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									December 2010                                                                                                                                                       ST. JEAN BREBEUF CATHOLIC SCHOOL


                                                                                                                                            63 Glenforest Rd.                Brampton, Ont. L6S 1L8           Phone (905) 791-8529              FAX (905) 791-6468
Sun                Mon                   Tue                 Wed                 Thu                    Fri                 Sat            Newsletter #4                                              December 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Principal
                                                                                                                                                                                            ADVENT                                                Sonia Rotino
         The Virtue for                                      1                   2                      3                   4                                                                                                                          ~
                                                                                                                                                 Come, long-expected Jesus.                 The season of Advent begins with the
          December is                                        Taco lunch                                                                                                                     fourth Sunday before Christmas. ―Advent‖             Vice-Principal
                                                                                                        Sub lunch                               Excite in me the joy and love                                                                    Anna Brunette
                                                                                                                                                                                            is a Latin word meaning ―the coming‖. Dur-
           HOPE                                                                                                                                and peace it is right to bring to
                                                                                                                                                  the manger of my Lord.                    ing the season of Advent, Christians across                ~
                                                                                                                                                                                            the world prepare for the celebration of the            Secretary
                                                                                                                                                   Raise in me, too, sober                  coming of the Lord into the world through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marilyn Kelly-Bernard
5                   6                    7                   8                   9                      10                  11                   reverence for the God who                  the birth of his Son, Jesus Christ. Advent is
                                                                                                        Sub lunch
                                                                                                                                              acted there, and hearty gratitude             a time to celebrate light in the midst of                  ~
                                                                                                                                                   for the life begun there.                darkness, as symbolized best by the Ad-            Assistant Secretary
                    Pizza lunch                                                                         10:00 AM Gr. 2
                                                             Taco lunch                                 First Reconcilia-                        I pray in the name of Jesus                vent wreath.                                         Milena Francia
                                                                                                        tion @ St. An-
                                                                                                        thony‘s Church
                                                                                                                                                 Christ, whose advent I hail.                                                                          ~
                                                                                                                                                         (Catholic Online)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Superintendent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Alex Tucciarone
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                    9:30 AM Blue Veil    Rosary Aposto-      Dress Rehearsal     Advent Retreat A.M.    Last Day of                                                                                                                                    ~
                                         late visits         9:30 p.m.                                  School!                                                                                                                                     Trustee
                    Performance                                                  Advent Mass 1:15                                               May the warmth of Jesus‘ love
                                         Christmas Con-      Taco lunch          PM in gym              Sub lunch                             surround you and your families this                                                               Joyce Anderson
                    Pizza lunch
                                         cert Dress Re-
                                         hearsal 1:00 p.m.
                                                             7:00 PM Primary
                                                             Christmas Concert
                                                                                 Virtue Assembly &
                                                                                 Carolling @ 2:30
                                                                                                        Gr. 7 & 8 Dance                           holiday season and always.                                                                           ~
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Parish Priest

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Father J. Mullins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Associate Pastor
                                                                                                                                                Best wishes for a joyous and
                                                                                                                                              peaceful Christmas and New Year.                                                                 Father J. Rodrigues


                                                     CHRISTMAS
                                                                                                                                                 The Staff of St. Jean Brebeuf                                                              Visit our School Website:
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            www.dpcdsb.org/jbreb

                                                                                                                                                                                            This month we are celebrating the virtue of
                                                          HOLIDAYS                                                                                                                          Hope. God has given us this Advent
                                                                                                                                                                                            season to focus our minds and hearts on
                                                                                                                                                                                            the good all around us.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Let us pray for the grace and courage to be
Upcoming Events:                                                                                                                                                                            people of hope - people who can see,
Jan. 3     Return to school
                                                                                                                                                                                            participate and contribute to God‘s good-
                                                                                                        May the star of Bethlehem                                                           ness emerging around us.
