Merciful Redeemer Catholic Church School Council Fundraiser 2775 Erin Centre Boulevard The School Council has selected Lamontagne Mississauga, Ontario Chocolates as its main fundraising activity this L5M 5W2 year. These products are NUT-FREE. The Tel: (905) 812 - 0030 fundraiser is now underway. All chocolate sales Fax: (905) 812 - 0011 must be completed and returned by Tuesday, Pastor: Father Vid Vlasic October 13th. The School Council is looking email: firstname.lastname@example.org forward to another very successful campaign, and, Website: www.mercifulredeemer.org with your assistance, we hope to raise over $14, 000 in just two weeks. Grade 2 - First Reconciliation and First Communion Parent Meetings. Please note Movie Night that parents must attend a First Communion The School Council will be holding our first meeting at the church on Wednesday, October 7th Movie Night of this year on Friday, October 16 th. at 7:00 p.m. Presentation of names for First Holy Ticket information will be sent home with your Communion will be at any Mass on Saturday and child. The movie is “Monsters and Aliens”. Sunday, November 7th & 8th. First Reconciliation Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie begins at for St. Sebastian School students will be on 7:00 p.m. Please join us for an evening of fun Wednesday, March 10th , at 10:45 a.m. in the and relaxation with your friends and church. First Communion will be on Sunday, April neighbours! 18th, at 3:00 p.m. in the church. Hallowe’en Trick or Treat Collection Grade 8 Confirmation From November 2nd through to November 13th, The Letter of Request for Confirmation is Saturday, please bring wrapped trick or treat candies to November 21st, at the 7:00 p.m. Mass at the the office for donation to Canadian Food For church. Presentation of Cards for Confirmation takes place on Saturday, February 6th, at the 7:00 Children - Dr. Simone. These treats will be sent p.m. Mass at the church. Grade 8 Confirmation to children in third world countries. Your will take place on Sunday, May 2nd, at 3:00 p.m at contributions will help to brighten and bring a the church. smile to children less fortunate. Terry Fox Walk Happy Hallowe’en Congratulations students, teachers and parents! On Friday, Oct. 30th, students are invited to wear On Friday, September 25th our eager students black and orange or Hallowe’en costumes. walked 3.8 kms. and raised over $1,500. We once Kindergarten children are invited to wear again demonstrated to the community that we are costumes for their morning or afternoon class. a school that cares! Please make sure costumes are appropriate for our Catholic school. No masks, weapons, or make-up, Pizza and Sub Days please. Our pizza and sub days are set for the months of October, November, and December. Pizza Days Information Centre will be every Friday (with the exception of PA Thank you to our St. Sebastian School community for days) beginning October 2nd. Sub Days will be your overwhelming support of our Book Display on every second Wednesday beginning October 7th. Thursday, September 24th in the Information Centre. Many families purchased and generously donated books The next Pizza and Sub order forms will be sent to help build our collection. These books will become a home in early December for the months of January, permanent part of our school library. Every gift is February, and March. recognized with a bookplate identifying your family as the donor. Once the books are ready for circulation your child will be the first to sign out the book(s) donated by his/her family. St. Sebastian Catholic School Staff: Staff Special Services JK A.M. & P.M. Mrs. Boere Special Services staff provide resource to the school JK A.M. & SK P.M. Mrs. Pita for a variety of services. We are pleased to have SK A.M. & P.M. Miss. Kameka available the following personnel: Grade 1 Miss Ligotti Speech Language Mrs. P. Szagala Grade 1 Mrs. Zack Social Work Mrs. P. Codner Grade 1 /2 Ms. Lee Psychology Dr. P. Tobin Grade 2 Miss Curran CYW Mrs. H. Yateman Grade 2 Mrs. Tully Grade 2 Mrs. Mueller School Council Grade 2 /3 Miss King The first School Council meeting was held on Grade 3 Mr. Embrack Tuesday, September 29th. The next School Council Grade 3 Miss Melo meeting is set for Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Grade 4 Ms. Russo The School Council Executive for 2009-2010 is as Grade 4 Mrs. Bojanc follows: Grade 4 Ms. Gallagher Grade 5 Miss Boscarino Chair: L. Davoli Grade 5 Mrs. Rodrigues Treasurer: R. D’India Grade 5/6 Miss Sax Secretary: I. Antao Grade 6 Mrs. Steflik Fund Raising Chair: L. Tirado & D. Savard Grade 6 Ms. Madigan Principal: C. Devlin Grade 7 Mr. Alminana Vice-Principal: G. Hilton Grade 7 Ms. Fernandes Teacher Rep.: S. Melo, E. DelGrosso-Milek, C. Grade 7/8 Miss Crabbe Boscarino Grade 8 Mrs. Carnevale Non Teacher Rep.: Z. Kameka Grade 8 Mrs. Amaral Parish Rep.: R. Lim SERT Mrs. Cini SERC/SERT Mrs. DelGrosso-Milek