Just a reminder to our families that Friday, Sept. 20th is a PA Day.
Our first School Council Meeting will be held on Sept. 23rd at 6:30 in our school library.
St. Gabriel Spirit Wear returns. Orders can be placed online at https://www.schooltee.com. Paper order forms can be returned with a cheque made payable to Schooltee. Sample sizes are available for students to try on outside the main office. Order deadline for St. Gabriel Spirit Wear is Frid. Oct. 11.
Hot Lunches are available through Lunchbox Orders. Every Friday (and some Thursdays), a hot lunch option is available to our students from one of the following restaurants: East Side Marios, Pita Pit, Quesada, Swiss Chalet or Mr. Sub. Orders must be placed at www.lunchboxorders.com, and the order deadline is Sunday at noon of that week. Milk is also available for order on Wednesday and Fridays.
Pizza is back! Please order via School Cash On Line for pizza on Wednesdays, delivered by Dominos. Order deadline for Block 1 (12 weeks) is Friday, Sept. 27th. Students who place an order by Sept. 25th will be eligible for a free large pizza coupon supplied by Dominos. Thank you to Jennifer Brunskill and Becky Logel for all of their work with Pizza.
Thank you to the many families who attended our Open House and BBQ. It was great to see so many in attendance. A special thank you to Sonia Fonseca, Amie Quinless, Karen Kovats, Jill Eggleton, Cheri Van Buskirk, Becky Logel, Jennifer Brunskill for all of their work in making this evening a success. Thank you also to Mr. Aguiar and Mrs. Oliveira for helping us. Special thank you to Father Love from St. Mary’s Parish, Jessie Grosz our School Social Worker, Sabrina and CJ from our Silver Heights Association, and Idea Exchange for being part of our Welcome Back Evening. It is in partnership that great things happen…thank you to all of our partners!
The day has arrived…looking forward to seeing our families at our Open House BBQ. There will be a Spirit Wear Table, Sabrina and CJ will be on site to represent our Silver Heights Association, as well as Niketa from Idea Exchange and Father Love from our school parish. There will be a photo booth to take photos with your phone/camera. We look forward to a great evening to celebrate our school spirit, “Home of the Wings.”
Grade 7 Parent/Guardians, please return the Consent for Grade 7 Immunizations. There is a spot on each of the 3 forms to indicate Yes or No to Consent.
The 3 Forms are:
Orange shirt day is an annual event that started in 2013 to recognize the legacy of Residential school system for First Nations, Metis and Inuit families and communities. It is a show of support and understanding of the history of the school system that impacts many First Nations, Metis and Inuit people today.
The phrase “Every Child Matters” reminds everyone that children are such an important and integral part of our communities and that they are our future generations of change makers. By wearing an orange shirt, we have an opportunity to bring awareness to the history of residential schools and to stand up against other injustices that may impact our children/students.
Let’s show our support and wear an Orange Shirt on Sept. 30th.