So exciting to walk into a class and see all of the students engaged in Science! Look at these exciting robots in action! We are so impressed with our Grade 8 learners! This is learning with a purpose!
With a number of excursions out tomorrow, we are going to postpone Pizza Lunch until January 23rd. We want to ensure that everyone who ordered gets their pizza when it is warm and delish!
Again, please note the next pizza lunch will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. If parents are interested in volunteering to assist with the lunch, please email Amanda Cepler at email@example.com. Thank you!
Wow! What an amazing night! We are so thankful that so many families came out to join us in celebrating how incredible things about St. Andrew’s! The energy in the school was so positive!
A huge thank you to our Grade 8 students who shared their voice with all of the potential St. Andrew’s families. From opening remarks, to musical performances to leading families through our school – you were phenomenal and we are so proud of you!
Thank you to everyone involved in making tonight so special!
What a great week back it has been! It has been so great to see all of our students back and engaged in their learning. It sounds like everyone is refreshed after some great family time over the break.
We are very excited for Monday evening! Our Open House for new St. Andrew’s families and students is this Monday, January 14th at 7pm. We look forward to sharing all that is amazing about St. Andrew’s!
We are so thankful for our current students who are taking on leadership roles to make this night a success.
The Red Maple extravaganza has begun! It was incredible to see so many students line up for their new reads. You’ll be sure to see your children’s noses buried in a book this weekend.
We met in our Activity Day groups this afternoon. Permission forms have gone home and we look forward to receiving them in return early next week.
If you’re child would still like to sign up for Choose Your Own Adventure, the cost is $15 and that money can be brought into the school on Monday. Please see us in the office!
Our next School Council meeting is on January 22nd, at 6:15pm. All parents are welcome! Please note the date change.
Parent Speaker Sessions
If you are interested in attending either of these parent sessions, please sign up at the links below. A thank you to Owen P.S., for opening their doors to us!
- Parent Speaker Series – Understanding Resilience – Thursday, January 17th @ 6:30pm
2. Parent Speaker Series – Social Networking and Online Safety by Paul Davis – Monday January 28ty @ 6:30 pm. Please see attached.
Northern Secondary School
Forms have been sent home for a Northern Secondary School Tour, which is occurring on January 16th, for interested Grade 8 students. We are asking that all forms are returned on Monday, January 14th.
We are also in need of 2 incredible parent volunteers to join us on this excursion!
A Note from the Trustee Chernos Lin
Come and join Trustee Chernos Lin at a COFFEE MORNING: JANUARY 23, 9:15-11:30am, Upstairs at Longo’s on Laird (including PIAC elections!)
Those wishing to apply for Optional Attendance for Grade 9 — forms are due to the High School by February 1st, 2019. Forms must be signed by the Administration at St. Andrew’s before the form can be brought to the High School.
Those wishing to apply for Optional Attendance at St. Andrew’s for Grades 6, 7 or 8, need to have their forms signed by their current Elementary school and then brought into St. Andrew’s by February 15th, 2019.
Happy New Year and welcome back! It has been a great start to 2019!
If you know of anyone who is thinking of joining the St. Andrew’s Family for September of 2019 – please remind them of our Open House!
We will be showcasing our school this Monday evening at 7pm. The Open House is for any family who is thinking of enrolling at St. Andrew’s for September 2019, in Grades 6, 7 or 8. See you on January 14th at 7pm!
Wishing all of our families a wonderful holiday full of laughter and love. It has been an amazing start to the year at St. Andrew’s MS and we cannot wait to see what 2019 has to offer for each of our students and their families.
As always, thank you for your continuous support and partnership. We are so thankful to be working with these amazing students and the incredible families that send these students to us each day.
The St. Andrew’s Staff
|Working Together for a Safe Community
One of the best parts about living in our community is the variety of activities that we can enjoy in our parks and public spaces all year round. We know that students are safe when at school but we want to help them be safe away from school too. That’s why our staff periodically speak to students about how to do just that. With the holiday break upon us, this is an ideal time for such a review. I know that you too will want to help. Attached, please find tips that you may find useful in reinforcing our messages to students. For those who drive, just a reminder to please take extra care on the roads, especially in areas where children might be present. Let’s continue to work together to make our communities as safe as possible for everyone.
|Activity Day Volunteers
Keep January 30th and February 7th open in your calendars! The Activity Day programs may require parent volunteers to make these days a success! Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming information!
|Dates on the Horizon
December 22, 2018 – January 6, 2019 – Winter Break – no school
January 7 – First day back at school for 2019
January 14 – School Council Meeting – 6pm
January 14 – After Grade 5 Open House – 7pm – please spread the word!
January 30 – Activity Day #1
February 7 – Activity Day #2