     14    PA Day—No School
                                                                                                           which shone brightly
     30    First Eucharist Service of Light
                                                                                                            over the first crib,
           12:30 p.m. Mass @ St. Anthony‘s Church                                                      stand guard over your home,
Feb. 7     J.K. Registration 7-9 PM
                                                                                                       filling it and all the earth with
     15 Family Day—No school
                                                                                                                light and peace.
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                                                              CHRISTMAS BREAK
                                                              Christmas break will commence on Monday, Decem-
                                                              ber 20th. The last day for school will be Friday,
                                                                                                                           Most students in Grades 5 & up are on Facebook
                                                              December 17th. School will commence in the New
                                                              Year on Monday, January 3rd, 2011.                            Their average “Friend List” count is over 150
   Sacrament of First Reconciliation
   Our Gr. 2 students will be making their First Recon-
   ciliation on Dec. 10th, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony‘s
                                                                                                                             Who are they REALLY sharing with online?
                                                              SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS
   Church.
                                                              The supervision of students begins at 9:00 a.m. At
                                                              this time, teachers are on duty at the front and at the
                                                                                                                         An absolute MUST-SEE event as described throughout Ontario’s School Boards,
   Sacrament of First Holy Communion                          back of the school. Students are not to be dropped off                           by parents and police services.
                                                              before 9:00 a.m. If you are in need of babysitting
   The Enrolment Mass for Grade 2 students receiving
                                                              arrangements, St. Jean Brebeuf Catholic School does
   their First Communion will be held on Sunday, Decem-
   ber 5thh at St. Anthony‘s Church. The Service of Light
                                                              have a PLASP program that provides a before school
                                                              program for students.
                                                                                                                          Mark your calendar for this one-of-a-kind Facebook presentation:
   will be celebrated at St. Anthony‘s Church on Sunday,
   January 30th, 2011 at the 12:30 p.m. mass. First Holy
   Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, June 5th,
                                                                                                                                               May 17th, 2011 at 7:30 pm
   2011 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Anthony‘s Church for those        WINTER DRESS
   families that have registered their child.
                                                              It is that time of year when students need to be                             St. Jean Brebeuf Catholic School
                                                              reminded of the necessity of dressing properly for the
   Sacrament of Confirmation
   The Enrolment Mass for Grade 8 students receiving
                                                              weather (mittens, hats, scarves, boots, etc.).
                                                              Labelling items would be helpful, as many boots and
                                                                                                                                             63 Glenforest Rd., Brampton
   the sacrament of Confirmation was held on November         mittens look very similar. (Please refer to Mabel‘s La-
   28th at 12:30 p.m. at St. Anthony‘s Church. The Pres-
   entation of Crosses for our grade eight students will be
                                                              bels on the next page.) Many items make their way to
                                                              the Lost and Found Box and are often not claimed.                    facebook 101 + twitter
   held at St. Anthony‘s Church on March 6th, 2011 at the     We ask that each child have indoor footwear e.g.,
   12:30 p.m. mass. The grade eight students will be re-      running shoes to wear in the school and boots to
   ceiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, on May 12th,
   2011 at St. Anthony‘s Parish Church starting at 7:00
                                                              wear outside when the weather becomes rainy or
                                                              snowy (a second pair of socks is always a good idea
                                                                                                                                        with Chris Vollum
   p.m.                                                       for our younger students). Please help us (and your
                                                              children) by listening to the weather reports before
                                                              deciding what they should wear to school each day.
                                                                                                                           recognized authority on Facebook and Twitter
         UNDERSTANDING KEY ISSUES IN CATHOLIC                 Except under unusual conditions, students go outside
                     EDUCATION                                during recess and lunch hour. Research indicates that
                                                              fifteen minutes of fresh air allows students to refocus                    As of October 2010,
                                                              on their studies. The Board, with advice from the Peel
                                                                                                                                       Facebook 101 has been
   Was there opposition to separate schools before            Public Health Department, has established the policy
   Confederation?                                             that all children will be kept inside when the tempera-                  delivered to more than
                                                              ture outside reaches –25 degrees Celsius (including                  110,000 students throughout 21
                                                              the wind chill factor). We will monitor the weather con-                 Ontario School Boards
   Yes, as now, there were advocates of one school sys-       ditions daily and make decisions based upon our local
   tem. Protestant spokespersons believed in the              conditions. Bear in mind children who are too ill to go
                                                                                                                                      and independent schools.
