Scorpion Sizzle – November 30, 2018

Toronto Youth Wind Orchestra

Today our Grade 7s and 8s went off to see an incredible performance. They had the opportunity to share in a Concert done just for students, where brass powerhouse Jens Lindemann performed for the audience! Jens is the first classical trumpet player to receive the prestigious Order of Canada award. We are so fortunate to have this opportunity for our students!


Officer Spivak

Officer Spivak came to speak to various classes throughout the school. She spoke to the students about thinking before reacting or participating in a conversation on cell phones. Officer Spivak spoke to students about taking a pause before writing anything. She reminded the students of all the safe adults they can go to for assistance in any different situations.

Officer Spivak will be returning in December to meet with the remainder of our classes and students.


Ladies & Gentlemen – Boys & Girls

This week we brought in an amazing performance, with some of the activity fees that you paid at the beginning of the year. The Roseneath Theatre came in and put on the play Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, for all of our Grade 6 & 7 students. There will be a different performance coming for the Grade 8s in the new year.

This performance reminded us how to be a friend to those who are struggling with their own identity. Children will be continuing these conversations in their classrooms with their teachers.


Here is a link to the performance trailer:

Activity Day

As you all know today our Activity Day announcement went live! Please see the e-mail from School Cash Online that went out this morning.

Students will be bringing home Activity Day packages at the end of school day today.

Our hope is that each student participates in this amazing event. In the Activity Day package you will see that we are offering this amazing opportunity for 2 days in the winter of 2019.

Remember to ask your child for the package, when they walk in the door this afternoon!

Quebec City

Thank you to the many families who came out to learn about the Quebec City Graduation Excursion, for our Grade 8s. It was wonderful to see so many children with their parents, hearing the same information at the same time.

Each Grade 8 student has received a package with all of the information needed to book the excursion.

We have great news! We have added the ability to sign up via School Cash Online! All dates, and the payment plan are noted on that site.

Please note if you are opting into the Insurance offered by Edu Travel – that fee must be paid separately by cheque (made out to EduTravel Inc.) and submitted by December 12th, 2018.

Dates on the Horizon

December 5 – Music Night – 6:30 pm

December 7 – PA Day – no school for students

December 12 – Pizza Lunch

December 18 – Bake Sale by Grade 6s (proceeds go to Plan Canada)

December 20 – Locker Cleanout

December 21 – Last Day of School for 2018

January 7 – First day back at school for 2019

Thank you for a successful info session!


Thank you for a successful grade 8 Quebec trip information night! Last year, we had about 10 families attend, this year our cafeteria was nearly full. We were glad to see many of our students out tonight so that they can have informed conversations with parents and bring more of their questions to the student follow-up meeting tomorrow. A special thank you to Mr. Della-Schiava and EduTravel for leading the session!

Music Night Wed Dec 5th 6:30pm

Come and enjoy St. Andrews annual Holiday concert.  All grades will be performing! This is a great opportunity to see the musical talent in your child, meet other parents and get to know the school community. Tickets are available at door and include complimentary tea and coffee. Tickets are $7 p.p., kids under 5 free, all proceeds benefit the school. Beverages and light refreshments are available for purchase, including a yummy holiday bake sale.

Calling all bakers! This is the time of year to show off that family recipe, a favorite cookie or special treat that reminds us of the holidays. We need your support! Please contact Shirly at our Bake Sale Coordinator.  Nut free items please!

The evening starts with a social at 5:30pm, concert begins at 6:30pm.

Get your Prepaid ticket from Mr. Corbett or Ms. Lo soon before it sells out!

Grade 8 Information Night

A quick reminder to families of Grade 8 students…

Tonight there will be a meeting held by EduTravel about the Grade 8 Graduation Excursion. Our hope is that all Grade 8 students attend.

Come to the Cafeteria tonight for 6:30pm and hear about the amazing experience the children will have. Bring your questions and enthusiasm!

Volunteers Needed

Would you like to help Volunteer at St. Andrews, meet other parents  and get involved… we are in need of Volunteers to help us with Special Events.  If you aren’t on our Volunteer Email List list already….and you wish to help out…..

Please contact: to receive the latest updates.

We are in need of Volunteers for our next Special Event, Music Night December 5th, let me know if your are available, we need you!    The Parent Council is thinking of holding a Parent Pre-Concert Social with a Bake Sale, Specialty drinks, Coffee, Tea.  Please help us make this happen to help our school raise funds and provide our Parents with a great time to mingle and enjoy refreshments.  Looking forward to your email!

St. Andrew’s Band

We are beaming with pride at St. Andrew’s today! Our marching band lit up the roads of Vaughan with cheer today! We are so proud of all of you! A HUGE thank you to Mr. Corbett and the parent volunteers who made today possible!

See You at School Council!

We need your help! Please join us on Tuesday, at St. Andrew’s Middle School for our School Council Meeting! We will be meeting at 9am on Tuesday and we want to see you there.

On Tuesday, we will be brainstorming a fundraising action plan! We have a big project in mind and we want you involved.

We are fortunate enough to  be partnering with the TDSB in building a great performance space in the school cafeteria. To get the most out of this partnership we would love to hear from  you and get some ideas in motion!

Parents & Guardians, please bring your ideas and your enthusiasm to the table on Tuesday! See you at 9am!