Indoor / Outdoor Shoes SERC/SERT Mrs. Boscarino The students should have a pair of indoor shoes to ESL Mrs. Rodrigues wear at school in class and for gym. Outdoor FSL Mme. Garofalo shoes/ boots will be kept for outdoor use only and FSL Mme. Otchere out of the classrooms in order to reduce the FSL Miss Makhlouf amount of dirt and mud brought indoors. This will PE Mrs. Dormer assist Mr. Alora and staff in keeping the school LIBRARY Mrs. Diab clean. Thank you for your co-operation. Planning Time Mr. Berce ERW Mrs. Farrows ERW Mrs. Coniglio Calling All Volunteers! ERW Ms. De Melo If there are any parents that would like to ERW Ms. Firth volunteer in the school, please see the front office VICE -PRINCIPAL Mr. Hilton for the appropriate forms. All volunteers must PRINCIPAL Ms. Devlin have an updated police Criminal Reference Check, SECRETARIES Mrs. Kameka or updated Criminal Offence Declaration Form, Mrs. Keenan before they can volunteer. CUSTODIANS Mr. Alora Mr. Marques Ms. Hynes Kiss and Ride Reminders Allergy Awareness Alert We encourage parents to drop off children at the St. Sebastian School staff would appreciate the co- designated drop off points. For those parents operation of the entire school community in NOT using the Kiss & Ride, this area is for drop-off sending any lunches or snacks that contain and pick-up only. Cars can not park in this peanuts, nuts or any other life threatening area. Parents dropping off JK and SK children allergens, which could potentially harm a child. are asked to park in the West parking lot. If you We would like to keep the classrooms allergen are caught in the parking lot by buses dropping free. In an effort to do so, any child that brings a off or picking up students, please be patient in lunch into the classroom that contains any life trying to exit. Please exercise extreme caution threatening allergens will eat their lunch in another when driving. At times, it can become location in the school designated for that specific congested, and extra care is needed both on purpose. Please make sure that all of your school property and on the roadway in front of children’s caregivers are aware of this request. the school. Please obey all traffic signs, including the “One Way Sign - DO NOT We understand that students enjoy celebrating ENTER,” posted at the East driveway entrance. special occasions with others in the classroom; If there are any parent volunteers that are however, to ensure everyone’s safety, the policy at interested in working the Kiss and Ride on a St. Sebastian School is that non-edible treats only daily basis, please notify the school, as soon as will be permitted to be shared. There are many possible. alternatives to bringing in food for birthdays and special occasions. Some suggestions are: stickers, Playground Supervision begins at 8:45 a.m. gift certificates, erasers, dollar store items, pencils, Parents should not drop off their children prior to etc. If you would like to discuss any other ideas, 8:45 a.m. For Junior and Senior Kindergarten p.m. please talk to your child’s teacher or the school classes, supervision begins at 12:45 p.m. For your administration. child’s safety, we request that he/she not be on We look forward to your understanding and co- school property until scheduled supervised times. operation in making our school safe for all students. STUDENT DROP OFF When dropping off students, please DO NOT park in the front of the Medical Concerns and Forms school. All parents are expected to use the safe Kiss For any students who have medical issues and Ride lanes at the side of the school. The front requiring medication to be administered and of the school is a Bus Unloading and Loading stored at the school (e.g. epi-pens and puffers), Zone Only. It is not safe for the students to be please ensure the school has all the necessary forms crossing in front of the buses. We do not want any and medication. Please contact Mrs. Kameka if students hurt. you have any questions. Bringing Lunch for Students Bike Safety If you are bringing lunch to a student, please drop All students riding their bikes to school are off the lunch at the table on your right as soon as expected to be wearing safety helmets. It is also you enter through the school front doors. Please expected that students will walk their bikes once make sure your child’s name, grade, and teacher is they are on school property. This is to make the attached to the lunch, and your child knows to go school grounds as safe as possible for everyone. down to the front door at lunch time (a note to your child’s teacher might help with this). Please School Website do not wait in the front foyer as it becomes very Please visit our website at crowded at lunch time. Thank you to parents and www.dpcdsb.org/SEBAS for the latest school care-givers for doing such a good job so far this information. year following the procedures for bringing lunch to students!