   adequacy of the common (now public) school‘s basic         outside should be resting at home and should not be
   non-denominational Christianity, which constituted an      at school. Also, children who have a fever need to
   important element of the common school‘s religion          stay home.
   lessons and their readers. They held that beliefs                                                                     Have any questions about the event? Contact St. Jean Brebeuf School at (905) 791-8529.
   specific to certain religions should be taught in the                                                                     Please R.S.V.P. by phone or return this portion to the school by May 12, 2011.
   churches and homes.
                                                                                                                                           Yes, I will be attending the Facebook & Twitter 101 event.
                                                                                                                            Name: _______________________________ # Attending: __________________
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                                                                                                                          SNOW AND ICE                                                   LIBRARY NEWS
                                         A DAY OF RED AND BLACK
                                                                                                                          When the cool months arrive and snow and ice are               A reminder to everyone that winter is here and that
                                           Written by Paige, Mason and Esi                                                plentiful on the ground , we all like to play in it and with   library books need to be kept dry and safe. Each year
                                                                                                                          it. Throwing snowballs and sliding on ice is fun.              we add new books to our library collection and we
                                                                                                                          However, as much fun as it is, snow and ice can be             would like to keep those books in circulation for as
                                                                                                                          very dangerous when there are many people in a                 long as possible. Please be kind to our books and
Armistice Day, better known as Remembrance Day, is about remembering and bringing peace to the world. When we             small area. Therefore, sliding on the ice is not permit-       make sure they are not dragged in the snow or do not
think of Remembrance Day, we think of poppies, soldiers and war, though it is much more. Remembrance Day                  ted. Most student injuries happen during the winter-           come into contact with your child‘s lunch or drink.
should make us think of peace not war, love not hate and most of all remembering those who have fought for our free-      time. In order for our school to be as safe as possible,       From time to time students misplace their library
dom. Those soldiers who fought for us took us in as one of their own and died for us. They were our brothers, sis-        the school rule must be that snow stays on the ground          books. If they can‘t find them after a hunt at home or at
ters, moms, dads but most of all, our OWN. On November 11th, 2010, the grade 5 classes of Extended French                 - no snowballs, kicking snow or any other activity with        school, they have a couple of options. They can
showed the community of St. Jean Brebeuf exactly what we need to remember on this important day.                          snow or ice that could be harmful.                             replace them with two gently used books from home or
                                                                                                                                                                                         pay the replacement fee for the book. Thank you for
The Grade 5 Extended French students were involved in many related activities leading up to Remembrance Day.                                                                             your co-operation and continued support.
First they wrote letters honouring Canadian soldiers for their courage and sacrifices. The students wrote about their
feelings of gratitude to the Canadian soldiers and asked that they be careful as they perform their duties. These let-
ters were expressed creatively through unique cards designed by the students themselves. The messages were all
the same—‖A Salute To The Canadian Soldiers For Their Bravery In Protecting The Country‖.
                                                                                                                          ALLERY ALERT
Mr. Sette‘s and Mme. Grima‘s classes also took time and care in making posters and pictures to make the gym dazzle                                                                       Thank you for supporting our QSP magazine fundrais-
                                                                                                                          Thank you for your co-operation in NOT sending                 ing drive! Thanks to you, the campaign was a great
for the Remembrance Day liturgy. The posters had titles such as ‗Lest We Forget‘ and the colours of red and black         lunches or snacks that contain peanuts, nuts or other
were used reminding us of the red and black poppy. The posters and pictures made this truly ‗a day of red and black‘.                                                                    success. Remember the money raised through our
                                                                                                                          life threatening allergens. A reminder that for the            fundraiser benefits all our children with the many
                                                                                                                          safety of our students, a list of ingredients must be          activities throughout the school year.
