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					                                                                                                                                                              REMINDER OF FEBRUARY 4, 2011 PA DAY
                                                                                                                                                           Please	
  note	
  that	
  there	
  is	
  a	
  scheduled	
  PA	
  Day	
  on	
  
                                                                                                                                                           Friday,	
  February	
  4th.	
  Staff	
  will	
  be	
  involved	
  in	
  
                                                                                                                                                           Parent-­‐Teacher	
  Interviews.	
  There	
  will	
  be	
  no	
  
                                                                                                                                                           school	
  for	
  students	
  that	
  day.
                                                                                                                                                                      REMINDER OF FAMILY DAY HOLIDAY
                                                                        	
  
       	
                                                                                                                                                  Just	
  a	
  reminder	
  that	
  the	
  Family	
  Day	
  holiday	
  is	
  on	
  
                         THE VALUE O F A SMILE                                                                                                             Monday,	
  February	
  21,	
  2011.	
  The	
  school	
  will	
  be	
  
     It	
  costs	
  nothing,	
  but	
  creates	
  much,	
  it	
  enriches	
  those	
                                                                       closed	
  on	
  this	
  date.	
  
     who	
  receive,	
  without	
  impoverishing	
  those	
  who	
  give.	
  
     It	
  happens	
  in	
  a	
  flash	
  and	
  the	
  memory	
  of	
  it	
  sometimes	
                                                                                      LE CARNAVAL A ST. CORNELIUS
     lasts	
  forever.	
  
     None	
  are	
  so	
  rich	
  that	
  they	
  can	
  get	
  along	
  without	
  it	
  
                                                                                                                                                      Le	
  Carnaval	
  est	
  encore	
  a	
  St.	
  Cornelius!	
  From	
  Feb.	
  
     And	
  none	
  are	
  so	
  poor	
  but	
  richer	
  for	
  its	
  benefits.	
                                                                   24	
  –	
  Mar.	
  4,	
  our	
  students	
  will	
  once	
  again	
  be	
  
     It	
  creates	
  happiness	
  in	
  the	
  home	
  	
                                                                                            involved	
  in	
  several	
  Spirit	
  Days	
  and	
  outdoor	
  
     Fosters	
  good	
  will	
  in	
  business	
                                                                                                      winter	
  activities.	
  In	
  addition,	
  for	
  the	
  first	
  time	
  
     And	
  it	
  is	
  the	
  countersign	
  of	
  friends.	
                                                                                        ever,	
  we	
  will	
  have	
  a	
  French	
  Culture	
  day	
  on	
  Feb.	
  
     It	
  is	
  rest	
  to	
  the	
  weary,	
  daylight	
  to	
  the	
  discouraged,	
                                                               24.	
  During	
  the	
  day,	
  our	
  students	
  will	
  enjoy	
  a	
  
     Sunshine	
  to	
  the	
  sad	
  and	
  nature’s	
  best	
  antidote	
  for	
                                                                     Masquerade	
  Parade	
  and	
  a	
  French	
  concert	
  
     trouble.	
                                                                                                                                       performed	
  by	
  Eduard	
  LaBonte.	
  The	
  Spirit	
  Day	
  
     Yet	
  it	
  cannot	
  be	
  bought,	
  bagged,	
  borrowed	
  or	
  stolen	
                                                                    events	
  are	
  as	
  follows:	
  Mon	
  Feb.	
  28	
  (Pajama	
  
	
   For	
  it	
  is	
  something	
  that	
  is	
  no	
  earthly	
  good	
  to	
                                                                      Day),	
  Tues	
  Mar.	
  1	
  (Twin	
  Day),	
  Wed	
  Mar.	
  2	
  
     anybody	
  
                                                                                                                                                      (Wacky	
  Hair	
  Day),	
  Thurs	
  Mar.	
  3	
  (Inside-­‐
     Until	
  it	
  is	
  given	
  away.	
  Greet	
  each	
  other	
  with	
  a	
  smile!	
  
                                                     	
  
                                                                                                                                                      Out/Backwards	
  Day),	
  Fri	
  Mar	
  4	
  (Red	
  &	
  White	
  
                                                                                                                                                      Day,	
  Carnaval).	
  And	
  yes,	
  Bonhomme	
  will	
  be	
  
FEBRUARY 2011: INSIDE THIS ISSUE                                                                                                                 	
   making	
  an	
  appearance	
  at	
  some	
  point.	
  Vive	
  le	
  
                                                                                                                                                      Carnaval! Keep	
  bringing	
  those	
  cartons	
  for	
  our	
  ice	
  
              Cancellation	
  of	
  School	
  Buses	
  in	
  Caledon	
   Page	
  2	
                                                             	
   castle!	
  
              Movie	
  Night	
  at	
  St.	
  Cornelius-­‐	
  Feb.	
  25th	
   Page	
  2	
                                                        	
  
              JK	
  and	
  SK	
  Registration	
                               Page	
  3	
                                                        	
  
              Students	
  vs.	
  Teachers	
  Sharelife	
  Hockey	
  Game	
    Page	
  4	
                                                        	
  
                                                                                                                                                 	
  
	
  
                                                                                                    	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
     	
  
                                                                                                    	
  
                                                                         Together in Faith and Excellence                                                                                                                             1
                                                                                                                                                           	
  
                                                                                                                                                           	
  
CANCELLATION OF SCHOOL BUSES IN                                                               the	
  weather	
  or	
  road	
  conditions	
  in	
  their	
  part	
  of	
  the	
  
                                                                                              Caledon	
  jurisdiction	
  are	
  unsafe,	
  it	
  is	
  the	
  parent’s	
  right	
  
CALEDON                                                                                       to	
  not	
  send	
  their	
  child	
  to	
  school	
  that	
  day.	
  
