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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Junior Soccer Tournament

The Junior Soccer Tournament ended early today due to unsafe weather. The students are returning to school.


Internet Safety Evening for Parents

Please join us this Wednesday evening, September 27th, at 6:30 pm for an internet safety presentation by Paul Davis. Please see the attachment for more information. This is a free presentation and refreshments will also be served! Please click on the link below for more information! We hope to see you on Wednesday!

Internet Safety Workshop

Nut Butter and Substitutes, and Asthma


September 2017:


Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s);

It has come to our attention that there are a number of peanut substitute products that are currently being marketed as tasting ‘just like peanut butter… was designed and developed to protect the millions of kids and adults who suffer from life threatening peanut and tree nut allergies’. As you are all aware, we have a number of students at St. Teresa School who have a life-threatening allergy to peanuts and other forms of nuts.

While the good intentions behind the development of such products certainly cannot be argued, allowing students to bring the product into a school in which a student is known to be allergic to peanuts / peanut butter is problematic and could potentially have devastating consequences. Should a food product that looks, smells and tastes like real peanut butter be permitted in a school, it places all of our staff in a position of having to decide definitively if the product is, or is not, real peanut butter. We are not qualified food experts and are in no position to make such decisions, particularly where exposure to real peanut butter can literally cause someone’s death.

As per direction received from the WCDSB, we ask that you do not send any such product to school with your child(ren). If you have any concerns or questions about this please feel free to give me a call at the school. If you have a child with a nut allergy, it is critical that the school know this to make sure we have an updated plan. Please contact the school to let us know.


We have a number of students with severe asthma. If your child has asthma and you have not contacted the school, please do so as soon as possible. We want to make sure we have a plan for all students with asthma. Please avoid wherever possible sending anything with a scent to school with your child(ren). Scents can act as triggers for asthma, including scented markers, body sprays, etc.

Thank you for your continued support in keeping our school safe.

If you have any questions, please contact me at St. Teresa School.



B. Goodyear



September FitBit

Fit Bit September 2017 – 10 Ways to Eat More Vegetables and Fruit

  1. Boost Your Breakfast: Add berries, dried fruit or sliced banana to your cereal, yogurt or oatmeal. Try peppers, mushrooms, onions or chopped greens in a delicious omelette.
  2. Double the Veggies: Add extra vegetables into your soups, stir-fries, casseroles and pasta dishes. Load up on veggie toppings for pizzas and sandwiches.
  3. Salute the Snack: Revolve snack time around vegetables and fruit. Pre-cut or peel fruit like oranges to make it more appealing and easier to eat quickly during snack breaks.
  4. Take a Smoothie Break: Whip up large batches, freeze in single portions and take on the go when needed! Try adding a handful of greens with fruit, yogurt, milk and ice.
  5. Dig the Dip: Dip apples, pears or bananas in yogurt or one to two tablespoons of peanut butter. Veggies are great paired with hummus, salsa or low fat sour cream. Try the easy dip recipe below, you can flavour it however you like!*
  6. Reinvent the Chip: Bake thinly sliced sweet potatoes, beets, torn kale or collard greens to satisfy that crunch! Toss bite-sized pieces in a small amount of vegetable oil and your choice of spices before baking until crispy.
  7. Weekly Featured Vegetable: Give everyone in the family their own week to choose a feature vegetable to cook with. Try to choose vegetables that are in season.
  8. Use Frozen Veggies (and Fruit!): Over the winter buy more affordable frozen vegetables and then steam them, puree into soups and sauces or bake them in a casserole. Frozen fruit is great on cereal or in smoothies.
  9. Delight in Dessert: Frozen grapes or bananas make a delightful dessert. Other simple ideas include fresh fruit, a baked apple, fruit salad or fruit kabobs with yogurt for dipping!
  10. Half Your Plate Twice a Day: Meet your recommended number of servings in a flash by making half of your plate vegetables at lunch and at dinner!

Garlic & Dill Veggie Dip

Preparation Time: 5 minutes


1 cup (250 ml) light sour cream or plain yogurt (1% M.F. or fat-free)

3 Tbsp (45 ml) light mayonnaise

1 Tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice

1 tsp (5 ml) minced garlic

¼ cup (60 ml) chopped fresh dill or parsley

*You can use any combination of fresh or dried herbs and spices to flavour this dip. Instead of dill, try it with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of dried herbs or spices like curry powder and paprika, or Italian seasoning.


  1. Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl and chill until ready to serve. Prepare up to one day in advance for even more flavour.

Recipe adapted from 500 Best Healthy Recipes by Lynn Roblin, MSc., RD


Meet the Staff Reminder

This is a reminder of our “Meet the Staff” drop-in tomorrow, Tuesday, from 5:30 until 6:30pm. Please come and meet the teachers, check out the new carpet in the library, and take a couple minutes to view our new our new “Catholic Graduate Expectations” trophy case which highlights our themes for this year. It’s down the hallway by the intermediate rooms and it looks great!

Also, we will be holding a “Bottle Drive” in the parking lot next Saturday from 10 until 2pm.  These funds go towards playground renewal. Thank-you!