After all the practicing and preparation it was time for action—the liturgy. In the morning we gathered in the gym to     provided for the classroom teacher to ensure that food
have one more practice to make sure everything was perfect. Then it was time. People gathered for the special lit-        is free of allergens. For special occasions please
urgy—staff, students, parents. Everybody was watching, including someone very special. He was one of our own,                                                                            You should be starting to receive your magazine
                                                                                                                          consider sending non-edible treats such as stickers,           subscriptions. Some subscriptions may take longer to
former Brebeuf student Master Corporal Sean Murphy. We were very nervous. We sang O Canada, observed two                  erasers, pencils, etc.
minutes of silence, prayed, listened to readings and presented a drama tableau. Everyone clapped, even our special                                                                       start depending on the magazine ordered and the
guest.                                                                                                                                                                                   number of issues per year.

                                                                                                                                                                                         Just to let you know, even though the deadline for
And the journey wasn‘t over yet as Master Corporal Sean Murphy spent the rest of the day visiting our classrooms.
                                                                                                                                                                                         sending in orders and getting prizes has passed, you
He came to tell us his story about his time in Bosnia. He taught us his ways and his knowledge about the war. He
                                                                                                                                                                                         can still order online. If you want to renew other maga-
described to us his most frightening experience of being captured and how he risked his life for the freedom of others.
                                                                                                                                                                                         zines, or order a new magazine, or order gift subscrip-
                                                                                                                                                                                         tions later in the year, you can still take advantage of
Peace, Courage and Bravery. These are all the messages that Master Corporal Murphy taught us and these are all
                                                                                                                                                                                         QSP‘s great prices all year long – and you will still
the messages we conveyed to the staff, students and community of St. Jean Brebeuf on November 11th, 2010. These
                                                                                                                                                                                         benefit our school with each order! Just go to:
words mean a great deal to us.
                                                                                                                                                                                         www.qsp.ca<http://www.qsp.ca> and click on ―Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                         Now‖ and use our group order 8353. Questions?
                                                                                                                          As a way to target the problem of lost belongings and          Contact QSP Customer Service number: 1-800-667-
                                                                                                                          a large lost and found chest, St. Jean Brebeuf is fund-        2536. There is also a link on our school website.
                                                                                                                          raising with Mabel's Labels, a company with all types
                                                                                                                          of labels that are colourful, indestructible, easy-to-use
                                                                                                                          and fun! The sticky labels and clothing labels, which          HOMEWORK TIP OF THE MONTH
                                                                                                                          are dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe, are not            Create a „homework supply kit‟.
                                                                                                                          only practical, but also designed to be very special to
                                                                                                                                                                                         This kit can include materials that your child will use on
                                                                                                                          each child. The labels are customized with a child‘s
                                                                                                                                                                                         a regular basis such as pencils, pens, ruler, paper,
                                                                                                                          name, favourite mix of colours and an icon (animal,
                                                                                                                                                                                         crayons, markers, glue, tape, scissors, sticky notes,
                                                                                                                          symbol, etc.). The product line also includes personal-
                                                                                                                                                                                         paper clips, stapler, calculator, index cards, dictionary,
                                                                                                                          ized stationery products, ID wristbands and household
                                                                                                                                                                                         thesaurus, etc. By having these supplies on hand,
                                                                                                                          labels. Mabel's Labels strives to continuously design
                                                                                                                                                                                         time is not wasted in searching for them when they are
                                                                                                                          innovative labels for babies, kids and grown-ups alike.
                                                                                                                                                                                         required.