Some	
  concerns	
  have	
  been	
  
expressed	
  regarding	
  the	
  
                                                                                              ST. CORNELIUS FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT-
cancellation	
  of	
  school	
  buses	
  in	
                                                 COMING FEBRUARY 25TH, 2011!
Caledon.	
  	
  School	
  bus	
                                                               Our	
  School	
  Council	
  would	
  like	
  to	
  
transportation	
  is	
  managed	
  by	
                                                       invite	
  all	
  JK-­‐Gr	
  6	
  families	
  to	
  our	
  Family	
  
transportation	
  consortiums	
  (partnerships	
  amongst	
                                   Movie	
  Night	
  this	
  Free	
  Movie	
  Night.	
  	
  Admission	
  is	
  
area	
  school	
  boards)	
  as	
  directed	
  by	
  the	
  Ministry	
  of	
                  free.	
  	
  We	
  only	
  ask	
  for	
  a	
  non-­‐perishable	
  food	
  item	
  per	
  
Education.	
  	
                                                                              family	
  in	
  support	
  of	
  our	
  Local	
  Food	
  Bank.	
  	
  Movie(s)	
  
                                                                                              will	
  begin	
  at	
  7:00	
  p.m.	
  Council’s	
  invitational	
  flyer	
  
In	
  Caledon,	
  student	
  transportation	
  is	
  managed	
  by	
                          which	
  we	
  will	
  be	
  sending	
  home	
  soon.	
  	
  Please	
  return	
  
Student	
  Transportation	
  of	
  Peel	
  Region	
  (STOPR),	
  the	
                        by	
  Feb	
  18th.	
  	
  Many	
  thanks	
  to	
  our	
  School	
  Council	
  for	
  
consortium	
  for	
  the	
  Dufferin-­‐Peel	
  Catholic	
  District	
                         providing	
  this	
  family	
  fun	
  community	
  building	
  event!	
  
School	
  Board	
  and	
  the	
  Peel	
  District	
  School	
  Board.	
  	
  On	
  
days	
  when	
  poor	
  weather	
  conditions	
  occur,	
  STOPR	
                            JOIN THE SCHOOL COUNCIL VENDOR LIST
staff	
  considers	
  weather	
  reports	
  and	
  road	
  condition	
                        School	
  Council	
  is	
  compiling	
  a	
  list	
  of	
  businesses	
  that	
  
information	
  from	
  the	
  Town	
  of	
  Caledon	
  Works	
                                may	
  be	
  used	
  to	
  providing	
  goods	
  and/or	
  services	
  to	
  
Department.	
  	
  In	
  the	
  event	
  of	
  poor	
  weather	
  or	
  road	
                Council.	
  	
  The	
  focus	
  is	
  on	
  businesses	
  owned	
  by	
  St.	
  
conditions,	
  STOPR	
  has	
  approved	
  processes	
  in	
  place	
                         Cornelius	
  families.	
  	
  If	
  you,	
  or	
  someone	
  in	
  your	
  family,	
  
for	
  cancelling	
  buses	
  in	
  Caledon	
  and	
  notifying	
  parents,	
                 owns	
  a	
  business	
  and	
  you	
  would	
  like	
  to	
  add	
  the	
  
students	
  and	
  staff.	
                                                                   company	
  to	
  the	
  list,	
  please	
  contact	
  the	
  school	
  office	
  
                                                                                              and	
  provide	
  the	
  following	
  infomation:	
  
In	
  Dufferin,	
  student	
  transportation	
  is	
  managed	
  by	
  the	
                  Name	
  of	
  business	
  owner	
  (contact	
  name)	
  
Wellington-­‐Dufferin	
  Student	
  Transportation	
  Services	
                              Name	
  of	
  business	
  
(STWDSTS)	
  and	
  is	
  the	
  consortium	
  responsible	
  for	
                           Nature	
  of	
  business;	
  e.g.	
  garden	
  centre,	
  restaurant,	
  
transportation	
  in	
  the	
  Dufferin	
  area.	
  	
  STWDSTS	
  has	
  a	
                 party	
  rental	
  service,	
  etc.	
  
similar	
  process	
  in	
  place	
  for	
  the	
  cancellation	
  of	
  school	
             Business	
  phone	
  number	
  
buses	
  in	
  Dufferin.	
  	
  It	
  must	
  be	
  noted	
  that	
  buses	
  in	
  the	
     **Please	
  note	
  that	
  inclusion	
  in	
  this	
  list	
  does	
  not	
  
areas	
  of	
  Dufferin	
  north	
  of	
  Orangeville	
  are	
  frequently	
                  guarantee	
  that	
  the	
  School	
  Council	
  and/or	
  St.	
  
cancelled	
  due	
  to	
  high	
  winds	
  or	
  drifting	
  snow.	
  	
  The	
               Cornelius	
  School	
  will	
  purchase	
  goods	
  and/or	
  services	
  
STWDSTS	
  is	
  responsible	
  for	
  cancelling	
  the	
  buses	
  from	
                   from	
  your	
  business.	
  
Dufferin	
  to	
  Robert	
  F.	
  Hall	
  Secondary	
  School.	
  
                                                                                              NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY 	
  
There	
  has	
  been	
  a	
  long	
  standing	
  practice	
  at	
  Robert	
  F.	
             	
  The	
  Forest	
  of	
  Reading	
  program	
  
Hall	
  to	
  concurrently	
  cancel	
  the	
  Caledon	
  buses	
  to	
                       2011	
  has	
  begun	
  here	
  at	
  St.	
  Cornelius!	
  	
  This	
  is	
  a	
  
Robert	
  F.	
  Hall	
  when	
  STWDSTS	
  cancels	
  the	
  Dufferin	
                       program	
  sponsored	
  by	
  the	
  Ontario	
  Library	
  
buses.	
  	
