Monthly Archives: October 2019

A few short reminders for the next couple days…

Good evening Tiger Families. Please note the following reminders:

  1. Thursday is “Wear Orange/Black/White” day for Halloween. The costumes were great today and will stay at home tomorrow. Everyone had a fantastic day today! Thank-you to our parents/staff, and students who did such a great job helping with our fundraiser today!
  2. We will continue to accept pledges/donations. Thank-you!
  3. Please return the “Parent-Teacher” interview forms by tomorrow please. These went home on Monday with the oldest child in each family. For Grade 7 Families, Father Gil is changing the parent meeting so interviews at the school can take place. We thank Father for being super-flexible with this.
  4. Please be as firm on earlier bedtimes for children tonight as possible. It’s been an extremely busy day for our students today, and we know tomorrow will be very long as well for students who will be trick-or-treating. This really helps us at school, so thank-you in advance!

We Scare Hunger Food Drive!

We Scare Hunger Food Drive!

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This Halloween, some members of our Social Justice Club will be collecting non-perishable food items while trick-or-treating. All of the food items that we collect will be given to the St. Vincent de Paul Society food bank. Any food that families can give is greatly appreciated. The Social Justice Club members collecting food items will be given a badge to wear while trick or treating.

Thank you!

From Maya,
on behalf of the St. Teresa Social Justice Club

Our Dance-a-thon is tomorrow!

Thank-you to our families and friends for all the financial contributions to our Dance-a-thon! We are accepting pledges all week!

Here are some of the prizes for tomorrow!

2 Medieval Passes
2 Toronto Zoo Passes
4 60 min Skyzone jump passes
YMCA gift pack

and more!!!

If you haven’t purchased your family pumpkin yet, please consider supporting  Good Family Farms for the Pumpkins. Tell them you are from St. Teresa’s 🙂 They have donated all the pumpkins for the pumpkin carving for tomorrow!

October 28-November 1st Week at a Peek

St. Teresa Catholic Elementary School this Week
October 28th-November 1st

Catholic Graduate Expectation focus: I Have a Voice
Umbrella Skill Project Skill: Cognitive Flexibility

Next Week at St. Teresa School

Sunday: All are welcome at St. Teresa Parish!

Monday: Pledges and pledge forms for the fundraiser due

Tuesday: Bus Evacuation Safety Drills for all students: am

Wednesday: Spirit Day Wednesdays. Every Wednesday! Students and staff are encouraged to wear their spirit wear each Wednesday throughout the year. Spirit wear purchases may be made a little later in the school year. More information will follow.
Dance-a-thon Fundraiser Day! AM and PM- Halloween Costumes may be worn this day. Please see the attached letter for more information and costume rules. Halloween letter October 2019

Pledges and pledge forms for the fundraiser due


Thursday: Halloween – Dress in Orange and Black and White today- No costumes at school today.

  • Interview forms for parent/teacher interviews are due back to the school today. (they will be sent home for parents to fill out on Monday)
  • Pledges and pledge forms for the fundraiser due

Friday: November 1st! Mass songs practice in the library with Art from the Church.

Have a great week Tigers!

Coming Up:
Progress Reports go home on Tuesday, November 5th. Interviews on Wednesday, November 6th.
November 6th- Grade 8 Day at St. David
November 6th- Take your Kid to Work Day- Grade 9 students.

Reminder: PD Day this Friday

Just a reminder that this Friday, October 25th, is a PD Day for students. Staff will be participating in professional development based on special education and safety.



St. Teresa Feast Day mass- tomorrow morning at 10am!

A message from Fr. Gil,

Our parish will have a celebration in commemoration of St. Teresa of Avila on Sunday, October 20th. I would like to invite you to our Parish Feast celebrations along with your children on Sunday, October 20th at 10 a.m. for Solemn Mass and Potluck brunch. Following the Mass we will have a group picture with our entire parish community and St. Teresa School. It would be so wonderful if we could celebrate all together our faith and Jesus’s gift of LOVE – Holy Eucharist every Sunday at our church.

Zince Saves Lives! Please donate your used batteries

Zinc Saves Lives!

Guess what St. Teresa families? It’s back for another year! That’s right! “The Batteries for Zinc Campaign” sponsored by the Social Justice Club. We would be thrilled if you were to donate your used batteries again this year. (but not hearing aid, watch or cell phone batteries.) We are collecting used batteries to save children’s lives through a program sponsored by “Zinc Saves Lives Battery Recycling Campaign.” It was founded by Teck, (A Canadian mining company and one of the world’s largest producers of zinc) and the Me to We Foundation. Two billion people don’t get enough zinc through their diet and zinc deficiency contributes to the death of 450 000 children each year. For every recycled battery, Teck donates the value of the zinc it contains to WE in support of health work in developing countries. DID YOU KNOW that a used AA battery has enough zinc to save 6 children’s lives? Last year, our school donated about 3746 used batteries which means, we saved about 22 476 children. We also kept those batteries out of the local landfill sites. In each classroom, there will be a collection tin for used batteries.

Thank you for your continued support!
-Abby, Kyla, Lochlan, and Charlie On behalf of the Social Justice Club


Fundraiser Update-Collecting Pledges!

Hello Tiger Families,

The information listed below should help with the fundraising for the Dance-a-thon. Pledge sheets were sent home with each student last Friday. The students can collect and submit pledges in 2 ways:

  1. Students can collect pledges the “old fashioned” way of having the pledge form filled out and bringing the money in the envelope. Parents, relatives, and friends can use this method of making pledges. Any donations over $25.00 will receive an income tax receipt if requested on the pledge form. Email addresses are needed to give to the Research and Development Office within our board as they issue the income tax receipts.
  2. Parents can make a donation to the school in “School Cash Online” under each student in the family. The level options are $5, $10, $15, $20, $30, $40, $50, $100. Tax receipts would only be issued to the parent making the online donation if “School Cash Online” is used. For example, if a parent collects money from an aunt, uncle, neighbor and then submits this money to School Cash Online on behalf of these people, tax receipts would not be able to be issued for them, only for the parent.
  3. Please contact Mrs. Lavigne in the office(519-743-2131) if you have any questions.



Dance-a-thon Fundraiser!

Tiger Families,

Today we did our Fundraiser Kick-off on the PA. We have lots of great things we are raising money for this year, including Grade 8 Graduation, a Gaga Ball pit for the Junior/Intermediate students, numeracy materials, First Communion/Confirmation, Pancake Day, and more!

This is a really big fundraising weekend for us as the students will most likely be seeing extended family, and may be travelling as well. Some pointers on fundraising:

Please remind your child(ren):
• To safely ask for pledges for our Dance-a-thon from friends, family, neighbors, businesses of parents only
•Do not ask for pledges door-to-door

Please fill out the pledge sheet on the back of the package coming home today for each student! All packages must be returned just before Halloween. Our Halloween Dance-a-thon will be a wonderful day for our students!

Thank you for your support of our major school fundraiser!!

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