Monthly Archives: June 2019

Thank You Graduation Committee

Special thank you to our Graduation Committee, 2019 especially Mrs. Wade and Madame Belanger. Thank you to Miss Hersh and Mr. Lacasse. To Mr. Aguiar for set up and clean up, and for being the master of the presentation of the Grade 8 Masks. To Mrs. Chevalier and Mrs. Mendonca for their contributions in making this Graduation special; for working behind the scenes (bulletin board in foyer, music for slide show, take away favours for each grad; they are our graduate elves. Thank you to Mrs. Mascarenhas and our outstanding choir for sharing the gift of music. To Mr. Heinemann for making the Graduation Cake for this special occasion – themed the Lighthouse. It was a beautiful Graduation Ceremony because of all of the many helping hands. Thank you.


Report Cards

Our students JK/SK to Grade 8 received their Report Card on June 25th. Parents/Guardians, please return the signed copy of the Report Card to your child’s classroom teacher by Thursday. If you wish to talk with your child’s teacher about the Report Card, please contact the school or indicate so on the Report Card. For students that are away and not returning until the Fall, the Report Card will be mailed.


Staff Leaving and First Day of School

Dear Parents/Guardians,

It is certainly amazing how quickly the time passes as we conclude this school year. Thank you for your ongoing support and all that you have done in partnership with St. Gabriel School during this year.

As we look forward to September 2019, we want to wish the staff whom are leaving all the very best in their future pursuits and thank them for their generous contributions to our school community: Mrs. Murcia Herrera, Mrs. Sawyer, Miss Sammut, Miss Hersh, Miss Nichols, Mr. Doyle, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Johnson, Miss Kasunic, Miss Mendez and Mr. Sousa.

For the St. Gabriel staff that is remaining, we look forward to continuing to build memories of St. Gabriel in Year #6, and we welcome our new staff aboard. St. Gabriel is a gem of a school and we have a lot to celebrate. I am looking forward to my second year at St. Gab’s, “Home of the Wings.”

Classes will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, at 9:10 a.m. We will gather into the gym at the 9:10 a.m. bell at which point staff and class lists will be announced. Our enrolment continues to grow as we continue to receive calls almost daily to register. We are approaching 415 at this point. If you are planning to move out of the St. Gabriel area and have not yet informed the office, please contact the school as this information is important in forming class lists for 2019-2020. Our office will be open the first week of July and then again at the end of August. Throughout the summer, please note that our school answering machine will be in service, so please leave a message if you are moving from the area.

With heartfelt thanks and summer blessings, Mrs. Sodaro


Mission Day 2019

Our Mission Day 2019 was a huge success. We raised $3208 to be divided evenly to Trinity Community Table, Mom2Mom Africa, Sick Kids Foundation and Society of St. Vincent de Paul. A special thank you to our school community for their generous donations – we could not have done this without your generosity. Thank you to our amazing Mission Day Committee: Mrs. Laverty, Mrs. Mendonca, Mrs. Chevalier, Mrs. Barry and Mrs. Craig.