Scorpion Sizzle

We are sure you all heard about our amazing Talent Show this week! We had a day time event for students and an evening event for families and our students were incredible performers, back stage managers and audience members! We are so impressed by everyone’s skills, talents and confidence!

Wishing all families a wonderful holiday weekend. We look forward to seeing everyone back at St. Andrew’s on April 23rd!

We Need You!

Hi Everyone!

Our next Pizza Lunch is on Wednesday, April 17th.

We still need help from parent volunteers for tomorrow. Simply, use the new sign up system below. It is easy.

We will meet in the foyer outside the cafeteria at 11:10am.

The St. Andrew’s Parent Council is rolling out a new system to recruit and track parent volunteers for the school Pizza Lunch.

We’re using SignUp.com. Many feeder schools are already using SignUp.com.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Pizza Lunch SignUp: https://signup.com/go/QSPODvZ
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Amanda Cepler at acepler@rogers.com and Amanda can sign you up manually.

Thank you!

St. Andrew’s Parent Council

St. Andrew’s Sizzle – April 12, 2019

A Lot to Celebrate!

What a great week!

This week we celebrated academics and school involvement at a celebration assembly. We honoured those who have met with honour roll status and celebrated the many students who are involved in school life!

We also brought home our first Grade 6 Banner EVER! We are so proud of all of our swimmers and coaches. We also have slo-pitch tryouts coming up next week and the long awaited TALENT SHOW on the horizon!

We look forward to seeing the SAMS talent on stage!

Dates on the Horizon

Talent Show – April 16th – 6pm

Jazz Night – April 25th – 6:30pm

Grade 8 Quebec Trip – April 30th – May 3rd

MusicFest in Ottawa – May 13th-May 15th

EQAO – Grade 6 – please do not book any appointments or trips during these dates! – May 23-30

Parent/School Council Meeting(all parents welcome) – May 31 – 9am

Grade 8 Graduation – June 12, 2019 (evening)

Day of Pink

Today marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, come together and celebrate diversity and raise awareness to stop all forms of bullying. Wear PINK today!

Scorpion Sizzle – April 5, 2019

 

A lot to Celebrate!

Another wonderful week at St. Andrew’s! We received great news about our students with their scores in Math! Our students participated in a Nation Wide Math Contest and here are the results!

Grade 6 – St.Andrew’s – 5th place among 202 schools

Grade 7 – St.Andrew’s – 3rd place among 195 schools

Grade 8 – St. Andrew’s – 21st among 192 schools.

Our students also came home winning awards from both their Chess & Swim meets this week. Our string musicians received a sliver recognition award today for their performances. We are so proud!

MUSIC AT ST. ANDREW’S MIDDLE SCHOOL

St. Andrew’s MS music students were extremely successful at a number of music festivals this winter.

Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival results 

Senior Concert Band, Grade 8 and under

  • Platinum Award, 97%, the highest mark awarded to any concert band at the 2019 festival,
  • Best of Class, the best of 21 GTA concert bands
  • invited to represent Toronto at the Ontario Music Festival Provincial Finals

Junior Concert Band, Grade 7 and under

  • Platinum Award, 94%
  • Best of Class, the best of 9 GTA concert bands

Additional awards:
$500.00 – St. Andrew’s Middle School Band Program – Kiwanis Club of Toronto Foundation

Jazz Ensemble, Grade 8 and under 

  • Platinum Award, 96%
  • invited to represent Toronto at the Ontario Music Festival Provincial Finals

Additional awards:

$200.00 – St. Andrew’s M.S. Jazz Band – Walter Sinclair Memorial

Senior String Orchestra, Grade 8 and under

  • Platinum Award, 92%

Junior String Orchestra, Grade 7 and under

  • Gold Award, 90%

Additional awards:

$200.00 – St. Andrew’s M.S. String Program – Kiwanis Club of North York

Ontario Band Association results

Senior Concert Band, Grade 8 and under 

  • Gold Award
  • Woodwind Excellence Award
  • Invited to perform at MusicFest Nationals in Ottawa, May 13-15, 2019

Junior Concert Band, Grade 8 and under

  • Gold Award
  • Overall Outstanding Concert Band Award
  • Invited to perform at MusicFest Nationals in Ottawa, May 13-15, 2019
  • invitation to be the demonstration concert band for the OBA Beginning Band Symposium in October, 2019

Humber Next Generation Jazz Festival results

Jazz Ensemble, Grade 8 and under

  • Gold Award
  • Invited to perform at MusicFest Nationals in Ottawa, May 13-15, 2019

Ontario String Association results

Junior String Orchestra, grade 7 and under

  • Silver Award

Senior String Orchestra, Grade 8 and under 

  • Silver Award

Congratulations to all of the students and teachers who participated in the music festivals. The St. Andrew’s community is extremely proud of your accomplishments and we wish you continued success at the OMFA Provincial Finals and at MusicFest Nationals in Ottawa this May. A big thank you to all of the parents who supported our students throughout the year so far. We appreciate your contributions as well!

 

Dates on the Horizon

 Parent/School Council Meeting(all parents welcome) – 6:30pm

Talent Show – April 16th – 6pm

Jazz Night – April 25th – 6:30pm

Grade 8 Quebec Trip – April 30th – May 3rd

MusicFest in Ottawa – May 13-May 15th

EQAO – Grade 6 – please do not book any appointments or trips during these dates! – May 23-30

Parent/School Council Meeting(all parents welcome) – 9am

Grade 8 Graduation – June 12, 2019 (evening)