Cuts for Carley cancer fundraiser: Wednesday at 8:15a

Our annual Cuts for Carley has its final event of the year on Wednesday morning.  We’ll be gathering in the caf at 8:15am to watch as a group of students and Ms. Wong all cut their ponytails to be donated towards wigs for cancer patients.  Family members of the students donating their hair are welcome to attend.  Students and community members who cut and donated their hair separately this year are also invited to attend.

Later in the day during lunch, Mr. Della-Schiava will have his head shaved by a student.

All donations this year are being put towards Bladder Cancer research.  Donations can still be made online at

Community Outreach

St. Andrew’s JHS has been very active in acknowledging and recognizing the needs of others both within and outside of our community.   Over the past month staff and students have been bringing in donations for our “Operation Christmas Child” initiative.  Ms. Fair and her helpers take the donations and package them in such a way that a shoe box sized package is prepared for someone who would normally not receive anything at this time of year.  Thanks to our efforts, we have 75 boxes filled.

Starting today, and during the month of December, the students of St. Andrew’s JHS are continuing to work very hard to recognize the December character trait and value of “Kindness and Caring” towards others.  With this in mind, we would like to invite everyone to participate in our Food Drive.  Parents and students are asked to bring into the school non-perishable food items.   We will be accepting items right up to December 20th.  Please send all food items with your child/ren.  Items will be collected in your child’s homeroom class, or in the office, and then organized by some of our students ready for pick-up.

The following are examples of non-perishable food items that are needed:

Canned vegetables,  Canned Fruit,  Dry cereal, Dried pasta or spaghetti,  Baby food in jars,  Canned fish,  Canned soups

North York Harvest Food Bank will be assisting us to distribute the items that we collect for our Food Drive. They provide families in our surrounding community the necessities they need.  Many receiving the donated items will be young families with young children.

We hope that you will help us to help others by supporting St. Andrew’s and the North York Harvest Food Bank.

Talent Show this Wednesday

The St. Andrew’s Talent Show will be on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 1:30 pm for students, and at 6 pm for parents and the community. This show is a fundraiser for Cancer Research. Tickets are $4.00 each or 3 for $10.00, and are available to buy at the school during break and both lunches, until 4;00 pm on Monday, April 24. Tickets for the 6 pm show are available before the show, at the door.

Please come out and support the very talented students performing in this year’s talent show! It will be an excellent show and is certainly for a very important cause.

International Day of Pink – April 12, 2017

April 12, 2017 marks the International Day of Pink. It is a day where communities across the country, and across the world, can unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying.

Through pink T-shirt sales, we raised $100 in donations for the Skylark LGBTQ Youth and Allies program. So let’s show that spirit, St. Andrew’s, and participate even more in Wednesday’s Day of Pink!

  • On Wednesday, wear pink! The period 1 class with the best Day of Pink participation will win a prize!
  • Meet at break to take a group picture – at the flagpole if the weather is good.

The Day of Pink is a symbol of shared belief in celebrating diversity – and also a commitment to being open minded, accepting differences and learning to respect each other.  

Remember: anyone can bully, any can be victimized by bullying, but together we can stop it.

WE day: broadcast tomorrow evening

The WE movement (formerly known as Free The Children) is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Today, we are millions of passionate youth, women and men working together to shift the world from “me” to “we.” At St. Andrew’s, our StAnd UP club helps us move from ME to WE by volunteering, fundraising and raising awareness to help make a difference in our community, country and environment.

WE day is an annual event celebrating change-makers. It will be broadcast tomorrow on CTV @ 7 PM ET & 4 PM PT. Take a look at WE – a movement empowering people to change the world.