  The	
  practice	
  was	
  established	
  as	
  a	
  result	
  of	
  the	
       Association	
  where	
  a	
  selection	
  of	
  recently	
  published	
  
significant	
  impact	
  on	
  classroom	
  numbers	
  and	
                                  Canadian	
  books	
  are	
  introduced	
  to	
  students	
  all	
  across	
  
program	
  objectives	
  when	
  the	
  Dufferin	
  buses	
  are	
                            Ontario.	
  	
  These	
  high	
  quality	
  books	
  are	
  nominated	
  by	
  
cancelled.	
                                                                                  public	
  librarians	
  and	
  teacher	
  librarians	
  across	
  the	
  
                                                                                              province.	
  	
  This	
  year,	
  students	
  will	
  be	
  participating	
  in	
  
STOPR	
  makes	
  an	
  independent	
  assessment	
  for	
                                    the	
  Blue	
  Spruce	
  (JK	
  to	
  Gr.	
  2),	
  Silver	
  Birch	
  Express	
  (Gr.	
  
Caledon	
  buses	
  to	
  elementary	
  schools	
  based	
  on	
                              3-­‐4),	
  Silver	
  Birch	
  (Gr.	
  5-­‐6)	
  and	
  Red	
  Maple	
  (Gr.	
  7-­‐8).	
  	
  
weather	
  and	
  road	
  conditions.	
  	
  STOPR	
  only	
  cancels	
  the	
                Selected	
  students	
  will	
  have	
  the	
  opportunity	
  to	
  read	
  
Caledon	
  elementary	
  school	
  buses	
  when	
  the	
  weather	
                          and	
  respond	
  to	
  the	
  books	
  and	
  on	
  "Election	
  Day"	
  vote	
  
and	
  road	
  conditions	
  are	
  unsuitable	
  in	
  Caledon	
  for	
  bus	
               for	
  their	
  favourite.	
  	
  Children	
  across	
  Ontario	
  will	
  vote	
  
operations.	
  	
  It	
  must	
  be	
  noted	
  that	
  on	
  any	
  day	
  when	
            on	
  the	
  same	
  books	
  and	
  the	
  winners	
  will	
  be	
  
school	
  buses	
  are	
  operational,	
  if	
  a	
  parent	
  believes	
  that	
             announced	
  here	
  at	
  school.	
  	
  	
  
                                                                      Together in Faith and Excellence                                                                                2
FIT 2 DANCE SCHOOLWIDE FUN DAY                                                               THANKS FROM ROBERT F. HALL S. S. AND
On	
  Tuesday,	
  January	
  25,	
  all	
  students	
  and	
                                 THE CHILDREN OF NICARAUGA
teachers	
  were	
  movin'	
  and	
  groovin'	
  in	
  a	
                                   We	
  received	
  a	
  letter	
  of	
  
dance	
  workshop	
  held	
  by	
  Michelle	
  Hillier	
                                     thanks	
  from	
  	
  Mrs.	
  Holtkamp,	
  
from	
  the	
  Fit2Dance	
  studio	
  in	
  Toronto!	
                                       Chaplain	
  of	
  R.F.	
  Hall	
  to	
  our	
  
The	
  primary	
  classes	
  took	
  a	
  trip	
  "around	
                                  staff,	
  	
  students	
  and	
  families	
  
the	
  world"	
  using	
  flying	
  and	
  driving	
  movements	
  while	
  
                                                                                             who	
  helped	
  Robert	
  F.	
  Hall	
  
they	
  imagined	
  visiting	
  places	
  like	
  Hawaii,	
  Jamaica,	
  and	
  
                                                                                             S.S.	
  students	
  prepare	
  for	
  
Canada's	
  West	
  coast!	
  	
  
                                                                                             their	
  trip	
  to	
  Nicaragua…	
  
The	
  Junior	
  and	
  Intermediate	
  classes	
  explored	
  
                                                                                             We	
  want	
  express	
  to	
  you	
  how	
  very	
  grateful	
  we	
  are	
  for	
  
movement	
  exercises	
  and	
  dances	
  like	
  Hip	
  Hop,	
  African,	
  
and	
  the	
  Tango,	
  then	
  worked	
  together	
  in	
  groups	
  to	
  come	
           the	
  backpacks	
  that	
  you	
  have	
  collected	
  for	
  us	
  to	
  take	
  
up	
  with	
  their	
  own	
  dance	
  routines	
  using	
  a	
  beginning	
                 with	
  us	
  to	
  Nicaragua.	
  As	
  you	
  are	
  probably	
  aware	
  16	
  
pose,	
  	
  four	
  movements,	
  and	
  an	
  ending	
  pose!	
  Everyone	
                students	
  and	
  4	
  staff	
  are	
  leaving	
  this	
  Saturday	
  for	
  our	
  
                         discovered	
  the	
  power	
  of	
  dance	
  as	
  a	
              annual	
  ‘North	
  South	
  Awareness	
  Project’.	
  	
  We	
  will	
  live	
  
                         way	
  of	
  keeping	
  fit	
  and	
  feeling	
  good!	
            and	
  work	
  with	
  the	
  poor	
  in	
  the	
  city	
  of	
  Esteli	
  through	
  a	
  
                         Parents....ask	
  your	
  children	
  to	
  show	
                  program	
  called	
  ‘Funarte’.	
  The	
  NGO	
  (non-­‐
                         you	
  a	
  few	
  moves!	
  Why	
  not	
  make	
  up	
             governmental	
  organization)works	
  with	
  street	
  kids	
  
                         your	
  own	
  family	
  dance	
  routine	
  as	
  your	
           and	
  gangs	
  to	
  get	
  them	
  off	
  the	
  streets,	
  to	
  educate	
  
                         next	
  family	
  activity!	
  	