                     Master Corporal Sean Murphy, former student of St. Jean Brebeuf School.                              You‘ll be amazed at what you can label! If you wish to
                                                                                                                          order Mabel's Labels, please see the link on our
                                                                                                                          school website www.dpcdsb.org/jbreb
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  EQAO RESULTS                                                                                                                                                                                 HEALTHY EATING TIPS
  School results on the EQAO Primary Division (Grades                                                                                                                                                 FROM
  1-3) assessments indicate a substantial increase in
  student achievement in reading, writing and mathe-                                                                                                                                        THE REGION OF PEEL PUBLIC
  matics as compared to last year‘s results. School                                                                                                                                                  HEALTH
  results on the EQAO Junior Division (Grades 4-6)                                                                               SCHOOL FOOD & BEVERAGE POLICY
  assessments indicate that we have maintained our
  high level of achievement in reading, shown an
                                                                                                                         Dufferin-Peel nourishes the growth of students through a
  increase in writing and a slight decrease in mathemat-
                                                                                                                         learning environment that is committed to developing the       Children love snack time and it is important that we
  ics scores as compared to last year‘s results. Overall,
                                                                                                                         spiritual, intellectual, aesthetic, emotional, social and      make their snacks nutritious and appealing. According
  our Grade 6 results continue to surpass both the
                                                                                                                         physical capabilities of its students. Good health is con-     to Peel Health, you can make snack time healthy by:
  board and provincial results.
                                                                                                                         nected to being a symbol of God‘s love and a precious
                                                                                                                         gift from God, for a healthy body is a way of praising God         Offering snacks 2 or 3 times a day, 2 hours before
                                                                                                                         as we are created in the image and likeness of God. To             meals
         % Students Achieving the Provincial Standard
                        (Levels 3 & 4)                                                                                   ignore the importance of good health and let it fall into          Include foods from the four food groups of Can-
                                                                                                                         disrepair would show a lack of gratitude and respect for           ada‘s Food Guide
          Grade 3    READING WRITING         MATH                                                                        such a great gift.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Limit snack portions to a reasonable size so they
          School        65         65         62                                                                         The Ontario government is committed to making schools              don‘t interfere with meals
                                                                                                                         healthier places for students in order to establish the con-
          Board         62         71         71                                                                                                                                            Include healthy snacks on your grocery lists
                                                                                                                         ditions needed to realize the potential of all students. A
          Province      62         70         71                                                                         healthy school environment enhances student learning               Prepare muffins, trail mixes, etc. on the weekend
                                                                                                                         and success, and enhances students‘ social and emo-                when you have more time
                                                                                                                         tional well-being. Schools have an important role to play
                                                                                                                         in helping students lead healthier lives, including teaching
                                                                                                                         students the skills to make healthy choices and reinforc-
          Grade 6    READING WRITING         MATH                                                                        ing those lessons through school practices.
                                                                                                                                                                                               For more ideas on healthy snacks visit
                                                                                                                         The School Food and Beverage Policy contributes to im-                         www.peelregion.ca
          School        82         82         65                                                                         proved education and health outcomes for all students.
          Board         73         76         63                                                                         The School Food and Beverage Policy constitutes a com-
                                                                                                                         prehensive approach to the sale of food and beverages in
          Province      72         70         61                                                                         schools province-wide. The implementation of this policy
                                                                                                                         is another step in creating healthier schools in Ontario. It
                                                                                                                         also reinforces the knowledge, skills, and attitudes re-
                                                                                                                         garding healthy eating that are developed through the
                                                                                                                         various subjects and disciplines in the Ontario curriculum.
                                                                                                                         For further information on the School Food and Beverage
  The Grades 3 and 6 assessments measure how well                                                                        Policy, see Foundations for a Healthy School, at
  students have met the expectations in The Ontario                                                                      www.ontario.ca/healthyschools .
