SA nthony School a community of learning on a foundation of faith September, 2010 LOOK US UP ON THE WEB at www.dpcdsb.org (click on ST. ANTHONY) Prayer for September Bless us as we start this new year, With our friends and teachers. May the beginning of this school year, Remind us that you give us chances to start Over and over again. 950 North Park Drive Help us to learn and to work together. Brampton ON • L6S 3L5 Phone: 905 • 792 • 2282 Fax: 905 • 792 • 9129 Bless our school and keep us safe. www.dpcdsb.org/ANTHY Bless all those who care for us In school and at home. Mrs. C. Bacci Principal May St. Anthony protect us Mrs. J. Lavalle And help us live as well as we can. Vice Principal Giving thanks and glory to God. Mrs. A. Battaglia AMEN Secretary Mr. Alex Tucciarone Administrative Team Message Superintendent Greetings to all our St. Anthony who will be rejoining us. As well, I’m School, we would like to thank and Mother Mary Ward families! sure you will be pleased to hear M. the students and their parents for Mrs. Joyce Anderson Rainaldi will be back in the library their cooperation and patience Our new school is built and we Trustee are excited about the brand this fall! for the last relocation year and new stunning facilities. We trust We will also be welcoming new especially on the first day of St. Anthony of Padua that you all had a safe and relax- staff to our school - some who you school this year. We would be Parish ing holiday. may be familiar with from days remiss if we did not thank our 940 North Park Drive We are finally in our new home. gone by. A warm welcome to J. wonderful and giving hosts - St. 905 • 793 • 8030 And so happy to be here at last! Lavalle who is joining us as Vice- Isaac Jogues School for putting Thank you so much for your con- Principal to our school , she will be up with us last year. Some valu- Father John Mullins tinued support of Catholic Edu- here half time for the year; as well able and lasting relationships Pastor cation - we will try to make this we welcome N. Ragona Special have developed from our year last transition as painless as pos- Ed.; M. Sangiorgio Reading Recov- together. Father Joseph Rodrigues sible. ery; L. Senko comes to us from Associate Pastor MMW and will be our new SK The staff and your administrative Our two schools are now joined Teacher; R. Boland, our new 3/4 team look forward to working as one! We welcome all the Teacher also from MMW: S. Mag- with you and your children over Mother Mary Ward families as ditsch Junior; V. Gasior Junior- the next ten months to provide a additions to St. Anthony. The Intermediate; M. Melo Intermediate highly rewarding year, both spiri- classes have been formed as and J. Martins also Intermediate. As tually and academically. one school and hopefully the well, F. Cataldo joins us for FSL and The Dufferin-Peel kids will make the transition Planning. Our goal is to make St. Anthony Catholic District smoothly. School a place where children School Board Fr. John and Fr. Joseph are happy are excited about learning, We would also like to welcome to see your child(ren) back in our where excellence thrives; where all St. Anthony families new to school and our church. Catholic values are lived daily; our school. You will find it a very At St. Anthony we are committed where students and staff work warm and welcoming commu- to ensuring that our students learn safely and where all stakeholders nity. not only their A, B, C’s, but also re- take pride. spect for others, appreciation for We would like to personally wel- the diversity among people, and Wishing you all a wonderful 2010- come back some familiar faces: how to cooperate with friends, 2011 school year. I. Alto who will be continuing with peers and colleagues. God Bless, us and A. Dalli and T. Whitney On behalf of the staff of St. Anthony C. Bacci J. Lavalle The following placements are TENTATIVE! BUS TRANSPORTATION Parents are reminded to notify FACULTY TRANSITIONS the Student St. Anthony School community welcomes all Faculty Transportation Department members, new and familiar. They are as follows: 905-890-6000. of any address/babysitter changes throughout the school year. J. Saul JK L. Senko SK Stops will be posted at St. Anthony School the last week of Au- A. Nuzda Gr. 1 gust. If you would like to check if your child is eligible for trans- A. Dalli Gr. 1/2 portation, please come to the main office at St. Anthony school N. Asquith Gr. 2 the week of August 30, 2010. As a general rule, be at the stop 10 I. Alto Gr. 2/3 minutes ahead of the scheduled stop time and wait 10-15 minutes I Judd Gr. 3 before reporting the bus late. R. Boland Gr. 3/4 A. Chiarelli Gr. 4 Students Grade JK - Grade 1 are tagged for the bus. The tag T. Marchand Gr. 4/5 clearly indicates the bus number and stop the student is to use. T. Whitney Gr. 5/6 These students need to sit at the front of the bus. The driver must S. Magditsch Gr. 6 see a