  Have	
  fun	
  and	
  keep	
     them	
  through	
  art	
  and	
  murals	
  and	
  teach	
  them	
  non-­‐
                         fit!	
  	
                                                          violent	
  conflict	
  resolution.	
  We	
  are	
  very	
  excited	
  and	
  
                                                                                             will	
  be	
  happy	
  to	
  come	
  into	
  your	
  class	
  or	
  to	
  the	
  school	
  
                                                                                             and	
  do	
  presentations	
  about	
  our	
  experience	
  upon	
  our	
  
ARTISTS IN THE SCHOOL                                                                        return.	
  Please	
  express	
  our	
  gratitude	
  to	
  students,	
  staff	
  
On	
  February	
  22nd,	
  Faustwork	
  Mask	
                                               and	
  parents	
  for	
  the	
  generosity	
  and	
  kindness	
  shown	
  
Theatre	
  will	
  be	
  visiting	
  our	
                                                   through	
  the	
  collection	
  of	
  back	
  packs.	
  You	
  are	
  greatly	
  
Intermediate	
  classes	
  to	
  present	
                                                   appreciated!!!	
  
Literacy	
  through	
  Masks	
  and	
  
Movement.	
  	
  The	
  Mask	
  Movement	
  
Workshop	
  involves	
  theatre,	
  mime	
  and	
  dance	
                                   JUNIOR & SENIOR KINDERGARTEN
exercises,	
  character	
  development,	
  	
  improvisations	
                                             REGISTRATION
with	
  masks	
  and	
  the	
  creation	
  of	
  short	
  sketches.	
  	
  The	
                                               As	
  shared	
  in	
  last	
  month’s	
  
workshop	
  aims	
  to	
  provide	
  an	
  opportunity	
  for	
                                                                newsletter,	
  our	
  registration	
  
participants	
  to	
  experience	
  first	
  hand	
  the	
  power	
  of	
                                                      for	
  the	
  2011-­‐2012	
  school	
  year	
  
transformation	
  through	
  masks	
  as	
  well	
  as	
  to	
  improve	
                                                      will	
  held	
  on	
  the	
  following	
  
self-­‐image	
  and	
  self-­‐expression.	
  	
  Thanks	
  again	
  to	
  our	
                                                dates:	
  Monday,	
  February	
  7,	
  
School	
  Council	
  for	
  their	
  ongoing	
  support	
  of	
  our	
  Artists	
  
                                                                                                                               2011	
  –	
  	
  7-­‐9	
  pm	
  
and	
  Scientists	
  in	
  the	
  School	
  programs.	
  	
  
                                                                                                                               (**Snow	
  Date:	
  Tuesday,	
  
CALLING ALL PHOTOS!	
                                                                                                          February	
  8,	
  2011-­‐7-­‐9	
  pm)	
  
                                                                                                                               Wednesday,	
  Thursday	
  and	
  
We	
  are	
  looking	
  for	
  photographs	
  in	
  
                                                                                                                               Friday,	
  February	
  9,	
  10	
  &	
  11,	
  
preparation	
  for	
  our	
  25th	
  Anniversary	
  
                                                                                             2011	
  at	
  9-­‐11	
  am	
  and	
  1-­‐3	
  p.m.	
  	
  Please	
  remember	
  to	
  
Celebration	
  in	
  May.	
  If	
  you	
  can	
  send	
  in	
  any	
  pictures	
  
                                                                                             bring	
  along	
  all	
  necessary	
  documentation	
  as	
  per	
  last	
  
with	
  your	
  name,	
  child’s	
  name	
  and	
  description	
  of	
  
photo/	
  year	
  on	
  the	
  back,	
  we	
  can	
  make	
  a	
  copy	
  and	
  
                                                                                             month’s	
  newsletter.	
  	
  St.	
  Cornelius	
  School	
  will	
  
return	
  it	
  to	
  you	
  immediately.	
  We	
  thank	
  you	
  in	
                      continue	
  to	
  offer	
  a	
  half-­‐day	
  program	
  for	
  
advance	
  for	
  helping	
  us	
  celebrate	
  our	
  history.	
  At	
  this	
              Kindergarten	
  students	
  for	
  the	
  2011-­‐	
  2012	
  school	
  
point,	
  we	
  are	
  awaiting	
  board	
  approval	
  of	
  our	
  May	
                   year.	
  For	
  more	
  information	
  contact	
  the	
  school	
  
date	
  for	
  our	
  25th	
  Anniversary	
  Celebration.	
  We	
  will	
                    office	
  at	
  905-­‐584-­‐2245.	
  	
  
keep	
  you	
  posted.	
  
                                                                     Together in Faith and Excellence                                                                             3
ALL ARE WELCOME TO A CYBER SAFETY                                                             Want	
  to	
  skate	
  with	
  the	
  Leafs?	
  Donate	
  $125	
  and	
  
PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS                                                                      reserve	
  your	
  spot	
  on	
  the	
  ice.
Raise	
  $150	
  or	
  more	
  and	
  
                                                                                              win	
  great	
  prizes!	
  	
  Just	
  want	
  to	
  watch?
Spectator	
  
St.	
  Nicholas	
  School	
  Council	
  is	
  inviting	
  parents	
  to	
  a	
  
                                                                                              tickets	
  are	
  available	
  at	
  the	
  event	
  for	
  $30	
  on	
  Sunday,	
  
presentation	
  on	
  Cyber	
  Safety.	
  World	
  renowned	
  cyber	
  
                                                                                              February	
  6th	
  at	
  400	
  Kipling	
  Avenue,	
  Toronto.	
  Each	
  
safety	
  expert	
  and	
  speaker	
  Rob	
  Nickel	
  will	
  be	
  
                                                                                              spectator	
  ticket	
  gives	
  you	
  the	
  chance	
  to	
  watch	
  the	
  
presenting	
  must	
  know	
  information	
  to	
  keep	
  children	
  
                                                                                              Leafs	
  skate	
  with	
  your	
  friends	
  and	
  family,	
  plus	
  a	
  	
  
safe	
  while	
  using	
  the	
  internet.	
  This	
  is	
  free	
  of	
  charge	
  for	
  
                                                                                              complimentary	
  meal	
  and	
  the	
  opportunity	
  to	
  enjoy	
  all	
  
parents.	
  Topics	
  include:	
  How	
  dangerous	
  is	
  the	
  
                                                                                              the	
  children's	
  activities.	
  	