  Curriculum, Grades 1 - 8. The assessments test what
  students know and how well they apply their                                                                            As part of our school‘s ongoing effort to promote healthy
  knowledge and skills in reading, writing and mathe-                                                                    eating and to comply with the Ministry of Education‘s
                                                                                                                         School Food and Beverage Policy, we will be working            Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education
  matics in everyday situations by requiring students to                                                                                                                                program that helps students develop both ecological
  read and respond to passages, to write and to solve                                                                    with students, parents, and the staff to improve the nutri-
                                                                           ST. JEAN BREBEUF WEBSITE                      tional value of food and beverages for sale at our school.     literacy and environmental practices to become envi-
  mathematical problems.                                                                                                                                                                ronmentally responsible citizens. Our school is hoping
                                                                          Please visit our school website                These changes will make it easier for students to choose
  It is important to emphasize that these results should                                                                 healthy food and beverages and will help them practice         to become a bronze level EcoSchool this year. We
  not be used to compare or rank schools. They are                         www.dpcdsb.org/jbreb                          what they learn in the classroom about healthy eating.         have recently formed our EcoTeam with student repre-
  intended for the purpose of improving teaching and          for upcoming school events, school information, school                                                                    sentatives. We will be conducting an EcoReview of our
  learning for all students.                                  hours, newsletters, lunch programs and links to other      We are making healthy eating easy!                             school for Energy Conservation and Recycling Success
                                                              websites that our students and parents may find helpful.                                                                  and then determining our plan of action. We would be
  For further details on our results, improvement plans                                                                                         Sirach 30.16                            happy to have parents join our EcoTeam in January to
  or student achievement on the provincial assessments
                                                                                                                             “There is no wealth better than health of body,            offer expertise or to help with the implementation of our
  please visit the board web site http://www.dpcdsb.org/
                                                                                                                                 and no gladness above joy of heart”.                   action plan. If you would like to participate on our Eco-
  EQAO/
                                                                                                                                                                                        Team please contact the school and leave a message
                                                                                                                                                                                        for Mrs. Connolly or Mrs. Ferreira.
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                                                                                                                             Junior & Senior Kindergarten Registration for
                                                                                                                                              2011-2012                                      ST. JEAN BREBEUF LUNCH
                                                                                                                           Registration for the 2011-2012 school year will                        AND TREAT DAYS
                                                                                                                           be held at all Dufferin-Peel Catholic elementary
                                                                                                                           schools      on    the    following      dates:


                                                                                                                            Monday, February 7, 2011 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                            *Snow Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

                                              INTEGRATED RIDERSHIP                                                                  Wednesday, Thursday & Friday,
                                                                                                                                      February 9, 10 and 11, 2011,                          Pizza will be offered on Monday Dec. 6th and 13th.
                                                                                                                             9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.                     „Taco Wednesday‟ is on the following dates:
 The school board‘s bus transportation services are operated by Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR).
                                                                                                                           Junior Kindergarten - Children must be 4 years old by                          Dec. 1st , 8th and 15th.
 This is a consortium, or partnership, between the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District
                                                                                                                           December 31, 2011                                                 Sub Days will be offered on the following dates:
 School Board. The Ministry of Education requires school board bus transportation consortiums to improve effi-                                                                                            Dec. 3rd, 10th and 17th
                                                                                                                           Senior Kindergarten - Children must be 5 years old by
 ciency.
                                                                                                                           December 31, 2011
 One initiative promoted by the Ministry of Education, that is designed to improve efficiency is known as integrated                                                                          All lunches must be pre-ordered with the forms

 ridership. In integrated ridership, students from both Dufferin-Peel and Peel schools will ride on the same buses,                                                                       provided each term and returned to the school on the
                                                                                                                           For more information, contact the school office at                                 due date.
 where feasible. A number of school boards across the province have successfully implemented integrated ridership.         (905-791-8529) or visit our school website.
 All eligible students continue to be transported on runs where integrated ridership is implemented.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Treat Days will be offered on Tuesdays.
