions/field trips, or, if parents do not have dental coverage. Enrolment is required
Mr. Nicholson-Being a Good
in writing – there are two options for enrolment: 1) Complete the traditional form and
mail it in 2) Photocopy the form and fax it to Reliable Life at 1-905-522-7211 or 1-800-463-
KIDS (5437). Parents alone have the right to insure their children.
Are updated regularly but we require your assistance to keep our files DATES TO REMEMBER:
accurate. If there are any changes in address, place of work,
September 6: Welcome Back
emergency contact numbers, etc, please correct/change the School Council Election
information on the Student Verification Sheet and return to the office Forms distributed
as soon as possible. Tentative class placements
September 15: Hep B clinic- Gr. 7
September 16: PA Day- No school
September 21: Open House and Barbecue
STUDENT ABSENCE - In the event of your child’s absence, September 22: Opening Mass 10a.m.
please notify the school before 8:45 a.m. We have an answering September 23: Pizza Day
machine which enables parents to call in after school hours or early in
BUSSING - Students who are eligible for bussing have been issued
Bus Tags. Please make sure your son/daughter has the tag attached to
their school bag. If there is room on the bus for additional students NEW SCHOOL
Empty Seat letters will go home in the following weeks.
REQUEST FOR COOPERATION Start time – 8:45 a.m.
Parents and visitors when entering the school are requested to follow
Recess – *10:25-10:40 a.m. &
these procedures 1. Report to the school office when entering the
school and ask the secretary for assistance. 2. If you are 2:10-2:25 p.m.
volunteering, please pick up a sticker at the office. 3. When dropping *Lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
off or picking up children, please prearrange a time and place where Dismissal – 3:15 p.m.
children can meet you outside the school building. This will relieve
*denotes a change
the congestion and commotion in the hallways. Parents are asked not
to meet their children at the classroom doors inside the building. JK/SK a.m. – 8:45 a.m. –
4. Lunches – parents who bring lunches are asked to have them 11:15 a.m.
labeled. There will be a table set up outside the office where you will JK/SK p.m. – 12:45 p.m.-
be able to leave them so students can pick them up at 11:30 .am.
5. We ask you to continue to make appointments to speak with staff
when necessary. We appreciate your continued support in
minimizing disruptions to school routines.
TRAFFIC SAFETY REMINDERS
Please help us to keep our students safe by adhering to the following ATTACHMENTS:
safety rules: •Student Verification Sheet
The Bus Lane is reserved for buses only. This lane also serves as our •School Year Calendar
•Student Accident Insurance(optional)
Fire Emergency Route. Cars are NEVER to stop or park in this bus
•SFX Parent Reference Card
The Kiss and Ride Lane is strictly for drop-offs. This lane allows
parents to drop off their child without leaving their vehicle. Students
are to get out of the vehicle ONLY where there is a staff member on
duty. Cars are not to be left unattended in the Kiss and Ride lane.
The Drive Thru Lane is for cars who wish to exit the school
driveway. Cars may not stop in this lane.