  Please	
  visit	
  
internet-­‐really?	
  My	
  children	
  want	
  to	
  use	
  Facebook-­‐
                                                                                              eastersealskate.org	
  for	
  more	
  information.	
  
should	
  they?	
  Are	
  there	
  internet	
  predators?	
  The	
  event	
  
will	
  be	
  held	
  on	
  Thursday,	
  February	
  10th	
  from	
  7:00-­‐
9:00	
  p.m.	
  at	
  St.	
  Nicholas	
  School.	
  Please	
  call	
  905-­‐857-­‐            3RD ANNUAL TEACHERS’ VS. STUDENT
7582	
  to	
  register.	
                                                                     SHARELIFE HOCKEY GAME
	
                                                                                            Sharpen	
  your	
  skates!	
  It’s	
  happening	
  
FACEBOOK PRESENTATION OPPORTUNITY                                                             again	
  this	
  year!	
  Due	
  to	
  the	
  amazing	
  
In	
  the	
  fall,	
  St.	
  Cornelius	
  hosted	
  an	
  excellent	
                         success	
  we	
  had	
  last	
  year,	
  we	
  will	
  
presentation	
  by	
  Chris	
  Vollum	
  on	
  “Facebook	
  101”.	
  It	
  is	
               be	
  having	
  our	
  third	
  annual	
  Teacher-­‐
again	
  being	
  	
  offered	
  at	
  one	
  of	
  our	
  high	
  schools	
  in	
            Student	
  ShareLife	
  ice	
  hockey	
  game	
  on	
  Tuesday,	
  
Mississauga.	
  This	
  presentations	
  deals	
  with	
  the	
                               March	
  8th	
  	
  from	
  1:30-­‐3:00	
  p.m.	
  at	
  the	
  Caledon	
  East	
  
dangers	
  of	
  Social	
  Network	
  Sites.	
  This	
  presentation	
                        Arena.	
  	
  Students	
  will	
  be	
  walking	
  over	
  to	
  the	
  arena	
  
will	
  take	
  place	
  on	
  February	
  15,	
  2011	
  at	
  Loyola	
                      from	
  St.	
  Cornelius	
  School.	
  The	
  cost	
  for	
  this	
  event	
  is	
  $2	
  
Catholic	
  Secondary	
  School	
  at	
  7:00	
  p.m.	
  This	
                               per	
  student	
  and	
  $2	
  for	
  any	
  parents	
  who	
  would	
  like	
  to	
  
presentation	
  is	
  free	
  to	
  parents,	
  teachers,	
  trustees	
  and	
                attend.	
  Participation	
  is	
  strongly	
  encouraged	
  as	
  
administrators	
  in	
  Dufferin-­‐Peel.	
  There	
  is	
  no	
  need	
  to	
                 this	
  is	
  a	
  whole	
  school	
  community-­‐building	
  event	
  for	
  
pre-­‐	
  register.	
                                                                         the	
  Share	
  Life	
  Charity.	
  We	
  will	
  require	
  some	
  parent	
  
                                                                                              volunteers	
  to	
  play	
  on	
  the	
  teacher’s	
  hockey	
  team.	
  If	
  
	
                                                                                            you	
  are	
  able	
  to	
  play	
  that	
  day,	
  kindly	
  let	
  the	
  office	
  
ALL ARE WELCOME: MOTIVATING MALE                                                              know	
  and	
  we’ll	
  add	
  you	
  to	
  our	
  list	
  of	
  possibilities.	
  
STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE PRESENTATION                                                              We’ll	
  then	
  draw	
  names	
  from	
  a	
  hat	
  depending	
  upon	
  
                                                                                              numbers.	
  Also,	
  please	
  note,	
  the	
  student	
  team	
  will	
  be	
  
Parents	
  are	
  invited	
  to	
  attend	
  a	
  presentation	
  by	
  
                                                                                              comprised	
  of	
  those	
  students	
  who	
  are	
  currently	
  
Principal	
  Baruti	
  Kafele	
  from	
  New	
  York	
  at	
  St.	
  
                                                                                              NOT	
  playing	
  on	
  the	
  St.	
  Cornelius	
  hockey	
  team	
  from	
  
Marguerite	
  d’Youville	
  Secondary	
  School	
  on	
  Thursday,	
  
                                                                                              Gr.	
  6-­‐8.	
  This	
  promises	
  to	
  be	
  another	
  fun	
  event	
  for	
  our	
  
February	
  17th	
  at	
  7:00-­‐8:30	
  p.m.	
  You	
  will	
  gain	
  insight	
  
                                                                                              school!	
  
into	
  male	
  student’s	
  behaviours	
  and	
  academic	
  needs	
  
and	
  how	
  to	
  develop	
  ways	
  to	
  increase	
  their	
  success.	
  