 Integrated ridership is designed to create a more effective and efficient operation of service, is more environmentally         Parent Engagement Opportunity
 friendly and reduces traffic in our communities. Integrated ridership may also result in higher transportation funding               PARENTS AND COUNCIL                                 Popcorn:     Lucky brand—$1.00 per bag
 levels for school boards. Integrated ridership works best in situations where schools are located close to one an-                              MEMBERS                                              Kernels brand for $2.00 per bag
 other and the number of students involved helps achieve better organized bus runs.                                                   ARE INVITED TO ATTEND                               Cookies:    Vanilla snowmen $1.00 each
                                                                                                                                      On Thursday, February 24, 2011                                  Ginger bears $1.00 each
 The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board has approved the implementation of integrated ridership, where
                                                                                                                                                   at 7:30 PM
 feasible, starting September, 2011. During the next few months, STOPR staff will be looking at areas where inte-
                                                                                                                                         St. Jean Brebeuf is hosting                      SPORTS NEWS
 grated ridership would work best. It should be noted that integrated ridership does not work well in all areas and, as
                                                                                                                            The Habits of Highly Successful Parents                       Congratulations to St. Jean Brebeuf's junior boys vol-
 a result, there may be only a few areas that will have this program.                                                                                                                     leyball team for placing second overall in their tourna-
                                                                                                                                        By: Paul W. Clark, PhD                            ment held at our school on November 22nd, 2010. All
 STOPR will provide additional information regarding the selection of schools where integrated ridership will be im-                                                                      of the players showed great team work and skill as they
                                                                                                                                                                                          advanced to the finals against a tough Georges Vanier
 plemented. Once a school is selected, a possibility exists that school start and dismissal times may be altered from          What can you do to help your child succeed?                team. Mr. Sette, Mme. Grima and Mr. Foley would like
                                                                                                                              What are the three secrets to effective discipline?         to thank the team for all of their hard work and effort.
 the current times. STOPR will keep you informed through regular updates in school newsletters over the upcoming
                                                                                                                                  What are the most common mistakes?
 months.                                                                                                                                                                                  St. Jean Brebeuf's junior girls volleyball team placed
                                                                                                                              Paul Clark synthesizes the combined wisdom of               first overall in their tournament held on November 22nd.
                                                                                                                             educators, counselors and psychologists and pre-             All of the players exhibited great team spirit, skill and
                                                                                                                                  sents them in a simple and entertaining                 determination throughout the day. As a result of win-
                                                                                                                                             evening seminar.                             ning the tournament, they advanced to the Family Fi-
                                                                                                                                                                                          nals held at St. John Bosco on Monday, November
                                                                                                                                                                                          29th, 2010. At the Family level tournament, the girls
                                                                                                                              Please R.S.V.P. to St. Jean Brebeuf School                  faced some tough competition as they tied for third
                                                                                                                                                                                          overall. Mr. Sette, Mme. Grima and Mr. Foley would
                                                                                                                                 Register by phone at (905) 791-8529                      like to commend the girls for their great effort at both
                                                                                                                                       by February 16th, 2011.                            tournaments.
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                                                                                                                                        STUDENT TRANSPORTATION OF PEEL REGION (STOPR)
                                                 ADVENT ACTIVITIES
                                                                                                                                    BUS CANCELLATIONS/SCHOOL CLOSING DUE TO BAD WEATHER
  ADVENT MASS                                                                                                                                      2010 – 2011 SCHOOL YEAR
  Please join us for our Advent Mass on Thursday, December 16that 1:15 p.m. in the gym followed by our Virtue As-
  sembly on Hope. All parents are welcome.
                                                                                                                              During the winter months inclement weather may cause disruption of bus transportation and
                                                                                                                              regular school operations. A decision to cancel school transportation and/or to close
  ADVENT RETREATS                                                                                                             schools is usually made by 6:00 a.m. and will be announced on the following radio
                                                                                                                              stations:
  All students will be involved in an Advent Retreat Day on Thursday, Dec. 16th. This will involve participating in a
  variety of specially planned Advent activities for the entire morning. The activities will focus on the meaning of the
  Advent season and preparation for the birth of Christ. Please ask your child(ren) to share with you their experi-           VIRGIN RADIO FM 99.9               CHUM AM 1050               CFTR AM 680        CFNY FM102.1
  ences from that day.