parent/guardian /babysitter or older sibling accompanying V. Gasior Gr. 6/7 these students at the stop or the students will be brought back to M. Melo Gr. 7 the school. Do not change any information on the tag without A. Dinu Gr. 8 contacting the school. The bus your child(ren) is assigned to is J. Martins Gr. 8 the bus they should remain on, unless special arrangements have R. Stuart ERW been made with transportation or the school. The stops will not be C. Roth ERW changed. M. Sangoirgio Reading Recovery Thanks for your patience and understanding...see the addendum F. Cataldo Planning/FSL/ESL for bus rules and responsibilities. J. Humniski Planning R. Patterson SERT/ESL N. Ragona SERT/SERC Thanks to our Custodians….. M. Rainaldi Teacher-Librarian L. Nardi FSL Our custodians have been working especially hard this A. Battaglia Head Secretary C. Bacci Principal summer. In addition to their regular summer duties, they J. Lavalle Vice-Principal moved the entire inside of St. Anthony School to our M. Gagliardi Head Custodian new site. Any of you who have had a recent house move S. Irving Custodian may attest to the enormity of this task. Mrs. Irving and D. Culver Custodian Mr. Gagliardi also cleaned and waxed the classes first and U. Agarwal Social Worker then cleaned each desk, chair and table and helped with Gail Lowe CYW various unpacking duties. As well, our dedicated custo- A. Churchill Speech Pathologist dial staff cleaned the entire school with construction still Sue Klein Smith Psychologist on-going. While most of us were enjoying our holidays, they were moving furniture, scrubbing, waxing, cleaning windows, desks, chairs. To be able to accomplish what Mr. Gagliardi and Mrs. Irving managed they had to be very dedicated to their job. Thank you for serving us all St. Anthony Breakfast Program so well. Your work speaks for you and we now enjoy a clean, shiny new building. On Wednesday, Sept. 8, we will be starting our first ever breakfast program for St. Anthony School. It is sponsored by “Breakfast for Kids” Program which has many private and public sponsors. Great thanks for getting this program at St. Anthony is due to the very hard work of our former Child and Youth Worker, Diana Jones, who has worked tirelessly for our kids here at St. Anthony last year. Julie Lavalle our new Vice Principal, will be in charge of the Breakfast program this year. Most breakfasts are going to be the “quick on the run” Breakfasts, but once a month we will do a real, hot breakfast as a special treat. They will be available to all students every morn- ing at 8:15 a.m. Staff and volunteers are desperately needed, so if you are available to help, even one morning a week, we would love to have you come out. VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1 PAGE 3 St. Anthony - New Hours 2010/2011 Set your alarm clocks!!!! Recess and Lunch Hours: The new St. Anthony hours will be: 1st Recess - 9:57 to 10:12 8:30 a.m. - Begin Classes 11:00 a.m. - Kindergarten a.m. ends Lunch Recess 11:35 to 12:15 Outside 12:30 p.m. Begin Kindergarten Classes 12:15 to 12:35 - Eat Lunch Inside 3:00 Dismissal 2nd Recess: 2:00 to 2:15 Reminder: Virtue of the Month: Faith FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 SEPTEMBER ~Faith To begin the new school year, we’ll focus our IS A P.A. DAY attention on the first of our virtues – faith. Faith is the great virtue of believing in God FOR REORGANI- and trusting that God is with us. ZATION AND A faithful person believes that we are created, FAITH DEVEL- guided by and destined to be reunited with OPMENT. God. A faithful person believes that God’s plan for THERE IS NO us includes the right to be safe, especially at SCHOOL FOR school. STUDENTS A Faithful person… Prays regularly and reverently Learns from Scripture stories Honours people’s God-given names Assumes that there is good in everyone Accepts the God-given worth of themselves MEET THE TEACHER BBQ NIGHT and others Please mark Thursday, September 23, 2010 on your calendars as that is the night of our “Meet the Teacher BBQ Night”. The BBQ will begin at 6:00 to 8 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there. Please look for the order form coming home in the next week. We would ask you to complete the order form and return it to the school with the appropri- ate funds. There will also be a special presentation for all of our Grade 8 parents at 7 p.m. to outline Grade 8 expectations and our Grade 8 overnight trip in the spring. Students with Anaphylaxis Anaphylaxis is a severe, sometimes life-threatening, allergic reaction that occurs within minutes of exposure to an offending substance. Anaphylaxis is the most severe allergic reaction in which immune chemicals, such as histamine, produce serious skin symptoms (hives, swelling) as well as severe breathing problems (swelling in the throat, narrowing of the lower airways, wheezing). They also produce a dramatic widening of the blood