                                                                                              LITERACY TIPS FOR PARENTS – FAMILY
His	
  focus	
  is	
  to	
  eliminate	
  the	
  “attitude	
  gap”	
  in	
  
education	
  today.	
  No	
  need	
  to	
  preregister	
  for	
  this	
  
                                                                                              LITERACY DAY WAS JANUARY 27TH
presentation.	
                                                                               10	
  Tips	
  to	
  help	
  your	
  child	
  with	
  writing	
  
	
  
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS SKATE FOR                                                                       1. Read	
  from	
  a	
  variety	
  of	
  sources.	
  Reading	
  and	
  
EASTER SEALS KIDS                                                                                      writing	
  are	
  linked	
  –	
  success	
  in	
  one	
  supports	
  
                                                                                                       success	
  in	
  the	
  other.	
  Read	
  stories,	
  
Here	
  is	
  your	
  chance	
  to	
  skate	
  with	
  the	
  Toronto	
  Maple	
                       newspapers,	
  advertisements,	
  instructions,	
  
Leafs	
  and	
  score	
  for	
  Ontario’s	
  kids	
  with	
  physical	
                                etc.	
  to	
  your	
  child	
  every	
  day	
  and	
  then	
  discuss	
  
disabilities.	
                                                                                        what	
  you	
  have	
  read.	
  	
  
This	
  opportunity	
  is	
  open	
  to	
  anyone	
  who	
  raises	
  a	
                           2. Encourage	
  your	
  child	
  to	
  write.	
  Children	
  love	
  
minimum	
  of	
  $125	
  in	
  pledges	
  for	
  Easter	
  Seals	
  Ontario.	
                         to	
  make	
  their	
  own	
  birthday	
  cards,	
  write	
  thank	
  
Tax	
  receipts	
  are	
  provided	
  for	
  all	
  donations	
  over	
  $	
  20.	
                    you	
  notes,	
  make	
  place	
  cards	
  for	
  the	
  table,	
  or	
  

                                                                      Together in Faith and Excellence                                                                            4
      send	
  an	
  email	
  to	
  a	
  friend.	
  Save	
  old	
  cards	
  from	
         Source:	
  Ministry	
  of	
  Education-­‐	
  Tips	
  and	
  Tools	
  for	
  
      birthdays	
  and	
  holidays	
  to	
  recycle	
  for	
  homemade	
                  Parents	
  	
  	
  http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/abc/eng	
  
      cards.	
  Whenever	
  possible,	
  let	
  your	
  child	
  see	
  you	
  
      writing	
  –	
  grocery	
  lists,	
  instructions	
  on	
  the	
  family	
          OUR CATHOLIC
      whiteboard,	
  emails,	
  etc.	
  –	
  and	
  get	
  them	
  to	
  help.	
  	
      SCHOOL
3.    Writing	
  can	
  be	
  done	
  anywhere.	
  Have	
  lots	
  of	
  
      magnetic	
  letters	
  or	
  words	
  on	
  the	
  fridge.	
  Get	
  a	
  
                                                                                          HERITAGE
      box	
  of	
  chalk	
  and	
  write	
  your	
  names	
  on	
  the	
                  Was	
  there	
  opposition	
  
      driveway	
  or	
  sidewalk.	
  Get	
  a	
  white	
  board	
  –	
  it	
  can	
       to	
  separate	
  schools	
  
      be	
  used	
  again	
  and	
  again.	
  	
                                          before	
  Confederation?	
  	
  
4.    Play	
  writing	
  games.	
  Make	
  a	
  game	
  of	
  letter	
                    Yes,	
  as	
  now,	
  there	
  were	
  advocates	
  of	
  one	
  school	
  
      finding.	
  Show	
  them	
  how	
  to	
  form	
  a	
  letter	
  and	
               system.	
  Protestant	
  spokespersons	
  believed	
  in	
  the	
  
      then	
  go	
  letter	
  hunting	
  in	
  your	
  house	
  or	
  in	
  a	
           adequacy	
  of	
  the	
  common	
  (now	
  public)	
  school s	
  basic	
  
      book	
  –	
  count	
  the	
  number	
  of	
  "Ds"	
  on	
  a	
  page.	
             non-­‐denominational	
  Christianity,	
  which	
  constituted	
  an	
  
      Find	
  a	
  picture	
  they	
  like	
  and	
  have	
  them	
  write	
              important	
  element	
  of	
  the	
  common	
  school’s	
  religion	
  
      words	
  or	
  a	
  sentence	
  about	
  it.	
  	
                                  lessons	
  and	
  their	
  readers.	
  They	
  held	
  that	
  beliefs	
  specific	
  
5.    Help	
  children	
  build	
  their	
  vocabulary.	
  Try	
                          to	
  certain	
  religions	
  should	
  be	
  taught	
  in	
  the	
  churches	
  and	
  
      rhyming	
  games	
  starting	
  with	
  one	
  word	
  such	
  as	
                 homes.	
  	
  
      "mat".	
  Say	
  and	
  write	
  down	
  all	
  the	
  words	
  that	
              Why	
  did	
  Catholics	
  find	
  the	
  non-­‐denominational	
  
      rhyme,	
  like	
  "cat",	
  "hat",	
  "fat"	
  and	
  "splat".	
  You'll	
          religious	
  education	
  of	
  the	
  common	
  school	
  
      be	
  surprised	
  how	
  fast	
  their	
  word	
  list	
  grows.	
  	
             unsatisfactory?	
  	
  
6.    Explore	
  the	
  meaning	
  of	
  words.	
  Create	
  a	
  word	
                  Catholics	
  wanted	
  separate	
  schools	
  where	
  all	
  the	
  beliefs	
  
      book	
  at	
  home	
  and	
  have	
  your	
  child	
  add	
  words	
  as	
          of	
  the	
  Catholic	
  Church	
  would	
  be	
  taught,	
  where	
  the	
  
      they're	
  learned.	
  Have	
  them	
  note	
  the	
  words	
  they	
               pupils	
  would	
  live	
  their	
  faith	
  in	
  a	
  sacramental	
  and	
  
      use	
  the	
  most	
  and	
  talk	
  about	
  why.	
  	