                                                                                                                              CJCL AM 590                        CHFI FM 98.1               CFRB AM 1010       EZ ROCK FM 97.3
                                                                                                                              CJBC (FR) AM 860                   FM Z103.5                  FM 93.1            AM 1540
  CHRISTMAS CONCERT
                                                                                                                              AM 640                             FM Q 107                   CHIN FM 100.7
  The students in Kindergarten to Gr. 3 are busy preparing for our Christmas Concert. Each family with students in
  the primary grades will receive two tickets for the Christmas Concert. Please return any extra tickets to be redis-         CITYPULSE                          GLOBAL NEWS                CBC                CFTO
  tributed to others. A limited number of surplus tickets are available. Parents needing extra tickets may ask for
  them in writing. Strollers will not be permitted in the gymnasium due to fire safety regulations. We welcome
  parents to the two dress rehearsals: Tuesday, December 14th at 1:30 pm and Wednesday, December 15th at 9:45
  am. The evening concert requires tickets and will be held on Wednesday, December 15th at 7:00 pm. The Primary               We will be communicating one of four standard messages to the radio stations. The four an-
  classes are excited to share their talents with everyone during this special season.                                        nouncements and their effect on the transportation system are as follows: (Please note that
                                                                                                                              the highlighted text only will be communicated by the radio stations).
  CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE
  Christmas is a time for giving and once again St. Jean Brebeuf School will be having our annual Christmas Food                ―DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD BUSES SERVING
  Drive in support of the Knight‘s Table. Students are asked to bring in non-perishable food items (i.e. canned                 ST. ANDREW, ST. BENEDICT AND ST. PETER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND
  goods, baby food, noodles, etc.). Please send these items to school during the weeks of December 1st to Decem-                R.F. HALL SECONDARY SCHOOL ARE CANCELLED FOR TODAY.‖
  ber 15th, 2010. As well parents are asked to bring in donations when they come to the Christmas Concert.
                                                                                                                           2. “THE DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD BUSES AND THE PEEL
  „TOYS FOR TOTS‟ DRIVE                                                                                                       DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD BUSES IN THE TOWN OF CALEDON AND THE COUNTY OF
                                                                                                                              DUFFERIN ARE CANCELLED”. This means that all runs listed under announcement #l
  From December 1st to 16th, St. Jean Brebeuf School will be participating in the Peel Regional Police annual ‗Toys
                                                                                                                              PLUS the following are cancelled.
  For Tots‘ program. During this time we are asking students to bring in new, unopened toys for donation. The toys
  will be picked up by Peel Police for distribution in our community. Canadian Tire money is also accepted as it is           All schools in the Town of Caledon and all school runs that begin in the Town of Caledon.
  collected and use to buy other gifts by Peel Police.                                                                        Individual schools will be notified if this cancellation affects their school.

  Thank you to the following teachers for coordinating our food and toy drive: Ms. Catenacci, Mrs. McParland, Mrs.
  Iannucci and Mrs. Marsi.                                                                                                 3. “THE DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD AND THE PEEL DISTRICT
                                                                                                                              SCHOOL BOARD BUSES ARE CANCELLED.” This means that:
                                                                                                                              ALL Transportation services provided by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and
  CANDY GRAMS                                                                                                                 The Peel District School Board, including buses, vans and taxis have been cancelled for the
  Students will be able to purchase Candy Grams to send to their friends for 50 cents each or 3 for $1.00. Students           entire day.
  can place their orders daily from Monday, December 6 th to Tuesday, December 14th. This year students can also
  purchase and send ‗Silly Banz‘ at a cost of 4 for $1.                                                                    4. “THE SCHOOLS AND OFFICES OF BOTH THE DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT
                                                                                                                              SCHOOL BOARD AND THE PEEL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ARE CLOSED.”
                                                                                                                              This means that:
  GR. 7 & 8 DANCE                                                                                                             ALL Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board ad Peel District School Board schools and
  There will be a Christmas Dance for the Gr. 7 and 8 students on Friday, December 17th. The cost of the Christmas            offices are closed to all students and staff.
  Dance is $5.00 along with a canned food donation. The dance will be hosted by A. & J. Entertainment services.
                                                                                                                              Note: For Secondary School students riding Public Transit, cancellation of service will be
                                                                                                                              communicated by the respective transit property over the radio. Please be advised that Public
           Thank you to everyone for your generosity during this Advent Season.                                               Transit rarely cancels and that the level of service on days with inclement weather is unpre-
                                                                                                                              dictable.

								
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