ves- sels, which results in a rapid, severe drop in blood pressure (shock). Anaphylactic shock is a life-threatening medical emergency. At St. Anthony School we have several children with life-threatening allergies. They all require having an epi- pen at the school. For this reason, we are asking the co-operation of all parents and guardians in ensuring that no peanut or nut products are sent to school. We are also asking that if a parent or guardian wishes to send something for the class to celebrate a birthday, that this could be stickers or pencils rather than food items such as baked goods or treats. In the spirit of keeping everyone safe, here is a list of peanut/nut free ideas that are safe for daily snacks and special celebrations: Raw vegetables Fresh fruits Nestle chocolate (Smarties, Kit Kat, Aero, Coffee Crisp) Crackers and cheese Lays potato chips - plain only Red Licorice Goldfish Crackers Kellogg’s Rice Krispie Squares (not home made) According to Tim Horton’s, Tim Bits and their doughnuts may con- tain traces of nuts, therefore are not allowed. Thank you for your vigilant care in the choice of snacks that you have been sending for your children. To- gether we can make this as safe an environment as possible. Please remember that any contact with any amount or type of nut can cause a life threatening situation for children with allergies. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! TRANSPORTATION PA Days 2009/2010 Students who are eligible will be bussed to St. An- Professional Activity days are: thony. Thursday, September 2, 2010 Students are granted this Friday, September 17, 2010 privilege of travelling to and Friday, November 26, 2010 from school by school bus Friday, January 14, 2011 must behave in a safe and Friday, February 4, 2011 appropriate manner while Monday, June 13, 2011 they are aboard the vehi- cle. Early Release Days 2010/2011 The bus drivers’ first responsi- Monday, September 27, 2010 bility is the safe operation of the vehicle. Students are accountable for their behav- Christmas Break iour on the bus. Rules for boarding the bus, while on the bus must be Friday, December 17, 2010 is the last day of strictly observed by the students or the student will be school, holidays begin Monday December 21, warned by Mrs. Bacci or Mrs. Lavalle and may lose their 2010. privilege for riding the bus. Please go over the rules for riding the bus with your child We return to school Monday, January 3, 2011. (ren) and reinforce these rules periodically. A copy of the School Bus Safety Expectations is en- Family Day closed in the newsletter. All students are required to sign the sheet indicating they have reviewed and agree to the School Bus Safety Expectations. Family Day is Monday, February 21, 2011. Students are NOT allowed to change busses for any rea- son without written authorization from the office. March Break If you have any questions please call the office at (905) 792-2282. March Break takes place the week of March 14 to March 18, 2011(inclusive). We return to school Monday, March 21, 2011. Graduation Day Grade 8 Graduation will take place during the SCHOOL COUNCIL & ELECTIONS day, Friday, June 24, 2011 at the Mississauga Convention Center….Details to follow. We extend our thanks to the parents, non-teaching staff and teachers who dedicated themselves to the efforts of our School Advisory Last Day of School Council during 2009-2010. This month, we are accepting nomina- tions or volunteers to serve on the Council for the 2010-2011 school The last day of school is Thursday, June 30, year. We would like to receive nominations from both the Mother 2011. Mary Ward and St. Anthony Communites. We have some volunteers, but all parents are invited to put their name forward. If you think of someone who could represent you well, urge them to offer their name. Be sure to check with the per- son whom you are nominating to get their approval. Most Council meetings take place the second Tuesday of selected months at 6:30 Picture Day!!!! PM in the library at St. Anthony School.. All parents are asked to Picture day is scheduled for join the group to offer opinions, give ideas and learn about the work- Monday, October 4, 2010. ing of the school and education on a larger scale. You are always Dress your best and wear a welcome. smile. First School Advisory Council Meeting: Tuesday, September 14 September 2010 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 PA Day 3 No School for 4 No School for Students Students 5 6 7First Day of 8 9 10 11 School 8:15 Breakfast Toonie Pizza Day Ribbon Cutting @ Program Starts 8:30 a.m. 12 13 14 15 16 17PA Day - Re- 18 Hep B for Grade organization 7’s 6:30 p.m. School No School for Advisory Council Students 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Sub Day 6-Meet the Teacher Night 26 27 Early Release 28 29 30 Day for Students Terry Fox Walk Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.