                            community	
  manner	
  in	
  proximity	
  to	
  the	
  parish	
  church	
  
7.    Write	
  to	
  each	
  other.	
  Write	
  notes	
  to	
  your	
  child	
            and	
  priest,	
  and	
  where	
  religion	
  would	
  permeate	
  the	
  
      and	
  leave	
  them	
  in	
  interesting	
  places,	
  like	
  the	
               reading,	
  literature	
  and	
  history	
  curriculum.	
  Furthermore,	
  
      lunch	
  box.	
  Ask	
  them	
  to	
  write	
  a	
  reply	
  or	
  come	
  up	
     as	
  modern	
  times	
  arrived,	
  the	
  multiculturalism	
  of	
  the	
  
      with	
  something	
  new.	
  If	
  they	
  have	
  their	
  own	
                   public	
  school s	
  student	
  body	
  necessitated	
  the	
  
      email,	
  email	
  each	
  other.	
  Have	
  kids	
  email	
  jokes	
               eradication	
  of	
  the	
  teaching	
  of	
  Christianity.	
   	
             	
  
      to	
  family	
  and	
  friends.	
  	
                                               	
         	
       	
         to	
  be	
  continued....	
  
8.    Don't	
  limit	
  what	
  you	
  write	
  with	
  or	
  what	
  you	
               	
  
      write	
  on.	
  The	
  sky's	
  the	
  limit	
  –	
  pudding,	
  sticks	
  or	
     SAFE SCHOOLS FOCUS FOR FEBRUARY –
      fingers	
  in	
  mud,	
  earth,	
  snow	
  and	
  sand,	
  sparklers,	
  
      steamed	
  up	
  windows	
  and	
  mirrors,	
  and	
  bubble	
  
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      soap	
  markers	
  for	
  some	
  sudsy	
  learning.	
  	
                          This	
  month’s	
  focus	
  is	
  	
  
9.    Writing	
  comes	
  in	
  all	
  shapes	
  and	
  sizes.	
  Point	
  out	
          the	
  difference	
  between	
  
      different	
  ways	
  writing	
  is	
  used	
  –	
  letters,	
  signs,	
             tattling	
  and	
  telling.	
  In	
  
      advertisements,	
  instructions	
  –	
  and	
  explain	
  why	
                     dealing	
  with	
  bullying	
  
      they	
  are	
  different.	
  Also	
  point	
  out	
  different	
  ways	
            situations,	
  students	
  are	
  
      letters	
  are	
  created	
  –	
  printed,	
  cursive	
  and	
  fancy	
             encouraged	
  to	
  use	
  the	
  
      variations.	
  Let	
  them	
  be	
  inspired	
  to	
  create	
  their	
             strategy,	
  ‘telling	
  an	
  
      own	
  letter	
  art.	
  	
                                                         adult’.	
  Although	
  this	
  sounds	
  simple	
  and	
  logical,	
  there	
  
10.   Start	
  writing	
  at	
  an	
  early	
  age.	
  Children	
  often	
                are	
  many	
  difficulties	
  and	
  roadblocks	
  associated	
  with	
  
      learn	
  to	
  write	
  before	
  they	
  can	
  read.	
  Encourage	
               this	
  strategy.	
  Younger	
  children	
  struggle	
  to	
  understand	
  
      this	
  by	
  showing	
  them	
  how	
  to	
  print	
  their	
  name	
              the	
  difference	
  between	
  telling	
  and	
  tattling,	
  while	
  older	
  
      or	
  the	
  names	
  of	
  friends	
  and	
  other	
  family	
                     children	
  struggle	
  with	
  their	
  desire	
  to	
  deal	
  with	
  
      members.	
  Buy	
  them	
  notebooks	
  with	
  lines	
  so	
                       situations	
  independently.	
  The	
  goal	
  of	
  telling	
  an	
  adult	
  is	
  
      they	
  can	
  learn	
  to	
  make	
  their	
  letters	
  correctly	
  or	
         to	
  keep	
  children	
  safe.	
  Students	
  will	
  learn	
  to	
  identify	
  the	
  
      a	
  practice	
  book	
  with	
  letters	
  they	
  can	
  trace.	
  	
             difference	
  between	
  telling	
  and	
  tattling	
  (reporting	
  and	
  
                                                                                          ratting),	
  explore	
  reasons	
  students	
  don’t	
  report	
  bullying	
  


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and	
  understand	
  how	
  to	
  effectively	
  and	
  safely	
  report	
                    IMPORTANT DATES: PLEASE
to	
  an	
  adult.	
  	
                                                                      PLACE DATES ON FAMILY CALENDAR
Tattling/ratting	
  is	
  defined	
  as	
  telling	
  in	
  order	
  to	
  get	
                 • Feb.	
  2-­‐	
  Gr.	
  7	
  	
  &	
  8	
  Ski	
  Trip	
  
someone	
  into	
  trouble,	
  or	
  telling	
  when	
  there	
  is	
  no	
  one	
               • 	
  Feb.	
  3-­‐	
  Evening	
  Interviews	
  
being	
  hurt	
  and	
  no	
  rule	
  being	
  broken	
  that	
  could	
  result	
                                     -­‐Sub	
  Lunch	
  
in	
  a	
  dangerous	
  situation.	
                                                             • Feb.	
  4	
  –P.A.	
  Day-­‐	
  Term	
  1	
  Interviews	
  
Telling	
  is	
  defined	
  as	
  reporting	
  unsafe	
  behaviours	
  to	
                      • Feb.	
  7-­‐	
  7:00-­‐	
  9:00	
  p.m.	
  -­‐JK/SK	
  Registration-­‐7:00-­‐
an	
  adult	
  in	
  order	
  to	
  get	
  help	
  for	
  someone	
  –	
  to	
  get	
               9:00	
  p.m.	
  and	
  Wed.,	
  Thurs,	
  Friday	
  9:11	
  a.m.	
  and	
  
someone	
  out	
  of	
  trouble.	
                                                                  1:00-­‐3:00	
  p.m.	
  
