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 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 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 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 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: 26 27 28 29 30 31 School 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. Page 2 Newsletter #4 Newsletter #4 Page 11 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: __________________ Page 10 Newsletter #4 Newsletter #4 Page 3 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 Page 4 Newsletter #4 Newsletter #4 Page 9 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. Page 8 Newsletter #4 Newsletter #4 Page 5 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. Page 6 Newsletter #4 Newsletter #4 Page 7 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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