Tips	
  for	
  parents:	
                                                                        • Feb.	
  8	
  &	
  9-­‐	
  Drum-­‐Fit	
  Workshop	
  (JK-­‐Gr.	
  8)	
  
-­‐	
  use	
  incidences	
  where	
  one	
  child	
  is	
  telling	
  you	
  about	
             • Feb.	
  9-­‐	
  Extended	
  French	
  Applications	
  Due	
  
sibling	
  behaviour	
  to	
  help	
  children	
  identify	
  whether	
                                                       -­‐Gr.	
  4	
  Scientist	
  in	
  the	
  School	
  
they	
  are	
  tattling	
  or	
  telling	
  
-­‐	
  practice	
  with	
  your	
  child	
  how	
  to	
  ‘tell	
  an	
  adult’	
  about	
          •     Feb.	
  10-­‐	
  Pizza	
  Lunch	
  
                                                                                                   •     Feb.	
  15-­‐	
  Extended	
  French	
  Lottery	
  	
  
bullying	
  (what	
  happened,	
  how	
  they	
  feel,	
  what	
  help	
  
                                                                                                                       (if	
  required)	
  
they	
  desire)	
  
                                                                                                                       -­‐Intermediate	
  Boys	
  (a.m.)	
  &	
  Girls	
  
-­‐	
  develop	
  awareness	
  of	
  the	
  ‘reasons’	
  children	
  state	
  
                                                                                                                       Basketball	
  Mini	
  (p.m)Tournament	
  
for	
  not	
  reporting	
  bullying	
  to	
  adults	
  
                                                                                                                       at	
  St.	
  Andrew	
  School,	
  Orangeville	
  	
  
                                                                                                   •     Feb.	
  17-­‐	
  Sub	
  Lunch	
  
VIRTUE CORNER                                                                                                          -­‐Rosary	
  Apostalate	
  
Our	
  Virtue	
  for	
  the	
  Month	
  of	
  February	
  is	
  Respect.	
  God	
                                      -­‐Gr.	
  7	
  &	
  8	
  Ski	
  Trip	
  
wants	
  us	
  to	
  treat	
  all	
  people	
  with	
  respect	
  they	
                                               -­‐6:45	
  p.m.	
  School	
  Council	
  Meeting	
  
deserve.	
  A	
  respectful	
  person:	
                                                           •     Feb.	
  18	
  –	
  St.	
  Cornelius	
  Cougars	
  Hockey	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  
•	
  uses	
  a	
  positive	
  tone	
  of	
  voice	
  and	
  body	
  language	
                           Tournament	
  7	
  a.m.-­‐4	
  p.m.	
  
                                                                                                   •     Feb.	
  21-­‐	
  Family	
  Day-­‐	
  School	
  is	
  Closed	
  
•	
  avoids	
  swearing,	
  name-­‐calling,	
  put	
  downs,	
  and	
  
                                                                                                   •     Feb.	
  22-­‐	
  Artist	
  in	
  the	
  School-­‐Gr.	
  7	
  &	
  8	
  	
  
inappropriate	
  gestures	
  
                                                                                                                       Feb.	
  24-­‐	
  Pizza	
  Lunch	
  	
  
•	
  says	
  “Excuse	
  me”,	
  “Please”,	
  “Pardon	
  Me”	
  
                                                                                                   •     Feb.	
  28-­‐March	
  2-­‐	
  Mrs.	
  O’Donnell’s	
  students	
  at	
  
•	
  avoids	
  gossip	
  
                                                                                                         Albion	
  Hills	
  and	
  Pajama	
  Day	
  	
  
                                                                                                   •     March	
  1-­‐	
  Twin	
  Day	
  
                                                                                                   •     March	
  2-­‐	
  Wacky	
  Hair	
  Day	
  
                                                                                                   •     March	
  3-­‐	
  Backwards/	
  Inside	
  Out	
  Day	
  
                                                                                                                              -­‐Sub	
  Day	
  
                                                                                                   •     March	
  5-­‐	
  Carnival	
  Play	
  Day	
  
                                                                                                                    -­‐Red	
  and	
  White	
  Day	
  
                                                                                                   •     March	
  9-­‐	
  Ash	
  Wednesday-­‐Liturgy	
  at	
  1:30	
  p.m.	
  
                                                                                                   •     March	
  10-­‐	
  Watershed	
  on	
  Wheels	
  Presentation	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  	
  
                                                                                                         for	
  Grades	
  1-­‐3	
  students	
  
                                                                                                                    	
  	
  -­‐Pizza	
  Day	
  
                                                                                                   •     March	
  11-­‐	
  Last	
  Day	
  of	
  School	
  	
  
                                                                                                   •     March	
  14-­‐18-­‐	
  March	
  Break	
  
                                                                                                   •     March	
  21-­‐	
  School	
  Resumes	
  after	
  March	
  Break	
  
                                                                                                   •     March	
  23-­‐	
  Catholic	
  School	
  Council	
  Meeting-­‐	
  all	
  
                                                                                                         parents	
  are	
  welcome	
  to	
  attend!	
  
                                                                                                   •     March	
  24-­‐	
  Pizza	
  Day	
  and	
  Rosary	
  Apostalate	
  
                                                                                                   •     March	
  30-­‐	
  7:00	
  p.m.	
  First	
  Reconcilation	
  
                                                                                                         Celebration	
  at	
  St.	
  John	
  Church	
  
                                                                                                   •     March	
  31-­‐	
  9:45	
  a.m.	
  Lenten	
  Mass	
  AND	
  Sub	
  Day	
  

                                                          	
  

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